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Old 06-03-2009   #7
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I am curious to know how you rank the older sony vpl vw100 against the newer, more expensive jvc models. I have seen many movies played on the sony and wonder how justified the higher prices of the jvc are. Would it really be worth spending the extra money for my situation?
I've had the 100 for a few years now watching on a 128" screen, and still have not seen anything so much better as to do an upgrade. When I got my 100, I liked the picture on it better than its JVC competitor at the time. The 200, from what I've researched, is not worth upgrading to - unless, I have a catastrophic failure on the 100 and must replace it.
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I've had the 100 for a few years now watching on a 128" screen, and still have not seen anything so much better as to do an upgrade. When I got my 100, I liked the picture on it better than its JVC competitor at the time. The 200, from what I've researched, is not worth upgrading to - unless, I have a catastrophic failure on the 100 and must replace it.
I don't have any first hand knowledge like you, but I am curious to know what type screen you are using and what your light control situation is. Those are very important issues when dealing with a fairly low light output projector. The reason for asking is if you look at projector central's calculator they don't go above a 96" wide (110" diag) screen for the VPL-VW100 projector and at the 96" width they recommend a high gain screen. The 200 also shows low brightness at 123" diag, btw, but it does up the lumens from 800 for the 100 to 1,000 for the 200.
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I prefer Marantz. I have had projectors since my first Advent Video Beam. This is best I have
ever seen....no question. My experience with JVC consumer products is all negative from my JVC camcorder, DVR-SVHS deck etc. I think they make....how you say..."junk. I would never invest $ in one of their products ever again.
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I prefer Marantz. I have had projectors since my first Advent Video Beam. This is best I have
ever seen....no question. My experience with JVC consumer products is all negative from my JVC camcorder, DVR-SVHS deck etc. I think they make....how you say..."junk. I would never invest $ in one of their products ever again.
I agree that the OP should not limit the choices to Sony and JVC. There are other projectors that should be considered.
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I don't have any first hand knowledge like you, but I am curious to know what type screen you are using and what your light control situation is. Those are very important issues when dealing with a fairly low light output projector. The reason for asking is if you look at projector centrals calculator they don't go above a 96" wide (110" diag) screen for the VPL-VW100 projector and at the 96" width they recommend a high gain screen. The 200 also shows low brightness at 123" diag, btw, but it does up the lumens from 800 for the 100 to 1,000 for the 200.
I do not have lighting issues in my theater room. I have no windows, flat black walls & ceiling, black carpet, black granite and black leather furniture.

I have never thought I have low brightness issues either. At the time I bought it, the 100 had the best 1080p picture that I had seen on a projector. I am using a custom sized stewart screen.
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I do not have lighting issues in my theater room. I have no windows, flat black walls & ceiling, black carpet, black granite and black leather furniture.

I have never thought I have low brightness issues either. At the time I bought it, the 100 had the best 1080p picture that I had seen on a projector. I am using a custom sized stewart screen.
Interesting. This information is all important to setting up a home theater for best results. The projector is only the start of it and as you know the room is at least half of it. I include the screen in the room and you must have a high gain screen. The OP should take heed of all issues for best results.
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