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Old 09-04-2007, 11:51 PM   #61
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I appreciate the input guys. I was also reading an Australian forum and they had nothing but good things to say about the Z5 and Sanyos service. It was the Panasonic service that they were all concerned about. What was you bulb life like as well if I may ask. Is it a lot longer if you clean the filters regularily ? And are the filters easily accessible and easy to clean ?
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:00 AM   #62
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The Sanyo PJs are easy to clean and maintain. There are multiple filters. My brother is still on his original lamp and it has just over 2,000 hours.
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Old 09-09-2007, 12:07 PM   #63
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Just got my Z5 on friday night and hooked everything up. I popped in Serenity on HDDVD and my jaw hit the floor. Damn near orgasmic picture quality, and sharpness. This picture looks BETTER than my 52" Hitachi HD RPTV. I can not emphasize enough to people who are looking to buying a projector for a good light controlled room to buy the Sanyo Z5. I've put almost 11 hours on her in the last day and a half and I never want to leave the room !
Thanks to everyone for their input. Projectorcentral.com was right when they gave the Z5 a '5 Star' rating.This PJ is AMAZING!
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...Damn near orgasmic picture quality, and sharpness...
Bummer...it didn't take you all the way. Congrats and enjoy...you now have a real home theater.
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Old 10-12-2007, 12:02 PM   #65
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I have a z5 and I love it. I have more than 80 hours on it. I do have a question

I just finished my surround sound with onkyo 805 receiver and Quad speakers.

the onkyo 805 receiver has HDMI pass through, but it seems as though the projector is not taking the signal.

my thinking is that the receiver has a certain hdmi version and the z5 has a different one and they aren't compatable.

does this make sense? is there any way around this?
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Old 10-12-2007, 06:48 PM   #66
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When it comes to basic video transmission, all HDMI connections are compatible. There can be other reasons why the video is not showing up. Does the receiver require that you "enable" and select the HDMI connection?
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Old 10-20-2007, 10:24 PM   #67
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I have 1000 hours on my Z5 now. Bulb still ok it seems.

Picture quality is good, but I'm bored with the quality of it. I am considering the JVC or Sony a3000 for my next purchase. The projector just doesn't do it for me anymore because of no 1080p, but it is nice to watch HD movies when you want to see them big.

My only complaint about the Z5 is the PC input, regardless of whether I use VGA or HDMI. The PC input is not as good as it should be. I've heard some people say it's crisp, but I dont believe them, because most people in avs also say Z5 doesn't have the clearest image from a PC. I've tried 4 different PC's with different cards and the results are always about the same. I spent 20+ hours trying to tweak it, but text quality from PC to Z5 is barely acceptable. Video still looks fine from PC to Z5, but not text.

Anyhow, overall I am fairly happy, but in the end I wish I had waited for the massive price drops we see today. 1080p projectors only $2,500 and 1080p RPTV's up to 70" for only 2,200, crazy. These same TV's were double that price when i bought my Z5 not even a year ago...
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Old 10-24-2007, 09:34 AM   #68
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When it comes to basic video transmission, all HDMI connections are compatible. There can be other reasons why the video is not showing up. Does the receiver require that you "enable" and select the HDMI connection?
everything is enabled, but no video from z5 when doing pass through with onkyo 805.
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Old 11-03-2007, 05:57 AM   #69
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The Sanyo Z5 is the projector I want, but the Mitsubishi HD1000U has less quality control problems. There are quite a few people reporting that the Z5 shipped with an edge coloring issue, where a blue streak appears on the corners and sometimes an orange streak.

The problem is a defect in quality control with the LCD manufacturing process, and when you send the projector to Sanyo for repair, well they won't fix it. They tell you it's within acceptable limits, but I've seen pictures of people's screens with the problem, and the blue was so bad it was unwatchable (take a light blue crayon and color part of the screen). People are having to issue chargebacks on their credit cards, before Sanyo even attempts to do anything, and even then they might not fix it! This is a joke when it comes to warranty service. Sony was hard to deal with for the green blob, but at least they eventually would do something if you keep pushing. With Sanyo, they will do nothing and just stick you with the projector.

Now, not everyone has this, but this definitely scares me enough to keep doing research and see what other projectors can get closest to the Sanyo's image quality.

I will probably order the Sanyo, but god I pray I don't get the blue edge streak or orange discoloration issue.
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Reading this post about colour changes to the image. I have a PLV-Z5 that was bought in April this year and has 250 hours on the bulb (all done in econo mode). I can now start to see a reddish hue on the right hand side of the image, especially noticeable on white areas.Probably would come about a third the way across the screen from the right hand side.

Has this been discussed before or experienced by others? Projector is on a shelf at rear of room with lots of ventilation.

Other than that very happy with performance.

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Old 11-03-2007, 07:43 AM   #70
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Have you cleaned the filters? Have you operated the PJ in temperatures higher than 85-90 degrees? And lastly, did the PJ sustain a hard bump/fall that may have knocked the LCD panels out of alignment?
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Have you cleaned the filters? Have you operated the PJ in temperatures higher than 85-90 degrees? And lastly, did the PJ sustain a hard bump/fall that may have knocked the LCD panels out of alignment?
Hi - thanks for the speedy reply.

Yes filters have been cleaned regulary, normal temperatures and no knocks.

Looking at the grey scale and the blacks appear OK across the scale - but the white chip and the grey next to it is greener on the left and redder on the right. I have checked the manual and guess that there is no adjustment in the menu for this?

I am wondering if this could be corrected if returned to a technician as it is still under Australian warranty?
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Having a color shift from one side to the other of an image suggests that the panels are out of alignment. It may be fixed by a technician. Might as well look into it while it's under warranty.
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Old 12-28-2007, 07:46 PM   #73
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anybody having red issues with plz 5
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Old 01-05-2008, 11:28 AM   #74
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I have about 2000 hrs on my lamp and I noticed some time ago on a greyscale or white bar that the left is a bit tinted to green and the right a bit to orange. But it is very slight and only noticable on white.
I still think I have a very good 106 inch picture through DirecTV, be it movies or 1080i/720p football on CBS/ESPN. Visitors still say "Wow" when they see my setup.
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Old 01-06-2008, 06:09 PM   #75
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I too am experiencing a discoloration in the z5 image from right to left. Right side is slightly pink and the left is slightly greenish blue. The discoloration is very evident when i watch b/w films. Anyone know what is causing this?
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