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Sanyo PLC-XT16 Projector for House of Worship

by June 12, 2006
Sanyo PLC-XT16 projector

Sanyo PLC-XT16 projector

  • Product Name: PLC-XT16 Projector
  • Manufacturer: Sanyo
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: June 12, 2006 20:00
  • MSRP: $ 5495
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  • 3500 ANSI Lumens (Typical)
  • True XGA (1024 x 768) Resolution Compressed SXGA Resolution
  • 800:1 Contrast Ratio
  • New Progressive IC for 2-3 Pulldown and 1080i to Progressive Conversion
  • Digital Visual Interface (DVI-I)
  • ECO Mode
  • HDTV Compatible
  • X-Y Digital Keystone Correction
  • Whisper Quiet Fan (31 dBA in Eco Mode)
  • Power Lens Shift (vertical)
  • Power Zoom/Power Focus
  • Network Connectivity (with Optional PJ-NET Organizer)
  • Optional Wireless Imager Module Available
  • One-Touch Lens Mount System
  • A Variety of Optional Lenses Available


  • Bright for use with ambient light
  • Vertical lens shift
  • Electronic focus, lens shift and zoom controls via remote
  • Laser pointer aligned with IR blaster
  • Direct input selection on remote
  • Easy to use menu system
  • Remote features mouse control when projector is connected to PC via USB or serial
  • Stellar remote IR performance over long distances


  • Loud fan in high output mode
  • Blacks will be gray if projector is used in light controlled environment to play movies
  • Need to mount relatively close to screen or purchase optional long-throw lens


We had a limited amount of time to play with the Sanyo PLC-XT16 projector, but I wanted to give it a brief run-through in a context that comes up a lot on our forums and in discussions with custom installers. We took a look at this bright, flexible Sanyo projector from the perspective of installing it in a house of worship (that’s a church to us Southerners). The Sanyo seems well-suited to the task and indeed my church already uses two older PLC-series projectors with much success.
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