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.
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.
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.