Mitsubishi HC4900 vs Sanyo PLV-Z2000 Posted on July 22, 2007 By Art Feierman 1. Mitsubishi HC4900 vs Sanyo PLV-Z20002. Mitsubishi HC4900 vs Sanyo PLV-Z2000-2 - Projector Sharpness - Projector Brightness - Out of the Box Projector Performance - Overall Picture Quality - Other Projector Features3. Mitsubishi HC4900 vs Sanyo PLV-Z2000-3 - Projector Pricing - Projector Value - Projector Warranties - Art's Two Cents Here are two excellent 1080p home theater projectors, that, at the moment, are the least expensive 1080p projectors on the market. While similar in some ways, they are drastically different in others. This results in a comparison that should make for some clear cut choices for consumers. Where these two differ is so great, that most people considering this pair, should find it easy to decide which is best for them. Overview Image Quality General Performance Warranty Summary, Pros, Cons The Sanyo PLV-Z2000 picked up our Best In Class, Runner-Up, award for the entry level 1080p projectors. The Mitsubishi HC4900, received our Special Interest Award, as we consider that its unique abilities will generate a large following of very happy owners. Links to additional one-on-one comparisons Panasonic PT-AE2000U vs. Sanyo PLV-Z2000 Mitsubishi HC4900 vs. Panasonic PT-AE2000U Sanyo PLV-Z2000 vs. Mitsubishi HC4900 Epson Home Cinema 1080 UB vs. JVC DLA-RS1x Sony VPL-VW40 vs. Epson Home Cinema 1080 UB Epson Home Cinema 1080 UB vs. Panasonic PT-AE2000U BenQ W5000 vs. Sony VPL-VW40 JVC DLA-RS2 vs. Sony VPL-VW60 Both projectors have 2:1 zoom lenses, and vertical and horizontal lens shift. If one will work for you, in your room from a placement standpoint, the other almost certainly will. And both of these offer about as much placement flexibility as any home theater projectors out there today. True, the HC4900’s zoom, focus and lens shift are motorized, while the PLV-Z2000’s are manual, but for most, it’s set it up once, and you’re done. I seriously doubt that the motorized aspects of the Mitsubishi will sway anyone to buy it over the Sanyo, still, it’s a nice touch. Both are 3LCD projectors. The two typically sell within about $200 dollars of each other, now, in March of 2008. Of course, prices will change, throughout the year. Then, there is the audible noise factor. Talk about close, I believe these are the two quietest 1080p projectors currently shipping (Mitsubishi’s more expensive HC6000 is just as quiet as the HC4900). Even with the lamps at full power, they are both quieter than most other projectors in their low lamp (eco) modes, and dramatically quieter than many others in full power mode. Anyone with a problem with the audible noise of either of these, simply will have to wait a generation or three, before they are happy. When it comes to remote controls, I considered both to be good ones, although the Sanyo’s remote has a little better range than the HC4900’s remote control. 1. Mitsubishi HC4900 vs Sanyo PLV-Z20002. Mitsubishi HC4900 vs Sanyo PLV-Z2000-2 - Projector Sharpness - Projector Brightness - Out of the Box Projector Performance - Overall Picture Quality - Other Projector Features3. Mitsubishi HC4900 vs Sanyo PLV-Z2000-3 - Projector Pricing - Projector Value - Projector Warranties - Art's Two Cents Mitsubishi HC4900 vs Sanyo PLV-Z2000-2 You May Also Like NEC NP-P474U Business and Education Projector Review Vivitek HK2288 4K UHD Home Theater Projector Review Epson BrightLink 710Ui Interactive Education Projector Review ViewSonic PS750W Interactive Education Projector Review BenQ HT2550 – At $1499, The Most Affordable 4K UHD Projector Yet – First Look ViewSonic PJD7828HDL Home Theater Projector Review Optoma UHZ65 4K Laser Projector Review Acer K138ST Projector Review – A Pocket Sized Gaming Machine Optoma UHD60 Projector Review and Comparison to UHD65 AAXA M5 Pocket Projector Review – 720p and LED!