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The long wait....

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Smurfin, Dec 5, 2002.

  1. Smurfin

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    Taken the day off to take delivery of my new Sanyo PLV-Z1.

    Normally days off from work go like lightning...........it's only 1030am and it feels like 6pm...:D

    COME ON CITYLINK!!!!!!!
     
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    Know what you mean, they get to me at around 4pm, your doctor can prescribe valium if you feel you need it.
     
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    didn't you just have a new PJ? I seem to remember impressions from you.

    Anyway, looking forward to new impressions - sounds like an interesting PJ.
     
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    3.15pm and no sign of them:mad:

    Still, I had time to go out and buy a new centre speaker and new rears:eek: :D :eek:

    Richard, I viewed a couple of projectors last week, the Plus Piano 3100 and the PTAE-300.

    Bought the Z1 though:D
     
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    I reckon they do places beginning with 'C' last. That's been my problem with them.
     
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    So what made you choose the Z1 over the AE-300 ?

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    Two words:

    Japan
    Reliability.

    :D
     
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    How does it compare to the AE-300 though, have you seen an AE-300 in action ?

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    Seen the 300 in action, quite impressive. I'm yet to see the Z1:eek:

    Bloody citylink have screwed up, they tried deliverying to the wrong house:mad:

    Added to that I've just put the new screen up....and they sent me the wrong one:mad:

    Aaaaaarghhhhhhhhhhhhh........:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
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    Wee bit premature with your sig then :p
     
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    It arrived at 5.30pm.

    In a cool graphite colour, no dead pixels, v quiet in eco mode (and no fan speed up with errr....5 hours use:D )

    Will give a full opinion on it once I've tweaked a bit and had more time to play:D
     
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    Hey Smurfin,

    Congrats on the new PJ - glad it eventually arrived for you.

    It sounds like its the dogs danglies - very curious to see if it does the "speeding up the fan" business - I think that could be very annoying.

    Anyway, I'm sure you'll let us know all about it. ( By the way, if you still have the Hoya FLD and don't want/need it for the Sanyo, can i have first refusal ?? cheeky, I know, but if you don't ask.....)


    Good luck,


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    I just got rid of 2:( Now I want one again for the Sanyo......duh!!!
     
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    Bums !!

    Internet ordering for me !


    Looking forward to the full monty on the Z1 tomorrow...........


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    Hi Smurfin,

    Congratulations for your new projector!

    We're all waiting to hear your impressions... Please don't make it "a long wait"... :D :D

    How does it compare to the AE300 you said you've viewed recently?

    Best of luck with your new projector.:)

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    I won't:D

    Tomorrow I've got to mount it properly, my 8' wide screen arrives and an Avia session is also on the cards:D I'll post something in depth on Sunday....

    Difficult one re: comparison with the PTAE-300 (really need to see them side by side), maybe puddleduck and I can get the 2 together at some point. Don't think thats even been done on the AVSforums has it?:confused:
     
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    Hi Smurfin,

    Geez!:eek: The Cambridge Projector Shootout!:eek:
    It sounds so exciting I can hardly wait... :cool: :) ;)

    Julia
     
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    Would be a good idea, I know we have PTAE-100 owners in Cambridge, at least one PTAE-300 owner and now one :)grin: )PLV-Z1 owner.

    Would be interesting to say the least:D
     
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    I'm very interested to hear what you've got to say as well matey, I'd love to see a side by side comparison of the AE-300 and the Z1..

    Also what screen are you using and where did you get it from :)

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    FWIW, I'm only 30 miles down the road from Cambridge (AE100, HCPC, BIG room).
     
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    Hi Smurfin,

    There are some pretty nice hints above that people would enjoy a Cambridge Projector Shootout:cool: :)

    Guys, keep the ball rolling and the sooner the better (especially for those of us who hardly wait to see the reviews...:D ;) )

    Wish you good luck...

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    Well the screen has arrived, just varnished the timber for my projector cradle to be suspended from a beam.

    The curtains are down, I have tools lying everywhere, and my living room looks like a bomb's hit it:(

    Roll on the end of the day when Operation Big Screen is finally finished:D
     
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    OMFG!!!!:eek: :eek: :eek:

    This screen is H-U-G-E......

    Last week I had a 6' wide screen, yesterday I had a 7' wide screen....today I have a 16:9 8' screen !!!!

    I can't believe how big this bugger is!!! Amazing my window is EXACTLY 8' wide and proportioned at 16:9....so it's perfect:D

    Even at 10' away, the picture retains sharpness, screendoor really isn't an issue (yes it's there though before anyone asks).....I've been blown away all over again:D :D :D

    (Last night I blew the image up to 15' wide, and viewing from 23' away it STILL looked stunning.)

    Bizarre for £1300.....

    Time for some serious movie watching tonight before I report back:D
     
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    All sound very cool :)

    Were did you get you screen from and how much was it ?

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