Data images aren't quite on the mark
When you use projectors in classrooms, you want ruggedness and reliability with minimum maintenance. You also want to set up and go with no delays for image adjustment. That is exactly what you get with the PLC-XK2600, and the added bonus is excellent data and video performance. You can find XGA projectors for less money, but you will have a hard time matching the PLC-XK2600's knockout images and low cost of ownership.
All-rounder with sufficient brightness
The Sanyo PLC-XK2600 is a decent general-purpose projector. It doesn't have any killer features and doesn't excel in any single area. Nor is it especially portable. Nonetheless, the £450 price tag is modest, and if you want an all-rounder with sufficient brightness to let it work in light rooms, the PLC-XK2600 is a safe buy.
Produces a bright, beautiful 1080p picture
The Panasonic PT-AR100U is a strong multi-purpose projector that's ideal for the ambient light of a typical living room. Following in the tradition of the AX100 and AX200 models from several years ago, the AR100U makes some improvements to the Light Harmonizer feature that sets these projectors apart from other home entertainment models.
Very good 3D compatibility
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.
Excellent 3D performance
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.
3D images suffer no crosstalk or flicker
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.
Very good image quality in both 2D and 3D operating modes
Setting up and using the Sharp XV-Z17000 easy, especially. The XV-Z17000 offers several image shift and image rotation settings that provide very flexible projector-to-screen positioning.
The XV-Z17000 performs very well in either 2D or 3D mode, with very good contrast, color, and detail. The Sharp XV-Z17000 definitely lives up to its end of the bargain in terms of projecting a 3D image that was bright enough and that the 3D glasses could correctly align to each eye.
With both 3D and 2D content, the Sharp delivers an excellent picture. The 3D imagery is smooth and free of artifacts such as ghosting and flicker, and the 3D Effect control allows the user to dial up or down the 3D depth. But for the $5K asking price, the projector lacks key features that others in both 2D and 3D classes provide, including motorized zoom, focus, anamorphic lens modes and most importantly lens shift.
Great detail and colors for both 2D/3D viewing
While I try to enter a review without preconceived opinions, I couldnâ?? t help it when it came to 3D. Demos at tradeshows involving all types of TVs and projectors had never truly overwhelmed me, and I was not expecting to be as impressed as I was with the Sharp system. And donâ?? t worry about the glasses detracting from your comfort â?? my 4-year-old daughter sat with me and wore them through all 95 minutes of Despicable Me without complaint. I still donâ??
Able to handle fair amount of ambient light
The InFocus IN2114 XGA projector is a native 4:3 aspect ratio business projector. It is virtually indentical to the InFocus IN2116 except for the fact that IN2116 has an aspect ration of 16:10 with a native resolution of 1280x800. Because the two are exactly alike except for their resolutions.
As well as succeeding where its predecessor did not in justifying its price hike over Sony's latest entry-level SXRD model, the VW85 sets a really high new standard for the Â£5,000 sector of the projector market. Will JVC's new D-ILA models manage to be even better? Well, sadly I just don't know right now. But man, it's going to be fun finding out.
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