We are The Home Cinema Centre - the Home Cinema Store is a very differnt company.tvspecv said:thank you home cinema store i saw a good deal with the panasonic(this years award winning projector) on the HISPEK website for 2899 just worried it might not be as good as dlp
From my experience with both projectors the Sony is the superior unit but it does depend on your individual set up as to which is right for you. I agree with David that the 5000 is a large step up over the 4000 though - much bigger than we have seen on previous model changes.tvspecv said:Sony VPL-HW30ES Vs the Panasonic PT-AT5000E different tech which is better overall ?
This is not quite the case with the current round of projectors. There are several home cinema LCD projectors on the market that offer all you need for a superb image. You do not need to have a batcave / totally dark environment to enjoy a home cinema projector. At the very top end of the market there are gains to be had investing £30k plus in a projector and these units tend to be DLP as well as suited to very large screens. The image you can achieve with £5k LCD is stunning.umbucker said:In General DLP is better for movies and has a much better contrast ratio, meaning the brightness out put (ANSI Lumens) can be kept lower. LCD keeps much truer to origional colours so much better for business use - Photos, Maps, Diagrams ect..
I have just had a friend who bought an LCD projector with high brightnesss output - around 3000 ANSI Lumens thinking this would be great for use in day time conditions. but he was wrong!! For a projector to work for movies you really need a pitch balck room. Think that a projector screen is white, although projector do project black, you cannot make the white screen any darker by projecting light onto it! the brighter the projector the worse this will get. When all the lights are off this in respect makes the screen 'black' This is why all top end projectors are no more than 1700 ANSI lumens, and DLP to deal with the high contrast needed at such a low brightnes output.
There are risks involved in importing/purchasing from ebay and only you can decide if the cost saving is worth it. I would think that with the questions you have in choosing a product that you may see benefits buying from a dealer in the UK who can offer you a demonstration and some guidance.tvspecv said:confusing? but anyway whats the difference between american and uk versions ? the Sony VPL-HW30ES on amazon and e-bay is £500 but is coming from the us i heard from one of the sellers you just need to change the plug? but i am worried sony might not cover any disputes with the imports