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Sanyo PLV-Z700 3LCD Home Theater Video Projector

Sanyo PLV-Z700 Video Projector

Sanyo PLV-Z700 MSRP: $1,995


Not only is it full HD (1920 x 1080), the PLV-Z700 achieves deep, rich, and very importantly, accurate color. This is automatically accomplished thanks to SANYO’s exclusive TopazReal HD Technology, a 3D color management system that addresses color phase and color level to obtain perfect color reproduction. The PLV-700’s color management system can generate a total of approximately 216 billion possible color combinations. This new color management system was designed to optimize the potential of deep color from either of the projector’s two HDMI inputs.

Rated at 1200 lumens, the PLV-Z700 projector is capable of an incredible 10,000:1 contrast ratio for superlative black levels, even in ambient light. Plus it has a newly-developed, high-efficiency lens that maximizes image details for exceptional optical performance.

Sanyo's PLV-Z7000 is outfitted with the industry’s most advanced lens shifting function. When coupled with the projector’s short throw capability and 2x zoom, the Sanyo PLV-700 projector can create a large screen image in any size room and from virtually any location. The lens shifting function allows wide-range shifting up or down to three screen sizes and left to right to two screen sizes. The throw design of the PLV-Z700 projector, which is capable of projecting a 100-inch diagonal image from 10 to 20 feet away, makes it extremely suitable for small to mid-size home theaters.

A 1200 lumen projector generates a tremendous amount of heat and requires a high quality fan to ensure proper operation. At this level of brightness, the fan is ‘on’ most of the time and the noise can be extremely loud and disruptive, especially in smaller home theaters where the projector and the audience are in the same vicinity. To promote greater enjoyment of the film and to reduce noise levels during quiet passages of a film, the Sanyo PLV-Z700 projector is equipped with the industry’s quietest fan, a large aperture, low noise Sirocco cooling fan that never rises above 19dB in the economy mode.


  • Full High-Definition at 1920 x 1080 Resolution
  • Exclusive TopazReal HD Technology and 3D Color Management System
  • 1200 ANSI Lumens and 10,000:1 Contrast Ratio for Superlative Black Levels, Even in Ambient Light
  • Equipped with the Industry's Most Advanced Lens Shifting Function
  • Create a Large Screen Image in any Size Room
  • Project a 100-inch Diagonal Image from 10 to 20 Feet Away
  • Suitable for Small to Mid-size Home Theaters
  • Equipped with the Industry's Quietest Fan
  • Weighs in at 16.5 lbs


Resolution 1920 x 1080
Brightness (typical) 1200 ANSI Lumens
Uniformity 85% (corner to center)
LCD Panel System 0.7" TFT Poly-Silicon x 3 (16:9)
Number of Pixels 6,220,800(2,073,600 x 3)
Contrast Ratio 10,000:1 (vivid mode)
Projection Image (diag.) 40" - 300"
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Throw Distance 3.9' - 60.4'
Zoom/Focus 1x to 2.0x, Manual driven
Lens Shift Manual (Up/Down/Left/Right)
Up/Down/Left/Right Ratio Up/Down: 3: -1 ~ -1:3 (-1V/Center/+1V)
Left/Right: 10:0 ~ 0:10 (-0.5H/Center/+0.5H)
Digital Keystone Correction No
Projection System Dichroic mirror & 4P prism system w/ PBS
Projection Lens F2.0 ~ 3.0 / f0.9” ~ 1.8”
Lens Throw Ratio 1.35 ~ 2.7:1
Projection Lamp 165W UHP
Scanning Frequency H: 15~80kHz, V: 50~100Hz
(auto sense/select)
Dot Clock 100MHz (Analog RGB / Component)
HDTV signal 480i/480p/575i/575p/720p/1080i/1080p (HDMI/Component)
Computer Compatibility WXGA/SXGA/XGA/SVGA/VGA/MAC
Voltage 100V-240V AC; 50/60Hz (auto voltage)
BTU Rating 839 / 638 (Eco mode)
dB Rating 21dBA (Eco mode)
Power Consumption 246W / 187W (Eco mode)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 15.7” x 5.7” x 13.6” (not including protrusion)
Net Weight 16.5 lbs
User Maintenance Clean air filters, replace lamp assembly
Input Terminals
  Component Video 1
Y, Pb/Cb, Pr/Cr (RCA x 3)
  Component Video 2 Y, Pb/Cb, Pr/Cr (RCA x 3)
  S-Video S-Video (Mini DIN 4-pin x 1)
  Composite Video Video (RCA x 1)
  Computer Analog RGB (D-Sub 15)
  HDMI 19-Pin DVI HDMI (19-pin Ver.1.3b) x 2
  Communication RS-232C/ Service Port (Mini DIN 8-pin)
Included Accessories Owner's Manual (Quick manual & CD ROM); Illuminated Infrared Remote Control; AC Power Cord (6.6’); 2 AA batteries; Air blower
Optional Accessories 610 336 5404 – Replacement Lamp
645 092 8710 – Replacement Remote
POA-MCSRL – Serial Control Cable
FCC Rating Class B, UL Listed
Warranty 3-years parts & labor; 90-days lamp (original);30-days lamp
(replacement) Quick Repair Program under warranty

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