A very good value proposition, especially among DLP projectors
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.
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??
Delivers excellent data image quality
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.
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