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hs10 vs pt-ae300

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Dr.Scanlan, Mar 26, 2003.

  1. Dr.Scanlan

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    hi there,

    i was on the verge of buying an hs10, but due to all the probs ive read on here, not so sure now.

    considering the pt-ae300....anyone any idea how they run side by side? is there a clear winner?

    all info much appreciated..

    cheerzz!!:devil:
     
  2. dunkyboy

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    I wouldn't let the bulb problem put you off. In general the projector is very good. Later units are supposed to not have the problem.

    I have an HS10 and I would say that the picture is very good. The panasonic is probably better value for money since it is cheaper, but the HS10 does have the advantage of a higher resolution.

    If your budget can stretch to it, you can get a Sony VPL-VW12HT mail order from a german firm (see the HS10 versus VW12HT thread for the location) for £2600. That isn't a million miles away from the cost of an HS10 and I would seriously consider it.

    J
     
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    Two advantages of the HS10 over the Panny are:
    1: Long throw of the HS10. I wanted to have the projector in the next room firing through a hole in the wall to eliminate all projector noise. Fan noise at any level is unacceptable to me
    2. HS10 can do 1:1 pixel mapping from a PC, as far as I know this has not yet been achieved with the panny.

    A third reason (which probably has no foundation in truth) is that I was a little afraid of the panny considering the failure rate of the AE100

    What is the actual price difference between the HS10 and the Panny AE300 going to be in the UK?

    Conor
     
  5. Messiah

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    If you look at one of the cheaper online suppliers (Nexnix) the price difference is as follows

    HS10: £1799 + vat = £2113.83

    AE300: £1425 + vat = £1674.38

    so a difference of £439.45
     
  6. Drew C

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    If you bought the ae300 from 'be direct', you could have it for £1599. That's a saving of £514!
    That's a considerable saving to say they are comparable machines. If the reviews and customer feedback are anything to go by, there's no way the HS10 is worth the extra cash (IMO).
     
  7. Messiah

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    be direct ???? URL?

    Found it. www.bedirect.co.uk (pretty obvious really :blush: )

    Damn good price. Only downer 14 day delivery (having just spoken with them) but considering no-one has UK stock yet I guess that's not too bad.
     
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    Nex Nix are doing it for £1425+VAT not £1495+VAT so the difference is more like £400 to the HS10.

    I think the £150 or so over the cost of getting one from Europe is worth it as none of these damn things seem particularly reliable and Nexnix customer service is meant to be good from what I have read on here. Down to personal choice on that one though.

    Cheers
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