AVZombie: The latest projector in Sanyo’s well-regarded Z series, the HD Ready PLV-Z5, will ship in November. Unlike many of its upcoming rivals, it’s not a 1080p design, instead it offers 1280×720 resolution with 1100 ANSI lumens and a contrast ratio of 10,000:1.
The unit has horizontal and vertical lens shift, electronic keystone correction and twin HDMI inputs. Beneath the hood is a 12-bit video processor. To help minimise dust build-up, the PLV-Z5 also features Sanyo’s trademark automatic on/off slide shutter. Fan noise is rated at 22dB.
More tech specs at Sanyo Europe. The PLV-Z5 will sell for around 1,400 pounds (2080 EUR).