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5.9 out of 10

Sony VPL-HS20

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Overall 7
7.0

Sony VPL-HS20 2013 review

varkeast, avsforum.com
11 July 2012
  • Summary: I recently purchased a house with a basement theater that came with a Sony VPL-HS20. Considering it came with the house, I was more than happy to take it. Features: The VPL-HS20 is a 768p projector that takes a 720p input signal natively. As hard as I try, I can not get the thing to take a 1:1 pixel mapping from my PC attached via HDMI or DVI. There is always around 5% cut off from each side of the image with no way to correct the overscan.
  • Pros: 720p HDMI input, well balanced colors w/ minimal tweaking
  • Cons: Horrible Black levels, non-native 720p output, impossible to get pixel-perfect, no fix for overscan
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Overall 10
10

Sony Cineza VPL-HS51A projector

imuniquedj2005, Ebay
9 March 2010
  • Summary: I bought this projector to replace a very nice rear projection tv that I sold due to it's size and weight. I never believed that a projector could even compare to the picture you get on a LCD or LED tv. After putting up the screen and arranging the projector I put a Blu Ray movie on the projector via a HDMI connection.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Projector --- 6 Years ago.

M. FONTAINE, Amazon
29 November 2009
  • Summary: I've owned this projector for 5 years, and enjoyed it greatly. I was shocked to see it selling here for $2600, though. A brand new modern projector with vastly improved performance can be had for around $2000. I am about to upgrade mine, and doubt I could sell my VPL-HS20 for more than $500 or so nowadays. (Incidentally, I only paid about $2000 for this unit 5 years ago.
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Overall 10
10

"Solid consumer product!"

uggenstu, CNET
11 November 2008
  • Pros: Easy integration with home theater components and video games like WII. Simple controls. Very good color quality. Quiet operation. Price per diagonal inch is better than comparable large-screen TV.
  • Cons: If you require dealer support, be careful in assuring that it will be provided. Our dealer provided almost no after-sale support, especially noted with bulb replacement. When we changed residences the dealer wouldn't even quote a re-install.
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Overall 5
5.3
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Reliability 4
4.0
Construction 4
4.0

User Review

yunkunkun, Projector Central
19 December 2007
  • Summary: Personal Experience Average to good quality, makes a lot of noise, very limited warranty ( 1 year on the Belgian market in 2004, now legislation is changed and all electronic devices have 2 year warranty), after sales service is very poor. See also Encountered Problems. Problems Sorry but I'm dissapointed. After 3 years and only 500 hours of burning I received a green fingerprintlike spot on the left upper side of the screen and this as big as a football.
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Overall 10
10

wow factor still exist after 2 years...

G. Rivet "G @ Arabia", Amazon
19 October 2006
  • Summary: Personal Experience After an inordinate amount of research, I finally decided on this unit. I've connected my HS20 to my Toshiba HD-DVD player and the look is nothing short of stunning. It's honestly hard tearing myself away from the unit. The picture is that good. Had a friend over to watch the Matrix and the superlatives were flying. Just like being at the theatre was one remark. The unit is whisper quiet.
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Overall 10
9.7
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Reliability 10
10
Construction 10
10

User Review

TwilightTraveler, Projector Central
25 January 2006
  • Summary: Personal Experience I have been using this projector for almost 2 years now and it has been an excellent purchase. I've been using it with a 12 feet, High-Power permanent screen. + The HD picture is breath-taking, amazingly beautiful. MUCH better than Sharp and Sanyo projectors I had.
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Overall 6
6.3
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 6
6.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Reliability 4
4.0
Construction 6
6.0

User Review

Tony, Projector Central
30 December 2005
  • Summary: Personal Experience After using this projector for over a year I can honestly say that Projector Central over rated it. My biggest complaint is that the unit is not bright enough and it is too expensive to maintain. For what I paid for the projector and screen I would have been more satisfied if I purchased a Plasma HDTV.
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Overall 8
8.0

"stunning video"

edved, CNET
20 October 2005
  • Pros: theatre like quality...without the gum on the floor
  • Cons: poorly thought out remote
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Reliability 10
10
Construction 10
10

User Review

Kenneth W. Anderson, Projector Central
12 October 2005
  • Summary: Personal Experience Paid 799.00 for this unit and I must say as a first projector it's amazing. If you can find one you will really love it. Problems Leans towards green, and you need a room with atleast 13 feet wide in order to get a 100 inch picture. Great quailty picture with a upconverting dvd player. You won't regret your pruchase with this one.
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