November 27th, 2011 Art Feierman
Greetings one and all. Check out this link to our Comparison of the PT-AE7000 projector and the Home Cinema 5010. These two projectors slug it out in 2D and 3D.
If you’ve carefully read the individual projector reviews, you won’t be surprised, but…We’ve got lots of side-by-side photos for your consideration. And maybe we’ll throw you a curve?
Each year, it seems the two best selling non-entry level projectors are the Epson UB projectors, which the Home Cinema 5010 is the latest (despite the dropping of the Ultra-Black reference), and the Panasonic 1080p projector, this year, the PT-AE7000.
We pick a projector winner for 2D and one for 3D. You’ll have to figure out your balance of importance between 2D and 3D, a couple of other choices, and then then your final selection shouldn’t be too difficult to determine! Have a blast! -art
November 22nd, 2011 Art Feierman
Greetings, time to discuss the Epson Home Cinema 5010.
Pricing turns out to be lower than most of us originally anticipated.
Here are the official numbers per Epson: and about $300 each less than I had expected until recently.
Home Cinema 5010 – MAP of $2699!!! MSRP now $2999 (originally expected to have an MSRP of $3499 as announced at the CEDIA show in Sept.)
Home Cinema 5010e – MAP of $2999!! MSRP now $3499 (previously expected to be just below $4K)
Wow! What is most stunning about this pricing, is that Read the rest of this entry »
November 20th, 2011 Art Feierman
Acer H9500 3D projector - $1699 MSRP
Greetings home theater projector fans.
Update 11/22/11 – the bulk of the review is posted, but for the competitors and screen recommendation pages. Some more images (menus) and content to still be added.
Here’s the direct link to the Acer H9500BD home entertainment projector review. Enjoy! -art
I must admit, going into this review, never having seen the projector before, and not knowing too much about it, I didn’t have very high expectations. As it turns out I was
right (only kidding) wrong.
The Acer seems to have several rough edges, as many under $2000 projectors do (MSRP is $1699), but it also had a couple of real positive surprises.
And the first of those is that this just might be an ultra high contrast projector. I don’t think either the Optoma HD33 or the Epson Home Cinema 3010 are particularly close to the Acer H9500BD in this regard. I took some side by sides, comparing to the Read the rest of this entry »
November 20th, 2011 Art Feierman
Greetings one and all. It’s time for me to share some more tidbits about the Home Cinema 5010 now that I’ve run it side by side with the Panasonic PT-AE7000 for a few hours, and also the Optoma HD8300.
Mostly I’ve got great news so far, but also a disapointment or two, but the news is mostly good. Read the rest of this entry »
November 16th, 2011 Art Feierman
The Home Cinema 5010 is here, or actually it’s a Home Cinema 5010e.
Upon opening it up, Mike quickly discovered that there are no THX modes. This is different than the original Pro Cinema 6010 I had seen, and my expectations were that the 5010 and 5010e would have THX, since the Epson Home Cinema 8700UB, had THX. My best guess is somewhere in the process, Epson had to decide if the more expensive Pro Cinema 6010 should be the only one with THX modes. Epson has always Read the rest of this entry »
November 13th, 2011 Art Feierman
Greetings all, Just an update as to what’s going on, in terms of upcoming projector reviews. The Panasonic PT-AE7000 wins a Hot Product Award. We’re starting reviews of the Acer H9500BD, Sony VPL-VW95ES, and Epson Home Cinema 5010. More about the order, etc., below
Panasonic PT-AE7000 - PT-AT5000 in the EU
As many of you have noticed, the Panasonic PT-AE7000 projector review is up. Sorry for the delay in mentioning that here.
As of this writing, Lori’s just starting to proof, and I still have a few more things to add – some additional comparisons, the screen page, and the menus…
It’s one fine projector. Check out the PT-AE7000 review.
So, what’s next? Glad you asked! Read the rest of this entry »
November 7th, 2011 Art Feierman
UPDATE: The Panasonic PT-AE7000 home theater projector full review has been posted! Check it out.
Greetings, I’ve put the one page quick look on the main site. Just click here to read some impressions so far on the PT-AE7000 projector. The full projector review is only 2 days away. -art
Gotta run. -art
November 3rd, 2011 Art Feierman
PT-AE7000 2D/3D Home Theater Projector
I received tracking info from Panasonic , showing the PT-AE7000 home theater projector is being delivered this afternoon. Mike’s alerted, to pick it up for immediate calibration. I’ll start working on it tomorrow, and have early thoughts for you on Sunday probably after I’ve watched a couple of NFL games on it, with the review likely to post next Tues/Wed…?
I’ve been waiting too long for this projector to arrive. From my earlier peeks, it showed great potential. And I can’t wait to use its lens memory on my 2.35:1 Studiotek 130 screen. Like the lower cost Epson 3010 we just reviewed, this PT-AE7000 should have plenty of lumens, enough to do a good job on 3D.
Of course the best part of most year’s reviewing is the almost annual shootout between the latest Panasonic – in this case, the PT-AE7000, and the latest Epson in the same class. This year that will be the Home Cinema 5010. If past years are any indication, both will prove to be exceptional values, in terms of both performance and feature sets.
Also, seems I should have the Epson 5010 arriving same time I should be finishing the Panasonic up. That will make sure the Panasonic gets done without delay. -art