Sharp’s XV-Z15000 is a new full HD DLP home theatre front projector that represents great value in the home theatre market. The XV-Z15000 offers outstanding brightness and contrast ratio, in a price-competitive model, for unprecedented enjoyment of cinema-at-home experience.

The XV-Z15000 is based on DLP technology and achieves uniform colour reproduction and high quality pictures for a longer period of time. A 6 segment, 6-speed colour wheel enables flicker-free, high-grade images and accurate colour reproduction. Together with the full HD native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels it delivers high quality 16:9 widescreen movie viewing in picture sizes ranging from 40 to 500 inches.

Incorporating Sharp’s leading edge optoelectronics technology, the XV-Z150000 produces clear and vivid images recreating a true cinematic experience. The 24 Hz true cinema mode delivers the filmmakers’ originally intended frame rate. A dynamic contrast ratio of 30,000:1 helps to distinguish fine, detailed differences between the darkest and lightest colours and provides exceptional black level reproduction, while a high brightness of 1600 ANSI lumens delivers exquisite picture clarity.

Features

Featuring a sleek design with high-gloss black finish, the XV-Z15000 projector offers a variety of features designed to boost users’ convenience. To ease the projector set-up users can manually adjust the projected image with an image shift function and correct trapezoidal, spherical and cylindrical image distortions with the keystone correction. To correct the picture projection angle V-keystone correction is automatically activated with the press of the button.

The XV-Z15000 CEC function boasts one touch play and system standby when connected with compatible devices such as Sharp Blu-ray and DVD players connected via HDMI. To add users’ convenience the projector construction ensures whisper quiet operation with a maximum noise level of 25dB in ‘Eco + Quiet’ mode.

Maintenance issues are effectively minimised thanks to the projector’s DLP sealed optical system and filter-free construction. A new lamp design provides easy access and allows quick and safe replacement even when the projector is mounted on the ceiling.

Connectivity

Sharp has ensured optimum connectivity to external equipment with a wide range of input terminals including 2 x HDMI (version 1.3 with x.v.Colour) for secure digital connection with HD equipment. Other connectors include PC input (D-sub 15-pin), component (3RCA), S-Video and composite, as well as a RS-232C (mini DIN 9-pin) terminal for custom installations.

Price and availability

The Sharp XV-Z15000 is available now from leading AV specialists and is priced at RRP $4,399.