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Sanyo PLV-Z700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The usability and value for money also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sanyo PLV-Z700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Sanyo PLV-Z 700


The Sanyo PLV-Z 700 is a Full HD, LCD projector for the every man. Available since late 2008, Sanyo's entry-level device currently sells for around 1,000 GBP online.

Great 24p movie picture ; Highly versatile (lens-shift and zoom) ; Comprehensive video processing ; Fair price

Mediocre brightness ; Low contrast ; Slight motion-blur

An excellent projector that’s easy to use and comes at an extremely fair price! The crisp HDTV picture impresses, and clever control technology compensates for the device’s limited contrast. In brief: A superb projector for smaller rooms and smaller...

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Sanyo PLV-Z700 16:9 LCD Full HD Projector Reviewed


Sanyo's entry-level projector packs quite a visual punch in terms of color reproduction, contrast and light output. What the PLV-Z700 won't do is put a hurt on your budget for its one of the least expensive, full-featured LCD projectors on the market...

The Sanyo PLV-Z700 is a phenomenal projector in many ways and one that most consumers would be happy to own, but there are a few issues that keep it from being mistaken for a reference-grade projector. For starters, the lack of digital keystone...

The Sanyo PLV-Z700 HDTV LCD projector is a benchmark product for consumers looking to get into the front-projection game on a budget. Packed with features and one of the most brilliant and colorful pictures you're going to find this side of $5,000, the...

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Sanyo PLV-Z700 Review


Sanyo continues its tradition of delivering aggressively priced home theater projectors that deliver exceptional performance.


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Sanyo PLV-Z700


Sanyo is a company focused providing the necessary features and settings to have a high-end product. The Sanyo PLV-Z700 is one of their mid-range home theater models. It packs enough power to satisfy most people and is well worth the price. We were...

The 10,000:1 contrast ratio and two HDMI slots are very nice to additions to this projector

Sanyo’s site could have better help and support

The Sanyo PLV-Z700 is a well-rounded, mid-range product for home use.

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Sanyo PLV-Z700 LCD Projector


John gets to grips with Sanyo's PLV-Z700 - a Full HD LCD projector for around £1,000.

The only time things start to get a little complicated - but mostly in a good way - is when you start delving into the Z700's on-screen menus. For these contain a really remarkably long list of features for such a cheapo projector.

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Stuff magazine


Sanyo's sub-£1000 projector promises super-quiet operation and bags of detail – can it do enough to worry the likes of InFocus and Panasonic?

The projector world has been tough place to survive these past few years. With brands like InFocus and Panasonic delivering great performance at ludicrously low prices, it's been hard for other to keep on the pace.

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Sanyo PLV-Z700


If you're looking for a projector under a grand that delivers all-round, the Sanyo ticks all boxes

Thorough, Full HD spec; simple set-up; quiet in operation; detailed, classy images

The design won't get your pulse racing

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Sanyo PLV-Z700


Superb performance-per-pound value ensures this should be on any budget projector shortlist

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Sanyo - PLV-Z700


With prices tumbling, projectors are fast becoming a realistic alternative to large-screen LCD or plasma TVs. Sanyo's latest, the PLV-Z700, features a 16:9 native resolution of 1,920 x 1,080, which means it's perfect for Full HD ...

If you don't plan on providing it with much HD content, there are plenty of cheaper projectors available. But if you want to experience 1080p video in its full glory, the Sanyo PLV-Z700 is currently one of the cheapest Full HD projectors around, and as...

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Sanyo PLV-Z700 Full Definition Home theatre projector


The Sanyo PLV Z700 projector is a 1080p model with an exceptional amount of detail in the image and features quite a high contrast level of 10,000:1. This is similar to the new Epson TW3000 with a similar LCD engine driving the beast and the Z700 also...

Sanyo Oceania have recently added on an unprecedented 3 year warranty on the projector AND lamp. This coupled with the the quality build expected from one of the few projectors still made in Japan makes the PLV-Z700 a top notch projector (As long as...


Product Specifications

The Home Cinema LCD Projector PLV-Z700 makes a Full HD digital home theater projector a part of your living room! It brings theater-like style to home with large-screen projection. With built-in Full HD panel, you can enjoy high quality and high resolution from the latest sources, such as Blu-ray and HD digital terrestrial broadcasting.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Color Support:Up to 10.7 billion colors
Color Support:Up to 10.7 billion colors
Image Brightness:1200ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:10000:1
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Max Screen Distance:60ft
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

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)