Summary: Personal Experience Looks like I will be the oldest review! I purchased this when they first came out. It is now more than 5 years later and it is still current. No, it doesn't have a HDMI input, but thankfully the HDMI only mode of HD disks has been disabled (for now). With 720p and 1080i input, fed with a Blu-Ray player, this thing rocks. The fan is noisier than the latest projectors, but the image is brighter (though the contrast is a bit less).
Summary: Personal Experience Bought it new in dec 2005 for $500 and could not be more delighted. Best picture in Hd that i have seen i know it is old tech but i have seen the newer ones and they just dont have what this has. Crisp clean image.
Summary: Personal Experience I also purchased my PLV-60HT a few years ago but I am still holding off upgrading. Does great with DVD and HD material. It has a number of inputs and is built like a Tank (weighs 20 lbs). Excellent overal featurs (motorized lens shift is a real plus). Although "dated" it still wows my home theater audience. This wasTHE BEST site unseen piece of electronics I have ever purchased. Now still available as the PLV-60K.
Summary: Personal Experience This is an excellent projector. I have purchased over 4 years ago with moderate use. I'm on my third bulb (one blew in the machine with no damage). I hope to keep using for an additional 2 or 3 years (1080p with variable iris control). It looks even better with high definition. There are better projectors now for less money. At the time, this was the best widescreen value around. I'm still a happy purchaser.
Summary: Personal Experience goes thru alot of bulbs, pricey bulbs, dust is always a problem , filters clog too easily, i think it runs hot, also have had alot of pixel failures or interm. turn ons, which sanyo says is normal, there's nothing worse than seeing even one stuck on, uncooperative service crew in california.
Summary: Personal Experience I love this projector, I have been using this heavily for two years + now. I have HD Cable w/ DVR, a DVD and a Xbox all running through this fantastic machine. I have had friends who own plasma's and other high end tv's relate that nothing even compares. This is a great projector.
Summary: Personal Experience Very crisp image with my Sony HD-200 pushing 1080i on a 120" 16:9 screen. Incredible color depth. The fan is a bit noisy and annoyingly variable in speed - this thing puts off some serious heat. Problems No problems to speak of after 2 years of service.
Summary: Personal Experience I chose the PLV-60 for my dedicated home theater based on reviews and research. I was unable to see one locally before purchase. The day she arrived and I first powered her up my jaw dropped! What an incredible projector! There's virtually NO screen door effect, super crisp image, and the color is breathtaking. Thank you Sanyo, I love it!
Summary: Personal Experience I did some extensive comparisons on this Sanyo in comparison to the Sony HS10 Cineza. Some facts: Sony suggested retail: $2995 Sanyo suggested retail :$5995, both can be purchased for @ $2700 Each has the same lumins & other specs. The Sanyo weights twice as much=more projector for the money. The Sony is rated 4 stars with numerous problems, the Sanyo is rated 5 star. I bought the Sanyo and have been very pleased.