What Our Experts Think About The Sanyo PLV-Z5
The Fifth generation home cinema projector from Sanyo's Z series, The PLV-Z5 features superb natural colours and sharp image quality and is one of our best selling home cinema models.
The Sanyo PLV-Z5 features a sleek gray casework and comes complete with motorized lens cover. The cover opens automatically when you power the projector on, then closes up again when it's turned off. This will help to keep dust off of the lens without forcing you to remember to replace the lens cap.
The lens shift in neutral position puts the center of the image at the same height as the centerline of the lens. From this position, the image can be shifted 50% of the picture width to either side or 150% above or below the lens. This allows for a wide range of mounting options and is one of the best short throw home cinema projectors available making it ideal for placing on coffee tables etc.
The menu system has an abundance of features to make the most of your projector's performance and tailor the projected image to your viewing environment. Image wise, the PLV-Z5 delivers as close to a noise-free image as we've seen in projectors in this price range. exceptionally clean, sharp, natural images are assured!
Unfortunately the rumours there was to be a Sanyo PLV-Z6 are untrue. Once our stocks of the PLV-Z5 have gone one era will end and another begin for its replacement the Sanyo PLV-Z2000 is a Full HD 1080p model.
What the Manufacturer Says
What the Manufacturer SaysThe Sanyo PLV-Z5 is the fifth generation of Sanyo's well received PLV-Z series featuring a contrast ratio of 10000:1, a high brightness of 1100 ANSI Lumens, and a native resolution of 1280x720 pixels.
Manufacturer Sanyo Eco Mode Yes HD TV Ready 1 Product Code PLV-Z5 Aspect Ratio 16:9 Widescreen Format Resolution 1280 x 720 (720p) Brightness (Lumens) 1100 Contrast Ratio 10000 Display Type / Light Source LCD Keystone Correction Yes Lamp Life 2000 Projector Warranty 3 years Return To Base Lamp Warranty 90 days or 500 cumulative hours HDMI 2 S-Video 1 VGA 1 RS232 1 Monitor Loop Through 0 Networkable 0 BNC 0 Component 2 Composite 1 Fan Noise (db) 22