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sharp z91e any good at new price, 450 quid

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by phelleruk99, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. phelleruk99

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    hi all
    saw the sharp z91e the other day and was pretty impressed, but more so as i have found it at 450 quid, but have not seen that many other machines, infact only a screenplay 5700, which was good but 4x the price!

    anyway my question is whether the old sharp machine would make a good forrage into the projector business . i have a denon dvd2910 on the way so am concerned i would not be making best use of its output
    i intend viewing a 6ft wide screen from about 14 feet

    any thoughts appreciated
    pete
     
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    Not sure how many of these there are on the forums apart from mine!
    I can't give any comparisons as I've not seen anything else for a while, and when I bought mine there wasn't the range of cheap LCD's there are now.
    But it looks good, is fairly quiet (29db I think), and is very easy to set up.
    It's not too bright though, so you'll need a fairly dark room.
    Also it has a 4.3 panel, so not exactly cutting edge spec.
    And remember that it'll not show off HD DVD's properly when they get off the ground as the resolution is pretty low (800 by 600)
    However, all said and done, it's the best £1450 I've ever spent in terms of the use I get out of the thing, so I'd say for £450 it's almost a no brainer! Just chuck it away in a years time and get a newer spec model for those HD discs!

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    I've just re read your post, and I'm not sure about the throw distance.
    I get a 78 inch diagonal image from around 9 feet, and I suspect that you'll need to move it closer than 14 feet.
    The manual gives a range of 9ft 7 in to 7ft 11 in for a 72 inch diagonal 16.9 screen.

    Hope this helps
    Phil
     
  4. phelleruk99

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    thanks for that, i intend coffee table mounting to start with , so will be 10 footish away
    pete
     
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    hi philly
    just one more point, do you use it with sky or regular tv input as could only demo with component from dvd, if so how does it compare?
     
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    Sorry, but only use with DVD via component, so can't comment.

    Phil
     
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    I've just bought one, it arrived yesterday from that place doing them for £450. It's my first projector & it's hooked up to an Arcam DV88.

    I've yet to set it up properly as I've I've still got to buy cables & ceiling mount but I tested it last night on the coffee table, projecting on to a white wall, using s-video & I have to say that I was very impressed. Well worth the money I think.
     
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    where is it £450? All the links show it as bring £700... Did it go back up?
     
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    Yep its gone up to £700 but it does include a screen now. Looks like I got in there just in time.
     
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    can still get it with nexnix for 450
    but does anyone have a comparative opinion?
     
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    Tested one of these against a 4805 and I think the 4805 had the edge but there wasnt a lot in it. They were both the same price at the time.

    I went with the 4805 but for £450 this would have been impossible to turb down. Really good quality picture for the money!
     

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