Posted on August 17, 2014 Lisa Feierman
This year’s list of winners and runners-up for all three price ranges.
Winner – Best In Class: BenQ W1070
Winner – Best In Class: Epson Pro Cinema 4030
Runner-Up – Best in Class: Epson Home Cinema 2000/2030
Winner – Best In Class: Epson Home Cinema 5030ub/ube, Pro Cinema 6030UB
Winner – Best In Class: Sony VPL-HW55ES
Runner-Up – Best in Class: Sony VPL-HW40ES
Winner – Best In Class: Sony VPL-VW600ES
Runner-Up – Best in Class: JVC DLA-RS49/RS4910/DLA-X500R
The following are noteworthy projectors, that were seriously considered for but didn’t make the final cut for the Best In Class awards. All won Hot Product Awards.
Listed by price, lowest to highest:
Epson Pro Cinema 6900WU
The Panasonic pt-8000 is heading for its 4th year on the market, as its still available new with full warranties. But it wasn’t convincing blacks wise in 2012, but yet its still competing with todays top models. Even Sonys hw50es wouldn’t stand up now in today’s batch of seasonal releases according to reviewers, but it looks like the pt-ae8000 has a special ingredient that we are not aware of.
Certainly it was a great gadget-laden projector but video enthusiasts don’t rate it along with JVCs x35 or even Sonys hw50es. I have seen a lot of them exchanged shortly after ownership due to a lack-lustre black response & a washed out picture as a result.
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