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Time to decide...Sanyo PLV Z2?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by therealijn, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. therealijn

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    So I've read all the reviews and read all the opinions and feel it's time to decide. Looks like I'll go for the Sanyo PLV Z2. It looks like a cracking good deal considering not so long ago they were upwards of £1100 and now I can get my paws on one for £821.33 (inc vat) from ivojo.co.uk with free pixel check thrown in. Am I making a good choice? It's my first PJ. Nice dark room at home awaits with plenty space.
     
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    I had a Z2 and thought it was a very nice projector at its' original £1300+ price, for £820 it's a great deal .. lens shift makes locating it easy, contrast ratio is arguably on the low side given the latest generation of machines but is perfectly usable, they sometimes suffered a little vertical banding but probably not more than others, all brands of LCD are potentially going to suffer that's one of the problems of LCDs. 1280x720 means screen-door won't be a problem unless you sit closer than about 1.5xscreen-width and even then it wouldn't be too bad.

    So yes, I think you're making a good choice, a great first projector (it was my second). :smashin:
     
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    Would agree with Kragorn, i am not biased even though i do own one, as at that price it really is decent pj. I too paid about £1,100 for mine last year so for £820 it is excellent and the lens shift really does make it easy to set up.
     
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    thumbs up fom me too :) , just mind them dust blobs.........................
     
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    But for £400 more you could have a Z3 or Panny AE700, if you've got the extra I'd seriously consider spending it as things have moved on quite a bit since the Z2..

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    Is the Z3 *really* so much better than the Z2?
     
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    If like me you plan to keep it a good few years then it makes sense if you can afford it to go for the newer (higher contrast) one, expecially as reviews say that the Z3 scales better than the Z2 and the fact that a few hundred more now means nothing in 2 years time to you really, plus you get a 3 year warranty with them so its not like it wont last you.
     
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    I'll let you know tomorrow how much better the Z3 is than the Z2. Also how it compares to the AE700, in a good position to comment since I had the Z2 for almost a year and I've had the AE700 too.

    Cheers,
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    I Would be interested in that Andy, Cheers.
     
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    Andy would also be interested how the Z2 compares to the Z3.
     
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    It will be difficult as I'll be going from memory as regards the Z2, also I used a HTPC on the Z2 and won't be on the Z3 (Pioneer 868 to Lumagen HDP to Z3 via HDMI all being well). At the end of the day I'll just post some initial impressions tonight (assuming it arrives, not here yet!).

    Cheers
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    If you snooze you lose...Just called Ivojo and they sold the last Z2 this morning. :thumbsdow Aaargh!!! Ah well. So, onwards and upwards. How about Hitachi PJ TX100 at £999 plus free pixel check from discounttv.co.uk? Don't really want to spend more than £1000 but will if I have to. Any other suggestions.

    Thanks.
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    If you really want o Z2 and you dont mind buying second hand you could always wait and see what appears in the classifieds as someone may upgrade soon with the newer models being released.
     
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    Hi,
    I just bought a Z2 (japanese import) and am very very please with the quality. However, I'm currently using a S-video connection and would like to use component inputs, but I've noticed, that the connection on the back is for a japanese D4 input. Does anybody know where I can get a converter from component to D4????

    Gav
     
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    Go for a newer model, probably better investment.
     

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