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infocus 4805 vs sony hp50

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by toxicmango, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. toxicmango

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    Hi there

    Just wondering whetehr anyone has compared the two models side by side. I can get the sony hs50 for £1000 ( through a friends discount) and the screenplay 4805 is £1000 as well. I dont suffer from rainbows (lucky me).

    I will be playing mainly computer games and watching dvd

    Any opinions would be good
     
  2. dinoprada2003

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    A hs50 for £1000 you lucky b*****d!!! :eek:
     
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    I would go with the HS50. The better resolution and lack of any rainbows ( you may not have seen them yet, but you can be sure the more you watch on the pj, the greater your chance of finding something that will show them to you) plus the incredible price ( you will probably be able to sell it in a year and get back what you paid for it) makes the HS50 a definate fav choice.
     
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    Thanks for the comments. Couple more q's though

    what is the screen throw size for the hs50.

    Does it have to be ceiling mounted or can iput it on a table

    Thanks
     
  5. Bristol Pete

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    HS50 can be put on a table, shelf etc due to the great lens shift facility. I have my new Hs50 sat on an IKEA table, looks great. No more having to drill holes in walls etc.

    Yippee :)

    By the way, having had an extensive demo of the 4805,I can say that it is a great PJ. Very very nice.

    Cap :)
     
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    Captain Benefit in your opinion did you prefer the 4805 or the hs50 and what were the reasons. Thanks again for your response
     
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    Well thats hard to answer. The 4805 had a great, great picture, which equals tremendous bang for buck when considering that they are down to £1000.00. I was sorely tempted by the 4805 however I can see dithering on most DLP machines. I am not bothered by rainbow, just movement in the picture.

    Sorry I cannot say which is better but I am happy with my new HS50 and the sole reason I stuck with LCD is the aforementioned dithering.

    Cap :)
     
  8. digisocialist

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    I've just got the 4805 and the picture is stunning and that's straight out of the box. It does look better than any LCD I have seen but you are likely to see rainbows. I was not bothered by rainbows in any of my demo's but I must admit that after watching 2hrs of a film I did notice a few..so there is truth in what Oakley says, you are likely to see them over time. That said, my wife has absolutely no idea what I'm on about and just thinks it looks better than the Cinema...and my kids love it too... so if they're happy, I am whether it matches my expectations of perfectionism or not.

    That aside, for 1k it's a real steal IMHO.
     
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    I would certainly demo both - I did and got the Sony HS50. I suffer from rainbows unfortunately but I was unexcited with the 4805. I saw it in central london at Musical Images - Covent Garden in a proper environment - but after getting a demo and shoot and show of the HS50 the 4805 was never going to match the HS50, and if any of your friends and family watchit at least you know it wont cause any problems!

    I hope it helps - but ultimatey choose with your own eyes mate,

    Tone
     
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    read the 4805 down/upscales to 480p max though :( whats the sony native res?
     
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    1280 x 720

    Are there still issues with 1:1 pixel mapping on the HS50 though?
     
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    Personally, I have found a down scaled image acceptable. Paper spec can and often is irrelevant when you see the moving image. I have found a down scale image can benefit sky/digital TV.

    Cap :)
     

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