- 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.
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