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Sanyo PLV-Z5

Sanyo PLV-Z5
alaScore 89

102 reviews

Dec, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews of Sanyo PLV-Z5. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and noise. The price and image quality are also appreciated. There are mixed comments on the design and size.

usability, image quality, price, noise, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sanyo PLV-Z5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sanyo PLV-Z5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sanyo PLV-Z5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the price and image quality are generally positive. The usability and noise are also appreciated.

noise, usability, image quality, price

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sanyo PLV-Z5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Sanyo PLV-Z5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price. The image quality also gets good comments, but there are some less positive comments about the size.

usability, image quality, price

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77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Sanyo PLV-Z5 LCD Projector

 

Sanyo's PLV-Z5 LCD projector isn't brand new but its price is too good to ignore!

Other specs are very promising, as a high brightness rating of 1,100 ANSI Lumens rubs shoulders with a surprisingly hefty 10,000:1 contrast ratio. This latter figure in particular would again have looked like state-of-the-art stuff at the time of the...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Sanyo PLV-Z5

 

The PLV-Z5 has its benefits, but can't quite match the all-round ability of the best in its class

Versatile positioning ; simple set-up ; strong colours ; decent detail

Struggles to stay on top of fast movement ; depth of field could be better

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Sanyo PLV-Z5 review

 

Don't be put off by the cheap and nasty looks – this HD-ready Sanyo projector may well be the company's best projector yet. Packed to the rafters with imaging tech and connections, the deal clincher is you can get your mitts on it for less than half...

Nov, 2007

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

Sanyo PLV-Z5 review

 

The fifth generation of Sanyo's impressive home collection

Clear picture performance

Black levels aren't very good ; Design doesn't impress

A good performer when it's really, really dark

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : John Archer (avreview.co.uk)

Sanyo PLV-Z5

 

It doesn't look much of a bargain, though. Its boring rectangular shape, uninspiring colour scheme and plasticky finish do little to explain why this projector should once have cost over ?1,500.

It runs quietly, produces believable colours, and pictures are extremely clean and 'pure

Hard to convincingly balance brightness and contrast

Dec, 2008

Expert review by (whathomecinemamag.com)

Sanyo PLV-Z5

 

When it comes to watching high definition, the bigger the screen you watch it on, the more impressive it looks. That's precisely why we love HD Ready projectors so much - especially when they're as affordable as the £1,645 Sanyo PLV-Z5.

Easy to use and simple to set up, Has an array of features making it quite customisable

Looks plasticy and cheap, Only does 720p, not 1080p

An average entry-level projector. Not shabby, new-comers will get a lot out of it

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Dave Jansen (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sanyo PLV-Z5

 

Back in 2005 we reviewed the Sanyo [[prodid:177]], an excellent LCD projector with very few flaws. In 2006, the [[prodid:1420]] didn't quite live up t...

Excellent image quality, quiet operation, wide array of ports, lens shifting, large maximum image size, extensive calibration options

Some banding in the PC mode resolution tests

If you're in the market for a top-notch home theatre projector, you can't go wrong with the Sanyo PLV-Z5.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Clint DeBoer (audioholics.com)

Sanyo PLV-Z5 LCD Projector Review

 

The Sanyo PLV-Z5 makes a few improvements on the Z4 platform and keeps itself at the top of a very hot list of 720p projectors that are guaranteed to make any home theater enthusiast almost certain

Very detailed image with reduced screen door effect ; Excellent calibration out of the box ; Quiet cooling system ; 3000 hour bulb life (max) ; Excellent LCD panel adjustment and maintenance options

No 12VDC trigger ; Only a minor upgrade from the PLV-Z4

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Philip Wong (cnet.com.au)

Sanyo Z5

 

Sanyo's new 720p hi-def home theatre projector is one of the rare gems with dual HDMI and a cool motorised lens shutter. Best of all, it's going for a hard-to-resist AU$3,299 pricing.

Outlook The PLV-Z5 is going for a light AU$3,299 price tag. In terms of value, you will be hardpressed sourcing for a better deal to match this feature-packed Japanese product. There is no better time to upgrade your 480p beamer with such...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by (pcauthority.com.au)

Sanyo PLV Z5

 

The PLV-Z5 has its benefits, but can't quite match the all-round ability of the best in its class

Sep, 2008
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