August 29, 2008 by Arlen Schweiger
Not quite ready to shell out for full HD 1080p projection? You still can’t go wrong with good ol’ 720p high-def, and there’s plenty of value to be had.
Sanyo showed off its budget 1080p projector last week, and has a 720p model it’s ready to roll out as well—the PLV-Z60 LCD projector.
Sanyo’s PLV-Z60 serves up 12-bit processing with decoding, scaling and gamma curve generation, and you’ll have 10,000:1 contrast ratio and 1,200 ANSI lumens of brightness to fill your screen.
The PLV-Z60 can project a 100-inch image from 9.8 to 20 feet away, with its lens shifting function and 2x optical zoom. Other picture settings include hue, gamma curve and color levels adjustments. There’s also an Advanced Mode for even more fine-tuning, using lens iris adjustment, black level expansion, contrast enhancement, outlines compensation and RGB offset.
When you’re finally ready to enjoy some content, you get two HDMI connections, two sets of component video inputs, composite and S-video connections, plus you can connect your PC with a D-Sub 15 input.
If you’re ready to jump into the projector fray, look for this one next month with an MSRP of $1,295.
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