I have a PLV-60 and I'm happy with it.. However big things are afoot in the projector world if you're willing to wait. I wasn't. http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif While the PLV-60 has issues, I'm convinced that they all have issues, and in the end, I really like the picture. Then again the sharp looks like it will kick some butt.
I agree with Dan. I also have a PLV-60 and am extremely happy with it. The picture quality is outstanding especially when using quality source such as a DVD with an excellent transfer. I had initial dust problems but once the unit was cleaned by Sanyo I have had no other difficulties. Of note, I just finished North by Northwest and feel it is one of the best DVD transfers to date IMO.
The Sharp does sound good but the last Sharp (XV-DW100U) that came close to the Sanyo in performance minus the 16:9 native display was $9999 at a national chain electronics store. There is currently a power buy for the PLV-60 with AVS for $5799. I should have waited for the power buy as mine was $6300.
One of the great things about technology is that it is always improving. As with computers, the moment you buy into a particular technology it becomes dated. There will always be something better down the line. It's just a decision of when you want to jump on the train and go for a ride. (bad analogy ?)
I just purchased a Sharp XV-DW100U from John Andrews for $4695. It was a new unit with full warranty. I think Sharp must be lowering prices to get ready for the 9000. I love this new unit (coming off a Sony 1270) and working with John([email protected])was a dream!
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