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Sanyo PLC-XL50

Sanyo PLC-XL50
alaScore 83

11 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Sanyo PLC-XL50. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and price are overall positive. The image quality and size also get good views.

size, image quality, price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sanyo PLC-XL50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Sanyo PLC-XL50 Projector


Business-class projector is a good fit when space is tight, but the cost isn't so small.

Close-range projection ; Flexible horizontal or vertical placement

No digital input ; Doesn't support PC-less presentations

The PLC-XL50 carries a hefty price tag. But its ability to display big images in small spaces is unmatched

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Richard Jantz (

Sanyo PLC-XL50


Your conference room may be cramped, but that doesn't mean your presentations have to be tiny. Sanyo's $4999 PLC-XL50 business-class projector can display an 80-inch diagonal image at just 3 inches from a wall or screen, making it ideal for use in...

Close-range projection ; Flexible horizontal or vertical placement

No digital input ; Doesn't support PC-less presentations

A good fit when space is tight, but the cost isn't so small.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : M. David Stone (

Sanyo PLC-XL50


The Sanyo PLC-XL50 projects a 60-to-80-inch diagonal image from just inches away from the screen.

Incredibly short throw, with 75-inch diagonal image at 3 ; inches ; from screen. Bright image. Vibrant colors.

Big and heavy. Setup takes more work than with most projectors. Maximum 80-inch diagonal image.

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Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Tom Andry (

Sanyo PLC-XL50 Ultra Short-Throw Projector


Sanyo showed off their PLC-XL50 LCD Short-Throw Projector at CES this year. In order for Sanyo to shorten the projection distance of the PLC-XL50, new large diameter aspheric lens and high-precision

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Bill Livolsi (

Sanyo PLC-XL50 Review


The XL50 is arguably Sanyo's most unique projector offered to date, and can simplify projector installation in almost every instance.

The Sanyo PLC-XL50 is a projector with a purpose, designed to do one thing and do it well - project large images in little throw distance. It succeeds in this venture spectacularly. At $2900 street, the XL50 is a reasonably priced alternative to large...

Mar, 2008

Product Specifications

PRODUCT FEATURES: Ultra-short focus projector: enabling an 80-inch projection from a distance of only 8.2 cm Brightness: 2,000 ANSI lumens Resolution: 1,024 x 768 (XGA) Designed for horizontal & vertical installation Versatile use, including floor space projection, tabletop projection and wall-mounted projection Key lock function, pin code lock, audio alarm feature

Audio Output


Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Display Resolution Abbreviation:XGA
Image Brightness:2000ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:600:1
Max Image Size:2.03m / 203cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Min Image Size:1.52m / 152cm
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Recommended Use of Projector:Presentation and multimedia
Type:LCD projector


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sanyo PLC


Bulb power:275
Lamp Type:UHP
Service life of lamp:2000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):3000

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):4.83 / 4.83 - 4.83


Number of built-in speakers:1
RMS rated power:2

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-10 - 60

Other features

Additional accessories:Wall Mount Bracket, Component-Dsub-15 Cable, Scart-Dsub15 Cable
Aspect Ratio:4:3
Audio input:1
Audio output:3.5 mm
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):374 x 495 x 197 / 374 x 495 x 201
F-number (relative aperture):1.85
Lens focal range:1.85
Lens shift:n/a
Lens system:3x 0.8" TFT p-Si microlens
Package dimensions (WxDxH):518 x 639 x 405
Power requirements:100 - 240 V
Projection lamp:LMP-121
Projection lens:Standard Lens
Projector picture size (diagonal):60 - 80 / 60" - 80"
Special features:stand for vertical setting
Video compatibility mode:UXGA/WXGA/SXGA/XGA/SVGA/VGA

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes


Dot clock scanning frequency:140
Horizontal scan range:15 - 100
Noise Level:34
Plug and Play: Yes
Vertical scan range:50 - 100

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1 / 3
Composite Video In:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:2


Power Consumption (Standby):10
Power consumption (typical):330 / 390


Contrast ratio (typical):600:1
Keystone correction, vertical:-5 - 5
Matrix size:2.03
Projection distance:-0.04/0.09
Projection Technology:LCD
Projector brightness:2000
Projector native resolution:XGA (1024x768)

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:2000hour(s)
Bulb type:UHP

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:12.8