Awesome value for price - owned it now for 6 years
24 July 2014
Summary: Its quite unfortunate that this line or even sanyo projectors don't exist today - I remember reading they were acquired by Panasonic. I got mine in fall 2008 for a under $1000 price, when they were offering mail in rebates on this model. Installation is pretty straightforward like any projector( you can invert the picture if you do a ceiling mount).
Summary: Personal Experience Love the projector but... Problems Be warned, Sanyo does not stand behind their replacement bulbs. My replacement bulb ($300) lasted 75 days, but they only cover 30 days - that's not acceptable and I'll never buy another Sanyo product because of it (despite really liking the projector).
Summary: WOW! this thing is absolutely amazing. PS3 with move, Blueray DVD surrond sound system and 10 foot diagonal screen from this projector is certainly good times. I have about 1000 hours on the bulb and it look as good as day one. I cannot beleave the quality for the price. Would highly recommend to anyone. Update: Three years and still couldn't be happier. First bulb and absolutely no issues, still could not recommend this projector enough.
Summary: Great Projector for dedicated home theater. Color, with some minor tweaking, is incredible and the black levels are good enough to make you believe you're looking at a huge plasma TV. At 720P people might be tempted to spend more more for a 1080p projector but if you're not going to solely use it for Blue Ray then your are wasting money.
Summary: I have been using a Sony 1272 CRT projector for the last 8.5 years. It has served us well and we've been pleased with it. A few months ago it started having some deflection problems and, not knowing how to fix it myself or knowing anyone around who could fix it, I decided it was time to retire the old projector. Our theater room seating is about 12' - 14' away from the 92" 16:9 screen. We have decent but not great ambient light control.
Summary: Personal Experience I just replaced my Panasonic PT-L500U with this Sanyo PLV-Z60. I originally planned to go up to one of the cheap 1080P projectors but decided not too after doing some research. As far as I'm concerned I don't believe you can buy a better High Def projector for the money. I paid $639.00 off of Amazon. With just a little tweaking I have three settings that are near perfect.
Summary: First projetor purchase for my new basement. Looks great in cinema mode and fantastic for movies. Lose some for sports but in high def they still look great. Experience is great. set up is a snap. Installation is easy. Fan a little loud but not bad with good sound system. Really love it!
Summary: I've owned the PLV-Z60 for 7 months (100+ hours of operation) now and find it to be a very good projector for smaller screens. I have a 72" screen and find the IQ to be very good. Note: If you want a screen of 90" or bigger then get a 1080P projector. Carlton Bale has an excellent web site that discussing this resolution/screen-size issue. My unit has a slightly noisy fan even when using Cinema mode ................ hence the 4 star rating.
Summary: Personal Experience Wow, what a great experience. This was my first projector purchase and I couldn't be happier with my decision. I had to hang it 13' from the wall and wanted a 100" screen. Using the projector calculator on this site, there weren't that many projectors that easily fit this criteria that weren't super expensive. I may end up getting a 1080 projector when this lamp goes out, but so far, I absolutely love this projector.