July 31st, 2008 Art Feierman
When Epson initially announced the Epson Ensemble back at CEDIA almost a year ago, I was blown away by the concept. Now I’ve have the chance to review it, and that means, the whole system, including the installation!
The Epson Ensemble is being installed in my home, as I write. It is actually in my testing room/office. I’ll be doing a full review, in addition to this blog and a follow up one in the next 24-48 hours. The review will include the entire process of installing the Epson Ensemble, as well as the final results.
I better start out by describing the Epson Ensemble, so everyone understands the concept. Read the rest of this entry »
July 11th, 2008 Art Feierman
About two and a half weeks ago I published a full review of the Viewsonic Pro8100 1080 3LCD Home Theater Projector. Overall, it was very impressive, but had one glaring (ok, not so glaring) flaw. I found the dynamic iris to have problems. It was often visible in its operation, to the point of occasionally being distracting. It didn’t just adjust from scene to scene, but seemed to overshoot where it was heading (opening or closing) before settling back to where it should be.
This resulted in making its action more visible than if it simply adjusted to exactly where it should go. Read the rest of this entry »
July 3rd, 2008 Art Feierman
This is just a quick piece to let you know what is planned for home theater projector reviews over the next two months. Of course, summer is a bit slow for new home theater projectors, but there are a few, I’m hoping to get my hands on. I’ve got confirmations from the manufacturers for most of these. Here’s the scoop: Read the rest of this entry »
July 1st, 2008 Art Feierman
I can tell you right now, InFocus has released a first class projector. I already liked the IN82, and here comes it’s Darkchip4 “version”, called the IN83. So far, I’m pretty much “blown away”.
Remember, please, this is a very preliminary “first look” based on a couple of hours of untouched, “out of the box” settings, and then some minor tweaking, and more watching but without calibrating the IN83. In fact, I’m normally not that good at “tweaking” by eye, without software or gear. Read the rest of this entry »