SANYO launches two new full HD home theatre projectors

Macworld Australia Staff
15 July, 2010
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Press Release

July 15, 2010 (Sydney) – SANYO, one of the world’s leading consumer electronics companies, today launched two new Full HD home theatre projectors, to suit every household in Australia. The affordable PLV-Z800 family home theatre projector is ideal for those wanting the big screen experience in the comfort of their own home, while the premium PLV-Z4000 offers exceptional image quality to satisfy the true home theatre enthusiast.

Dynamic, deep and rich colour performance, the PLV-Z800 and PLV-Z4000 both feature Full HD 1920 x 1080 panels for the ultimate home theatre experience – perfect for viewing highly detailed movies, unmissable action on the sporting field or playing graphic-intensive video games. Movie buffs will love, the PLV-Z800 as it is the ideal choice for families who already own a plasma or LCD and are looking to complete their home theatre experience, while the PLV-Z4000’s state of the art features will satisfy hi-fi enthusiasts looking to bring the action on-screen into their living room.

“Nothing compares to a projector when it comes to recreating a big screen cinema experience at home,” said SANYO’s Commercial Channel Group Manager, Peter Huljich.
“Passionate sports fans, movie buffs and gaming enthusiasts will all love the PLV-Z800 and PLV-Z4000 which not only deliver a cinema quality experience, they do so for an affordable price in the comfort of your own home.”

Sports enthusiasts will be highly satisfied with the PLV-Z4000’s impressive 120Hz display speed and 5:5 pull-down mode with predictive frame interpolation technology, which effortlessly delivers sharper images of fast on-screen action with no blurring – perfect for supporting AFL, NRL, football, cricket and motor sports. For highly accurate skin tones and clear, rich colour, the PLV-Z4000 also features a ‘cinema colour filter system’ which increases the colour palette by 110%.

With an impressively high contrast ratio of 10,000:1 and a brightness of 1200 ANSI lumens, the PLV-Z800 delivers exceptionally clear, bright and sharp images completing any home theatre system. For a richer, more intense colour experience, the PLV-Z4000 features and optical compensating plate that minimises polarised light wave leakage improving the contrast ratio to a spectacular 65,000:1 ratio and with a brightness of 1200 ANSI lumens, the PLV-Z4000 is ideal for watching the big game with friends and the latest blockbuster movie with the family.

Both the PLV-Z800 and PLV-Z4000 offer truly outstanding colour reproduction for more realistic movie and TV viewing. A variable iris lens on both models controls iris adjustment refreshing every 1/60th of a second for the darkest greys and deepest blacks in any home living room.

For ease of use, both projectors are equipped to lens-shift vertically up to 3 screens, and horizontally up to 2 screens, allowing users to adjust the projected picture without having to physically move the body of the projector. In addition, a built-in two times zoom on both models means large screen projection is possible from many locations – great when the need arises to move the projection to a different room in the house.

With a super quiet design that produces only 21db of sound, the PLV-Z800 will not be a distraction from the action on screen. The PLV-Z4000 is even quieter with a near silent design producing only 19db, allowing viewers to hear even the quietest and most serene scenes clearly, and really lose themselves in the drama unfolding on the screen.

With two HDMI inputs and two component inputs, both projectors are compatible with full HD digital products including digital cameras, so family pictures and holiday slideshows can easily be shown on the big screen.

A handy automatic slide shutter protects the lens from dust on both models by opening and closing automatically. Additionally, using less than 1 Watt in standby mode, both models have minimal power consumption when not being used, perfect for the environmentally conscious consumer.

The PLV-Z800 and PLV-Z4000 will be available from July through online resellers and home theatre dealers. They will also be available via Pro AV dealers in NZ. See for more information.

PLV-Z800: $3299
PLV-Z4000: $4499
Lamp: $446

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a global, leading provider of energy, environment and lifestyle applications. SANYO covers a broad range of products and services such as rechargeable batteries, photovoltaic systems, biomedical equipment, HVAC/R systems, digital imaging devices, home appliances, electronic components and others. For further information, please visit SANYO’s web site at

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