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SharpVision XV-Z20000

SharpVision XV-Z20000
alaScore 92

10 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and black level. The design and usability also get good views. There are some negative views about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the SharpVision XV-Z20000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sharp XV-Z20000

 

Sharp's XV-Z20000 is a top performer among 1080p projectors, and delivers a solid feature package and sleek design to boot.

Solid color decoding, excellent black level performance; good shadow detail and accurate gamma, comprehensive feature package with numerous picture adjustments; great connectivity with two HDMI and one DVI input.

Primary and secondary colors are off; all lens adjustments are physical rather than electronic.

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Sharp XV-Z20000

 

Sharp's flagship DLP home-theater projector delivers what you'd expect for $9K: a bright, clean picture, noticeably smoother than most 1080p projectors we

Image looks great even at arm's length. Separate picture-setting memory for each input, of which there are plenty. Remarkably quiet

Overly simplistic remote buries basic functions beneath several menus. Similar-quality LCD light-thrower costs much less

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SharpVision XV-Z20000 1080p DLP Projector

 

When you're watching a sci-fi flick with lots of action in outer space, does the inky black of the cosmos draw you into its infinite depths, or does it appear washed out and flat? Do the stars shine intensely or merely appear as white dots on a...

With such a strong track record in front projectors, it's really no surprise that Sharp's latest effort is so exceptional. Once it's calibrated, detail and color are sensational, and blacks are sublime. The only shortcoming is shadow detail, and even...

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Sharp XV-Z20000

 

In other words the XV-Z20000 comes standard with plenty of "wow" factor

Excellent overall image quality in "best" modes ; Excellent black levels, and extremely good shadow detail ; High contrast, without relying on a dynamic iris ; Extremely sharp image ; Excellent Color Management Controls - a hobbiest's delight, offers...

Noisy - loudest projector in class, is noisier in low power (eco) mode than most projectors are in full power (bright) modes. This will deter some buyers ; Best modes are not overly bright ; Limited zoom range ; Falls a bit short of it's brightness...

If you've got the bucks to spend, the XV-Z20000 is a serious product, for serious viewers. Equally at home for watching movies, or TV/HDTV/Sports, the Sharp produces vibrant images within the limits of its average brightness. Overall picture quality...

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Sharp XV-Z20000 DLP Projector

 

Despite my, and others', repeated assurances that you don't need 1080p on a 42-inch display, that seems to be what people keep concentrating on. Such resolution is wasted on a small screen (unless you're sitting on it). But, in this "mine has more...

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Sharp XV-Z20000 DLP Projector

 

Despite my, and others', repeated assurances that you don't need 1080p on a 42-inch display, that seems to be what people keep concentrating on. Such resolution is wasted on a small screen (unless you're sitting on it). But, in this "mine has more...

So, what's the big difference? Well, to put it bluntly: more wrinkles. Other than hair, wrinkles are some of the finest details on a person. Close-ups are where you'll notice the extra resolution the most, and, for better or worse, this is how you can...

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Sharp XV-Z20000

 

With such a strong track record in front projectors, it's really no surprise that Sharp's latest effort is so exceptional. Once it's calibrated, detail and color are sensational, and blacks are sublime. The only shortcoming is shadow detail, and even...

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Sharp XV-Z20000 1080p DLP projector

 

When 1080p home theater projectors were introduced a year or so ago, a funny thing happened on the way to the party.

Superb image overall, Exceptional contrast ratio and deep, rich blacks, Bright enough for a wide ranger of screen sizes, Great setup flexibility

Frustrating service menu calibration

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Sharp XV-Z20000 1080p DLP projector: Short Take

 

Anyone familiar with Sharp's 720p DLP projectors will immediately recognize the new design. Apart from its shiny black suit, its shape is identical. So are many of its features, including the manual zoom, focus, and vertical lens shift. It does offer...

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Sharp XV-Z20000 1080p DLP projector: Short Take

 

In earlier reviews of Sharp flagship projectors I've noticed that the three iris settings aren't equally spaced. The Medium setting is closer to the High Contrast (minimum) than to the High Brightness (fully open) position. This is also true of the...

Product Specifications

This SharpVision 1080p high definition DLP front projector represents the pinnacle in home theater. Utilizing DLP 0.95" DarkChip3 1920 x 1080 technology from Texas Instruments and Sharp's advanced proprietary Computer Video & Integrated Composer (CV-IC System III) technology, the Z20000 boasts a 12000: 1 contrast ratio and a high brightness 1000 ANSI lumens rating, delivering one of the best pictures available in consumer home theater projectors today.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:19.5in
Height:7in
Weight:20.7lbs
Width:18.7in

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
HD Image Format:1080p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1000ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:12000:1
Max Image Size:25ft / 300in
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Portability:Non-portable
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:DLP projector

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Sharp
Model:XV-Z20000
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:SharpVision

Projector Lamp

Lamp Life Cycle:2000hour(s)
Lamp Type:SHP

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video
Digital Video Standard:High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
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