Panasonic L500 on the way to USA

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  1. Chris PC

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    The Panasonic PT-L500U is on its way to the USA. Looks like its not coming in December though. I was hoping it would come here by this month. Weird how they'd want to lose sales to the Sanyo Z2 during Christmas season.
     
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    I hope before February. Thats a wee bit long of a wait. I thought it was coming in December.
     
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    For what its worth, this looks like a killer projector for the money. Projector Central does a head-to-head ... Panny 500 vs the Sanyo Z2... Panasonic PT-L500U vs. Sanyo PLV-Z2
     
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    Projector Central gave the 300U a great review and on that basis I purchased one. I am very happy with the 300U and I imagine the 500U will be even better. Keep in mind for watching DVD's the only difference will be slightly better contrast ratio. The 300U is already able to show the maximum resolution of a DVD. But for 720p high definition TV, the new 500U will have a leg up on the older 300U.
     
  5. Chris PC

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    Agreed about the resolution, but apparantly the 500 does pixel perfect and also with the higher resolution AND smoothscreen deal, screendoor is a total non-issue unless you are 1.0x screen width away. Anyways, should be cool. Some Pioneers are getting them from Japan, but I'd like to wait until they come into the US regular style [​IMG]
     
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    Increased display resolution will make a difference even on DVDs. If you take the same image (from a DVD) and display it on the same size screen with two different displays having two different resolutions, you will notice a difference. Of course, having a good scaler working for you doesn't hurt [​IMG]

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