Chris Frost, where's the plv-30 review

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Timh, May 8, 2001.

  1. Timh

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    Chris.... Have Owl submitted the Sanyo plv-30 for review by Home Cinema Choice, or any other mag, It's been discussed on this Forum for quite a few month's now, but there is no sign of a review.
    I have seen it going, and was quite impressed with the picture quality, but it would be interesting to read a full review on it.

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  2. Chris Frost

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    Tim,
    I was told a couple of months ago that Sanyo made a PLV30 available to the magazines for review purposes. I don't know if any of the press have the projector under scrutiny right now.

    Perhaps this is something that readers of the forum could lobby for?

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  3. Timh

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    Thank's Chris, It's strange that HCC keep testing Data Grade Projector's, when they are not all that hot at Video projecting.
    Maybe they will test the Plv-30 in June's edition.

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    Tim
     
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    It is in the June (#69) edition on page 74-75. It gets 4.5 stars and concludes:
    "It goes without saying that, as an LCD projector, the PLV-30 can be bettered by more expensive DLP and especially CRT rivals. But for anyone who doesn't have bags of spare cash floating around, the PLV-30 is well worth an audition."

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  5. Timh

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    I guess my mags late again.

    cheers
    Tim
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  6. Chris Frost

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    The PLV30 got a very positive review from HCC, yet Essential Home Cinema didn't rate it highly at all.

    I wonder if each magazine was looking at different aspects of performance (and if so, what?) or whether this was just down to differences in set-up. Did either review use a calibration disc, if not then why?

    If set-up is the issue then it begs the question; "How many people have bought mail order and have disappointing results because these projectors are poorly adjusted?"

    Does anyone have any thoughts on this.

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  7. rhinoman

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    What about HCC doing an article on how to set up and make the best of a lcd/dlp projector and the assorted setup discs like VE and Avia??
     
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    I'm with Chris on this. Having just gone through the ISF stuff it seems to me that there are pretty set and defined things which can be checked when reviewing products.

    These are things which US magazines regularily talk about, although not always accurately of course. Standards have been set for encoding and decoding of TV and DVD signals. Surely magazines should review products based on whether the products are able to meet these standards.

    Food for thought certainly. Of course, whether the end user will like what they are supposed to be seeing is another matter altogether. I suspect most folk reading this will though!


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    Totally agree Gordon . However I wonder how well some of the current domestic kit would do when examined using strict criteria. Might annoy the advertising clients a tad!
     
  10. Timh

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    Why cant HCC give us more information when testing kit, like the Sanyo plv-30, for instance.
    1, What type of screen and size was it tested on.
    2, Was it tested with S-vhs or Component hook up.
    3, What dvd player was used in the test, Archam or maybe a Matsuhitciaiwasonypan :confused: you know one of those Chinese made box's.

    So if John Archer is reading this, could you inform us on these items you negected to inform us of.

    Cheers
    Tim

    p.s I want one :D
     

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