January 08, 2009 by Arlen Schweiger
If you’re chomping at the bit to get a projection system and absolutely need full HD 1080p resolution, that’ll usually come at a hefty price tag. Not quite with Sanyo’s new “entry level” 1080p unit, which will let you get into the 1080p game for under $2,000.
Sanyo has introduced its PLV-1080HD LCD projector at CES 2009, with the entry-level price of $1,995.
There’s a lot more than entry-level stuff that comes with this projector, though. Like placement flexibility, for one—you can shift the lens about the equivalent of three screen sizes vertically and two screens horizontally, Sanyo says. Also, a 2x zoom delivers you a big, sharp picture in large or small rooms.
The PLV-1080HD comes with a pair of HDMI 1.3b inputs, and you can tweak the high-def content in part with five video modes—brilliant cinema, creative cinema, natural, living and dynamic. Dynamic mode delivers 10,000:1 contrast.
- 1,200 ANSI lumens brightness
- UHP 165W lamp
- Minimum 40”, max 300” screen size range
- 21 dBA noise output
- 3D color management system
- Two component, one composite, one S-video inputs
- 15.75 x 5.75 x 13.6 inches dimensions
- 16.5 pounds
The shutter will protect your lens when it’s not in use, and with that low noise output you won’t have to worry as much about hearing the projector while you’re watching that great big movie screen. The projector’s now shipping.
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