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post #31 of 1694
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Originally Posted by fillydee View Post

Nevermind. Looks like they are available for purchase. Who is going to be first?

I'd love to be first, but need to work on the wife a bit more.

I wasn't able to confirm that the local shop near me has any in stock, but hopefully I can stop by tonight to check.
post #32 of 1694
The1 HDMI port doesn't bother me as I have the mono 4 port HDMI switcher. But I am very anxious as to the final(and confirmed) specs of this PJ. With the 810 being only a couple of hundred more, if they skimp on the 720 the Pro 810 is still an option.
post #33 of 1694
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Originally Posted by N8M View Post

Would it be possible for you to link to said spec sheet?

http://www.projectorcentral.com/Epso...Cinema_720.htm

Click on the PDF icon to download both pages.
post #34 of 1694
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Originally Posted by james.92 View Post

http://www.projectorcentral.com/Epso...Cinema_720.htm

Click on the PDF icon to download both pages.

Great, thanks!
post #35 of 1694
Thread Starter 
It appears that PP is no longer offering the HC720 as it is not listed on their site anymore.

Having only one hdmi port is a non issue for me and I would presume a lot of folks. If I need more then I will buy a switcher, there cheap and keeps me from having to replace my receiver. Besides I'm not so lazy that I cant get up to manually do it, pain though it may be.

1080p is also a non issue as I do not have an HD/BD player nor the intention of getting one until everyone decides to get along and choose a format. The only HD source, if you can call it that, will be my 360. Of which will be set for 720p anyway. Besides 1080 i/p will have to be scaled to 720 anyway so I can hardly see how there will be a noticeable/discernible difference in picture quality.

Other features and issues however are another story. Leading me to a difficult decision.


Also .. I'm curious to know why theres not as much buzz about this projector as there has been with other recent listings?
post #36 of 1694
Maybe PP took it off, b/c maybe it isn't really in stock and ready to sell. When I said they were available was b/c you could put it in your cart at PP. Visual Apex still has it at pre-order, available in Nov. I also thought it was odd that PP was 1 franklin cheaper than apex, when apex has been cheaper than PP on their other Epson offerings.

I am definately interested in this unit. Maybe there isn't much of a buzz since it isn't available yet and probably nothing too new in features. Probably just the 810 / TW700 renamed as a "Home" version.

I hate to say it, but there may be more interest if Panny didn't fix the quality issues w/ the AX200. Time will tell. I really want the Panny to be reliable for the scope CH scaling ability.
post #37 of 1694
Thread Starter 
Well other than the few of us who have posted here, there seems to be a complete and total lack of interest for this projector. As far as I can tell anyway.

Also, from what I can tell the HC720 is the TW700, just given a new name. As such I now wonder how well the TW700 compares to the AX200. Will do a forum search and see if there is a vs on them.
post #38 of 1694
the 700/810 was reviewed as a better projector than the 100...not sure about the 200.

WHY DID it disappear from PP,etc??
post #39 of 1694
I would think people looking at the Ax100 and people looking at the AW15 would be very interested.
post #40 of 1694
Thread Starter 
Not sure why they no longer have it on there site. Guess I could call and ask them Couldnt find a VS on the two I mentioned. Maybe someone who has/had both could chim in. ( epson 810/700 VS AX200 )

Im also thinking we're looking at a late Nov. release if I had to guess.
post #41 of 1694
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Originally Posted by mjn View Post

I would think people looking at the Ax100 and people looking at the AW15 would be very interested.

nieither would work for me...the 200 would be third or 4th on my list IF it is problem free still in 3 weeks time (absed on forum discussion)..THe AW15 is wayyy too dim for my LR even with the Black Flame screen I'm DIYin'.
post #42 of 1694
It's still up on VA...expected to ship mid November...I'll be ready to order in exactly 3 weeks...won't wait the extra week.

So how close is this projector to the 810? I'm still a noob on the tech stuff but if it the 810 it's the best LCD for the price overall.
post #43 of 1694
I have just been reading up on the 810, it seems a few reviews have commented on its soft image? It seems mid to high brightness, good blacks, and a sharp image is an impossible feat.
post #44 of 1694
Thread Starter 
Would anyone care to comment on an Epson 810 vs IN7210.

There is a forum member trying to get a deal on the Infocus for less than the what I'm now calling the 720/810.

This is not a guaranty however and I still may get the HC720 or the AX200.

The only real comparison I would like to know is the picture quality and reliability of the two. Thanks.
post #45 of 1694
Thread Starter 
Looks like VA has got the best deal on the HC720 so far. They are offering a 1yr extended warranty along w/ a 2yr lamp warranty. Not to mention, if you need one, they have a special on a projector mount if you buy an epson and also have the AVIA calibration disk for $10 less than normal.
post #46 of 1694
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Originally Posted by mjn View Post

I have just been reading up on the 810, it seems a few reviews have commented on its soft image? It seems mid to high brightness, good blacks, and a sharp image is an impossible feat.

Art's reviews stated the 550 was soft but the 810 greatly improved on sharpness...only a couple of peeps here thought the image was real soft (on the off. 810 thread)
post #47 of 1694
Just noticed some of the recent changes to the VA page.. in the past didn't u have to purchase an Epson proj. directly from Epson to qualify for overnight replacement?
post #48 of 1694
You only have to purchase it from an authoried dealer to qualify for the next day replacement.

Jonathan
post #49 of 1694
gg I'm ignorant..lol
post #50 of 1694
anyone talked to Epson to get a straight answer on whether this is a rebadged 810?

IO should correct myself..the 810 was reviewed as being sharper than the 800-not 550.
post #51 of 1694
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post #52 of 1694
epson must be smoking something why is the 800 1999 msrp and the 810 1599 msrp???? are they just trying to confuse everybody ? the specs on the 810 seem better than the 800???? and now the 720 is 1299 msrp which from all of the specs is definetly a rebadged 810 which is cool with me but dude just come out and say it and price these things right. your driving me nuts over here. 800 should be 1000 msrp 720 1299 msrp and the 810 1299 msrp. i gotta be missing something here??????????? lol jeff
post #53 of 1694
Thread Starter 
Looks like PP has the HC720 back up on their site. Once again they are showing that it will ship in 1 to 2 days. The only thing changed is the price. So as of right now VA still has the best deal with the extra warranties and if your so inclined a pretty good deal on the avia disk( just click on the link for the disk to see the new price). Problem w/ VA is they still show an eta for Nov.
post #54 of 1694
Does anyone know the ON/Off or ANSI contrast of this unit and how it might compare to the Sony AW15.
post #55 of 1694
I wonder if they changed the annoying feature in the 810 whereby you can make changes to the grayscale and the CMS both not both at the same time. That, in my book is a huge fault and would preclude me from considering the Epson 720.

Moe
post #56 of 1694
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Originally Posted by Zipplemeyer View Post

I wonder if they changed the annoying feature in the 810 whereby you can make changes to the grayscale and the CMS both not both at the same time. That, in my book is a huge fault and would preclude me from considering the Epson 720.

Moe

EXACTLY....what was their strategy there? Take your pick: perfect white balance or perfect colors, but not at the same time!!?!??!?!

ridiculous
post #57 of 1694
Hi all,
Has no one bought one yet?
Sounds like great deal at V/A.
post #58 of 1694
I am hesitant to write this as I jumped the gun once before on some bad data at one of these sites, but the Epson HC720 is listed as in stock and ready to ship at both Visual Apex and Projector People.

If anyone gets a hold of one of these projectors, please give me/us your opinion on it.

It is down to this one and the PannyAX200 for me. I want to get the best bang for my buck on the latest projector offerings. I really would like to go w/ the Epson, but I think the 2nd HDMI input and CH scaling on the AX200 is probably going to win me over. Hopefully I'll have one of these by Christmas. I'm going on a big push to get my room functional by then.
post #59 of 1694
Nobody?
post #60 of 1694
VA just extended the Warranty offer, and is now also throwing in a free mount and dust cover till the end of the week.

I decided to bite the bullet. My Z3 has serious blue polarizer burn and the lamp is due to die any minute. I've always had good experiences with epson products in general and looking forward to seeing how this baby performs.

I'll post some pics once she gets here.
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