We round-up the latest rear-projection and front-projection DLPs.
Marantz VP-11S1
Mitsubishi HD1000U
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema and Pro Cinema
Optoma HD7300
Projectiondesign Action! Model Three 1080
Sim2 D80
BenQ W10000
Runco Reflection RS-1100 and RS-1100 Ultra
Sharp XV-Z20000, XV-Z3100
Vidikron Vision Model 70
Viewsonic PJ258D
InFocus SP777
NuVision 52LEDLP
RCA M61WH74S
Optoma BigVizion HDBV5120
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Sharp XV-Z20000, XV-Z3100

At either end of the spectrum Sharp introduces two new DLP front screen projectors for 2007, the XV-Z20000 and XV-Z3100. The high-gloss XV-Z20000 is Sharp’s first 1080p DLP projector. Its 12,000:1 contrast ratio coupled with the rated 1,000 ANSI lumens ensures a crystal clear image with a wide dynamic range from white to black. A user-controlled powered iris provides adjustable settings for brightness and contrast to compensate for different lighting situations in varying home theater environments. Sharp uses its proprietary CV-IC III Video Scaling Circuitry to unconvert all incoming signals to the native 1080p resolution of the XV-Z20000.

The XV-Z3100 720p DLP projector’s six-segment, five-speed color wheel contributes to the projector’s accuracy in color reproduction. While the contrast ratio is not nearly as high as the flagship XV-Z20000, the XV-Z3100 boasts an impressive 6,500:1 contrast ratio with the same brightness rating as its more expensive sibling. The XV-Z3100’s dual iris system adjusts brightness and enhances contrast to compensate for a variety of lighting environments. Designed to be portable, this widescreen projector will transform any room into a home entertainment center.

DLP Technology: Single-chip DarkChip3 DMD / Single Chip HD2 DMD

Resolution : 1920 X 1080p / 1280 x 720p

Contrast ratio: 12,000:1 / 6,500:1

ANSI Lumens: 1,000 / 1,000

Connections (XV-Z20000): 2 HDMI; 1 DVI; 2 Component; 1 S-Video; 1 Composite

Connections (XV-Z3100): 1 HDMI; 1 D-sub 15pin; 1 S-Video

Communication Connections (both models): 1 RS-232, 12-Volt Trigger

Lamp Life (in hours, both models): 3,000

Price: XV-Z20000 $11,999.99, XV-Z3100 $2,699.99

Web Site: www.sharpusa.com

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