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The new Sanyo PLV-Z4000 LCD projector has 1080p resolution and a 120 Hz refresh rate.

Earlier this week, Sanyo announced a new front projector, the PLV-Z4000. The LCD projector has 1080p resolution and a 120 Hz refresh rate, interpolating the intermediate frames from a 60 Hz signal to produce smooth motion on moving images. It can also handle the film-based 1080p24 signal (24 frames per second) that can be produced by some Blu-ray players.

The projector is rated at 1,200 lumens, which should be sufficient for home theater installations, but may not hold up well in a brightly-lit room. The projector is scheduled to ship in May with a list price of $2,495.

Front projectors are still the best value if you want a really large HD image (such as if you’re seated 10 feet or more from the screen) and can exert some control over the ambient lighting conditions.

Posted by Alfred Poor, April 30, 2010 6:00 AM

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Alfred Poor is a well-known display industry expert, who writes the daily HDTV Almanac. He wrote for PC Magazine for more than 20 years, and now is focusing on the home entertainment and home networking markets.