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Opinion of Ann Albin - Jul 14, 2009

SharpVision XV-ZW99U Projector
SVGA (832x624), 400 ANSI Lumens,
32.0 lbs, $7,995 (MSRP)
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by Ann Albin - Jul 14, 2009
Image Quality 4.0
Features 4.0
Construction 1.0
Ease of Use 4.0
Reliability 1.0
Value for Money 2.0

Personal Experience
Purchased new in 1999 at the "bargain" price of $6,100. Immediately had problems with the picture going out and some weird yellowish/gold pulsating blob showing up on the screen. The dealer wouldn't take it back and sent us to Sharp for repair.

The problem would come and go. Sometimes scrolling through the different aspect ratios would cure it. Sometimes smacking it would fix it. We had it repaired the first time under warranty, but it was never quite right. The problem came back after it was out of warranty. Paid to have it fixed again. Problem came back again. Didn't use it enough to need to replace the bulb. Finally gave up and bought a Panny PT-AE3000 a couple of months ago. HEAVEN! If anyone would like to have the Sharp hunk of junk for parts, let me know.

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