Sanyo PLV-Z1home theatre projector

The latest offering in Sanyo’s home theatre range, the PLV-Z1 projector features 700 ANSI lumens brightness, has a minimum projection distance of 1.1m and is stated to throw a diagonal image from 76cm to approximately 5.8m. The unit has a maximum resolution of 1280x1024 with a touted aspect ratio of 16:9 and contrast ratio of 800:1.

Weighing 3.4kg, the PLV-Z1 has an average sized footprint with dimensions of 333x108.5x246.5mm (WxHxD). Connectivity includes ports for VGA and S-Video input, single RCA video and component video output. As this unit is aimed at the home theatre market, there are no in-built speakers.

Sitting atop the unit are buttons for power on/off, menu, input, source and navigation. Four individual LEDs cover lamp replacement, temperature warning, and readiness of the unit and the lamp.

The supplied remote is fully featured and is easily navigated, with luminous buttons. Digital keystone correction (+/-20º) was easy to use when adjusting the image at the viewer’s discretion.

Under testing conditions, the PLV-Z1 has a stated noise dissipation of 25dB in Economy mode, which is very quiet for a projector of this size.

The LCD lens has manual zoom and focus controls, coupled with lens shift rings to move the image on the horizontal and vertical axes. An informative manual and colour-coded connections ease the setup pain.

A slight gripe — the PLV-Z1 doesn’t appear to support wall or roof mounting.

In brief: Sanyo PLV-Z1
The price may be a bit steep for the average user, but the home theatre enthusiast should revel in the widescreen glory.
Price: $4499
Distributor: Sanyo
Phone: 1300 360 230
URL: www.sanyo.com.au

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