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Mar 17, 2015 6:04:58 PM
Does anyone have any kind of info on any pending sale in the near future for Sony projectors????? I have been waiting about one month for the VPL-HW40ES to go on sale . Last I heard was Sony is getting ready to drop it in price as a discontinued model. Dont know how much truth this has. HELP!!!!
Mar 14, 2015 10:43:22 PM
Hello Friends, I have the opportunity to purchase the highly recommended Sony VPL-HW40ES projector. However I'm concerned considering the throw distance available in my finished basement.
I have drywalled duct work that limits the throw distance to 9-1/2 feet (lens to screen). Checking the projector calculator, I could project a 90" image. My seating distance is 10-1/2 feet.
I could mount the projector under the drywall duct work, which would be increase the throw distance to 11 feet. But the projector would then hang quite low. I'd prefer to mount the projector in front of the drywall ductwork to the ceiling which keeps the throw distance at 9-1/2 feet.
Is this too short a distance for the Sony? Or should I consider the BenQ W1070 as a better option. The BenQ would allow for a larger screen, but I would really prefer the Sony based on the reviews and the fact I can purchase it at a significant discount. Thanks in advance.
Mar 11, 2015 7:16:54 AM
HELP ! How can i get sound from watching chromcast on the projector...i can get an image but of course no sound since projector dont have audio out connection!!!! The projector is perfect!...I guess it is the only flaw not having audio out :)
Dec 5, 2014 1:24:32 AM
I just pulled the trigger and got a VPL-HW40ES. I am super excited to replace my little LGHX300 that I had temporarily hanging in my room.
I have about a week before the projector arrives and want to get everything I need to mount it when it arrives. My questions have to do with the mounting of the projector. I have a ceiling mount that I got at Monoprice which says that it will hold 22 lbs, (Which is what the HW40ES weighs) So I should be able to use it. My question has to do with the placement. Currently I have all my wiring setup at around 10ft away from the screen. I picked this spot at the time as that is where I needed to put my little LGHX300 as it didn't have any sort of zoom. Now I have used the calculators here and found that I should be able to fill my 106" screen at just about 10ft. But does using, and maxing out the zoom capabilities of the projector harm the image quality? Also... The height that the projector hangs from the ceiling. I would ideally like the projector to be as close to the ceiling as possible as I only have like 8 ft ceilings. With my current mount I have I am guessing that the bottom of this projector will be at like 6.5ft or so! If I get something that mounts more flush to the ceiling and aim it down with some keystone... does that affect the image quality?
I attached an image that shows what I am working with. I look forward to any input you videophiles are willing to give!
**Edit: FYI, the screen I am getting is the 106" Monoprice multiformat in white. (Considering the Grey screen as I do have some uncontrollable ambient light.)
Oct 30, 2014 9:59:30 AM
OK I am now leaning towards the higher price tagged Sony VPL-HW40ES ($1900). Should I also be considering the likes of Epson Home Cinema 3500 or the 5030UB? They have higher lumens and lots of the advantages of the Sony.
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