August 30th, 2008 Art Feierman
I’m off to CEDIA on Tuesday (Sept 2) – through Saturday of next week. Already we know of a number of new projectors being rolled out for first looks at the show. I’ll do at least one blog next week, with comments on some of the more interesting new models.
In the meantime, a few things to report, that should be of interest to those hot in the search for a home theater projector. First, the “old”:
Epson – the Home Cinema 1080 UB, is, as reader’s know, one of my all time favorites. Epson, most likely will show a new model, and I’ve just learned that Epson has done significant price drops on both the Home Cinema 1080 UB, and the older, less expensive Home Cinema 1080 (the one that goes in the Ensemble HD 1080 complete system.
The Home Cinema 1080 was $2299. It is now $1999, and you also get a free lamp!
Beter still, the Home Cinema 1080 UB, was $2999 (less $200 rebate). It is now:
$2799 less $300 rebate, and free lamp.
Assuming a value of $350 for the lamp, the math works out to new prices of $1649, for the standard 1080, and the Home Cinema 1080 UB, works out to $2149!
That’s got to be one of the best deals going!
And now, the New: Sanyo and more…