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Sanyo PLV-Z2000

Sanyo PLV-Z2000
alaScore 87

114 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and noise. The design and value for money are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sanyo PLV-Z2000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 4 user reviews of Sanyo PLV-Z2000 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sanyo PLV-Z2000 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Projectors on

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sanyo PLV Z2000 - LCD projector - 1200 ANSI lumens - 1920 x 1080 - widescreen - High Definition 1080p

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Affordable Projectors for Non-Dedicated Home Theater Rooms - Sanyo PLV-Z2000 1080p Projector


Front projectors have been the gold standard in home theater for many years. But until recently, front projection meant a CRT-unit the size of a coffee table mounted to the ceiling. It only looked good if you turned your room into a bat-cave, was very...

I could not have picked a better product than the Sanyo PLV-Z2000 to begin the series. It provides an incredible amount of flexibility in room placement, and with its shuttered door and quiet fan, can be placed in on a coffee table in the middle of the...


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Sanyo PLV-Z2000


Review: Both front projectors and flat-panel HDTVs are plummeting in price while offering more and more in the way of features and performance. Sanyo's LCD-based PLV-Z2000, is an extremely well-priced, 1080p resolution projector that delivers...

Accurate color decoding; independent memory per input; comprehensive connectivity; includes both horizontal and vertical lens shift

Primary and secondary color accuracy is way off, particularly red and green

While Sanyo's PLV-Z2000 1080p projector does have some performance shortcomings, it's nonetheless a very good value.

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Sanyo PLV


The PLV-Z2000 features a new 3D color management system with a high contrast ratio of 15,000:1, along with an advanced lens shifting function and the industry's quietest fan system. The PLV-Z2000 delivers rich, deep and accurate colors due to SANYO's...

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Sanyo PLV-Z2000 1080P 3-Chip LCD Front Projector Reviewed


By far the least expensive Sanyo projector available but is the PLV-Z2000 3-Chip LCD front projector any good? Home Theater weighs in on when is it time to save versus spend when it comes to high definition front projectors....

The projector uses full 1920 x 1080P HD three-chip LCD in this first-generation light engine ; A very quiet fan makes the projector almost sonically invisible, producing only 19.2 db SPL ; Reasonable black level and contrast ratio, with a minimum of...

Color primaries are a bit off, with both red and green being more deeply saturated than they are supposed to be ; Once everything is connected to all inputs, there is very little room to maneuver ; The contrast ratio is nowhere near 15,000:1; it's...

How do you know when you're enjoying a movie or television program? When you're not fiddling with the projector or remote control. With the Sanyo PLV-Z2000, you can just take it out of the box, hook up your sources, and off you go to the movies. It is...

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Sanyo PLV-Z2000 Projector


Leave it Sanyo to come up with a novel way to ensure that a projector's lens cap can never be accidentally lost. Perhaps taking its cue from late 1960's muscle car design (the 1967 Camaro SS comes to mind), its PLV-Z2000 features a motorized sliding...

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Sanyo PLV-Z2000 1080p LCD Projector


Sanyo's PLV-Z2000 is at $2,699 after a manufacturer's $300 rebate. That's a lot of pixels for the money. Let's take a look.

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It is a great time to be a home theater enthusiast. Sure, the format war between rivals HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc has been distracting. But the price of 1080p projectors has fallen from the stratosphere to price levels many can actually afford. Prices of...

Good Value, ? Easy placement with H/V Lens shift and 2:1 zoom lens, ? Whisper Quiet, ? No Light Spill into room

Not very bright, ? Poor Documentation (Mounting screw size unavailable), ? Black levels could be improved, ? Cosmetic's of exterior case not fitting snugly together

Going into this review I wasn't sure what type of image to expect from a "budget" 1080p projector. While the image produced is quite acceptable, there are a few shortcomings that I found. Most notable was light output that wasn't quite as bright as I...

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Sanyo PLV-Z2000 3LCD Projector


Introduction There is no doubt that HDTVs in general are getting more affordable, meaning more accessible to the masses, while performance and features are improving to a degree. Front video projectors are no exception to this trend. Enter Sanyo's...

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Sanyo PLV-Z2000 projector and remote


SANYO has finally done it: a 1080p home theater projector with beautiful picture quality at a reasonable price. The one we've been waiting for has arrived.

Let's face it; I love the SANYO PLV-Z series projectors and the Z2000 has done nothing to change that opinion. I still have a PLV-Z2, and I've coveted the Z5 since our original review. But the Z2000 is really the one I've been waiting for. When fed...

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Sanyo PLV-Z2000


We'll get into the details throughout the review, but perhaps most importantly (along with the low price point), is the watchability of the PLV-Z2000. I logged over 40 hours of viewing, including a couple hours of watching it side by side with the...

Least expensive 1080p projector ; Extremely natural and film-like ; Very good at revealing shadow details ; Good out of the box performance, with only minor adjustments needed (Pure Cinema mode) for excellent color accuracy ; Vertical and Horizontal...

Brightness! At 363 measured lumens in best mode, 2nd lowest of all 1080p projectors measured to date ; Documentation: User Manual is only on CD (nuisance) setup guide is in book form, but lacks len shift info, making it incomplete ; Brightest modes...

Sanyo could have done a bit better on black levels, but they are good, just not great

Product Specifications

PRODUCT FEATURES: Widescreen LCD Projector 14-Bit Gamma Correction 1,200 ANSI Lumens (Vivid Mode) 15000:1 Contrast Ratio Full HD Resolution at 1080p offering a full 1920x1080 Exclusive Topaz Real HD Technology 3D Color Management System Lens Maximization of Image Detail New Optical System for Reliability and Performance (D.I.O.S.) Advanced Lens Shift for Various Room Environments Virtually Silent Fan Design Illuminated Infrared Remote Control Included AC Power Cord Included Net Weight 16.1 lbs

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
HD Image Format:1080p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1200ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:15000:1
Max Image Size:25ft / 300in
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Max Screen Distance:60ft
Min Image Size:3.3ft / 40.2in
Min Screen Distance:4ft
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:LCD projector


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sanyo PLV

Projector Lamp

Lamp Type:UHP

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video
Digital Video Standard:High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)