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SharpVision XV-Z3000 Projector SharpVision XV-Z3000
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6500:1 Contrast Ratio
1200 Lumens
Street Price: n/a

Sharp XV-Z3000 Home Theater Projector

Bill Livolsi, August 14, 2006

While 1280x768 projectors are becoming more common, those designed for home theater are still rather hard to come by. Native 1280x768 projectors are useful due to their ability to display several different resolutions in native format including HD 720p, as well as computer resolutions XGA (1024x768), and WXGA (1280x768). This makes them particularly versatile as they can be used for widescreen home theater video as well as high quality data presentation in either 4:3 or 15:9. The new Sharp XV-Z3000 is one of these versatile projectors. It is a 1200 ANSI lumen projector sporting a 6500:1 contrast ratio and a myriad of adjustments that make it easy to fine-tune your picture to your individual preferences. At street prices under $3000, it is also designed to bring high definition home theater to your living room while leaving your wallet intact.

Specifications

ANSI lumens: 1200

Contrast (full on/off): 6500:1 in high-contrast mode

Light Engine: 1280x768, native 15:9, single-chip DLP, 6 segment 5x rotation speed color wheel with a 275W SHP lamp.

Video Compatibility: HDTV 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p. NTSC/PAL/SECAM.

Data Compatibility: unknown.

Connection Panel: One HDMI port, two sets of YPbPr component inputs, one VGA port, one S-Video port, one composite video port, one 12V trigger, and one RS-232C port.

Lens and Throw Distance: 1.15:1 manual zoom/focus lens. Throws a 100" diagonal 15:9 image from 9.7' to 11.1'.

Lamp Life: 2,000 hours (3,000 hours in eco mode)

Warranty: One year.

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