Summary: Personal Experience Love the projector but... Problems Be warned, Sanyo does not stand behind their replacement bulbs. My replacement bulb ($300) lasted 75 days, but they only cover 30 days - that's not acceptable and I'll never buy another Sanyo product because of it (despite really liking the projector).
Summary: Personal Experience I just replaced my Panasonic PT-L500U with this Sanyo PLV-Z60. I originally planned to go up to one of the cheap 1080P projectors but decided not too after doing some research. As far as I'm concerned I don't believe you can buy a better High Def projector for the money. I paid $639.00 off of Amazon. With just a little tweaking I have three settings that are near perfect.
Summary: Personal Experience Wow, what a great experience. This was my first projector purchase and I couldn't be happier with my decision. I had to hang it 13' from the wall and wanted a 100" screen. Using the projector calculator on this site, there weren't that many projectors that easily fit this criteria that weren't super expensive. I may end up getting a 1080 projector when this lamp goes out, but so far, I absolutely love this projector.