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I search through the posts and found that this projector was mentioned frequently in April and May, but none since then. I also read some contradicted comments about this LCD projector. On paper, this looks liked a very good projector for HT, especially for watching 16:9 materials. Did I miss anything said about this projector ? Can someone please help ?

How does it compare to XP-21N ? (I have read the review on projectorcentral which says that XP-21N is much better, but is it true ?)
 

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I've never seen it, but there's a lot of talk about it on www.thebigpicturedvd.com, in this forum .


I think the biggest issue seems to be that there's some posterization (I think that's the word people here use), though they call it "solarization". Essentially it's banding, at the darker colors, you don't get a continuous ramp, but bands.


It's possible this isn't a problem if driven from an HTPC, however.


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I own the PLV-60, along with a Panny RP-91 and Stewart Grayhawk. I am very, *very* happy with this package, and the image is just astounding.


There are three basic issues some people have with the PLV-60, and here are my $.02:


1) dust blobs - yes, I did have two dust blobs with a new unit and while the 3 year parts/labor/shipping included Sanyo warranty would have covered it, I came across this site
http://www.blarg.net/~anderson/plv60.htm


and decided to do it myself. It was so simple, and the projector is so well put together and accessible, I would not consider sending the unit to Sanyo if dust blobs pop up now and again (after the cleaning there have been no probs)


2) Solarization - this has been a much discussed topic at TheBigPicturedvd.com's Sanyo forum and my take on it is - much if not all of this problem is inherent in the source material. This is one of those subjective things that one can debate 'til the cows come home. All I know, is after tweaking the normal settings (not even delving into the service menu), I can only notice slight banding in gritty, low contrast, sub-par dvd transfers. And here's the key for me - I checked these instances with my other dvd player plugged into a 27 inch Sony TV and these artifacts are noticeable there as well. Also, some have stated they do not see the banding artifact on HDTV sources, but again, all this has been debated back and forth.


All I can tell you, is I've seen the Sony 10HT, and various DLP and LCD projectors and the PLV-60 has been the best image for the price by far to my eyes, especially combined with a Panny RP-91 and Stewart Grayhawk. I haven't seen the Sanyo 21N, and some have said it's a better picture than the PLV-60, but 16:9 panels were a must for me, and the mechanical lens shift feature was very helpful.


3) screen door - some say it's more pronounced than the Sanyo 21N, but again, the PLV-60 and the Sony 10HT (and upcoming 11HT - has anyone even seen a pre-release model or final specs?) are the only native 16:9 LCD projector in town and the Sanyo blows the 10HT away, in my opinion. At 10 feet with a 92" Grayhawk screen, I cannot see the screen door unless I'm crossing my eyes and squinting http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/wink.gif


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Thanks Mike and Flexx,


I feel a little bit more confident in getting the PLV-60 now. But I will do more search on various forum as mentioned and make my final decision.


BTW, I am using Sony DVP-9000ES, by any chance you have heard incompatibility between the two ? I am also planning to get a Greyhawk screen.


Thanks again

Cam
 

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Hi Cam,


How much is PLV60N in Hong Kong? Have you watched the demo in Sanyo's showroom?
 

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CKL,


I am now trying to find out the price, at the same time, see if they have it in their showroom.
 

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Hi Cam,


Yes, PLV60 has arrived HK and you can make an appointment to watch it in Sanyo's showroom. I don't know its exact price but it should be HK$40k+. Recently somebody ordered 11HT at $37.xk. So Sanyo may lower the price to compete with Sony.
 

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After talking to several people I also have decided on the the Sanyo PLV-60 or its clone Cinema 13HD from www.studioexperience.com. Essentially bright is bright and the contrast ratio cant be beat.

I am also using a Sony 9000ES alongwith a DaLite Snap 1.3 gain cinema screen, other associated equipment are Proceed AVP, Classe Amp and Pioneer CLD-97 Laser disc player.

Let me know how you makeout with the PLV-60
 

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Hi CKL,


I have tried the projector at Sanyo's showroom this afternoon. It is quite good, though you can still see the pixels at 12 feet. Contrast is reasonable and colour is also ok. It certainly is better than the Sony 10HT, but don't know how it compares with 11HT though.

They quoted HK$ 48k, I guess I can get it for ~45k.

The noise level is very good.


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Ekdo,


Let us know what happens. I'm thinking about the Sanyo 60 (still waiting to hear about the Sony 11) and I've got a CLD-99 and am wondering what laserdisc will look like via composite and s-input on the Sanyo. I'd love to hear your impressions.


Also, what speakers do you have? I heard Classe driving a pair of martin Logan's once and thought I was in heaven!


-dave


[This message has been edited by DaViD Boulet (edited 07-30-2001).]
 

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Dave

Sorry for the late reply. I have been travelling a lot. There is no comparison between the CLD-97 and the Sony. The DVD wins by a mile.

I am using Legacy Signature III loudspeakers.
 
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