PROS / The extra-quiet fan is great.
CONS / Brightness level is not the best.
VERDICT / The price is low for a high contrast.
The Sanyo PLV-Z3000 will likely stand out to most users for improved contrast over previous models and its relatively low price. The contrast ratio is 65,000:1, which is impressive, but the first thing you may notice is the quiet fan system, eliminating one common complaint about many generations of projectors. This fan produces only 19 dB in its economy mode. That’s comparable to the sound of a ticking watch or a whisper. That can make a difference when you are trying to hear a calm conversation in a favorite movie. This projector makes it much easier to enjoy those scenes.
This unit offers Sanyo’s TopazReal HD technology, which helps accurately reproduce color by managing changes in color phase and color level. Sanyo PLV-Z3000 has 1,110 times more color combinations than 720p projectors with approximately 216 billion color combinations.
The list of things to like continues with the Sanyo PLV-Z3000’s lens-shifting function. This can help the projector create a large image in any size of room from really any location. There is also the 5:5 pull-down to consider for getting the most frame-accurate final product.
Dynamic Predictive Frame Interpolation Technology is Sanyo’s way of addressing motion blur, even for very fast action scenes on screen.