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Sanyo PLV-Z3000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of Sanyo PLV-Z3000. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and noise. The usability and image quality also get good reviews. There are some negative opinions about the design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sanyo PLV-Z3000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sanyo PLV-Z3000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sanyo PLV-Z3000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the image quality. There are some mixed reviews about the noise.

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60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Sanyo PLV-Z3000 review

 

Keenly priced, frill-free LCD lightbox that excels with HD

Pictures very pleasing overall ; Flexible optics ; Runs very quietly

Disappointing upscaling ; No screen-triggering

Good value and great with HD and NTSC DVDs, but there are a couple of standard-definition niggles

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sanyo PLV-Z3000 LCD Projector

 

It ain't pretty but for under £2,000 the Full HD PLV-Z3000 projector looks like a decent buy.

May, 2012

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sanyo PLV-Z3000 review

 

The heavy-duty grey chassis of Sanyo's PLV-Z3000 LCD projector is ugly but clearly built to last. Instead of an easily-lost detachable lens cap, the PLV-Z3000's lens is hidden behind a sliding shutter, which opens automatically when the projector is...

A reasonably priced projector with typically good LCD image quality, but its colours aren't quite as good as the very best LCD or DLP models.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sanyo PLV-Z3000 review

 

It might look like an ugly duckling, but this Sanyo packs some serious specs – and a cracking picture

Can count itself hard done by to miss out on the full complement of stars - a strong four-star projector

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sanyo PLV-Z3000 review

 

An extremely impressive entry from Sanyo that, like many rivals, suffers at the hands of one particular rival

Another easy one to set-up ; 1080p spec ; smooth motion ; good contrast levels ; sharp, clean image

Pipped for absolute detail recovery

Can count itself hard done by to miss out on the full complement of stars – a strong four-star recommendation

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sanyo PLV-Z3000 LCD projector review

 

A reasonably priced projector with typically good LCD image quality, but its colours aren't quite as good as the very best LCD or DLP models.

The Z3000 has more options than many more expensive projectors. Its colours aren't the most vivid we've seen, but were generally pleased by its intense blacks and balanced colour. It's relatively expensive, though, and we recommend

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Sanyo - PLV-Z3000

 

At the tail end of last year we took a look at Sanyo's PLV-Z700, which was then one of the cheapest Full HD projectors on the market. Just a few months on and the PLV-Z3000 has ...

There's no doubt that the PLV-Z3000 is a serious piece of kit. Whether you're watching the big match or settling down to a high definition Blu-ray movie, it'll knock your socks off with a bright, clear and highly-detailed projection. However, its price...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Kevin Miller (cnet.com.au)

Sanyo PLV-Z3000

 

Sanyo's affordable 1080p front projector has its share of flaws, but still represents respectable value in its category.

Accurate colour decoding ; Solid connectivity ; Well-rounded feature package ; Horizontal and vertical lens shift

Inaccurate primary colours bring down overall colour fidelity ; Not very bright

As before, green was so far off that it became painfully obvious in certain scenes. A perfect example of this was at 26:05 in the Caves section where there are large beds of green seaweed. On the PLV-Z3000, they looked positively neon lime....

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: (pcauthority.com.au)

Sanyo PLV-Z3000

 

Can count itself hard done by to miss out on the full complement of stars – a strong four-star recommendation

Feb, 2010

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Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (hometheater.com)

Sanyo PLV-Z3000 LCD Projector

 

Sanyo has long been a big player in the business projector market. However, while it has a serious presence in home projectors in many markets, it has remained relatively low key for U.S. consumers. This is especially true when you compare it with...

May, 2009
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Product Specifications

Full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) 24p in 16:9 format Brightness: 1,200 ANSI lumens, contrast ratio: 65,000:1 Inorganic 3LCD panels ensure impressive image homogeneity and lifelike color Very quiet: 19 dB (eco mode) Horizontal and vertical lens shift function, 2 x wide angle zoom lens Automatic shutter protects the lens from dust

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:34.6cm
Height:15.4cm
Weight:7.5kg
Width:40cm

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
HD Image Format:1080p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1200ANSI lumens
Max Image Size:7.62m / 762cm
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Max Screen Distance:18.4m
Min Image Size:1.02m / 102cm
Min Screen Distance:1.2m
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Portability:Non-portable
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:LCD projector

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Sanyo
Model:Z3000
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sanyo PLV

Lamps

Bulb power:165
Lamp Type:UHP
Service life of lamp:2000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):3000

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):22.3 - 45.3
Focus:Manual

Other features

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Dimensions (WxDxH):400 x 146 x 346
Lens shift:Vertical 100%~+100%, Horizontal 50%~+50%
Projection lens:F = 2.0–3.0

Performance

Dot clock scanning frequency:100
Horizontal scan range:15 - 80
Noise Level:19
Vertical scan range:50 - 100

Ports & interfaces

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

Projector

Matrix size:1.78
Projection Technology:LCD
Projector brightness:1200
Screen size compatibility:1016 - 7620
Uniformity:85

Projector Lamp

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

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

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
Digital Video Standard:High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:7.5