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 »
March 18th, 2012 Art Feierman
JVC DLA-X70 projector - 3D, and "4K"
I mentioned in the last blog, that the JVC DLA-X70 home theater projector has arrived, and Mike is calibrating it. It will be working in my theater not more than an hour or two after I return from travels this Wednesday night.
One of the “interesting things of JVC’s DLA-X70 – and the X90, (and also the identical DLA-RS55 and and DLA-RS65 home theater, projectors), is the claim of 4K resolution. None of those JVC’s though have 4K LCoS panels, instead they are doing some “pixel shifting” for lack a a precise term. The tech isn’t that important, what is of interest is how much truth is there in the 4K claim.
Mind you I’m not at all criticizing the performance of JVC’s X70, X90, and their twins the RS45 and RS55, just concerned about calling what they are doing “4K”. That said, if you want to see real 4K, Read the rest of this entry »
March 1st, 2012 Art Feierman
Greetings gamers, etc.
OK, I’m not the guy to write about gaming. I’ve got two hard core gamers doing that – Pete and Scott. But, Pete’s just blogged on the Epson Home Cinema 5010 as a gaming projector and I just shipped him the W7000 (click for review) so that’s next on his list.
After speaking with Pete, I did some Lag tests. As you gamers know, Read the rest of this entry »
March 1st, 2012 Art Feierman
UPDATE: The BenQ W7000 calibration update has been posted! Read the review here.
Greetings BenQ W7000 and home theater projector fans everywhere!
I’m going to post our calibration settings tonight! These settings are the ones that Mike came up with for the old engineering sample. The “final” W7000 firmware, though has done some fixing, including the color tables. The anomaly with Cyan, seems to be gone. Mike’s Read the rest of this entry »
February 18th, 2012 Art Feierman
BenQ W7000 Projector
UPDATE: The BenQ W7000 Review has been posted!
Greetings Projector fans,
As usual, I’m a day late and a dollar short, in getting out this blog. This time I can share the blame with our friends at BenQ. A promised Wednesday delivery turned into a Thursday afternoon one after they were a little slow getting an upgraded W7000 projector shipped out to me. Too bad, I could have driven up there on Tuesday… saved a couple days.
No worries though. I’ve been viewing the W7000 for several hours, primarily concentrating on black level performance Read the rest of this entry »
January 2nd, 2012 Art Feierman
Greetings and Happy New Year!
OK, I got distracted with all the holiday activities. Let me bring you all up to speed on what I finally heard back from BenQ, in terms of answers to my questions.
Lot’s of hopefully really good news:
I’ll run though a number of items I mentioned to them, and their response.
First, regarding the dip we found in the W7000′s cyan secondary color. BenQ says that is corrected in the January firmware. That required Mike to go into the CMS to get a good calibration, something we normally don’t do.
Black Level not as good as the W6000: Their exact response: ”We did the measurement of the latest unit of W7000 and W6000 we have, and the result shows that they are about the same”
We expect that “about the same”, means the W7000 is at least as good, so we’ll Read the rest of this entry »
December 24th, 2011 Art Feierman
Here we go with more juicy information on the BenQ W7000! and a quick link back to the first W7000 review blog -art
Greetings and happy holidays.
It’s almost Christmas Eve here in southern California, and we hope everyone is enjoying the season as much as we are. I’ll be knocking off after I finish this W7000 projector blog. (finally)
I had intended to try and get a good portion of the review up and running this evening, but there wasn’t enough time. I’ve still got 100+ images to process (Lisa’s overseas – so I have to do all that myself), and tons of writing to do. But, more importantly, at this point, I really want to speak with the BenQ folks for information on the newer firmware that’s already out there. (I am working with an early engineering sample – firmware 0.22). By now, Read the rest of this entry »
July 2nd, 2011 Art Feierman
Hi! OK, RonJ’s own blog is up and running. As promised, therefore, I’m deleting it from here (with a link to his first blog article on his own blog: Projectors: The Technical Side… This blog is Titled: Moving to 3D Click to enjoy.
A couple of folks posted comments to this blog. I had asked to wait until RonJ’s was up. OK, bottom line, a couple of you, that I suggested post your comments on Ron’s blog, instead reposted on this one, but addressed to Ron. Ron has no access to my blog, other than as a reader. Please (Peter, and one other) repost on to Ron’s blog, at the address above.
Or if you prefer to jump to his blog’s homepage: http://www.projectorreviews.com/projector-technical-blog/
July 1st, 2011 Art Feierman
Visit Ron’s blog, “Home Theater and Projectors: The Technical Side” now!
It’s time for me to introduce another new blogger on our site. Welcome Ron Jones, below he’s provided a brief introduction to himself, and tomorrow I’ll be posting his first serious blog on the technical side of projectors and related home theater.
I’ve asked him to write a short intro, for me to post here. After that, I want to tell you a bit about what we’re up to, blog wise, and why Ron’s starting to blog for us. So, here’s Ron:
My name is Ron Jones and I am very pleased to have been invited by Art to contribute to Projector Reviews with a new blog focused on home theater video technology with an emphasis on new technologies, such as 3D, and associated issues/considerations. My background is as an Electrical Engineer (MSEE) with 30+ years professional experience and as a home theater owner/enthusiast for 35+ years. My home theaters Read the rest of this entry »
April 20th, 2011 Art Feierman
OK I”m back a week now from the NAB show in Las Vegas, where I did get some face time with JVC. I’d love to say that I got all the answers, but at least I learned some things. though nothing shocking or surprising. At least you get to hear some of JVC’s “side” of the story. Read the rest of this entry »