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I thought I had made my mind up on the HS10. But, now I am thinking of spending a little more. I'm looking at spending less than $4k for the projector.


If you were in my shoes, what projectors would you be considering as a step above the HS10?


Yamaha LP-500, Epson TW100H are both priced above the HS10. What features would they have above the HS10 that would make them worthy of another $1K?
 

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Don't forget the NEC HT1000. I believe it can be had for slightly under $4K now.
 

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I did some side-by-side comparisons. See this post . I also second the suggestion of the HT1000, if you are comfortable with DLP. The blacks and shadow details are superior in DLP.
 

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There are reports from people in Europe that the Sony VPL-VW12HT has dropped in price significantly in Europe. If we see a commensurate price decline here in the States then it would be in your price range.


The LX500/TW100H have MLA and better brightness and contrast, but no HDCP on their DVI.
 

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There are reports from people in Europe that the Sony VPL-VW12HT has dropped in price significantly in Europe. If we see a commensurate price decline here in the States then it would be in your price range.
 

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As far as I know, the LPX-500/TW100H do not have MLA (micro-lens array) on their LCD panels. The VW12HT does have it.
 

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As far as I know, the LPX-500/TW100H do not have MLA (micro-lens array) on their LCD panels. The VW12HT does have it.
Unfortunately the VW12HT does not have DVI. I am going to be running the projector from my PC. DVI is one of my main requirements.
 

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Projector Central says the updated Epson TW100 is better than the HS10 in almost every aspect, other than the 1368 vx 1280 resolution.
David,


Do you have a link. I have read projector central, but I didn't see a direct comparison between the HS10 and TW100.
 

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Sushi,


Thanks. I'll have to re-read that tomorrow.


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I found a technical reference to Epson Dream III LCD panels which I believe they have used in the upgraded TW100H and they do refer to the use of MLAs on these LCDs.
 

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I found a technical reference to Epson Dream III LCD panels which I believe they have used in the upgraded TW100H and they do refer to the use of MLAs on these LCDs.
aaroen:


Can you point us to a URL or something for this technical reference? I'd be curious to see the details for myself. Thanks.


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This was the site that refered to the Dream III LCD panels. The Epson TW100H uses the .9 wxga panel refered to at the end of the article. I am still trying to find the other site that referenced Epson EMP-TW100 using these LCD panels. The panels have increased contrast and use microlens arrays. Here is the web site:

www.insightmedia.info/news/ epsonto%20producehtpspanel.htm
 

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Apart from lack of DVI/HDCP, the other problem with the 12HT is the cost of the bulbs (something like £450 over here). Also there's no power zoom/focus, which the HS10 does have.
 
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