September 28th, 2011 Art Feierman
OK, OK! This blog is almost definitely off topic, but not quite. After all, the Amazon Fire, and the IPad2 tablets can download movies from the internet, and both devices can ultimately feed that to your home theater system, including your home theater projector. Darn, looks like I’m somewhat on topic after all.
I’m a huge tablet fan, and love my iPads. So I thought some of you might care how I see the Amazon Fire vs. iPad2. Now mind you, I’ve been reading various releases all morning, also visited amazon.com to read their own Read the rest of this entry »
September 23rd, 2011 Art Feierman
Check it out. HD8300 full projector review
Not bad at all, a good single chip DLP projector with really good color, and a couple of rough edges. -art
September 21st, 2011 Art Feierman
The 3D Entertainment summit (and the adjoining mobile summit), have seen some interesting thoughts (and technology).
First of all, I sat and listened to a panel with James Cameron, who is very big on 3D (can you say Avatar…).
He and others have dazzled us with a lot of impressive numbers for 3D, and especially mentioned the rapid growth of 3D in the Read the rest of this entry »
September 15th, 2011 Art Feierman
Greetings, The HD8300 – Optoma’s flagship 1080p 3D capable, home projector has landed. Mike will be by shortly to pick it up for calibration, and my work on it starts tomorrow. With luck most of it will be posted by Monday. Because of limited time, and several inbound projectors, I may not pause to do a “first look” on this HD8300, but, if that’s the case, I’ll blog when the review goes live, to let you all know. -art
September 14th, 2011 Art Feierman
Greetings, Well, to date I’ve mostly ignored the higher end projectors such as Runco, SIM2 and Digital Projection. So far I’ve covered home theater projectors from Sony, JVC, Epson, Mitsubishi and other well recognized brand names. In this blog I’d like to do a quick look at what’s going on with the really high end brands. Most of them seem to have been releasing projectors over time, not just at CEDIA, so I want to provide a little structure of what the product lines look for each of the brands.
MICO 160 Projector from SIM2
SIM2 surprised me. Last they now seem to have 30 projectors or more, starting at under $7000. I put together a “short” page on SIM2 projectors that touches on five or six different key projectors in their line-up, including 3D capable entries at a wide range of prices. Check out SIM2 for 2011!
Let’s discuss Runco here:
Runco – Runco wow’d the press at their press conference (including me) with the brightest 3D I’ve seen to date. Would you believe 3D on a 213 inch screen? And it was so bright, that I’d say it easily was brighter than, say, any of the JVCs or Mitsubishi 3D capable projectors doing a 100″ diagonal screen in 2D.
How bright was it? Well, Runco showed us this way: In 2D, on the 213″ screen, Read the rest of this entry »
September 13th, 2011 Art Feierman
This is off-topic for this blog, but I’ve had a couple of experiences with DirecTV of late, and since many of us move from cable to satellite, and from satellite to cable, etc., there might be a useful tidbit hiding in my experience with DirecTV. First let me say, it was a good ending. Here’s the scoop: Back in July,
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September 10th, 2011 Art Feierman
Greetings home theater projector fans,
Couple of busy days, and much partying, I had hoped to do more blogging late last night, but the fates had it otherwise.
This will be my last blog before a final walk through of the show (only an hour of time to spare).
Projectors, Let’s start with the Epson 6010 – and therefore Read the rest of this entry »
September 8th, 2011 Art Feierman
Greetings, Just a couple of quick notes on the new JVC’s and a touch more on Sony projectors.
JVC’s been busy. They’ve replaced the RS40, RS50 and RS60, with their new DLA-RS45, RS55 and RS65. Each has new features, Read the rest of this entry »
September 7th, 2011 Art Feierman
OK sports fans – and movie fans, HDTV fans, and even Discovery HD fans…
I just left the Sony Press conference, (9/7) the evening before the CEDIA show floor opens for the masses.
The VPL-VW1000ES is the first – and (you know how I love the term) IMPRESSIVE 4K Read the rest of this entry »
September 6th, 2011 Art Feierman
Greetings, I’ll keep this short and sweet. I will immediately be updating the key previous blog on the new projectors as well as the “First Look” Previews posted on the main www.projectorreviews.com website.
My error, I had mis-understood that the e models, the Home Cinema 3010e and the Home Cinema 5010e would differ by offering wirelessHD, instead of 3D, for the same price. (I’ve got to learn to listen better.)
As it turns out, the Home Cinema 3010e has both 3D and WirelessHD, by comparison, the Home Cinema 3010 has 3D but no Wireless HD. I had the price correct for the Home Cinema 3010, at $1599, but the Home Cinema 3010e, with both capabilities, will be $1799.
The same story for the Home Cinema 5010 and 5010e:
Expect the Home Cinema 5010e to cost a bit more than the Home Cinema 5010, due to the addition of the WirelessHD, but so far Epson hasn’t released any prices. We expect that to happen on Thursday. I’ll be meeting with them, on Thursday, so look for an update from me later that day.
Finally, the Epson Pro Cinema 6010 projector, as the flagship, also has both 3D and Wireless HD.
That’s it, sorry about my error. -art