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Sharp XV-Z15000


$3,000.00 Released March, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Affordable price. Full 1080p. Good contrast and brightness values.

The Cons:No filter design is questionable - might suffer dust buildup. Poor zoom options - must be mounted above or in front of viewers. Dynamic iris is easily detected in fast bright to dark scene changes.

The Sharp XV-Z15000 is a full HD DLP projector with a sleek, high-gloss black design based on a single chip 1080p DLP 0.65-inch DMD chip from Texas Instruments. Cited as an affordable home projector, the XV-Z15000 combines a 30,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio with a 1600 ANSI lumens high brightness to recreate top-quality imagery.

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In addition, the XV-Z15000 offers a true wide-screen 16:9 aspect ratio with a whopping 1920 x 1080 resolution, not to mention a 24 Hz film mode that delivers an accurate representation of the movie’s originally intended frame rate, thereby recreating a more realistic experience. The XV-Z15000 also comes equipped with a 6-segment/6-speed color wheel that produces flicker-free/high-grade images, a powered iris switchover function for easy/simple user adjustments to brightness/contrast with just the hit of a button, Keystone Correction that corrects spherical/cylindrical/trapezoidal distortion, and an auto V-Keystone Correction button to “automatically activate in response to the installation angle of the projector.” Plus, the XV-Z15000 boasts an RS-232C input and two HDMI 1.3 terminals with x.v. color. The Sharp XV-Z15000 retails for $2999.99 and comes with a 1 year limited warranty.

Features

  • Sleek, High-Gloss Black Design
  • Full HD DLP Projector
  • 1080p DLP 0.65-inch DMD Chip
  • 30,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • 1600 ANSI Lumens Brightness
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio w/1920x1080 Resolution
  • 24 Hz Film Mode
  • 6-Segment/6-Speed Color Wheel
  • Powered Iris Switchover Function
  • Keystone Correction
  • Auto V-Keystone Correction Button
  • RS-232C Input Jack
  • 2 HDMI 1.3 Terminals w/x.v. Color
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty

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Pros
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    affordable price

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    full 1080p

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    good contrast and brightness values

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    well balanced performer

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    sealed light path - no filters to change

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    good black levels

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    good colours - even better after calibration

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    faster than average dynamic iris will not bother the non-purist

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    Prices listed here seem to be far lower than MSRP.

Cons
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    no filter design is questionable - might suffer dust buildup

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    poor zoom options - must be mounted above or in front of viewers

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    dynamic iris is easily detected in fast bright to dark scene changes

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    small non-backlit remote

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