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sanyo plv30

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Ricky27, Apr 13, 2002.

  1. Ricky27

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    Well ive done it,gone and bought a sanyo plv30 and WOW!
    Awesome picture with not one stuck or dead pixel,very natural colours and great blacks,yes i do mean blacks.
    Screen door is virtually undetectable.
    I demd the sony hs1 but this was far better,although a few hundred pound dearer,but well worth it.
     
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    Welcome to the Home Cinema Club, a few DVD's you may want to view which look great on the big screen :)

    Fifth Element (wow!)
    ArmourGeddon (yeah looks like a new film compared to watching it on tv!)
    Sixth Sense (you can feel those emotions that big!)
    ShawShank Redemption (nuff said 9/10 at imdb.com)
    A Bugs life (one of the best/funny CGI movies..in fact prefer it to Shrek..)
    Gladiator (works even better with a home made MDF ICESTORM 5 grey screen)
    Titanic (yep immerses you into the picture...just doesnt work on a 32" tv! but on a projector! yes!)
    Fast & Furious (good film for its genre)
    The Green Mile (good film!)
    Star Wars EP1 (well I cant wait for starwars 4/5/6 on dvd though..)

    etc etc...
     
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    Ricky

    Have you calibrated your PJ yet? the reason I ask is, my Brothers plv-30 was calibrated miles out, it was very dark, the first job is to turn the Gamma up on a dark scene, and see how much more detail you can see, dont turn it up to much though.
    Your best bet is to get yourself a calibration disc.
     
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    I have had a quick fiddle with the settings and it seems fine at the moment,but yes your right,i should get a disc to set it up correctly,my T2 and star wars dvds have THX tests so ill try that.
     
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    The THX Optimode is a good start, but these have been setup for the indervidual film that it comes with.
    I used the Phantom Menace one, it was pretty close to the DVD Platinum disc setup.
     
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    Ricky, you've gone and bought the very projector that convinced me they were worth the money vrs performance. Saw it at The Event last year, and for the money it was excellent. No going back now.:)

    In fact, a lot of people were more interested in comparing the Sanyo at approx £2000 vrs. the Barco Cine 7 with ££££££££'s of equipment stuck on the end of it! Speaks volumes. That's why I bought a LCD pj. As close to CRT I could get without the cost and installations etc. You'll be a very happy person for a very long time to come.[​IMG]
     
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    Thanks mate.I did demo it up against the sim they had in the shop and it compared very well,i really couldnt believe what i got for the money,especially as i bought from my local dealer
    (sevenoaks)and got it for £1900 with some Ixos £40 component cables chucked in.
     
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    Now you need a new DVD player with progressive scan ;) it never ends.
    I recently bought a Panasonic AE100, s-video just wasn't good enough from my Sony DVP-335 player, after trying the Lecson progressive player, which sucked, I ended up with a Toshiba SD-510 for progressive NTSC playback, it is also very good at pal none progressive playback.
    I will be testing this dvd player on my Brothers Sanyo plv-30 this afternoon, we are going to check it out for the dreaded blue screen, which effects the PLV-30 with some progressive players, if you are interested I will report back here.
     
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    yes please do,now going to watch the grand prix in full life size,YIPPEE!!
     
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    I doubt you'll find a problem - this is exactly the kit I've just bought from Sevenoaks. They recommended the combination so I hope you'll find all is well (it certainly was at the demo). It should arrive with me in a month or so (it's being shipped abroad to me) and I'll find out for myself then.
    Quick question: when they refer to a "6'6" screen" do they mean six and a half feet wide or are they talking about the diagonal?
     
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    Hi there,could you tell me what price you got on the Sanyo?
     
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    I've had mine for just over a year now. Start saving now for when the bulb needs replacing.....

    Oh! and anyone else found the screen starts going yellow in the middle?

    But the picture is glorious, the grand prix was excellent, and DVDs are great
     
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    How to make friends! Someone tells you they just bought a projector and you land a "yellowing" screen on them! Thanks a bundle.
    Someone back there asked about the price. Sevenoaks matched the £1795 that I'd seen elsewhere (Horsham Hi-fi) but they only really did this 'cos I was buying a Marantz SR5200, a Toshiba SD510E, the KEF Eggs and a load of cables at the same time. Well you have to start somewhere, right?
     
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    I am pleased to report the 510 played with no problems on the plv-30, start saving :D
    My Brother will only go for this player if Toshiba releases a firmware upgrade to enable pal progressive.
    Lets cross our fingers for an upgrade (its fine without pal progressive anyway).

    As for the grandprix I watched half then got bored, off to planet-f1 now for ther results. Never tried it on the big screen yet.

    Pootle,
    whats the best price for a plv-30 lamp?
     
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    When I was getting mine, it was hard to even find a stockist, and prices were all pretty close, I ended up getting it from amc corporate (www.av-sales.com - based in kent) for just over 420, but I believe they should be cheaper now
     
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    :eek: it isn't cheap then.

    Cheers
     
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    HELP my lamp seems to have expired and now it seems they are £420,if i knew the price of the lamps i wouldnt of bothered,the shop said they were £250
     
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    How can the lamp expire, you've only just bought it?!.

    James
     

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