SANYO PLV -Z4 LCD home theatre projector

SANYO Canada has launched the SANYO PLV-Z4 LCD home theatre projector, offering the highest contrast ratio for LCD projectors currently on the market at 7000:1.

SANYO Canada launches highest contrast LCD home theatre projector

Concord, ON, November 17, 2005 - SANYO Canada has launched the SANYO PLV -Z4 LCD home theatre projector, offering the highest contrast ratio for LCD projectors currently on the market at 7000:1. It also offers the first twin -iris system, with a wide range of lumens output to match a plethora of viewing situations.

The PLV -Z4, which has 1280 X 780 resolution (three 0.7 inch LCD panels), includes features such as 1000 ANSI lumens (brightness), a 2X manual zoom lens enabling a 254 cm 16:9 image a throw range of 2.4 to 9.2 m, a 145 Watt UHP lamp, long range vertical and horizontal lens shift controls, six pre -calibrated colour temperature settings, six pre -programmed operating modes and four memory settings, on -board colour management, an LCD panel adjustment to eliminate vertical banding, an auto -closing front panel eliminating the need for a lens cap, a cleaning system including electrostatic air filter and separate blower, auto -shut down and a three -year warranty, the longest in the category. It is also one of the quietest on the market, with fan noise generating 26 dB in normal mode and 22dB in economic mode. Inputs include component video, S -video, composite video, and High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI). The projector's remote control sports illuminated buttons.

The SANYO PLV -Z4, will be available in Canada in late November at most home theatre stores including Saturn 18 and Quebec Acoustics with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $3,400.

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Founded in 1958, SANYO Canada is based in Concord, Ontario (an industrial suburb north of Toronto), employing 100 people across the country. Founded in 1947 in Osaka, Japan, SANYO, which stands for "three oceans," has $22 billion worldwide in sales. The company provides a full range of SANYO consumer and industrial products including audio and video, digital cameras, wireless communication, LCD projectors and monitors, security video, air conditioning and home appliance products. SANYO is also the world's largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries. Its environmental focus includes solar energy panel products, non -fluorocarbon refrigeration, and electric vehicle power solutions (for the Ford Escape Hybrid). It is also a major manufacturer of lab equipment and C02 incubators. Visit for more information.

For information and to arrange interviews/demos, please contact:

Mark LaVigne, APR
Hunter LaVigne Communications Inc.
905 -841 -2017 (office)
416 -884 -2018 (cell)

Cathy Tucker
Director, Presentation Technologies and Digital Signage
SANYO Canada Inc.
905 -760 -4039 (office)
416 -553 -8230 (cell)

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