August 31st, 2012 Art Feierman
Greetings Projector Fans!
It’s touch and go time here. the big IFA tradeshow has begun in Germany, and as is the case most years, it’s shortly before the US CEDIA tradeshow.
Epson's new Home Cinema 5020UB looks like the older 5010
These two shows are where most new home theater and home entertainment projectors are announced.
My understanding is that here in the US, Epson like many other home theater projector manufacturers, is distributing information on their new projectors in advance of CEDIA to we members of the press, but with the restriction, that “it’s a secret” until Sept 5th, which is Press day at CEDIA.
What that means to you, is that even if Epson told me everything about any new home projectors, I couldn’t legitimately share that info with you until they lift the “embargo”.
Fortunately, that doesn’t really apply to information 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 13th, 2012 Art Feierman
Greetings from Las Vegas, at the Infocomm 2012 show.
For those of you not familiar, Infocomm is the big US show for displays. There are plenty of projectors, but the show is dominated by LCDs Plasmas, LEDs, lots of digital signage.
Infocomm is not a home theater projector show. While most home theater projectors tend to get announced at CEDIA in September (the show for home theater projectors), the good news for you home theater fans, is that there are always a few new projectors for the home, launched here. 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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March 18th, 2012 Art Feierman
I had to celebrate St. Patty’s day in Florida. I came down to Florida, primarily for business, but also a quick visit to family (the mom).
I attended EHX in Orlando. Sadly a smaller and smaller show each year, and I hear this is the last year, but I wanted a chance to catch up with a few contacts of mine I knew would be there.
Turns out, it was a far more successful show, for me than anticipated.
An announcement or 2:
1. Of interest to many of you. The JVC DLA-X70 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 »
November 13th, 2011 Art Feierman
Greetings all, Just an update as to what’s going on, in terms of upcoming projector reviews. The Panasonic PT-AE7000 wins a Hot Product Award. We’re starting reviews of the Acer H9500BD, Sony VPL-VW95ES, and Epson Home Cinema 5010. More about the order, etc., below
Panasonic PT-AE7000 - PT-AT5000 in the EU
As many of you have noticed, the Panasonic PT-AE7000 projector review is up. Sorry for the delay in mentioning that here.
As of this writing, Lori’s just starting to proof, and I still have a few more things to add – some additional comparisons, the screen page, and the menus…
It’s one fine projector. Check out the PT-AE7000 review.
So, what’s next? Glad you asked! Read the rest of this entry »
September 14th, 2011 Art Feierman
Greetings, Well, to date I’ve mostly ignored the higher end projectors such as Runco, SIM2 and Digital Projection. So far I’ve covered home theater projectors from Sony, JVC, Epson, Mitsubishi and other well recognized brand names. In this blog I’d like to do a quick look at what’s going on with the really high end brands. Most of them seem to have been releasing projectors over time, not just at CEDIA, so I want to provide a little structure of what the product lines look for each of the brands.
MICO 160 Projector from SIM2
SIM2 surprised me. Last they now seem to have 30 projectors or more, starting at under $7000. I put together a “short” page on SIM2 projectors that touches on five or six different key projectors in their line-up, including 3D capable entries at a wide range of prices. Check out SIM2 for 2011!
Let’s discuss Runco here:
Runco – Runco wow’d the press at their press conference (including me) with the brightest 3D I’ve seen to date. Would you believe 3D on a 213 inch screen? And it was so bright, that I’d say it easily was brighter than, say, any of the JVCs or Mitsubishi 3D capable projectors doing a 100″ diagonal screen in 2D.
How bright was it? Well, Runco showed us this way: In 2D, on the 213″ screen, Read the rest of this entry »
September 10th, 2011 Art Feierman
Greetings home theater projector fans,
Couple of busy days, and much partying, I had hoped to do more blogging late last night, but the fates had it otherwise.
This will be my last blog before a final walk through of the show (only an hour of time to spare).
Projectors, Let’s start with the Epson 6010 – and therefore Read the rest of this entry »