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Sharp XV-Z15000 Projector Review-3

Posted on June 18, 2009 by Art Feierman

Specs for Sharp XV-Z15000

MSRP: $2499
Technology: DLP
Native Resolution: 1080p (1920x1080)
Brightness: 1600 lumens
Contrast: 30,000:1
Zoom Lens ratio: 1.15:1

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Lens shift: None
Lamp life: 3000 hours in eco-mode, no published spec at full power, expect 2000
Weight: 12.8 lbs. (5.7 Kg)
Warranty: 1 Year Parts and Labor

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Sharp XV-Z15000 Special Features

Sharp XV-Z15000 Color Wheel

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Like the Optoma HD8200 recently reviewed, this is one of the newer DLP projectors that as Texas Instruments promised, makes the rainbow effect less noticeable to those of us who are sensitive. I can still spot it once in a rare while, but it's less of an issue than on some others, such as the BenQ W5000, one of its direct competitors. The color wheel is a 5x, 6 segment. That's good to start, but other things are going on as well that reduce the rainbow effect. Bottom line, I'm moderately sensitive, but rarely spot rainbows with this projector even on scenes that are most susceptible (bright white moving quickly on a dark background).

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