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 »
July 11th, 2012 Art Feierman
Here’s what’s going on in terms of review projectors: The low cost 720p Epson Home Cinema 710 has been calibrated by Mike and I’m working with that now (literally, I’ve got it projecting Mad Money, while writing this), hoping to publish the review no later than next Monday.
Hit a snag with the Sharp XV-Z30000 projector unfortunately. The unit arrived, Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
June 30th, 2012 Art Feierman
Greetings, just a quick note, the Acer H6500 review is live. Lori’s still proofing, etc. It’s a nice little projector for the average consumer. Too many idiosyncrasies, I think, for the enthusiast. Still it does put out a maximum 2100 lumens, but more importantly it has a color mode with over 1700 lumens that looks real good. Not a full set of color controls. Well, check out the review.
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 13th, 2012 Art Feierman
Sony VPL-VW1000ES - a True 4K Projector for Home Theater
The title says it all!
After almost 6 weeks with the Sony VPL-VW1000ES, first, I have say, no question: The VPL-VW1000ES is definitely, by my taste, the best Home Theater – or perhaps I should say, Home Cinema projector I have had the opportunity to review. Now, I confess, this is a $24,999 projector so expectations were high going in. 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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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 »
April 15th, 2012 Art Feierman
Greetings all, Well, I’ve finally come up for air. Most of the 1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report is up, and proofed, at this point.
JVC Home Theater Projector
Still will add a few things, and will try to get about 5-7 more direct comparisons added, mostly so far, it’s just two new ones, and a bunch of carry-fowards from previous years.
The Best In Class awards are up, so for those who haven’t been there yet, the short version:
Down in the under $2K range, carved out a special Best In Class award, 2D only, which went to the Panasonic PT-AR100 projector – PT-AR100U, here in the US.
For 2D and 3D capability, a tie. The Epson has the muscle with their Home Cinema 3010, and bright 3D, and great warranty and support. The Acer H9500BD, though, Read the rest of this entry »