April 13th, 2011 Art Feierman
My name is Pete Connolly and I’m very excited to start helping out here at Projector Reviews. I spend a lot of time in front of the big screen with a controller in my hand and hope to share some of my thoughts and experiences on pairing video games with home theater projectors. I will be doing this by adding a video game section to future reviews, as well as contributing here in a gaming focused blog.
So…where to begin?
Update 4/25/2011: Pete’s Games and Game Projector Blog is now live. His opening article “The Starting Bit”, which appeared here, has been moved there. Please join him there! The short name for his blog, is Bitbound – A Gamer’s Blog. -art
April 13th, 2011 Art Feierman
I would like to tell you about a new blog launching on our site in the next few days. More importantly, t0 tell you we’ve got an expert to blog on the topic of gaming and projectors.
Gaming! As we all know, one popular aspect of owning a projector at home is that you can not only watch movies, sports, TV, but also play games. Games and gamers, come in Read the rest of this entry »
April 6th, 2011 Art Feierman
I’ve been a goodly number of emails or comments asking me when the big annual report for home theater projectors will come out, along with our Best In Class Awards.
The short version is, the 2011 1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report (it’s most formal name), will be out before the end of May.
Here’s the story behind that: Read the rest of this entry »
February 21st, 2011 Art Feierman
Update: The Runco LS10 review is completed.
It’s not easy to talk the high end home theater projector manufacturers to provide us with review projectors, but we did it, we have here Runco’s new 1080p LS10 projector – or by its more formal name, the LifeStyle 10 by Runco. The Runco LS10 (specifications) is the least expensive of Runco’s 1080p 3 chip DLP, home theater projectors. Actually Runco sent me an LS10d, which means it shares the same outboard processor as many of the more expensive Runco projectors. There is also the less expensive LS10i, which has all the processing internal to the projector.
First things first, Runco is just starting to ship this LS10 projector. The two versions play out like this, price wise: The LS10i stickers Read the rest of this entry »
February 8th, 2011 Art Feierman
Well for those waiting for the JVC DLA-RS60 (specs) review, we lost a day getting the unit back to JVC to be checked out.
So all you folk out there give a round of thanks to Fedex – here’s the scoop!
We had put in a request for a pickup, as usual. Read the rest of this entry »
February 4th, 2011 Art Feierman
Greetings to all you home theater projector fans, and especially JVC projector fans…
This isn’t great news about the new JVC DLA-RS60 (specs), or at least our RS60 review.
We’re delayed. It would seem our review unit has a Read the rest of this entry »
January 27th, 2011 Art Feierman
Update: The Viewsonic Pro8200 projector review has been completed and published.
Greetings all. For those of you who read my previous post, or commented about the Pro8200 projector, you are aware of some issues. I’ve addressed these to Viewsonic, and got some answers for you.
First, I’m told a new Viewsonic Pro8200 (click for specs) will arrive here tomorrow. It has the latest shipping firmware. I will check out, and confirm. These are the issues I’ll be looking at:
1. Problems with HDMI – retesting the same hookups the first unit had problems with.
2. Checking for other HDMI artifacts when coming from a different source (reported by a reader)
3. Static or sound from an hdmi input coming through the projector’s speaker, when the projector is turned off!
4. Failure to hold various user settings in memory when the projector is turned off.
Now the first thing of interest in conversing with Viewsonic about the Pro8200 projector, is Read the rest of this entry »
December 14th, 2010 Art Feierman
OK, my thanks to the folks at Epson America, marketing, for putting together this handy-dandy list that now cross references current US and EU Epson projectors, so you all can keep things straight – which has always been a challenge. Here ya go: Read the rest of this entry »
September 14th, 2010 Art Feierman
OK, I’m finished with the Optoma HD8600 projector. They improved the firmware, affecting the Cinema 1 iris setting – it’s very smooth, but doesn’t lower the blacks as much as the troublesome Cinema 2 setting. Not perfect, but better! The full update has been added to the review, and is found on the HD8600 Update page. Enjoy. -art
June 17th, 2010 Art Feierman
Yes, I’ve been promising, and promising, so finally, here’s my two cents about the Vivitek 5080 projector. It’s iris behaves differently than the almost identical Optoma HD8600. The iris is actually rather Read the rest of this entry »