Conclusion: An excellent projector that’s easy to use and comes at an extremely fair price! The crisp HDTV picture impresses, and clever control technology compensates for the device’s limited contrast. In brief: A superb projector for smaller rooms and smaller budgets! Excellent: The Sanyo PLV-Z 700 stands out with motorized lens-protection and lens-shift — far from a matter of course in this price class!
Pros: Great 24p movie picture., Highly versatile (lens-shift and zoom)., Comprehensive video processing., Fair price.
Excerpt: Two dramatic changes strike me about the progress made by the makers of digital projectors over the last decade. First and foremost is their almost total success in conquering the "screen-door" problem, even in LCD projectors. It wasn’t too long ago that the black bars competed with the picture; these days, you have to get close to the screen to see any pixel pattern at all.
Sanyo PLV-Z700 1080p 3LCD Home Theater Projector Review
8 October 2008
Conclusion: When you consider all the aspects that make for a good picture; color accuracy, richness, saturation, sharpness, black levels, shadow and highlight details, and so on, the PLV-700 is actually pretty impressive considering it’s the currently lowest price option out there except for one or two closeouts. If I had to pick one area of weakness, like most lower cost projectors, that would be black level performance, but the PLV-Z700 fares well at everything else.
Pros: Most affordable 1080p projector currently shipping (though competition at that price is on the way), With minor performance compromise in “best mode”, average or slightly above average brightness, Very good, post calibration, Sharper than most, image, Really good shadow detail, Dynamic irises on image and lamp, for improved black level performance, Extensive selection of image enhancement processing capabilities, Good image noise performance, Better performance than m...
Cons: Most affordable 1080p projector currently shipping (though competition at that price is on the way), With minor performance compromise in “best mode”, average or slightly above average brightness, Very good, post calibration, Sharper than most, image, Really good shadow detail, Dynamic irises on image and lamp, for improved black level performance, Extensive selection of image enhancement processing capabilities, Good image noise performance, Better performance than m...
Excerpt: Sanyo’s PLV–Z700 is aimed squarely at those looking to get into the HD projector game. But does it deliver everything we want from a top notch picture spitter?
Pros: Sanyo’s entry-level HD effort covers all bases extremely effectively. Its 1080p pictures are crisp, clear and just what you’d expect from something packing two HDMI ports. The 1,200 lumens provide ample pictures in conditions nowhere near pitch black, with the projector adjusting the light levels depending on what you;re feeding through it.
Cons: The PLV–Z700 is somewhat let down when trying to handle standard-definition content, as we found when we hooked up our Tiscali TV box to watch the latest installment of Hollyoaks (don’t judge us! The storylines are gripping). Being aimed at those with a Blu–Ray player or Sky HD however, this is a minor quibble. Try not to push the picture size too big though, as you’ll get plenty of video noise round the edges.
Summary: The projector world has been tough place to survive these past few years. With brands like InFocus and Panasonic delivering great performance at ludicrously low prices, it’s been hard for other to keep on the pace. Sanyo’s been quietly churning out machines of considerable quality, though – and the PLV-Z700 sees the company taking on the big-hitters in prime battle territory, the sub-£1000 price-point.
Excerpt: Projector Reviews Sanyo PLV-Z700 Full High Definition LCD Home Theatre Projector The Sanyo PLV Z700 projector is a 1080p model with an exceptional amount of detail in the image and features quite a high contrast level of 10,000:1. This is similar to the new Epson TW3000 with a similar LCD engine driving the beast and the Z700 also has a similar zoom lens of 2x allowing quite flexible installation.
Summary: Gerade für den dreistelligen Internet-Preis von rund 900 Euro ist der Sanyo PLV-Z 700 nicht nur für Einsteiger eine Wucht. Vor allem die scharfen HDTV-Bilder machen jedes Heimkino zum echten Kino, zumal der Beamer mit seinem flexiblen Lens-Shift und weiten Zoom auch in kleinere Wohnzimmer passt. Gewisse Abstriche bei Kontrast, Helligkeit und Bewegungsdarstellung müssen Nutzer allerdings hinnehmen.
Conclusion: Sanyo przygotowało kilka nowości produktowych w segmencie kina domowego, które trafiają do sklepów pod koniec 2008 roku. Jedną z nich jest projektor PLV-Z700 wyposażony w nowe panele LCD o rozdzielczości Full HD (1920x1080 pikseli). Panele są nowe lecz nie oferują wyższych parametrów technicznych niż stosowane w recenzowanym na naszych łamach starszym modelu PLV-Z2000.
Pros: Dobra jakość obiektywu, Bogaty zestaw gniazd, Solidna budowa, Obiektyw chroniony przed kurzem, Bardzo cichy