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post #331 of 398

I just recieved sony hw55es. It is my first projector. My room size is 20' x 12' and ceilling height is 9' 6". I want to install it on ceilling. I need advice for optimum screen size.


Edited by anachem20 - 11/16/13 at 4:40pm
post #332 of 398
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Originally Posted by anachem20 View Post

I just recieved sony hw55es. It is my first projector. My room size is 20' x 12' and ceilling height is 9' 6". I want to install it on ceilling. I need advice for optimum screen size.

I have a room the same size as yours and an HW50. I went with the room oriented longways (the only way I could do it) and a 110" screen. No regrets. You will need room on the wall for speakers. You could probably squeeze a 120" if you really want to but measure first and decide which speakers you will get. That will restrict you more than anything else.

I'm using a 14.5' throw (I have a firehawk screen so I needed 1.6 sw throw at least to prevent hotspotting).
post #333 of 398
I have a room very similar sized to yours as well, and have gone from a 110", to 115", to 135", and will be going to a 147" soon (all 16:9, 1.0 gain). I have in wall speakers positioned underneath the screen, which actually ends up being a lot closer to ear level in a reclined position then they were when they were on the side of the screen. Having said that though, this is not the ideal setup for an audiophile and some may find the image to be too dim. I also don't think this large of screen would be suitable in anything but a very light controlled room (black velveted bat cave). My experience is that I have enjoyed every increase in screen size I've had, find it more than bright enough, and wished I would've went with the biggest possible sooner knowing that I can install masking if I really find a need to reduce the image size in the future for extra brightness for 3d or any other reason. It also was a hell of a lot of work to keep moving in wall speakers around and setup multiple screens!

That's my experience only though - the text book answer is to get the pj first, experiment with screen sizes on a bare wall, find what you like best, and go with it! If you cannot do this for some reason, you can always check out the screen size recommendations from THX or get more feedback on the forum here.

Good luck and enjoy the pj!
post #334 of 398
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Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5 View Post

Told that HW55's will start shipping to dealers today and tomorrow. smile.gif
Mike any updates? Did the projectors begin getting shipped to you yet?
post #335 of 398
The HW55's are shipping to us " this week " according to Sony. Stay tuned - we will have them any minute now ! cool.gif
post #336 of 398
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post #337 of 398
Regarding 3D glasses: Does the 55ES support VESA connections through the 3D-sync port? If so, it might be worth trying the BC 6000 RF glasses and emitter. I read somewhere that they worked very well with the JVC PJ's to minimize ghosting.

I don't know the answer, my PJ isn't here yet, but the owners manual mentions using the adapter of you're not using the Sony emitter. I though maybe that was a good sign
post #338 of 398
Guys,
I am brand new at this. This will be my first projector purchase. I was talking with Mike from AVS and he suggested the 55ES to me. I will be using a 100" to 120" screen as that is still be decided among many other things. I am going to be completely honest, I have never had a reliable Sony product. I am product of the 80's when Sony was king, but I am telling you everything I have ever bought Sony was awesome junk. When I say everything I have had broke, I mean everything, TV's, AVR's car stereos, you name it.

I am in the process of building a 16X14 Media/theater room, small room, but I can put more money in the room by not adding on and keeping it small smile.gif Any tips of a screen size in a small room like this?

I also wanted to get a sense of the reliability of this projector. I am telling you, if I go this route and this thing falters I will never speak of Sony again. LOL Anyway, any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Reef
post #339 of 398
Well - the 55ES is just shipping to customers in the US and has only been out internationally for a few weeks, so reliability is hard to predict. BUT, it is based on the same platform as the 30ES which has been out for two years and seems to have very good reliability, and the 50ES which other than the IR buzzing in the initial 200 or so production units, no known issues that I can recall.

I'm on the other side of the coin from you though - although I don't always buy Sony, when I do choose them I've never had a failure.

I do have the 55ES on order - I expect it to be a great upgrade from my previous Sharp PJ on my 108" screen.
post #340 of 398
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Originally Posted by Craig Peer View Post

The HW55's are shipping to us " this week " according to Sony. Stay tuned - we will have them any minute now ! cool.gif

So I guess Sony was wrong?
post #341 of 398
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So I guess Sony was wrong?

" This week " isn't over until 4:59 Pacific time. They still have 5 hours and 10 minutes. Unless they have the ability to ship them on Sat. smile.gif
post #342 of 398
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So I guess Sony was wrong?

 

Yeah, I canceled my order and placed one elsewhere. The 55 is finally on its way. I can't wait.

post #343 of 398
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Originally Posted by Laeus View Post

Yeah, I canceled my order and placed one elsewhere. The 55 is finally on its way. I can't wait.

Some shipped to us today, but we do not know how many yet. At least they are starting to flow.
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post #344 of 398
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Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5 View Post

Some shipped to us today, but we do not know how many yet. At least they are starting to flow.
When do you expect them to arrive to you and then ship out to customers, also which customers will be receiving first?
post #345 of 398
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which customers will be receiving first

First ordered / first served. smile.gif
post #346 of 398

Mine's been running for a week now. It replaced my old JVC X30. 

 

The 2D screen is a reasonable upgrade. Natural colours, fluid motion, slightly better contrast, but the 3D imagine is the best I've seen on any projector.  Low crosstalk, bright colours... just stunning.

post #347 of 398
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Mine's been running for a week now. It replaced my old JVC X30. 

The 2D screen is a reasonable upgrade. Natural colours, fluid motion, slightly better contrast, but the 3D imagine is the best I've seen on any projector.  Low crosstalk, bright colours... just stunning.

Hello have you watched happy feet 3d or sammys adventures on the sony hw55?

There is to much crosstalk i think:(
post #348 of 398
How is draper matte white Luma 2?
post #349 of 398
Guys,

New to this thread. Currently have a Runco RS900 with Rainier Autoscope w/ sled. Lamps are KILLING me!! Thinking of switching and getting better technology. This is a 2.35:1 CIH setup. I have a Stewart Firehawk G3 110" screen. As far as the technology goes, will the new Sony 55ES need to be "stretched" to get 2.35. Can I use my Rainier and sled with it??
post #350 of 398
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Originally Posted by babababin View Post

Guys,

New to this thread. Currently have a Runco RS900 with Rainier Autoscope w/ sled. Lamps are KILLING me!! Thinking of switching and getting better technology. This is a 2.35:1 CIH setup. I have a Stewart Firehawk G3 110" screen. As far as the technology goes, will the new Sony 55ES need to be "stretched" to get 2.35. Can I use my Rainier and sled with it??

Doubtful that you will be able to use that lens with the HW55. That is a small aperture lens. Not large enough for the Sony.
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post #351 of 398
Can I get a 100% answer on this from techies?? I think its actually a rebrand of a Schneider lens ISCO II.
post #352 of 398

I haven't tried those particular films, but I've tried Ice Age 4, for example, which has a lot of high contrast material, and it was still very watchable. I did, however, come from the X30, which was a nightmare for crosstalk.

post #353 of 398
Looking to hear some first hand reports about image quality, espeically in 3D (and comparisons to the 50). Thanks!
post #354 of 398
Any more eye-candy screen shots? I'm spending another weekend with no theater - Just looking to get my fix while I'm waiting on my HW55! . smile.gif
post #355 of 398
Any reviews yet?..
post #356 of 398
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post #357 of 398
I pass and wait to grab a used Sim2 Lumis down the road.
post #358 of 398
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Originally Posted by Soccerdude View Post

I pass and wait to grab a used Sim2 Lumis down the road.

You're gonna be waiting a longgggggggggggggggg time if you're gonna wait for a Sim2 Lumis to get down in the ~$3500-$4000 price range. That's like saying I'm gonna pass and wait for a Ferrari F430 to be <$35,000 in a 350Z forum. cool.gif
Edited by Mr. Hatcher - 12/2/13 at 5:40pm
post #359 of 398
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Originally Posted by Aaronh View Post

Regarding 3D glasses: Does the 55ES support VESA connections through the 3D-sync port? If so, it might be worth trying the BC 6000 RF glasses and emitter. I read somewhere that they worked very well with the JVC PJ's to minimize ghosting.

I don't know the answer, my PJ isn't here yet, but the owners manual mentions using the adapter of you're not using the Sony emitter. I though maybe that was a good sign


The HW55es comes with a VESA adaptor lead, and I can confirm the "Monstervision" glasses work with this projector (brighter than the bundled glasses, but with a little more x-talk - I may have to tweak a bit)


Edited by abarratt - 12/5/13 at 2:32am
post #360 of 398
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Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5 View Post

Some shipped to us today, but we do not know how many yet. At least they are starting to flow.

Any update on these coming in?
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