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SharpVision XV-Z12000U Projector

720P Home Theater Projector
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The SharpVision XV-Z12000U Projector is a 720P Home Theater Projector. This lamp based projector is capable of displaying 900 Lumens at its brightest setting with a native resolution of 1280x720 . The internal DLP technology touts higher contrast, less visible pixels and more portability. The unique projector lens has the ability to be shifted to allow greater flexibility in positioning the projector relative to the screen. This projector was first available for purchase in December 2003 and has been by SharpVision.

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SharpVision XV-Z12000U Projector Specifications

December 2003
1 Year
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900 ANSI Lumens
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (HD)
Dynamic Contrast
Dynamic Iris
Display Type
0.80" DLP x 1
Color Wheel
7 segments
Color Wheel
5x speed
Color Processing
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 480p, 480i

Lamp Type
270W SHP bulb
Lamp Life
2,000 hours

Included Lens
1.35x manual zoom , manual focus
Optional Lenses
Lens Shift
Vertical +/-0.00%
Throw Distance
10.7' - 39.9'  Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size
60.00" - 300.00"
Throw Ratio
1.85:1 - 2.50:1
Projector Placement
For a
diagonal screen, place the projector lens between 13'-3" and 17'-11" from the screen.
Digital Keystone
Vertical only

Projector Size
7.00" x 18.70" x 16.00"
20.7 lbs
Internal Speakers
365 Watts 100V - 240V
Additional Features
Mustang/HD2+ DLP chip. Optional digital decoder required for HDTV.
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ANSI LUMENS  is the most commonly accepted industry standard brightness measurement. The ANSI lumen rating measures the brightest white that a projector can produce by averaging nine light meter measurements taken across the projected image.

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BUYER BEWARE   Either this projector's brightness specification does not cite an industry-accepted unit of measurement, or according to our calculations it seems unlikely that this projector is capable of producing the manufacturer's cited brightness specification.

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