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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Merimac Hamwich

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Posted March 10 2004 - 04:05 PM

After two months of decision maknig, I have narrowed my "monitor" choice down to two projectors.
Sanyo PLV Z2
and
Panasonic PTAE500U

From what I have read, these two projectors are in direct competition, and the race is tight, very tight. So in an effort to help me decide (ignoring my personal experience) I would like to hear what you guys/gals think. Thoughts? Comparisons?

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Ray McCalla

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Posted March 10 2004 - 05:26 PM

I considered both of those units, and bought the Z2 because of it's lens shift capability. Being in the military, I move frequently. The lens shift is insurance for the future, offering me more leeway in setting up the HT in my next home.

In general though, I think that if you're happy with one of these projectors, you'd be happy with the other one as well.
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#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Michael TLV

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Posted March 10 2004 - 05:28 PM

Greetings

Have the Z2 incompatibility issues with 1080i sources been solved?

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#4 of 7 OFFLINE   DuWayne

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Posted March 11 2004 - 08:43 AM

What Z2 incompatibility issues with 1080i sources? My HD-Settop box was sending 1080i to my Z2 (untill I remembered to switch it to 720p), but I didn't really have any issues.


PS. Plus, I played 1080i games from my Xbox on my Z2 without any issues also.

#5 of 7 OFFLINE   Michael TLV

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Posted March 12 2004 - 01:41 AM

Greetings

Many are having problems with the unit not accepting the signal from a DVHS unit and certain other 1080 sources.

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#6 of 7 OFFLINE   DuWayne

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Posted March 12 2004 - 03:21 AM

Oh, well I can't speak of DVHS, as I don't own one. Other sources seem to be fine for me. I'll do some more testing this weekend with my HD Set-Top box.

#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Merimac Hamwich

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Posted March 13 2004 - 10:23 AM

Based on these statistics, I believe I have made a choice as to which projector is "better."

Sanyo PLV Z2
100" Screen Throw disctance - 12.9'
800 ansi lumens
DVI-I
Lens Shift
26db
H-Sync Range: 15.0 - 80.0kHz
V-Sync Range: 50 - 100Hz
135watt UHM Bulb
Pixel Clock: 100 MHz max
Image Size (inches) : 31.0 - 200.0
Max Power: 210W

Panasonic AE500U
100" Screen Throw disctance - 11.9'
850 ansi lumens
DVI-D
No Lense Shift
27db
H-Sync Range: 30.0 - 70.0kHz
V-Sync Range: 50 - 87Hz
130watt UHM Bulb
Pixel Clock: Unknown
Image Size (inches) : 40.0 - 200.0
Max Power: 180W

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Quick question though, what is the difference between DVI-I and DVI-D? Do they restrict you to usage of different devices?