Review Date: September 27, 2004
 Updated: December 15, 2012

Projector Reviews: Sharp Video Projectors

Reviewing the Sharp DT-200 DLP Home Theater Projector, and the Notevision PG-A20X LCD Sharp Video Projector.

Editor's Update December 2012: The Sharp projectors reviewed in this article have now been discontinued; for the latest product reviews, please check our video projectors review page.

For replacement projector lamp options for these Sharp projectors, please follow through the respective links given at the end of each product review.


Sharp is a leading manufacturer in the imaging technology field with products characterized by design innovation, reliability, and easy of use.

Sharp's award winning front projection technology is available both for the boardroom market as well as for home entertainment use.

In particular, Sharp's feature-rich home theater video projectors are capable of delivering exceptional projected image quality at a price that is well within reach of many home entertainment budgets. The reviewed Sharp video projectors in this article include the Sharp DT-200 Home Theater Projector - an SVGA DLP projector designed specifically with the home theater in mind, and the Notevision PG-A20X LCD Sharp Video Projector - a compact, yet high brightness LCD projector more suited for business applications.

Sharp DT-200 Home Theater TV ProjectorSharp DT-200 DLP Projector

Featuring DLP technology from Texas, the DT-200 is one of the first Sharp video projectors aimed at the home theater user.

Ideal for consumers who are new to home theater products, the Sharp DT-200 home theater projector is portable, compact, and comes loaded with high-quality features. This unit weighs just over seven and a half pounds - so it can be easily moved around the house if necessary or during set-up in a dedicated home theater. The DT-200 delivers high contrast images (the Sharp DT-200 has a rated contrast ratio of 1200:1) at a 600 ANSI Lumens brightness level; this is more than enough when viewing takes place in a darkened or low light conditions.

A dedicated DVI input with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital content protection) grants compatibility with cutting-edge equipment such as HDTV set-top boxes, while a built-in line doubler enhances the quality from standard interlaced video signals (such as VCRs and non-progressive-scanning DVD players). 

  • Portable HDTV-ready projector with SVGA (800 x 600) resolution and Texas Instruments DLP technology
  • High 1,200:1 contrast ratio, 600 ANSI Lumens brightness
  • 2D keystone correction frees you to place the projector off-center from the screen or wall
  • DVI input with HDCP, supports NTSC, PAL, SECAM, 480p, 720p, and 1080i formats
  • Resolution 520 TV lines
  • 3D Y/C digital comb filter
  • Whisper-quiet fan operation eliminates the possibility of distractions from fan noise during use.
  • Extra short throw lens
  • Weighs less than 9 pounds, includes wireless remote control
Additional Technical data:
  • Compatibility: Computer: XGA, Mac 19-inch (in Intelligent Compression), SVGA, VGA, Mac 16-inch/13-inch
  • Imaging method: DLP technology from Texas Instruments
  • Display method: DLP 0.55" panel
  • Resolution: Native SVGA, 800 x 600 (520 TV lines)
  • HDTV-ready: Yes
  • Compatible formats: NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL (60 Hz), PAL-M, PAL-N, SECAM, 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i
  • Aspect ratios: Supports 4:3, 16:9
  • Zoom ratio: 1:1.2 (manual)
  • Contrast ratio: 1,200:1
  • Throw distance: Projects a 100-inch screen from 10-feet
  • Brightness: 600 ANSI Lumens
  • Lamp life: 2,500 hours
  • Keystone correction: 2D
  • Gamma correction: Yes
  • Power consumption: 215 watts (stand-by 0.6 watts)
  • Remote control: Yes
  • Video inputs: Computer (15-pin D-sub, DVI/HDCP), video (component-video, S-video and composite-video)
  • Audio inputs: 0
  • Dimensions: 12.88" (L) x 14.5" (W) x 4.63" (H)
  • Item weight: 8.4 pounds / shipping weight 18 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 year parts and labor


  • Sharp DT-200 Manual available here

Designed to deliver excellent picture clarify, the Sharp DT-200 Home Theater TV Projector is among the best and most affordable Sharp video projectors you can buy.

For lamp replacement for the Sharp DT-200 DLP Projector, check here: Replacement Lamp for DT-200 Sharp Video Projectors

Sharp Notevision PG-A20X LCD Video Projector

Sharp Notevision PG-A20X

An LCD projector from one of the worldwide leaders in LCD technology - a valid high performance compact projector within the range of Sharp video projectors.

Simply 'Connect and Project' with the Notevision A20X. A simplified control panel, intuitive GUI and color-coded terminal connections contribute to the ease of use for the A20X. Features like high-speed autoSYNC, auto keystone correction, auto RGB/Component signal setting and ImageACE resizing, that are literally invisible to the end user, are responsible for the easy-of-use of this unit.

This Sharp video projector comes with a Low Power Mode, which contributes to reduced cost of ownership with increased lamp life, decreased power consumption, and decreased fan noise.

  • High Brightness: 2,000 ANSI Lumens in a 6.4-pound package.
  • Built-in Theft Deterrent Features: Includes key code start up, pad lockout, and optional cable security system.
  • Adjustable Features: Includes selectable gamma, color temperature, and sRGB color management.
  • Ease of Use
Additional Technical data:
  • Compatibility: PC (up to SXGA+ (1400 x 1050)), Mac ( up to SXGA (1152 x 870)) and Work Station (up to SXGA+ (1400 x 1050))
  • Cabinet color: Silver
  • Brightness: 2000 ANSI lumens Standard Mode, 1600 ANSI lumens Low Power Mode
  • Display resolution (native): XGA (1024 x 768)
  • Resolution capability (maximum): SXGA+ (1400 x 1050)
  • Horizontal frequency: 15 - 70 kHz
  • Vertical frequency: 43 - 85 Hz
  • Display size/type: 3 x 0.79 inch TFT LCD
  • Dot clock: 12 - 108 MHz
  • Video system: NTSC 3.58, 4.43 / PAL-M / PAL-N /SECAM
  • DTV/HD compatibility: 1080i, 720p, 480p Component Video and 480i
  • Video circuitry: 3D Y/C circuitry, interlaced/progressive scan
  • Resizing: VGA (640 x 480), up to SXGA+ (1400 x 1050)
  • Computer inputs: (1) RGB / Component 15 pin HD (shared)
  • Video inputs: (1) Composite RCA, (1) S-Video - 4 pin DIN
  • Outputs: None
  • Center to corner ratio (average): 90% CCR
  • Aspect ratio: 4:3, 16:9
  • Contrast ratio: 400:1
  • Screen size: 40 - 300 inches
  • Projection distance: 51 - 468 inches
  • Lens type: Recessed 1:1.2x manual zoom and focus
  • PC control: RS-232C
  • Remote control: IR ; Carrier Frequency 38 kHz
  • Audio system: 1.0 Watt monaural
  • Lamp: 180 Watt SHP end user replaceable
  • Lamp life (average): Standard Mode: 3000 hours, Low Power Mode: 4,500 hours
  • Fan noise: 37 dB / 33 dB Low Power Mode
  • Keystone correction: +/- 12 degrees
  • Power source: 110-240 VAC, 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption: Standard Mode: 240 Watts, Low Power Mode: 200 Watts
  • Dimensions: 9" (L) x 11.7" (W) x 3.2" (H)
  • Item weight: 8.4 pounds / shipping weight 18 pounds
  • Weight: 6.4 pounds
  • Warrant: 3 years parts and labor; lamp 90 days


  • Notevision PG-A20X manufacturer product information available here

The bottom line: Affordable, quiet and easy to use - the Notevision PG-A20X LCD Sharp video projector is the ideal projector for first-time users while delivering high image quality and outstanding reliability.

For lamp replacement for the Notevision PG-A20X Sharp video projectors, check here: Sharp Replacement Lamp Notevision

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