The new contrast miracle for £579 incl delivery

nero0410

Distinguished Member
To all of you dealing with Laskys for the first time---:)

I have used Laskys before for buying a Philips DVD player. Within 2 days of ordering they rang me up saying that stock is due and you are going to get it 2 days after the scheduled date. And i got it on time...

It was good to see a customer service representative calling up to notify the delay...... The DVD player was packed well.

I am a satisfied Laskys customer.....

Hope that helps:thumbsup: but I cannot help you in the anxiety all of you are going thorugh...:D

Cyberheater and some others will be the first to get their hands on it i suppose...

Was that before or after you were sent an email stating that the item was dispatched?

tris

EDIT: One question I forgot to ask, is there any risk of 'screen burn' on a DLP? or are they like lcd projectors that dont seem to suffer?
I'm presuming not.
 

yoghurt

Active Member
I am still dithering about this! My problem may be the throw (and the Missus!)

If I have read the Projectorcentral calculator correctly,my Toshiba MT 200 has a throw distance of 16.5 to 20 ft for a 100' screen and this Sharp has 12 to 19ft-could someone kindly tell me if that sounds correct pleas?

I noticed you may get 2.5% off the Laskys price via Quidco too!

People have been referring to the stock levels ie 3 left etc-where is that on the screen?

Cheers
 

cyberheater

Well-known Member
f I have read the Projectorcentral calculator correctly,my Toshiba MT 200 has a throw distance of 16.5 to 20 ft for a 100' screen and this Sharp has 12 to 19ft-could someone kindly tell me if that sounds correct pleas?

According to projectorcentral. For a 100inch diagonal 16:9 screen. The throw distance is between 10ft and 11.6 ft.

The MT200 is between 16.5ft and 19.7ft.
 

yoghurt

Active Member
Arse!
Yes you are right Cyberheater (I think I was looking at the wrong Sharp model)
Oh Well-I will keep looking for my next upgrade to HD

Good luck to all those people who have ordered-it does sound brilliant

Cheers
 

wizard of oz1

Active Member
I have tried to connect my Geforce 7900 GTO graphic card to Z3000 via DVI-HDMI cable but I have no response from the projector. I am using nview and software recognize it (Sharp) on dualview but when you switch on single view to view Windows on projector, I do get no reponse at all. VGA to VGA connection works fine but obviously I would like to use pure digital connection to maximize its quality. Is there anyone who has any idea sorting out this problem?:confused::confused:

Thanks.
 

dj

Member
Bigpockets have some of these - new for 460 pounds.

Is this a better purchase than an Optoma hd-65 or Yamaha-dpx830 which I have been looking at to replace my Benq PE5120?
 

pal

Novice Member
Many thanks...I missed out on these when they were going for £599 last year.

They have 4 in stock.. have ordered mine.:thumbsup:

Those who might be interested there is an XVZ 10000 for sale as well at £520
Remember these were £10,000 when they first came out
 

cyberheater

Well-known Member
Many thanks...I missed out on these when they were going for £599 last year.

They have 4 in stock.. have ordered mine.:thumbsup:

Those who might be interested there is an XVZ 10000 for sale as well at £520
Remember these were £10,000 when they first came out

Thank you very much. I've just ordered the XVZ 10000.
 

pal

Novice Member
Congrats Cyberheater....it was a close call, whether to go for the xvz10000, could not decide. I wondered whether it was better to go with a newer pj, rather than something from 2002.
I believe you had a xvz3000 - so i will await your report as to whether it is better despite slightly older technology.

I expect the fact that it probably has better optics will make up for the fact that the 3000 has the HD2+ (DC2) chip.
 

cyberheater

Well-known Member
Congrats Cyberheater....it was a close call, whether to go for the xvz10000, could not decide. I wondered whether it was better to go with a newer pj, rather than something from 2002.
I believe you had a xvz3000 - so i will await your report as to whether it is better despite slightly older technology.

I expect the fact that it probably has better optics will make up for the fact that the 3000 has the HD2+ (DC2) chip.

I stuck to my Xv-Z3000 mate. On reflection, I just can't get past the amazing image it gives out and the blacks area really good. Definitely one of the Kings of 720p projection.

Glad to see the XV-Z3000 at a good price. I was really tempted to pick up another one as a spare.
 

dj

Member
I did not dither and put an order in on Friday, it has already dispatched and should arrive on Monday.

I just hope it impresses me as much as my Benq PE5120 has over it's life time, it will allow me to start watching all the HD-DVD's I have been purchasing in 720p on the big screen.

I hope the noise is not too bad, given some of the reviews it is a little on the load side.
 

jacko5

Active Member
Thank you very much. I've just ordered the XVZ 10000.
Wow! that sounds like the bargain of the decade never mind the year.
I don't know anything about the XV-Z10000. can you tell us something about it? How does the spec compare to the XV-Z3000? or is it more comparable to the XV-Z12000 presumably given the original selling price.
 

jacko5

Active Member
Wow! that sounds like the bargain of the decade never mind the year.
I don't know anything about the XV-Z10000. can you tell us something about it? How does the spec compare to the XV-Z3000? or is it more comparable to the XV-Z12000 presumably given the original selling price.
OK, I've Googled the Sharp XV-Z10000. It appears to be a DC2 version of the later XV-Z12000 DC3. It should be a fine projector, especially at that money, it originally retailed at $11,000 in the USA.
 

dj

Member
My one is going back, it was not new but graded stock repacked.

Given the cost of a new bulb and not knowing how the current one had been treated I did not feel it was worth keeping.
 

cyberheater

Well-known Member
My one is going back, it was not new but graded stock repacked.

Given the cost of a new bulb and not knowing how the current one had been treated I did not feel it was worth keeping.

I don't blame you. I would do the same.
 

pal

Novice Member
I should have done the same.

It seems bulb has failed. Given that i only bought this a few weeks ago, what are my rights against Bigpockets.co.uk?
Can i get a new bulb or money back?
 

cyberheater

Well-known Member
I should have done the same.

It seems bulb has failed. Given that i only bought this a few weeks ago, what are my rights against Bigpockets.co.uk?
Can i get a new bulb or money back?

You need to check what warranty you got with the machine but i'd be kicking up a huge fuss.

If it was sold as new then your entitled to a new bulb.
 

wizard of oz1

Active Member
I should have done the same.

It seems bulb has failed. Given that i only bought this a few weeks ago, what are my rights against Bigpockets.co.uk?
Can i get a new bulb or money back?

I am sure that the projector comes with 3 months bulb guarantee which should have come inside the package.
 

Jonstone

Well-known Member
I watched National Treasure 2 on blu ray last night on my pj, this being the first blu ray I have watched since setting up my 4x2 matrix switch feeding my monitor downstairs and my projector upstairs.

I have my PS3 set to output blu ray at 24 fps but when I am watching on the projector I have its output also set to 720p.

So I had my PS3 displaying on both screens at the same time last night, but when I put a blu ray in the projector flicked off for a second then displayed the film (like you would expect for a resolution change when connected over hdmi) but the monitor displayed that the input signal was out of range. If I turn off 24 fps playback on the PS3 both screens displayed the film.

The only conclusion I can come to from this is that the PS3 is sending out a 720p24 signal that the projector can handle but the monitor can't. When the film ended I watched the end credits very closely and there was definitely no noticeable pulldown judder either which leads me to believe that the projector may be capable of a refresh rate that makes use of a 24 fps feed.

Can anyone else come up with a diferrent explanation because atm I am convinced that the PS3 is outputting 720p24 and that the pj is accepting it and handling it properly to eliminate judder although I didn't believe that either was possible but its hard to ignore what I see
 

Jonstone

Well-known Member
Ok played around with this a bit more this morning and I can confirm that the projector won't display 1080p60 from a PS3 properly (the image is there but badly distorted) but it will display 1080p24 from a blu ray and from what I can see does so without judder.

I always assumed it couldn't as when you fire up the PS3 in 1080p mode it is garbled, never thought to try playing a blu ray disk at 24fps but now I have and can confirm it definitely does it
 

wizard of oz1

Active Member
Ok played around with this a bit more this morning and I can confirm that the projector won't display 1080p60 from a PS3 properly (the image is there but badly distorted) but it will display 1080p24 from a blu ray and from what I can see does so without judder.

I always assumed it couldn't as when you fire up the PS3 in 1080p mode it is garbled, never thought to try playing a blu ray disk at 24fps but now I have and can confirm it definitely does it
Excellent news Jonstone.:thumbsup:
 

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