"Great Projector!!!!"4.5 starson by Marsh68
Pros: Price, picture, bulb life, Sanyo service,
Cons: Fan noise, blacks could be better
Summary: I've had this projector for almost 3 years. I'll still on the same bulb at over 3800 hours. I've tried out many projectors and none even come close to the Z3,(in 2005), performance. Even one's triple the price!
I'm trying to understand why the "professional reviewer" here gives it such a "so-so" rating. In 2005 when he wrote the review, the DLPs under $12000 really sucked! He also says the screen door effect bothers him at 13 feet on a 72" screen. He's full of it! My screen is 110" and I view from 12 feet and there's NO SCREEN DOOR effect what so ever! You have to be closer than 8 feet to see it on my screen.
The bottom line is, check out other reviews on this projector. Even now, 2/2008, it's still a pretty good bargain. The DLP have come along way since 2005, but LCDs are still winning, IMO.
One more thing, I had a small issue with my Z3 and had to send it to Sanyo for repair, under warranty. It was shipped overnight, free both ways, and I had it back in 3 days. It's been a while since I received service like that.