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Sharp XV-Z12000

We have collected and analyzed 12 expert reviews and 1 user reviews from international sources. Users rate it 100/100. The average review date is Apr 9, 2005. We have compared these reviews to 136887 reviews from other Projectors. Last update: Dec 10, 2018.

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This summary is based on the products: Sharp XV-Z12000 MARK II - DLP projector - 1000 ANSI lumens - 1280 x 720 - widescreen - High Definition 720pSharp XV-Z12000 MARK II - DLP projector - 1000 ANSI lumens - 1280 x 720 - widescreen - High Definition 720p

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Geoffrey Morrison (

Sharp XV-Z12000 MARK II DLP Projector


Way back in our July 2004 issue, we reviewed this projector's predecessor, which wasn't known as the MARK I. We liked the XV-Z12000's performance so much, we gave it our 2005 RAVE Award for Best Overall Projector. Just a few months shy of two years...

With stylish good looks outside and on the screen, the XV-Z12000 MARK II is a worthy successor to the RAVE Award winner. An increase in performance and a drop in price are two things that always go well together.

Mar, 2006

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Sharp XV-Z12000 Mark II DLP Projector


The singular difference between the XV-Z12000 Mark II ($11,000) and its predecessor is the inclusion of TI's latest and greatest current DLP chip, the DarkChip3 HD2+. As an overview of TI's DLP lineage, the HD2 increased the tilt of the mirrors from...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Shane C. Buettner (

Sharp XV-Z12000 Mark II DLP Projector


Sharp practically put DLP front projection on the map as a high performance solution when it introduced its XV-Z9000 projector a few years ago. That projector featured the first generation "Mustang Chip," the first 16:9 native 720p DLP chipset from...

Excellent balance of blacks, light output, and contrast ratio

Onscreen menus too busy

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : The Perfect Vision (

TVs/Displays: Front Projectors: Sharp XV-Z12000


There probably isn't much suspense here for anyone who's read TPV 58's Editor's Choice awards, but I'll just say I love this projector. Let me explain something about the Dude's viewing habits. NFL Sunday Ticket notwithstanding, three out of every four...

Jan, 2005

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (

Sharp XV-Z12000 DLP projector


But the Z10000 didn't sail away for some time. I put it through more than 300 hours of testing and daily use. The only negatives—if you don't count the pungent odor it emitted while operating, which disappeared after about 100 hours' use—were...

May, 2004

Product Specifications

The XV-Z12000 is the latest introduction to the SharpVision family of products. This 16:9 high definition projector represents the pinnacle in home theater. Utilizing the new "HD2+" DMD chip set from Texas Instruments and Sharp's upgraded proprietary computer video & integrated composer (CV-IC) system II technology, the XV-Z12000 boasts a 5500:1 contrast ratio (in high contrast mode) and a very high brightness rating of 900 ANSI lumens (in high brightness mode), delivering one of the best pictures available in consumer home theater today.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
HD Image Format:720p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1000ANSI lumens/900ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:5500:1/7000:1
Max Image Size:25ft / 300in
Max Resolution:1280 x 720
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:DLP projector

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):365


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Model:XV-Z12000/XV-Z12000 MARK II
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sharp/SharpVision


Bulb power:270
Lamp Type:SHP
Service life of lamp:2000

Other Features

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Dimensions (WxDxH):18.7 x 16 x 7.01
I/O ports:2x Component / RGB, \n1x video,\n1x S-video,\n1x DVI-I / HDCP,\n1x wired remote control,\n1x DC 12V
Power Requirements:100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
Projector image format:580 TV lines, 960 dots x 720 lines (computer data)
Special Features:Manual optical lens shift
Video in:SXGA, XGA, Mac 21"/19" (in intelligent compression), SVGA, VGA, VESA, Mac 16"/13"
Video/data systems:0.8" (2.0cm) 1280 x 720 dots HD2+ Digital Micromirror Device(DMD) x 1


Objective projection distance:315 - 421.3
Projector brightness:900
Screen size compatibility:25 - 300

Projector Lamp

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video Input

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

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