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A question for the new SONY HS50 owners...

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Bristol Pete, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. Bristol Pete

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    Hi,

    My younger brother popped over tonight as he is thinking about converting his ground floor room into a cinema after seeing my previous efforts and new current abode.

    After surfing a while he decided that he would prefer to steer clear of DLP as he can see rainbow which is odd as it does not bother me. Still, in light of this I think that LCD may be his best option and I was showing him the HS50 online.
    Of course I mentioned the differences between DLP and LCD and one concern he has is a lack of black level compared to my NEC HT1000.

    So in summary, what is the black level like on the Sony and also, is the quoted 6000:1 contrast ratio noticabel compared to other LCDs withink his price range. Overall, does the PQ compare to DLP for colour and black level?

    We have not yet discussed demoing machines as he is simply getting a feel for home cinema projectors as he caused me to panic when he phoned me to say he had seen some cheap PJs at PC world..... :eek:

    Thanks a lot,

    Cap.
     
  2. UrbanT

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    Having seen them all, I bought the HS50 for its blacks. They are pretty amazing for an LCD projector.

    Can't compare to many DLP models simply because I can't watch one for more than 10-20 minutes, but I don't believe he would be disappointed :)
     
  3. Bristol Pete

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    Great. Thanks, will try and sort a demo for him....and me :)

    And how about the contrast, no problem viewing the usual LCD killer movies such as Van Helsing ???

    Thanks,

    Cap :)
     
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    Van Helsing and Equilibrium really are nasty films to display, the HS has no problem with either IMO
     
  5. Bristol Pete

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    Thanks so much,

    Thats worth knowing. In fact may look at an HS50 myself as have decided to put my recent purchase up for sale as having problems with throw and offset within my lounge.....

    Ho hum.

    Lets hope someone takes a look. PQ is amazing.

    Cheers,

    Cap :)
     
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    What's the prob with Van Helsing? By coincidence I watched it on rental DVD last night, other then the odd moments of dodgy CGI I thought it was OK - picture looked fine...PJ
     
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    Just that it is a very dark movie - as in the lighting.

    This DVD will give most PJs a run for their money, as will Daredevil.

    Its a good test piece to see if you can see the detail or if you are just watching dark shadow.......

    However, as a film, it is crap too.

    Cap :)
     
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    The TX is a great projector. Its only when you compare Van Helsing on the TX and the Sony, that you appreciate the difference. Until you do, you don't really know.

    Having said that, its not a huge difference, just the next step up :)
     
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    What size (width) image was you achieving?
     
  10. Bristol Pete

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    Just over six foot wide.

    Cap :)
     
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    True, VH wasn't the brightest film I've watched (but still very watchable)! Yes, bet it looks cool on the Sony, happy with the TX for now though - and as I said somewhere else I've been able to buy a sub and new DVD player and still have change vs the HS50, for me the sum of these parts is probably more than the HS50 would have been alone.

    Haven't (re)watched Alien yet, what's that like?

    ...PJ
     
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    Naa the next step up for me would be the D5 panel's, hope their out end of this year in the Z4 and AE900 and Sony HS70 or whatever imaginative titles they come up with :) I plan on getting my CC low by then :)
     

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