Sharp XV-Z17000 3D DLP Projector Settings


Unit-to-unit sample variations, the viewing environment, and the source might render these recommendations less than optimum. They are provided only as a potentially useful starting place.

The settings here that are most likely to translate reliably from one sample to another are those involving specific features with only a few setting options, such as Color Space, Gamma, and Noise Reduction. The ones most likely to be subject to sample variations are video controls offering a wide range of settings. This will be particularly true for color temperature (gray scale) and color management adjustments (where available).

While experimenting with the user menus controls can do no damage and can easily be reset, we do not provide settings for service menu adjustments. In any event, no service menu settings were used (or available to us) in this review.

We strongly recommend that you find the optimum basic video settings for your sample by using one of the many display setup DVDs that are available, such as Digital Video Essentials (DVD) or DVE HD Basics (Blu-ray). This is particularly important with a projector, as the optimum settings will vary with the make of screen, screen material, screen size, and sometimes even the chosen throw distance from projector to screen. The settings here reflect the 101" wide screen used in the review. A full calibration, particularly of the gray scale and color gamut, is best left to a trained and properly equipped technician such as those certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) or THX.

Picture ModeNaturalDynamic
CLT Temp-10
Iris1 (Manual)High ContrastHigh Brightness
Iris2 (Auto)OffOff
C.M.S. 1OffOff
C.M.S. 2OffOff
Bright BoostOffOff
Detail Enhance-200
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jnemesh's picture

I think Sharp has a solid contender on their hands with this model, $4500 MSRP, it is a full $1000 more expensive than JVC's new RS45! The RS-45, which was shown at CEDIA and will be available in November has a 3-chip D-ILA engine as opposed to a single chip DLP (with color wheel and associated "rainbow" effect). It also sports motorized horizontal and vertical lens shift and motorized 2x zoom lens (with memory settings!), which gives you much more flexibility in installation. Based on the performance of the current model, the RS-40, I would say that the JVC will have a much better picture and better features at a lower price.

Sharp will have to aggressively price the XVZ-17000 if they hope to compete with the new crop of projectors coming out!

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