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New Projector Sony v Panasonic
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My first post on here so be gentle lol.I am looking at the Panasonic  at 6000 and the sony vplhw55es .Both are 5 star winners and seem stunning units.Bearing in mind they are both over a year old is there anything newer?or are they the best at that price range?

 

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RE: New Projector Sony v Panasonic

As good as the HW55 at a bargain price:

http://www.avforums.com/review/sony-vpl-hw40es-hw40-sxrd-3d-projector-review.10331

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The HW55 is the newer model - the HW50 was launched along with the Panasonic and that is over a year old with no replacement planned. I would opt for the Sony over the Panasonic , it is brighter and sharper and with a little adjustment produces the best picture at this price point. 

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Are you the same Nick from Home Cinema Centre?

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I am indeed.  

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bigboss wrote:

Are you the same Nick from Home Cinema Centre?

 

I just found that out too!   Smile

 

Cheers for the Yamaha amp, Nick!   :cheers:

Home cinema system: LG 55EA980W OLED TV,  Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

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bigboss wrote:

Are you the same Nick from Home Cinema Centre?

 

I bought my dad's Yamaha amp from there, and just spoke today with Nick on the phone!  

Home cinema system: LG 55EA980W OLED TV,  Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

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HomeSound wrote:

I am indeed.  

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RE: New Projector Sony v Panasonic

Thanks for the resonse im defo going for the sony but will look at the hw 40es as well.Im going to find prices tomorrow.

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Well after getting a price on the sony and the meridian 621  the supplier rang me up and offered me a jvc x35 .? any thoughts on how it compares to the sony 40es?

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Well after getting a price on the sony and the meridian 621  the supplier rang me up and offered me a jvc x35 .? any thoughts on how it compares to the sony 40es?

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Even the JVC is an excellent projector. The Sony is brighter. According to Steve Withers (who reviewed the Sony on AV Forums I linked above):

 

The X35 at £1,850 would be very tempting, although it would depend on what kind of room the projector was going to be used in. A (semi) bat-cave is good for the X35 because black levels are one of its strong points and a room with white walls would wash those blacks out. The obvious advantage of the X35 is the motorised lens controls and lens memory.

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Hes a pain lol had decided on the sony so going to do a little research.Im going to be gaming on it as well so the input lag would have to be low.Not sure where to find that information tho .Im still leaning toward the sony as it will work when theres a bit of light in te room.Its not hard to get the room dark tho if need be

 

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JVC input lag: 87.1ms

 

Sony input lag: 60.4ms

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Thanks big Boss im defo favouring the sony

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It may be even less with Game Mode engaged. The 55 is 26ms

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