Well, I”m buried in new home theater projectors. Tomorrow really kicks off the college football season, so I’ll likely start with one (BenQ W6000) for the first game of the day – Penn State vs. Akron (go PSU), and switch into two other projectors during the day, before a bunch of friends arrive for a barbeque birthday (with football) bash in the backyard.
OK, here’s what’s coming. I’ll be busy blogging later today, and on Sunday.
Late Tonight – probably (I also have to do a full photoshoot):
Mitsubishi HC3800 – $1499 MAP – 1080p DLP projector – most impressive, and that’s based on the one here, which is only an engineering sample. I have to overnight it back tomorrow, so they can use it at CEDIA (first ship date – late October, I’m told).
Epson Home Cinema 8100, and Home Cinema 8500UB (if not tonight – then sunday). I don’t have any of these here, but got a look at them at a meeting at Epson last week.
On Sunday: BenQ W6000 (MAP $2799). I’ve just fired the W6000 up, and it definitely looks like a worthy successor to the W5000, which I have regarded highly – runner-up Best in Class award – in the March 1080p comparison review.
OK, I can’t mention anything more than it’s name or model number, since news about it, is embargoed until the official launch on Sept 9th, but I also have the Sony VPL-HW15 here (looks like under $3K).
I’ve been working with the VPL-HW15 for more than a week. It is my intent, and I’m 98% certain, that the full review will publish on September 9th, when I’m allowed to post it. I could tell you a lot more now, but then I’d be in trouble, so hang in there for 5 more days!
So, bottom line, over the next 5 days, I’ll be talking about the BenQ W6000, the Mitsubishi HC3800, the new Epson lineup, including the Home Cinema 705HD, the Home Cinema 8100, and the Home Cinema 8500UB. I may also be able to talk about the new InFocus SP8602, and a couple of others.
That folks is the story. And, btw, no need to send birthday presents, unless someone out there has a working, lossless, wireless HDMI 1.3 solution! -art