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This is going to sound a little wierd, but I need to know the size of the box that the Sony HS10 is shipped in. I'm going to Tokyo on business next week, and will be picking one up. I want to make certain I have something large enough to carry it in.


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USA Version - 19.5" x 24" x 12.5"


I can't imagine that there's a difference in the Japanese Version, but who knows...
 

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Wow, that's a big box. Anyone have an opinion as to whether it's better to unpack it and carry it on in a smaller bag, or to check it as baggage in the original box?


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You can certainly check it, but remember, the airlines liability limits are very low for checked baggage. If it was me, I'd pack some of my clothes in the PJ box, check that, and then carry-on the HS-10 in a bag that would fit in the overhead, well padded with some more of your clothes.


Whether or not you declare it at customs is up to you! :)
 

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Either way you pack it, considering calling your insurance agent (this will be worth the call) and "schedule" the projector. It's a special rider on the policy that covers the projector regrdless of what happens to it -- it's not very expensive, and buys a lot of peace of mind.
 

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I work in aviation, DO NOT CHECK IT in baggage. Seriously, bad things happen down there. Most A/C like the 777 have baggage bins, or the bags can be lose loaded (individually) were the box ends up is determined by your check in, number of people on your flight, and destination. If you don’t want it crushed, frozen ect… don’t do it
 

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Can't you just mail it to yourself?
 

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Sounds like I should check the box, and carry the projector!
 

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Sounds like I should check the box, and carry the projector!
Good idea! Make sure you rip the protective plastic and leave some fingerprints all over the thing so that it looks used. ;) That's what my removals agent recommended me.


Although you've shown them your face...:p
 

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I had a very similar problem, bringing an HS-10 from Hong Kong to US.

I found a Samsonite roll-aboard which the HS10 fits in - you must be very

careful that there's no interior protrusions in the roll-aboard, as the HS-10

will take up essentially the entire space in an "approved size" roll-aboard.

[They are quite strict about carry-on dimensions in Hong Kong - your

mileage may vary in Japan].


My Samsonite is the 'Jet-Age' model. Your luggage salesman may find it odd

that you bring your projector (in my case, tape measure) to the store to

ensure a good fit - but I found that the HS-10 is so large that it will fit

in very few rollaboards. It's also a bit heavy so I didn't fancy carrying it

through airports, plane changes - etc. In this bag I placed the HS-10 lens

down (with protection on the bottom), and was able to fit a few more

fragile items in the top of the bag (against the curved rear of the proj.).


I shipped the box back to the US (though I'm still a bit unclear as to

why I bothered as I consider the cardboard packing insufficient for shipping)


I can recommend a Tokyo shop called Takeya for luggage (and a smattering

of other things) it's at Naka-Okachimachi station on the subway [Hibiya line]

This is a collection of 5 or 6 buildings having a variety of stuff at good prices.

They do have English speaking salespeople, but that ruins all the fun!

It's very close to Akihabara, not that you'd have any reason to go THERE.

www.takeya.co.jp


--Sam
 
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