Originally Posted by jigesh
In my view, you (begu) made a nice, educated choice. Congratulations and good luck with your projector. If possible, please keep us updated with your impressions about image quality, colors, etc. (screenshots welcome!).
Yes, I'll try. I have had three pjs before, z1, ae700, ae900 and only the sanyo was problem free. :) But I have enjoyed every projector upgrade.
z1 -> ae700: more resolution and better contrast, colours, and light output, less fan noise, digital picture input
ae700 -> ae900: no more VB, cleaner pic, better contrast+colours
ae900 -> z5: cleaner pic, way sharper, better colour+contrast, more quiet, one more HDMI, light adjust (lens iris), dust cleaning and hopefully longer lamp life with no annoying things (iris noise, lamp flicker)
The most important upgrade was ae700, 8bit vs. 10bit colour and much less fan noise and digital input.
Of course the VB was gone after ae900 upgrade and picture was more clean 'DLP like' (no fixed pattern noise and aperture of D5 was greater than D4 panels).
All I can say that about 900 euros for every year You get stellar performance for Your money. And the difference between Z1 and Z5 is so big, I wouldn't believe it when I was using my Z1. But still I did enjoy the movies WAY better off my old Z1 than some regular tv. :)
Now I think I could live with my Z5 for two years, but You never know ;)