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I am, if it has INorganic panels. Guess that's still not entirely clear.

My guess is that it does in fact have organic panels, because spec wise it appears identical to the Z2000, except for contrast ratio. It dropped from 15000:1 to 10000:1, with contrast being an apparent weekness of organic panels. Just a thought...
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Read the thread, you get the answer ...

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If I understood correctly the statement of Ekke (cine4home) in a different forum, then it's no typo, unfortunately, but the tribute to the (expected) low price.

Don't really understand this strategy and I don't think that I'd spend money on a PJ that is half a step forward but also two steps back at the same time. Unless it produces a good, bright picture and is extremely cheap (cheaper than the current 720p PJs with organic panels) but I doubt. Well, we'll see ...

Right, it is NOT a typo. You have to consider that this is planned as a low budget projector. And with any low budget product, many things are done to reduce costs.

You dont expect a Denon1930 to have the same technology / quality as a Denon3930 either, do you?

Regards,
Ekkehart


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Note that the HDTVexpert ( Peter Putman ) has posted a review of the PLV-Z700. www.hdtvexpert.com/pages_c/Sanyo_PLV-Z700.html
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Then there's the new Sanyo 1080 projector coming soon that will compete with the Z700 @ about the same price.

http://www.twice.com/index.asp?layou...dustryid=23099


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Projectorcentral.com
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Projectorcentral.com

Well it is available for $1799 at one vendor already, they are a forum sponsor. I read somewhere that Sanyo will launch with a $200 rebate on the Z700, hopefully that's true. A new model 1080p for $1599, that's amazing.
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confirmed. organic panels.
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confirmed. organic panels.

They stated (projectorcentral.com) organic doesn't matter if you're going to upgrade in 3 years anyway, which I plan on doing.
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Then there's the new Sanyo 1080 projector coming soon that will compete with the Z700 @ about the same price.

http://www.twice.com/index.asp?layou...dustryid=23099


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Looks like a rebadged plv-Z700, Best Buy has many of its manufacturers change the model number to one that is specific to the chain.
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Well it is available for $1799 at one vendor already, they are a forum sponsor. I read somewhere that Sanyo will launch with a $200 rebate on the Z700, hopefully that's true. A new model 1080p for $1599, that's amazing.

Right, but why not just buy the Z2000, its higher contrast and everything else is the same (except animorphic)...and, its cheaper! (for now)
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Right, but why not just buy the Z2000, its higher contrast and everything else is the same (except animorphic)...and, its cheaper! (for now)

Because it's new...duh. The only thing that would sell me on it, is if it were brighter than the Z2000. I am looking into getting the Optoma 806 and Infocus X10, or possibly even the new sub $2,000 Epson...pending the review on the Epson and Optoma. I am even considering the Mitsubishi 6500, decisions, decisions.
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Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post

I am, if it has INorganic panels. Guess that's still not entirely clear.

It is organic panels, but it's confusing because Epson is calling them D7s. There are now three types of D7:

D7: Organic panels (Epson 6100/TW3000 and Sanyo Z700)
D7 C2fine: Inorganic Panels (Epson 1080 UB and Sanyo Z2000)
D7' C2fine (新D7/ C2fine): 120 Hz Inorganic Panels (Epson 6500/TW4000 and Sanyo Z3000)

All things considered, some of the amazing prices on the Z2000 would make me pick up the Z2000 rather than the Z700 if I were in this price range.
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I guess I don't follow the reasoning behind Sanyo (or even Epson) for bringing out a brand new projector with D7 organic panels, despite it being lower cost. Last year the 1080p low cost leader- Mitsubishi HC4900, using D6 inorganic C2 fine panels, were selling for under $1,400. Those D6 panels are also used in the current Mits HC6000, a very good projector. If they wanted to save a few bucks I would think they would have chosen the D6 inorganic panel over the D7 organic panel, despite any contrast gain.

While it is true some people turn over projectors frequently and may sell their projector before the panels start to deteriorate, the big question is who is going to buy them used? I certainly would not buy a used projector with organic panels given that I could buy many more made with inorganic panels.
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The review is up
http://www.projectorreviews.com/sany...z700/index.php

Thanks Art for the email.
Alejandro-Argentina
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Ordered one this week from ebay.de for 1030 euro incl. p&p. So 1080P have dropped below 1000 euro. Not bad . It is going to replace my 4.5 year old Hitachi TW100. Should be a nice upgrade.

/update

Played around with my Z700, tremendous improvement over my old TW100.

- much sharper picture
- projector produces more light
- colors are much sharper, more contrast
- projector makes far less noise
- 1080P gives you way more information, compared to gaming in 720P. Stardust HD on PS3 is almost a different experience.

Not bad for 'only' a 1000 euros
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Wanna know more about this pj

Any thoughts?
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They stated (projectorcentral.com) organic doesn't matter if you're going to upgrade in 3 years anyway, which I plan on doing.

I may plan on upgrading in three years, but I would want it to be my decision, my choice. I would not like it that I had to upgrade because the projector starts to self destructs at the three year mark.
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See another review at Projector Central:
http://www.projectorcentral.com/sany...tor_review.htm

I'm thinking whether to get the Z60 (sub $1,000) which is a 720p projector.
http://www.projectorcentral.com/sany...tor_review.htm

And wait for another 2-3 years for 100,000:1 contrast mid-end 1080p/24 LCD projectors to come out. That would be another $1,500 upgrade then. This would be worth for a $600 saving and getting the next-generation 1080p projectors for the real visual enjoyment.
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But is Inorganic panels an disadvantage?
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I currently have a aging hitachi pj-tx100, which i was (am) very satisfied with. However this new Z700 is quite a bargain here, and i was wondering if it is a substantial upgrade from the old pj-tx100 or that i would be better to wait a bit more and buy a fresh bulb for the tx100.

The z700 is only 959 euro's at the moment and that includes the horrendous sales tax which is 19% here.
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My Sanyo 1080HD(Z700) has a pinkish tint in the bottom half of the picture, all the way across the screen. Anybody else? My unit only has about 40 hours on it, and I have just a few more days before my 30 day exchange period is up at BB. Can I correct this, or should I just exchange it?

Adrian

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