Sharp has released a new home cinema projector that features full HD resolution and an impressive 12,000:1 contrast ration.

The XV-Z21000 is capable of projecting 1920 x 1080 pictures on a screen at a brightness of up to 1000 ANSI lumens. It’s equipped with a dual iris system and 3-step aperture setting so that the ratio between brightness and contrast settings can be controlled by expanding or reducing the aperture.

It incorporates a three primary colour wheel comprised of seven segments that work at 6x speed from a 0.95 inch DLP chip, for those of you that understand these things.

Connectivity is designed for HD pictures, with two HDMI interfaces, a DVI-I connector, and analogue interfaces, including S-Video.

A vertical lens shift function ensures that the unit can be adjusted even if it’s out of reach on the ceiling. With a 1.35x optical zoom, the projector can achieve a 100-inch projection image from a distance of 4.1m.

The price is normally £7000, but it's available for the next three weeks for £5999 from the website linked below.

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