Moving on to Sony Native 4K Projector from True 4K BenQ

muhammed_bp

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Big day!
I received my Sony VW 290ES Projector after waiting a couple of days and testing my patience :)
Couldn't wait any longer and installed it in an hour of receiving it.

I upgraded to Sony 290ES (Native 4K) from the Benq W1700 (True 4K using Pixel shifting technology).
To keep this post brief, all I can say is you have to see it to believe the huge leap in picture quality, contrast, brightness (though both are same lumen rated), crispiness in fast scene. Its actually mind blowing. My kids could make out the upgrade in viewing experience immediately.

So far I have kept out of box setting and its unbelievable how even HD content from Netflix on this Sony looks FAR better than watching 4K on BenQ.

Had been reading about marginal difference between True 4K and Native 4K past few weeks but for me its a difference by great margins.

Little about the upgrade journey,
I decided to upgrade the Projector a couple of weeks back and JVC, Sony came highly recommended. Upon more research I realised that I might be happier with entry level Models for now. Doing recent visit to Delhi, I had 2 hours for demo/audition and I called up AVshack (Pratham) and he promptly invited to see the Demo of Sony 290ES. He quickly set it up and during candid 10 minutes chat I could figure out that I actually need entry level Model only.

Played some go to scenes to test brightness, contrast, black levels .. I was clean bold in 30 minutes. All demo dome using streaming content from Netflix.
He extended a very good deal and also offered help in selling my BenQ W1700 (which I am still considering wether to retain or sell). We shook hands on deal and I made advance payment next day. He shipped promptly and in 3 days I got it in my hands. Meantime he patiently answered all my WhatsApp messages to clear the doubts.

Installation was very convenient, thanks to motorised lens control.

I shall post more detailed review and pictures in next posts, thank to this forum and the kind members who have been always helpful with their expertise.
same pinch bro. even i had similar experience when changed from epson9400 to sony 290.
 

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Big day!
I received my Sony VW 290ES Projector after waiting a couple of days and testing my patience :)
Couldn't wait any longer and installed it in an hour of receiving it.

I upgraded to Sony 290ES (Native 4K) from the Benq W1700 (True 4K using Pixel shifting technology).
To keep this post brief, all I can say is you have to see it to believe the huge leap in picture quality, contrast, brightness (though both are same lumen rated), crispiness in fast scene. Its actually mind blowing. My kids could make out the upgrade in viewing experience immediately.

So far I have kept out of box setting and its unbelievable how even HD content from Netflix on this Sony looks FAR better than watching 4K on BenQ.

Had been reading about marginal difference between True 4K and Native 4K past few weeks but for me its a difference by great margins.

Little about the upgrade journey,
I decided to upgrade the Projector a couple of weeks back and JVC, Sony came highly recommended. Upon more research I realised that I might be happier with entry level Models for now. Doing recent visit to Delhi, I had 2 hours for demo/audition and I called up AVshack (Pratham) and he promptly invited to see the Demo of Sony 290ES. He quickly set it up and during candid 10 minutes chat I could figure out that I actually need entry level Model only.

Played some go to scenes to test brightness, contrast, black levels .. I was clean bold in 30 minutes. All demo dome using streaming content from Netflix.
He extended a very good deal and also offered help in selling my BenQ W1700 (which I am still considering wether to retain or sell). We shook hands on deal and I made advance payment next day. He shipped promptly and in 3 days I got it in my hands. Meantime he patiently answered all my WhatsApp messages to clear the doubts.

Installation was very convenient, thanks to motorised lens control.

I shall post more detailed review and pictures in next posts, thank to this forum and the kind members who have been always helpful with their expertise.
Please share pricing and dealer info. Looking for a native 4K projector.
 

bornfi

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Big day!
I received my Sony VW 290ES Projector after waiting a couple of days and testing my patience :)
Couldn't wait any longer and installed it in an hour of receiving it.

I upgraded to Sony 290ES (Native 4K) from the Benq W1700 (True 4K using Pixel shifting technology).
To keep this post brief, all I can say is you have to see it to believe the huge leap in picture quality, contrast, brightness (though both are same lumen rated), crispiness in fast scene. Its actually mind blowing. My kids could make out the upgrade in viewing experience immediately.

So far I have kept out of box setting and its unbelievable how even HD content from Netflix on this Sony looks FAR better than watching 4K on BenQ.

Had been reading about marginal difference between True 4K and Native 4K past few weeks but for me its a difference by great margins.

Little about the upgrade journey,
I decided to upgrade the Projector a couple of weeks back and JVC, Sony came highly recommended. Upon more research I realised that I might be happier with entry level Models for now. Doing recent visit to Delhi, I had 2 hours for demo/audition and I called up AVshack (Pratham) and he promptly invited to see the Demo of Sony 290ES. He quickly set it up and during candid 10 minutes chat I could figure out that I actually need entry level Model only.

Played some go to scenes to test brightness, contrast, black levels .. I was clean bold in 30 minutes. All demo dome using streaming content from Netflix.
He extended a very good deal and also offered help in selling my BenQ W1700 (which I am still considering wether to retain or sell). We shook hands on deal and I made advance payment next day. He shipped promptly and in 3 days I got it in my hands. Meantime he patiently answered all my WhatsApp messages to clear the doubts.

Installation was very convenient, thanks to motorised lens control.

I shall post more detailed review and pictures in next posts, thank to this forum and the kind members who have been always helpful with their expertise.
Could you please comment on fan noise between Sony and BenQ?
 
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