JVC DLA-RS1 and Sharp XV-Z20000 Home Theater Projectors: A Comparison Review – Overview

JVC DLA-RS1, Sharp XV-Z20000 1080p Home Theater Projectors, Basic Specs:

JVC DLA-RS1 Home Theater Projector
MSRP: $6295
Technology: 3 Chip LCOS (JVC D-iLA)
Native Resolution: 1080p (1920×1080)
Brightness: 700 lumens at D65 – best mode – brighter in other modes
Contrast: 15,000:1

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Zoom Lens ratio: 2.0:1
Lens shift: Vertical (80%), Horizontal (34%)
Lamp life: 2000 hours
Weight: 25.5 lbs.
Warranty: 2 Years, Parts and Labor

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Sharp XV-Z20000 Home Theater ProjectorThis is the Sharp XV-Z20000 home theater projector.

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MSRP: $11,999, MAP: $9999
Technology: Single chip DLP
Native Resolution: 1080p (1920×1080)
Brightness: 1000 lumens
Contrast: 12,000:1
Zoom Lens ratio: 1.35:1
Lens shift: Horizontal only
Lamp life: 2000 hours
Weight: 21 lbs.
Warranty: 1 year Parts and Labor, with In-Home service

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JVC DLA-RS1 and Sharp XV-Z20000 Projectors Compared: Physical Attributes JVC DLA-RS1 vs Sharp XV-Z20000: Physical Overview:

Both are fairly large 20+ pound projectors, with roughly the same physical size and shape.  The Sharp weighs in at 21 pounds, the JVC at 25 pounds

JVC DLA-RS1 and Sharp XV-Z20000: Room Placement Flexibility

The first place where they differ greatly, is in placement ability. And the differences are not only distance from the srcreen, but also height.

Let’s start with distance.  The Sharp has a zoom lens with a very limited 1.35:1 range.  Translated, that means the furthest it can be placed from a given sized screen, will be 35% further away, than the closest it can be.  The JVC RS1, by comparison has a 2:1 zoom, so the projector can be twice as far back, as its closest position.

[Note:  When discussing distances, those distances are always measured from the front of the lens to the screen. For discussion purposes distances will be based on filling a 100 inch, diagonal, 16:9 aspect ratio screen.]

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