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post #2911 of 3345
Hi all,

I got my B-Stock 50 Friday afternoon. Hung it Friday night, did some quick checks and watched Avatar in 3D that night and then Despicable Me in 3D last night. Kids and wife really loved it! So far I'm really liking the PJ!

Lots of good things to say. Great brightness, good convergence, good color uniformity, good focus uniformity. I will be doing some more testing in the coming weeks.....

A couple of things that I'm not too thrilled about is that there is slot of dust on the internal lenses of the light path ( much more than the 7 year old Sanyo Z5 it's replacing) and I have the 3D internal emitter buzz.

The unit I got is a very early unit unfortunately ... Serial number 110... And the sticker shows a refurb date of December 5, 2012....

I'm going to ask Mike at AVS to see if I could get the external emitter out of Sony... I can't really live with the buzzing... The otherwise very quiet projector is 3 feet directly over my head...

BajaPete
post #2912 of 3345
Had something weird happen on my 50ES yesterday. Fired up with a blue screen and no picture. Opened up the menu and the choices for Picture, Advanced Picture, and Screen Menu were blank with a notice that indicated they could not be adjusted. I couldn't change inputs either.

I verified that it should have been getting a signal by turning on my secondary display so no signal was not the problem. I turned it off and unplugged it for a minute (after cool down), and when I restarted all was normal. Pretty glad about that! Anyone else seen this odd behavior (not seen anything in the thread), or am I the lucky one? Any other troubleshooting tips if happens again?

Thanks for the help.

Norm
post #2913 of 3345
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Originally Posted by BajaPete View Post

Hi all,

A couple of things that I'm not too thrilled about is that there is slot of dust on the internal lenses of the light path ( much more than the 7 year old Sanyo Z5 it's replacing)
BajaPete

Do you think or know if there is a way to simply open it up and dedust them? I figured it was a sealed lens assembly, but certainly isn't if there is that much dust in there...

I'm awaiting a b-stock unit myself and that's a little disconcerting to hear. Though, I had expected the early serial #.
post #2914 of 3345
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Originally Posted by BajaPete View Post

Hi all,

I got my B-Stock 50 Friday afternoon. Hung it Friday night, did some quick checks and watched Avatar in 3D that night and then Despicable Me in 3D last night. Kids and wife really loved it! So far I'm really liking the PJ!

Lots of good things to say. Great brightness, good convergence, good color uniformity, good focus uniformity. I will be doing some more testing in the coming weeks.....

A couple of things that I'm not too thrilled about is that there is slot of dust on the internal lenses of the light path ( much more than the 7 year old Sanyo Z5 it's replacing) and I have the 3D internal emitter buzz.

The unit I got is a very early unit unfortunately ... Serial number 110... And the sticker shows a refurb date of December 5, 2012....

I'm going to ask Mike at AVS to see if I could get the external emitter out of Sony... I can't really live with the buzzing... The otherwise very quiet projector is 3 feet directly over my head...

BajaPete

I don't think 110 is bad. I got a new unit from Amazon a few weeks back, and it's 110 as well. No buzzing in 3D. I'm sure Amazon sells through these faster than most places, too...

Dust in the lens is a non-issue. Every projector I've ever owned/tested has had that.
post #2915 of 3345
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Originally Posted by BajaPete View Post

Hi all,

I got my B-Stock 50 Friday afternoon. Hung it Friday night, did some quick checks and watched Avatar in 3D that night and then Despicable Me in 3D last night. Kids and wife really loved it! So far I'm really liking the PJ!

Lots of good things to say. Great brightness, good convergence, good color uniformity, good focus uniformity. I will be doing some more testing in the coming weeks.....

A couple of things that I'm not too thrilled about is that there is slot of dust on the internal lenses of the light path ( much more than the 7 year old Sanyo Z5 it's replacing) and I have the 3D internal emitter buzz.

The unit I got is a very early unit unfortunately ... Serial number 110... And the sticker shows a refurb date of December 5, 2012....

I'm going to ask Mike at AVS to see if I could get the external emitter out of Sony... I can't really live with the buzzing... The otherwise very quiet projector is 3 feet directly over my head...

BajaPete

Shoot me your serial number.
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post #2916 of 3345
Hi Mike,

I was going off memory this AM when I posted the S/N.....it's actually 155 and not 110..... Full serial number is 1100155.

Thanks
Pete
post #2917 of 3345
I'm at about 150 hours and the lamp is definitely dimmer. It's not bad at all, but I preferred it at full blast frown.gif

I now get why HP screens are so popular, and why people are clamoring for better LED projectors.
post #2918 of 3345
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Watched "Oblivion" on Blu-ray (again!) with my father-in-law who was visiting. Does it get any better than Oblivion + HW50ES + Reality Creation? If so, boy I'd like to see that!

Can't even fathom what 4K Oblivion would look like... eek.gif

I liked the picture color/clarity but the movie itself was not my favorite.

I liked the 3D effects on Pacific Rim but did not like the basic story. Usually aliens and destruction do it for me!
post #2919 of 3345
I thought that it might be a good movie, but did not like it either. My 13 year old son called it. He saw the reviews and said he did not think it would be any good.
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post #2920 of 3345
I saw some reviews that it was good. Oh well. My next hopes are on Man of Steel!
post #2921 of 3345

^^^^Maybe it's just me and I'm all about expectations but I found MOS to be "ok" and thought WWZ was "pretty good".  Keep in mind that I saw great reviews for MOS and everyone I know that loves zombies absolutely hated WWZ.  Go figure! :rolleyes:

 

Now I'm pinning my hopes on Oblivion since everyone is saying it's the new benchmark in video quality...Tom Cruise, really?!

post #2922 of 3345
I liked Oblivion even though my wife fell asleep. Picture quality and sound quality is outstanding. I too liked WWZ, but hated MOS. I wish DC would just give up. Marvel has the lock on "comic book" movies.
post #2923 of 3345
The problem I have is I now evaluate movies for picture quality AND content. Now that I see it at 150" diagonal it shows a lot. I wish picture quality and content could BOTH be good at the same time!

I thought WWZ was just ok.

So far, still liked Star Trek Into Darkness the best out of my recently viewed movies.

I am glad Redbox is only $1.50 for BD movies!
post #2924 of 3345

I'm about to finish our GameRoom and I need to finally pick a projector.  From the research I've done I've narrowed it down to the SONY ES50 or the Epson 6020.  

The reason I'm considering the Epson is it has a longer throw distance and I might be able to mount it in the back of the room if we expand the soffit to 20'.  We are finishing off the room so we have plenty of options.

 

I have a very large room I'm putting this in (approx 23' length and 25 depth)

This room will not be a dedicated media room - it's more of a large game room w/ lots of light in the daytime and lighter walls.

 

- I've read where the Sony needs to be mounted no more than 10" higher than the screen - is this true?  I don't want to drop it down 2-3 feet in the middle of the room - any suggestions?

- Do any of you recommend an automatic drop down projector holder/base if we don't do the beam across the middle to hide the projector

- Any tips w/ mounting the projector? 

- I will probably mount it 14-16' back w/ a 110" black diamond screen.

- Any suggestions on in wall speakers and center speakers for a large room like we have?

- Any suggestions on lighting

- Suggestions on cabling or HDMI etc.?

 

Thanks for your suggestions

post #2925 of 3345
Five more B-stocks are going to be available. Give us a call if interested. smile.gif
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post #2926 of 3345
All these B-stock Sonys, where are the B-stock RS46s and 48s? :P
post #2927 of 3345
I'm tempted. How is the contrast of the HW50 comparing to vw85 or hw20? 3D or brightness is less important to me, coming from the JVC camp of RS45. Thanks.
post #2928 of 3345
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Originally Posted by curttard View Post

All these B-stock Sonys, where are the B-stock RS46s and 48s? :P

B-stock JVC's were available all summer. Should start back in March.
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post #2929 of 3345
Anyone else had an issue with some mild white artifacts (I guess like a light snowing type effect) in the picture around 40 mins after turning the PJ on? It's not very noticeable (you can only see it in dark scenes) and it disappears completely within a minute or two. I've noticed it now on 3 or 4 separate occasions (I got around 350 hours on the lamp). I guess I could blame the HDMI cable, but in that case I'd think it would be constant. So I'm thinking it has to be related to the PJ or another device warming up. I do have a few devices in the chain that could be responsible (HTPC, Receiver, Darbee, HW50) but it's a pain to try to reproduce this issue to confirm what causes it.

Any ideas?
Edited by Gagorian - 11/10/13 at 1:36pm
post #2930 of 3345
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Originally Posted by Gagorian View Post

Anyone else had an issue with some mild white artifacts (I guess like a light snowing type effect) in the picture around 40 mins after turning the PJ on? It's not very noticeable (you can only see it in dark scenes) and it disappears completely within a minute or two. I've noticed it now on 3 or 4 separate occasions (I got around 350 hours on the lamp). I guess I could blame the HDMI cable, but in that case I'd think it would be constant. So I'm thinking it has to be related to the PJ or another device warming up. I do have a few devices in the chain that could be responsible (HTPC, Receiver, Darbee, HW50) but it's a pain to try to reproduce this issue to confirm what causes it.

Any ideas?

Start pulling out devices from the chain to see if you can narrow it down to a certain device. This is the first thing that is going to be needed.
post #2931 of 3345
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Originally Posted by Gagorian View Post

I do have a few devices in the chain that could be responsible (HTPC, Receiver, Darbee, HW50) but it's a pain to try to reproduce this issue to confirm what causes it.

Any ideas?
HTPC - is this your only source? Try plugging in a stand alone DVD or BD player and see if you get the same artifact.
post #2932 of 3345
Thanks Mike!!

Just ordered my B stock HW50ES...smoking deal!
post #2933 of 3345
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Thanks Mike!!

Just ordered my B stock HW50ES...smoking deal!


Eagerly awaiting mine as well!
post #2934 of 3345
No more new HW50ES available.
No more HW50ES B-stock available.
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post #2935 of 3345
You guys are going to love them. One of the best projectors I have owned.
post #2936 of 3345
It's gonna be time to sell my HW50. It's been one of the best projectors I've ever owned for the money, but I think I'm gonna go with the RS4910 as I HAVE to have something new every year. LOL. Too bad the 55 isn't much of an improvement over the 50 and Sony doesn't have a mid level projector this year.
post #2937 of 3345
You guys are in for a treat. smile.gif
post #2938 of 3345
I really want one, money timing was off by a week. Dam.
post #2939 of 3345
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I really want one, money timing was off by a week. Dam.

You know what they say - " when one door closes, another one opens ". Hello HW55 ! smile.gif
post #2940 of 3345
I own a BenQ W7000 right now and Monday night football looks amazing, also have a Darbee. However when I put Blade Runner or Alien in it falls apart. 3D is unimportant . Was also looking at the JVC RS46. Also my room is a black hole.
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