February 13th, 2013 Art Feierman
Greetings, just a quick heads up. As previous reported, the JVC DLA-X95R home theater projector is here, and under review. This $11,999 projector is simply an X75R but with hand selected components.
It’s calibrated, I’ve watched 50 plus hours so far, and started writing up the review last evening. It will publish this week, maybe tomorrow night, probably Friday.
Additional news: JVC just advised that they just shipped us their “entry level” DLA-X35 projector. That will be my next review, and last full review before I start on the annual Home Theater Projector Comparison Report.
Finally, I’m trying to bring in a new Acer H9500BD. When we reviewed (and really liked it, our biggest complaint was a minimal Color Management System, preventing a great calibration. As reported since then, Acer has expanded it into a full CMS. I would like to calibrate a new one, update our review, and see how it compares in this year’s report (it was a Best In Class winner last year.
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!
October 6th, 2012 Art Feierman
Greetings gamers – who love projectors!
My bad, Scott published some info in his blog, with info on lag tests of the AAXA P4-X pico projector. Click here, to read his results. His more complete write of of gaming with this little P4-X should be posted very soon.
There he will discuss how well the P4X performs during actual gaming. The P4X has some decent brightness (80 lumens) for a pico, which is a real plus, compared to most of the others out there.
Check it out! -art
October 5th, 2012 Art Feierman
Greetings everyone, Epson advises that a 5020 “should” arrive before the end of next week, maybe even a bit sooner. That is all! -art
September 6th, 2012 Art Feierman
Screen manufacturer Elite is showing a stack of projectors in their booth, projecting onto one of their screens.
Using their processors you can double lumens by stacking 2 projectors, or you can stack four projectors for 3-D viewing with inexpensive 3D passive glasses (like the ones you get in an IMAX 3D theater. interesting!
How viable? Good question, Will people put two, or four projectors in their home? Perhaps, with spouse approval? I saw four projectors stacked, Panasonic AR100U projectors. Extremely bright On the business side Elite’s solution seems very viable if the final pricing makes sense. Time will tell. -art
September 6th, 2012 Art Feierman
Greetings from day one at the studio. I just want to talk briefly about Stewart s
CIMA screens. Stuart has always been known for hi quality screens with famous names like Studiotek 130 (found in most movie theaters), and the Firehawk G3. (I’ve owned both.) The new CIMA screens are more affordable, and more “typical” of mass market screens, but with Stewart’s overall quality. I will have more info on the screens in future blogs and articles on the site following the show.
September 6th, 2012 Art Feierman
Greetings, short and sweet notes:
First, we have “first look” short articles on all 5 new Epson projectors and the Panasonic. I got to work with them a week or two ago, but am finally allowed to share the info. Today, I should see a number of other new projectors, including the New Mitsubishi HC7900DW and HC8000D. I meet with Mitsubishi at 2pm. I also have meetings today with Screen Innovations, Epson, Sony, Stewart Filmscreen, and a Runco press conference. Busy day. I’ll try to keep you folks informed best I can. Had some trouble with Spreaker – my audio podcasts via twitter notification. Hope to have that working later today, as well. Hang in there, should be some fun new projectors this year. -art
July 1st, 2012 Art Feierman
We’ve received this new 720p Epson projector, and Mike has it now, for measurements and calibration. I’ll get it back on Monday and start running it through its paces.
Sharp XV-Z30000 - Cool
Sharp announced at CES in January, the XV-Z30000 to replace their XV-Z17000. That older Z was the first of the affordable 1080p 3D capable projectors to ship. I’m looking forward to see what they’ve accomplished in the over two years since the first one launched.
I really like the look of the Sharp projector. Of course it’s the performance we really care about. I thought this projector would arrive this week, but there seems to be a delay. Will keep you posted. -art. SIM2 is also promising a C3X one of their $40K projectors I believe. That should arrive before the end of July. It will be the most expensive projector I’ve ever reviewed, but I figure it’s going to be hard pressed to top the Sony 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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May 3rd, 2012 Art Feierman
Sony VPL-VW1000ES 4K, 3D Projector
I first saw a VPL-VW1000ES Home THEATER Projector at CEDIA last fall. OK, everything always looks better in a fully blacked out demo room at a trade show, then in the real world. Still, I really was dazzled. There were some obvious issues with the prototype, but the projector, “cleaned up” had to be excellent. January came, and at CES I got another 15 minute look (actually two of them) at the VW1000ES. This time, the artifacts and other issues were pretty much gone. And Wow!
I’ve been begging and pleading to get my hands on one for review, pretty much since CEDIA. The Sony team is great, and, I do understand, I realize I’m not at the top of the food chain for review units, and these babies are particularly scarce.
Well, my turn has come. Monday – two days ago, morning brings me two big shipping containers on wheels. Read the rest of this entry »