Sony VPL-VW80 SXRD Projector 1080 HD Review

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      Reviewed by Phil Hinton
      The HW10 from Sony impressed me with its actual performance at the budget end of the SXRD market and the high end VW200 is a fine Xeon based unit. But it's the VW80 that has really impressed me the most from Sony's latest range, indeed the VW200 would struggle to compete in many areas against its smaller brother. If you are in the market for a mid range high performance projector, make sure you add the VW80 to your demo list. It's a real star and comes highly recommended.
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      great review thanks for providing comparison to the competitors namely the JVCs
       
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      What is on top of the VW80 in the review pictures?
       
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      Don't quite follow how this was rated as a very bright picture and the HW10 was only so-so.
      The spec suggests otherwise. HW10 - 1000L and VW80 -800L ??
       
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      Great review Phil

      How does the VW80 compare to the HD750?
       
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      It's a reflection of my photo tent - sorry. Have found a better way of doing this now!
       
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      It's close Glen, but the JVC just has that higher dynamic range which produces slightly more depth to proceedings. Colour wise the VW80 is more accurate out of the box, but with THX mode and a corrected greyscale the JVC is again on par in this department. If you can get a demo of both side by side and well set up its worth a look.
       
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      Hi Phil

      Thanks for the reply

      The real issue here in Australia and more inportantly Melbourne is that nobody displays the VW80 and so far i dont think anyone is displaying the HW10 so getting a demo is impossible.

      Sony have made a fatal error here in Oz they have allowed online and ebay sellers to offer their projectors cutting margins to the bone, so there is no incentive for shop fronts to stock Sony PJ's
       
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      Great. Looking forward to seeing the comparison to HD750. BTW is the 5112:1 contrast measure with iris off?
       
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      useful info thanks
       
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      Mate i am from oz as well in qld. if you do find a price or a retailer with stock of this projector can you let us know?

      Cheers
       

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