December 21st, 2012 Art Feierman
Lisa, Art’s daughter here. I’m home from college for the holidays, but we’re hard at work over here to bring you some great Projector Reviews TV videos, including review summaries, special topics and FAQs.
Because December has been a big month for us video-wise, I thought I’d highlight some of our newest videos.
As far as projector reviews, we’ve got video review summaries of two hot Epson projectors, the Home Cinema 5020UB and the Pro Cinema 6020UB.
Remember, a projector or accessory becomes eligible for a video summary when it earns one of the Projector Reviews awards, including our Hot Product Awards and Best In Class Awards.
We’ve also brought you Parts 2-4 of Choosing the Right Home Theater Projector for your Family Room (click here for Part 1, released in October). The new segments include:
“Part 5: 3D” is on its way and will be here by New Year’s.
We have a few other videos currently in post-production, so stay tuned for these in the coming weeks:
- Epson Home Cinema 3020
- Panasonic PT-AE8000U
- Sony VPL-VW1000ES
- Sony VPL-HW50ES
And there’s still more on the way! Look forward to other topics coming up, including: understanding the importance of black levels, an overview of pico and pocket projectors, a guide to our website, and more!
For a complete list of finished Projector Reviews TV videos, click here.
Happy holidays everyone!
December 18th, 2012 Art Feierman
JVC DLA-X55R Projector
Greetings Home Theater Projector Fans,
This was going to be short, since I have much reviewing to do, but it didn’t turn out that way. Let’s get started with an overview of JVC’s new DLA-X55R from their consumer group. This projector is also sold by JVC’s pro group as the JVC DLA-RS48U.
So, what do we have here? We have the DLA-X55 in house, but other than probably some very minor cosmetics, the primary differences are which dealers sell which model. We work with the consumer group these days because we find them more press friendly (at least to us). That is, it’s simply easier these days to obtain a DLA-X55R than to get an RS48 from the other folks, as my primary contact on the Pro side, departed from JVC, and I can’t seem to find a replacement contact. Such is life, with my contacts on the consumer side, I don’t have to worry about it.
The DLA-X55R is a new projector. The X55 is an LCoS projector (which JVC calls D-iLA – thus the DLA name designations). The X55R is priced at $4995. Read the rest of this entry »
December 14th, 2012 Art Feierman
BenQ's W1070: Affordable DLP, 3D, home entertainment projector
The BenQ W1070 arrived about two weeks ago, but due to scheduling, all I could do was give it to Mike for calibration. As soon as he returned it, we “put a stamp on it” and shipped it to Pete – one of our Gamer – Projector – Bloggers.
Pete should be posting his thoughts on the BenQ W1070 as a gaming projector, over the next few days.
Now, since I personally never fired up the W107o projector I’m just going to take a few paragraphs to report on the BenQ’s feature set, and also relate some of the key measurements from Mike’s calibrating of the projector. Here goes:
BenQ’s W1070 projector is a 1080p single chip DLP projector claiming 2000 lumens. It’s small – downright portable at under 6 pounds, and has a built in speaker. A contrast claim of 10,000:1 indicates more than the minimal black level performance that some other entry level projectors offer. (A typical DLP without a dynamic iris usually has claims of 2000:1 to 3000:1.)
This BenQ projector has, as we’ve seen before from BenQ, three lamp mode combinations, not the two. Officially they are rated Read the rest of this entry »