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Sanyo PLV-Z5 Projector

720P Home Theater Projector
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From Sanyo —   The PLV-Z5 boasts the industry's first twin-iris system. Integrating a lens aperture and lamp aperture, this new system delivers true-to life images with outstanding gradation in a variety of viewing environments. Also, SANYO's newly developed TopazReal Technology catalyzes a greater synergy between the brightness level of various lamps and a newly designed LCD panel, achieving a contrast level as high as 10000:1. The PLV-Z5 is guaranteed to deliver crisp, bright, and high-contrast images, even in well-lit environments. Sanyo is now part of the Panasonic Group and officially discontinued its production and sales of projectors in 2012.

  • Twin Iris Mechanism enables super high contrast of 10,000:1
  • 720p High Definition display
  • New "TopazReal" imaging technology
  • HDMI Input
  • Dual Iris light engine
  • Vertical & horizontal lens shift
  • Flexible zoom and lens shift
  • Motorized lens cover
  • Super quite operation

Sanyo PLV-Z5 Projector Specifications

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Now part of Panasonic
October 2006
3 Years
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White Brightness
1,100 Lumens (ANSI)1
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (HD)
Dynamic Iris
Display Type
0.70" 3LCD
Color Processing
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 1080p/50, 480p, 480i

Lamp Type
145W UHP bulb
Lamp Model
POA-LMP94  Buy Replacement Lamp

Included Lens
2x manual zoom , manual focus
Optional Lenses
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"
11.0 lbs
Internal Speakers
210 Watts 100V - 240V
Connection Panel
RS232: DB-9pin

Additional Features
The PLV-Z5 boasts the industry’s first twin-iris system. Integrating a lens aperture and lamp aperture, this system delivers true-to-life images with outstanding gradation in a variety of viewing environments


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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