1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Is HS10 best choice till 2700£

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by mutley, Apr 2, 2003.

  1. mutley

    mutley
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2002
    Messages:
    445
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Portugal
    Ratings:
    +2
    can't get any further. is it the best option?

    sugestions, reviews apreciated!!!!

    Thanks
     
  2. Kramer

    Kramer
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    IMHO, yes :clap:

    Providing the throw distance etc. suits your viewing room. My views on the HS10 (with loads of pics & screenshots) is here .

    I'm happy anyway ;)
     
  3. Spacecat

    Spacecat
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2001
    Messages:
    2,822
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +520
    Kramer
    spoken like a true HS10 OWNER!!!

    LOL despite the dodgy units !!
     
  4. John_N

    John_N
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I'm another HS10 owner.... and I'm not so sure (sorry Kramer)..

    I've seen the Sony VPL-VW12HT for sale from a german supplier (look in the HS10 v VPL-12HT thread) for £2700.

    Still at least it's a sony...

    :clap:

    J
     
  5. John_N

    John_N
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    PS. Is the 2700£ a british pound sign or a Euro sign? How much are you spending?
     
  6. Spacecat

    Spacecat
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2001
    Messages:
    2,822
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +520
    In the UK where HDTV is but a long distant dream then it seems overwhelmingly that the Panny AE300 is the LCD projector of choice in the price range that you are discussing.
    For DVD it seems to be the best choice, contrast wise, screendoor wise, noise wise, has a short throw and seems to be reliable based on owner reports.

    just my humble opinion !!:p
     
  7. mutley

    mutley
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2002
    Messages:
    445
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Portugal
    Ratings:
    +2
    yes, it was a brirish pounds sign, sorry i wrong placed it.

    it's 4000€
     
  8. John_N

    John_N
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Well

    Up to £2700 I would say that the Sony-VPLWV12HT is the best value now, due to the recent massive price drop by Sony.

    Formerly about £4000, the unit can now be got from a german supplier for around the £2700 mark.

    This unit is far superior to the AE300 IMHO.

    Forum Member spiderv6 just bought one.

    J
     
  9. mutley

    mutley
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2002
    Messages:
    445
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Portugal
    Ratings:
    +2
    another question:

    where all the cable go?

    the one to the dvd; and the mains cable (how does it reach the "that thing on the wall where you connect the electric stuff" :suicide:

    can't figure this (aside from having cables through the whole division)
     
  10. John_N

    John_N
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    In my system, I have the projector mounted near the ceiling and the cables go up through the ceiling including the power cable.

    Other people might run their cables in channels in the walls or might stand their projector on a piece of furniture and hide the cables behind... There are lots of options - it depends on your circumstances but hiding cables is not really too hard.
     
  11. Comer

    Comer
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2001
    Messages:
    1,365
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    Ireland
    Ratings:
    +82
    I paint mine with "DIY Camouflage" paint and just tack them to the wall. You would need to be looking straight at them from a distance of about 12 to 16 inches to notice them.

    Conor
     
  12. Spacecat

    Spacecat
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2001
    Messages:
    2,822
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +520
    If its pounds then the VHWT12 Sony is probably the best LCD i assumed it was EUROS!! about 2k being reffered to
     
  13. Kramer

    Kramer
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0

    We use lots of that paint here in Limerick - none of which is for projector cabling however :D


    Imagine that statement in another context........get my drift.

    The missus wouldn't be very happy if that were the case

    :rotfl:

    HS10, HS10, HS10, HS10, HS10, HS10, HS10, HS10, HS10.

    It's brill & has a long throw ;)




    :clap:
     
  14. John_N

    John_N
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Wonderful as the HS10 is...

    It's beaten by it's big brother the Sony-VPLWV12HT

    Same resolution panels
    Micro lens array
    Quieter fan :clap:
    better black level :clap:
    better contrast :clap:

    But there are both Sony anyway....

    I would put the VW12HT 1st and the HS10 second.. Sorry Kramer... The price drop on the 12HT is a bit of a shock still.....!
     
  15. Kramer

    Kramer
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Price drop aside (& not having viewed a 12HT), I still reckon the HS10 will take some beating.

    The HS10, via DVI from a Radeon PC in 1:1 pixel mapping with a CC40R on a good 8' screen in total blackout conditions with lots of loving "user" tweaking - show me an LCD PJ that can beat that :p

    The DVI capability IMO is the killer blow. OK, fan noise isn't the best but it's irrevelant for some (i.e. me!).

    I'm happy to "enlighten" the sceptics.


    :cool:
     
  16. John_N

    John_N
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    If the fan noise is irrelevant then the HS10 does take some beating at the price - I wish my HS10 was in a different room.

    If we ignore the startup issues which ahave made me feel nervous about it, then I probably would have had to build a hush box of some description and go to a fair amount of trouble to muffle the fan. I may end up still going that road if a) the HS10 shows NO MORE problems - ie - only one solitary false start and b) none of the replacement units are worth the dosh..

    We shall see.
     

Share This Page

Loading...