Well, assuming that the Zenith has the 900x scan rates, then I would probably spend the extra money on the Zenith. It has liquid coupled lenses for better contrast, and from what I've read, better setup and calibration controls, which should allow for a sharper picture. I have a 1271 and have though about upgrading to the Zenith.
Buy the used Sony, the Zeniths have been discontinued because they have weak power supplies. The 1272 is one of the most reliable crt projectors ever made. and is vastly easier to set up. It gives up very little in pic quality to the Zenith.
Talia at HammerHead Tech gave me a great deal on a 1272Q with 900 hours on all bulbs so I jumped on it! It will be shipped tomorrow (with a ceiling mount) and I should have it in 5 - 7 business days!
No more crappy RPTV!
Time to start doing some reading about this particular model so I will know what I'm doing when it arrives. If anyone can point me to some helpful threads/links about calibration, settings, connections, etc, I'd appreciate it!
I plan on eventually hooking this up to an HTPC, but that won't be for a while ( a few months anyways). Would I not be doing the PJ justice if I didn't have a line doubler right off the bat? I already know taht I need to invest in a transcoder to pump the signal from my Denon 4802.
BTW...that reminds me. When it comes time to do HDTV, will teh Denon 4802 be able to handle the video signal?
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