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post #31 of 1827
Thanks for the great pictures. I know the new Sanyo's will be shown
in Germany at the end of the month. I wonder what other changes have
been made and if the VB problem has been solved.
post #32 of 1827
What is "VB problem" ?

Anyway, here come more pics :-





post #33 of 1827
Many Z2's had a problem with Virtical Banding which one could see on the
screen. VB is seen as small lines on the screen. It is possible through
adjustment to deal with the problem. VB is common in many LCD projectors. If Sanyo is careful in their setup it should not be a problem.
It all depends on how the unit is set up.
post #34 of 1827
So do we have an ETA and an MSRP on this badboy? My thater is looking to be done mid october. It'd be nice to have the latest and greatest.
post #35 of 1827
I'd like to just see some basic stats: lumen levels, contrast, and resolution.

I would assume that they will be priced as follows:

Z1 < Z1x < Z2 < Z3

Does that sound about right?
post #36 of 1827
I guess I should have read the article.

Z1x: (listed for comparison)
964x544 pixels
1000:1 contrast ratio
700 lumen
MSRP 220,000 yen ($1998)
Availability date: Oct 21

Z3:
1280x724 pixels
2000:1 contrast ratio
800 lumen
MSRP 280,000 yen ($2543)
Availability date: Oct 15

I listed the MSRP, since thhe consensus is that it is allowed. If the moderators think I should remove it, I will.

So, it looks to me that they are planning to replace the z1/z2 lines with these instead. I would expect that after the new units come out, the price on the old ones should drop
post #37 of 1827
Is the release date for the Z3 (Oct.15th) for Japan or US or both?

Anyone?
post #38 of 1827
Quote:
Is the release date for the Z3 (Oct.15th) for Japan or US or both?

Judging by last year and the Z2, I recall the Japan release was around Oct and it came to the States around Feb. (Or am I thinking about the AE500?)
post #39 of 1827
Any hope of the Z1x bulbs lasting longer?
post #40 of 1827
Quote:


Originally posted by DavidVTHokie
Judging by last year and the Z2, I recall the Japan release was around Oct and it came to the States around Feb. (Or am I thinking about the AE500?)

I got my Z2 in December just before Xmas and a bunch of people had theirs before I did so I'm guessing you are thinking of the AE500...... come to think of it I do remember alot of people talking about importing it so I'm pretty positive you are thinking of the AE500
post #41 of 1827
At the following link:
http://www.pipro.de/sanyo/z3prospekt.pdf
the original .pdf brochure in english.

It sounds a bit suspect that nowhere they speak about some, eg. "no vertical banding" when the vb I think was the only real concern about Z2....
post #42 of 1827
The Z3 allows VB adjustment in the user menu. Just like the new Epson Projectors. Don't know how good this will work though...





Regards
post #43 of 1827
Is it called "vertical banding"? Thats kind of funny. Does anyone else find it amussing that a "flaw" is adjustable in the user menu? Yes, I know it seems to be some inherent difficulty with some combination of lcd panel crystal refresh rates and some other technical details, but its still funny that you have it in the user menu. Soon we'll see the focus refered to as the "screendoor" adjuster and the maybe they'll have a "colour non-uniformity" adjustment.
post #44 of 1827
Has anyone heard any more about this pj?
Release date?
Throw distance?

Craig
post #45 of 1827
Quote:
Originally posted by suffolk112000
Throw distance?

Craig


in the brochure link from elche99, it says 100" screen from a throw distance of around 3-4 meters (10-13 feet)
post #46 of 1827
can we make this a sticky as info starts pouring in?
post #47 of 1827
This is on projectorcentral.com right now:

Meanwhile, the next review will be of the Sanyo PLV-Z3, which is already in house. That review will be posted by Friday. It will include a comparative shootout between the Z3 and the Panasonic AE700.

Can't wait to see what they say...
post #48 of 1827
cine4home.de: CR Z3 900:1, 1460:1 with filter.
post #49 of 1827
When is the Sanyo Z3 supposed to street in North America?
post #50 of 1827
Quote:


Originally posted by cpc
When is the Sanyo Z3 supposed to street in North America?

I just sent a message to the regional Sanyo guy down here ... should have an update shortly.
Last I heard (a week after CEDIA) ... we were looking at mid-November.
post #51 of 1827
What I'm more curious about than the Z3 vs AE700 shootout is the actual difference from AE500/Z2 which i fear will not be that great.
post #52 of 1827
Well the case is darker on the Z3!
post #53 of 1827
Wow....it seems that timing is everything. I remember when the Z2 came out last year....it was the buzz.....so much so that the AE500 got very little attention when it arrived a few months later. Well, it seems that Panasonic learned from that and decided to bring the AE700 out first...beating the Z3 to the punch and generating all the buzz....look at the AE700 thread compared to the Z3 thread.

Competition is great....Sanyo will now be hungry when it comes to the Z4 vs the AE900.
post #54 of 1827
Quote:


Originally posted by netman
Well the case is darker on the Z3!

Actually, if you take a look at the latest English spec sheet ... the PLV-Z3 will be available in 2 colors (black or silver).

Just an FYI from my post above ... I am being told by Sanyo that the Z3 should be physically shipping in America the last week in November/first of December.

*Edit - had to add "in America"
post #55 of 1827
I think the important fixes I need to see in order to upgrade from my Z2 are;

- no vertical banding
- proper 50Hz DVI 1280x720 support without tearing
- no white crush.

Have anyone seen anything wrt to the 50Hz DVI issue?
post #56 of 1827
Isn't Projector Central supposed to be providing a review between the Z3 and the Panny 700 today?


Craig
post #57 of 1827
Not sure about them but isn't cine4home doing something like that?
post #58 of 1827
Quote:


Originally posted by cpc
Is it called "vertical banding"? Thats kind of funny. Does anyone else find it amussing that a "flaw" is adjustable in the user menu? Yes, I know it seems to be some inherent difficulty with some combination of lcd panel crystal refresh rates and some other technical details, but its still funny that you have it in the user menu. Soon we'll see the focus refered to as the "screendoor" adjuster and the maybe they'll have a "colour non-uniformity" adjustment.

Hehe, yeah you get a VB adjustment from 1-10. 1 = I love it! What do we get with the Z4? VB enhancement?
post #59 of 1827
post #60 of 1827
Wow. I didn't think it was possible for the Z3 review to be worse than the AE700 review, but I think it is. That is a very vague review. I don't think I'm going to look at their reviews anymore. Distracting and un-informative.
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