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Just dropped my Sony VW12 onto the floor!!!

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by p.booth, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. p.booth

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    I`m having a nightmare of aday. Just tried to remove the Sony projector from the ceiling clamp and dropped it on the floor.I don`t know whether it`s covered on the household insurance until ,Ifind the bloody policy.I don`t know where it is.I`llhave to wait for the wife to return,to see where she`s put it.!! :mad:

    :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
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    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :oops: :oops: :oops:
     
  3. p.booth

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    Spoken to insurance company.(nodding dog).They asked what make it was /the cost and said Empire would be in touch to discuss a replacement.What a pleasnt surprise .So far >

    Wife was very good about it when she arrived home.Bless!!!
     
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    Youd better take a look at empires website to see whats on offer.
     
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    I`m assumng the website is "EMPIREDIRECT" .
    :( :( :( :
    Oh my God they only have one projector @£799 Epson S1H !!!!!!!!!
    It doesn`t come anywhere near the Sony`s specs.
    It`s not 16:9
    No progressive
    nocomponent
    no RGB /Svideo
    NO hdmi
    For starters.

    I hope they have others .What happens if this is aLL THEY HAVE.
    Surely the Insurance company willprovide an alternative company//
    Or will they. :mad: :mad: :mad:

    Any thoughts please???????


    I feel ill again.!!!!!! :mad: :mad:
     
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    Don't feel ill.

    The insurance company probably suggest empiredirect because a) they are competitive and b) 95% of the time they will stock something equivalent.

    Explain to the company that a PJ is a specialist piece of equioment which empire do not specialise in. Tonight have a look at the usual PJ sites, find the equiv and the average price, I'm sure they will be reasonable.

    Good luck!...PJ
     
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    Empire may well be able and willing (on behalf of your insurers) to source an equivalent replacement.

    So, I suggest you list the key features of the "12" (with particular reference to those that matter to you) and, when Empire call, tell them that's what you require.

    And see what happens next.....
     
  8. p.booth

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    Thanks Nigel,been busy looking and sorting and finally got a list with my requirements ready.More of a "need" than all :thumbsup: of the attributes of the"12".
     
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    Just out of interest, do sony projectors bounce or just go splat ?
     
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    On your head : SPLAT!!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


    ONthe floor BOUNCE!!!! :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
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    Oooooouch!!!!
     
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    It's not Empire Direct, as I had to claim my insurance for my PJ when it fell and this Empire were very helpfull and the girl I was dealing with even manage to get me a better one than I was expecting. They score them by the light output, pretty much >1000 and then >2000 and so on, not so much on the price.

    Good luck and have a list of possible models, but I imagine they will offer you the HS50.
     
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    Thanks for that Stripe , very encouraging .I hope you are correct as I quite fancy the hs50 :thumbsup:
     
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    Was offered the Sony Hs 50 but I have been advised this is unobtainable. has any one any other suggestions for about £2k??
     
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    If you’ve got £2000 then HS50 is your only realistic LCD option. However, for similar money the SP5700 or the Optoma H57 will yield excellent results. Just make sure you are not adversely affected by DLP Rainbows.

    Forgot to mention the Sim2 Domino 18 at just over £2k.
     
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    Thanks Zippycat!

    Never demo`ed aDLP so don`t know if I`m " rainbowed" Sounds like a demo is beckoning. :D
     
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    P.Booth,

    Don’t be put off by all the rainbow talk on this forum, an issue that in my opinion gets totally blown out of proportion. I appreciate some people can be adversely affected by the colour separation (at least historically so to speak), but it does seem that more than a fair share of members seem to be affected. I have my own theories why many members get headaches while demoing DLP projectors:

    · Watching a single source of light in a darken room will on occasions cause eye fatigue & headaches. (This includes LCD & CRT technology). Don’t forget a standard PAL CRT television will flicker at 50Hz, whereas a 4x DLP projector will flicker at 600Hz, although the image is refreshed at 200Hz (when considering a basic colour wheel consisting of 3 primary colours).
    · The power of suggestion – so many threads on DLP rainbows will tend to imprint on people minds issues of headaches. This occurs to such an extent that the moment someone sees any colour separation, they are scared off. This then gets reported back to other members, which keeps perpetuating the problem.
    · Trying to induce rainbows during a demo – A habit that you will soon get out of once you own a DLP projector. It amazes me that people who have never heard of rainbows, or even shown how to induce them ever complain about any adverse effects.

    Don’t misunderstand; rainbows are something I would like to be eliminated. I see them on my DLP projector every now and then, but they do not cause any headaches or eyestrain. You need to make an intelligent decision, decide for yourself in a demo.

    One point I would like to make, my background in electronics allows me to form strong opinions on what technology is better. I know there will be many responses tearing apart my theories as to which technology is better, but ask yourself this; how long do you intend to keep your projector?

    If longevity is a key issue, then DLP is the only way to go. Look at the number of posts concerning issues with LCD projectors, then look at the number of posts concerning issues with DLP. Even manufacturers will admit this by the type of warrantees they offer as standard. LCD’s tend to come with 12 months, whereas DLP tend to come with at least 2 years if not more.

    I understand you current projector is / was an LCD, but this model was built like a tank, although not one that could withstand a fall form the ceiling!

    The SP5700 and the Sim2 Domino 18 utilise a 5x colour wheels, therefore rainbows will be less of an issue. If I were to choose between the 3 models listed, go for the Sim2, as it is an elite brand. If needs be, offer to pay the extra £200 or so to get the best option in that price range, but make sure you demo.

    I hope this is of help.
     
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    Thanks Zippycat, for some very interesting thoughts and info. Your comments are very helpfull and appreciated.I`m certainly looking at keeping the projector for some time .Ihave the Denon A11 dvd player and feel I need dvi/hdmi capability though I`ve heard component can match the dvi etc.I don`t know if that`s true ,and agree demoing will be the answer.I`m using this afternoon to check out possible kit before speaking with the "man from Empire" tomorrow to see what options are open to me if they confirm theycan`t get the Sony H50. (I`m told it`s like gold dust,and about to be discontinued.).Cheers
     
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    Glad to be of help! One thing, I doubt the HS50 is about to be discontinued, it’s only just come out!

    In my opinion, component signals will match those of a digital type. Note of caution; high definition television may throw a spanner into the works, with suggestions that Sky will only enable high definition signals in the digital domain. Hence you may not be able to connect high definition equipment in the analog domain such as component due to copyright issues. Consequently, make sure any equipment you consider is capable of handling such connection as HDMI & DVI that is HDCP compliant.

    The Sim2 does not as standard incorporate such connections, however Sim2 are about to launch a ‘black box’ that allows the projector to accept HDMI & DVI signals that are copy protected.
     
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    "One thing, I doubt the HS50 is about to be discontinued, it’s only just come out! "

    They are telling me this morning that Sony have confirmed to them that the HS 50is to be discontinued. I `m also findingthis hard to beleive, I`ve been offered as a suggested replacement the "Infocus lp 6000." What??? What??? I`ve told them it`s not meeting the broken projector by a long way.They said they will take advice and come back to me...I`m gutted!!! Any help as where i go from here.??
     
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    Well to update my predicament. "Empire" unableto provide euqivalentkit.seems they have now been told a recall is on in US for the Hs 50 whisch means at least 10 weeks before anystock arrives here.Lots of issues to address before distribution here begins again.
    So having spoken to Insurance ,they say they will send me cheque for my threshold value minus excess. At last I`ll be able to look for something to replace deceased hs12 but seemsI`ll need to add money to £1500 I`m expecting. Had a couple of good offers from retailers on these forums that look interesting.thanks Guys!!
     
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    Nice one, good to see you have been sorted. At least you'll be able to shop around for the PJ which best fits your needs.

    ...and an interesting idea for the unscrupulous... :D

    Quickly changing the subject, the HS50 situation is becoming a bit of a soap opera isn't it?

    ...PJ
     
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    thanks PJTX100, The HS50 situation is really sad as it has the potential to be a first class machine by what I`ve heard.It seems as though Sony QC hasn`t improved any ,as i recall problems of the same magnitude with the tv set from them before the Sony VEGA. Still using the Vega in the lounge for the wife. :D :D :D
    Well back to the mags and google for more info !!Cheers :thumbsup:
     
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    Nice result! Good luck with finding a suitable replacement.
     
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    Cheers Stripe, thanks to all for advice and help .
    Regards Peter.
     

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