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Sanyo PLV-Z4 Projector

720P Home Theater Projector
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From Sanyo —   Light, shadow, and brightness and darkness. Patterns formed by sunlight and shade... The eye-catching contrast produced by back lighting... The interplay of light and dark creates images that seem real enough to lift off the screen. In the movies we watch, the clever manipulation of highlights and shadows can create enormous emotional power. That's the kind of power you get with the Z series. Sanyo is now part of the Panasonic Group and officially discontinued its production and sales of projectors in 2012.

  • Resolution in pixels 1,280 x 720 (HDTV)
  • HDMI input
  • Contrast ratio 7,000 : 1
  • 12-bit color processing (1.07 billion colors)
  • Fan noise level: 22 dB (Eco) / 26 dB (Normal Mode)
  • 2x wide angle zoom lens
  • Vertical and horizontal Lens-Shift-Function
  • Automatic Shutter

Sanyo PLV-Z4 Projector Specifications

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Projector Central Highly Recommended Award
Highly Recommended Award

Our Highly Recommended designation is earned by products offering extraordinary value or performance in their price class.

Performance
4.5
Features
Ease of Use
Value

MSRP
$2,995
User Reviews
(93) Review this Projector
Awards
Highly Recommended
Status
Discontinued
Now part of Panasonic
Released
September 2005
Warranty
3 Years
 
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White Brightness
1,000 ANSI Lumens
Resolution
1280x720
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (HD)
Contrast
7,000:1
Dynamic Contrast
7,000:1
Dynamic Iris
Yes
Display Type
0.70" 3LCD Chips
Color Processing
8-bit
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 575i, 575p, 480p, 480i
Data Modes
MAX 1280x1024

Lamp Type
145W UHP bulb

Included Lens
2x manual zoom , manual focus
Optional Lenses
No
Lens Shift
Horizontal +/-50% & Vertical +/-100%
Throw Distance
8.1' - 30.2'  Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size
40.00" - 300.00"
Throw Ratio
1.39:1 - 2.77:1
Projector Placement
For a
"
diagonal screen, place the projector lens between 10'-1" and 20'-2" from the screen.
Digital Keystone
Vertical only

Projector Size
5.00" x 15.00" x 12.00"
Weight
11.0 lbs
Internal Speakers
No
Power
210 Watts 100V - 240V
Features
Short-Throw
Additional Features
Variable Twin IRIS system, Power Lens IRIS and Lamp IRIS. Motorized lens cover.

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ANSI LUMENS  is the most commonly accepted industry standard brightness measurement. The ANSI lumen rating measures the brightest white that a projector can produce by averaging nine light meter measurements taken across the projected image.

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BUYER BEWARE   Either this projector's brightness specification does not cite an industry-accepted unit of measurement, or according to our calculations it seems unlikely that this projector is capable of producing the manufacturer's cited brightness specification.

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