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Sony VPLS900 - Reviews, Opinions wanted

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by larry_1000000, Aug 11, 2002.

  1. larry_1000000

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    I have seen a Sony VPLS900 for sale in a local dealer at just under £1k and was wondering if it is good. Is it better than the new panasonic pt-ae100e for example.
    Any advice would be appreciated as this will be my first experience of home cinema.
     
  2. jrwood

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    Hi,

    Do you mean the VPL-S900U ?, if so it has the following specifications.

    2000 hour lamp life
    800x600 MLA native panel resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio
    1100 ansi lumens
    Manual focus.
    I think it has a zoom lense, but make sure as I would never buy a projector without a zoom lense!!.
    The contrast ratio is probably around 150:1 because its an old projector.

    I would ask to demo it first to be honest as for an extra £200 you could get the Panasonic AE100 with 2 year peace of mind warranty and higher contrast ratio and native widescreen panel. Always demo before you buy :)

    Also how many hours has the bulb got left?, old projectors bulbs tend to be quite expensive (£300+) whereas I think the AE100's bulb is about £180.
     
  3. Messiah

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    I just sold a VPL-S900E that I used as a home cinema projector for 2 years. Good projector at the time but now far surpassed by the AE100 and all the others on the market today.

    I personally would go for the AE100 without hesitation. After all it is only £300 more and as jrwood says, apart from the far higher quality, you will be buying peace of mind.
     
  4. larry_1000000

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    Thanks for the replies. I did not realise the contrast would be so low.

    I will be viewing it later this week but at least I now know what questions to ask and what to look for.
     

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