January 28th, 2013 Art Feierman
Greetings all you home theater fans,
I was in contact with Panasonic’s projector group today, as I seemed to remember hearing about a price drop on their flagship PT-AE8000 home theatre projector, when I was attending CES.
Well, I remembered correctly. Turns out that Panasonic Read the rest of this entry »
January 26th, 2013 Art Feierman
Greetings home theater projector fans, welcome to some “first look” comments on the HC8000D from Mitsubishi.
New Mitsubishi HC8000D 3D DLP Home Theatre Projector
This Mitsubishi H8000D is another DLP projector from Mitsubishi, similar to the white HC79ooDW we reviewed a couple months back, but finished in black, and with additional performance. It offers higher contrast: 330,000:1, claims 1300 lumens, and sports a 6 segment 6X color wheel.
Mike has calibrated it, and it already looks much better than before it did when taken right out of the box, without adjustment (I spent about 5 hours with it pre-calibration), the Cinema and most other modes exhibit too Read the rest of this entry »
January 21st, 2013 Art Feierman
Greetings, Yes, projector owners, Our time has almost come. It is time for us to prepare, to consider, to plan our home theater – and home entertainment future. 4K is almost upon us, and 3D is being taken more and more seriously by more than a few of the greatest Directors out there. This conversation addresses both 4K – Ultra-HD, and 3D, and the impact of both together.
Let’s consider that thought in terms of some of today’s great directors, and consider who’s directing 3D movies. Although I’m skipping most Read the rest of this entry »
January 21st, 2013 Art Feierman
Greetings projector fans, it’s time to review more JVC and Mitsubishi projectors.
A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that we were expecting the JVC DLA-X75R, essentially identical to the DLA-RS56U from the JVC Pro division, and the Mitsubishi HC8000D. I had hoped both would arrive before this weekend.
Alas, a few changes. In speaking with Mitsubishi this past week, they now tell me that an HC8000D 3D projector will ship out and arrive sometime late this week.
JVC also had a problem. The JVC DLA-X75R it turns out would not be available until a new batch arrived at the end of January. I would say “darn” or something more emphatic, but for JVC’s alternative: They are instead, shipping me this week, a DLA-X95R, the JVC flagship home theatre projector. The JVC Pro group’s virtually identical twin is the DLA-RS66U. Both use “hand selected” components, with the rest going into the next lower down models – DLA-X75R and DLA-RS56. These two are are $11,999. Read the rest of this entry »
January 12th, 2013 Art Feierman
Greetings one and all,
I had intended to do three or four blogs from the CES show. So much for good intentions. Part of the problem was that I didn’t see a new home theater projector that I haven’t seen before, until I visited Optoma, Wednesday afternoon – that is, half way through Day 2 of CES.
“That’s not too bad” you say, but, I am under NDA regarding the Optoma projectors (non-disclosure agreement). You know the old saying: ”I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you” (or me). I can tell you that Optoma will likely have three new projectors before CEDIA. The first, probably in the summer.
Plenty of picos and pocket projectors, however. I will blog about those in the next 24 hours. That said, this year pico’s come in all shapes and small sizes.
This first show blog will be a quick rundown of some of the projectors that I did see there, many of which
were announced at CEDIA and IFA back in September:
On the first day of the show, I met with Panasonic, who was showing
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January 7th, 2013 Art Feierman
The HC750HD is expected to look like this HC710HD
Epson has just announced its brightest home entertainment projector ever. The Home Cinema 750HD, when it starts shipping in a couple of months, will be Epson’s best 720p projector. Pricing is officially $899! Or as Epson markets it: ”under $900″ on their press release.
What’s this Epson HC750HD got, you ask?
Well for openers, the Home Cinema 750HD claims a massive 3000 lumens! It’s ready to tackle some ambient light.
This projector just might be brighter than your LCDTV or Plasma TV! That should give you something to think about.
Designed for your family / living / bonus room this Epson projector should prove to be Read the rest of this entry »
January 6th, 2013 Art Feierman
This W1070 review is coming. Lori’s already doing first proofing of most pages. We’re heading out to celebrate a close friends birthday, and when we return in a few hours, I’ll start writing the Summary page.
With luck the review will be posted between 11:30 and 1:am tonight.
People, even if the review isn’t worth the wait, the W1070 is. Consider: Read the rest of this entry »