Finally Decided Sanyo Z4

madgames

Active Member
Thanks for everyones help , finally decided on the Z4 due to the large image shift, but then decided to mount projector opposite the screen so its not really an issue,
All i can say is "Awesome" i havent used my Pioneer plasma since, just going to hook all the DVD 360 etc up to it
Will post some pics later

Cheers again
John
 

madgames

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here you go
 

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Sithlord10

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Thats awesome mate congrats on the new projector. I too just got one and loving it. Just curious what are your settings for the picture? Did you use a calibration disc because that picture looks great very clear. I'm finding it difficult to settle on a setting. I'm using Creative Cinema and then adjusting brightness and contrast to suit. I'm using a DV-29 Arcam dvd player connected to the Z4 via HDMI. My screen is a Cinescreen V4 (1.2 Gain). Thanks in advance :)
 

madgames

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Thanks alot
No to be honest i did it all by eye,
The movie is sin city playing in hidef from a pixel magic mdeia box
I also go straight in from my sky hd box with HDMI , am thinking of getting scaler , any thoughts , suggestions very helpful . i mean will it improve anything ?

Cheers
 

linkster

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Z4's excellent for HD signals as you've discovered, but scaler is a must IMO if you're using it for SD material. Have a Z4 myself and bought an iScan HD after a few months which has made an enormous difference to older DVDs which I found I couldn't watch when I first got my PJ (like Blade Runner / Point Break). Also cleans up Sky SD broadcasts a treat, removes all the pixelation I was getting before on channels like UK Gold, and makes footie a lot smoother too.
 

madgames

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Hmm sweet
Can i use it as a switcher too ?
i mean put all my signal into it and have one output to projector ?
whats best for component and HDMI connections as i have sky HD (HDMI)
Mediabox (HDMI) Oppo DVD Player DVI into HMDI adapter XBOX 360 component
whats best value for money please ?
 

linkster

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iScan HD may not be the one for you as it's not designed to handle HD material (it'll pass through rather than process anything above 576p but that's not really a concern for me right now), there's the HD+ or even the VP20/30, depends how much you're willing to spend I guess.

You can use the HD as a switcher, but I need to run two cables to separate the SD from the HD. I have a component video switcher box & an optical audio switcher which takes in my DVD/PVR, GameCube and PS2, they go into the HD and up to the projector via VGA & out to my amp respectively, then I have a dedicated component cable just for the Xbox 360 HD games.
 

madgames

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like the Vp30 connections though
May just go for one, if i cant get on with it im sure itll sell well :)
 

madgames

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Im acutally doing some more converging, tweaking etc over the next few days and will post my reports here. Just as a matter of course that 1st pic i uploaded was taken with a crappy camera phone so you can appreciate the quality.
My 360 and Oppo will be going into it tomorrow and ill report back :)
 

Bacus

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Fantastic pic from your new pj !! What screen size are you using and what distance from the screen is your pj
 

madgames

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Its a 1.8metre screen
Not measured distance from screen to PJ guess its 2.5m something like that

thanks
 

madgames

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for those who are interested another screen shot,
This is live and let die in 720p :)
 

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JorisS

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It seems the missus hasn't really understood the idea with a projector and screen yet, has she? :D

That image is well bright though, but might be camera?
 

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