I wonder why JoeRod is getting this new Sony projector? He's had the 5000, the 995, and others. JoeRod, do you see this projector as a step up from other Sony projectors you have had and if so what benefits do you anticipate vs the other Sony projectors you have had?Maestrosc said:
100% this will not light up a 300" screen as well it needs to to perform HDR with any respectable quality.
2200 lumens is not nearly enough light output, regardless of laser or bulb.
Will fill a 300" screen with a decent SDR picture but has no chance at HDR.
Sums up my feelings entirely about this Sony... not enough light to be even somewhat interesting. Just a new model number for same projectors.
Well, one thing I can tell you (and you probably know from reading the Gryffin HC thread) is that the processing in ANY projector is pretty much redundant and irrelevant when using a quality outboard processor.Joerod, thank you. I appreciate Sony is using different nomenclature regarding newer model projectors and features. But there seems to be some controversy regarding whether this is simply or more advertising than reality. I personally do not know and have no experience. Can you explain the 915 processing and how it betters the 995 processing functionally from your own use and standpoint, and to what extent these performance or functional improvement would compare to using a MadVR or Lumagen Radiance Pro video processor, or whether using a separate processor obviates to any extent the functional and performance differences. Thanks.
Yup, I did! It is a backup unit. Still works like a dream!Did you really say VW80? That’s what 10 or 11 years old? That’s great you still have it and enjoy using it.
I can't see why they would start that now.... They should in all honesty just provide a firmware with that feature for 870/995 users anyway.Good to know. Wonder if they will offer a special upgrade for the 995es owners ?
Those pics look great.Yup, I did! It is a backup unit. Still works like a dream!
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As an aside, I had a VW60 that I replaced the blue panel on before that and the picture was absolutely brilliant after I fixed it.
It had 10's of thousands of operational hours under its belt too.
Here is a before picture (blue panel had completely gone):
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And here is an image after fixing:
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I agree 100% but it looks to me that thy have given up on the 995es. Wow the pricing on them is up their, $40K for a 1025 dont think so, Ill pass, especially if their is nothing new.I can't see why they would start that now.... They should in all honesty just provide a firmware with that feature for 870/995 users anyway.
In the US it has gone up by $5,000 over the 995!! That means it is $40,000 for a 1025!!!
The 870 had reduced to £22,000 here in the UK when the 790 was released, but the 890 is back up at £25,000 again now.
It's all going the wrong way!
Thanks man!Those pics look great.