SANYO'S New PLV-Z5 16.9 Home Entertainment Projector Moves to the Head of Its Class With the Highest Contrast Ratio

Oct 30, 2006, 00:00 ET from SANYO

    CHATSWORTH, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- SANYO, one of the world's
 largest manufacturers of LCD projector products, introduces the PLV-Z5.
 This home projector has a heretofore unheard of 10,000:1 contrast ratio.
 The extremely high ratio here means brilliant rich colors due to the
 stunning contrast.
     Images are further enhanced with the industry's first twin-iris system.
 Integrating a lens aperture and lamp aperture, this new system delivers
 true-to-life images with outstanding gradation in a variety of viewing
 environments. Also, SANYO's newly developed TopazReal Technology blends
 together the brightness level of the lamp output and newly designed LCD
 panels, helping to achieve a superior and sharper picture in scenes with
 any brightness level. The PLV-Z5 design delivers crisp, bright
 high-contrast images, even in well-lit environments.
     The SANYO PLV-Z5 can handle today's demanding interface possibilities.
 A full complement of input terminals, which includes two digital HDM1
 interfaces and two sets of component video inputs, together with composite
 video and S-video connections, provides extensive flexibility. Users can
 even connect a PC (or Mac) to the projector via the D-sub 15 input.
     As if extremely high contrast isn't enough, the PLV-Z5 has innovative
 3D-color management that allows the viewer to adjust and save the hue,
 gamma curve, and level of any color. Fine-tuning the image settings enables
 compensation for specific conditions in every viewing environment.
     Today, everyone wants a big image for widescreen high definition. With
 a brightness of 1100 ANSI Lumens, the PLV-Z5 can project images on a
 100-inch screen from a mere distance of 9.8 feet (up to 20 feet). That's
 big even in a small room.
     Another factor in image quality is the 12-Bit Digital Processing IC.
 While the 12 bits of RGB color are streaming through the image processing
 IC, a small part of the Z5's "brain" is quietly analyzing each frame of
 image data, looking for bright scenes, dark scenes and those in between.
 This projector will sense a darker scene coming and automatically turn the
 image brightness down (through the twin iris and lamp react functions).
 Then, when the scene brightness up, so does the on-screen image,
 automatically and seamlessly. This process adds teeth to the dynamic
 contrast ratio to reproduce deeper, truer images.
     In addition to all its technically advanced features, the PLV-Z5 has
 many practical features, especially in original ideas for dust control. The
 lens is protected from dust by a motor-operated sliding shutter that can be
 opened or closed automatically by remote control.
     The SANYO PLV-Z5 has easy set-up and is designed to play from just
 about any location. This is aided by the Z5's advanced lens shift
 capability (the widest in its class) that allows a consumer to (based on
 location from the screen) adjust to achieve a geometrically accurate and
 undistorted picture.
     The PLV-Z5, with a 3-year warranty, has a MAP price of $1,695.00, and
 it will be available in mid-October. Better yet, there will be a consumer
 after-purchase $200, mail-in rebate running between October 20, 2006 and
 January 31, 2007.
     About SANYO
     Based in Chatsworth, CA, SANYO Fisher Company is a leading marketer of
 high-quality multimedia, consumer audio and video, communications, security
 video, office automation, air conditioning and home appliance products.
 (The Presentation Technologies Division, through its parent company in
 Japan, is one of the world's largest producers of LCD projectors.) The
 company is a division of SANYO North America Corporation, a subsidiary of
 SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan), one of the world's largest electronics
 manufacturers.
     For more information on SANYO's complete line of LCD projectors, please
 call 888.495.3452 or visit www.sanyo.com.
     All products and trademarks are the property of their respective
 owners. Because its products are subject to continual improvement, SANYO
 reserves the right to modify product design and specifications without
 notice and without incurring any obligations.
 
 

SOURCE SANYO
    CHATSWORTH, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- SANYO, one of the world's
 largest manufacturers of LCD projector products, introduces the PLV-Z5.
 This home projector has a heretofore unheard of 10,000:1 contrast ratio.
 The extremely high ratio here means brilliant rich colors due to the
 stunning contrast.
     Images are further enhanced with the industry's first twin-iris system.
 Integrating a lens aperture and lamp aperture, this new system delivers
 true-to-life images with outstanding gradation in a variety of viewing
 environments. Also, SANYO's newly developed TopazReal Technology blends
 together the brightness level of the lamp output and newly designed LCD
 panels, helping to achieve a superior and sharper picture in scenes with
 any brightness level. The PLV-Z5 design delivers crisp, bright
 high-contrast images, even in well-lit environments.
     The SANYO PLV-Z5 can handle today's demanding interface possibilities.
 A full complement of input terminals, which includes two digital HDM1
 interfaces and two sets of component video inputs, together with composite
 video and S-video connections, provides extensive flexibility. Users can
 even connect a PC (or Mac) to the projector via the D-sub 15 input.
     As if extremely high contrast isn't enough, the PLV-Z5 has innovative
 3D-color management that allows the viewer to adjust and save the hue,
 gamma curve, and level of any color. Fine-tuning the image settings enables
 compensation for specific conditions in every viewing environment.
     Today, everyone wants a big image for widescreen high definition. With
 a brightness of 1100 ANSI Lumens, the PLV-Z5 can project images on a
 100-inch screen from a mere distance of 9.8 feet (up to 20 feet). That's
 big even in a small room.
     Another factor in image quality is the 12-Bit Digital Processing IC.
 While the 12 bits of RGB color are streaming through the image processing
 IC, a small part of the Z5's "brain" is quietly analyzing each frame of
 image data, looking for bright scenes, dark scenes and those in between.
 This projector will sense a darker scene coming and automatically turn the
 image brightness down (through the twin iris and lamp react functions).
 Then, when the scene brightness up, so does the on-screen image,
 automatically and seamlessly. This process adds teeth to the dynamic
 contrast ratio to reproduce deeper, truer images.
     In addition to all its technically advanced features, the PLV-Z5 has
 many practical features, especially in original ideas for dust control. The
 lens is protected from dust by a motor-operated sliding shutter that can be
 opened or closed automatically by remote control.
     The SANYO PLV-Z5 has easy set-up and is designed to play from just
 about any location. This is aided by the Z5's advanced lens shift
 capability (the widest in its class) that allows a consumer to (based on
 location from the screen) adjust to achieve a geometrically accurate and
 undistorted picture.
     The PLV-Z5, with a 3-year warranty, has a MAP price of $1,695.00, and
 it will be available in mid-October. Better yet, there will be a consumer
 after-purchase $200, mail-in rebate running between October 20, 2006 and
 January 31, 2007.
     About SANYO
     Based in Chatsworth, CA, SANYO Fisher Company is a leading marketer of
 high-quality multimedia, consumer audio and video, communications, security
 video, office automation, air conditioning and home appliance products.
 (The Presentation Technologies Division, through its parent company in
 Japan, is one of the world's largest producers of LCD projectors.) The
 company is a division of SANYO North America Corporation, a subsidiary of
 SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan), one of the world's largest electronics
 manufacturers.
     For more information on SANYO's complete line of LCD projectors, please
 call 888.495.3452 or visit www.sanyo.com.
     All products and trademarks are the property of their respective
 owners. Because its products are subject to continual improvement, SANYO
 reserves the right to modify product design and specifications without
 notice and without incurring any obligations.
 
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