upgrading from a Sony VPL-VW10HT

mickl

Novice Member
thinking of selling the Sony and upgrading to a newer pj.

anyone recommend something under the £2k mark? Needs to have short throw lens and a quiet fan.


cheers
 

slingshot

Active Member
Why do you want to swap ?

I've seen a few PJ's recently and I wouldn't swap a 10HT for any of them (well OK maybe the Runco I saw at Bristol). I haven't as yet seen anything for under 2K that I would consider.

Probably about to be proved wrong, someone will no doubt find something that has the same detail and better blacks.

Slingshot
 

mickl

Novice Member
it's lamp life is running out and requires a service so I'm considering the options of having that done which isn't cheap or upgrading. Not too sure how the VW10HT compares to the newer generation of pj's
 

slingshot

Active Member
uhm my lamp is getting quite close, I've been trying to find somewhere with fairly cheap replacements 300 quid from Sony seems a bit steep, wonder if anyone has tried a 100W house lamp conversion ?
 

slingshot

Active Member
Best I've seen so far is about 350 quid from dabs.com.

I suppose if you average it out over 3 years it's not too bad.
 

LV426

Administrator
Staff member
If you really must upgrade, go for a VW12. Easy to install (just swap it - same mount, same lens); better scaler-deinterlacer and better contrast. And can be bought for below GBP3000 if you look around.

But, I'm in a similar position and I'll probably buy a new lamp and wait for another 4 (or so) years and upgrade then - something even newer, smaller, brighter, cheaper, quieter.......(etc) is bound to materialise.
 

mickl

Novice Member
Originally posted by nigel
If you really must upgrade, go for a VW12. Easy to install (just swap it - same mount, same lens); better scaler-deinterlacer and better contrast. And can be bought for below GBP3000 if you look around.

But, I'm in a similar position and I'll probably buy a new lamp and wait for another 4 (or so) years and upgrade then - something even newer, smaller, brighter, cheaper, quieter.......(etc) is bound to materialise.
I know what you mean, been thinking about getting one of the Panasonic AE500's but not sure if this'll be more of a downgrade. The £2k budget is because that's what I paid for the VW10HT at the time, can't really justify spending more than that. Might consider the HS20 though.
 

LV426

Administrator
Staff member
AE500 is a good PJ for the money. It's about on a par with the VW10 - slightly lower resolution but overall PQ is very good. But, I believe it has a longer 'throw' than the Sony, so you'll probably need to mount it further from your screen.
 

mickl

Novice Member
I think I'll get a new bulb and get it serviced, as it's beginning to shut itself down after about an hours use.

I think I'm not really going to get anything comparable for the £5-600 that it'll cost me to bring it up to top condition
 

mickl

Novice Member
you got the link to the dabs price, I can't find the VW10 on the site. They aren't too far from me anyhow so can pick one up.
 

slingshot

Active Member
You might want to order a new filter aswell if they have them. mine is definatley getting to the point where it's looking a bit dirty.
 

mickl

Novice Member
might be a good idea. as mine's shutting itself down is that a sympton of the lamp life or the filter being blocked and over heating?
 

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