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Which projector to buy? Sony vpl-hw40ex or Epson tw8200 or panasonic pt-ae8000 or ben

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amanker

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I am confused between hw40ex, tw8200 pt-ae8000 and benq 1070+. All have good review.
Asking from first hand users for review of above projectors.
Experts please help me to choose a good projector for home cinema.
Requirements:
1. Good contrast/brightness
2. Good black level. With detailed shadows.
3. Good 3d with min cross talk.

If any other projector you can suggest in similar budget.

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Re: Which projector to buy? Sony vpl-hw40ex or Epson tw8200 or panasonic pt-ae8000 or

Hi

Epson seems to have won the confidence of many.
 

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Re: Which projector to buy? Sony vpl-hw40ex or Epson tw8200 or panasonic pt-ae8000 or

epson 8200
 

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Re: Which projector to buy? Sony vpl-hw40ex or Epson tw8200 or panasonic pt-ae8000 or

Epson has the best brightness level the other good won is the panasonic ae8000.
 

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Re: Which projector to buy? Sony vpl-hw40ex or Epson tw8200 or panasonic pt-ae8000 or

I have a EPSON TW8100 and it is perfect with good brightness levels.

I cannot comment on the other brands as I did not compare. Before I bought made a good comparison and selected based on the value for money as compared to similar specs of TW8100.
 

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Re: Which projector to buy? Sony vpl-hw40ex or Epson tw8200 or panasonic pt-ae8000 or

I have Epson 8200 and really happy the picture quality.


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Re: Which projector to buy? Sony vpl-hw40ex or Epson tw8200 or panasonic pt-ae8000 or

or else wait for the awesome 4K Epson......model 5040ub.....which has taken world by storm...unbelievable price approx Rs.2 lacs........waiting for the release in India
 

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Re: Which projector to buy? Sony vpl-hw40ex or Epson tw8200 or panasonic pt-ae8000 or

All these have been talked about quite a few times on the forum. A search will dig out a lot of opinions.
 

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Re: Which projector to buy? Sony vpl-hw40ex or Epson tw8200 or panasonic pt-ae8000 or

Thanks for all your input.
I was some what inclined to Sony vpl-hw40es.
1. Has good black level and detailed shadow compared to others.
2. Extensive after sales service locations and good after sales service. Pease of mind.

Tw8200 has really good contrast/brightness.

Pt-ae8000 has detailed advanced settings and 2x zoom. Much higher placement flexibility.

Benq 1070+ much lower priced than other. I can use cheap third party shutter glasses. But color brightness is not good as others.

I live in such an area that I can't audition any of them.

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Re: Which projector to buy? Sony vpl-hw40ex or Epson tw8200 or panasonic pt-ae8000 or

@amedius. 5040ub is not 4k projector. It has native resolution of full HD 1920x1080 only. Only it accepts 4k input and does some software enhancement to input . that's it.

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Re: Which projector to buy? Sony vpl-hw40ex or Epson tw8200 or panasonic pt-ae8000 or

@amedius. 5040ub is not 4k projector. It has native resolution of full HD 1920x1080 only. Only it accepts 4k input and does some software enhancement to input . that's it.

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Yes I know but 1080 is upscaled too.....and has a contrast ratio of 10000000:1 plus HDR... so why not....

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Re: Which projector to buy? Sony vpl-hw40ex or Epson tw8200 or panasonic pt-ae8000 or

Bro... Projectors LCD panels have native contrast of 1920x1080, so what's the use of upscaling when panels can't display it?
Company is not upscaling, its actually downscaling 4k preserving as good details as it can to show on 1080 panel. And about HDR its just way of WCG. It's already there. HDR is actually make difference in 4k resolution. And for HDR to work correctly video has to be shot on HDR. Like 3D is best enjoyed when scene is shot in 3d. HDR content is too few much lesser than 4k content available.

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Re: Which projector to buy? Sony vpl-hw40ex or Epson tw8200 or panasonic pt-ae8000 or

About contrast ratio of 10000000:1, its a DCR. Which is just a figure. Can't be challenged. Actual contrast is ANSI value. DCR is just like PMPO thing what prevalent at times of selling mini HiFi audio systems. It's just advertising showcase value.

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Re: Which projector to buy? Sony vpl-hw40ex or Epson tw8200 or panasonic pt-ae8000 or

If I had 1.5 lakhs of budget, I'd have gone for Sony VPL45ES.

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Re: Which projector to buy? Sony vpl-hw40ex or Epson tw8200 or panasonic pt-ae8000 or

@saikat
Where are you getting hw45es in 1.5 lacs. I got lowest 1.75lac for hw40es.

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Re: Which projector to buy? Sony vpl-hw40ex or Epson tw8200 or panasonic pt-ae8000 or

@saikat
Where are you getting hw45es in 1.5 lacs. I got lowest 1.75lac for hw40es.

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My regular dealer quoted 145K for vpl45.... i bought a vpl40 from him.....dnt know if this is common price or only for me....since i have bought a lot from Him
 

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Re: Which projector to buy? Sony vpl-hw40ex or Epson tw8200 or panasonic pt-ae8000 or

Thanks lad1, I will try local dealer of Sony for good price.

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Re: Which projector to buy? Sony vpl-hw40ex or Epson tw8200 or panasonic pt-ae8000 or

@saikat
Where are you getting hw45es in 1.5 lacs. I got lowest 1.75lac for hw40es.

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I know a sony distributor in Kolkata. :)
 

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Re: Which projector to buy? Sony vpl-hw40ex or Epson tw8200 or panasonic pt-ae8000 or

So I could negotiate for a good price below 2.00 lacs for hw65es..

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Re: Which projector to buy? Sony vpl-hw40ex or Epson tw8200 or panasonic pt-ae8000 or

So I could negotiate for a good price below 2.00 lacs for hw65es..

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I have no idea what's the retail price. Maybe I could check with him.

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