Excerpt: Way back in our July 2004 issue, we reviewed this projector's predecessor, which wasn't known as the MARK I. We liked the XV-Z12000's performance so much, we gave it our 2005 RAVE Award for Best Overall Projector. Just a few months shy of two years later, we got a chance to play with the MARK II version.
Excerpt: The singular difference between the XV-Z12000 Mark II ($11,000) and its predecessor is the inclusion of TI's latest and greatest current DLP chip, the DarkChip3 HD2+. As an overview of TI's DLP lineage, the HD2 increased the tilt of the mirrors from 10∞ to 12∞, and added a black backing to the original Mustang chip to improve contrast.