Z9000 & Z91 "put through their paces"!

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Kramer, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. Kramer

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    OK guys, have a spanking new Z9000 & Z91 here for review purposes (many thanks to forum sponsors Nexnix).

    Initial impressions on the Z9000 - it's very big :eek: (but I like that :) ).

    Will give 'em the Kramer "treatment" over the coming weekend & post reviews (hopefully) next week.

    Anyone want me to check anything in particular or own one of these PJs already?

    :smoke:
     
  2. calibos

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    I'd like you to tell me how you keep getting loans of all these projectors!! :D :D Is it because these companies think its good publicity for the PJ and for them for you to give these PJ's the once over and subsequent review on the forums??

    If thats the case then I reckon myself, Sean(theRitz) and Timh deserve access to all of panasonics latest gear ie Plasmas, PJ's, E100h HDD/DVD recorders etc for review purposes...going on the amount of Panasonic PJ's we've helped to shift for them!! Personally, I think I deserve to keep one review item for the extra work involved for me, ie AE100 durability/lastability testing.

    :D:D:D:D:D
     
  3. Bristol Pete

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    Well, I have a Z91E, and we're very (extremely!) happy with it:
    But!!... the image from the box was a bit too red, and I've just adjusted the red colour down to compensate for this (quite alot actually). Should I also be looking at the colour temp setting or anything else? There are too many variables on the bloody thing, and I'd appreciate any more experienced comments. It has five memories, but just not enough for all the tinkering I want to do!!!!
    Have to say though that it's probably the best electronic purchase I have ever made! (bar a cordless kettle).
    Look forward to seeing how you rate it compared to LCDs etc.
    Phil
    Oh, one other thing - is it worth buying the Digital Video Essentials disc? How can you use it to improve the image when any standard they have on the disc will be displayed with dodgy colours anyway?? (maybe I'm being a bit thick, but don't want to shell out for something I won't use!)
     
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    Philly112,

    Hi and welcome to the forums.

    If you're not happy with the performance out of the box, or you think there's rrom for improvement, then using Avia or Video Essentials will definitely help - they have sections ofr dealing with colour as well as contrast etc. and they "walk" you through the various adjustments, making it quite easy to use. I gaot a pressie of Avia from a fellow member :smashin: - Strongly recommended..............................


    Sean G.
     
  6. Philly112

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    Thanks for that. Will buy one and let you know how I get on.
    PS Why I didn't get into this projector stuff earlier beats me. They're life changing!
     
  7. KraGorn

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    Is there much difference between DE and Avia? I got Avia, from the same source :), but am under the impression DE is considered 'superior' in some way. :confused:
     
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    Kramer. Get that review done as I am considering a second pj for the lounge and the 91 is on my list. I want something fairly low cost primarily for XBox use and the odd film (keep the Z10k for the true film experience :) )

    Gonna check out throw distances etc this afternoon. Also really keen to hear about fan noise. Any chance you can get Nexnix to have you send it here on it's way back?

    C ya.
     
  9. KraGorn

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    Kramer, did you ever do this review, if so can you provide a link?

    Ta.
     
  10. Kramer

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    Still working on it - will let you know as soon as it's "up" ;)
     
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    My apologies, didn't realise that. :blush:
     
  12. Kramer

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    No problem.

    Not had much time to review either unit. Mrs. Kramer was involved in a road accident a few weeks ago ('02 Citroen she was driving written off :eek: ) so still administering lots of TLC (& thankful to be doing so).

    Really, really like the Z9000 though ;)
     
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    Sorry to hear about your wife's accident :eek: ... glad she's recovering ... you've obviously got your priorities right. :smashin:

    One quick question about the Z9000 if I may and you know the answer off the top of your head .. it seems there's confusion as to whether anamorphic mode is driveable via an HTPC, have you discovered the truth to this?

    Hope Mrs. K. is fully recovered soon. :)
     
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    Thanks for the good wishes :)

    Anamorphic mode? I've driven the Z9k @ 1280x720 from my HCPC - 60Hz, no problems.

    This is 1:1 mapping. My software player handles aspect ratios/anamorphic etc...

    No problems to report with a HCPC, just one sweet looking picture.....

    :smoke:
     

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