Sanyo Ships PLV-Z5 Projector with 10,000:1 Contrast Ratio
Chatsworth, Calif.-based Sanyo Fisher Co. has rolled out the latest model in its line of home entertainment projectors: the PLV-Z5. The new model offers a 10,000:1 contrast ratio along with a “twin-iris” system, which combines the apertures for the lamp and the lens into a single unit, resulting, according to the company, in smoother gradations in a variety of viewing situations.
The PLV-Z5 is a 720p (1,280 x 720) wide LCD-based projector that features a brightness of 1,100 ANSI lumens and offers 12-bit RGB processing, a 2x zoom and lens shifting capabilities. Other features include:
- TopazReal technology for producing sharper images;
- “3D” color management that allows users to adjust and save gamma curves, hues and levels for individual colors;
- Automatic adjustments in brightness based on the contents of the current scene;
- A remote-controlled sliding shutter for preventing dust from accumulating on the lens.
For connectivity, the PLV-Z5 includes two HDMI connectors, two sets of component video connectors, composite video, S-video and 15-pin D-sub (for connecting to computers with analog outputs).
Sanyo’s PLV-Z5 is available now for $1,695. A $200 mail-in rebate in in effect through Jan. 31, 2007. For more information, visit http://www.sanyo.com.
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