Originally Posted by johnifehr /forum/post/14330706
No, One of my my friends has the ub and I the Z2000 by sanyo and I must say now that its been tweaked with, and set properly my sanyo looks better at 106". Out of the box the epson performed better but no more and I also Have 3 year warranty and he only one. But its really up to you. Some swear on the epson but I will always pick my Sanyo first, and its also much quiter.
Originally Posted by skor /forum/post/14332520
You would have to be an idiot of elephantine proportions to think that the Sanyo is in the same class as the Epson. But just don't take my word for it!Take a look at Art's review comparing the two here: http://www.projectorreviews.com/epso...b/proscons.php
Originally Posted by johnifehr /forum/post/14340233
Actually Art did put them in the same class and even said the sanyo is sharper and puts out an overall excellent picture, but figured the epson had better blacks, but comparing mine to my buddy I say not. As for the brightness my sanyo is more that bright enough I only use eco mode anything brighter just starts hurting te eyes.On top of that I got a free bulb, 300 mail in rebate and a free ceiling mount plus 3 year warranty, sorry but Sanyo wins.
Originally Posted by skor /forum/post/14340966
Boy you sure know how to spin Art's review to justify your purchase...you state from Art's review that he figured the epson had better blacks[/i]??? How about getting the quote right although the Epson has much better black level performance" The Epson is renown for it's black level performance (hence it's suffix UB - Ultra Black). There is a reason that Art compares it to a JVC RS1 whose MSRP is twice that of the Epson's. Do you see anyone comparing the Sanyo to an RS1? No. That alone shows that the Epson is in a different class. Yes, I have seen both projectors properly calibrated in a bat cave and the Epson wins hands down. I would gladly pay the ~$500 difference for the upgrade in PQ.
P.S. If you compared your buddy's 1080UB to your Z2000 and thought that the black level of the Sanyo was better then either his PJ was not calibrated properly or you are attempting to justify your purchase. Say that the Sanyo is slightly sharper or is a better bargain but don't make ridiculous statements that it has a better black level than the Epson. No one will substantiate your claim.
Originally Posted by Tank6585 /forum/post/14333082
As the others said, the Epson and Sanyo are not in the same class, and should not even be compared. The Sanyo debate about the 1080p24 seems to still be going. It accepts the 1080p24 signal, but most say it does not output the 24hz and does a 3:2 pull down on it or some other method that is around 60hz.
As Art said in his review, the Epson is nearly 3 times brighter.
Originally Posted by johnifehr /forum/post/14343396
You better keep reading if you are bookworm, read his z2000 reveiw, he praises the z2000 one eg is "Sanyo does a superb job. You really can feel/see the natural skin tone that is part of her face. Others just leave you feeling that it was intended to have the natural skin color be washed out. I can't recall any other projector that does it better, only possibly, the Sony VW50, and not even my JVC RS1 does these two images this well. Kudos!" Look z2000 was just compared to rs1. Plus I do not have to justify my purchase, I love it and money was not an issue I could have had either. The reason you see the z2000 not in direct contest with ub is that the ub came out well after the z2000, and it well outdid the normal epson 1080 hands down. Read Art's reveiw fully and the original question to this post, I'm just saying the ub does not nearly perform 1k better. Anyway I'm done I know what I know and I see what I see. Chow