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Sanyo PLV-75 Projector Sanyo PLV-75
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900:1 Contrast Ratio
2200 Lumens
Street Price: n/a
$5,995 MSRP

Sanyo PLV-75 Widescreen Projector

Evan Powell, July 5, 2006

Sanyo is the most prolific manufacturer of digital projectors in the world with 27 models currently in production as of this writing. The product line is exclusively LCD technology. Models range from small 1000 ANSI lumen portables to muscular light cannons delivering up to 12,000 ANSI lumens. Sanyo tends to concentrate on projectors that combine high resolution and high brightness-a good example is the new PLV-HD100 which is a 1080p resolution product rated at 5500 ANSI lumens. Notably, Sanyo is the only major manufacturer of projectors to have eliminated SVGA resolution products from their current product line, and the company never did bother to make a 480p product.

Sanyo has been a leading supplier of high lumen output widescreen projectors for commercial video applications, and the new PLV-75 is an impressive addition to their product line. We believe the PLV-75 is destined to become one of Sanyo's most popular models due to its multi-market versatility. It will perform admirably in sports bars, casino sports books, and large conference rooms. But it will also serve well as the centerpiece of a large scale home theater.

Specifications

ANSI lumens: 2200

Contrast (full on/off): 900:1

Light Engine: 1366x768, native 16:9, 3-panel LCD, with a 200W UHP lamp.

Video Compatibility: HDTV 1080i, 1035i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p. NTSC/PAL/SECAM.

Data Compatibility: Computer resolutions up to UXGA (1600x1200).

Connection Panel: One S-video port, one 3-RCA component input, one RGBHV BNC input, one VGA port, one DVI-D port, 3 audio inputs, wired remote control port, RS232C port. The Y jack on the RCA component input can double as a composite input if the component is not in use.

Lens and Throw Distance: 1.30:1 powered zoom/focus lens with vertical lens shift. Throws a 150" diagonal image from 19.4' to 25.2'.

Lamp Life: n/a

Warranty: Three years.

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