March 22nd, 2013 Art Feierman
Greetings, home theater projector fans. I am sorry to inform you that this year’s Home Theater Projector Comparison report won’t go live this weekend. After much writing, and even more frustration, I’ve scrapped most of the report format used in previous years! The result should be a better report yet a shorter one. And it will be far, far, less redundant.
Panic Not. The delay in the Home Theater Projector report will only take a few more days. In the meantime, I will go forward, and publish this year’s winners on Sunday evening, but without the 50+ pages of sometimes rambling, supporting information.
The new Home Theater Projector Comparison Report report will be significantly shorter.
Here’s the good news: Accompanying the report, and including some of the best content repeated in each year’s report, will be our first ever:
Guide To Buying The Right Home Theater Projector For You.
Sometimes it takes me years for the lightbulb to go off. (Switching to LED!) It finally did. The problem Read the rest of this entry »
March 16th, 2013 Art Feierman
Greetings Projector enthusiasts, home theater addicts, and first time projector buyers!
Adding a Subscriber section to Projector Reviews is a tricky thing. I’m of the sort of person who hates finding out one day, that I have to pay for something that was free until today. I figure most other people resent that as well. Well, I value all of you enough, that I felt in launching a subscriber area I needed to offer additional content, rather than lock existing content behind a subscriber “paywall”.
For those of you who didn’t read the previous blogs: Our new site redesign, Read the rest of this entry »
March 16th, 2013 Art Feierman
Life is getting crazy, but I’ve been meaning for weeks to tell everyone, some details about the new Projector Reviews website, or should I say, redesigned and expanded.
There’s a lot to tell you. The site is currently being redesigned, by a company I recently hired. Expect the new www.projectorreviews.com site should launch end of May, or June. I’m going to tell you a good bit, but the important thing is, if you would like to make suggestions, now, is the time. Wireframes of the new Projector Reviews website will finished and coding started Read the rest of this entry »
March 13th, 2013 Art Feierman
Greetings projector enthusiasts, newbies, purists… It’s almost time for the annual 1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report
I’m done reviewing for the next week or so. I started writing up the annual comparison report for home theater projectors two nights ago. I really expect to publish it by next Friday. Of course I tend to be optimistic about the timelines, as you all know, but I will try! I have to switch gears and starting working education projectors for the annual education report, which has to publish by mid-April, so I can’t slip too much.
Still a couple of things to mention. First, Acer shipped me another H9500BD projector, Read the rest of this entry »
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!
August 8th, 2012 Art Feierman
Sharp's 3D capable, XV-Z30000 home theater projector
Today our second Sharp XV-Z30000 projector arrived. The first, some of you may remember, arrived about 3 weeks ago, but it was freight damaged. (Someone did an impressive job on the box.) It powered up, but operationally it was a disaster, with a major problem with the “light engine”.
XV-Z30000 number two, exhibits no immediately obvious problems. I’ve had it running for about 3 hours, mostly watching the Olympics. As I write this I’ve got the woman’s Beach Volley Ball finals on, in fact, May/Walsh is one point from winning the goal. Pause… They won another gold! Cool. color’s really good, I’m currently using Movie 1, the brighter of two movie modes (mostly the difference seems to be which brightness mode, which iris settings between Movie 1 and 2). Skin tones look really good. Note: I’m watching beach volleyball, there’s plenty of tanned skin to observe. Movie mode is probably a tad over saturated, but it could be the feed.
Normally, I’d have this XV-Z30000 in Sports mode, or one of the other bright modes. Sports looks Read the rest of this entry »
July 12th, 2012 Art Feierman
Greetings projector fans!
I’ve been playing with a concept which I call Projector Reviews TV, for about a year, and it’s coming to fruition this month. NO, I’m not launching a projector focused TV channel on DirecTV or cable. It’s not even a regular podcast. Here’s the skinny on Projector Reviews TV and a link to the first video: Read the rest of this entry »
June 4th, 2012 Art Feierman
Greetings all! Most of the Classroom Projector Report: Best School Projectors for K-12 Education is up and ready!
I will still be making a few changes, no doubt, including more smaller comparisons and overviews.
The Epson BrightLink 485Wi interactive projector.
The Best In Classroom awards are up! If you haven’t read about them in-depth yet, here’s a taste:
The Classroom Projector Report divides the 16 projectors considered into two classes, “Interactive” and “Standard” (non-interactive).
For the second year in a row, an Epson BrightLink model took our Best in Classroom award for the interactive class. Read the rest of this entry »
May 15th, 2012 Art Feierman
Hi everyone! Lisa, Art’s daughter, here. You may have seen my named mentioned in a few reviews (“great for my daughter and her friends” or “just waiting on my daughter Lisa for the last couple images – she’s in the midst of final exams at school”). If you don’t know, I too work here at Projector Reviews. I do a little of everything–image processing for reviews, technical writing for smaller projector comparisons… But most recently, I handle our social media.
You may have noticed the recent addition of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn logos around our site. These links and buttons are here to keep YOU in the loop about all things Projector Reviews. If you’re involved on any of these social networking platforms, you can now follow, like, share, recommend, watch, or listen to Projector Reviews in more places than just our website… Cool huh?
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August 12th, 2011 Art Feierman
No projectors today, as this is the first day of the Outside Lands festival in Golden Gate park. I’m here with Lisa, the daughter, for three days, then across the bridge from San Francisco, to Berkeley where we unload her (and all her stuff) for another year of college.
Should be a great festival with headliners including Phish, Muse, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Deadmau5, etc. Might even blog from the festival a couple of times, but no promises.
Back to the grind, Tuesday night.
Confirmed, one of the new Optoma 1080p projectors now promised before end of this month.
On other matters, I am working on the 1080p home theater report, these days. Part, including the winners, will post late next week.
Hang in there, while we enjoy a few days of great music at outside lands.
Ps. Im a huge Arcade Fire fan (especially their 1st album. I heard Arcade Fire first time at Coachella festival a bunch of years ago…)