Sharp Projectors

In the competition for the best projectors available in the market, Sharp is a serious competitor for the gold. They have been running neck-and-neck with other projector manufacturers for decades. It is difficult to imagine how Sharp got here when you realize that they started from making mere pencils!

Sharp originated from a small metal-workings shop built in Osaka in 1912 by a man called Tokuji Hayakawa, who was also a famous inventor. After remaining three years in good business, earning from various repairs, Hayakawa invented a mechanical pen which he lovingly named The Ever-Sharp, which comprised of a metal rod which contained inside it a retractable graphite lead. The pen was an ingenious invention which soon won patents in Japan as well as the United States of America. This relatively simple and sturdy pencil was demanded heavily, and to support the ever increasing demands, Hayakawa first made use of an assembly line, which was later relocated to a larger factory.

The Sharp XV-Z15000 is on top of the food chain among the vast arsenal of Sharp projectors. Available for less than $2500, this 1080p High Definition (HD) projector is a symbol for exceptional value in home theater. The XV-Z15000 makes use of DLP chip (1920×1080) technology made from the joint efforts of Texas Instruments and Sharp’s own superior patented technologies. This chip allows the XV-Z15000 to flaunt an unimaginable 30,000:1 contrast ratio and with the high-brightness 1600 ANSI lumens rating present inside the projector, it is able to produce the best quality pictures that is unlikely to be achieved by other home theater projectors that are available today.

Obviously, no single projector can excel in every field and it is also unlikely that it will be the best at most fields, but the Sharp XV-Z15000 is an immensely well-balanced projector. Like other DLP projectors, the picture quality will continue to amaze you. The black levels delivered by this projector could come near or even equal the top-of-the-line projectors in the LCD projector competition. In the adjacent 3LCD competition, only Epson projectors may be slightly better in general black level performance. Another projector, the Mitsubishi HC7000 may be even better than that, but it is much more expensive and therefore it cannot be considered to be in the same league.

For people who do not enjoy the manual and boring task of maintaining a projector, such as changing the filters, the Sharp XV-Z15000 has good news for you. The projector is designed with a sealed light patch; therefore no filters are there for you to change. Although a sealed light patch is beneficial, it is still not certain whether removing the filters from the projector was a good move. Every electronic device, such as a desktop computer, starts to accumulate dust over the years of use. The more the dust has piled, the harder it is to radiate heat, and slowly the parts become subjected to abnormal operative conditions. Although this isn’t a direct threat to the longevity of the projector, it is still questionable.

The Sharp XV-Z15000 is built to be mounted on the ceiling, or to be placed on a table-top setting. It is not possible to place it on a rear shelf, with the deficiency of lens shift and minimal zooming capabilities not helping the limited position.

Reflecting on all benefits and detriments provided by the Sharp XV-Z15000, this is the type of projector that people will love watching with once it has been properly installed. This is one of the best options as someone’s first 1080p projector, which many people will come to adore and everyone will enjoy.

This Sharp Projectors Review is Written/Updated on Sep 10th, 2010 and filed under Computer Hardware. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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