SANYO Smashes $2000 Price Barrier on Full HD 1080p Home Theater Projector

– The PLV-1080HD is a Full HD LCD projector providing 1080p resolution for today’s highest definition sources and a $1,995 price (MSRP) for a new benchmark in projector value

– The industry’s most versatile lens-shifting system allows placement of the projector virtually anywhere

– New variable iris adjusts automatically to optimum light level every 1/60th of a second

– The PLV-1080HD features a rich color management system with deep color compatibility via HDMI 1.3

LAS VEGAS, and CHATSWORTH, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ — CES — If you’re interested in upgrading your home theater or media room with a top-notch projector, you may want to consider SANYO’s PLV-1080HD which is now available on the Projectors Land site. This Full HD LCD projector is ideal for popular residential applications and comes equipped with a state-of-the-art Full 1080p HD 3LCD panel, advanced lens-shifting technology, a new variable iris, and SANYO’s 3D color management system. Despite being SANYO’s entry-level projector, the PLV-1080HD boasts many of the same features found on higher-end models.

“Our retail Full HD projector addresses the increased interest in projection systems for home-based entertainment systems due to the rapid growth of high resolution material, from Blu-ray discs, HD game consoles and digital camcorders,” says Mark Holt, the Vice President and General Manager for SANYO’s Presentation Technologies Division. “SANYO recognizes this trend toward affordable higher quality video for more Americans and the PLV-1080HD is capable of projecting large, beautiful images anywhere.”

The PLV-1080HD is one of SANYO’s least expensive projectors designed for residential installations, offering a Full HD panel providing 1920 x 1080 resolution from high definition sources such as Blu-ray discs, HD camcorders, a wide variety of video on-demand services plus paid TV services from cable and satellite companies, in addition to terrestrial-based HD broadcasts.

Outfitted with an extremely versatile lens-shifting function, the PLV- 1080HD can effectively adjust the equivalent of 3 screens vertically and 2 screens horizontally. Combined with the 2x zoom, which allows for an extremely long or short focus, it is possible to create a large screen projection virtually anywhere, even in small rooms such as dens or bedrooms.

The new variable iris offers rapid adjustments that control the amount of light projected on the screen every 1/60th of a second. By permitting ultra, fast-acting lens adjustment, the PLV-1080HD is capable of providing the most optimal light level at all times. Factor in a high contrast ratio of 10,000:1, along with the more advanced variable iris; this projector is capable of creating incredibly rich, and deep black color reproduction. The iris noise has been reduced to ensure greater enjoyment and cinematic-like immersion in quiet or silent scenes of a movie.

The PLV-1080HD also incorporates SANYO’s 3D color management system that addresses changes in color phase and color level to obtain perfect color reproduction. This new color management system was designed to optimize the potential of Deep Color via the projectors two HDMI 1.3 inputs. Other features include an automatic shutter that protects the lens from dust when not in use and a whisper quiet fan, rated at only 21dB. Five video modes (Brilliant Cinema/Creative Cinema/Natural/Living/Dynamic) provide pre-calibration for various genres of video material.

Other Specifications

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Native Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Color range: 1.07 billion (10 bit)
Brightness: 1,200 ANSI lumens (Dynamic Video Mode)
Contrast Ratio: 10,000:1 (Dynamic Video Mode)
Projection Lamp: UHP 165W
Screen Size: Minimum 40″, Maximum 300″ (with projection distance of
approx 4-60 feet)
Projection Lens: Manual Zoom 1-2.0x (f=22.6-45.3mm, F2.0-F3.0)
Video Modes: 5 (Brilliant Cinema/Creative Cinema/Natural/Living/Dynamic)
Noise output: 21 dBA (Cinema Black Mode)
PC I/O: Mini D-sub 15-pin, analog RGB
Video Input: HDMI x 2 (ver1.3b w/Deep Color), Component (Y/Cb/Cr) x 2,
Composite (RCA) x 1, S-Video x 1
Dimensions: 15.75 (W) x 5.75 (H) x 13.6 (D) inches
Weight: 16.5 lbs