Help which PJ Sony vplds100/toshiba et1/epson tw10h

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    Hello,

    does anyone know which is best between sony vplds100 and toshiba et1 and also would I gain by buying the epson tw10h?

    Prices are sony 475GBP epson 560gbp toshiba 485gbp

    It will be used in a dark room for mainly dvds.

    Thanks for any feedback.
     
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    The Epson has the leading colour accuracy of the budget LCDs, I don't imagine there will be an amazing amount of difference between picture quality of the Tosh and Sony. I would certainly pay an extra 80 quid to have the Epson
     
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    What about the difference between 16:9 and 4:3.

    Between the sony (4:3) and toshiba (16:9) would the aspect ratios make and difference and am I right to say that the toshiba will show 4:3 as 640 by 480 whereas the sony is 800 by 600.

    Also does 400:1 contrast make a lot of difference in the picture?

    I dont know whether to save money and buy either the sony or toshiba as new pj are being released in a few months.

    DOes anyone have either projectors?

    Thanks for any feedback
     
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    The sony in 16:9 mode will be using roughly 800x480 pixels which is very similar to the Toshiba anyway. Unfortunately specs such as contrast ratio can be misleading and buying something purely because it has a bigger contrast number is a bad idea. Prob best to wait for owners to chirp up with their experiences, but I severely doubt the Sony is going to better the Epson.

    Oh, and there is always something new round the corner and in this instance I do not think going for the Sony is money saved, more getting less and paying less for it.
     
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    so in order of best first

    epson
    sony
    toshiba

    ?
     
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    Prob Tosh over Sony mate although I doubt anyones really looked into it that much. Get the Epson, you won't be dissappointed.
     
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    Thanks

    Hows epson on 4:3 input. I guess it displays at 640 by 480?
     
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    Yes, where the sony would do 800x600. But the Epson is still gonna look better whatever the numbers say...
     
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    Thanks for the feedback.

    One last thing is what is the epson like without a progressive input as Ive read of motion artifacts. The toshiba has dcdi decoding.
     
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    All projectors at this end of the market will have artefacts of some sort. Reviewers just can't think of much to say when comparing these things so will usually come up with one standard negative (either black level, colour or artefact) and one standard positive (either good black level, accurate colour or less artefacts). In other words don't believe what you read! If you are this worried about what you buy then your only choice is to go see for yourself, which may be difficult.
     
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    Thanks again for your help. Ill probably be buying the epson.
     
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    No problemo!! I wish you many happy hours movie viewing!!
     

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