Summary: Personal Experience Sometimes in credit-crunched times one may have the best part of a HT system & think... wait a minute my LCD just doesn't fit the sound. Hmmm maybe i'l get a projector. This PJ must have made waves back in 2004 because the bluray 1080i picture is Superb,yeah even in 2013.
Summary: Personal Experience Bought this projector back in 03' and it still is preforming. I Have yet to buy a new bulb! At this point when it goes I may just buy a new projector! I just ordered a Blu-Ray player and we will see how it digests the 720P from it.
Summary: Personal Experience I bought this when I returned from the desert in January 2003! I chose this one over the panasonic at the time becuase of the lens shift and that allowed me to be mnore flexible with where i put it. It's still running great! Still I've had almost 7 years of use on this thing.
Summary: Personal Experience Great while it lasted, but blue haze as mentioned before starts on the left hand side. Approaching 5000 hours its impending death is a little disappointing. I think its more to do with the technology than the brand.
Summary: Personal Experience The Z-2 was fine for a couple of years. Enjoyed the picture quality and value for price, but found lamp life to be short and shortly after warranty ran out I had a blue haze problem.
Summary: Personal Experience Warning: This product only lasted 2 months out of warranty. My initial experience was good to very good. I put it up in my basement and its bright, vivid picture wowed my family. There is a three year warranty.
Summary: Personal Experience installed with a home made screen 92" diagonal. Very happy with the image with a DVD. When I first got the projector, I played a Amelie this has hand written red letter on black.
Summary: Personal Experience Well I said I would post again, and after a year all I can say is ...I LOVE THIS PJ!!! Now with that said, I am now upgrading to the PLV-Z5. This was a great first experience with a projector. To bad this PJ is hard to find anymore for the first timer.
Summary: Personal Experience Purchased at B&H 9 months ago on sale for $1K. Have used almost daily for ~3-4 hrs per day. Picture is clear, of high resolution, exhibiting good color. Some minor vertical banding is evident on flat backgrounds - blue sky, clouds- but I hardly ever notice it unless I look for...
Summary: Personal Experience Im surprised so many people think the image is exellent. I think it sux! Poor brightness and black levels and worthless contrast ratio. Pixel alignment is another great dissapointment. The positive things are the great lensshift and the low noise.