Conclusion: The Z2000 is one of Sanyo’s best projectors. But competition is tough in this sector — Full HD projectors are by no means rare these days, and some are now even available for less than 1,000 GBP. The Sanyo’s biggest selling points are its living-room-friendly optics and design, and the excellent “Pure cinema” preset. On the other hand, a bit more brightness and contrast wouldn’t have gone amiss.
Pros: Loads of presets and picture controls., Very quiet., Versatile positioning, thanks to wide zoom and lens shift.
Cons: Could be brighter; could have more contrast., Poor interlaced-PAL processing.
Conclusion: The Sanyo PLV-Z2000 is a big box that delivers an even bigger picture. Images were crisp, set-up was easy and the gaming and TV viewing fantastic. Despite the size issue, it is one of the best performing projectors on the market under $2500.
Epson 1080 vs. Sanyo PLV-Z2000 Home Theater Projector
4 July 2008
Conclusion: We’ll be doing another head to head with the 1080UB vs the Sanyo PLV-Z2000. This will be an apple to apple comparison, given that both units with feature the newest technology. Given the exceptional performance of the non UB 1080 compared to the Sanyo PLV-Z000, we can’t help but look forward to even better performance from the 1080UB. Bear in mind that this comes at a significantly higher price tag.
Epson 1080UB vs. Sanyo PLV-Z2000 Home Theater Projector
4 July 2008
Conclusion: The Epson 1080UB is a great projector. It does everything very, very well. It’s a perfect replacement for more expensive Sony's and JVC's, which can cost twice as much. Do yourself a favour and at least consider the non Ultra Black Epson 1080. Our initial impressions of the two projectors are the same – incredible black levels and rich, lifelike colour. It’s in the details where the 1080UB really begins to shine and separate itself from the competition.
Excerpt: Introduction There is no doubt that HDTVs in general are getting more affordable, meaning more accessible to the masses, while performance and features are improving to a degree. Front video projectors are no exception to this trend. Enter Sanyo’s latest 1080p 3LCD front projector, the PLV-Z2000, which is a perfect example of just such a projector.
Sanyo PLV-Z2000 Home Theater Projector Review: Overview
2 November 2007
Conclusion: There are still two more new, low cost, 1080p projectors to review in the next few weeks, the Panasonic and Epson entries. Both have predecessors, and both claim significant improvements, but we shall have to see how they compare to the Sanyo, when we get them in. The Sanyo PLV-Z2000, in my opinion, does produce the most natural looking and film-like image of any of the under $3000 1080p projectors we have reviewed to date.
Pros: Least expensive 1080p projector, Extremely natural and film-like, Very good at revealing shadow details, Good out of the box performance, with only minor adjustments needed (Pure Cinema mode) for excellent color accuracy, Vertical and Horizontal lens shift with exceptional range for placement flexibility, 2:1 zoom lens for great placement flexibility, Supports HDMI 1.3, with Deep Color, and supports 1080p/24 content, Good remote control, Great warranty, Seven user sav...
Cons: Brightness! At 363 measured lumens in best mode, 2nd lowest of all 1080p projectors measured to date, Documentation: User Manual is only on CD (nuisance) setup guide is in book form, but lacks len shift info, making it incomplete., Brightest modes need adjustment to look better (Dynamic and Vivid), Black levels could be a bit better, Menus (not bad really, just those multiple page menus can make finding some features a pain)., Could use a 3rd HDMI input (I say this of...