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Sharp XV-Z30000

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Sharp XV-Z30000 Home Theater Projector Review

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22 August 2012
  • Conclusion: The XV-Z30000 doesn’t blow me away, rather I’m thinking “solid performance”  The really good, but not truly exceptional black levels are complemented by much better than most dark shadow detail.  The result is a projector that is capable of reproducing good dark scenes, without feeling flat and “grayed out.
  • Pros: A just above average measured lumens in “best” mode, is enough for standard screens up to 110″ or a bit larger, no problem, for movie viewing in best mode. (In a proper darkened environment, of course), Very good overall color, and also skin tones, DLP “look and feel”, Especially good dark shadow detail, I never saw a rainbow!  6 segment 5x color wheel! Outstanding!, Impressive 2:1 zoom lens, lens shift, all motorized, for placement flexibility, Blacks are ultra high ...
  • Cons: Definitely could use more lumens for 3D viewing, Lamp life shorter than average.  Sharp rates 3000 hours in eco-mode no rating (figure 2000 hours) at full power, Black level performance could definitely be a bit better (though rather good), Fair amount of audible noise at full power, (many other good projectors are louder including some competing DLPs and a few especially bright LCD projectors), Control panel could be better laid out, Remote lacks backlight – soft glo...
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Overall 9

This home cinema projector handles 2D and 3D with aplomb

Good Gear Guide.au
5 August 2013
  • Summary: Sharp's XVZ-30000 is a worthy competitor for any other premium home theatre projector. Its 2D and 3D video quality is excellent, and the projector is only slightly let down by no 2D-3D conversion and no frame smoothing.
  • Pros: Excellent 2D and 3D video quality, Powered zoom for flexible setup, 2D setting on glasses to remove 3D effect
  • Cons: No 2D-3D conversion in the projector, No motion smoothing, fast-moving 3D can flicker
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