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Well,


I just saw the 9270. It is truely an amazing picture.

I have been totally bent on this no-screen door, and

can truly say that the 9270 has very little which is

noticeable from beyone 6 ft.


Interesting tidbit - I assumed this was an exact Sanyo

XP40 clone, well its not. Proxima states that it has

MLA, Sanyo is telling me that the XP 40 does NOT and that

Proxima's might since they deal direct w/ the factory

vs some other resellers who deal w/ SANYO North Amer.

I got this information today, from each manufacturer - so if

someone can confirm/deny - I'd be interested to hear what

you have to say.


I fed the projector w/ prog scan dvd and was truly impressed.

It's also pretty quiet. I also watched standard CATV through

an SVHS (JVC) and it was ok (garbage in , garbage out).


When watching TV, when there are small areas where there

is fixed text (vs. moving text), I noticed the screen is almost

like ripples of water going through the area - what is that called

in projector terms? I'm assuming an ISCAN would clean that up.


Well, now I'm really confused! I thought I was going w/ either

the XP21 (38T) or the 5500SX (if it ever ships), and now this

one is on the "short" list as well - and since it's pretty new, I'm

guessing that its got all the latest in electronic sw updates, etc.

Only problem is a 6000+ price tag is hefty and am wondering if

it's that big an improvement over the XP21 which unfortunately

I have not been able to see yet.


has anyone out there seen the XP40/9270? They really have

made a nice projector. Just wondering if my virgin eyes saw

what I think I saw! Anyone compared it to XP21????

Looking forward to some feedback!


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What were the dimensions of the screen at your demo? You seem to be looking at the same things as me. Looking at Proxima specs, the 9270 and 9290 are the same weight. The XP40 is 1.1 pounds lighter than the XP45. The brightness and contrast are the same between the 9270/XP40 and 9290/XP45. The MLA is mysterious. Have you found a place that shows which Sanyos have it or not? I wouldn't trust company reps. Out of curiosity, I looked up the XP18 versus the XP21. I understand the 21 is MLA and the 18 is not and that's why the 21 is 2,500 lumens versus the 18's 2,000. But their weight is identical. Projector Central has yet to add the 9270/9290 to their database. When they do, maybe it will tell us more. If I could see a good review of the Hitachi, that could settle everything. Keep up your research, and please post it.


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Chuck,


I was able to confirm that the XP40 does NOT have MLA,

while the 9270 Does - according to manf. reps AND

specs off web. I was lookign at a screen appx 7 ft wide,

and it was really nice. Particularly compared to the

mitsu x390 and NEC LT155 which I had already seen.


According to tech service at proxima, he said if the diff in

teh projectors is ony $500-700, go w/ the 9270 as it is a

much improved upon version of the 9260+ (ala XP21). For

what thats worth (i posed the question to him as 9260+

vs. 9270, which would you get).


The brightness was awesome. WHich brings me to if the

XP18 and XP21 are identical barring MLA, that why is the

lumens the same between 9270 and X40. Well, the rep

(keep in mind - I said the rep so who knows) told me that

the 9270 is actually closer to 3000 but since proxima has a

3000 lumin unit, they listed at 2600. Kind of makes sense,

particularly if the non-MLA XP18 is a few hundred (don't

remember how many) lumens less than the XP21. Thus, if the

X40 is 2600, the 9270 w/ MLA has to be more. FYI - I didn't

ask him why one was the same brightness as the other -

he just came out and told me. He called his tech support

today as since these are so new he wanted to get some good

info before me seeing it. Again - for what it's worth, the

guy did seem pretty genuine though.


I hope there are some reviews out there shortly on some

of these new models - its driving me nuts! I think picking a

name for my firstborn was easier than this :)


Anyway, thats all for now.


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The XP21 has 25% more lumens than the XP18. One question is does the XP45 have MLA? It's hard to believe that both the 45 and 40 don't have MLA. I'm not questioning your sources, it just seems strange. To further confuse the issue, here are some prices I've found on the web:


XP21 $4885

XP40 $5500

XP45 $6600

9270 $6300

9290 $8000

Hitachi $6400


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Hey guys,


I have Sanyo contacts here in Belgium, I already had the pleasure of trying a PLV-60, a Monster of a projector, weighing in at 9 kg.... *ugh* - couldn't live with the posterizing this thing does.


He gave me a lot of folders w/specs and the difference between XP40 and XP45 is that the 45 had micro-lense and 40 not - the result is improved lumens rating.


I'll try to convince this guy in lending me an XP45 because I really want to see what this baby is capable of - I'm just a tad scared that black leven will be even worse than the PLV-60. But with all those lumens to spare, a grayscreen should do the trick... I wonder how the scaler/deinterlacer is?


If I get one in my hands I'll let you know!
 

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Check out my thread on the Sanyo line - search for ddemay as thread starter - Berway - of Berway Visual has posted some details on all these projectors...


The 45 has MLA - and is bright as the SUN. There is also the 46N coming out with some additional features (networking).
 
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