Published On: September 25, 2008

SANYO Introduces a New High Contrast, 120Hz Full HD 1080p LCD Front Projector

Published On: September 25, 2008
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SANYO Introduces a New High Contrast, 120Hz Full HD 1080p LCD Front Projector

SANYO has just announced the release of their latest, high contrast, 120Hz-processing LCD based front projector. Along with its impressive brightness and contrast specs the new SANYO projector also features their TopazReal HD 3D color management system.

SANYO Introduces a New High Contrast, 120Hz Full HD 1080p LCD Front Projector

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SANYO_PLV-Z3000_projector.gifSANYO, one of the world's largest manufacturers of LCD and DLP projectors introduces the PLV-Z3000 120Hz Full HD 1080p LCD Projector that features SANYO's exclusive 3D color management system, a contrast ratio of 65,000:1, a lens shifting function and a quiet fan system. The PLV-Z3000 is also the industry's first LCD projector to introduce 5:5 pull down, for accurate delivery of source material.

Replacing the PLV-Z2000, the new PLV-Z3000 offers SANYO's proprietary TopazReal HD technology, which includes 14-bit digital processing and the real-focus HD lens system. TopazReal HD is a 3D color management system that address changes in color phase and color level to obtain color reproduction, producing 1110 times more color combinations than 720p projectors, approximately
216 billion color combinations. This new color management system was designed to optimize the potential of Deep Color via the projectors two HDMI 1.3 inputs.

The PLV-Z3000 is the industry's first projector with a 5:5 pull-down mode, featuring 'Dynamic Predictive Frame Interpolation Technology' that utilizes speeds of 120Hz. This is accomplished by doubling the frame rate from 60 fps to 120 fps using interpolation frame generation technology. The interpolation technology predicts the motion differences between frames and generates five interpolated images to fill the gaps. This image processing improves overall resolution and lowers motion artifacts. It also provides accurate reproduction of 24 fps source material, particularly from HD television broadcasts.

Rated at 1200 ANSI lumens, the PLV-Z3000 is capable of a 65,000:1 contrast ratio. SANYO also introduces a new optical engine that incorporates an additional optical compensating plate to minimize polarized light leakage.

Outfitted with an advanced lens shifting function, and coupled with the projector's short throw capability and 2x zoom, the PLV-Z3000 creates a large screen image in any size room and from virtually any location. The lens shifting function allows wide-range vertical shifting to three screen sizes and horizontal shifting to two screen sizes. The design is capable of projecting a 100-inch diagonal image from 10 to 20 feet away.

The PLV-Z3000 is equipped with a quiet fan, a large aperture, low noise Sirocco cooling type that never rises above 19dB in the economy mode. This is critical because a high performance 1200 lumen projector can 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-Z3000, with SANYO's exclusive TopazReal HD feature set and high contrast ratio, offers home theater users a new reference in high performance, cost-effective 1080p projection, "says Mark Holt, the Vice President and General Manager for SANYO's Presentation Technologies Division. "The flexibility of installation due to our unique lens shifting system and the short-throw distance makes the PLV-Z3000 an excellent choice for home theater viewing."

PLV-Z3000 Specifications
Contrast Ratio: 65,000:1
Brightness: 1200 ANSI lumens
Video Inputs: HDMI 1.3 2, Component x 2, D-sub 15pin, Composite (RCA), S-Video
Control Ports: Mini DIN 8-pin (RS232)
Dimensions: 15.75 (W) x 5.7 (H) x 13.6 (D) inches
Weight: 16.5 lbs.

The PLV-Z3000 will be available December 2008 for an MSRP of $3295.00.

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

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