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Hitachi Ilumina PJ-TX10, an opinion please and Recommendations for other PJ's

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by avbear, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. avbear

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    Hi All, I am about to purchase my first pj and was thinking of going for the Hitachi PJ-TX10.
    It gets rave reviews in most of the av magazines.
    I have a budget of around £1500 and would be grateful of any opinion of the PJ-TX10.
    I am after what everyone else wants maximum picture quality for my outlay.
    So if anyone can recommend any other pj's I would be grateful.

    Regards......Ted
     
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    get the Sanyo Z2...like pretty much everyone else on the forum.
    fred
     
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    That's brave............................ Z2 is the current fav, but not everyone on the forum has one, or are likely to..... Check out Kramers "what have you got" thread..............;)


    For the money, you could probably raise your sights higher than the Hitachi - it has gotten good reviews, but the panel resolution (848x480) is very much entry level at this stage. The Sanyo Z1 or AE300 have higher res and you'd see a good improvement over the Hitachi, you should also check out the Z2 and the AE500 when it's released. I'd reccommend that you go and get a demo of a range of projectors, including DLP, rather than basing your judgement on what you read in magazines, or here for that matter. There's no substitute for seeing a projector in action.

    Sean G.
     
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    We have the PJ-TX10 and are very pleased with it. We had three friends over 2 weeks ago who wanted to see what it was like, they are thinking of getting a proj, and they were all very impressed. All are heavily into home cinema and know their stuff.
     
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    Aqualung, can you tell me if you ever notice the LCD pannel structure, the 'chicken wire' effect' on your TX10. Home Cinema choice appear to like this PJ as a good overall budget model, but I think they are hinting at this problem.

    From what I've read most LCD budget pros seem to suffer from this.
    thanks.
     
  6. Aqualung

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    It depends on the quality of the dvd, meaning some transfers are better than others and also the size of your final image. You see it for the first few minutes if you do see it and then you don't notice it. It's not a consistant thing and the 3 previously mentioned people in my other post agreed, it's sometimes there but very breifly.
     
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    Also wanted to add that one of the home cinema enthusiasts who did look at it spent nearly 3k on a PJ and he said the TX10 had far better image than his. I cannot remember much details on his but he admitted his dissapointment with his pj compared to ours.
     
  8. docfeelgood

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    I've demoed the TX10 4 times alongside other (more expensive) PJ's.

    It's very good value for money. If you have a grand or less to spend on a PJ I think you'll be very happy.

    Do a search on PJ-TX10 and you'll find my brief comments on it.

    :)

    Doc.
     
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