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New Sanyo z1 Replacement

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Amrik, Feb 3, 2003.

  1. Amrik

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    A dealer has just got back to me after trying to source a Sanyo Z1. He advises me that his Sanyo rep has informed him of a replacement for the Z1 in around 11 weeks - the Z2.

    Apparently, it will have a 50% longer lamp life and higher contrast and brightness. It'll be priced around £1500 to compete with the Panasonic models.

    In addition - there is to be a promoton on the Z1 models to make way for the newer models.

    Has anyone else heard the same?
     
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    I expect this is extremely unlikely given that the Z1 has not been on sale for very long (November 2002 wasn't it), and it already competes quite well against the Panny 300 (cheaper, but without smooth-screen). I expect it blows the 200 out of the water too, as it has a higher resolution anyway...
     
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    ............vapourware......................
















    IMHO.
     
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    Yep - your dealer is most likely trying to steer you away from the Z1 with comments like this, and attempting to squeeze a higher margin from you on a more expensive projector...
     
  5. Amrik

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    I really want to buy one asap - and still might as I have the cash to hand!!

    He didn't ask me to go for another but to wait for the replacement machine!

    I think I will go out and buy one in the next few days anyway as I saw a demo and was amazed at the p.q. .
     
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    just got one myself yesterday, and just finished my DIY 84" wide screen (which is much actually better than the da-lite screen I tried from work!). It really has to be seen to be believed. I had an old 50" CRT projection TV, and there is just no comparison whatsoever as regards picture quality.

    Make sure you get a progressive-scan DVD player to get the most out of it - I found the HK dvd25 to be an excellent match, as I couldnt be bothered to wait to see what problems users ended up finding with the new Philips 963sa.
     
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    Just got mine from www.nexnix.co.uk , dead pixel free.

    I am sure I will be buying more stuff from them in the future.

    Well done guys!

    maxfc
     
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    - spoke with Joe from The Media Factory and will probably be buying from him - along with 15m of Van Damme S- video and component cabling.

    (Thanks for all of your advice Joe!)
     
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    retrof


    What material did you use for your diy screen?


    Nick
     
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    Another vote for Joe from The Media Factory.

    I have ordered a Z1, a 92" diagonal screen and cables.

    Should all be here for the weekend.

    Joe offered advice and was very patient. Matched the best prices I could find too.
     
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    Nick: I used white curtain blackout material from my local fabric/curtain store. They had a length left over that was within 6" of the exact size I needed for an 84" wide screen (including overlap for stretching) - cost me 17 euro. Used the fabric side as the screen. Haven't painted it, and doubt I will bother, as the PQ is good enough for me, and I plan on trying out my Hoya FL-D HMC filter on it....

    Built the frame using 2x1 stripwood, with a centre brace, and angle brackets, braces, and mending bars at the corners (didnt want to take any chances with warping/movement over time!
    Stretched the material myself by laying it on the ground (clean carpet), and then laying the frame over it. Takes about an hour with a staple gun, following the standard canvas stretching methods - just search for canvas stretching on google...

    Looks fantastic, and saved me a small fortune on the screen!

    -rf
     
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    retrof

    Thanks for that, I'll give it a try, hopefully it'll save me a fortune too


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