1080p Home Theater
Last year we said the PLV-Z2000 was the most attractive home theater projector Sanyo had ever built. The newly released Sanyo PLV-Z700, the company's latest 1080p projector, uses the same design as the Z2000, with identical casework, color, and connection panel. Other than the model number sticker, you can't tell the difference between them from the outside.
With the Z700, Sanyo continues its tradition of delivering aggressively priced home theater projectors that deliver exceptional performance for the money. This is the first 1080p resolution home theater model to come to market with a retail price of under $2,000, and street prices well below that.
The differences between the Z700 and the Z2000 are these:
• The Z700 is a bit lower in lower contrast due to the use of organic LCD panels vs. the inorganic panels in the Z2000.
• Different physical iris mechanism.
• HDMI has been upgraded from version 1.3a to 1.3b.
• Anamorphic stretch mode has been added.
• Retail price has been reduced to $1,995.
ANSI lumens: 1200
Contrast (full on/off): 10,000:1
Light Engine: 1920x1080, native 16:9, three-panel inorganic LCD with 165W UHP lamp.
Video Compatibility: 1080p/60/50/24, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i.
Connection Panel: Two HDMI 1.3b ports, one 15-pin VGA, two 3-RCA component input, one s-video, one composite, one 9-pin DSub serial port.
Lens and Throw Distance: 2.0x manual zoom/focus lens with vertical and horizontal lens shift. Throws a 100" diagonal 16:9 image from 10 to 20 feet.
Lamp Life: Unspecified
Replacement lamp price: $380 retail. Street price closer to $320.
Warranty: Three years.
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