Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sanyo PLV-Z3000 - Some Serious Shit

I loved my Sanyo phone so much, I decided they can probably make a half-decent HD projector.

Thanks to the Sanyo PLV-Z3000, the sweetest full 1080p projector in all the kingdom, I will soon be seeing some serious shit of my own as Doc Brown punches his Time Machine to 88 mph - in just over one thousand seventy nine lines of HD resolution.

After nearly 7 and one third months of exciting research, I narrowed down my home theatre projector choices to the Sanyo Z3000, the Mitsubishi HC5500, and the most highly acclaimed projector ever, the Panasonic PT-AE3000U.

I decided against the 3-LCD Panasonic for two reasons. First, it cost a couple hundred dollars more than the Sanyo. And in order to acquire the extra cash I would've had to mug at least three little old Nonnas. Ethically, I see nothing wrong with mugging the geriatric grannies. In fact, I'd be racist... er... age-ist if I avoided them simply because of their elderlyness. So what's the reason? I wouldn't be able to handle all the punching, kicking and screaming. All that violence is too much for a tiny stick boy like me.

I'm fragile. Like a flower.

The second reason is because I cannot trust those engineering clowns at Panasonic after our nightmarish experience with our massive P.O.S. 1080i Panasonic TV. The first TV, purchased back in '02 was in the repair shop more than it was in our living room. After 2 years it was eventually replaced under warranty when the entire picture tube failed. And the replacement hasn't been all that much better in the 5 years we've had it.

I am a big fan of Mitsubishi, as I drive a most excellent one every day. In fact, my love for them is so strong that if Mitsubishi ever delved into the world of consumables, I'd eat their hot dogs and wouldn't ever question what kind of meat they used.

Sanyo Z3000 - a handsome projector with no aerodynamic silliness.But I did not choose the 3-LCD Mitsubishi HC5500, primarily because of the poor price/feature ratio. For a couple thousand dollars less, the Sanyo is the industry's first projector to have 5:5 pulldown (120 HZ) and creative frame interpolation (See www.projectorcentral.com). Additionally, it beat the Mitsubishi's contrast by a large margin, Panasonic's by a bit, and offered 3 full years warranty coverage vs. Mitsubishi's two, and Panasonic's pathetic one year.

Why LCD? Not because it stands for Liquid Crystal Deadliness. No. But I did breifly consider a DLP (Digital Light Processing) projector. I was tempted because I found a few, probably manufactured by Satan, for less than half the price of the good LCD's: For example, the $1,400 InFocus X-10, at TigerDirect.ca.

However, I ultimately decided against that entire technology as I am highly aware of, and susceptible to the dreaded "rainbow effect" that their colour wheel produces. Being vulnerable to rainbows, I'd make a rotten Leprechaun.

The sweet Sanyo is filling my tum-tum with butterflies. But I can't relax yet. I've still got a lot of drywall to hang before I can sit back with a tasty beverage and a Mitsubishi-brand footlong and watch the Z3000 project its high def awesomeness in my basement home theatre.

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11 Comments:

Blogger Ms. Creek said...

you must have graduated in 1981? Or were you BORN in 1981? I'm thinking you were BORN in 1981.

11:14:00 PM

 
Blogger Martini said...

Nope, neither. The 80's (particularly the 1st half) were my favourite time in my life. And my beloved DeLorean is an '81.

11:36:00 PM

 
Blogger SJ said...

Sweet. I would like to get a projector someday.

4:09:00 AM

 
Blogger Ms. Creek said...

ahhhh, I get it. You would have loved my AWESOME 80s concert we had! And the kids even sang and danced THRILLER. Now I know the rest of your story!

8:19:00 AM

 
Blogger Ms. Creek said...

http://apps.facebook.com/whichmichaeljacksonh/quiz/questions

9:25:00 AM

 
Blogger Martini said...

Awesome! I'm the first to admit I can NOT dance - but Thriller is the only dance I regularly attempt. Dancing Zombies? Who can say No to that!

10:30:00 AM

 
Blogger honkeie2 said...

I had better be getting an invite to witness the grand opening of this!

12:19:00 PM

 
Blogger Michael Manning said...

WOW! Frank Lloyd Wright's home has a projector, and so this is super cool! I enjoyed your discussion about comparing brands. I do that stuff too. Enjoy the flicks!!!!!

3:05:00 AM

 
Blogger Ms. Creek said...

Did you go to that website? WHAT Michael Jackson song are you? I think I already know!

9:28:00 AM

 
Blogger Martini said...

Michael - now I can watch all those classic McQueen films in 24 fps!

Ms. Creek - I can be nothing else but Thriller!

1:00:00 PM

 
Blogger Martini said...

...except that I got "Dangerous"

1:07:00 PM

 

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