Summary: Personal Experience We have had our projector for over 5 years (so long I can't remember exactly) We have replaced the bulb once. This projector gets a lot of use with 3 teenage boys and 2 gaming systems plus movies. We are extremely happy with the reliability and ease of use. One feature it is missing is the Fiber optic input but for how old it is and not extremely common standard technology it is not a disappointment.
Summary: Personal Experience This projector has great image quality and is relatively quiet. Lots of flexibility with the image is presented. Unfortunately, this model has had numerous problems with image quality being maintained. Problems It's had to go to the shop twice in two years ue to problems with the color panels.
Summary: Personal Experience Greate projector, Had it for 2 years now and the bulb life for me is 600 hours. Very disappointing, I expected more from Sanyo. Also I mostly used it for movies in dark room. Relacement lamp is $300.00 on average.
Summary: Personal Experience I have had my Sanyo for about 9 months now, and if you Hi-Def LCD for under $1500, this projector is what you want. The screen in beautiful, and it is very easy to use. I use my projector primarily for video games and movies. If you can't afford a PLV-Z4, get the Z3! Problems My only compliant is the functionality with my PC, but then again, it could have been my POS Dell too.
Summary: Personal Experience I've bought it from an excellent store in Budapest, Hungary. I live in Constanta , Romania and my Sanyo was great for about 25 hours. Then i began to see some colour problem, with greens on the bottom of picture and reds in the top. I call the sanyo service from Romania and they told me that a have to change some optic mechanism that will cost around 500 euro. (I paid 780 euro for sanyo plav z3!!!). Warranty is in Hungary, not in Romania!
Summary: Personal Experience I've owend my projector for 7 months now and i have had nothing but enjoyment out of it. I've used it for video's and for gaming and the picture is better than my big screen tv, that i was using for my theater room . Problems None so far.
Summary: Personal Experience Excellent imaging. Fantastic colors. Near perfect calibration out of the box. I love the multitude of connects. Very quiet. Plenty bright in a well lit room. I sort of wish there were more differences between black levels, but I am satisfied with what I have. It does a pretty good job of heating up a fairly cool area. I've done more movie watching during the colder months than the warmer months. The settings menu is pretty extensive.
Summary: Personal Experience WOW!!! Completely stunned!!! New house & can't get Mitsubish 60" big screen down there so had to lay out the cash for a projector. Total Satisfaction! For about the same price as a good 60" big screen I get all this ..finally a video match to my Pioneer Elite VSX53 and Klipshc Ref Series Speakers. The Fifth Element Superbit blew my mind. I was not expecting such quality for $1500!!! No glitches, banding, pixels, etc.!!!
Summary: Personal Experience Have been doing research for about 5mths, have bought & tried loads of projectors, this beats most if not all on value but definatly on picture quality in the same price range. The quality is so good i no longer need my screen I just project straight onto the wall, every thing has been made so easy, even the remote has a built in light so you to make fine adjustments in the dark....this simply is the best out there..... Problems none..
Summary: Personal Experience im very happy with my new sanyo plv-z3.its my first projector.i cant believe the picture,so crisp.its better than being at the movies.great value for the money! Problems none yet.