Sanyo PLV-Z700 Home Theater Projector: Out of the Box Picture Quality
The PLV-Z700 right out of the box, hooked up, and watching assorted content, I quickly concluded that "out of the box" picture quality was reasonably good, and definitely not great. Overall, without adjustment, the image is too warm (reddish). Shadow detail was also just good (which improved with a slight increase to the brightness setting).
Overall, like the vast majority of home theater projectors, a noticeable and significant improvement can be made to the picture quality, by doing a basic, or professional calibration.
I found movie watching before adjustment to be "ok", and after the basic brightness and contrast settings, to be a little better.