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Sanyo PLV-Z60 720p LCD Home Theater Projector Review

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10000:1 Contrast Ratio
1200 Lumens
Street Price: n/a

After the release of the PLV-Z5 in October of 2006, Sanyo took a breather in their annual updating of their 720p line of projectors, instead choosing to focus on 1080p. This month, the venerable Z5 was finally taken out of production, and its replacement was announced - this time in a stealthy black case. The Sanyo PLV-Z60, Sanyo's newest 720p offering, gives you 470 real ANSI lumens in video optimized mode. Great contrast and vibrant color bring the image on the screen to life. With very little visible pixelation and excellent placement flexibility, the Z60 is a worthy successor to the excellent Z5. Upon release, street prices should be less than $1,199.


ANSI lumens: 1200

Contrast (full on/off): 10,000:1

Light Engine: 1280x720, native 16:9, 0.7" 3LCD powered by a 145W UHP lamp.

Lamp life: Unspecified. Lamp replacements are $295.

Connection Panel: 2x HDMI inputs, one VGA input, two sets of component YPbPr inputs, one S-Video input, one composite input, one service port, one Kensington lock point, hardwired power on/off switch.

Lens and Throw Distance: 2:1 manual zoom/focus lens with manual H/V lens shift. Throws a 100" diagonal 16:9 image from 10.1' to 20.1'

Warranty: Three years.

The Sanyo PLV-Z60

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Comments (3) Post a Comment
AV Integrated Posted Oct 20, 2008 2:15 PM PST
Absolutely the best graphical representation of projector placement with lens shif that I have seen to date! I think it could still be a little bit more clear on the graphic - or maybe something that could be clicked on for a bigger, more specific view, but this does beat all and makes it very clear how much range there is.
mike Posted Feb 9, 2009 8:29 AM PST
Could anyone comment on the LCD panels used in this projector ? Is it organic or inorganic ? Or does it really matter in that regard ?
Terry Posted Jan 31, 2014 9:03 PM PST
Will an expert tell me where I can order a replacement filter 1 for the Sanyo PLV Z60 projector?

Thanks, Terry

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