projector virgin ! requires help

andrew constant

Active Member
i have given up on plasmas, now i am after a pj ,i have a buget of 2k i only require a screen size of 6 foot by 4, from wall 2 wall is 12 feet can u giveme some recomendations thanks.


Novice Member
I think the standard suggestions are Sanyo Z2 or Panasonic AE500 for LCDs and maybe the Sharp Z91E for a DLP, leaving cash for a screen. There are others of course, perhaps less popular but probably just as good, your best bet is read the threads here, all common machines are likely mentioned.

Paul Hayward

Active Member
Hi Andrew,

i am not up with the throw distance of the new Domino 20H, but I can firmly reccommend this wonderful projector. I have seen it up against some stiff competition, and remarkably, it really holds its own. You owe it to yourself to at least catch a demo. Good hunting,


Paul H

andrew constant

Active Member
Thanks 4 your suggestions,i will have to seek out somewhere in south london who can demonstright some pj s 4 me . any suggestions?


Active Member
Depends how much you intend to use it and what you mainly want it for. Consoles, sky ,pc.
AE2/3/500 and z1/2 are good ones to start with and £2000 will buy you some impressive Dlp's sharp z91 and optoma 56 are worth a look if Rainbows do not bother you.

andrew constant

Active Member
it seems to be a shoot out between the AE500 v Z2 i will be watching mainly sky 75% dvd 25% so can anyone swing me one way or the other.?


Standard Member
Here's my two-penneth :)

2k will get you a Sony VPL-HS20 (see pricerunner).

Better all round than AE500 or Z2 in my opinion. I owned a Z2, demoed an AE500 and now own an HS20.

Spend the money on the best projector you can afford... buy a budget screen and upgrade this later if you feel the need.

best regards



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