Sanyo PLV-Z2000

Sanyo also demonstrated its 3-chip LCD 1080p projector at CEDIA, the PLV-Z2000, however it was under less than ideal conditions. Sanyo didn't have a theater room setup, it simply projected onto a screen with a lot of ambient light resulting in a washed out image and something we really couldn't comment on.

The projector will be available in October for $2995.

Mitsubishi HC6000

Mitsubishi also gave us a less-than-ideal demo of its 3-chip LCD projector, the HC6000.

Despite the ambient lighting, the HC6000 did reasonably well but it's tough to compare it to anything else we saw at the show.

The HC6000 will retail for under $4K and should be available starting in October.

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  • zemane - Saturday, September 08, 2007 - link

    I don't know much about projectors but, is it too difficult to manufacture a native 2.35:1 projector? This way only 16:9 and 4:3 movies would have black bars on each side. Imagine, a true 2538x1080 image... :-) Reply
  • Fluppeteer - Monday, September 10, 2007 - link

    Well, there are 4K projectors, if you've got the input and the money. (Or you can just run two SXGA projectors on their sides, overlapping.)

    This is the first I've heard of the anamorphic business. I'm confused: given that there's no more data available to add pixels, why digitally scale up (removing some high frequency information in the process, unless there's something exceptionally clever going on) to fill the 1080 pixels of the image, then stick an additional anamorphic (expensive and complicated, and probably not quite as high quality as a "normal" lens) lens in front of the existing optical elements? What does this gain you that sticking a bog standard wide angle lens on the front of the projector (and putting a couple of bits of cardboard over the borders if your projector has a poor black point) doesn't?

    It just sounds like a really complicated and expensive way of making the image worse. Am I missing something?
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  • Guuts - Friday, September 07, 2007 - link

    The last (bottom-most) picture on Page 7 appears to be upside down. Reply
  • BigToque - Friday, September 07, 2007 - link

    The projector could also be upside down and attached to a ceiling mount. Reply

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