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Wow, Wow, Look At This Sexy Machine!!!

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by akarit1, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. akarit1

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    Well, well, well - Dont quite know what to make of this pj,its the yet to be released Hitachi PJ TX100 (end of April release date) its spec is looking EXCELLENT with HD compatibility,16:9 aspect ratio lcd's,quiet fan, vertical and horizontal lens shift etccc.... And not to mention those sexy looks and curves.
    Does any one have more info on this pj or a link to where it is obtainable?? i got this pic and limited info from www.shootandshow.co.uk Price to be in the region of only £1200.00 - WOW !!!!
    Please leave your comments.
     

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    Edited, having read through the site properly.

    regards

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  3. akarit1

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    Parmenion - WHAT????? Come again, edit what ???
     
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    Akarit,

    Parmenion edited his own post, having read the site you linked to - the norm if you post a question or comment which you discover is answered elsewhere/whatever :oops: .............

    Sean G.
     
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    800:1 contrast ratio though :( and that is the manufacturers specs so you can knock that down to 600:1
     
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    Purple Cat claim that it has a contrast ratio of 1000:1.
    They also have a price up £1139 including VAT.
    Puts it in the same bracket as the Z2 & AE500 maybe even cheaper after a month or two given how much the Sanyo & Panasonic have dropped.
     
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    Google led me to this German website, which has a small amount of info. You can Babel Fish it for a somewhat comincal translation :) Basically they seem to think it's on a par with other 1280x720 projectors. The menu is pretty though :D

    Jimbob.
     
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    Another one here.
    http://big-screen.de/deutsch/pages/news/21_03_2004.shtml

    Seems to have DVI input also. Will be interesting to see this in comparison to the AE500 and Z2. Hope it's not a let down in the performance department since it's looks a lot better than the AE500 (which looks square and bland).
     
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    A line translated from Babelfish......

    "With a background noise of only 25 railways (whispering mode) this projector is also one the quietest"

    Not sure I could put up with the noise!!!!
     
  10. akarit1

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    Thanks folks, your views much appreciated.
    I think the 2 way battle between Z2 and Panny 500 is about to hotten up even more with this beauty. Its already looking and sounding good to me. Just wish I knew what its image size would be from 9 feet away from the screen i.e. if its got short throw lens like the competition(z2+500). And I think its whisper quiet operation has got a lot going for it. Well I suppose we will wait and see when its released as to how good it is after all the proof of the pudding is in the eating!!
     
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    Reckon that would look very smart attached upside down to the ceiling. Wonder if the lens shift could cope with that.
     
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    USA AVS talking about this here:

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?threadid=367376&highlight=hitachi

    Just some odd specs ive picked up.

    * Exhaust is at the front so you can mount this right back
    * Any position (upside down, side shot etc) with distortion free image (has both Horizontal and Verticle lens shift)
    * Short Lens Throw
    * Huge Lens to allow more light output
    * DVI
    * No scart (as yet)

    Im interested to hear more about the extra lumens on this as I do watch TV in the day.

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    Big Screen Movies At Home With Hitachi

    Launches new LCD projector for home cinema

    Following on from the award-winning PJ-TX10E home cinema projector, Hitachi Digital Media Group has now launched its second generation high performance home cinema projector, the PJ-TX100.

    Offering a higher resolution and higher brightness, the PJ-TX100 LCD projector has been designed specifically for big screen home entertainment. It offers customers a perfect combination of high performance, ease of use and affordability.

    Quiet operation, flexible installation and set-up, excellent picture performance and rich connectivity are all key features of the new PJ-XT100 home cinema projector.

    “Creating the true movie experience, the new PJ-TX100 caters for the growing number of people that wish to view their entertainment on a big screen at home.

    Easy setup and ease of use in any room are the main features of this projector - horizontal and vertical lens shift and a wide range zoom lens mean a perfectly shaped picture can be easily produced, wherever the projector is sited,” comments Nick Rogers,
    Manager, Presentation Products for Hitachi Digital Media Group.

    “Features such as a luminous remote control for low-light use, three preset picture modes (Normal, Cinema and Dynamic) as well as four “My memory” settings that store customised viewing settings (for colour, Gamma, colour temperature, aspect, etc.) position the PJ-TX100 as a top-end home cinema product. And it can be connected to practically any home entertainment device, including DVD players, Digital cameras, PCs, games consoles, audio systems, digital TV boxes and video
    players.”

    A unique lens shift system enables the projector to be set up above, below, or to the side of the viewer, delivering a totally undistorted image.

    The front-end fan exhaust allows it to be set up on a bookshelf or discretely within an open wall cabinet and the X2 optical zoom gives great flexibility in positioning the projector anywhere in the room – without compromising picture quality.

    The PJH-TX100 uses a 0.7”, 16:9 LCD panel to deliver 720 lines at an output level of 1200 ANSI Lumens and a contrast ratio of 1000:1.

    It also incorporates the new “ED Quattro” lens system that uses 4 Extra- Low Dispersion lenses in combination with aspherical lenses to reproduce 720p high definition images with greater accuracy and with improved colour reproduction. For clear, crisp images and smooth
    flicker-free video, the PJ-TX100 utilizes Hitachi’s integrated Motion Adaptive Progressive Scan technology. With a noise output level of just 25 dB*, it is also one of the quietest home cinema projectors to launch this year.

    Availability
    The PJ-TX100 will be available through most major department stores as well as from Hitachi’s network of specialist independent home entertainment and AV dealers.

    It will be available across Europe in April, 2004.

    Anim
     
  13. akarit1

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    Thanx Anim, found it extremely useful.
    there is alot of commotion regarding this pj on the europeam AV boards as well as the US ones.
    The general message seems to be that this Pj is going to beat the panny and Z2 because Hitachi have taken the good from both panny500 and z2 and then added a few further refinements and embodied it all into this pj tx100. There was a foreign site which had actually seen it working with an svideo lead in daylight and given those circumstances,the picture quality was gobsmackingly good,who knows how good the component and DVI inputs will be.There was no screen door effect on the svideo feed either.It was also the quietest pj they had encountered.
    Well we'll soon know for ourselves when its released,but if expert opinions are anything to go by- It will have been worth the wait.
    Personally I just hope to God Hitachi will have had the good sense to use sealed optics so that there can not be extra light seeping from the pj and even more importantly any dust getting into the optics causing the humongous problems that I have read about on this board,particularly concerning the Z2 and now the panny 500 as well.
    Fingers crossed!!!!
     
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    Thought the same myself. But take a look at the pic. Do you think that the cowl around the lens in reversible? Seems like it would act as a little shelf for dust if it were installed upsidedown. If the cowl thingy is reversible then it would protect the lens from dust a little.
     
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    Sorry Nelius, dont know what you mean by "cowl" but as far as I know, it is ceiling mountable. It would probably look good in any position, but looks are'nt everything, can't wait for its release,roll on May!!
     
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    It translated as "Railways" because "DB" are the initals of the German railway company
     
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    [​IMG]

    This part. Perhaps I'm using the wrong terminology. I'm just being picky ;)
     
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    Ohh right Nelius. well I dont think it will be a problem. This cowl goes all round the lens so it doesnt matter if the pj is upside down or not.I suppose a quick wipe with a dry soft cloth would remedy this if done periodically. I think the issue of dust blobs emanating from dust breaching the actual optics inside the pj would be more of a problem. But we dont know if Hitachi has sealed the optics, there by making it dust free.certainly hope so!!!
     
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    most projectors have at least some cowl around the lense anyway.
     
  20. akarit1

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    Yess and the panny 500 has a massive cowl round the lens, I'm sure it is not a problem though.
    Just sitting patiently now for the Hitachi to release and then read the reviews....
     

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