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Topic: Sanyo PLC-xp55 inable / disable power zoom /focus
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Hi, I'm a newbie to the projector seen, friend gave me a in focus X1, got me hooked but it died after couple months Rather than replace bulb just got what I think is great deal on Sanyo PLC-Xp55 4500 lumes MY set up is bout 18' froom screen, Couple things I'd apreciate any helpful info anyone wishes to offer re set up ect / as I'm a monkey looking for a bannahhhhh when it comes to this stuff also it is used w/ approx 300 hours and I'm told some one who had access/ use of it in the company I purchased from,(who was selling as a result of downsizing) disabled the power auto zoom/Focus, as I haven't taken delivery as yet I'm wondering if that is a legit senerio? and IF so how? and how complicated will it be to re-inable, Lastly apparently it has some security enabled (that suposidly only prohibits viewing the lamp hours, I need to know if and how this can be undone as well,,Merry Christmas please email me direct if you have any valuable Knowledge to Share Perrdice1@msn.com, and thankn you in advance
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Some of this sounds rather fishy to me. Why on earth would anyone want to block out anyone from seeing the actual lamp hours unless they had something to hide? On the other hand most projectors have a reset option so you could reset the hours. So if they were trying to scam you they could just do that. other older units don't have a way to view lamp hours except in the service menu, and perhaps this unit is one of those. But something just sounds a bit strange about this unit.
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PS- I also don't have a clue as to why someone would disable the power focus and zoom unless they were possibly worried about the unit being used so much they were afriad that the power functions would wear out. This guy offer you any swamp land in florida too by the way?
Experienced with Yamaha Dpx-830sl, Mitsubishi HC1500, Infocus SP7210, Optoma HD80, Optoma H78DC3, Optoma H27,Optoma H31, BenQ 6100,Infocus 4805, and many others.
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Hi/ /thanks Natja, It's not quite that fishy lol..I'm buying from a large Archetectual firm That had many on the road designers/employees , the stoy is on this one that one of these guys who was using did it perhaps so it would't be messed with when he had set up for peresentation's the seller has sold Quite a few (different models and all the previous buyers are quite happy) also I think your bang on about the hours being in the service menue(he said some thing to that effect)he estimates the unit has bout 300 hours on it. This will be the secound unit I'm buying off him the 1st is a pana PT-l35U with 3 hours, IT has a parrently been shipped (and I haven't even sent payment yet so I kinda trust the guyI just know very little bout them and was tring to find out how hard it would be to dissable/re inable(how) the power zoom focus if it is something that could be legitimatly reasonably done or if it was hinky? The why is not quite a issue as the how, Thanks for your imput
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I'm not positive, but I believe the Sanyo projectors allow installers to lock out any menus they want to. This keeps end users from going in and messing with any settings they shouldn't be messing with.

What happens, is when you go into a menu, a option will come up that says 'MORE' and when you highlight 'MORE' and press 'ENTER' it will ask for a password.

Once that password is enterred you have access to the functions that have been locked out. I am not sure how to reset that password, but perhaps a call to Sanyo can get you an answer. Probably a 2 minute fix. Like, while plugging in the power hold the power and left arrow keys on the projector, this will completely reset all settings (except lamp timer) to factory default.

Or something like that.

As to the quality of a business class projector for home theater use? That's your call - we install Sanyos all the time and I wouldn't put one of their business models into my home ever.
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