This is my first post this forum, so hello everyone :-)
Here in the UK the sanyo z3 is around the same price as the infocus 4805. Does anyone have any idea of how the two compare? We've been able to get a demo of the 4805 and were very impressed but can only get the Z3 by mail order.
There are no HD transmissions in the UK (and unlikely to be for several years) so that aspect of the Z3 is less important, however UK PAL DVD's have 576 lines of vertical resolution so the 4805 scaler would be removing detail, whilst the z3 would be scaling up the picture.
We'll be using the projector in the living room with a 92" screen and whilst lights can be dimmed thee will a low ambient level at most times. From what I've read the 4805 is brighter when configured for video than the Z3. Also how does the contrast of the Z3 compare to the 4805, both are rated 2000:1?
Running costs worry worry me, the 4805 has 4000hr lamp life, the Z3 doesn't have published lamp life on the basis that it is the standard 2000hrs that means double the costs with the z3.
If anyone out there has experience of both the 4805 and the Z3 I'd really like to hear your opinions.