Sanyo has just announced that its formerly $200 rebate will be a $400 – at least until the end of March.
What does that mean to the 1080p home theater projector shopper? It means there is now a slight price advantage for the PLV-Z3000 over it’s chief competitors (Panasonic PT-AE3000U and Epson Home Cinema 6500 UB). The Sanyo produces a very good 65000:1 contrast ratio and is solid on features. Compare prices and specs below. Click links to compare complete specs.
Best Selling 1080p Home Theater Projectors
- Sanyo PLV-Z3000 – 65000:1 contrast – $1,995 (after new $400 rebate)
- Panasonic PT-AE3000U – 60000:1 contrast – $2,499 (plus 2-year warranty rebate)
- Epson Home Cinema 6500 UB – 75000:1 contrast – $2,499 (after $500 rebate)
Other low priced 1080p options.
Here are a couple of the lowest priced 1080p home theater projectors out there. Contrast is typically lower, and features are left off to keep the price down on these entry level deals.
- Epson Home Cinema 6100 – 18000:1 contrast – $1999
- Sanyo PLV-Z700 – 10000:1 contrast – $1599 (after $200 rebate)
You see what happened was…
You will notice that rather than one simple $400 rebate, Sanyo has two separate $200 rebates running. This is (as Art at Projector Reviews pontificates) probably for legal reasons. The original $200 rebate doesn’t officially end until the end of April, so rather than cancel the existing rebate, they sweetened the deal by just adding on another $200. Otherwise there would be sure to be those who would try and ‘double dip.’ Understandably.