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Tassie-Devil,
Was the bulb making any cricket noise when you changed it out?
post #2102 of 2113
No, quiet as a mouse!

John
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As image quality goes the 95 and 93 should be the exact same. So unless you are planning to not use HDMI for audio there is no point in taking a 95 over a 93. Oppo has become the absolute "Team" to beat with their affordable feature rich players

hey Joe, what is a good projrctor to use in $3K range? I'm using Oppo BDP-95, also have Denon DVD-3800BDCI. Viewing distance would be like 9 feet. Appreciate any inout you can provide.
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hey Joe, what is a good projrctor to use in $3K range? I'm using Oppo BDP-95, also have Denon DVD-3800BDCI. Viewing distance would be like 9 feet. Appreciate any inout you can provide.

FYI - I own a Top Line Sony PJ. It is wonderful.

And I ALSO OWN a Vivitek H1080FD which you can find at Amazon

It works on the same screen size you have. It is MIND blowing for the price.
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FYI - I own a Top Line Sony PJ. It is wonderful.

And I ALSO OWN a Vivitek H1080FD which you can find at Amazon

It works on the same screen size you have. It is MIND blowing for the price.
I see, thanks for your input! Actually I'm really liking the Panasonic PT-AE4000U for the price as well
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Hi Alan,
Have you installed your VW200 in your HT?
If so, how is it playing with the 11 foot scope screen?
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Why is this projector still selling for such high used prices? I've seen them close for 3.5-4k+ recently.

Is the IQ / contrast / black levels on par with the current JVC's or Sony 90, Mitsubishi HC9000, etc?
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Why is this projector still selling for such high used prices? I've seen them close for 3.5-4k+ recently.

Is the IQ / contrast / black levels on par with the current JVC's or Sony 90, Mitsubishi HC9000, etc?


No, No and No....Must be the lens quality and xenon lamp???
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Hi Alan,
How is the VW200 playing?
Did you use a video processor, or driving it directly?
post #2110 of 2113
I'm happy to report that I have 1700 hours on my replacement lamp and no noticeably loud cricket noise as with the first lamp that came in the PJ from ecost.

PS: How long do these lamps last? My picture still looks great, but I'm thinking about putting the noisy lamp back in to check brightness. Also, what is the danger if I let it go past 2500 hours, are these xenon lamps prone to breakage?
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Tassie-Devil,

Was the bulb making any cricket noise when you changed it out?
post #2111 of 2113
The VW200 is happily projecting good images here on lamp no 2. I fooled it into thinking it had been replaced when a message demanded no 1 be replaced - that went for at least 50% longer with no signs of distress. I have another replacement bulb on the shelf but it will not be going in for some time yet. But in about 4 years time I'll be looking for another projector - prices have dropped dramatically. My present leaning is toward JVC but we shall see.

John
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I wonder if the JVC's picture is better than the VPL-VW200 as 4k content isn't available for the masses. The build quality of the VPL-VW200 is very good: brass bushings for every screw (no plastic threads), great lens and beautifully crafted remote.

I bought mine at a really good price in late 2009 from ecost; it is the first display purchase I haven't had any regrets on (aside from the cricket noise). The picture still looks amazing. On a 110" screen, the VPL-VW200 brightness is perfect, but I'm thinking about building a large custom screen the next time I move so it may/may not be bright enough and I may have to re-evaluate things when I move in 6 years.

That said, if online vendors offer a refurbished VPL-VW1000ES for 75% off MSRP in 5 years, I'd consider it, but without significant price deductions on something with similar build quality to the VPL-VW200, I'm not going to switch.
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One frustration for me with the VW 200 is the borderline brightness, something which had me tempted to get another projector, but I recall there are ways of improving it but cannot remember how to do that & Google has been no help.

Anyone please give me a pointer to what can be done & how.

TIA

John
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