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Sanyo-plv-z1.191095
5.9 out of 10

Sanyo PLV-Z1

1/4 HD Wide-screen (16:9) Home Entertainment Projector. 700 AN Read more

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Overall 10
10

Works great in my basment theater room, use in low light settings. A+

gooberman37, Ebay
5 October 2011
  • Summary: Great projector for a DIY theater room. Easy set up and great picture. This is a low lumen projector so use in low light settings. It is installed in my basement theater room where I can have almost zero ambient light.
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Overall 10
9.7
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
10
Reliability 10
10
Construction 10
10

User Review

SAJID QURESHI, Projector Central
21 July 2009
  • Summary: Personal Experience I USED THIS PRODUCT PLV-Z1 I THINK THIS IS EXCELLENT IN THIS PRICE. I ALREADY ANOTHER SANYO PORJECTOR BUT THIS IS THE BEST.
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Overall 10
10

What a great projector!

L. Carvo, Amazon
6 April 2009
  • Summary: I bought it for educational purposes. The various input ports for VGA, Video RCA, Composite Video, and S Video allowed me to install a computer, a VCR, and a DVd player ready to interchange their use when I am giving classes. The instructions giving in the manual are very easy to follow. The images are very good and can be seen clearly without the need of a dark room. The sound of the fan of the proyector is the average and it won't bother much.
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Reliability 10
10
Construction 8
8.0

User Review

ProjectorViewer, Projector Central
4 January 2007
  • Summary: Personal Experience I bought mine as a grade A reconditioned unit on ebay over 3 years ago. It cost me £700 (around $1400 at today's exchange rate but nearer $1000 at the time). It still carried a year's warranty and looked brand new (normally the warranty is 3 years). I picked it up in person and was told the lamp may have been used.
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Overall 7
7.3
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Reliability 6
6.0
Construction 8
8.0

User Review

Grizzly, Projector Central
26 November 2006
  • Summary: Personal Experience This replaced a Epson S1. Was happy with the 16x9 image and the bargain basement price $499. But 300+ hours later the lamp dies. With this short lamp life the bargain Sanyo turns into a money pit! The Epson had almost 1500 hours (still burning bright) when I sold it. Problems Short lamp life.
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Overall 9
9.3
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Reliability 10
10
Construction 10
10

User Review

quizmaster, Projector Central
9 November 2006
  • Summary: Personal Experience Been living with this machine for over 3 years now. Picked it up at bargain price, so wasn't expecting too much. However, it has exceeded all my expectations. Not a top performer, but an excellent all-rounder for the money. Problems Very well behaved. Have also found Sanyo very helpful (unlike the makers of my previous projector: Sony). Remote can be a bit tricky, and it's picked up the odd speck of dust inside, but nothing serious to complain about.
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Reliability 10
10
Construction 10
10

User Review

blueberry, Projector Central
9 May 2006
  • Summary: Personal Experience This is an update to the PLV-Z1 that I have owned for close to three years. It has performed flawlessly and has had no warranty issues. It is still running on the original bulb, about 1300 hrs and still going strong. I have also hooked it up to a Sony HDTV recorder and HD images look great. Still waiting for widespread adoption of HD-DVD or Blu-Ray, until then the 960x540 panels are sufficient.
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Overall 10
9.7
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 8
8.0
Reliability 10
10
Construction 10
10

User Review

scott, Projector Central
25 January 2006
  • Summary: Personal Experience Can't beat this product for only $500.00,,,I sit 1.3 times back,,,do see the screen door but not really a issue,,,for $500, great bang for the buck, it's as simple as that!,,,I am sure there are nicer pictures out there, but come on, look what $500 gets you,,,buy this product, you won't be disappointed,,,can't comment on the reliability, just got the projector.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Reliability 10
10
Construction 10
10

User Review

Shoptch, Projector Central
26 November 2005
  • Summary: Personal Experience I found the Z1 for $499.00 new. So I upgraded from my Epson S1. I have to say at that price it was a real bargin. Screen door is almost non-exsistant and colors pop off the screen. Problems None, but I have read that bulb life can be short but at this price $499.00 new, I felt it was worth it.
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Overall 10
10

"Movies are better watched in Theaters... at home"

Pablo Martinez-Castro "mc_kappa", Amazon
2 November 2005
  • Summary: I have enjoyed several films now with this great baby. Resolution is great for the type of projector. Not excellent but absolutely good for seeing a film at home. At least much better than buying a 2 to 3 thousand dlls TV and providing an image that could be as big as twice the biggest TV or even more. Noise is a bad point; but, with an accurate home theater system with the perfect sound level, you forget about the noise.
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