Published On: September 25, 2008

SANYO Announces Price Breakthrough on New 720p Home Theater Projector

Published On: September 25, 2008

SANYO Announces Price Breakthrough on New 720p Home Theater Projector

If you could have a front projector in your home theater for $1,200 or less could you live without 1080p image quality? That's what electronics giant SANYO is banking on with the release of their new, 720p, PLV-Z60 front projector.

Sanyo_PLV-Z60_projector.gifSANYO, one of the world's largest manufacturers of LCD and DLP projectors introduces the PLV-Z60, a 720p LCD projector that features SANYO's 3D color management system, a contrast ratio of 10,000:1, and an installation-friendly lens shifting function.

The bright PLV-Z60 is equipped with three wide 16:9 HD LCD panels that produce a 1280 720 pixels (2.76 million) image. A 12-bit digital processing IC provides video decoding, scaling and gamma curve generation.

To facilitate ease of installation and operation, the PLV-Z60 is outfitted with SANYO's lens shifting function and a 2x optical zoom, which allows projection of a 100" image from only 9.8 to 20 feet away. The side panel adjustments move the lens vertically and horizontally to project a geometrically accurate and undistorted picture. Fine-tuning of image settings including hue, gamma curve and color levels, enables compensation for specific conditions in any environment. The Advanced Mode provides a range of adjustments to further customize the PLV-Z60's image, such as lens iris adjustment, black level expansion, contrast enhancement, outlines compensation, and RGB offset. For protection of the lens, the PLV-Z60 was equipped with a motor-operated sliding shutter that opens and closes the shutter via the remote control.

A full compliment of input terminals is provided, including two HDMI connections, two sets of component video inputs, along with composite and S-video connections. The D-Sub 15 input is provided for direct connection of a PC.

The PLV-Z60 is equipped with a redesigned internal cooling structure that minimizes fan noise to 22dB in economy mode, critical because a 1200 lumen projector could generate a tremendous amount of heat. At this level of brightness, the fan is 'on' most of the time and the noise can be extremely loud and disruptive, especially in smaller home theaters where the projector and the audience are in close proximity.
"The PLV-Z60 offers a high performance, extremely cost-effective solution for high definition projection," states Mark Holt, Vice President and General Manager for SANYO's Presentation Technologies Division. "The flexibility of installation, the quite fan, and simplicity in user adjustable operations makes the PLV-Z60 an excellent choice for setting up a home theater."

PLV-Z60 Specifications
Contrast Ratio: 10,000:1 (vivid mode)
Brightness: 1200 ANSI lumens
Video Inputs: HDMI x 2, Component x 2, D-sub 15pin, Composite (RCA), S-Video
Control Ports: Mini DIN 8-pin (RS232)
Dimensions: 15 (W) x 5 (H) x 12 (D) inches
Weight: 11lbs.

The PLV-Z60 will be available in September '08 for an MSRP of $1,295.00.

For more information on SANYO's complete line of projectors please call 888-495-3452 or visit www.sanyoPROJECTORS.com.

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