Sanyo’s new PLV-Z3000 5:5 pull-down home theater projector offers a 65,000:1 contrast ratio, a 120 Hz refresh rate, and 720p resolution.
Sanyo has introduced its new PLV-Z3000 home theater projector, which the company claims is the first projector to offer 5:5 pull-down for the accurate frame-by-frame delivery of source video material. The new projector also offers a 65,000:1 contrast ratio, an exclusive 3D color management system, quiet fans, an advanced lens shifting function, 720p resolution…and a 120Hz refresh rate so even high-speed, action-filled material doesn’t blur out.
The PLV-Z3000 will replace the PLV-Z2000 in Sanyo’s projector lineup, and builds in Sanyo’s TapozReal HD technology with 14-bit digital processing and Sanyo’s real-focus HD lens system. The TopazReal technology can handle changes in color phase and level and deliver roughly 216 billion different color combinations—Sanyo says that’s more than 1,000 times the number of color combinations available in other 720p projectors. The projector can handle Deep Color, and offers two HDMI 1.3 inputs for HD content. The projector puts out 1,200 ANSI lumens, offers short throw capability and a 2× zoom…although the unit can push a 100-inch diagonal image from 10 to 20 feet away.
The palm-sized MPro110 has a VGA and composite video input projector.
The 3M MPro110 will be able to display a VGA image at a resolution of 640 x 480 up to 50 inches, it has built in VGA and composite video inputs, the sharpness of the image can be adjusted using a thumb wheel and the best part has to be the price US$359
The VPL-VW80 Bravia projector has Full HD resolution, with SXRD panels, which is said to give great depth of picture and excellent native and dynamic contrast for inky blacks
The latest evolution of Sony’s own Advanced Iris function uses algorithms designed to analyse the histogram of each picture along with nonlinear amplification to dynamically adjust the iris for its optimum opening. The result is a high contrast ratio of up to 60,000:1.
- 1,920 x 1,080 resolution
- 60,000:1 contrast ratio (dynamic iris)
- Triple-SXRD panel
- 2.5ms response time
- 100hz, 24hz modes
- Bravia Engine 2 image processing
- Real Colour Processing (a system which has impressed us before)
- 800 ANSI lumens
- Screen size example: 80in from 8.6ft to 12.8ft
- Connections: two HDMI, one Component, one S-Video, one composite, one VGA, one serial
- 20dB operating volume
- Backlit remote (a small, but useful detail)
Projection design Debuts First 3-Chip 1080P Projector the M80
The M80 is a three chip 1080 DLP which offers full HDMI 1.3a, built in optical filtering, and a lamp which pumps out a whopping 8000 lumen’s and is reported to have a contrast ratio of 50,000:1.
M80 1080 includes high-performance optics. Optimum image quality and installation flexibility are ensured with a choice of up to five tool-free user replacement lenses, covering 0.75 – 4:00:1. A custom-designed anamorphic lens conversion attachment is available for 2.35:1 anamorphic projection. Optics can be shifted both vertically and horizontally, delivering total freedom in placement of the projector and can be easily replaced
I think the price might be very very scary as the single chip Action! model three 1080 is £10,000
It offers 720p resolution, comes with four built-in five watt speakers, and features a swivel base, wide lens shift, and wide zoom. Other stats aren’t exactly forthcoming at present, except that it’ll retail for $1,199 in the States.
The Sanyo PLC-XF47 is boasting a ridiculously high 15,000 lumens. I can see retina burns aplenty, but one small issue is that its still only 1024×768? If your going to spend 30 grand on a projector it better at least be 1920×1080. Although they did add wireless HD streaming. Look for it in October if you’ve got $30,000 lying around
2000:1 contrast ratio, which is also a little disappointing
Broad Scan HD ™ by Analog Way is a Broadcast and Professional Computer to Video and High Definition TV Scan Converter. Fitted with Digital DVI and Analog RGB input, it converts Workstation, PC or Mac graphic images up to 1600×1200@60Hz (1920×1200 RB) into Video or HDTV. Each computer input has its own monitor loop throughout for the connection of a control display. Output signal can be both analog and digital thus Broad Scan HD can provide a full Digital signal processing path from the input to the output.