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Not to be left out, Sharp also unveiled its first 3D ready projector at CEDIA last week, the XV-Z17000. Projected availability, however, is not until January 2011, and no price has been set yet. Of interest though, at a claimed 1600 lumens, it's the brightest of the announced 3D projectors under $10K.
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SHARP UNVEILS ITS FIRST 3D READY HIGH-DEFINITION DLP® HOME THEATER PROJECTOR
Delivering outstanding 3D visual experiences, the XV-Z17000 has a full-HD panel (1920 x 1080 pixels) with a 30000:1 contrast ratio-3D projection compatible with "IR Link" and "DLP Link"
- Full-HD panel (1920 x 1080 pixels) delivers 30000:1 high contrast ratio
- 2 Pairs of 3D Glasses Included
- Exceptional image brightness (1600 lumens in High Brightness mode)
- Full digital projection with DLP system and 2 HDMI® terminals
Atlanta, GA, September 23, 2010 -- Sharp today introduces its first 3D ready high-definition DLP theater projector for the consumer market. Delivering outstanding 3D visual experiences, the XV-Z17000 has a full-HD panel (1920 x 1080 pixels) with a 30000:1 contrast ratio and exceptional image brightness (1600 Lumens brightness in High Brightness mode). The model is 3D projection compatible via "IR Link" and "DLP Link" and is sold with 2 pairs of 3D active shutter glasses for added value and convenience.
"The XV-Z17000 offers the consumer a formidable and flexible platform for projecting 3D movies, sporting events, Internet video or any compatible programming," said Bruce Tripido, associate vice president, Entertainment Products Division, Sharp Electronics Corporation. "It can also be used to dramatically deliver all manner of 2D content, for day-to-day watching or special events. The included glasses, which can be adjusted to view content in either 3D or 2D, allow consumers to begin enjoying this projector immediately."
The XV-Z17000 features DLP technology for superior color accuracy, creating truer, more vibrant colors. The XV-Z17000 offers extensive connectivity with 2 HDMI® inputs (HDMI 1.4 3D over HDMI), as well as computer/component (mini D-sub 15 pin), component (3 RCA), S-Video and video (RCA) inputs. Low fan noise of 23dB (Eco+Quiet: on), reduces distraction while watching movies, sporting events and programming of any kind.
The XV-Z17000 features vertical and horizontal Keystone Correction, which corrects spherical and trapezoidal distortion of an image on a flat screen. Image Shift Function vertically shifts images projected in a 16 x 9 format to maintain superior images without distortion in limited spaces.
The XV-Z17000 integrates Consumer Electronic Control (CEC) functionality for One Touch Play, System Standby and other convenience features. An RS-232C port enables the projector to be operated via universal control systems. This model also offers several features for energy savings, including low standby power consumption and expanded lamp life when operated in eco mode.
The life of the 250-watt projection lamp is projected at 3,000 hours (Eco+Quiet: on) at a rated voltage of AC 100 ~ 240V, which may vary based on usage condition.
A flexible design with sliding cover protects the projector lens. The XV-Z17000's anti-theft features include a Kensington® security standard connector and security bar. The projector incurs lower maintenance costs due to its sealed DLP chip and filter-free design.
Availability and Pricing
The XV-Z17000 will be available in Q1 2011 at a Manufacturer's Suggested List Price (MSLP) TBD. For more information on this Sharp projector and Sharp's full line of consumer products, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, NJ, 07495-1163, or call 800-BE-SHARP. Find us on Facebook, follow us on twitter and watch us on YouTube.