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Sanyo PLV-Z4000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Sanyo PLV-Z4000. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the black level and price. The noise and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the reliability. There are some negative reviews about the design.

image quality, usability, noise, price, black level


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sanyo PLV-Z4000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 46 reviews)

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Expert review by: Anthony Arrigo (

Sanyo PLV-Z4000


Let's get one thing straight up front. Regardless of what's different, and what's not, this Z4000 absolutely puts a better image on the screen than the Z3000 we reviewed when it came out

Good color accuracy post calibration in "best" mode (extremely minor yellow push) ; Rich, dynamic image in "brightest" mode, with extremely good picture quality, for a brightest mode ; Excellent shadow detail performance ; Black level performance...

More difficult to calibrate than most, and lacks separate color gain and offset for grayscale calibration ; Slight yellow/green push, noticeable on skin tones, may be correctable with adjustments in the Color Management section ; While black levels are...

The PLV-Z4000 gets an award. Sanyo may have improved only little things, but the result was a better projector at a slightly lower price - more value. I considered at length our Hot Product Award, but, sports fan that I am, even with my points about...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Adrienne Maxwell (

SANYO PLV-Z4000 LCD Projector Reviewed


Few companies offer the level of performance, in terms of resolution, color, contrast, brightness and daily livability for the price than Sanyo and their PLV-Z4000 LCD Projector continues the tradition. Retailing for less than its counterparts the...

The PLV-Z4000 has a 1080p resolution and can accept 24p sources ; This 120Hz projector offers either a Smooth mode or a 5:5 pulldown mode for film sources ; Multiple lamp modes allow you to tailor the projector's light output to suit your viewing...

The setup menu only offers global RGB controls, as opposed to high and low settings, to adjust white balance ; The PLV-Z4000 lacks a 12-volt trigger ; The zoom, focus and lens-shift controls are manual, not motorized

The PLV-Z4000 has an MSRP of $2,495, but it is actually available for under $2,000 through legitimate outlets. That makes it an excellent value in the world of 1080p projection, yet it does not skimp on features to achieve that price point. This SANYO...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Jim Hill (

Sanyo PLV-Z4000 review


Sanyo's breadbin-style projector update squeezes more quality from its 3LCD chipset for less cash

Useful optical lens shift ; appealing film-like image resolution ; very quiet fan

Unrealistic colours ; yellow tint ; hardly improves on PLV-Z3000

Jan, 2011

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Sanyo PLV-Z4000 review


Sanyo's breadbin-style projector update squeezes more quality from its 3LCD chipset for less cash

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Sanyo PLV-Z4000


This LCD projector isn't much of an upgrade from its predecessor and be prepared for some tweaking.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: (

Sanyo PLV-Z4000 review


Sanyo's PLV-Z4000 looks exactly its predecessor, the Z3000, and it's just as ugly. Like its predecessor, it has plenty of features, including motion-smoothing frame interpolation, lens shift and even a sliding door to protect the lens, rather than an...

This ugly projector doesn’t quite make it to the top of the class, but it has plenty of features and good image quality.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (

Sanyo PLV-Z4000


With a fresh rate twice that of some standard home projectors, the Sanyo PLV-Z4000 is adept at displaying the fast action sequences so often a feature of Hollywood action movies. The PLV-Z4000 had a contrast ratio of 65000:1 and displays full 1080p...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: iogurt (

Best I\'ve ever had


Using the projector for watching HD TV and I have over 300 Hidef movies... never getting bored! The picture quality is just amazing. And the different pre-set modes for the pictures are useful. The only thing that could be better about the projector...

Easy To Setup","Easy to use","Great picture quality","Reliable Performance

Have been known to break

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: barneylg (

Sanyo PLV-Z4000 LCD Projector

Mar, 2011