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Well, this isn't a Sanyo thread, so if you want info about the Z5, you should probably ask it in a Z5 thread in the <$3000 forum.

But if you want something "much brighter" then you're looking at the Panasonic AX100 or Epson 810/700 (or maybe one of the DLP's), those 2 are the brightest we know of right now.

Thanks Jack,

I have been asking that question in many difference forum, most of the reply I get seem not convincing, some suggested to wait for 2007, where lots of new 1080p projectors will be available, and hopefully some with much brighter Lumens.

I am here because someone mentioned the Z5 before.
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Are you looking for a 1080p projector? If you just want a really bright pj, then definitely save yourself some money and go with the Epson 700/810 or the AX100. If you want 1080p, then this Epson 1000 may indeed be the brightest of the bunch. I should have one in a few days, although I won't have any of the other 1080p pjs to compare brightness.
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Are you looking for a 1080p projector? If you just want a really bright pj, then definitely save yourself some money and go with the Epson 700/810 or the AX100. If you want 1080p, then this Epson 1000 may indeed be the brightest of the bunch. I should have one in a few days, although I won't have any of the other 1080p pjs to compare brightness.

Yes I am looking for a full 1080p projector, well to be ahead of technology, sort of . . .
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You're going to have a tough time finding a 1080p pj that will sufficiently fill your 134" screen.
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You're going to have a tough time finding a 1080p pj that will sufficiently fill your 134" screen.

Thanks Jack, you are right and you are not alone.

But I can feel the right projector just around the corner, right ?

By the way, how many LUMENS can be consider bright enough (with some reserve) for my 134" 16:9 Carada Criterion Brilliant White screen in a total dark light controlled fully dedicated HT room.

Any suggestion ?
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I'll have a TW1000 hopefully tomorrow or Tuesday, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to help you much, I only have a 106" screen and I don't even have enough room length (throw length) to throw 134" on a wall to see how it would look for you.

Does your Carada screen have any gain to it? If I were in your shoes with a screen that big, I might get the AX100 for cheap and hold out for a really bright 1080p. Who knows, maybe Panasonic will have so much success with the AX100 that they'll make a 1080p version next year. But I think you'd get much more satisfaction out of the lumens than you would the resolution (although at that size, the resolution would be very important).
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I'll have a TW1000 hopefully tomorrow or Tuesday, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to help you much, I only have a 106" screen and I don't even have enough room length (throw length) to throw 134" on a wall to see how it would look for you.

Does your Carada screen have any gain to it? If I were in your shoes with a screen that big, I might get the AX100 for cheap and hold out for a really bright 1080p. Who knows, maybe Panasonic will have so much success with the AX100 that they'll make a 1080p version next year. But I think you'd get much more satisfaction out of the lumens than you would the resolution (although at that size, the resolution would be very important).

The gain of Carada is 1.4.
OK, keep me posted after you get that Epson.
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The Eagle Has Landed @ 4:30pm

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Nice looking PJ!

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Jacksonian,

We need an initial review soon!!

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Nice PJ! Can't wait for your impressions. I own the 400 and think it a great projector. definatley better than my previous PJ (HDPJ52). You have it up an running yet?

Its obvious we're going to be getting some screen shot, Right?
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Could you choose the color black or white?

It probably will be my next projector, so I am very excited your initial opinion, and maybe some screenshots

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For those not following the story, I purchased both the TW700 (720p) and the TW1000 (1080p), both imports. The TW700 should have been here today also, but got delayed by customs and should be here hopefully by Wednesday, maybe even tomorrow.

For now, I have my Panasonic AE500 pj to compare to. I have BluRay, HD-DVD, and high def via Time Warner and OTA recorded on my TiVo S3. So that, to me anyway, is what the average "HT enthusiast" would have to watch.

So anyone requesting light meters, test patterns, magic cables, etc... need not apply here. This is a real world test on a real world set up and my conclusions will be what you could expect to see in a similar setup. Anyone wishing to watch test wedges in a clean room in silicon valley, like I said...need not apply.
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On the color, the US version is black (I think) and the import version is white/pearl/silver. Although I prefer the looks of the black version by itself, this version actually blends much better for those of us with white ceilings.
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Anyone wishing to watch test wedges in a clean room in silicon valley, like I said...need not apply.

You crack me up dude ! LOL
You mean you're not going test it using Nasa certified test wedges on Tuesday at exactly 10:43pm GMT during the low tide in Tahati coinciding with the highly anticipated solar eclipse of the outer moon of Pluto ?

Glad it arrived safe and sound. Hope you have fun with it and thanks for taking the time to do all this for us. Post some screenshots and your observations as soon as you find the time.

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I'm thinking a new thread for the comparison stuff will be the best way to do it. Because I'm going to need to "build" the page as I go along. I'll start with the setup and equipment, etc...then start getting into some screenshots.

And as we all know with screen shots, they may or may not effectively show what we're seeing in real life. So I will make notes to that effect. Also note that I'm using a Canon Elph 5MP, not some fancy SLR, f-stop, shudder, mumbo jumbo, yada yada.
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Can anyone remember what generation LCD panel is in the Panasonic 500? Is it a D5 or D4?
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[quote=jacksonian]For those not following the story, I purchased both the TW700 (720p) and the TW1000 (1080p), both imports. The TW700 should have been here today also, but got delayed by customs and should be here hopefully by Wednesday, maybe even tomorrow.

Is the TW700 the US version for the Powerlite 400?
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Can anyone remember what generation LCD panel is in the Panasonic 500? Is it a D5 or D4?

500=D4
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For those not following the story, I purchased both the TW700 (720p) and the TW1000 (1080p), both imports. The TW700 should have been here today also, but got delayed by customs and should be here hopefully by Wednesday, maybe even tomorrow.

Is the TW700 the US version for the Powerlite 400?

No,
TW700 = Epson Procinema 810 (Epson's flagship 720p)
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Can anyone remember what generation LCD panel is in the Panasonic 500? Is it a D5 or D4?

I'm pretty sure it isn't D5. Must be D4 or even D3. I'll try to confirm this.

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Is the TW700 the US version for the Powerlite 400?

No, the TW700 is the same as the US Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 810.

jacksonian, weren't you supposed to have gone away on holiday?

o AE100->TW100->AE300->HS10->AE500->AX100->TW700->TW3000->TW8000
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From the box I cannot tell, but those the Epson actually have HDMI 1.3 or will only the upcoming production units have HDMI 1.3?

Looking forward to your non-scientific tests
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Joe or anyone else with an Epson, what's the "Output Scaling" setting do? It was set on 92% out of the box.

Teaser: Picture looks great, on first glance, appears to be a significant improvement over the Panasonic 500, which it should be!
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The Eagle Has Landed @ 4:30pm [/url]

LETS THE EAGLE FLY H.I.G.H ! ! !

Jack, is it BRIGHT enough ???
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The big question for me is if it will do vertical stretch (tall skinny people) and horizontal stretch at 720p and 1080i/p? I want to use this projector in an anamorphic setup with a fixed VC lens, so I hope it does!
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Joe or anyone else with an Epson, what's the "Output Scaling" setting do? It was set on 92% out of the box.

Teaser: Picture looks great, on first glance, appears to be a significant improvement over the Panasonic 500, which it should be!

Output scalling is overscan on most other projectors. If you're connected over HDMI usual you just set it to Auto.
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Joe or anyone else with an Epson, what's the "Output Scaling" setting do? It was set on 92% out of the box.

Teaser: Picture looks great, on first glance, appears to be a significant improvement over the Panasonic 500, which it should be!

I'm giddy over the prospect of seeing this!

Can I, can I huh? Can I, can I huh? Can I, can I huh?.........
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Please tell us where to purchase this Epson 1080p TW1000 projector. I understand this projector is not yet released in U.S.A and since I am in the market shopping for a 1080p Epson is my first choice.
Can some one recommend trustworthy importer or a dealer from Japan.
Thanks
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Remember, I'm not a photographer! The screenshots really don't capture how good the picture is. I'll post some comparisons with my old Panasonic 500 with 446 hours on the lamp. The screenshots still won't show the improvements and in some cases make it appear that the Panasonic looks better, I can assure you it doesn't, it's the camera not being able to capture the image correctly (or the operator ).
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