Excerpt: The Epson 720p is an exceptional home theatre projector with incredible image characteristics and an array of user adjustable controls. As we’ve written before, the 720 is a tweaker’s paradise, with powerful controls laid out in a simple, logical manner. The 720p has a large, back lit, user friendly remote, with most of the important functions included right on the remote. The Sanyo PLV-Z5 was a great unit a year ago.
Pros: 2 Year Warranty. However, if electronics are going to fail, they are going to fail right out of the box.
Excerpt: This is the latest in Sanyo's class leading home theatre projector models. It's a 720P HD Home Theatre video projector that has earned it's reputation. The Sanyo PLV-Z5 projector gets great reviews and for good reason – it's great value for dollar. The Z5 features an incredible range of adjustments combined with an easy to use well laid out menu system. It's inexpensive, but don't let the price fool you; this is a carefully laid out, well considered projector.
Pros: Stylish and modern, Quiet, Hugely adjustable picture settings, Best in class image quality, Adjustable if sloppy horizontal and vertical lens shift, Great connectivity
Cons: Can be prone to dust contamination with long use, Out of box image settings aren't impressive, Initial picture set up can be time consuming, Silver case can be distracting
Excerpt: The Sanyo PLV-Z5 makes a few improvements on the Z4 platform and keeps itself at the top of a very hot list of 720p projectors that are guaranteed to make any home theater enthusiast almost certain to become a gravitational force on Friday night movie nights...
Pros: Very detailed image with reduced screen door effect, Excellent calibration out of the box, Quiet cooling system, 3000 hour bulb life (max), Excellent LCD panel adjustment and maintenance options
Cons: No 12VDC trigger, Only a minor upgrade from the PLV-Z4
Summary: Don't be put off by the cheap and nasty looks – this HD-ready Sanyo projector may well be the company's best projector yet. Packed to the rafters with imaging tech and connections, the deal clincher is you can get your mitts on it for less than half its original launch price. Like all good offspring, the fifth-generation 3LCD Sanyo takes the best bits of its predecessors and adds a little magic of its own.
Excerpt: Projector Reviews Sanyo PLV-Z5 High Definition LCD Home Theatre Projector The Sanyo PLV Z5 projector is a 720p model with quite a good amount of detail in the image an features quite a high contrast level of 10,000:1. This is similar to the new Epson TW700 with a similar LCD engine driving the beast and the Z5 also has a similar zoom lens of 2x allowing quite flexible installation.