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Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Ghidorah, Jan 12, 2003.

  1. Ghidorah

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    Hi there,
    Has anybody ordered or seen what the HS2 is like ?
    U.S forums seem to think it a good projector.
     

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    Hi mate,

    I bought the HS2 before xmas, and I've been very happy with it. Compared to the HS1, it is a big improvement. I use it for DVD's and PS2 and they look really good, and that's with s-video cables.

    IF I had enough cash though, I would definately get the HS10.
     
  3. murph200140

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    Hi
    Same here got my hs2 four weeks ago . I have been very pleased with it .Clocked up about 48 hours viewing so far .But I am only using it for movies.The screen I got with it is the one that is normally supplied with the hs1 .
    cheers murph
     
  4. Ghidorah

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    Thanks for the reply.
    How loud is it and what about the screen door. Is there any
    How about the size of pictur to distance from screen ?
    Thanks :)
     
  5. murph200140

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    My lounge is quite big so I can place the pj quite a distance from the screen .Haven't noticed any screen door , but we sit at the far end of the room which is at least 12ft from the screen . The closer you get to the screen though the more obvious the pixels are . As for the sound , well that is coming from a surround sound system connected to my dvd player so I've no need to run it through the projector .I think to project an image 60inches across you need to be able to place the pj about 2.5 meters away . At least with the hs2 and hs1 you can place the pj to one side and use the sideshot facility .So you don't have to worry about dumping it in the middle of the room .
    hope this helps .cheers murph
     
  6. Ghidorah

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    Hi Murph,
    Sorry I ment the sound of the fans !!!
    Is that 60" Diagonal or wide ?
    Have you got any pics of the PJ and the screen,
    Also where did you get it from and how much ?
    God !! I want to know a lot.
    Thanks again:)
     
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    Hi Ghidorah
    The hs2 has three settings for watching movies , Dynamic , Standard and Cinema . Dynamic is the brightest setting and this causes the fan to run faster so you get a bit more noise , but still not that bad , Standard and cinema are both a bit darker so the fan runs at quieter speed .I hardly even notice it .Looked around the sites and managed to find out that the fan noise level is 30db .As for screen size , yes the measurements are taken diagonally .If you are tight for space you can get a conversion lens that gives you a shorter throw distance . For a 60inch screen you only have to be a mininmum of 1740mm away , max 2130mm .
    As for price I found a local dealer who was willing to match the internet price of one of the sites . The hs2 was £1240 and the screen £80 .
    Hope this helps Murph
     
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    Hi Murph,
    Ta Mate,
    Still dont know which PJ to get the HS2 or the HS10 ?
    I like the price of the HS2. Now all I have to do is find a dealer in Bristol to match internet prices to help me decide.Sony shop price is £1600, but one shop will sell for £1500 but screen will be 650 for an Owl one.
    I would prefere to by localy so if anything go's wrong thereare no worrys about returning to the shop
    What sort of screen have you got ?
    Cheers Ghidorah:D
     
  9. murph200140

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    hi
    I've got the sony hs60 pull up screen , but I would much rather have one that I could ceiling mount .Been looking around, but I better finish paying for the projector first or my wife will kill me .:)
     
  10. Ghidorah

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    Hi Murph
    Looks like I will get the HS2,as the wife wont mind me spending £1200 to £1600 Plus Screen. And I have read on this site that the HS10 fans are a bit loud unless you crank up the old sound system!!!!!
    On This web sit there is a great review of the HS2

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?threadid=206797&highlight=hs2
    Enjoy
    And thanks again for all your help
    Ghidorah:D
     
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    No problem Ghidorah , glad to help . Let me know if you get one , I be interested to see what you think .Watched Final Destination last night on the pj .Looked great , the biggest problem I 've got is deciding what I'm going to watch next .
    Cheers murph
     
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    Hi murph

    Sorry to jump into this thread but wondered if you could give me an idea of the screen size with a 10' ish distance? The Sanyo Z1 is too big [Min 7'4"] but the HS10 is perfect [5'7" - 7'2"] but out of my price range:( Does it give you a calculation [or examples] in the manual?

    Thanks!
     
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    Hi Talizker
    No problem , here is the info you want .For a 60inch picture , mininmum dist 2.5m (8'2) maximum dist 2.7(8'9). With the hs2 you can get a conversion lens that lets shorten the distance to 1740mm max 2130mm .Don't know how much the lens is though .cheers murph
     
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    In the comprehensive BigScreen Entertainment review of HS2 it is written that "opposed to the HS1, the HS2 can be ceiling mounted without any difficulties.".
    But in the official User's Manual there is no information about hanging the PJ to the ceiling nor about the possibility to set the picture upside down. Any comments?

    The special subtitle screen mode seems very OK, but does it grant a favour for the original picture format? Hope that it does not stretch the picture but instead uses vertical bars to maintain the original picture format. What happens if the original picture is wider than 16:9? Will there appear the horizontal letterbox bars? And what is the one-to-one mapping good for? I personally find all the modes that distort or lessen original ratio inappropriate. Have had negative experience with a Sony widescreen TV -- it was even complicated to be sure of the original ratio of the picture as it seemed to push the full screen usage on customers.

    Thank you in advance
     
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    Hi Folks
    Have taken the plunge an got the HS2.
    Set it up in about 5 mins on a woodchip papered yellow wall
    and still looked great.
    Cant wait to get my screen on tuesday then I can play.
    Sonn
    If you look on page 27 of the manual under install settings it say about "Image Flip"
    HV :- Flips Hoizontaly And Vertically
    H :- Flips Hoizontaly
    V:- Flips Vertically

    Hope this of help
    Ghidorah
     
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    Quite so! Thanks. However, there is nothing about how to fix ceiling-mounting in praxis.

    What do you think about the screen modes, by the way?
     
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    Actually I'm puzzled by that since both projectors are rated with a fan noise of 30db.

    I'm wondering if the HS-10 owners aren't just being ultra picky. AFAIK my HS-1 has a 30db fan noise and it's never been a problem for me.

    Gav
     
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    Hello Gav
    Yes the fan is a bit loud on the HS2 but not to bad.
    At first I thought the picture was fantastic but then started to notice that the not as clear as some others that I have looked at.
    Is the screen door effect any better when you have a screen and not a wall to see it on?
    If it is no better then I will take it back and get something else
    maybe a DLP,or I might have alook at the HS10 or the Sanyo Z1.
     
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    Hi
    Up to 70 hours now on my hs2 , still happy with the quality of the picture . No problems with screen door . The quality of the transfer of the movie itself on the dvd seems to make quite a difference . Just watched Blade 2 , the picture is excellent , but watched Gremlins the other week and the picture is definately fuzzier . But even on the tv this dvd lacks the same sharpness of some of my other discs . As for fan noise , well I still find this hardly noticable .Much better then some idiot trying to get his M&M'S open in the cinema or deciding to go through his shopping bags in the middle of the movie ( a recent visit to the cinema to see harry potter ).
    Cheers murph:)
     
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    Hello Murph
    How big is your screen And how far back do you sit ?
    I have put more info on mine on the thread called "SCREEN DOOR"
    Cheers mate
     
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    At 2.5m away from my 1.5m wide screen (the one that came free with the PJ) I don't so much see the screen door, but rather a bit of pixelisation .. ie sometimes it's obvious that the screen is made up of pixels. I certainly don't see the actual 'chickenwire' effect of screen door until I move a bit closer.

    One effect that does annoy me is the 'vertical banding' effect that plagues many LCD projectors. It depends a lot on the programme material but scenes with a light low contrast (like cloudy backgrounds for example) can really show it up.

    Once you notice this effect it can really annoy so, er, don't look for it!

    Gav
     
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    how much does it cost approximately?
     
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    Hi Ghidorah
    Sounds like my set is similar to yours .Just measured the distance to the screen and it works out to be about 3m ,and I'm usually sitting about about 4m away from the screen .The screen itself is about 60 inches .
    As for a conversion lens to reduce your throw distance , I'm afraid I don't know Sonn but try giving your local sony dealer a call . Cheers murph
     

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