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Sanyo/PLV-Z4

Sanyo/PLV-Z4
alaScore 86

158 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 reviews of Sanyo/PLV-Z4. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and price are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed comments on the noise and usability.

image quality, price, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sanyo/PLV-Z4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sanyo/PLV-Z4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sanyo/PLV-Z4 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the price. The size also gets good feedback. There are some critical comments about the usability, and there are some mixed views about the image quality.

size, price

usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo UHP 145W Lamp Module for PLV-Z4/PLV-Z5 ProjectorSanyo UHP 145W Lamp Module for PLV-Z4/PLV-Z5 Projector

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sanyo/PLV-Z4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Sanyo/PLV-Z4 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The price and image quality also get good feedback. Many are critical about the usability.

image quality, price, size, reliability

usability

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sanyo PLV Z4 - LCD projector - 1000 ANSI lumens - 1280 x 720 - widescreen - High Definition 720pSanyo PLV Z4 - LCD projector - 1000 ANSI lumens - 1280 x 720 - widescreen - High Definition 720p

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Sanyo PLV-Z4 review

 

Can Sanyo continue punching above its weight?

HD performance ; flexibility ; price

Standard-def niggles, including noise and artefacting

This is, on the whole, a versatile and accomplished projector for a very tempting price

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

A good projector, but not quite as good as the Z3, and with a few minor annoyances.

Good colour reproduction, great lens shifting capabilities,

Illogical automatic dimming, Colour bleed problems, Convergence issues.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: Clint DeBoer (audioholics.com)

Sanyo PLV-Z4 Projector Review

 

Sanyo is an interesting company. I mean, they make rice cookers, vacuum cleaners and massage chairs in addition to electronic AV products. I think that somewhere in the world there is a room with two

Very detailed image ; Usable picture/color controls for HDMI input ; Extremely quiet ; 3000 hour bulb life (max) ; Excellent LCD panel adjustment and maintenance options ; Reduced screen door effect

Requires calibration out of the box, specifically for white and black levels ; No 12VDC trigger

Feb, 2006

Expert review by: 411Team Specialist (my411family.com)

Sanyo PLV-Z4 Projector Review

 

Looks like this projector has pros only and no cons. Yes if compared with High end and High price DLP projectors, you may find some minor differences. First thing to be noticed is that DLP produce a strong black level in the picture image. But again...

Manufacturer's suggested Retail Price on Sanyo PLV-Z4 is close to $3000 but the Manufacturer's Advertised Price and the street price is $2195. This is a great deal as there is not much difference in price from the previous model. This is the number one...

Nov, 2005

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Expert review by: Anthony Arrigo (projectorreviews.com)

Sanyo PLV-Z4

 

There is no perfect under $3000 projectors, but this new crop steps up the quality a notch. Last year's hot $4000 DLP projectors are now down around $2000 - $2500. They were better than last year's $2000-$2500 LCD projectors and commanded the higher...

Since very, very few people will ever get a chance to view the Sanyo side by side with the competition, there's one thing almost certain. If you purchase the Z4, and bring it home, it will exceed your expectations. That a relatively low cost projector...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by: Evan Powell (projectorcentral.com)

Shootout: Sanyo PLV-Z4 vs. Optoma H79

 

Over the past couple of years the native 1280x720 resolution LCD projectors have competed against their DLP counterparts by undercutting them in price. By doing so, they have delivered remarkably good value-excellent video quality for the money....

Nov, 2005

Expert review by: Evan Powell (projectorcentral.com)

Review: Sanyo PLV-Z4

 

The fall release of the hottest new home theater projectors is coming to be an annual event, stimulated in part by the fall holiday buying season, and in part by the CEDIA trade show that takes place in early September. Sanyo's release of the PLV-Z4...

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sanyo PLV Z4 : Great Machine but don't keep a spare bulb!

 

I am very pleased with my projector. The image is great, good to use and quiet. The bulb lasted just 6 months which might be why Sanyo offers a free bulb. However the spare bulb was a total dud and Sanyo doesn't want to know as it was kept as a spare...

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: (dooyoo.co.uk)

Sanyo PLV Z4: Great Machine but don't keep a spare bulb!

 

I am very pleased with my projector. The image is great, good to use and quiet. The bulb lasted just 6 months which might be why Sanyo offers a free bulb. However the spare bulb was a total dud and Sanyo doesn't want to know as it was kept as a spare...

generally good all round

spare bulb can be a waste of money

Sep, 2006

Product Specifications

SANYO enjoys a well-deserved leadership position in the LCD projector industry. Over the past several years company's breakthroughs in LCD technology have helped lead a tremendous surge in the growth of this industry. Even so, SANYO is continuously striving to meet the challenges and demands of an ever-changing world. SANYO is at the forefront of expanding the possibilities of LCD projectors through the use of advance digital technology. Most SANYO projectors today employ digital technology in a variety of features including digital interfacing (Digital Visual Interface, High-Definition Serial Digital Interface), digital keystone correction, digital progressive scanning, and digital realized interpolation technology. SANYO offers the widest range of projector models in the industry, which means it's a virtual certainty that there will be a SANYO projector to fit the needs of any presenter in any situation. Each category of SANYO projectors contains models that rank at the top of their respective class in terms of brightness, features and versatility.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:30.4cm
Height:12.7cm
Weight:5kg
Width:38.2cm

Display

Display diagonal:1.78
Display Resolution:921600

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
HD Image Format:720p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1000ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:7000:1
Max Image Size:7.65m / 765cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 720
Max Screen Distance:9.2m
Min Image Size:0.51m / 51cm
Min Screen Distance:1.2m
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Portability:Non-portable
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:LCD projector

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Manufacturer:Sanyo
Model:POA-LMP94/Z4
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sanyo/Sanyo PLV

Lamps

Bulb power:145
Lamp Type:UHP
Service life of lamp:2000

Miscellaneous

Category of Accessory:Projector accessories
Product Type:Projector lamp

Other features

Analogue video signal:PAL / SECAM / NTSC / NTSC4.43 / PAL-M/N
Digital keystone correction:+/- 20
Dimensions (WxDxH):382 x 304.3 x 126.8
I/O ports:RCA 4-Input: Video, Y – Pb /Cb – Pr / Cr x2; Mini-DIN 4-pin: S-Video; 19-pin: HDMI
Lens system:F 2.03 - 2.34, f =21.2 - 25.4m
Power requirements:100V - 240V AC
Video in:Composite, S-Video, Component, HDMI

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Performance

Dot clock scanning frequency:100
Horizontal scan range:80 - 100
Noise Level:22

Ports & interfaces

Progressive scan output: Yes

Power

Power consumption (typical):210

Projector

Contrast ratio (typical):5000:1
Number of Colours:16.78 million colours
Projection Technology:LCD
Projector brightness:1000
Projector native resolution:1280 x 720
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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:5