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Sanyo PLV-Z5

Sanyo PLV-Z5
alaScore 86

129 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 129 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The usability and value for money are also appreciated.

image quality, price, usability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sanyo PLV-Z5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sanyo PLV-Z5

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 6 user reviews of Sanyo PLV-Z5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk.

image quality, value for money

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sanyo PLVZ5 - High Definition LCD TV Projector

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Amazon.com review summary for Sanyo PLV-Z5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sanyo PLV-Z5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com.

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sanyo PLV Z5 - LCD projector - 1100 ANSI lumens - 1280 x 720 - w

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Sanyo PLV-Z5

 

'Cinqui\xe8me h\xe9ritier de la s\xe9rie PLV de Sanyo, le Z5 est un petit projecteur 3LCD HD Ready capable, sur le papier, de r\xe9aliser des prouesses.'

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Sanyo PLV-Z5 LCD Projector Review

 

The Sanyo PLV-Z5 makes a few improvements on the Z4 platform and keeps itself at the top of a very hot list of 720p projectors that are guaranteed to make any home theater enthusiast almost certain to become a gravitational force on Friday night movie...

Very detailed image with reduced screen door effect ; Excellent calibration out of the box ; Quiet cooling system ; 3000 hour bulb life (max) ; Excellent LCD panel adjustment and maintenance options

No 12VDC trigger ; Only a minor upgrade from the PLV-Z4

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Sanyo PLV-Z5 Home Theater Video Projector Review

 

Stylish and modern, Quiet, Hugely adjustable picture settings, Best in class image quality, Adjustable if sloppy horizontal and vertical lens shift, Great connectivity

Can be prone to dust contamination with long use, Out of box image settings aren't impressive, Initial picture set up can be time consuming, Silver case can be distracting

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Sanyo PLV-Z5 Projector

 

Our resident projector-phile is bowled over by the PLV-Z5, the latest 3-chip high definition LCD home theater projector from Sanyo.

With an estimated "street price" of well under $2,000, the Z5 is a can't-miss for any home theater enthusiast, or really anyone who enjoys watching movies and high definition television in the comfort of their own home. The Sanyo gives you a winning...

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Sanyo PLV-Z5 Projector Review

 

The external appearance of Z5 is not any different than the Z4's, its older counterpart, which was designed on the same guidelines. Many buyers who have seen Z4 may bypass Z5 simply because of the same looks. However, the internal machinery of Z5 is...

Sanyo, with its headquarters in Chatsworth, California, is one of the world's largest LCD projector manufacturers. Sanyo PLV-Z5™ is selling for $1,695.00 plus there is a cash rebate of $200.00 until 01/31/07 from Sanyo. This is a pretty good deal for...

Hot product award by projectorreviews.com

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Sanyo PLV-Z5

 

Reviewing the PLV-Z5 home theater projector, has been an interesting experience. I say this because of expectations. In the LCD class, under $2000, we already reviewed the new Panasonic PT-AX100U, a major improvement (especially brightness and...

Extremely sharp image ; Very good black levels ; Excellent shadow detail ; Extensive control of image quality ; Excellent zoom lens with 2:1 (+) range ; Excellent lens shift range ; Very quiet ; Good manual (on disk) ; Excellent warranty ; Dual HDMI...

Out of the box color accuracy ; Could be brighter ; Remote is cluttered, buttons small and closely packed ; No 12 volt trigger for screen control ; Pixel visibility (more visible than DLP or the Panasonic with Smooth Screen) ; Reds have an orange caste...

The street price of the PLV-Z5 is excellent! Since the Z5 looks to be a bargain, spend a few bucks of your savings, on a calibration disk. Almost all home theater oriented online resellers carry them! You will see the difference

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Highly Rated!

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Sanyo PLV-Z5 Home Theater Video Projector Review

 

Last year, the Sanyo PLV-Z4 earned a very high rating for its image performance, feature set, and placement flexibility. At the time, it was hard to consider how Sanyo would improve upon such an excellent projector. Now, with the release of the PLV-Z5,...

The Z5 uses the same sleek gray casework as the Z4, complete with motorized lens cover. The cover opens automatically when you power the projector on, then closes up again when it's turned off. This will help to keep dust off of the lens without...

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Sanyo PLV-Z5 Projector Review - Overview

 

The Sanyo PLV-Z5 receives its Hot Product Award for it's ability to project a truly superb image for its price, and for its appeal to those buyers highly focused on getting the best movie watching performance their budget will buy.

Extremely sharp image

Out of the box color accuracy

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Expert Review

 

If you're in the market for a top-notch home theatre projector, you can't go wrong with the Sanyo PLV-Z5.

Excellent image quality, quiet operation, wide array of ports, lens shifting, large maximum image size, extensive calibration options

Some banding in the PC mode resolution tests

Product Specifications

SANYO enjoys a well-deserved leadership position in the LCD projector industry. Over the past several years company's breakthroughs in LCD technology have helped lead a tremendous surge in the growth of this industry. Even so, SANYO is continuously striving to meet the challenges and demands of an ever-changing world. SANYO is at the forefront of expanding the possibilities of LCD projectors through the use of advance digital technology. Most SANYO projectors today employ digital technology in a variety of features including digital interfacing (Digital Visual Interface, High-Definition Serial Digital Interface), digital keystone correction, digital progressive scanning, and digital realized interpolation technology. SANYO offers the widest range of projector models in the industry, which means it's a virtual certainty that there will be a SANYO projector to fit the needs of any presenter in any situation. Each category of SANYO projectors contains models that rank at the top of their respective class in terms of brightness, features and versatility. PRODUCT FEATURES: Resolution: 1,280 x 720 (HDTV), Contrast ratio 10,000 : 1; 2 HDMI inputs; Adaptive and dynamic iris; 12-bit color processing (10.7 billion colors); Extremely quiet: 22 dB (Eco Mode); 2x wide angle zoom lens; Horizontal and vertical lens shift function; Automatic shutter.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12in
Height:5in
Weight:11lbs
Width:15in

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Color Support:Up to 10.7 billion colors
Color Support:Up to 10.7 billion colors
HD Image Format:720p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1100ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:10000:1
Max Image Size:33ft / 400in
Max Resolution:1280 x 720
Max Screen Distance:30ft
Min Image Size:3.3ft / 40.2in
Min Screen Distance:4ft
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Portability:Non-portable
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:LCD projector

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sanyo
Model:Z5
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sanyo PLV

Projector Lamp

Lamp Life Cycle:2000hour(s)
Lamp Type:UHP

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)
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