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Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by benji_m, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. benji_m

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    Mods please delete if crossing the line, not sure where that is!

    If anyone is interested in a HS20 may want to look at the special offers section (Naked Hint!)

    Cheers
     
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    Thanks Kramer.

    Haven't seen you around as much lately?
     
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    Hi Ben.

    No, finding myself more & more busy these days & likely to get worse soon as I'm changing jobs. Have watched maybe 2 movies on my projector in the last two weeks :(

    How can you sell the HS20 for such a low price? Amazing. The best currently available LCD is now on a par (cost wise) with AE500 & Z2 :eek:

    Don't know how much stock you have but can't see it lasting long at that price.

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    hi, i have a new sofa arriving soon and then wish to buy my 1st pj. wanted the z2 but with the hs20 at this price will go for that. got a new credit card arriving soon too.!
    i need to measure up once sofa arrives. some q:
    1. not sure to mount on coffee table from 8-9 foot or on a shelf or ceiling mount from 11-12 foot?

    2.is it easy to build a diy mount for hs20?

    3.want to buy a portable pj screen from drh. the lite model? any reviews?

    4.going to use a 10m component cable from cambridge audio 53 dvd player. do you think i will need a pal prog scan player?

    5. any other things i need to consider about before buying??


    advise greatly appreciated.




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  6. sneaky

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    Benji,

    Can you answer Kramers ? and tell us how you can offer the HS0 at that price.

    Chris
     
  7. benji_m

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    Simply answer is I don't Know! but I am very happy at the news! Puts this amazing machine in a whole different marketplace.

    Usually I have an eye in on pricing and stuff but I was really busy yesterday and just was told the new price! Nothing sinister, just the same stock that was at £1998 on Monday!

    Oh well Kramer, good look with your new job, PJ review editior on the new Haymarket Home Cinema mag?????
     
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    Makes my £2100 purchase at the beginning of Feb a bit of a bad buy then.

    Anther thing, how come you are not selling it at the same price on www.royjowetthomecinema.co.uk.

    How many of these do you have.

    Chris
     
  9. benji_m

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    We can't really predict what Sony do in terms of deals or pricing, with PJ's we just sell at trade + vat and give the best service we can. I can assure you there is very little money made by anyone on PJ's!!!!!


    Even at £1998 it's a cracking buy, compared to the retail of £2700 and also compared to the official sony trade price!
     
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    Are the 2 companies in your bit at the bottom - one and the same.

    It all just seems a little bit odd, if no one makes much cash on PJ's how you can knock £500 off. Presumably all the other suppliers are jumpimg up and down now because discounttv MUST be getting the HS20'S A LOT CHEAPER.
     
  11. benji_m

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    These PJ's are new stock and the way these things usually happen is we take a batch at a certain price, this batch is just at a better price. Other suppliers have their own issues but there is nothing really special about us (apart from our 25 years of experience and great service, sorry, had to do it!)

    I dare say if other dealers went looking for a deal they would get it, how much they would pass on is another issue!

    Really though, I do feel retailers are a little unfairly treated. We mostly do our very best for you guys, its the manufacturers who muck around with prices, deals and service so much. All we basically do is look at what they cost us and sell it at that!

    The HS20 price came completely out of the blue to me, these things just cannot be anticipated unfortunately

    Best Regards
     
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    Ben,

    Thanks for the explanation - not that one was really necessary.... tthat's a cracking price for the HS20................

    Sneaky,

    Discounttv are long time sponsors of the forum and this isn't the first time that Ben has put good deals out to forum members - the AE100s as long as almost two years ago, AE200s AE300s etc.



    Sean G.
     
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    Sean,

    Another old hand, not seen you around these parts for a while either! Kramer & TheRitz in one day!

    sneaky, the royjowetthomecinema price is now changed btw - we are one and the same but one department is more efficient than the other!

    Cheers
     
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    Does anyone know the lamp life on the HS20? Im guessing about 2000 hours?

    Thanks
     
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    Benji,

    Sorry that it looked as though I was having ago. I wasnt, just a little p****d off that I have a PJ that is 8 weeks old that has dropped £600. To put a tin hat on it I have even had to send it back to Sony today because of a fault. Shame I cant ask for my money back.

    Chris
     
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    pack man - about 2000 hours that goes upto 3000 hours if you use cinema mode.

    Chris
     
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    Are you sure sneaky? I thought standard and cinema have the same lamp mode. It's only when you use dynamic do you get the extra light kick in, then the fan starts getting louder because the lamp is working harder.

    Switching from standard to cinema, you heard the iris click in and out. No change in fan speed. Could be wrong though.
     
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    Bought one couldn't resist.
     
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    Getting mine end of May :clap:

    Anyone gonna connect it via HDMI?

    The price of these cables is :eek:
     
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    Venom,

    Thats right standard and cinema supposed to be upto 3000. Sorry I didnt put the standard mode in. I always run mine in standard mode.

    Mr D, Thought you already had a Sony PJ from KirshAV.

    Jack Daws are you saying that you wont get your PJ till the end of May from Benji.

    Chris
     
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    Not I . They werre a possibility a few months ago as they were the cheapest but not now.
     
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    When will u get your PJ Mr D.
     
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    Yeah but only cos I cannot afford one right now ;)

    Need the money from my house sale. Ben as kindly put one aside for me :thumbsup:
     
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    hi
    just ordered one..... am so excited just hope i receive on saturday...
    regards
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    Lucky sod :D

    I expect an indepth review buy lunch time Saturday ;)

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    think i will be working saturday and maybe monday.
    but will defo keep you informed..
    best wishes
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    On the off chance you are a tea leaf who knows my address and will stake out my house to intercept delivery.

    in about a month when I've got the room sorted but there were some units available than and there when I ordered.
     
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    Sony have officially dropped the srp for the HS20 as its replacement is iminent, apparently the replacement is to come in at ultra aggresive price.
     
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    Any details? :)
     
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    Hi
    Been watching this thead with interest. Had two HS10s that were returned as faulty.
    I asked my local Sony dealer, Robert Whyte, if a replacement for HS20 imminent. They said Sony say nothing before end of year.
    Could be- I think HS20 came to Uk last November, HS10 Nov year before?
    HS30 Nov2005?

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