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Sharp XV-Z3100 HD Ready DLP Front Projector
Brand: Sharp
Part Number: XVZ3100

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Whats the perfect solution for a real, honest-to-goodness movie theater-style home theater? If you answered the SharpVision XVZ3100 high-definition DLP front projector, you get a gold star. Designed with Texas Instruments DLP technology, the XVZ3100 produces vibrant images and extraordinary video performance. The plus in this A+ system features a 1280 x 720 resolution, a 6-segment/5x color wheel, 6500:1 contrast ratio, and three high definition inputs.


DLP: A Technology Everyone Can Benefit From

Projectors based on DLP® technology are cost-effective for home, office, and school. Although comparably priced to alternative technologies, DLP technologys picture reliability and performance consistently outshines them all. DLP projectors are plug-and-play, user-friendly, and can be setup in minutes. With zero hassle, minimal maintenance, and whisper-quiet operation, you can focus on your content and not on your projector.

Finally, Technology Built To Last (And Last)

Thanks to Texas Instruments ingenuity, Sharps XVZ3100 Home Theater Front Projector is guaranteed an impressive lifespan. The DLP chip—the brains behind it all—is based on a semiconductor technology: its 100% digital, and its millions of microscopic mirrors deliver a precise, life-like image. Backed by Texas Instruments TrueVision Image Processing™ and BrilliantColor Technology™, the image you get from the XVZ3100 projector is vibrant and virtually immune to picture degradation, making Sharps XVZ3100 DLP projector the obvious choice for long-lasting reliability.

From The Lab To Your Livingroom

When a DLP chip is coordinated with a digital video or graphic signal, a light source, and a projection lens, its mirrors can reflect a digital image onto a screen or other surface. How exactly does this work? A DLP chips micromirrors are mounted on tiny hinges that enable them to tilt either toward the projectors light source (ON) or away from it (OFF) — creating a light or dark pixel on the projection surface. The more often a micromirror is switched on, the lighter the gray it is. The more often a micromirror is turned off, the darker the gray it is. Thus images are created by virtue of a series of light and dark areas. So where does the color come from? Well, I was just getting to that . . .

Putting The Color In The Picture

Along with image information, digital video and graphic signals carry color information. The colors are produced after the white light generated by the projector lamp passes through the six segment, 5x color wheel as it travels to the surface (the micromirrors) of the DLP chip. Its the job of the color wheel to filter the light into red, green, and blue. Its the job of the DLP projection system to create the actual color you see based on the color information (i.e. periwinkle) sent from the signal. And since the DLP system can create at least 16.7 million colors, expect exceptional color rendition.

The Difference Is In The Details

Its the Twin Iris System that gives the XVZ3100 its spectacular 6500:1 contrast ratio. What good is contrast ratio, you may ask? A higher contrast ratio means a greater ability to discern fine, detailed differences between the darkest and lightest colors. It means getting the whitest whites and the blackest blacks. It means vibrant images. Still feel the need to tweak? The XVZ3100 also comes with the Color Management System (CMS), which allows you to manually adjust the red, yellow, green, cyan, blue, and magenta color characteristics.

Getting Connected

This projector does a spectacular job in getting the most of any signal you send through it and provides all the best options for getting a high quality video signal into it. HDMI, component, RGB/component, composite, and S-Video inputs let you connect popular video sources like DVD players and VCRs, and the XVZ3100 is HDTV compatible so it can display HDTV signals including 1080i, 1035i, and 720p. Its compatible with XGA, SVGA, VGA, and Mac computer monitor connectors, and it even includes an RS-232 interface.

Filter, Filter. Whos Got The Filter?

With the Sharp XVZ3100, filters (and buttons) are a thing of the past. The XVZ3100 comes with sealed optics to prevent dust, dirt, and smoke from entering the vital optic system. The benefit to you, dear consumer, is less maintenance and a longer projector life. See, you can have the best of both worlds.


1280 x 720 Resolution
Twin Iris System 6500:1 Contrast Ratio
1 - 1.15x Manual Zoom And Focus
I/P Conversion And 3:2 Pulldown
(1) HDMI Input; (2) Component Inputs; (1) RGB/Component (HD-15 Pin) Input
(1) S-Video (4-Pin DIN); (1) RS-232C Serial Port (9-Pin D-Sub)
Compatible With 1080i / 1035i / 720p HDTV Signals
Compatible With Sharps AN-XRCM30 Mounting Bracket (Sold Separately)
Wireless Glow Remote Control
0.62" DLP Chip
TrueVision Image Processing
BrillantColor Technology
1,000 ANSI Lumens (In High Brightness Mode)
Computer Compatible With XGA, SVGA, VGA, Mac 19" / 16" / 13"
Anamorphic DVD Capable
NTSC / NTSC 3.58, 4.43 / PAL (60 Hz) / PAL-M ;/ SECAM
220 W SHP Projection Lamp (Up To 3,000 Hours)
Gamma Correction
Geometric Adjustment / Digital Keystone Correction
Color Temperature Adjustment
Color Management System (CMS)
Advanced Picture Mode
Quick Start Feature
Picture Freeze
Maximum Screen Size: 300" (Diagonally Measured Using 16:9 Aspect Ratio)
Projection Distance: 100" (16:9 Widescreen) Throw Distance 9 11" - 11 6"
Power Consumption: 303 W
29 dB Whisper Quiet Operation
Note: Digital Decoder (Sold Separately) Is Required For HDTV
8.8 Lbs.
4.73" H x 12.41" W x 13.31" D