Sanyo PLC-XT16 Projector for House of Worship
by Clint DeBoer — June 12, 2006
- 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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