Now available from Marata Vision is the new HDTV 1920 x 1080 pixel projector from Sharp. The XV-Z21000 is a full high definition 1080p projector offering a stunning 12,000:1 contrast ratio. This contrast ratio is achieved through the use of a dual iris mechanism, for the first time on a Sharp projector. With three-step aperture settings, this guarantees stable contrast regardless of changing scene light levels.
The projector uses DLP(R) technology to produce a bright output of up to 1000 ANSI lumens, with uniform colour reproduction that does not degrade over time. The high quality sealed optics also benefit from a 1.35x zoom lens.
With two HDMI interfaces, a DVI-I connector and an analogue component input, the XV-Z21000 allows simultaneous connection of a variety of HD sources, which can be displayed in 1080p, 1080i or 720p formats. Other analogue interfaces are included, such as S-Video, for displaying PAL/SECAM or NTSC signals. A trigger terminal can automatically operate a motorised screen for example when the power is turned on or off.
Lamp life is rated at up to 3000 hours in low power mode, and the switchable screen has 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios. Fan noise is a low 31 dB.