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. Problems Sanyo support not good and very expensive to fix the lcd issue causing the blue haze - basically after a little over 3 years the projector is shot - ends up a horrible value after all.
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. Just a few months before the warranty I noticed a blue section on the left side of the screen. After a while (until after the warranty had expired), it expanded to the entire screen looking like a big blue brain.
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. Problems No picture when fed with upscaled (720p) DVD via component.