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Recommendations for HS50

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by petermag, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. petermag

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    I ordered a HS50 yesterday for the very lucky price of 1400 quid.

    I feel like opening up the package, and plug it in straight away to start watching. But also feel that I should really take my time to set things up.

    Any recommendations or a minimal list of things I should do before drooling all over the pj on day 1 ?

    thanks
     
  2. juniper

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    Hi :hiya:

    What is/are your source(s), what type of connections are you going to use, and what sort of screen do you have?
     
  3. Gary Lightfoot

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    Well, doing just that is a good way of making sure it works OK isn't it? :)

    Making sure the final location is up to the job before putting it there is a good idea - you don't wnat it falling off or anything. Is it going to be ceiling mounted or table mounted?

    Gary.
     
  4. petermag

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    HTPC (thinking of Mac Mini, but may not handle HDTV source material) and Sky (Not sure which to connection to use here).

    Thanks for the replies, guys

    Peter
     
  5. Dwayne Dibley

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    .... nice one! ..... would you mind sharing your good fortune?! (ie is that price with VAT, does it include a Pixel check and what about Delivery and finally from where??)
     
  6. petermag

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    Price is with VAT & delivery. I bought it thru a friend related to Sony.
     
  7. juniper

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    Would echo Gary's comments about location being up to the job when you fire it up. Before you start tweaking away, try to get your environment as close as you envision it being, get rid of ambient light etc., and make sure it is sturdily mounted. Most users seem to report that the HS50 is great out of the box, so there shouldn't be the need to do a great deal, but if you have a copy of DVE then it may help. You don't say what screen size you have?

    Otherwise, get some good movies ready, and beer or three in hand, and just enjoy it - it's what it's there for :smashin: Then wait around three weeks for upgradeitis to set in :D
     
  8. Craig Armstrong

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    Or alternatively get stressed about 50hz overscan and your PC's inability to give smomoth DVD playback and so spend most of today surfing on the internet trying to find ways of sorting it out :rolleyes:

    Despite that, I am very pleased with my HS50 :)
     
  9. Blue2

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    Mine really needed very little doing to it, i have subsequently fiddled with all the settings, but the out the box ones are pretty good. Pick a good movie, a good beer, and enjoy.

    Let us know how you get on with the Mac mini, am tempted, just not too sure if there will be a lag with the audio, as it will have to go through a transit box or similar. Also will be interesting to hear about the dvd playback quality, i plugged my 500MHz Ti, 4 year old, powerbook in to the hs50 (only through vga unfortunately) and was really impressed with the video result (only standard stereo though). The mini should give much better response -faster all round, dvi, looks very tempting.
     
  10. Blue2

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    Can get them for £1500 inc vat from Gultronics... no pixel check.
     
  11. Splice

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    yep, ordered mine from lal at gultronics on moday..... ohh the waiting. :boring: :boring:

    all the best... splice ;)
     
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    I read on here that the mac mini doesn't have a digital audio output.
     
  13. Dwayne Dibley

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    Thanks for the price check guys.
     

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