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cheapest price for Sharp XV-Z10000?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by fraggle, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. fraggle

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    Hi all,

    I've had my trusty Sony VPL-10HT for a couple of years now and fancy changing it to something with as good an image or better, and with a lot better black level and contrast ratio.

    Similar throw range essential (sort of).

    So I'm thinking of the Sharp Z10000, I hear it'll be discounted round about now as the new 11000 and 12000 come out.

    I've emailed PriceJapan and am waiting for a reply (how long do they take?) but does anyone else know of places selling it cheap?

    Converting PJs Euro price to UKP it comes out to under £3k plus the import tax and duties (22.5% isn't it?)



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    I'm contemplating this one too :) .. not done much research, Nexnix's £4645 ex. VAT is the cheapest I've found in the UK at the moment .. somewhat more than 3K. :eek:

    Using their "gimme a quote" earlier on this evening, PriceJapan come up witha price something over $5K, delivered ex. taxes of course.
     
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    lol well then im making 3...... look to america for alternative though..... im a bit unhappy with spending that much totally blind though.....

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    I saw your post on AVS :) .. waiting to see if there are any interesting replies. Buying blind is a potential problem I agree, but then it's not too convenient for me to demo one of these things anyway where I am.
     
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    I got a message from daniel at avs..... he didnt explicitly state it, but it lokos possible that avs themselves would ship to us. I had always been of the understanding that they would not..... am looking into it. To be honest id probably go for the benq since its throw is more suitable...... but id want a good dealer who i could rely on them should an issue occur, AVS would count as such in my book

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    For me Sharps, both the Z200 and the Z10K provide the ideal throw, one of the reasons I'm mainly focussing on those .. also, the Pio 868 I'm in the process of buying doesn't work with the BenQ. :(
     
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    Alan Gouger(AVS) said he could ship me a CRT, but i'm not sure if they still export.:)
     
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    On their web site they quote "Price to Europe: EUR 4,172", add 28700 yen for DHL shipping ( = £143) exchange rate is £1 to EUR 1.488, so the PJ is £2804 + £143 + plus taxes.
    (and if I'm right and they're 22.5% that makes one £3610 total)

    Another good thing is the pound is really strong at the moment, and I know a few US companies are refusing to sell to the UK because of this, but if we buy abroad it saves us money! :)

    But first thing I'll have to do is sell the Sony. I'll be sad to see it go :(
     
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    ok then, so im wrong on the export thing. Glad to say that! :D

    I didnt actually know the benq didnt work with the 868...... as i say one of the nice things about using someone big like avs is that there will be someone on the other end who may be able to tell you this!

    How about an nec ht1000 at about £2300 all inc...... you could add anamorphic lens and be away properly at under £3k.

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    :eek: .. I must have been driving their quote system wrong then. I can't get it to quote me a final value in EUR or anything else other than YEN:

    The products price YEN 478,000
    Japan tax YEN 23,900
    Shipping cost YEN 28,700
    Our fee YEN 26,530
    Insurance YEN 3,900
    YEN Total YEN 561,030

    YEN Wire receiving fee YEN 2,500
    YEN Total YEN 563,530


    Presumably without warranty if it fails one would have to get it fixed at cost here, where would one get that done, presumably Sharp (UK) wouldn't be interested.
     
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    That info comes from here.
     
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    That price is even better, its £1 to 201 yen at the mo (off the BBC Business site) so that works out at £2800 ish plus UK taxes.

    Fixed at cost here or shipped back to PriceJapan for repair, which would be whatever the repair cost vs. £300 postage.

    But what was the last bit of AV gear you had that went wrong? :)


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    I considered going abroad before I got my Z200, but I was really put of by the potentual problems with the warranty...

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    try HK for the 10k...... its retailing more like $4500 im told

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    True .. but Sod's law says the first time will be with something costing several grand. :D

    The Z200 is a sort of fall-back position for me at the moment .. that or an HT1100, can't decide.
     
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    kragorn,

    where have you seen the ht1100? how much?

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    Again, only in the UK at present, Nexnix have it at a tad under 3K ex. VAT, they reduced that by a couple of hundred or so within the last week. That now makes it cheaper than the 1000 was just before Christmas.

    They also just knocked off several hundred from the PE8700, presumably they are the supplier someone on AVS alluded to yesterday.
     
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    the avs guy was talking about ivojo in fact...... £2800 odds now

    would you like the ht1100 at £2k? ;)

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    Really .. Ivojo's web site still says £3191 ex. VAT.

    Ah, but what's the catch? :D

    I've been searching round Europe as suggested and not seeing anything which approaches PJ prices and given the hassle of importing it doesn't make me feel like being adventurous.

    The price of the Z10 from PJ though .. *drool*
     
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    Whats Ivojo's web site URL? Is this an american dealer?

    I've been reading the reviews of the 8700, those and the price in the UK make it look a damn good pj for what you get :)

    Does the HT1100 use the same DLP panel as the 8700/ Z10k?

    Anyone done a side by side comparison of the 8700 and the Z10k?
     
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    Well the Z200's going for around £2600 to 2700 inc vat in the UK.

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    Nope, Brit ... here, they got well known round here last autumn when they did a low-priced promo of Z2 pre-orders.

    Nope, the NEC is 1024x768 4:3 panel, the 8700 and Z10K are 1280x720 16:9 devices (Mustang)
     
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    Yeah, Nexnix and Ivojo are similar to that, it's a nice price but there's a dearth of reviews of the Z200 and not too many people posting about them so I'm kind of reticent, whereas the 1100 is more of a known quantity I think.
     
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    the catch is importing from singapore...... im looking into it as we speak

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    I believe the HT1100 actually uses the Matterhorn chipset with a resolution of 1024x576. So, like the HT1000 in 16:9 mode but without the light spill.
     
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    'Fraid it isn't Messiah, not according to NEC's brochures. It's still quoted as a 4:3 and from what I've read it's the same panel as the 1100 with just some tweaks to things like the colour wheel.

    In any case, I think I've decided the 1100 is for me, I'm not adventurous enough to import so a Z10K's far more than I want to pay.
     
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    the 1100 is def still 4:3 as KraGorn says...... NEC got a bit of stick if i recall for this. However, with anamorphic lenses so inexpensive, its no big deal.

    KraGorn,
    Are you aware that the z10k is super long throw as compared to the nec which is really quite short? (in fact exceptionally so with a lens!) It needs over 14 feet for a 6 foot wide image...... im a bit disappointed to admit i cant see how i could fit it in!

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    Buns .. yes thanks, I was aware of the Sharp's throw, it was one of the reasons I was interested in it or the Z200. Basically I can accomodate the Sharps at 15-16' for my 92" screen or the NEC at around 9-10' .. the NEC is one of the very few shorter pjs I could use that don't have lens shift, due to its' large offset it will sit on a low table in front of the viewing position and won't interfere.

    I will certainly be considering an Panamorphic ana. lens if I do get the 1100.
     
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    i'll be interested to hear your progress..... i have to admit im a bit baffled as to whether the nec or sharp would be better..... in theory the nec is newer and is going to have better contrast. Although resolution is lower, with a lens on there i dont think it is going to be of any concern at all. But then again the sharp was proper high end as compared to the nec in the middle.... damn i wish i could demo! I reckon i could handle either, but the sharp would require the use of a new room and possible need for volume considerations...... :eek:

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    Ultimately the Z10K is really more than I can reasonably justify to spend. Ideally I'd get something for HD but since that's not likely to be common till probably late next year then we're at least one generation of PJs off, maybe 2. The NEC's picture isn't going to disappoint, even in the Sharp's higher-res does make it 'better'.

    In any case, for the price of the Sharp I can get the NEC, pay for the Pio 868 I just bought and still have some funds left to actually buy some DVDs to watch. :D

    Actually, I just tried to order an 1100 from Nexnix but their order system screwed up and I ended up ordering THREE I think :eek: .. or maybe just one, I'm not at all sure, think I'll have to call Dorian tomorrow to sort it out.
     

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