Sony VPL-VW270ES owners thread

Naiera

Active Member
Thank you. I was hoping for a response like this ;) Viewing will be a bit tense the next few nights though.

My previous JVC projector(s) would sometimes shut down after the relay in the power filter switched, I figure because of a minor power fluctuation or something. It's an old building I live in, but this hasn't happened for quite a while now, and I did not hear the relay in the filter last night, although I was walking across the room when it happened, so I can't rule it out.

I've registered for Prime Support now, so hopefully they're worthwhile if I do need assistance.
 

DB9S

Well-known Member
Sony Prime Support have been very good in my experience, although their wheels can turn slowly.
Take and keep video/audio evidence of any issues as they will ask you to provide such if you register an issue. Also if you do get an issue coming up, it may be prudent to register it has happened during the warranty period, so if necessary you will have evidence that it has been ongoing and not just a one off.
 

DickB

Novice Member
Hi guys - I have a,very simple question to which I think I know the answer ! Is there any way to temporarily blank the (whole) screen ? I'm an ex-cinema projectionist, and I run a lot of the old movies from the 60s-70s which have Overtures/Entracte/Exit Music. In the cinema these would have been played with a blank screen (curtains closed), but most DVDs/BDs show an Overture/Intermission/Exit Music card, which is annoying.

With my previous projector I could blank the screen temporarily from the remote, but I can't see a similar function on the Sony. The best I have found is to change the Input from HDMI #1 to HDMI #2 (disconnected), which kind of works, but is (quite literally) clunky. Am I missing something ?

Thanks for any help !
 

DB9S

Well-known Member
I have vague recollections that there is an image mute function on Sony projectors but I cannot remember how you would access it.
 

DickB

Novice Member
I have vague recollections that there is an image mute function on Sony projectors but I cannot remember how you would access it.
I see a PIC MUTING button on the remote for e.g. the Sony VPL-BW5 but not on the VW270 handset. Maybe they dropped that function. Or maybe it's still there but undocumented (I wish).
 

DB9S

Well-known Member
I see a PIC MUTING button on the remote for e.g. the Sony VPL-BW5 but not on the VW270 handset. Maybe they dropped that function. Or maybe it's still there but undocumented (I wish).
I have seen the pic muting function in action on a 4k machine a few years ago, but cannot remember how it was activated.
I trust you have tried the other handset on the 270 to check?
 

DickB

Novice Member
I trust you have tried the other handset on the 270 to check?
Sorry - my post was misleading. I only saw that remote in the manual for the BW5 (and others) on the net, I don't have one myself. Though it's a good thought - if I can get a cheap used remote for one of the earlier projectors from EBay it might we worth trying it out on the 270 . . .
 

DB9S

Well-known Member
Sorry - my post was misleading. I only saw that remote in the manual for the BW5 (and others) on the net, I don't have one myself. Though it's a good thought - if I can get a cheap used remote for one of the earlier projectors from EBay it might we worth trying it out on the 270 . . .
If it is cheap enough that you don't mind if it doesn't work, then it has to be worth a try I guess.
 

DickB

Novice Member
If it is cheap enough that you don't mind if it doesn't work, then it has to be worth a try I guess.
Actually I realised I don't have to buy/try another remote. I have a Logitech Harmony programmable remote. So I simply downloaded the commands for the BW5, which include Picture Muting. Then I fired up the 270, pointed the remote at it, and pressed the Picture Mute button. And bingo - it worked ! So it looks like the function is still there - Sony just didn't give us a button on the remote to invoke it.

Thanks for the help/suggestions guys !
 

DB9S

Well-known Member
Actually I realised I don't have to buy/try another remote. I have a Logitech Harmony programmable remote. So I simply downloaded the commands for the BW5, which include Picture Muting. Then I fired up the 270, pointed the remote at it, and pressed the Picture Mute button. And bingo - it worked ! So it looks like the function is still there - Sony just didn't give us a button on the remote to invoke it.

Thanks for the help/suggestions guys !
Good stuff!
I knew it was there as I had seen it in use, but the lack of a button is a bit short sighted I feel.
It is a useful feature.
 

jeddati

Active Member
I've joined the party late :) I've upgraded from Optoma UHD550x , getting a native 4K was always on my to get wish list, but until now they have been too expensive for my budget, but since this model is discontinued I got a decent deal and took the plunge. I haven't installed the PJ yet waiting on a delivery, was wondering what 3D glasses would people recommend using with the 270 ?
 

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