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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-08-2003, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By Frank Maiello
I have the XP21, BTW. Yes, as soon as the...

I have the XP21, BTW.

Yes, as soon as the base of the lamp balloons, the output drops to nothing. I'm no expert in lamp technology, but I've been wondering if the problem can be avoided to some...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-05-2003, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By Frank Maiello
Two years ago when I was shopping around, posts...

Two years ago when I was shopping around, posts of screen shots were helpful... but *ONLY* the side by side comparisons. The photos make the relative differences pretty obvious, "Wow--that one is...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-05-2003, 02:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By Frank Maiello
Only two other Sanyo users who've read this have...

Only two other Sanyo users who've read this have replaced the lamp?

While we're at it, if you've replaced the lamp on *any* projector, it would be excellent to hear from you folks as well....
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-02-2003, 01:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By Frank Maiello
Quote: Originally posted by McLardAss I'm...

Quote:
Originally posted by McLardAss
I'm curious to see how your DIY cooling box goes.

If it works out, I'll build another one out of something a bit more stylish than a cardboard box. If...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-02-2003, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By Frank Maiello
Quote: Originally posted by McLardAss The...

Quote:
Originally posted by McLardAss
The glass front had fissures and two large chunks missing. I can understand a catastrophic failure due to the heat but after a mere 600 hours? :(

Any...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-02-2003, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By Frank Maiello
Quote: Originally posted by DanHouck I only...

Quote:
Originally posted by DanHouck
I only got 500 hours from my first before it failed.
Dan
I got around 900 from the stock lamp. After that, I started cycling it as little as possible, even...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-01-2003, 03:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By Frank Maiello
I just got a new lamp in the mail today--fourth...

I just got a new lamp in the mail today--fourth one in two years.

While I seem to be getting around 1,500 hours from each one, they're all failing from excessive heat. The lamp (the quartz? rod...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-09-2002, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By Frank Maiello
Yup, same thing... borrowed one from work......

Yup, same thing... borrowed one from work... bought one 6 months later.

Frank
Forum: Speakers   04-02-2002, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By Frank Maiello
Quote: Originally posted by Jay L why go...

Quote:
Originally posted by Jay L
why go analog now????? why not go with XM????
You obviously don't own a Magnum Dynalab tuner. :)

(I don't mean this to be snotty, it's simply that FM is a lot...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-31-2002, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,656
Posted By Frank Maiello
Quote: Originally posted by DanHouck I...

Quote:
Originally posted by DanHouck

I would suggest you provide extra space under it to allow better ventilation to the intake filters.
Dan
Better yet, you can kill two birds with one stone:...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-31-2002, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By Frank Maiello
Quote: Originally posted by oddjob ...

Quote:
Originally posted by oddjob


When you turn the PJ off, don't go into standby and run the fan but completely shut down. The fan could cool down the bulb too quickly, resulting in uneven...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-28-2002, 03:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 919
Posted By Frank Maiello
I don't have direct experience with DLP...

I don't have direct experience with DLP machines, but reports of the rainbow's existence scared me off. Fluorescent lamps annoy me enough (which don't bother some people at all). I bought a Sanyo...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   01-16-2002, 10:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,733
Posted By Frank Maiello
It appears that Jones_Rush may have more...

It appears that Jones_Rush may have more significant problems in "his country" than worrying about such a luxury item.

Frank Maiello
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-28-2001, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By Frank Maiello
CORRECTION FROM SANYO: I've just been...

CORRECTION FROM SANYO:

I've just been re-informed by Sanyo (Sanyo Fisher Service Corporation, actually) that the lamp's half-life is 1000 hours, while the total life *is* 2000 hours. Still, it...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-28-2001, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By Frank Maiello
I naively made the assumption that my XP21N's...

I naively made the assumption that my XP21N's lamp had a 2,000 hour life. It failed at about the 800 hour mark, and Sanyo tells me, "No, it's a 1,000 hour lamp." Oh...

I'd like to know if this is...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-11-2001, 08:19 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 758
Posted By Frank Maiello
Quote: Originally posted by Morbius: For...

Quote:
Originally posted by Morbius:

For example, after spending a good chunk of $$$ on a new
widget - you WANT to hear an improvement - and hence you
do.

Greg[/b]
A more expensive...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-10-2001, 04:52 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 758
Posted By Frank Maiello
When all is said and done, it doesn't matter...

When all is said and done, it doesn't matter what can be measured and what can't. If a device can measure infinitesimal voltage and current differences that my ears or eyes can't, great... but can...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-20-2001, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By Frank Maiello
I think you have it bass-ackwards; you're...

I think you have it bass-ackwards; you're supposed to do the research *before* you buy!

I have a 21n and I'm delighted with it. The PLV-60 wasn't even a consideration--I watch as much 4:3...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-12-2001, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 74
Posted By Frank Maiello
Building my video system is looking like a...

Building my video system is looking like a three-stage affair: 1) get the projector, 2) get the screen, and 3) get the processor. I've only passed stage one at this point, and I probably have a year...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-12-2001, 08:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 252
Posted By Frank Maiello
[quote]Originally posted by piney: [b]I...

[quote]Originally posted by piney:
[b]I respectfully disagree with those who say that defocusing the Sanyo takes the edge off the screen door without blurring the image. This works only if the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-11-2001, 10:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 352
Posted By Frank Maiello
My understanding is that lamps are ventilated to...

My understanding is that lamps are ventilated to eliminate hot/cool spots which lead to portions of the lamp expanding and contracting unevenly. It doesn't shatter because it gets too hot. The...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-11-2001, 04:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 98
Posted By Frank Maiello
Allow me to emphatically state, "The XP21N is...

Allow me to emphatically state, "The XP21N is not too bright!" I was concerned about this before buying one, but have since learned that every bit of its brightness is a good thing. The picture is...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-11-2001, 04:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 252
Posted By Frank Maiello
About the 21n's pixelization... do *not* use...

About the 21n's pixelization... do *not* use perfect focus! You can defocus the pixels fairly well without losing image sharpness. The the only thing that gets sharper with perfect focus is the...
Forum: Speakers   05-02-2001, 03:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 334
Posted By Frank Maiello
YES! Every system takes time to stabilize or...

YES! Every system takes time to stabilize or "break in," during which its electromechanical properties will change. Our ear/brain can detect subtleties that instruments cannot reliably measure. A...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-25-2001, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 99
Posted By Frank Maiello
I think I'll be ordering a Quadscan as well....

I think I'll be ordering a Quadscan as well. Another 21n owner said it cured his woes.

Any good video device deserves a processor. Still, it's a shame that the Sanyo has such poor processing...
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