Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5
I would think it was either source (most likely) or set up related (different screen?). I don't think there is a difference in the processing between these two projectors.
thanks......after the shootout i went to a forumuser who has a HW40 and i still saw some image noise.
My local dealer contacted Sony and they told him that the HW40 has different hardware under the hood then the HW55.
That could explain the slightly different picture, i found the HW55 overall sharper and more lively.
Didn't get the chance tot see the same demomaterial to check whether the HW55 showed the same image noise because there were more viewers during the demo and they tried their best to cater for everubodies wishes.
i'll demo the 55 again against the 40 just to be sure.
Originally Posted by Fishhooks
Alternatively the Epson 5030 (or as it is here, Epson TW9200) or Sony HW40 ES which both are approx. the same price at about $900 cheaper than the HW55ES.
I haven't been able to see a shoot-out between the two models of Sony and the Epson in the one location, but did notice between the Sony 40ES & 55ES at one location, the 40ES had a slightly more "Grainy" look on facial close-ups.......This could though I would imagine be more evenly matched with some fine adjustments. Although I have read in other reviews that the 55ES generally presents a slightly cleaner look over the 40ES, given the same amount of detail setting.
My issue with the Epsons is the amount of noise they make and they are not dustproof like the cooling system of the sony which has a system where the cool air doesnt pass the optics so no chance of dustblobs.
i audited the 4030 and i liked the image though but i preferred the womewhat sharper filmlike SXRD look of the 40/55.
Originally Posted by johnchalt
This is the reason I had my Sony hw55 es only for one month. Coming from a jvc x55 I found Sony 's image overcooked and with a lot of image noise. Of course notice that my seating position is about 3 meters in a 106 inches elite fixed screen.
great tip, the JVC's ....not a lot sell here though.....germany is bigger on JVC. The Dutch are more Sony/Epson buyers i quess.
Maybe i'll try and audit a X35, more expensive though.
i dont need 3D, i'm a 2D viewer.