Summary: I bought this projector 4 years ago. I am crazy when it comes to projector purchases, I used business projectors for movies at home since 1998 and eventually bought an LG projector which I loved, but the insides essentially melted when I installed its second bulb from the heat. The Sharp replaced that one, and the biggest things that drew me to Sharp was that they use lenses for keystone correction, but I quickly discovered that I couldn't afford that.
Summary: Personal Experience Bought mine 9 mths ago and have about 500 hours on it. We watch mostly HD movies and HDTV (mostly sports but some movies or shows) on it, with some regular DVDs too in our basement room. The image is consistently great, although occasionally in some scenes you can see image noise. Watching the Super Bowl or last night's game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals is stunning. Bigger really is better! We run on low power so fan noise is not an issue.
Summary: Personal Experience Good contrast--not earth-shatteringly amazing, but better than my LCD tv (using a white screen). After a quick calibration, the colors look incredibly accurate. Never noticed a hint of rainbow effect. Screen door effect is not noticeable on a 100 inch screen at 13 feet. Fairly quiet once it warms up. Plenty of brightness for a light-controlled room.
Summary: Upon testing, I was pretty floored by the image that this projector is capable of throwing. The image seemed to exhibit very decent black levels and overall consistent image uniformity just shining the image on the wall. The projector's short throw nature allows a pretty large image from less distance than would be required from many other projectors. Needless to say, I am so far very satisfied with this projector.
super Heimkinobeamer in der gehobenen Mittelklasse
3 May 2007
Excerpt: Ich war am 13.04.07 bei Mediastar in Berlin um mir Heimkinobeamer im Vergleich anzuschauen. Ich habe vorab mit dem Geschäftsführer telefoniert und wollte eigendlich den Panasonic AX 100, Epson TW 700, Sanyo Z5 und den Hitachi Tx 300 vergleichen. Alle von den reinen Kenndaten und vom Preis relativ ähnlich. Was soll ich sagen im direkten Vergleich hat der Sharp in der Preisklasse mit Abstand die Nase vorn. Wir haben uns Planet der Affen und King Kong angeschaut.
Pros: sehr gutes Bild, hoher Kontrast, hohe Detailgüte