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I got to see a PLV-Z1 today, as I so recently had the NEC HT-1000 in my possesion I thought I would post some thoughts/ comparisons.

This is a nice little projector !!! I had about a 35 minute play with it . I was sitting generally about 10 feet away from a 70 inch wide screen. Input was component dvd interlaced only.

Contrast was pretty good, it didn't have the gorgeous depth of contrast of the NEC but was pretty acceptable, better than any lcd I've seen before.Colour was good, reds maybe not quite as rich as the NEC but definately not orange.

Brightness and sharpness I would consider to be about the same as the HT1000 i.e good. The de-interlacing/scaling looked good too, no obvious artefacts.

I'm not particularly bothered by screendoor, but at the distance I was sitting it was pretty negligible.

The unit I saw had no dead/stuck pixels.

Most importantly ( for me anyway!! ) it had no tearing on Pal sources and no rainbows ! ( obviously ).

Is the Ht-1000 worth 2.5x as much ?? Well, if you have the money and NEC sort out the pal tearing ( and you don't get rainbowitis ) probably yes.

Is the NEC 2.5x as good , in my opinion, no.



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Cool, thanks for the feedback. Can't wait to order it next week!


The HT1000 sounds like one hell of a pj but the fact that it is 4:3 and dlp rainbows are an issue make it a no-go for me.
 

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Hot damn, keep all this praise for the Z1 up. Told my dad I ordered one and he gave a goofy look. 'Course he's used to his 36" Mitsubishi and his betamax, and his laserdisc player...
 

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I've spend four days in Paris looking at vp and i've seen my most difficult DVD on :


Sanyo PLV Z1

Piano Avanti

Barco 708

Philips Garbo (I've owned this unit but ask for payback, lacks contrast)

Epson TW100 (not H version)


And I'm waiting for my Sanyo Z1 ! It's not perfect but fit all DVD and manage well with dark or white pictures.

it costs 2000 € here in France and it's a best buy when you don't want a CRT.

In my opinion Z1 is better than Piano Avanti (rainbows or not)


Z1 is better with a good source progressive YUV like Meridian or Philips 963SA (DCDi)

But it's also amazing in S/Video !!!!!!


Why is it so cheap :confused:
 
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