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HS10 v HT1000 v XV-91E please help!

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by rsvrmille, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. rsvrmille

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    right, got the new house, cinema room is ready to be populated.

    which of these at the £2k mark are the best?
    I'm thinking of the HS10 or HT1000, i've got a hcpc lined up with dvi-dvi connection and a room with about a 13ft through wanting a 96" widescreen (across the diag).

    any views on which is better. Is the wide xga of the sony better than the xga of the nec?

    I think i may be going to nexnix tomorrow especially as they have the ht1000 at £1995+vat.....
     
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    due to the throw / screen size your only option is the HT1000. At 13ft I reckon you'll only get about a 6.5ft image with the HS10. If you go for the HT1000 make sure rainbows are not an issue.
     
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    From 13ft a Sharp Z91 will give you a screen width of between 8'8 and 7'3. The 96" diag screen is approx just short of 7' wide. Assuming 16:9.

    Throw for the Z91 is 1.5:1 to 1.8:1

    Bear in mind the UK version of the Z91 has no DVI, only the US/Jap version has this it seems.
     
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    Had a good look at the sharp in demo conditions.

    It has a superb picture. However, did not buy it as is an 800 x 600 machine with a native 4:3 panel. (switchable 16:9).

    Although the image was lucid and involving and the best picture I managed to demo I felt that buying this would not be the wisest move when you consider the higher res 16:9 machines available at a similar price you are looking at.

    I am far from an expert but that my opinion.

    Cap:)
     
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    bugger!
    i was lloking forward to the HS10. looks like the ht1000 is the only option. can't believe the sharp does not have dvi-in at that price. how odd!

    i'mm off to nexnix tomorrow to demo the ht-1000 and vs10 thru dvd and their htpc.

    anyone know where i can get a calculator for the max sony screensize?
     
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    I've got Sony's PJCalc but it doesn't have the HS10 on it (v3.50).
     
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    I've seen the NEC and the Sharp, and I thought that the NEC was head and shoulders above the other.

    I'm running mine via htpc and DVi using PowerDVD XP and Radeon VE. No artefacts, and a solid, smooth image. My screen is an 84" 16:9 with 1.2 gain and I run the HT1000 in eco mode with the iris shut.

    You can't get anything better for £2000 IMHO. :)

    Gary.
     
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