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Recently returned to AV forums - which PJ is now King of the Hill

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Gervais, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. Gervais

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    I was last a regular visitor here and tracking the market of the upto £1500 projectors several months ago. At the time the Panasonic AE500 was about the burst onto the scene on the back of its very succesful predecesors. I now see the spec for the AE900 published and was wondering;

    Within its price range, is the Panasonic still a/the firm favourite especially with the AE900 in the wings or is there another pretender to the crown. I'm almost done on a HC project (started Feb 2002!) and will be ready to purchase hardware soon. I see from the poll that the AE series are neck & neck with the Z2. Are Panasonic losing the market share to the Z2?
     
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    I think asking 'which PJ is king of the hill' should be asked in a months time as the new models are just around the corner. All queries of how the new machines perform is pure speculation and manufacturers specs. are not the best way to judge performance. The Sanyo Z3 is probably the best bargain at the moment though being around £800 with a free lamp and 3 year warranty (I'm sure others will disagree). So my advise is to wait for the reviews.
     
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    The hill will soon have the Z4 / PJTX200 / AE900 slugging it out with the Benq 7700 getting stuck in too with the Sony HS50.

    If you want a real bargain now, go with the Z3 as Deano says...PJ :)
     
  4. inzaman

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    Dont forget the Epson, rumours are this could be an excellent pj, shame it wont have C2 Fine though.
     
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    At present up to £1500 its a 2 horse race between the Sony HS50 & BenQ 7700.

    By the end of the year the Z4/PJTX200/AE900/Epson TW600 will be joining in that race.

    What about some more sub £1500 HD DLPs??? Maybe CEDIA will have all the answers. Best bet is to wait until after next weekend when the PJ roadmap for year end 2005 and 2006 will be revealed.
     
  6. PJTX100

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    I disagree, at almost half the price of the HS50 and the 7700 I'd say the Z3 was a far more compelling buy...PJ :)
     
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    And for just a little more than the price of the Z3 you can enjoy the higher quality Panasonic PT-AE700.

    PS I am a happy Panasonic owner:)
     
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    What is C2 Fine??
     
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    That's it, you go right ahead and start a p*$*ing contest :D
     
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    And there will be an HS 60 to play too!
     
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    Details here
     
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    ...or the even higher rated PJTX100 (as demonstrated on the cine4home.de comparison)...PJ ;)
     
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    Inzaman, sorry m8, but are you saying that the new epson will not have C2 but the others may do, or that none of the new breed will have C2?? I would have expected that if they are all using the same epson Panels then they should either all have C2 or none of them??

    Cheers
     
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    The article linked to says that (new) projector models will start using the new panel from 2006 onwards.
     

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