Sharp's got two new DLP projectors launching in Japan today, and while neither seems poised to take on Marantz's mammoth VP-11S1 from earlier this week, we can't imagine why they would want to. Their XV-Z3000 (left) features a 1,280 x 768 1,200 lumen picture with a 6,500:1 contrast ratio, and HDMI, two component, VGA, S-Video, and composite inputs; the DT-100CJ projects a 854 x 480 1,000 lumen picture, with a 2,500:1 contrast ratio, and component, VGA, composite, and S-Video inputs. Unfortunately we couldn't glean a price or launch date (even if it's only for our Japanese compatriots), but we'd imagine it wouldn't pinch the wallet quite like our aforementioned $15,300 friend.

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