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What is the throw ratio for the HS20? I see "sample" ranges on the Sony site, but no way to calc a distance range for a screen size not listed. Or should I perform some math on the listed ones to arrive at a ratio?


Is there a physical difference between an HDMI connector and a DVI connector? If so, and the Sony has the HDMI flavor, can I still connect an HTPC to it?


I see the the lumens listed as 1400 ANSI, but the spec is "Optical Engine Power." What the heck is that? Does it output 1400 lumens, or is that what's hitting the optics from the inside? And what is the output in Cinema Black Pro mode?


Without lens shift, does it need to be placed somewhere "within" the screen? Or at a specific location?


I had been planning on buying a Sanyo PLV-70, but this piece looks to be a step up for less $$$. I had my setup and interfacing issues all worked out for the PLV-70, but now need to (possibly) revisit my design . . .


Also, does anyone know if I can attach an IMX lens to it?


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Go to Projector Central, their throw calculator is within inches of mine.

The DVI and HDMI are different, each conform their own design.

The HDMI is like USB. The DVI is kind of like a VGA connector but with more pins.

You can view the back panel on a number of websites.


See Tom Huffman's thread for the lumen and ft/lambert outputs.

He's done a great job.


My HS-20 is ceiling mounted(inverted).

When inverted, the top of the lens(bottom if turned right-side up) is

approx equal to the top of the screen.


I don't know about the IMX.


A far as the HS-20 vs PLV-70, I've saw a thread awhile back where a

longtime PLV-70 owner's friend brought the HS-20 over for an A/B and

he thought the Sony threw a much better image.

Certainly not as bright but better color and shadow detail as I remember.


FWIW, I've been very pleased with the HS-20 regardless of the specs.

I use a Denon 5900 with component and DVI. I've also seen it connected

with a DVI to HDMI cable, very nice as well.

HTH
 

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Originally posted by Milt99
Go to Projector Central, their throw calculator is within inches of mine.

The DVI and HDMI are different, each conform their own design.

The HDMI is like USB. The DVI is kind of like a VGA connector but with more pins.

You can view the back panel on a number of websites.


See Tom Huffman's thread for the lumen and ft/lambert outputs.

He's done a great job.


My HS-20 is ceiling mounted(inverted).

When inverted, the top of the lens(bottom if turned right-side up) is

approx equal to the top of the screen.


I don't know about the IMX.


A far as the HS-20 vs PLV-70, I've saw a thread awhile back where a

longtime PLV-70 owner's friend brought the HS-20 over for an A/B and

he thought the Sony threw a much better image.

Certainly not as bright but better color and shadow detail as I remember.


FWIW, I've been very pleased with the HS-20 regardless of the specs.

I use a Denon 5900 with component and DVI. I've also seen it connected

with a DVI to HDMI cable, very nice as well.

HTH
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Go to Projector Central, their throw calculator is within inches of mine.
Gosh, that's cool.
 

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One thing to note. I believe they have the zoom ratio as 1.2 when it is really 1.3, so take that into account.
Thanks. I always mount as far away as possible (minimum zoom) so that the center of the lens is mainly used; the theory is there is minimum distortion there.
 
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