Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
Tasso

Sony VPL-VW760ES Projector

Recommended Posts

I tried  3D for the first time ever  at my place.  I used Sony 3d glasses and the 3D preset setting  on the projector  - both my wife and I were  amazed at the experience.     Will probably look at tweaks down the track  but at the moment it all seems great. 

Edited by Tasso

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have to say the Oppo 203 produces an amazing pic on the VPL760es. I have the Oppo and the Panny and with all the talk on the Panny I was suprised when I did my own testing between the two how well the Oppo handled itself.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I have to say the Oppo 203 produces an amazing pic on the VPL760es. I have the Oppo and the Panny and with all the talk on the Panny I was suprised when I did my own testing between the two how well the Oppo handled itself.


Which panny do you have?
I was looking at getting one to replace my OPPO 103

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Which panny do you have?
I was looking at getting one to replace my OPPO 103
I have the uhd 820. Just finished watching Blade Runner 2049 through the oppo the Pq was outstanding.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Looks like I'm all set for the install happening next week :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well it’s all going in. Walls and parts of ceilings are down, cables are being pulled, the previous home owners really did pre-install draw wires ready for their plans for a home theatre, and all is going great so far :) 

 

I’d forgotten how huge the Sony is in real life... The dog hates the noises, the cat hates not being allowed in the room, and the husband hates the dog and cat complaining. I’m very popular today. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The projector has now been in for over a month, and had a good 100 or so hours on it, and I had Tony from Clarity ( @Rec. 709)  in to calibrate the projector. I think it's fair to say the image was a little purple before calibration... It was bizarrely compelling watching the adjustments turn purple into grey. It wasn't obviously noticeable in day to day content, but the end result looked massively better with so much more pop across all the colours so it was noticeable even if I hadn't noticed, if you see what I mean? 

 1998267913_ScreenShot2019-01-10at8_14_09am.thumb.png.6c46063ab618f05f0709d394f39a9f1c.png

 

1649145319_ScreenShot2019-01-10at8_14_48am.thumb.png.0e409bb3c273c41b9f2ee85f2de3ef20.png

 

1452664064_ScreenShot2019-01-10at8_19_11am.thumb.png.5d5259de34ef036414bfca9e0eef99f8.png

 

What I think is particularly interesting is that the one thing that these projectors routinely get hammered for all over the place, gamma tracking, actually wasn't that bad! Or at least nowhere near as bad as I was led to believe it would be from reports I'd read in various places. 

 

2016943205_ScreenShot2019-01-10at8_19_23am.png.7e15044a03b76d7d7264572e3e92958e.png

 

The end result is stunning. I've got separate calibrations for HD and DCI-P3/HDR and it has made a huge difference to what was already a fantastic image. Last night was a guilty pleasure of watching the new 4K of Superman - the opening 15 minutes or so is a very hard watch on anything with everything being so dark except for their glowing clothes, I'm convinced it's mastered that way just to prove it has HDR, it's a real torture test - followed by the blu ray of Hellboy. Bliss! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

good to hear and those results show just how important calibration is ! would have been quite a difference there out of box to calibrated have no doubt !!! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Definitely makes a difference, and definitely worth the money, and let's face it that if you're spending $23K RRP on a projector + installation etc the cost of a calibration is not a significant extra in the grand scheme of things. And why would you spend that much on a projector and not try and get the best out of it? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just had a response from Sony support in Australia, with a link to download the firmware in Australia for the 760ES. I've just done a unix cmp and cksum on both the ANZ file and the US file, and they are identical. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 21/01/2019 at 12:32 PM, kitschcamp said:

Just had a response from Sony support in Australia, with a link to download the firmware in Australia for the 760ES. I've just done a unix cmp and cksum on both the ANZ file and the US file, and they are identical. 

 

Do you know if  you lose the calibration settings when you do the firmware upgrade?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


I haven’t, and others on other forums have reported the same. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

redundant post removed

Edited by Tasso

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Sony has now released new firmware for the 760/885 ES projectors.   This one is pretty major in a couple of ways. It enables the iris on the 760ES to allow for dual contrast control. So in addition to the enhanced dynamically controlled laser output that was  provided in a recent update, the iris is now enabled and can also be adjusted independently and dynamically.  

 

In addition, HDR recognition, adjustment  and support has been improved. According to Sony  black tones have been improved as well.   Sony have also added their digital focus optimizer which is similar to what camera manufacturers install on digital cameras  to digitally compensate  where necessary ( eg for vignetting) for the specific lens in use.  

 

A few have tried  the new firmware on AVS, I'd be interested in feedback from Aussie owners too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Well - contrast with dynamic laser and iris working together is  amazing.   Sony have really done a great job of programming  the interaction between  the two.  I was not a big fan of dynamic iris previously due to the visible pumping of light as the iris opened and closed,  but so far this hasn't been an issue.  

 

Perceived light output has increased too.   One possible explanation is that Sony previously had the 760ES iris fixed in a  stepped down position to  assist contrast, but we would need to measure to confirm.  In any event, SDR and HDR imagery has improved even further.

 

I was very happy with the PJ out of the box and now with 2 significant updates, each one adding noticeable improvements to contrast and other aspects of picture quality, I am  impressed with Sony's commitment  to their customers.  

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


On 05/10/2019 at 10:22 PM, Tasso said:

 

Well - contrast with dynamic laser and iris working together is  amazing.   Sony have really done a great job of programming  the interaction between  the two.  I was not a big fan of dynamic iris previously due to the visible pumping of light as the iris opened and closed,  but so far this hasn't been an issue.  

 

Perceived light output has increased too.   One possible explanation is that Sony previously had the 760ES iris fixed in a  stepped down position to  assist contrast, but we would need to measure to confirm.  In any event, SDR and HDR imagery has improved even further.

 

I was very happy with the PJ out of the box and now with 2 significant updates, each one adding noticeable improvements to contrast and other aspects of picture quality, I am  impressed with Sony's commitment  to their customers.  

 

 

 

Good work Tasso. Sounds like some good improvements there. I was going to post the link but you already have it.

Direct link here anyway https://pro.sony/en_AU/product-resources/software-firmware/vpl-vw760es-firmware-update-8101

 

cheers!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/10/2019 at 11:54 AM, oztheatre said:

Good work Tasso. Sounds like some good improvements there. I was going to post the link but you already have it.

Direct link here anyway https://pro.sony/en_AU/product-resources/software-firmware/vpl-vw760es-firmware-update-8101

 

cheers!

I think that is the wrong link. Try

 

https://pro.sony/en_AU/product-resources/software-firmware/vpl-vw760es-firmware-update-8102

 

It is amazing they added it. I remember when it came out someone on AVS posted a video showing it had the iris, just disabled. And now they have enabled it!

 

I wonder why they haven't added manual iris limiting though, like you can do on the 570/550/350 etc?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/01/2020 at 8:06 AM, Mobe1969 said:

I think that is the wrong link. Try

 

https://pro.sony/en_AU/product-resources/software-firmware/vpl-vw760es-firmware-update-8102

 

It is amazing they added it. I remember when it came out someone on AVS posted a video showing it had the iris, just disabled. And now they have enabled it!

 

I wonder why they haven't added manual iris limiting though, like you can do on the 570/550/350 etc?

 

I suspect that there are  quite complex algorithms linking the Dynamic laser dimming to the iris movement . The other models  just have fixed output light  so the iris is the only light modulating feature.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been debating getting the 760ex to replace my current projector. The new firmware sounds interesting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, thomaco said:

I've been debating getting the 760ex to replace my current projector. The new firmware sounds interesting.

Apparent;y they improved the gamma curves for HDR also so it has a good 1000 nit target one (HDR Reference I think) which works very well

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Classifieds Statistics


    Currently Active Ads

    Total Sales (Since 2018)

    Total Sales Value (Last 14 Days)

    Total Ads Value (Since March 2020)
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Duc92
      Item: Sony PVM 14” or 20” CRT Monitor
      Price Range: $100-$1000
      Item Condition: In Great Condition
      Extra Info:
      Hi Guys,
       
      This ad is to BUY!
       
      Just reaching out to see anyone wanting to sell!
       
      I am after any Models for Sony PVM 14” or 20”
       
      Most preferred to be picked up in Sydney!
      But if you know how to ship a CRT TV I am happy to purchase in Australia too!
      Thanks!

    • By :) Go Away (:
      Item Condition: 9/10 - Excellent Shipping Options: Pickup is available,Audition is not available, but in-person pickup can be arranged with limited personal contact,I can ship this item Suburb or Town: Oran Park State: New South Wales Payment Method: PayPal, Cash on Pickup Reason for selling: No Longer Required Further information: 
       
      Up for sale is Sony's flagship 4K Bluray player along with few bluray movie titles.
       
      This is a premium audio and video 4K bluray Player in an excellent condition. This unit has two HDMI outputs, perfect to split the Video and Audio for those older receivers that do not support 4K passthrough. 
      Selling this unit along with few other gears for additional funds for Power amplifier purchase.
       
      Manufacturer Specs: https://www.sony.com.au/electronics/support/home-video-blu-ray-disc-players-recorders/ubp-x800/specifications
      Reviews: https://www.whathifi.com/au/sony/ubp-x800/review
      https://www.techradar.com/au/reviews/sony-ubp-x800-4k-uhd-blu-ray-player
       
      As mentioned and as seen in photos, this sale also includes following bluray titles to get you started on bluray viewing.
      Thor: Ragnarok: 4K Ultra HD + Bluray
      Spiderman: Homecoming: 4K Ultra HD + Bluray
      Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition): Bluray
      300 Spartans: Bluray
      Transformers: Dark of the moon: Bluray
      Fast and Furious collection (1 - 6): Bluray
      The Fate of the Furious: 4K Ultra HD + Bluray
       
      I do not have original box. However, I can pack well for shipping (at buyer's expense) or local pick up can be organised from Oran Park, NSW 2570.

      Photos:

       
    • By mugwampjism
      Item Condition: Excellent Used condition Shipping Options: Pickup is available,Audition is not available, but in-person pickup can be arranged with limited personal contact,I can ship this item Suburb or Town: Sydney City and Blue Mountains State: New South Wales Payment Method: EFT preferred, PayPal, In-person cash Reason for selling: A lethal case of Upgraditis Further information: Same applies here as for the DAP I have for sale.
      I purchased this to accompany a pair of low sensitivity cans that I owned briefly
      Then I putnit back in its box and didn't need it anymore.
      Battery has been stored thoughtfully.
      No scratches or signs of wear.
      The rubber pads and straps are unused and included, as is all cables documents and box
       
      With regards to the power this little guy provides, it is absolutely impressive, and a pleasure to use. Way too much power. No noise. Nice tonality. And I wish all my mini-jacks were 4.4mm. 2.5mm seems.. small, after this guy.
       
      Postage $15 including insurance.
       
      10% discount right off the bat if you buy two of my items for sale.
       
      Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.




    • By mugwampjism
      Item Condition: Excellent Used condition Shipping Options: Pickup is available,Audition is not available, but in-person pickup can be arranged with limited personal contact,I can ship this item Suburb or Town: Sydney State: New South Wales Payment Method: EFT preferred, PayPal, In-person cash Reason for selling: Upgraditis! Help! Further information:
      I have had this for over a year. I purchased it on a trip to Melbourne at JB hi-fi, and I also used it for a resort trip to Fiji. Otherwise, it has been sitting in its box at 50% charge, ready for duty.
      It's in great condition - I have always been careful with my devices, my wife would roll her eyes and interject "fastidious", as if I'm the wierdo..
      It has never missed a beat, as you would expect from a Sony device, the battery is still in great condition, and I can safely pass it on to a new owner with no worries about performance or quality. Comes with a rubber armour case, black, and all the cables and paraphernalia. I am happy to send this to you, express post, for $15. Also selling a Sony Pha-2a portable amp on another listing.
       
      Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.






    • By KYK
      Item Condition: Used, very good for it's age, some minor scatches on the top Shipping Options: Pickup is available,Audition is not available, but in-person pickup can be arranged with limited personal contact Suburb or Town: BRIGHTON EAST State: Victoria Payment Method: Cash on pickup Reason for selling: No longer required Further information: 
      A vintage FM tuner from the early 1980's, nice sounding and very neutral. It was one of Sony's best performing FM tuner when it was launched. See photos for unit specifications. It was my first component tuner and bought new.
      Note tuner receives FM only, no AM.
       
      Unit comes with the user manual, power cord and antenna cable.
       
      PRICE REDUCED!
       












       
      Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
×
×
  • Create New...