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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: Personal Experience this is already my 2nd hs20 since i returned the ist one coz after 10 hrs of using, i notice that purple like color appears on screen,so i went back to seller and they replaced it,now im trying to check my second unit(still hs20)if i can encounter any problem but so far its...
Summary: Personal Experience I have had the unit for over a year, mainly watch movies, havn'e had the chance to watch HDTV which is supposed to be amazing. The movies I watch are incredible. I have it at 12ft, on projector screen material.
Summary: Personal Experience Assembly was easy, remote control is very simple to use. Picture quality is very impressive in terms of clarity of detail and range of colors. I play new xbox games on it and see all the details I could not see on a regular tv.