Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Mr.D, Jul 19, 2001.
I want one...
That's £5110 by my calculations.
What is interesting is that Sharp are going down the DLP route after so many years refining LCD projectors.
Is this RIP LCD?
I don't want one.....I would like to see one but with a five segment colour wheel it may be rainbow city again....and I don't really think there is going to be that contrast ratio.... still should be interesting....
hmm, plus you get bounce from the dlp producing grey regardless of the wheel segments, lets hope 3 chips come down in price. 1100:1 isnt that higher than crt?
The wheel is RGBRGB (6 colour), the wheel runs at 2.5 times normal speed so it's equivalent to a 5X RGB wheel. Rainbows shouldn't be an issue.
Jeff: Good news then.....
Bring it round for a shoot out. In fact bring any lcd/dlp for a shoot out. Bring some anti-depressents with you as well.
Only joking ,
fyi....here's a translation of the Sharp press release....
SHARP News release July 17, 2001
World first front projector using wide hi-vision DLP
Theater Projector < XV-Z9000 > sales start
High contrast 1100:1 (highest in the projector market (LCD and single panel DLP)
Product Name Theater Projector
MSRP 898,000 yen
Production volume 2000 units /mo world wide
Sales start September 5, 2001
Sharp will release Theater Projector <XV-Z9000>, world first wide hi-vision DLP based front projector, to the market. This new product has adopted the advance technology - DLP that directly convert high quality digital image contents, such as digital HD TV, DVD, digital video, to projection image. The original optics design and image enhancing device have realized high contrast of 1100:1 and film like smooth image with deep black.
The new digital image era has come with BS digital TV programs and DVD that encourage us to enjoy high resolution large screen image. SHARP offers the new home theater life with this superior theater quality projector as the new generation standard.
< features >
1, World first front projector using wide hi-vision DLP (1280X720).
- The next generation cinema projection technology DLP.
- 1280X720 wide aspect ratio DMD high resolution image reproduction from wide screen contents with no degradation.
2, #1 contrast ratio 1100:1.
- Film like deep black level and enough gray scale.
- Optics system best tuned for movie - high color fidelity by primary color wheel and 5X sequential method.
3, Superior image quality by Sharp proprietary image enhancement IC.
- All in one chip functions for image optimization Dynamic IP conversion, High performance scaling, contour correction, 10 bit dynamic gamma correction.
2nd page (key words only
< XV-Z9000 features >
1, Wide hi vision DMD (1280X720)
No data drop with 750p source. 1.56 times more data than XGA.
2, #1 contrast, 1100:1
Low reflection AR coating on optics components. Optimization of light angle to DMD. Aperture at entrance of projection lens. Reduction of light scattering and leaking.
< optics best tuned for movie >
- Primary CW, RGB only (no white segment)
- 5X sequential method, No color breaking, 6 segments CW at 2.5X speed = 5X
- 275W NSH lamp, Color spectrum optimization.
3, Image enhancement IC
- Progressive conversion, 525i source (DVD) auto detection of 24 frame/s or standard frame rate. 2-3 pulldown for film source, Dynamic IP conversion for standard video source.
- High performance scaling (NTSC to 1280X720), Contour correction.
- 10 bit dynamic gamma correction. Frame by frame bright/dark area monitoring and feedback.
4, Unique design for home theater use.
- Silent operation (32db), Sirocco fan and long duct,
- Flexible installation, Lens shift, Zoom lens (1.35X)
- Theater Mode for movie soft, 2 switchable brightness (800 or 600 lm)
- BS HD TV source (525i, 525p, 750p, 1125I), DVD componet, etc.
- User gamma adjustable, 4 mode (preset) selectable gamma, User adjustment on PC using gamma control software (Sharp VISION Manager)
- Color temp selectable from 7 settings from 5500K to 11000K.
- User friendly remote and menue.
Isn't this the first unit to use the newer "black backed" non reflecting panel though?
1100:1 is theoretically higher than CRT but these contrast range over-estimates are a load of old pants and best taken with a large pinch of salt. You'd be hard-pushed to get 1000:1 from projected 35mm.
However things I like about the specs on the Sharp are the 16x9 panel the res of which seems healthy for most applications. And if the black level is a improvement over current models and the thing doesn't rainbow this could be the one.
Don't 3chip units tend to be large and noisy? ( and pricey) I'd go for a CRT over DLP if this wasn't an issue: unfortunately to my missus it is...
How big is it ???
The rest of it sounds very tasty indeed...
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