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Opinion of Kevin Sutton - Jun 25, 2004

Sony VPL-HS3 Projector
WVGA (858x484), 1200 ANSI Lumens,
9.9 lbs, $1,499 (MSRP)
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by Kevin Sutton - Jun 25, 2004
Image Quality 4.0
Features 4.0
Construction 5.0
Ease of Use 5.0
Reliability 5.0
Value for Money 4.0

Personal Experience
I've been using this projector now for 2 months and am very happy with my purchase. Sharpness and colour saturation are great and it is very easy to set up. I bought it rather than the Epson TW10 (which I was also considering) because of the much shorter throw lens. This means I can have the projector about half way to the screen from my seating position. With this placement, the fan noise is almost inaudible.

My only "minus" would be that the contrast is a bit lower than a good DLP projector, but as I only watch movies in a completely darkened room, that's not such a big deal.

My projector came with a really nice 80 inch fixed frame screen (really flat : much better than a roll down one). With the projector about 2 metres back from the screen and sitting at about 4.5 metres away, the picture is great. Coupled with a good 5.1 sound system, this is BETTER than the movie theatre!


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