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Sharp XV-Z15000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Sharp XV-Z15000. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviews about the black level and noise are generally positive. The design and price also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the usability.

image quality, price, design, noise, black level

usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sharp XV-Z15000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Sharp XVZ15000 home theatre projector

 

Sharp's latest home theatre projector has a hefty price tag

Good natural colour, 24p support, good design, quiet fan

Expensive, auto-iris isn’t the fastest

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sharp XVZ15000 home theatre projector

 

Sharp's latest home theatre projector has a hefty price tag

Good natural colour, 24p support, good design, quiet fan

Expensive, auto-iris isn’t the fastest

Sharp’s XVZ15000 home theatre projector is competitive with models from Epson and Mitsubishi, with consistently good colour and brightness. We aren't thrilled with its high price tag, however.

Oct, 2009

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

Sharp XV-Z15000 DLP Projector

 

Sharp has a long history in the home theater projector business. It began with a successful run of LCD models. But the company soon shifted its projectors to Texas Instruments' DLP technology, which appeared to be ready to dominate the projection...

Jul, 2009

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

Sharp XV-Z15000 DLP Projector

 

Sharp has a long history in the home theater projector business. It began with a successful run of LCD models. But the company soon shifted its projectors to Texas Instruments' DLP technology, which appeared to be ready to dominate the projection...

The Sharp's remote is compact and offers direct selection of inputs, picture modes, and IRIS1 and IRIS2. However, unlike the Epson's remote, it lacks backlighting, and its small, closely spaced buttons aren't easy to locate in the dark.

Jul, 2009

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Expert review by: Anthony Arrigo (projectorreviews.com)

Sharp XV-Z15000

 

The Sharp XV-Z15000, however, is a very well balanced performer. And, like many DLP projectors in particular, its picture quality consistently looks good. After Mike calibrated the projector, I spent a lot of time viewing it on the usual Blu-ray (and...

Good "out of the box" picture quality (Natural mode, Dynamic) ; Very good color accuracy post calibration in best mode (Movie 2) ; Excellent black level performance for the price, one of the best lower cost projectors in this regard ; Great picture...

The remote control for several reasons, starting with the lack of a backlight ; Extremely limited placement flexibility, no lens shift ; Lens does not have great depth of field, as a result there is more roll off in sharpness toward the outside of the...

Overall, this is an excellent projector. If you can get over any placement issues, it seems to me that the Sharp XV-Z15000 is the strongest performing new DLP projector to hit the market recently in it's price range. This Sharp definitely is up to...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: David Birch-Jones (avguide.com)

PLAYBACK: Sharp XV-Z15000 1080p DLP Projector

 

When one thinks of affordable front projector makers, a premium brand like Sharp probably wouldn't be one that immediately comes to mind, but with their XV-Z15000 single chip 1080p DLP model, it's clear that Sharp is taking an aggressive stance towards...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: (projectorcentral.com)

SharpVision XV-Z15000 Review

 

For fans of DLP technology who have been waiting for prices on high contrast 1080p DLP to drop to street prices below $2,500, the wait is over.

Consumer review by: Tee (blu-ray.com)

Sharp XV-Z15000

 

The Sharp XV-Z15000 throws a very bright, razor sharp, beautiful 1080p image & HDTV looks great as well. Avatar, Pixar or any new animated movies just POP off the screen, live action movies are detailed and smooth with excellent shadow detail. The...

Blacks & shadow deatail, accurate colors, razor sharp deatail, very quiet in Eco mode, dynamic iris, overall picture quality

No lens shift, no anamorphic stretch mode, remote has no backlighting

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black

Lamps

Bulb power:250
Lamp Type:SHP
Service life of lamp:2000 / 3000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):3000

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1.15
Focal length range (f-f):21 - 24.2

Multimedia

Built-in speaker(s): No

Networking

Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9
Dimensions (WxDxH):400 x 335 x 100 / 403 x 115 x 341

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Performance

Horizontal scan range:15 - 110
Noise Level:23 / 28
Vertical scan range:43 - 85

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:2
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (typical):353

Projector

Projection distance:3.14 - 3.63
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:1600
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)
Screen size compatibility:300

Video

3D: No
Analog signal format system:NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL L, SECAM
Full HD: Yes
Supported video modes:1035i, 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720i, 720p

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:5.8