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Sharp XV-Z3000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Sharp XV-Z3000. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the black level and design. The usability and image quality are also appreciated, but there are some critical reviews about the size and noise.

price, image quality, usability, design, black level

noise, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sharp XV-Z3000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : staff (

Sharp XV-Z3000 review


A good performer, but is there more to this projector?

Attractive, curvy design ; Good feature set, including an HDMI port

A little overpriced ; Noticeably noisy

A few niggles, but this is essentially a good projector for the money

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

Sharp XVZ-30000 home theatre projector


This home cinema projector handles 2D and 3D with aplomb

Excellent 2D and 3D video quality ; Powered zoom for flexible setup ; 2D setting on glasses to remove 3D effect

No 2D-3D conversion in the projector ; No motion smoothing, fast-moving 3D can flicker

Sharp's XVZ-30000 is a worthy competitor for any other premium home theatre projector. Its 2D and 3D video quality is excellent, and the projector is only slightly let down by no 2D-3D conversion and no frame smoothing.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Josh Fruhlinger (

Sharp XV-Z3000 DLP projector reviewed


You know how every time you consider how cool it would be to install a front projector in your place to throw up an 80-inch screen for some movie-watching and gaming goodness, and then realize that all the really good HD projectors that can handle...

Sep, 2006

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Expert review by : Anthony Arrigo (

Sharp XV-Z3000


I just happened to have Phantom of the Opera in my HD-DVD player when I hooked up the XV-Z3000. My first reactions to the XV-Z3000, based on that are, 1) really good color out of the box, 2) excellent shadow detail, 3) very bright, and finally, and...

Very bright projector in brightest modes (up to 1500 lumens, and more if willing to sacrifice a bit more color accuracy, etc ; Good brightness in "best modes" except for the very best mode (285 lumens) ; Excellent black levels ; Very good shadow detail...

Noisy! Perhaps the loudest home theater projector around, when in full lamp power mode, acceptable, but not great noise levels in low power (eco) mode ; Limited range zoom (1.15:1)- limits placement flexibility ; Small remote, with small buttons ; Lack...

With black level performance that exceeds any of the projectors currently selling under $2000, many looking for the best picture for movie watching will certainly find the XV-Z3000 worth the extra few hundreds, and pretty much holds its own against any...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Shane Buettner (

Sharp XV-Z3000 Front Projector: On the Bench


The sub-$5K segment of the front PJ market is heating up rapidly, and Sharp has always delivered massive bag for precious few bucks with DLP. The XV-Z3000 boasts some features descended from Sharp's DLP flagship, the Z12000 MKII, such as the Color...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Geoffrey Morrison (

Sharp XV-Z3000 DLP Projector


I love surprises. Ok, that's a lie. I hate surprises. How is giving me an attack of tachycardia (learned that one on House) anyone's idea of a good time. But, in the HT world, surprises are usually good. Take this $3,000 projector, for instance. By all...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Geoffrey Morrison (

Sharp XV-Z3000 DLP Projector


I love surprises. Ok, that's a lie. I hate surprises. How is giving me an attack of tachycardia (learned that one on House) anyone's idea of a good time. But, in the HT world, surprises are usually good. Take this $3,000 projector, for instance. By all...

Using the HD DVD of 16 Blocks, the ZV-Z3000 showed off only a slight amount of noise in the image. This wasn't any worse than other projectors in its range. Detail was good, though I've seen a few other projectors that appear to have better resolution....

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Bill Livolsi (

SharpVision XV-Z3000 Review


The Sharp Z3000 shines in many respects, but lacks a few features that would make it easy to install in a variety of settings. It has a wide range of lumen outputs that make it great either for ambeint light or dark theater viewing. Home theater...

Aug, 2006

Consumer review (

Sharp XVZ3000


Excellent value for money Good high resolution, no 1080p but who needs it with a machine that performs this well Highly recommended purchase and even affordable for your first home cinema projector whatever your throwing at it including your dvd,...

Noise the iris makes when adjusting settings scared the life out of me, but this is normal :)

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (

Sharp XVZ3000


Outstanding image quality with good contrast and little noise etc

Replacement bulb costs though at my usage unlikely to be a concern Slightly noisier than some projectors but not obtrusively

Dec, 2007

Product Specifications

The SharpVision XV-Z3000 is a feature packed high definition DLP projector that is ideal for the dedicated home theater or any viewing room in the home. The XV-Z3000 utilizes DLP technology from Texas Instruments that includes BrilliantColor technology and TrueVision Image processing that produces vibrant images and extraordinary video performance. The XV-Z3000 also features a resolution of 1280 x 768, a 6 Segment 5x Speed color wheel, a brightness rating of 1200 ANSI lumens, an outstanding 6500: 1 contrast ratio and three high definition capable inputs that include an HDMI interface, delivering one of the best pictures available in consumer home theater today.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Display Resolution Abbreviation:WXGA
HD Image Format:720p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1200ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:6500:1
Max Image Size:7.62m / 762cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 768
Min Image Size:1.02m / 102cm
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:DLP Projector


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:SharpVision

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:2000hour(s)
Bulb type:SHP

Video Input

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