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Epson TW3200 v TW5900/6000

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying, Setup & General Help' started by jwts, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. jwts

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    Hi,

    I was lining up to buy an Epson TW3200 and Epson have launched the new 3D range! I wasn't bothered with 3D but the bottom end of the range the TW5900 is only a few hundred more and I'm wondering if I should invest in a little 'future proofing'?

    The specs of the two machines (TW3200 and TW5900) seem close except the TW3200 has lens shift and the TW5900 has digital keystone. The TW5900 adjustments seem limited in this regard and I'm wondering if it would be able to deliver what I need. I plan to mount the projector close to the ceiling and only have a 3.5 metre throw to the opposite wall for a 100in screen. I think the TW3200 can just do this with the zoom set to max but can the TW5900 do it?

    BTW what is the difference between the TW5900 and the TW6000? The specs seem the same?

    Thanks for any info.

    John.
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    If I'm not mistaken, the 5900 has 20,000 contrast ratio, and the 6000 has 40,000. Not sure how it compares in 2d to the 3200. I'd been keen to hear some people's thoughts.

    Epson are offering £100 cashback on any tw6000/tw6000w (free bluray player with 6000w). Which makes the tw6000 £100 cheaper than the Optoma HD33.

    They say the Epson has better blacks, but the Optoma has less crosstalk and a punchier image.

    After using my Acer h5360BD, I love 3D, and would like to keep it, otherwise I'd get a 3200.
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    Leob,

    When I compare these two projectors these are the figures that concern me (even though I don't know as a newbie exactly what they mean):

    TW5900
    Throw Ratio 1.32-2.15:1
    Keystone Correction Vertical / Horizontal (slide bar) : ± 30°
    Zoom 1.6x

    TW3200
    Throw Ratio 1.34 - 2.87:1
    Lens Shift Vertical: -96.3% to +96.3% (H Center, Manual),
    Horizontal: -47.1% to +47.1% (V Center, Manual)
    Zoom x2.1

    Especially the difference between Keystone Correction vertical +/- 30% (for the TW5900) and Lens Shift Vertical +/- 96.3% (for the TW3200). Are Keystone Correction vertical and Lens Shift Vertical the same thing?

    The other figure I was looking at is the Zoom: 1.6x for the TW5900 and 2.1x for the TW3200. This makes wonder if they both can produce a 100 inch diagonal image at 3.3 metres or is zoom nothing to do with the size of the picture at a given distance? Is that Throw Ratio?

    Regards,

    John.

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