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Worth buying a Bestbuy extended Warranty on the 295es?

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Is it really worth paying extra money for a 4 year warranty from BestBuy? or is the 3 year warranty from Sony good enough? Thoughts Please.
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Is it really worth paying extra money for a 4 year warranty from BestBuy? or is the 3 year warranty from Sony good enough? Thoughts Please.
You get 3 years with the 295. So your paying $400 for 1 year.

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Thoughts on a new version of the Sony 295es at CEDIA? If there isn't a new model, I hope they at least drop the price. It's crazy that we're entering the 8k era, and the least expensive native 4k PJ is still $5k.

Currently enjoying the Sony 45es, but not sure it's worth the price to jump to the 295es yet.
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I just put my 295ES for sale here on AVS Forum if anyone is interested.
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Thoughts on a new version of the Sony 295es at CEDIA? If there isn't a new model, I hope they at least drop the price. It's crazy that we're entering the 8k era, and the least expensive native 4k PJ is still $5k.

Currently enjoying the Sony 45es, but not sure it's worth the price to jump to the 295es yet.
We will see what Sony does. Projectors are not like TV's, they are very stable in price, they are NOT in a race to zero.....lol. 8K TV's may be out, funny thing is for the first time I do not see people chasing that technology. The Samsung 8K units are not very much better, if at all over there best 4K LED's.
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Vertical lens shift question

I currently have the Sony VPL-HW50ES (1080p) projector. I plan to get the Sony VPL-VW295ES (or its successor if it is announced/available soon). I want to know if these projectors have enough vertical shift for my setup, since I'm also upgrading from a 92" screen to a 106" screen.

First, some background info:

1. I am upgrading to a 106" diagonal screen (16:9 aspect ratio).
2. The distance from the projector's lens to the screen will be 139".
3. I do not need to use horizontal shift (I only need vertical shift).
4. The distance from the ceiling to the top of the screen will be between 15" to 18".
5. The distance from the ceiling to the center of the projector's lens will also be between 15" to 18"

Basically, the projector's lens will be about the same height as the top of the screen.

My question is: does the Sony projector (VPL-HW50ES and VPL-VW295ES) have enough vertical shift to be able to display the image properly? I read the manuals but I don't quite understand if there is enough vertical shift when I move to a 106" screen.

Thanks.
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I currently have the Sony VPL-HW50ES (1080p) projector. I plan to get the Sony VPL-VW295ES (or its successor if it is announced/available soon). I want to know if these projectors have enough vertical shift for my setup, since I'm also upgrading from a 92" screen to a 106" screen.

First, some background info:

1. I am upgrading to a 106" diagonal screen (16:9 aspect ratio).
2. The distance from the projector's lens to the screen will be 139".
3. I do not need to use horizontal shift (I only need vertical shift).
4. The distance from the ceiling to the top of the screen will be between 15" to 18".
5. The distance from the ceiling to the center of the projector's lens will also be between 15" to 18"

Basically, the projector's lens will be about the same height as the top of the screen.

My question is: does the Sony projector (VPL-HW50ES and VPL-VW295ES) have enough vertical shift to be able to display the image properly? I read the manuals but I don't quite understand if there is enough vertical shift when I move to a 106" screen.

Thanks.

I don't think the Sony has as much vertical shift as my Epson did.



The Sony lens is about 100" off the floor top of my screen is about 78" off the floor and my throw distance is about 198" for a 100" screen. I'm probably at about 95% to one side of the shift (I think I was at 100 and then I adjusted my mount so the angle is not quite level.



If I shrink the image you can see a mild trapezoidal shape, but at full size with the edges bleeding into the black velvet on the screen its unnoticeable and the image is great. (I have my PC hooked to this so its pretty easy to see stuff at image edge if I want, much more so than regular TV or movies which has bars due to the ultra wide aspect ratio).



So my screen is lower but the throw distance longer I'm not sure what this means for you. If you can angle the mount at all you should be fine.
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I don't think the Sony has as much vertical shift as my Epson did.



The Sony lens is about 100" off the floor top of my screen is about 78" off the floor and my throw distance is about 198" for a 100" screen. I'm probably at about 95% to one side of the shift (I think I was at 100 and then I adjusted my mount so the angle is not quite level.



If I shrink the image you can see a mild trapezoidal shape, but at full size with the edges bleeding into the black velvet on the screen its unnoticeable and the image is great. (I have my PC hooked to this so its pretty easy to see stuff at image edge if I want, much more so than regular TV or movies which has bars due to the ultra wide aspect ratio).



So my screen is lower but the throw distance longer I'm not sure what this means for you. If you can angle the mount at all you should be fine.
Thanks. Assuming their database is correct, Projectorcentral has a calculator, and it looks like I’ll be okay if the projector and screen are about the same height: https://www.projectorcentral.com/pro...ulator-pro.cfm
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I currently have the Sony VPL-HW50ES (1080p) projector. I plan to get the Sony VPL-VW295ES (or its successor if it is announced/available soon). I want to know if these projectors have enough vertical shift for my setup, since I'm also upgrading from a 92" screen to a 106" screen.

First, some background info:

1. I am upgrading to a 106" diagonal screen (16:9 aspect ratio).
2. The distance from the projector's lens to the screen will be 139".
3. I do not need to use horizontal shift (I only need vertical shift).
4. The distance from the ceiling to the top of the screen will be between 15" to 18".
5. The distance from the ceiling to the center of the projector's lens will also be between 15" to 18"

Basically, the projector's lens will be about the same height as the top of the screen.

My question is: does the Sony projector (VPL-HW50ES and VPL-VW295ES) have enough vertical shift to be able to display the image properly? I read the manuals but I don't quite understand if there is enough vertical shift when I move to a 106" screen.

Thanks.
I know the 295ES will work, I had the same setup on a 105" screen with a 11'6" throw from the front of the lens to the screen. And the lens was very close to the top of the screen. I was able to shift an additional 8"-12" below the screen. I think the 295ES shifts 60 degrees from center vertically, it will say in the manual. You can always verify with a tape measure but you should be good with the 295ES. As long as you use zero horizontal shift, you'll be able to use the full 60 degrees vertical shift, otherwise shifting horizontally eats into the vertical shifting max limits.
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I know the 295ES will work, I had the same setup on a 105" screen with a 11'6" throw from the front of the lens to the screen. And the lens was very close to the top of the screen. I was able to shift an additional 8"-12" below the screen. I think the 295ES shifts 60 degrees from center vertically, it will say in the manual. You can always verify with a tape measure but you should be good with the 295ES. As long as you use zero horizontal shift, you'll be able to use the full 60 degrees vertical shift, otherwise shifting horizontally eats into the vertical shifting max limits.
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I think that the way most projectors including the SONY 4K ones, is that if they are table mounted right side up at the height of the bottom of the screen, then there is no additional user vertical lens shift needed, as the default position of the lens relative to the image source is set for this common situation. Likewise if the projector is ceiling mounted upside down at the height of the top of the screen, then again the default zero user lens shift should put the image properly on the screen. Of course is is great to be able to make small vertical and horizontal shifts to fine tune the final image geometry.

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I think that the way most projectors including the SONY 4K ones, is that if they are table mounted right side up at the height of the bottom of the screen, then there is no additional user vertical lens shift needed, as the default position of the lens relative to the image source is set for this common situation. Likewise if the projector is ceiling mounted upside down at the height of the top of the screen, then again the default zero user lens shift should put the image properly on the screen. Of course is is great to be able to make small vertical and horizontal shifts to fine tune the final image geometry.
Actually no. The Sony and JVC projectors have lensshift at 0 when the projector is horizontally and vertically at the center of the screen. You can install to the top of the screen height with projectors right side up or upside down and it will work.

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I know the 295ES will work, I had the same setup on a 105" screen with a 11'6" throw from the front of the lens to the screen. And the lens was very close to the top of the screen. I was able to shift an additional 8"-12" below the screen. I think the 295ES shifts 60 degrees from center vertically, it will say in the manual. You can always verify with a tape measure but you should be good with the 295ES. As long as you use zero horizontal shift, you'll be able to use the full 60 degrees vertical shift, otherwise shifting horizontally eats into the vertical shifting max limits.
On a 105" diagonal 16:9 screen you have 10" of vertical lens shift available above the image, if you do not use any horizontal.
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Settings???

Anybody would like to post their settings? Also, is their a directory of individuals that do calibrations in each state/city?
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What’s the verdict on wait vs jump when there’s no existing projector? We just built a new house and had to leave our projector with the last media room. I was targeting the 295es for this build but would hate to spend $5k now only to have it drop by $1k or a next generation be just a couple months away.

I know you can always wait and get the “next new thing” and always be waiting and never enjoying. Just not sure in this case how long that might be for a 2019 model.

If nothing comes out till Spring, that’s different. But all the reviews of the 295 mention it being the 2018 model and we are over halfway to 2020...
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What’s the verdict on wait vs jump when there’s no existing projector? We just built a new house and had to leave our projector with the last media room. I was targeting the 295es for this build but would hate to spend $5k now only to have it drop by $1k or a next generation be just a couple months away.

I know you can always wait and get the “next new thing” and always be waiting and never enjoying. Just not sure in this case how long that might be for a 2019 model.

If nothing comes out till Spring, that’s different. But all the reviews of the 295 mention it being the 2018 model and we are over halfway to 2020...
At this point, I would wait until IFA (Sep 6 - Sep 11) and CEDIA (Sep 10 - Sep 15) which are just around the corner and see what is Sony showing for this year, if anything. Most likely JVC will keep their current line but a price drop could be in the works. I sold my 295ES a few days ago but this time I'm moving in another direction with a large OLED TV. None of the current 4K projectors offerings are even close to OLED blacks. The days of JVC's superior blacks are gone for good, unless you get an used RS790 or RS990.

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At this point, I would wait until IFA (Sep 6 - Sep 11) and CEDIA (Sep 10 - Sep 15) which are just around the corner and see what is Sony showing for this year, if anything. Most likely JVC will keep their current line but a price drop could be in the works. I sold my 295ES a few days ago but this time I'm moving in another direction with a large OLED TV. None of the current 4K projectors offerings are even close to OLED blacks. The days of JVC's superior blacks are gone for good, unless you get an used RS790 or RS990.
JVC is keeping the current line. I'd guess there is not going to be a price drop. Sony pretty much never has a price drop ( other than the VW885es being on sale right now ).

Too bad OLED's are so small. But I much prefer the look of a large screen reflecting light rather than emissive displays anyway. Hard to get 8 people huddled around a 70" TV !
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JVC is keeping the current line. I'd guess there is not going to be a price drop. Sony pretty much never has a price drop ( other than the VW885es being on sale right now ).

Too bad OLED's are so small. But I much prefer the look of a large screen reflecting light rather than emissive displays anyway. Hard to get 8 people huddled around a 70" TV !
A 77" OLED is not bad if you sit 7 ft from the screen and only have 3 seats, which is my case
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