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Infocus SP4805 or Sanyo PLV-Z2? (1 Viewer)

Al L

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Infocus SP4805 or Sanyo PLV-Z2?

Hi, I can afford either of these two projectors. Both seem to have got rave reviews but I’m leaning towards the Sanyo because of the higher resolution, but is the 4805 simply better?

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Evan M.

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If you are not bothered by rainbows from DLP and will sit 2X the screen width away from the image than I would get the 4805. From reviews comparing the Z2 to the 4805 people say the 4805's PQ is better in almost all facets.....other than maybe HD...but if you sit 2X the screen width away I think that would make things a bit closer between the 2.
 

Evan M.

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If you are going to be watching a lot of HD material then you might want to pay the extra for the Z2. If it will be for primarily movies and a little HD I would opt for the 4805.
 

Michael TLV

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Things you get with the Sanyo ...

more pixels
better colours
dust blobs
vertical banding effects


Things you get with the Infocus

Better contrast ratios
Occasional rainbows
slight worse grayscale capability since you cannot properly adjust it.
Brighter image

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Al L

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Isn't the Z2 a lot smaller and has the vents top and bottom rather than the back of the unit? I'm thinking about rear shelf mounting it and I read the Z2 also has a shorter throw distance (I'm currently seated 13 foot from the wall, projector will be 16 foot from the wall).

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