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A used Sharp XV-Z20000, Marantz VP-11S2 or a Runco LS-5, probably. Sharp XV-Z30000 has less native contrast than Z20000 but it has a dynamic iris.
The difference between best DLP's native contrast and more budget models are not as striking as between DLP and LCoS. Say, most DLPs have a native contrast under 2000:1. Best have under 10000:1. Is the difference striking? Seeing Z30000, which has around 1500:1 native and 10000:1 with the DI, I believe not. Now 2000:1 vs. 30000:1 (lower end JVC model) is a striking difference. I was honestly like you, wanting a DLP and looking for a best contrast model. Until I bought Z30000 and realized there were more things to a projector than just one measure. A most important measure but nevertheless. Forgive me if I was reading you wrong.