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Press Release  |  Sep 9, 2005

Affordable portable projectors feature DLP technology
for exceptional levels of color and brightness

INDIANAPOLIS, September 9, 2005 – Sharp is bringing home theater to a wider audience with its next generation of portable Digital Light Processing (DLP™) front projectors, the entry-level 480p DT-100 and the mid-level 720p, high-definition XV-Z2000. These lightweight, portable projectors can be easily moved from room to room, or permanently installed in a dedicated home theater. With brightness and contrast levels superior to those available in current entry level home theater front projectors, consumers are now able to enjoy excellent picture quality, even in environments with higher levels of ambient light.

"The everyday consumer does not necessarily have the space or need for a designated home theater room," said Bruce Tripido, director of product marketing for display devices, Consumer Electronics Marketing Group, Sharp. "Sharp's DLP projectors provide the ultimate home theater solution for consumers who need to make the most out of every room."

Sharp DT-100
Weighing just over eight and a half pounds, the brand-new DT-100 delivers a high-performance home theater solution at an entry-level price point. This high-quality option compares favorably to the leading entry-level projectors. Using DLP technology from Texas Instruments, this stylish, feature-packed projector is ideal for consumers to watch TV, DVDs or play computer games on a big screen and then pack it all up and put it away, saving space and avoiding clutter. The DT-100 provides consumers with a compact, high performance projector that will fit easily on a shelf, cabinet or small table.

The DT-100 projector is a true widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio ED (enhanced definition) product, with a resolution of 854 x 480 that is high-definition (HD) compatible. Features include an extremely high contrast ratio of 2000:1 for detailed reproduction of images with vibrant color, as well as 1000 ANSI Lumen brightness for brilliant clarity and a superior picture. The projector is also outfitted with a 6-Segment 5X-Speed color wheel that minimizes "color breaking" and provides high quality images with accurate color reproduction. Its low fan noise of 30 dB (in economy mode) ensures that a film's dialogue and special effects are the only sounds that movie-watching guests will hear, and sealed optics protect the projector from dust, dirt and smoke when being moved around the home.

SharpVision XV-Z2000
The SharpVision XV-Z2000 is a 720p HD DLP home entertainment solution that instantly transforms any room into a high-tech home theater. The XV-Z2000 features brightness (1200 ANSI Lumens) and contrast levels (2500:1) superior to those available in current front projectors, so consumers can enjoy excellent picture quality in almost any lighting conditions. Utilizing the DLP™ HD2+ chip from Texas Instruments, the XV-Z2000 delivers a resolution of 1280 x 720, one of the best pictures available in consumer home theater today.

The DT-100 will be available in October for a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $1,299.99. The XV-Z2000 is available now for an MSRP of $3,999.99.

For more information on Sharp's full line of consumer electronics products, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430 or call 877-388-SHARP for SharpVision products. For Sharp products call 800-BE-SHARP. For online product information, visit Sharp's virtual press room at or

Sharp Electronics Corporation is the Mahwah, N.J.-based marketing and sales subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of the core technologies that are integral to shaping the next generation of home entertainment products, appliances, networked, multifunctional office solutions, solar energy and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS® Liquid Crystal Televisions, 1-Bit™ digital audio products, SharpVision® projection products, Carousel® microwaves, IMAGER™ digital multifunctional systems, and Notevision® multimedia projectors. Sharp Electronics Corporation employs approximately 2,000 people throughout the U.S. supporting more than 50 product lines.

DLP is a trademark of Texas Instruments. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.