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Short list for new PJ. Trusty old Panny has popped its clogs


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Well my old faithful AE100 has popped another bulb.
Considering its age and useage (5500 hours) I hardly think it's worth getting another bulb.

What should my shortlist be for sub £1500 projectors?

Currently I will be looking at:

Panny AE900
Sanyo Z4
Optoma H72
Sony HS50

Any others worth considering?

I do suffer from rainbows but the H72 I saw at Manchester was virtually absent (low enough that I could live with).

One of the biggest complaints I had about the AE100 was the dust blobs on that I never managed to clear properly. Do any of these machines possess sealed optics that would eliminate this problem? The other issue was warped panesl that caused a yellow stain on the image. Would DLP be better in this respect than LCD or do newer LCD models not suffer this problem.

Thanks in advance.



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Thanks MiniH

I work 100yds from Ben's showroom, so I'll have to get a demo in this week sometime if I can. :)

Anyone know when the H72 is due out?

Jack the lad

Established Member
HS60 awesome machine for the £££ in my opinion :thumbsup:

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