August 14th, 2012 Art Feierman
Greetings, I’m freshly back from Outside Lands music festival, and dropping Lisa back off at college. Mike’s returning the Sharp XV-Z30000 projector in a couple of hours, so I can get back into some serious reviewing.
For those of you who read my “First Look” blog about the XV-Z30000 home theater projector, I conjectured that it was fairly bright. I didn’t get a chance to set it up side by side with any other projectors for reference (which would have made “guessing” rather accurate). In the last blog I did guess that the Z30000 projector might produce 1500 lumens in its brightest mode – Stage.
Wrong. I was just looking at Mike’s calibration and measurement summary. I was overly optimistic. Stage mode which actually looks pretty good (as mentioned) though definitely on the cool temperature side, at maximum measured just over 1100 lumens. (Now we know Mike’s meter is more conservative than our others here, but we go by Mike’s for all home theater projector reviews.) The point there is don’t be surprised if other reviewers find an extra 100 lumens or so.
Still, by our reckoning, that makes the Sharp Read the rest of this entry »