September 23rd, 2010 Art Feierman
Hi everyone, remember the new Sanyo review has not been proofed yet. I want to be clear about one point. I’ve said in the review, that I cannot tell whether the improvements in color handling that I noted, were actually improvements, in the 4000 from the 3000, or firmware updates done as a 3000. I fully stand by my statements that the Z4000 I received after calibration definitely was slightly improved over the 3000 we reviewed. -a
September 23rd, 2010 Art Feierman
You will be noticing a whole pile of new home theater press releases, on the blog. That’s because I’ve gotten a lot of requests… Problem is, I often do not speak of a new projector except in passing until one is inbound for review. As a result, those who rely primarily on projectorreviews.com, often were a bit late finding out about such things. Posting the press releases helps solve that communication issue.
I’d like also to announce that in a day or 4, we’ll put up a second blog – focused on press releases on new projectors for business, education, and home.
We’re still debating whether to keep putting the new home theater press releases on this blog “the art..”, or just to restrict them to the new blog. Your feedback is more than welcome.
One more thing. Lori (the wife) handles inputting all the projectors into our database, will be posting the press release blogs, including most of the ones now up…
She’s not a reviewer, but she’s been listening to me babble about this gear for more than 15 years.
She will try to flag one or two points she thinks I would consider worthy of mentioning first, before you get into all the manufacturer’s hype.
For example, on the new JVC projectors press release (tonight hopefully), she points out that the substantial lumen boost is critical for the 3 new RS JVC’s because they are all 3D capable (yep blu-ray…), and with 3D, as most of you know, you lose at least 50% of the brightness.
That type of tidbit is the kind of thing I’ve asked Lori to come up with. Often she may ask me for points, but during the show, she’ll probably post 5+ releases (most are multiple products), and “she’s on her own”.
September 23rd, 2010 Art Feierman
Folks, sorry, we had some site server issues this starting past weekend (email erratic…) so we did an emergency change to a more robust server (we’re in the clouds now). Unfortunately, the transition which started yesterday, had our site still a bit erratic by this morning.
Actually the site has been fine since about 7:30 am east coast time, but for many of us, the old address in your computer caches, may be pointing you to the old IP. Of course, me writing this won’t help those still suffering the problem, because you couldn’t get to the blog either.
Bottom line. If you are having difficulty – totally, or intermittantly, then our webmaster says all you have to do is reboot your computer. That worked for our PC’s back at the “office” and all three apple devices I have with me at CEDIA – macbook pro, iphone and ipad.
Once again, sorry bout that. But, we’re running well now, unless you have that cache problem.
September 18th, 2010 Art Feierman
Digital Projection dVision 35-WQXGA
ATLANTA, GA – CEDIA 2010 – Digital Projection International (DPI) an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high performance projection systems, announces the dVision 35-WQXGA, the first precision DLP® projector to deliver over 4 million pixels of imagery. Recently recognized as a “Best New Product” finalist at the 2010 CEDIA Expo, as well as a CE Pro BEST Award finalist, the dVision 35-WQXGA delivers a 1080p solution for 2:35 aspect content without the need for an anamorphic lens solution. Through a capable combination of programmable lens control and software, the dVision WQXGA delivers the CE channel’s first anamorphic lens free, full resolution, constant height, aspect ratio shifting projector.
DPI’s single-chip dVision 35-WQXGA boasts the highest resolution of any DLP® -based product available today. WQXGA is the nomenclature that represents 2560 x 1600 pixels – nearly twice the resolution of a 1080p projector. Read the rest of this entry »
September 17th, 2010 Art Feierman
Epson Home Cinema 61000 Projector
I’m excited. The season for new home theater projectors is upon us, starting with the CEDIA show, next week. Unfortunately, this year looks to be one where many manufacturers are offering just minor improvements (and lower prices) on “new” models. For that reason, something new – a new type of panel – or chip, call them what you wish, and three new projectors built around it, sounds interesting, and promising.
All the fuss is about Epson’s new projectors sporting first generation reflective LCD panels or Reflective 3LCD as Epson calls them. Their claim of 1,000,000:1 contrast certainly is going to Read the rest of this entry »
January 18th, 2010 Art Feierman
And movie fans, but today is NFL playoffs, so Sportfans gets top billing.
This will be a long ramble! Get ready. Lay in snacks! Here’s the deal:
I’m watching the playoff games today, with a fair amount of light in my room, as I am reviewing the Epson Home Cinema 705HD – a low cost ($749) 720p home theater projector, that claims 2500 lumens! I’m also down for the count, sick as a dog, and Read the rest of this entry »
December 4th, 2009 Art Feierman
Greetings one and all,
OK, it’s been really busy. But, I’ve got a most impressive projector to tell you about, and that’s the Optoma HD8600. First I want to say that at this point, I’m completely overwhelmed between responding to emails and blog comments. I’m falling further behind, with no end in sight. You guys are burying me in well over 100 combined, every week these days. At least through Christmas, I doubt I’ll be able to respond to more than half, if that. Ok, back to the Optoma HD8600 projector. Read the rest of this entry »
November 25th, 2009 Art Feierman
No point in yakking about the article here, so I’ll just point you to the comparison. Sorry it took so long, a labor of love, I guess. Check it out! PT-AE4000 vs. 8500UB. Enjoy! Life frantic here, family in, lots of pages in mid-completion.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
November 6th, 2009 Art Feierman
UPDATE: The JVC DLA-RS25 projector review has been posted.
Just a quick note, we’re still behind. Not all the images done, and I haven’t even started the all critical Image Quality page, and the summary. It will publish tomorrow late afternoon. For sure. I promise, I think.
On the bright side, I lost the afternoon and early evening today, thanks to the expected visit of folks from Panasonic. Read the rest of this entry »
November 3rd, 2009 Art Feierman
By Mike Rollett, November 2009
Intro, and conclusions by Art
Greetings all, this is one of those times I get caught between a rock, and a hard place, situations. Several months ago, one of our larger dealer advertisers mentioned to me that they were introducing their own line of lower cost fixed projector screens. Read the rest of this entry »