Sharp XV-Z20000 Home Theater Projector Review: 1080p DLP Projector – Overview

By comparison, the image above, is the same frame, from the RS-1. As you can see, the star visibility between the two is almost identical. (Ignore color balance differences – not relevant for images I shoot for black level and shadow details.) Obviously, I cropped these two differently. You can, of course, click on the images for larger versions. The first of the two “satellite” images below, from Space Cowboys (hi-def), is the Sharp, the second one is the Sony Pearl. The exposures are slightly different, but close. I would call the sky just a touch inkier black on the Sharp, even though the Sony is a touch underexposed by comparison. (And, the Sony, is very, very, good!)

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Sony_VW-50

Now to my favorite, the cavern image from Phantom of the Opera:

I’ll try to get the comparisons “out of my system” so first is the XV-Z20000, followed by the JVC DLA-RS1, and lastly one of the lower cost 1080p DLP projectors, the Optoma HD81.

In each case, clicking on the image will bring up a larger image, and one that is seriously overexposed, to bring out the shadow details.

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OK, another comparison set. This from Lord of the Rings. Again, clicking on each image, brings up a larger, and overexposed version so you can see how well each projector did in the dark areas on the right side (the shed) and along the bottom.

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