Thought it was worth bringing some light to this seemingly less talked about PJ. It uses the same 120Hz Cine2fine panels as the Epson 6500/7500UB, and the Panasonic AE3000U. The Panasonic's are known for not being so great for gaming due to input lag (which is why they added a game mode to try to compete), and the new Epson is using a Silicon Optics HQV Reon VX, which is a darn nice processor, but also quite known for lag in the gaming world. The Sanyo PLV-Z3000 is sticking with the tried and true Pixelworks DNX processing. Pixelworks DNX may not be the most advanced processor on the market today for movies, but it is lightning fast. If you're looking for a PJ with the great black levels, high contrast ratio and 120Hz panels, but gaming is a top priority
... I wouldn't write this one off your list.
Available 11/28/2008 in Japan, Early December US
Model number PLV-Z3000
System RGB liquid crystal shutter protection system
Optical system Dichroic mirror separation / Prism synthesis system
Type New generation inorganic LCD panel C2FINE™
Size 0.74 inch x 3, Aspect Ratio 16:9
Drive System Polysilicon TFT Active Iris
Pixel Count 2,073,600 (1920 x 1080) x 3 ; Total pixels 6,220,800
Pixel Array Stripe
Projection Lens Manual Zoom (1-2.0x) f=22.6-45.3mm, F2.0-F3.0
Light Source 165 W UHP Lamp
(Projection Distance) Minimum 40” - Maximum 300”
(approx.1.2 to 18.4m)
Color Reproducibility Full color (1.07 billion colors)
Brightness*2 1,200 ANSI lumens*3
(Full On/Full Off) 65,000:1*5
Noise Output*2 Approx. 19 dBA (Lamp mode : Eco)*6
Scanning Frequency Horizontal: 15-80KHz, Vertical: 50-100Hz, Dot Clock: 100 MHz or less
PC Input Analog RGB input x 1 ; Mini D-sub 15-pin x 1
Digital input(x2); HDMI x 2 [HDMI 1.3b (Deep Color, x.v.Color™)compatible]
Component input(x2); 3RCA (Y/Cb/Cr) x2
S-video input(x1); S-video x1
Composite input(x1); RCA x1
Service port ; Mini DIN 8-pin x 1 (for service-use)
Power switch ON/OFF (see-saw switch)
Operating Temperature 5 ~ 35℃
Power Source AC 100~120V、AC200~240V(±10％), 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption 257W
Dimensions 400.0 (w) x 146.0 (h) x 346.0 (d) (not including protruding parts)
Wireless remote control (AA battery x2)
Removable power cord
*1 When projecting in 16:9.
*2 Figures shown are as of the time of shipping, and listed in accordance with pattern for data projectors JIS X 6911:2003.
Measurement method/measurement conditions are based on appendix 2.
*3 When in ‘Dynamic’ video mode
*4 When lens shift is in center
*5 When in ‘Dynamic’ video mode
*6 When in lamp mode ‘Cinema Black’
* Specifications as of July 31, 2008, subject to change.
* C2Fine is a trademark of the Seiko Epson Corporation.
* x.v.Color is a trademark.
* All product names and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.http://www.sanyo-lcdp.com/english/pr...000/z3000.html