Projector enthusiast looking to update their new beamer would appreciate the newest and most advanced home theater LCD projector from Sanyo. The company has replaced the widely popular LP-Z2000 with LP-Z3000, featuring industry’s first 120Hz 5:5 pulldown from 60hz inputs using Dynamic Predictive Frame Interpolation Technology. Native 1080/24p or 720/24p material is also supported with 4:4 pull down to 96hz.
Sanyo is known for their super slim handheld cameras the their latest Xacti E2 falls right in line with its predecessors. It can take stills, video and you can even submerge it under five feet of water. The question should be, what can't this thing do?
If you're looking for a home theater solution, and want to go the projector route, why not consider the Sanyo 1080p PLV-Z700 LCD projector. This full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution projector acts as a great introductory device without having to spend a fortune.
This projector can display 1200 ANSI lumens, which makes it perfect for viewing in a dark room. Another notable feature is the electronic lens cap that automatically places the projector in standby mode when it closes.
Week in Review time, and it seems like there’s plenty to look back on over the past seven days. Continuing our fresh tradition, in the fast-moving netbook segment we’ve seen confirmation of ASUS’ Eee PC plans – 23 models in all, the next of which being the 701SD, together with dual-core and bigger SSD versions – as well as Sylvania’s new G Netbook MESO, the target $299 tag of which got plenty of people hot under the collar. Price is a sore subject over at MSI, who saw their Wind netbook rise in cost uncontrollably, while E-Lead are likely celebrating their Noahpad – with its distinctive dual-touchpad keyboard – finally reaching customers.
There’s plenty to look forward to, as well, with Intel confirming a refresh of their Classmate PC, a video showing Fujitsu’s upcoming Amilo Mini playing with interchangeable casings, and Lenovo tipped for a new netbook to be released in September. If you can afford a bit more, and can’t wait until September, Lenovo’s ThinkPad X200 is a proper, grown-up ultraportable set to launch imminently; going by the first hands-on reports it looks to be a winner, with battery life getting particular credit.
Sanyo have taken the wraps off of a new Xacti camcorder, the HD800, and according to Akihabara News the spec sheet might not tell the whole story. They’re most impressed by “the HUGE step forward in video quality” compared to the HD700, together with the improved noise reduction. Still recording in up to 720p high-definition, the HD800 can also grab 8-megapixel stills.
Sanyo have announced the world’s first LCD projector that uses four panels, not the usual three. The new LCD is called the “Color Control Device” and sets out to maintain bright colors despite the brightness being cranked up. In fact, Sanyo are also claiming the PLC-XP200L has the brightest luminance among semi-portable projectors, coming in at 7,000 lumens.
With Computex 2008 came more budget ultraportable news than many of us could stomach this week, as several manufacturers took the opportunity to confirm their machines (most of them previewed to death beforehand) and legions of others attempted to get their foot in the OEM door. ASUS finally took the wraps off the Eee PC 901, 1000 and 1000(H), while MSI’s Wind was made official; Acer confirmed their Aspire One notebook, which was made special by virtue of the fact that we only found out it was coming last week. Meanwhile Dell held back on their Inspiron Mini, citing delays in tweaking the keyboard, and ASUS launched their low-cost offensive on the desktop with the Eee Box B202.
Sanyo have updated their popular Xacti camcorder, introducing new “Face Chaser” technology that can recognise and keep in focus up to twelve individual faces simultaneously. The HD1010 also has a 10x optical zoom, records video in 1080i high-definition, and can capture 4-megapixel stills. Both video and still image stabilization are present, as is a 2.7-inch fold-out LCD viewfinder, 40MB of internal memory (which you’ll want to add to via the SDHC card slot, since an hour of 1080i footage gobbles up around 1GB) and all in the same, ergonomic shape that helped make the camcorder so popular.
Sanyo has announced their latest portable projectors, the LP-XC55 and LP-XC50, both weighing just 4.2kg but still with 1,024 x 768 UXGA, WXGA or SXGA resolution. The company has also fitted its new Active Maintenance Filter (AMS) system, which uses a replaceable air filter cartridge rather than relying on users cleaning out the vents themselves. While the LP-XC50 has 2,600 lumens brightness, the XC55 manages 3,100 lumens.
This new Xacti is waterproof, to an extent. The thing is, its not some weak extent like you can splash it and probably still be safe, no, you can take this thing up to 1.5 meters deep and hold and use it there for up to an hour.