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ae300 > Z4/3?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by crackazz, Oct 16, 2005.

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    I was looking forward to upgrading my ae300 to a new z4 but with all the reviews I've read and comments on this forum, I thinking it's not such a good move. With all the talk of black levels and CR I'm a bit lost as to what to think... I think the black already looks good on the ae300 so what would I see as a result of the new deeper blacks? the detail or just a blacker black? Would I be better off with a cheaper z3, after the comments of ROne on his z4 don't seem that favourable and I could save a few hundred £.

    Off subject a bit but whats the retail ££ of the HC3000?
     
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    lots of views but no opinions?
     
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    Between £1600-1800
     
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    I have a AE300 at the moment and am looking to get a replacement PJ. I was considering a Sanyo Z4, but looking at some of whats been written regarding the iris, I doubt its going to be as successful as previous units from Sanyo.

    So it boils down to the AE900 IMO, assuming the iris on this isn't as bad as some others, then I'll make a purchase.
     
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    wish I could get one of those.. but my setup doesn't really suit. Its close ceiling mounted (wf pleasing) and the picture is a bit too high up for my liking and was looking at the z4 mainly because of its very good lens shift. The ae900 picture position is the same as the ae300 pretty much on the extreme lens shift, also read the image suffers too much at its extremities.
     
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    eek... hmm, any english reviews of it yet?
     
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    Sorry I should have stated that it was an educated guess, based on US MRRP and current European pricing in online stores.

    It could be lower but definitely no more than £1800.

    No reviews from any english sources but cine4home have a retail model review in the works and it should be here anytime.
     
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    I upgraded from an AE300 to a Z3 in August & IMO its was definately worth upgrading. I wish the same could be said for the DVD player though, but thats another story :(
     
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    Hi
    What improvements did you see the most ? and what would you say sold it for you in the end to upgrade.

    Thanks :)
     
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    I just wasnt happy wth the picture the AE300 I had was throwing out in the 1st place & the vertical banding was driving me mad :mad: . The Z3 at just over 800 notes & a free bulb was a bargain too good to miss as well :smashin:
     
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    Grimleys - have you tweaked your Z3 yet? Make it into a Z3.5 - see my sig for more info!
     
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    Nope - its getting round to it :( I'll let you know in your filters for sale thread when I want some :smashin:
     
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    Nonsense it takes seconds! Get on wi'it lad and lets have another Z3.5!! :)
     

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