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Sharp Notevision XR-1S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Sharp Notevision XR-1S. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and usability. The price and size are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about 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 Sharp Notevision XR-1S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sharp Notevision XR-1S from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Views about the noise and usability are overall positive. The size and image quality are also appreciated.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sharp XR-1X Ultra-Portable DLP Video Projector -1200 Lumens XGASharp XR-1X Ultra-Portable DLP Video Projector -1200 Lumens XGA

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : staff (

Sharp XR-1S review


Do beautiful projectors come in small packages?

Small and slick ; Nothing special

Tricky to operate ; Hot and noisy

Small and slick, but there are better projectors out there

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Dan Wu (

Sharp Notevision XR-1S review


Weighing just 3.2 lbs (lighter than our subnotebook), Sharp's petite new Notevision XR-1S DLP projector (~$1200 street) utilizes Carl Zeiss optics to display a 800 x 600 SXGA picture, supporting 720p and 1080i resolutions at 1100 lumens and a 1500:1...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Alfred Poor (

Sharp Notevision XR-1S


The Notevision XR-1S from Sharp is a tiny projector that makes big, bright images.

Extremely small. Bright image for a 3.2-pound projector. Good printed documentation.

Fairly noisy. Small remote with fewer buttons and tiny legends. Limited connectors.

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Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Brian Nadel (

Sharp Notevision XR-1S


The XR-1S from Sharp delivers an unbeatable combination of portability and value.

Small, light package Inexpensive• Very good automatic keystone correction• 2-year warranty

Annoying startup routine Runs a little hot and loud• Weak speaker

Mar, 2005

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Review: Highly Mobile Sharp XR-1X


The Sharp XR-1X is a remarkable mobile projector in many ways. Its most remarkable feature is its DLP display technology. If you are not familiar with Sharp as a projector manufacturer, you might wonder why this is so remarkable when 41% of the...

Projector lumen ratings are based on the primary intended use. For example, two projectors using DLP technology, but targeted for different applications will yield different results. The Sharp XR-1X produces 1200 ANSI lumens using a 3000 hour 150 watt...

Sep, 2004

Consumer review (

Great Value!!


Short projection throw, clarity, portability, price

Limited number of ports, computer display so so

Jul, 2005

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Sharp XR-1S DLP Projector


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Feb, 2005

Product Specifications

Sharp has revolutionized the micro-compact "pico" projector market with the introduction of the Notevision "XR" Series. The sleek, micro-compact design, combined with high brightness, and high quality Carl Zeiss optics, makes the XR-1X (XGA) the ultimate choice for both data and video projection. Offering both a "standard" operating mode and low-power "economy" mode enables the XR series to meet the requirements of most any room or application. And, in the low-power mode, providing a lamp life of up to 4000 hours, with low fan noise and power consumption, ensures the XR-1X is exceptionally quiet and economical to operate. The Notevision XR series is fully featured with an OSD (on-screen display) operation guide, LED backlit operation buttons, and system lock functions. In addition to offering computer compatibility up through SXGA+, the XR-1X offers extensive DTV/HDTV compatibility. Automatic Digital Keystone and sync further simplifies setup, and a handy credit-card size remote control is included (offering not only wireless mouse function, but also "Freeze" and Resize" presentation support).

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Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:1.4

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Display Resolution Abbreviation:SVGA/XGA
Image Brightness:1100ANSI lumens/1200ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:1500:1/2000:1
Max Image Size:7.11m / 711cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768/800 x 600
Max Screen Distance:9.9m
Min Image Size:0.76m / 76cm
Min Screen Distance:1.1m
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Recommended Use of Projector:Presentation and multimedia
Type:DLP Projector


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sharp Notevision


Bulb power:150
Lamp Type:SHP
Service life of lamp:4000

Other features

Analogue video signal:NTSC 3.58/4.43, PAL 50/60/M/N, SECAM HDTV: 1080I, 1035I, 720P, 580P, 580I, 540P, 480P and 480I
Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9
Audio output:Watt Monaural; 2.8cm round loudspeaker
Audio system:Stereo Mini-Jack (3.5 mm) x 1
Dimensions (WxDxH):247 x 122 x 64
I/O ports:Composite Video, RCA x 1\nDual Component/VGA (Shares mini D-Sub 15-pin connection) x 1\nS-Video (Mini DIN 4-pin (Y/C)) x 1\nVGA (Analog data, mini D-Sub 15-pin) x 1\nUSB Type B (Universal Serial Bus with peripheral connector) x 1\nStereo Mini-Jack (3.5 mm) x 1\n
Power requirements:100-240V AC, 50/60 Hz
Resolution:1024 x 768


Horizontal scan range:15 - 70
Noise Level:39
Vertical scan range:45 - 85


Contrast ratio (typical):2000:1
Number of Colours:16.78 million colours
Projector brightness:1300
Projector native resolution:XGA (1024x768)

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:3000hour(s)

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Video Input

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

Weight & Dimensions