IFA 2006: Sharp launches XV-Z21000 and XV-Z3000 HD-ready DLP projectors

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Sharp has used the IFA in Berlin to launch two DLP projectors – the full HD XV-Z21000 and the XV-Z3000, which hits the market today.

The top-end model, the XV-Z21000, is a full HD DLP projector with a resolution of 1,920 x 1080 pixels and a contrast of up to 12,000:1. It offers HDTV resolutions from 1080p through to 480i. It also features two HDMI connectors, a DVI Plug, an analogue component input and S-Video. It should be available from October, price to be confirmed.

Sharp has also launched the XV-Z3000 DLP projector (pictured). This HD-ready model delivers 16:9 widescreen format, a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels and a contrast level of 6500:1. There’s one HDMI socket, plus PC analogue connection for gaming or office presentations. It’s available from today, but so far we’ve not had a confirmed price.

Sharp website

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Dave Walker