Projector -- Infocus 4805 or Sanyo PLVZ2

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Chip Z, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. Chip Z

    Chip Z Auditioning

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    We are finishing our basement and adding home theater. Expect to be done by October.

    I am considering the purchase of the DLP Infocus 4805 (approx $1399) or the LCD Sanyo PLVZ2 (approx $1700). (I would also consider other models under $2,000.)

    96" screen. Probably sitting about 12-14 feet from screen. Will mount in ceiling. Room will be plenty dark.

    I will mostly be using it for dvd, hdtv (thru cable box), xbox/ps2.

    Ease of installation and use is important to me.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. GabeJ

    GabeJ Auditioning

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    Hey Chip,

    You might want to wait until more people have seen the InFocus SP5000. It sounds like it's gonna be a great buy. It's what I am leaning toward, a local retailer is supposed to have one soon, I'll let you know what I think.

    Check out the "Initial Thoughts Infocus SP 5000" thread at AVS Forums (I can't post links yet).
     
  3. Mark Jolly

    Mark Jolly Auditioning

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    I have owned the infocus X1 then the Screenplay 4800 and now I have a PLVZ2. I have seen the 4805 a number of times and continue to be impressed. Having said that I would hate to lose the Sanyos flexibility of the shorter throw lens, the higher resolution and the vertical & horizontal lens shift functions.

    As always these issues are not black and white but swings and roundabouts.

    I will stick with the Z2 until i can afford a much better projector than either of the 2 being discussed.
     
  4. Thomas Nichols

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    I have not seen the 4805 but my friend has a Z2. Super easy to install. Great HD pic. OK DVD pic. XBOX and PS2 look awesome through the component input. YMMV
     

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