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: Great Projector for dedicated home theater. Color, with some minor tweaking, is incredible and the black levels are good enough to make you believe you're looking at a huge plasma TV. At 720P people might be tempted to spend more more for a 1080p projector but if you're not going to solely use it for Blue Ray then your are wasting money.
Summary: I have been using a Sony 1272 CRT projector for the last 8.5 years. It has served us well and we've been pleased with it. A few months ago it started having some deflection problems and, not knowing how to fix it myself or knowing anyone around who could fix it, I decided it was time to retire the old projector. Our theater room seating is about 12' - 14' away from the 92" 16:9 screen. We have decent but not great ambient light control.
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: First projetor purchase for my new basement. Looks great in cinema mode and fantastic for movies. Lose some for sports but in high def they still look great. Experience is great. set up is a snap. Installation is easy. Fan a little loud but not bad with good sound system. Really love it!
Summary: I've owned the PLV-Z60 for 7 months (100+ hours of operation) now and find it to be a very good projector for smaller screens. I have a 72" screen and find the IQ to be very good. Note: If you want a screen of 90" or bigger then get a 1080P projector. Carlton Bale has an excellent web site that discussing this resolution/screen-size issue. My unit has a slightly noisy fan even when using Cinema mode ................ hence the 4 star rating.
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.
Summary: My projector lasted 4 months and 92 hours. Since I originally got the unit it faintly `buzzed' and I was in two minds about submitting it for warranty. I keep my projector in an air-conditioned smoke free environment on a dedicated projector mount that ensures plenty of air flow. I had even cleaned the filters after the first 50 hours. I never run the projector for less than 1 hour at a time, since quick startups and shutdowns shorten lamp life.
"Best Movie Experience you can have for the Money"
15 August 2009
Pros: I already Own a Samsung LN52A650 Respectable Black levels Contrasting Color Detail that I didn't even know existed unit I bought this projector. Calibrated you will see color details you never knew existed (Yes my Samsung is Calibrated too)
Cons: Cons: - Blacks could get a few shades Blacker - Brightness could improve slightly But I do understand the trade off which gives you better contrast (my reason for buying it) - $15 AVIA calibration disc is a must to get the best out of this projector