Projector Central reviews the Sharp XV-Z17000, the newest 1080p 3D projector for home theater

The good folks at Projector Central got their lucky paws on the new Sharp XV-Z17000, the latest 1080p 3D projector for home theater to hit the market. We saw this at CES 2011 and were uber-impressed.

Sharp XV Z1700

Projector Central praised the Sharp XV-Z17000‘s ability to handle multiple 3D signals and the clarity of its image. Read the full review here».

The projector produces some of the best 3D we’ve seen thus far. At street prices under $5000, the Z17000 is available, affordable, and the picture is certainly agreeable. –

Get your own Sharp XV-Z17000 here»

March Madness Sweet 16 Projector Coupon and Sale!

The boss caught some of the Projector Experts watching basketball at work and when she asked what they were doing, they replied “uhm, researching for a March Madness projector sale?”

Now we have to cut prices on our 16 sweetest business and home theater projectors and accessories. Use the projector coupon code “SWEET16” to save up to $250 or get a free Cisco Flip with select purchases. See the full details of our projector sale here ».

Hurry. Our March Madness Sweet 16 Projector Sale ends with the NCAA tournament on April 4.

Stuck at your desk during all the action like us? Leave it to the folks at Google to help you keep track of the games. Check out the Google NCAA headquarters to get your bracket template and explore the competing colleges’ campuses in Street View.

Google also created a 3D model of the tournament’s 14 arenas. Check it out below. Enjoy the video. And the projector sale!

Exclusive Projector People/NEC offer for educators

Any educators in the house?

Between now and June 30, get extra points when you join NEC’s Star Student program here. This link is exclusive to Projector People customers.

By signing up through Projector People, your first 25 classroom projector purchases will earn you up to 25 free lamps. Get the complete details here.

25 free lamps? That’s more than $7,000 worth of free products. (We had very good math teachers in school.)

Sign up for NEC’s Star Student Program now»

Projection mapping in your living room

We just stumbled upon an awesome video, thanks to the good folks at the UK site, ProjectorPoint.

No doubt, you’ve seen some of the amazing projection mapping videos we’ve posted in the past, but this one takes the cake. Rather than project on a building, the team at the Netherlands agency Mr. Beam (cool name) used a projector to transform a plain white room into a Sponge Bob-themed bedroom, a swank loft and a ghoulish haunted house.

Check out the video below.

What do you think of indoor projection mapping? Have you ever tried to pull something like this off with your projectors? Post your comments below.

Projector People in C A R S O N magazine!

Projector People and InFocus recently teamed up with Carson Magazine, the brand spanking new publication from graphic designer David Carson.

The good folks at Carson needed a projector to shoot high-def images and videos on the walls of their ginormous LA office. We set them up with the 4,000-lumen InFocus IN5108, which is designed to deliver HD images with amazing detail and clarity.

Carson will feature Projector People and InFocus in their debut issue, set to hit the streets in the coming weeks. In the meantime, they sent us the image at right to show the projector at work in a photo shoot.

Pretty cool, eh?