Designed to provide the home theater enthusiast with the best features available in home front projection, the SharpVision XV-Z12000U is best used in its own designated space. Using the Mustang/HD2+ DLP chip set from Texas Instruments, the XV-Z12000U is a 16:9 projector that has an unprecedented, dramatically improved contrast ratio of over 5000:1 in high contrast mode and enhanced brightness greater than the previous model’s 800 ANSI Lumens in high brightness mode. These previously unattained levels of projection excellence are made possible in part by HD2+ technology, which increases the reflective surface of the Digital Mirror Device (DMD).
Adding to the unprecedented contrast ratio are a new seven-segment color wheel and 10-bit color processing, which brings out more detail and minimizes the noise in dark scenes. Also new to the XV-Z12000U is a changeable cat’s eye iris system, a built-in permanent Minolta optical system that gives the consumer much more control over the contrast and brightness levels by providing three setting options, all available at the touch of a button right on the remote control. The XV-Z12000U has a native resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels for true 16:9 widescreen movie viewing and a DVI/HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) terminal to realize all digital protection copyrights. The true 720p high-resolution images are fully compatible with all HDTV signals, making this the perfect movie-viewing vehicle for today as well as the future. Additional features include a “film tone” mode for reproducing a film-like atmosphere, 1:1.35 manual zoom and a lens shift function for flexible installation, 61-step color temperature adjustment, six-position Picture Setting memory function and customizable RGB Gamma Adjustment functions, all combining to provide consumers with cinema-quality widescreen viewing in their own home