- Good connectivity options
- Low native resolution
The XR-20S is a good allrounder that offers bright and clear images. It's useful as a home theatre device or business presentation tool and has good connectivity options, which include the ability to connect highdefinition devices, although its native resolution is only 800x600.
Price$ 2,299.00 (AUD)
Sharp's entry in this review is a nonwidescreen projector with a native resolution of 800x600. It's based on DLP technology and is very bright and crisp and viewable in bright light conditions - perfect for boardroom presentations.
Calibration with DisplayMate showed the projector's ability to display light- and darkgrey colours on white and black backgrounds, respectively. Meanwhile, colours were not overly saturated and looked natural as we cycled through our test photographs. Because the resolution of the projector is 800x600, the individual dots that make up the screen are very visible when you sit close to the screen and some definition is lost on images that have fine details (such as feathers or frayed rope strands) or extreme contrasts (such as the edges of glowing lights on a black background). From a distance, the images look good. Like some of the other DLP projectors we have seen, the contrast was overbearing on this model, and we had to turn it down to get neutral colours.
For DVD watching, the unit has composite and S-Video connections, both of which do a good job of displaying movies in their letterbox format on the screen. It also has the ability to accept a component input via one of its 15-pin D-dub connectors (the same ones that are used to connect to your PC). Because its resolution is 800x600, however, it won't be able to display high-definition signals in their full glory, so signals above 576i will be scaled down.
Physically, the XR-20S looks good - it has curves and is quite portable. It has adjustable legs that help when positioning it and its lens is capable of zooming the screen 1.15 times.
Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!
Everki ContemPRO Roll Top Laptop Backpack
Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive
Smart LED Bulb LB130
Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop
Epson WorkForce ET-4550
Epson EcoTank Expression ET-2500
UE Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker
Linksys AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit router
Acer Swift 7
Google Daydream VR headset
3SIXT Ultra HD Sports Action Camera
Epson WorkForce DS-360W
Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive
Huawei Mate 9
Lexar® Portable SSD
Belkin MIXIT Metallic Lightning to USB Cable
Logitech G403 Prodigy mouse
HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450
Dell XPS 13 laptop
Garmin Fenix Chronos smartwatch
Blade 28 backpack by Arc’teryx
Dell Inspiron 5000 series 2-in-1
HP Pavilion x360 13”
Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive
Surface Pro 4
Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Star Wars Death Star Bluetooth levitating rotating speaker review
- 2 Finally! LG OLED TV 2016 range review
- 3 Fetch TV Mighty review: Better than Foxtel
- 4 Fetch TV Mini review: Make your TV a smart TV
- 5 Panasonic Viera DX900U UHD 4K smart TV review
Latest News Articles
- Sony’s new liquid-cooled 4K home video projector delivers 5000 lumens of brightness, costs $60,000
- BenQ targets Epson with revamped home entertainment projectors
- LG's new Laser Display gives you 100in of full HD glory
- Vivid Sydney 2012 gets some love from will.i.am
- InFocus releases cheap short-throw projector
PCW Evaluation Team
I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.
Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!
For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.
First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.
- Horizon Zero Dawn review
- How to quit Pokemon Go (or to start enjoying it again)
- Japan's pop culture, anime-friendly, J-Pop shrine, Kanda Myojin
- Which flagship TV is best? Sony 4K HDR Bravia 2016 versus LG 4K HDR OLED 2016
- 10 Blu-ray movies / Best looking Blu-ray movies
- TPDrupal Developer - Immediate startQLD
- FTScrum MasterQLD
- TPOracle Consultant - CC&BQLD
- CCSenior Mobile Application DeveloperNSW
- TPHRIS Business AnalystQLD
- FTJunior Software Engineer - Adelaide Based (PV, NV2 or NV1 required)NSW
- CCADABAS Natural DeveloperNSW
- FTTechnical Consultant MS Dynamics AXWA
- CCDevops Consultant - 12 month contractVIC
- TPDeployment Specialist (DevOps)QLD
- CCService Designer (CX)NSW
- CCSAP ISU Device Management ConsultantNSW
- FTProject / Implementation Coordinator (Junior-Mid Level) Sunshine Coast LocationQLD
- CCNetwork Engineer (cisco)NSW
- FTLevel 3 Support AnalystVIC
- FTSnr SOC Security Coordinator - Perm - North Ryde areaNSW
- FTJava Developer/IntegratorACT
- TPBI Commercial AnalystVIC
- TPOrganisational Change ManagerQLD
- FTStorage Solution ArchitectVIC
- FTPerformance TesterACT
- CCNetwork EngineerNSW
- FTSenior Business AnalystNSW
- TPLinux Desktop Support SpecialistWA
- FTSenior Dot Net Backend Orientated DeveloperNSW