October 13, 2006
We have just posted a new review of the terrific Sanyo PLV-Z5, and in a separate shootout article we compare the PLV-Z5 to the Panny AX100U. Both of these are beautiful projectors, but each is better than the other depending on the environment they are in. The Panny AX100 is the stronger product for ambient light situations, and the Sanyo Z5 is the better unit for dark theater use. The one that is right for you depends on how you intend to use your projector.
We have just been notified that the preliminary contrast specification we had on the PLV-Z5, which was 7500:1, is actually 10,000:1. That makes more sense based on what we were seeing in the tests--the Z5 is indeed visibly higher in contrast than the AX100U. We have updated the new articles and database spec sheet to reflect the correct contrast rating.
We are continuing to work on other new widescreen projectors, and expect two more reviews to be posted next week. This is a busy time of year in the review business, and we appreciate your patience as we work to get these reviews done as fast as we can.
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