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HS50 And Lumagen or H77??

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by mikeaitch, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. mikeaitch

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    OK- 3k+ ish to spend, small room, 13 x 9 light controlled.

    What would give me the best vfm, Sony with a top notch scaler HDP+/IscanHD

    Or Optoma H77?

    I don't see rainbows, or more accurately only seen them once on v cheap pj

    Anybody been able to compare?
     
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    While I do have an H77 I have to say its' on-board scaler is pretty unexciting, it's not bad but a Faroujda it isn't, and I'm not at all sure the PQ from a 'naked' 576p would be as clear and sharp as an iScan-ed HS50.

    This is only a gut feeling though, I've not seen an HS50 and am going on reviews and comments of the PQ it offers .. I can't believe the H77 would be beaten like-for-like though.
     
  3. mikeaitch

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    Thanks Kragorn

    The big thing for me is the potential for the best picture quality, as at the moment, there's only so much in the pot

    What do you think about the h77?

    Has it blown your socks off?
     
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    The H77 is a great machine, although I've only clocked-up around 15 hours so far, its' increased resolution over my Z200E means I now have a great DLP picture without pixellation .. the lack of noise is impressive, something that was important to me and partly why I was prepared to fork out for one.

    Im feeding it from a Pioneer 868 and also an HTPC, both of which of course provide pretty good scaling, when I feed 576p into it from the Pio using HDMI and let the H77 Zoom then I begin to see that its' own scaler is probably the weakest aspect .. it's not BAD but it could be better.
     
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    By chance, I saw the 77 being demoed at Sevenoaks in Bristol.

    The picture I saw was simply fantastic to my eyes. Deep blacks, incredible colour and contrast etc. This was on SKY+ too. Once switched to DVD it looked even better.

    I would have bought one on that viewing alone.

    Cap :)
     
  6. mikeaitch

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    Thanks guys :)

    Problem is, it seems even if I blow my budget on a H77, I may still need a scaler

    Guess I was kind of hoping that the HS50 would do it, but don't want to sell myself short

    Perhaps Benji has had a chance to compare?
     
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    if it were me, id get the hs50, keepit for a year, then buy a true hidef model in a years time.

    I dont think that either the hs50, or h77 are 'there' yet, but in 15 months i think there will be some nice toys.

    stu
     

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