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Opinion of William - Jan 6, 2004

Sony VPL-HS3 Projector
WVGA (858x484), 1200 ANSI Lumens,
9.9 lbs, $1,499 (MSRP)
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by William - Jan 6, 2004
Image Quality 4.0
Features 4.0
Construction 5.0
Ease of Use 5.0
Reliability 4.0
Value for Money 5.0

Personal Experience
Brilliant projector. Saw a lot of projectors in my research phase before buying on a budget and this one really does stand out as one of the best you can buy in the entry level range. My friends have DLPs that are a few years old now, and cost three times the money and are only half as good. The remote control backlight is good, the short-throw lense is a mixed blessing (not sure if it can be removed?) contrast seems to be the weak point, but that's probably because I'm projecting on to a slightly pink wall. The only problems are my poor DVD player not supporting progressive scan and being connected via S-video (hate those jaggies).

Problems
£80 ($100) for a VGA cable is daylight robbery. I will probably wait and and invest in a DVI to HDMI cable and have a pure digital setup from start to finish.

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