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Sharp XV-Z17000 Projector Review

Posted on February 5, 2011 by Art Feierman
First seeing a non-functioning sample of the Sharp XV-Z17000 at CEDIA last September, it's been a long wait getting one in for review. I was very excited when I first learned the specs of the XV-Z17000, and have been impressed while reviewing. Although not inexpensive, at $4999, it is actually one of the least expensive 1080p 3D projectors so far. Our review projector is pre-production.

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Sharp XV-Z17000 Specs
Price 4999
Technology DLP
Native Resolution 1920x1080
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim) 1600
Contrast 40,000:1
Zoom Lens Ratio 1.15:1 Manual zoom and focus
Lens Shift No
Lamp Life est.up to 2000 hours at full power, 3000 hours in eco mode
Weight 12.8 lbs
Warranty 3 Year Parts and Labor, with 90 day lamp warranty

This XV-Z17000 came complete with a big SAMPLE sticker on the top. Since much of the 2D aspects are carry forward, we expected a pretty stable 2D projector, and that has proved true. 3D projectors, being pretty new, are always an "experience."

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This Z17000 review is being posted in pieces since I promised at least part, before Superbowl. First posting includes only first page, the tour, and pieces of Image and Performance pages. The review should be complete by the 8th.

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