1st down to Panasonic AE900 + Sanyo Z4, and now threw in the Hitachi tx200 :confused:

cribeiro

Novice Member
The subject says it all... I have been doing my homework for the last few months (yes, I usually need a lot of time, and my old sharp is still kicking...), and narrowed down my choice to the Panasonic PT-AE900 or Sanyo Z4.

Today (after finding out that the Sanyo Z4 is ok for me because I won't feed any 480i signal :rolleyes:) I was completely decided for it..., only to find out I have been overlooking the Hitachi pj-tx200 :confused:.

And now comes the key point:

The Hitachi is about 100 euro cheaper here in Germany!!

I am going to do a lot of research now in the Hitachi (I am on holiday:cool:), but I welcome any input in the meanwhile:thumbsup: Of course, new suggestions are also welcome, as long as you don't stretch my budget (1200 euro max.)

Regards,

Alberto
 

richard plumb

Well-known Member
do you want sharp, or smooth? If you want sharp, get the Hitachi - but make sure you sit a reasonable distance away, and feed it good stuff. If you want smooth, get the Panny
 

cribeiro

Novice Member
Thanks for the input. After reading carefully the three rewiews in cine4home.com, I again decided in favour of the Sanyo Z4. The small differences in the image quality are negligible (specially coming from a Sharp xv c20e :rolleyes:), but the Sanyo offers more flexibility, easy cleaning with the "Hurricane Blower", extended lamp life... and is the quietest of them. I am convinced it is the one that suits me best :clap:

The price of the Sanyo Z4 remains now stable in Germany, after a steady decrease... Dealers are probably doing this due to the announcement of the Z5, advancing a subsequent price drop as soon as the Z5 hits the market. That's my hope, at least:suicide: So I will squeeze the last hours out of my old PJ before getting the Z4;)

Now, and to make good use of my holidays, I will search for the proper calibration tools :confused: This hobby is getting more complex every day.

Regards,

Alberto
 
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