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SharpVision XV-Z20000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of SharpVision XV-Z20000. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and usability. The price and design also get good reviews. Views are divided on the noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the SharpVision XV-Z20000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Chuck Cage (wired.com)

Review: 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 tested. Color wasn't...

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

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Kevin Miller (cnet.com)

Sharp XV-Z20000 review: Sharp XV-Z20000

 

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.

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

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Scott Wilkinson (avguide.com)

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...

Aug, 2008

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Expert review by : Anthony Arrigo (projectorreviews.com)

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...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Geoffrey Morrison (hometheater.com)

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...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Geoffrey Morrison (hometheatermag.com)

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...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by (avguide.com)

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...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (ultimateavmag.com)

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

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (hometheater.com)

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...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (soundandvision.com)

Sharp XV-Z20000 1080p DLP projector: Short Take

 

Open the video adjustment menus and you'll find a variety of video controls similar to that on previous Sharp projectors. Tech editor Shane Buettner, who reviewed the recent , criticized these menus as being too busy, and for the average owner I can't...

Dec, 2006
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