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Sony VPH1040-QM Super Bright CRT Projector

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by patt, Dec 18, 2004.

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    Hi :hiya: would a Sony VPH1040-QM Super Bright CRT Projector be better than a seleco 350 and does the sony do 16.9 thanks
     
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    All depends on the condition. They will use similar if not the same tubes.
    If I had a choice I would pick the sony.
     
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    HI thanks does the sony have 16.9 mode
     
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    Patt,whilst there's no doubting Sonys reliability record I feel that a Seleco 350 would be a more user friendly machine. It's designed for the home cinema enthusiast.

    The Sony 1040 dates from somewhere around the late 80's early 90's. This is well before the time of 16:9 DVD and component video. It is true that only later Seleco 350s support component, but all Seleco 350s do 16:9. You'll also find that Selecos are supplied with a remote control as standard rather than it being an expensive option.

    I think there's a Sony 1040 on Ebay at the moment. At the current price it's a good deal, but if the bidding goes much over £250 then personally I would look elsewhere.

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    HI chris would a seleco 390 be better and does it have component in thanks
     
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    A Seleco 390 uses the slightly brighter Sony tubes as used in the 400 series and has digital convergence. The picture is a little brighter and sharper than 350s and the convergence accuracy is better.

    I can't recall if component was ever fitted to the 390. The easy way to tell is to look at the back panel for the component labling over the BNC sockets, or to bring up the on screen display and check the input menu and look for a component input.

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    thanks chris what would 1 in good condition be worth
     
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    Well, that's the million dollar question. At a guess I'd say about £100 on top of the price of a good SVP350, so something in the £500 - £600 price range, but of course it all depends on what the buyer is prepared to pay and what the seller is willing to accept ;) A cheeky bid might just tempt the seller to close for a quick sale :D

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