Thanks so much for the detailed information ! Did you already have the projector on that stand in the back on top of which you build the hushbox?
Mine is inverted on a ceiling mount (see attached), it may be a little bit more complicated getting some kind of a hushbox mounted around, though I can probably find some examples if I google it up.
For now though, I am still tempted to just try and get used to it, I have used much louder projectors before, albeit have not watched too many movies.
With the Sony I hope for it to be different though, and to get many more hours out of it.
I just watched a little bit of Star Wars Episode 7, and did not pay that much attention to it.
I think I will give it a couple of months, and if I keep getting annoyed, maybe I can look up more info online.
Another question for all HW45ES users.
I read a recommendation somewhere, but can't find it again. (may have not been specifically for the HW45ES), that it is recommended to run the lamp on high for the 20 hours or so to burn certain stuff off, before switching to low, which apparently may help prevent flickering or other issues when low lamp is used later on. Does that make any sense ? .. or is it fine to just start off with low setting right away.
I did actually just ran it for about an hour and a half on high, and there was a little (very little)) bit of a smell, (or maybe I just felt the heat coming out
), could also be the new plastic (only has had about 4 hours of usage so far).
Note: excuse the cables in the attached screenshot, the power outlet was there for the other two projectors I have used (BenQ W1070 and Epson 2030), but the Sony has a longer throw and required moving the mount back. They do not get in the way of the picture, but it does look untidy, I may have to come up with some solution later on (other than moving the electrical box