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Sharp is a leading Japanese electronics manufacturer, and we looked at the top projectors released by them over the last year to bring you this list selection of the best Sharp projectors, all of which are highly rated by the top reviewers from around the web. Many of Sharp's projectors are DLP models and are touted for their 3D performance.

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Sharp PG-LX3500

Sharp PG-LX3500 3D Ready DLP Projector


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Sharp PG-LX3500
Sharp PG-LW3500
Sharp XV-Z30000
Sharp XV-Z17000 3D
Sharp PG-LX2000
Sharp PG-LX3500 3D Ready DLP Projector
Sharp PG-LW3500 Projector
Sharp XV-Z30000 3D Projector
Sharp XV-Z17000 3D Projector
Sharp PG-LX2000 3D Projector
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Release Date
May 2013
Jan 2013
Apr 2012
Mar 2011
Aug 2012
Contrast Ratio
2000:1
2000:1
50000:1
40000:1
2000:1
Display Technology
DLP
DLP
DLP
DLP
DLP
Image Brightness
3500.0 ANSI lumens
3500.0 ANSI lumens
1600.0 ANSI lumens
1600.0 ANSI lumens
2800.0 ANSI lumens
Platform
PC, Mac
PC
Type
DLP Projectors
DLP Projectors
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DLP Projectors

  • The Sharp PG-LX3500 is a little short on extras, offering only a 1.2x zoom for example, but it's strong on basics, with a bright, high-quality data image and usable video.


  • The Sharp PG-LW3500 offers only a 1.2x zoom and a limited list of connectors, but it delivers a bright, high-quality data image with WXGA (1,280 by 800) native resolution.

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    All considered though, it is a fairly elegant projector. No rough edges that I've noticed so far. And don't forget you can go wide screen, thanks to lens memory.

    While this Sharp XV-Z30000 may seem very similar to a few other projectors, personally, I'd choose it over two of it's closest competitors - the Optoma HD8300 and the Mitsubishi HC7800D, for my own use.


  • 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.


  • The Sharp XV-Z30000 is a pretty good all-round projector at a reasonable price, and simply state-of-the-art 3D.

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    This Sharp XV-Z17000 is our first "mid-priced" 3D home theater projector that we've had a chance to review. Up until now, we've looked at generally low cost 720p projectors that are 3D capable, and we plan to review the first of the boxes that will give most of those projectors compatibility with Blu-ray 3D discs. We also tackled the $15K LG CF3D, and we have the $12K JVC RS60 here as well.

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    The SharpVision XV-Z17000 is among the first true 3D 1080p projectors released under $5,000. It lacks a number of features available on competing 2D projectors like long zoom range, lens shift, frame interpolation, and extensive color adjustments. So it is less less attractive for standard 2D use than some of its competition. But in the final analysis it is all about 3D, and with the Z17000's sparkling bright image and excellent 3D performance, it delivers on its promise.


  • The mid-range space of the projector market is getting seriously interesting right now. In their different ways JVCâ??s X3, Sonyâ??s HW30ES and now Sharpâ??s Z17000 projectors all offer some serious quality for your money. In the Z17000â??s case, that quality is particularly evident in 3D mode, where the total absence of crosstalk is a revelation, leaving 3D looking cleaner and less tiring than it does on either of its key rivals.

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    Although the fan noise may be an issue for those who are sensitive to noise, particularly if they have to sit near the projector, the PG-LX2000 scores well on most basics, including the core features that matter most.

    The projector delivers excellent data image quality, better than average video quality for the 1024x768 native resolution, and reasonably high brightness, along with settings that will let you adjust the brightness for different lighting conditions and image sizes.


Top 5 sharp projector:

  1. Sharp PG-LX3500 3D Ready DLP Projector
  2. Sharp PG-LW3500 Projector
  3. Sharp XV-Z30000 3D Projector
  4. Sharp XV-Z17000 3D Projector
  5. Sharp PG-LX2000 3D Projector