Infocus X1 vs. Sanyo Z1?

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  1. DavidY

    DavidY Supporting Actor

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    In the under CDN$3K (US$2K) range, I've been told that some of the recommended FPTVs are:

    Infocus X1 ~CDN$2300 online
    Sanyo Z1 ~CDN$2900 online

    Has anyone auditioned either or both of these projectors? Comments? Pros and cons of each? I know that the X1 is DLP, Z1 is LCD.

    Buying a front projector sight unseen? The X1 is typically on backorder, Z1 is hard to find.

    Thanks.

    Dave

    PS. If you know of a dealer in Vancouver or Edmonton that has a X1 or Z1 for a demo, let me know.
     
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    If I were to pick between these 2 units, I would probably opt for the Infocus X1 1000/2000 a.l. over the Sanyo Z1 700/800 a.l. on contrast ratio but each has its plus and minus points. Anyway, the money you save on the X1 could possibly be allocated to a better screen or other equipment. One thing to note about the X1 is that the 1000 ansi lumen rating is not for movies but when you use it as a data projector. I believe it is only rated around 500 ansi lumens in movie mode so you will be looking at a room that has good light control.

    Whatever you do, be sure to demo both. The X1 has a 2x colour wheel so you may want to see if you notice any rainbow artifacts or not.
     
  3. DavidY

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    Thanks, Neil,
    What are your thoughts on the Panasonic AE100 (Japan model) as compared to the X1 and/or Z1? There is one available including a HOYA filter for CDN$3K (used @ 120 hours; 3 months old, bought from Japan) here in BC. Thanks. I believe that the seller is upgrading to a Sony VPL-VW12HT.
    Dave
    PS. I might be able to get a refurbished NEC LT240 for CDN$2900. The dealer doesn't currently have any stock....but I will keeping an eye on it. [​IMG] Comments?
     
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    Don't forget about the new Dell 3200mp. Great little projector and better resolution that all mentioned. With a dell coupon code it is easily under $2K.
     
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