Sanyo Z1 owners

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Jim McC, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. Jim McC

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    I'm considering the Z1 for my first projector and I have 3 questions. I've read to sit back 2X screen width to avoid SDE with the Z1, does that sound about right? I want to use a 52"X92" B/O cloth screen, and sit 14-15 feet back. Is that screen size & distance sound reasonable to avoid SDE? And finally, I've read a lot of posts from people having very short life with their Z1 bulbs. Is that common or a rarity? Any info would be great. Thanks.
     
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    1 & 2, yes thats fine.

    3. not heard anything of short life bulbs, i'm just at 100 hours after 6 months,
    no dead pixels (although i did have a scare!!!) and no dust blobs.
     
  3. Jim McC

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    Thanks. There are quite a few posts at AVS forum about short bulb life with the Z1. That worries me a little, as I'm considering the Z1 & Epson Home 10. The Epson is about $300 more in USA though. Anyone else have any Z1 bulb life opinions, etc. to share?
     
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    Mine blew after 900 hours. Sanyo refused to replace it, as they always will.
     
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    I'm looking to buy the Z2, do they have short bulb life as well? I think I'd seriously look to alternatives if that was the case.

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