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Views on Sony VPL-HS1 Cineza Projector

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by thfccambs, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. thfccambs

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    I have been after a projector for a while,i have the chance to pick up a 2nd hand Sony VPL-HS1 Cineza Projector from work for around £1000(plus screen done 660 hours).Can anyone give me some details on this projector.Is this a good price.All coments would be grateful as im new to projectors.It will mainly be for watching football and the odd dvd.My room size is 12ft by 10 ft.
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  2. ferris57

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    Not a great price, the vpl-hs2 can be had for under a grand on techronics.com and with a budget of £1000 you could pick up a much better pj for the money (e.g a second hand ae300).
     
  3. thfccambs

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    I do think i will be able to get price down to £850/£900.
     
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    Even at that price it's too much - have a search through the "for sale" section of the forum for second hand prices of projectors.......... you shouldn't pay more than £500, imo....


    Sean G.
     
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    Way too much
    The HS1 has since been replaced by the HS2 and HS3 projectors.
    Here in Australia you can pick these units up from a few stores at under AU$2000 - that's about £850 brand new with 0 hours on the bulb.

    I agree that £500 should be about all you should pay for a 2nd hand model of one of these.
     
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    HS1 is SVGA resolution if I remember rightly and a quick search of ebay will turn up lots of SVGA LCD projectors going for £500 or less. Haggle that price down hunts1uk.:)
     
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    If you fancy a Sony, how about a VPL-HS10 for £1249 at
    www.robertwhyteltd.co.uk

    Will be graded but looks like new and performance will blow away the HS1. Will have 12 month Sony warranty also and under 100hrs on the lamp.
     
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    Yes, I have to concur with the views here. I had a HS1 for a few months and bought a HS10 instead. No comparison.
    I sold the HS1 (plus screen which I got free with the HS10 and didn't like) on eBay for £900 and the HS1 only less than 50 hours on it! (yes, it only took me that long to decide that it wasn't good enough)

    The pixellation and screendoor on the HS1 were ruining my viewing (for me anyway) and when I got the HS10 I couldn't believe the difference - like looking through a window.

    I guess there are other PJs around for £1000 or under (Sanyo, Panny, etc) which are better than the HS1. But don't forget that the HS1 is native 4:3 so if you use it for mostly watching DVDs then you're really not using the PJ to the full and would be much better off getting a native 16:9 one instead.
     
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    agreed.... hs1 is no longer a contender..... ae200 or stretch to 300... go see a demo and get blown away!!!!

    krlock
     
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    Or a Z1, which can be picked up cheap (600 quid or there abouts) now the Z2 is out. The Z1 is tons better than the HS1
     
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    Thanks for your advice,brought a brand new ae200 £680 delivered.
     

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