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Sanyo PLC-WTC500L LCD Multimedia Projector Review

by March 28, 2010
Sanyo PLC-WTC500L

Sanyo PLC-WTC500L

  • Product Name: PLC-WTC500L LCD Multimedia Projector
  • Manufacturer: Sanyo
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarhalf-star
  • Review Date: March 28, 2010 21:00
  • MSRP: $ 6,995 (no lens)
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Resolution: WXGA (1280 x 800) 16:10
Brightness (typical): 5000 ANSI Lumens
Contrast Ratio: 3000:1
Panel System: 0.95” TFT P-Si x 3
Video Inputs: HD15, HDMI, RGBHV/component/composite(BNC), composite (RCA), S-video (DIN)
Audio inputs: stereo mini x2, Stereo (RCA)
Misc: RS-232 (control), USB (service), R/C jack, Monitor out (HD15), audio out (stereo mini)
Uniformity: 90% (corner to center)
Scanning Frequency: H Sync : 15-100kHz, V Sync : 50-100Hz
Dot Clock: 140 MHz (Analog)
Compatibility UXGA / WXGA / SXGA / SXGA+ / XGA / SVGA / VGA / MAC
HDTV: 480i, 480p, 575i, 575p, 720p, 1035i and 1080i (1080p via HDMI)
Color System PAL / SECAM / NTSC / NTSC4.43 / PAL-M / PAL-N
Lens Options: (LNS-S11, LNS-W11, LNS-W10, LNS-T10, LNS-T11)
Image Size (diagonal) 30" – 300"
Up/Down Ratio U/D: 10:0 - 1:1 , L/R 13:7 – 7:13
Digital Keystone Vertical : +/- 40 deg, Horizontal:+/- 20 deg
Digital Zoom: 49x – 1/4x
Lamp(s): 330W NSHA
Power Consumption: 420W (Eco1)
Fan Noise: 31dB (Eco1)
BTU Rating: 1,433 (Eco1)
Speaker Output: 3W +3 W Stereo Speakers
Weight: 32.4 lbs
Dimensions: 17.76" x 6.89" x 21.66" (box)


  • Dual lamps
  • On-board audio
  • Nice remote control
  • Lots of lens choices


  • Worst menu system EVER
  • HDMI poorly implemented


Continuing our look at presentation projectors, we took a look at the Sanyo PLC-WLC500L, a unique dual lamp system that is designed for flexible installation, high (5000) lumen output and extended run-time that means you won't have to replace the bulbs until after 6000 hours. The projector is a WXGA model, meaning it has a resolution of 1280x800 (16:10) which is compatible with most widescreen laptops and computer monitors. This makes it a perfect match for presentations – that is, if you can fit it under your arm to your next appointment!

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finishers posts on June 04, 2010 10:27
Ahan… good review….
have seen it before too…
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