Summary: Personal Experience I bought this thing 2 years ago for 3800.00 and have now had to replace the lamp for the 2nd time. Sharp does not care about that either. The response I got from Sharp was to take the unit into local service shop. Nice. They got my money so they dont care. The bulb is supposed to last 2000 to 3000 hours. We watched this TV MAYBE 10 hours a week. Just be warned the bulbs cost around 500 bucks and you have to replace the frequently.
Summary: Personal Experience I've only had it for a week but out of the box its fantastic,theres enough features that I can adjust but not to many to confuse. DVD's look fantastic and even my old laser disc with s-video looks great(not as good as DVD) I don't have HD yet and standard cable is so-so unless its a good feed but thats to be expected. Remote is simple to use and OSD is easy to use. Colors look very good and I prefer the high contrast mode and only use eco mode.
Summary: Personal Experience This is an excellent machine with an amazing picture, rich, accurate colours, great contrast and deep blacks. However, there is one big issue, which, once I discovered it, annoyed me so much that I had to return the unit to the shop and ask for a refund: There is quite a huge amount of green light spillage coming from the bottom of the lens, which appears as quite a big spot of dim light underneath the projected image during dark scenes in a dark...
Summary: Personal Experience I have had this projector for more than six months and simply love it. The picture is fantastic, especially in HD. The only quirk is that the ouput for HD is 720p NOT 1080i. As a result you must have a cable box or something to output the signal at 720p. My cable box does this and I personally do not notice the difference in HD between channels that I know are broadcast in 1080 versus those broadcast in 720p.
Summary: Personal Experience Very good projector (for the price). Good picture quality, bright picture, also in eco mode. Only disadvantage: No lens shift (not H, not V). This is also indicated wrongly in the list!
Summary: Personal Experience Outstanding picture. Projecting 114" diagonal. Tremendous picture in high def and DVD. Standard def not so clear at this image size, as expected. Very low noise - not noticable at normal listening volumes. Iris function works great. I researched a long time and looked hard at the Panny 700u and the Benq 8700. Very pleased with my decision. Problems First unit projected an 8" white circle in tne center of the image.
Summary: Personal Experience I was very lucky to convince my Projector Salesman to let me try out the 2 Sharp Projectors XV-Z12000 and the newer XV-Z2000. I sure glad I did. The Z2000 beats the big sister hands down at 1/3 the cost and it's brighter too. The smaller size and lighter weight make it a plus as I can use it from room to room without getting Hernia carrying it around. Naturally the XV-Z12000 was returned. Save a pocket of dollars for my new sound system instead.
Summary: Personal Experience Have been using this projector for a week now and it is an excellent projector for the price. As stated elsewhere it is a bit short of luxury features but it produces an excellent picture and that is what counts in the end. Problems If you live in the UK beware if using internet search engines to find a cheaper price as you will probably be buying a projector without a guarantee I have heard a recent story about Sharp not honouring their guarantees in...
Summary: Personal Experience An excellent example of the new class of "hot rod" DLP HTPJs. True HD rez, necessary inputs, and little else. No lens shift, no exorbitant input set, no gee-whiz features. It's all about bang for the buck, and it delivers. Excellent overall image quality, especially for the price.
Summary: Personal Experience I upgraded from a two year old lcd projector and I am pleased with this purchase. The picture is fantastic and colors seem realistic. The color red looks red whether in a dark , middle light or bright seens ; never orange or brown. Blacks are black no screen door and rainbow effect is not an issue.Fan noise is ok.