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Sharp XV-Z3000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Sharp XV-Z3000. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviews about the black level and design are generally positive. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the noise.

price, usability, image quality, design, black level


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sharp XV-Z3000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Sharp XV-Z3000 DLP projector reviewed


You know how every time you consider how cool it would be to install a front projector in your place to throw up an 80-inch screen for some movie-watching and gaming goodness, and then realize that all the really good HD projectors that can handle...

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Sharp XV-Z3000


I just happened to have Phantom of the Opera in my HD-DVD player when I hooked up the XV-Z3000. My first reactions to the XV-Z3000, based on that are, 1) really good color out of the box, 2) excellent shadow detail, 3) very bright, and finally, and...

Very bright projector in brightest modes (up to 1500 lumens, and more if willing to sacrifice a bit more color accuracy, etc ; Good brightness in "best modes" except for the very best mode (285 lumens) ; Excellent black levels ; Very good shadow detail...

Noisy! Perhaps the loudest home theater projector around, when in full lamp power mode, acceptable, but not great noise levels in low power (eco) mode ; Limited range zoom (1.15:1)- limits placement flexibility ; Small remote, with small buttons ; Lack...

With black level performance that exceeds any of the projectors currently selling under $2000, many looking for the best picture for movie watching will certainly find the XV-Z3000 worth the extra few hundreds, and pretty much holds its own against any...

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Sharp XV-Z3000 Front Projector: On the Bench


The sub-$5K segment of the front PJ market is heating up rapidly, and Sharp has always delivered massive bag for precious few bucks with DLP. The XV-Z3000 boasts some features descended from Sharp's DLP flagship, the Z12000 MKII, such as the Color...


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Sharp XV-Z3000 DLP Projector


I love surprises. Ok, that's a lie. I hate surprises. How is giving me an attack of tachycardia (learned that one on House) anyone's idea of a good time. But, in the HT world, surprises are usually good. Take this $3,000 projector, for instance. By all...

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Sharp XV-Z3000 DLP Projector


I love surprises. Ok, that's a lie. I hate surprises. How is giving me an attack of tachycardia (learned that one on House) anyone's idea of a good time. But, in the HT world, surprises are usually good. Take this $3,000 projector, for instance. By all...

Using the HD DVD of 16 Blocks, the ZV-Z3000 showed off only a slight amount of noise in the image. This wasn't any worse than other projectors in its range. Detail was good, though I've seen a few other projectors that appear to have better resolution....

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SharpVision XV-Z3000 Review


The Sharp Z3000 shines in many respects, but lacks a few features that would make it easy to install in a variety of settings. It has a wide range of lumen outputs that make it great either for ambeint light or dark theater viewing. Home theater...

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Sharp XVZ-30000 home theatre projector


This home cinema projector handles 2D and 3D with aplomb

Excellent 2D and 3D video quality ; Powered zoom for flexible setup ; 2D setting on glasses to remove 3D effect

No 2D-3D conversion in the projector ; No motion smoothing, fast-moving 3D can flicker

Sharp's XVZ-30000 is a worthy competitor for any other premium home theatre projector. Its 2D and 3D video quality is excellent, and the projector is only slightly let down by no 2D-3D conversion and no frame smoothing.

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Sharp XV-Z3000 review


A good performer, but is there more to this projector?

p>Attractive, curvy design Good feature set, including an HDMI port</p

p>A little overpriced Noticeably noisy</p

Product Specifications

The SharpVision XV-Z3000 is a feature packed high definition DLP projector that is ideal for the dedicated home theater or any viewing room in the home. The XV-Z3000 utilizes DLP technology from Texas Instruments that includes BrilliantColor technology and TrueVision Image processing that produces vibrant images and extraordinary video performance. The XV-Z3000 also features a resolution of 1280 x 768, a 6 Segment 5x Speed color wheel, a brightness rating of 1200 ANSI lumens, an outstanding 6500: 1 contrast ratio and three high definition capable inputs that include an HDMI interface, delivering one of the best pictures available in consumer home theater today.

Audio Output

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Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Display Resolution Abbreviation:WXGA
HD Image Format:720p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1200ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:6500:1
Max Image Size:25ft / 300in
Max Resolution:1280 x 768
Min Image Size:3.3ft / 40.2in
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:DLP projector


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:SharpVision

Projector Lamp

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

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 3.58 / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video