TVs & Home Theaters forum

General discussion

Old better than New!?

by you3f / June 11, 2007 7:28 AM PDT

I'm planning to buy a projector and on top of my list I have the Sony VPL-VW100 and Sony VPL-VW50. The 100 is the first 1080p Sony projector that came out on 11/1/05 and the second the generation (VW50) came out last fall. But what puzzles me is that VW100 was rated 8.3 at the time and still has the same rating but the new VW50 gets rating of 7.5.
I can buy a VW100 for $6,000 and VW50 for $3500. Which one would you recommend?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Old better than New!?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Old better than New!?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
by bevillan / June 11, 2007 7:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Old better than New!?

Keep in mind that the 8.3 was given in 2005 in direct comparison to what was available at that time. The 7.5 for the newer version can't really be compared to the 8.3 for the older one bc the newer one no doubt has more features and better performance than its older brother.

Collapse -
MR you top of the line awsome p[rojector
by stewart norrie / June 11, 2007 7:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Old better than New!?

The only thing that kept me from buying the Sony was short lamp life and found lamps very expensive Just remember to feed that lovely projector a good hi-def sourse blue ray , h.d. satellite system and the best speaker system you can afford keep us posted would like to know about your installation steweeee

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

Does BMW or Volvo do it best?

Pint-size luxury and funky style

Shopping for a new car this weekend? See how the BMW X2 stacks up against the Volvo XC40 in our side-by-side comparison.