Best buy 16:9 projector


Active Member
HI. I currently have an Infocus LP340 and was thinking of selling it to get a projector that gives dedicated 16:9. Currently there is a lot of light pollution or bleed around the image.

Q's: Does a dedicated 16:9 prevent this light leakage?

Are there any reasonable projectors under a grand that do this?

Any idea what I might get for my projector please? Lamp has been used a couple of hundred hours I guess and well looked after...

Cheers for your help....



Active Member

With a true 16:9 projector you will not get the overspill of light around the image as you do on 4:3 units when set to 16:9

The Sanyo PLV-Z1 is in your price bracket and gives a respectable image.


Novice Member
The Panny AE300 can be had for less than £1K, it's 960x540 and a nice machine for a first projector.


Standard Member are doing the Sanyo Z1 for £637.00 (£748.48 inc. VAT).

Native Wide Aspect Ratio
Video (964*544)
700 ANSI lumens
3.4kg (7.50lbs.)
Horizontal & Vertical lens shift
Theatre black mode
800:1 Contrast Ratio
PAL Progressive Compatible


And the AE300 for £930.60 inc. VAT.

Native Wide Aspect Ratio
Video (960*540)
800 ANSI lumens
2.9kg (6.40lbs.)
5000 hour lamp life (typical)
SCART Socket
Smooth screen technology
Horizontal & Vertical keystone correction
Free pixel check
800:1 Contrast Ratio
DVI Input
Includes Case
PAL Progressive Compatible


Active Member
Cheers chaps,

Got my self a Sanyo plv-z1. Good spec and good value projector.
I need to sell my Infocus LP340 now. I reckon I should get about 550 - 600 it. Its in good condition and the lamp has always been looked after. Cooled down nicely etc...

Thanks for your help,



Standard Member
What do you think of the Z1 ?

There are quite a lot of comments about the visible screen door and noise. How does it compare to your LP340?

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