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Projector Reviews: Established 2003 (website URL goes back to 2000)
Projector Reviews reorganized as Projector Reviews, Inc. June 2008

Website: www.ProjectorReviews.com

Mission: To utilize skills and experience to build the best AV resource, research and advice site on the internet: ProjectorReviews.com.

Put into different words:  To help the most people make the right choices when purchasing a business, education or home theater projector! And with our new redesign, we thought we’d try for user friendly, and modern, too!

Headquarters: San Clemente, CA.

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Art attempts to answer as many projector oriented questions as time allows: For those with questions choosing projector, screen, etc., be advised, the best way to get a response is to leave your question as a comment into any appropriate blog entry.  Facebook and Youtube posted comments will get answered, but they are not suitable for any sort of in-depth answers.

When Art is responding, please keep this in mind: To have the time to answer dozens of requests each week, (most with multiple questions), he doesn’t have the time to research items already stated in the reviews. (So don’t ask about placement distances, since every review’s Tour page provides that info.) That means he’s working from memory (and there’s a lot of projector information crammed in that memory).

Vague questions do not get answered. “What should I buy?” without supporting info such as desired screen size, room lighting, what you watch (movies, sports, etc.)budget, particular features needed or desired (within that general budget), are basic pieces of information, without which Art cannot provide an intelligent answer.

Generally please do not send diagrams or photos, etc. Art will answer questions that take a few minutes, there is no time to deal with images, etc.  If you have some, you can let us know.

If we give you advice helping in your projector selection our fee is that we ask you to provide feedback to us, a week or two after you purchase a new projector, or whatever other changes, whether for business, or home.

We rely heavily on the feedback so we can speak about user satisfaction with different projectors, likes, dislikes… It is helpful to us, and even more helpful to other people reading about business, education, or home theater projectors.

He will provide detailed consulting if desired, at $300/hour, one hour minimum.

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About the Editor

Interview with Art Feierman - This is a “reprint of a recent interview with the Editor and chief reviewer of www.projectorreview.com with TestFreaks. Read to learn about Art Feierman’s background in the business, review process, favorite products/experiences, industry tips, and his goal as a reviewer.

Owner, Editor: Art Feierman

As I am also the chief reviewer, so here is a little background.

I started in high end audio (’72), sold early big screen TV’s (Advent, etc.,) in the late seventies, spent a few years in the computer industry (Epson), then returned to A/V, in 1986.

I was an owner, and founder of Presenting Solutions! From 1989 until 2001, a seller of presentation products, and the first online reseller of projectors. Presenting Solutions was an INC 500 company, in 2000, 2001.

In 1996 I started writing the Infocomm Projector Report, which later became the Portable Projector Report, for more than a decade. The report, originally focused on portable projectors, evolved over time, to also include home theater projectors. Today, while we no longer publish it, we do publish comparison reports for 720p and 1080p projectors, as well as reviews of all types of projectors.

Today, I publish one major report a year, focused on Home Theater Projectors. The 1080p Projector Comparison Report. Each year this report is published in March, after we have reviewed most of the new home theater projectors, released in the previous 12 months. Links to the report can be found on the homepage, as well as the Home Theater Review Directory, and other locations on the site.

Additional Background

Over the years, I have had the privilege to write articles on projectors for a number of national magazines, both industry specific, and industry related, including Government Video, Sales and Marketing Strategies, Human Capital, Church Executive… In addition I have contributed to articles in a much larger group of publications, including Presentations Magazine, Selling Power, ProAV… as well as various websites.

I have also spoken at Infocomm, the Display Industry’s largest US tradeshow, regarding current and future projector capabilities, and how they affect the decision process. (a seminar aimed at an audience of IT and AV professionals). In addition, I have presented at businesses, universities, medical conferences, and other venues, relating to the use of today’s presentation technologies.

On the lighter side, I returned to school in ’77-78, to take computer courses, and while doing so, installed lighting and sound in a couple of clubs (think disco). From there I became the DJ of Daddi’s, one of the largest clubs in Phila., during that time. (Much fun!) I continued to DJ in the evenings, as I started managing what was the first computer store in the state of Pa. (yes, it was there a couple years before I became manager). I do like being on the leading edge of things!

Meet the Staff

President, Editor
Art Feierman
Storyteller-in-Chief: Handles almost all of the home theater projector reviews, finds the sponsors and advertisers, and generally uses educated guesses to try to figure out what our readers are looking for.

Part-time Employees
Lori Feierman
Operations, billing, data entry…Keeping things running, keeping Art sane!

Here at Projector Reviews Inc., we also periodically use a number of independent contractors for maintaining the website, working as contributing writers, etc.:

Lisa Feierman
Works full-time for NBCUniversal, but on the side manages the social media aspects of site, day-to-day webwork, image processing, writing, and editing of our Projector Reviews TV videos.

Mike Rollet
Mike reviews projectors, primarily business / education ones, including the larger ones.  He also calibrates all the home theater projectors for us.  He is THX certified, and one of those retired engineers that like many gravitated to home theater.  Long ago, he taught Art to calibrate projectors, but Art never liked doing it.

Ron Jones
Another retired engineer, he pens a blog for us.  His focus is on the technology. Art’s into the tech, but is no engineer–Ron keeps him humble.

Darryl Graves
We found Darryl through the AV department of a local college, and now he does our Projector Reviews TV video editing under Lisa’s direction.

And previously:

Pete Conneley
Wrote our gaming blog.

Tony Arrigo
My webmaster at my last company, a friend.  Tony reviewed projectors, primarily portable and education projectors, also pocket projectors, and periodically helps us figure out tough website problems.

News And Comments

  • C. Petty

    Just wondering if Art might review the new Vivitek H1185HD home theater projector soon. I saw this projector at a high end AV store in KC and was very impressed considering its 1299.00 price point. Looked better than the Runco and Epson units they had on display there.

    • C. Petty

      Guess I am talking to myself here. Well after watching over 90 mins of content at the aforementioned AV store’s show room and being amazed by its brightness and image detail in a above moderate ambient lit room. I already purchased the item. In the process of building the man cave for it right now.

      • ProjectorReviews.com

        Hi “C”

        No, you aren’t writing only to yourself, although the About Us Contact Us page isn’t the best place for a discussion, as most readers post in sections about the projector of interest, or a similar competing one.

        As to the Vivitek H1185HD, the answer is, I probably will review it, but it won’t be until at least mid-August. I’ve got a Sony HW40ES, a 4 way HT projector shootout (including the HW40ES, and Epson, an Optoma and a BenQ), and our annual Best Home Theater Projectors report, all to publish by Aug 10 (and a business projector in there too, and some home automation stuff.

        Meantime, our other readers I’m sure would love to hear whatever feedback you would like to provide. So…

        I will attempt in the next week, to put up a blog about the 1185. You’ll be able to comment there. That blog should stay pretty visible for perhaps 60-90 days, by which time, hopefully I’ll be doing the review.

        BTW sorry for the less than immediate response. We are a tiny company. I’m the only full time employee (Mike does about 20 calibrations and about 6-8 reviews for me, Ron does about 10 reviews for me, and my daughter handles the social and the video production (4-8 hours a week), and my wife puts in a few hours a week, mostly billing advertisers, etc. That’s the whole team.

        So, unfortunately, sometimes I can respond in a half day, but other times, it’s often 2-4 days, just depends what else is on my plate.

        So congrats on your new projector. Hope it works out great, and look for that blog next week if you’d like to share some feedback. People will read it. how many, I have no idea, but over 100,000 unique visitors visit our site every month (hoping to break 200,000 uniques some month later this year.

        Happy 4th of July! -art

        • C. Petty

          Thanks so much for the more than prompt reply. Yes actually moving into a much bigger place so most likely will wait until then to build my man cave and fire up the Vivitek 1185.
          Also trying to decide what would be the best screen for it. I am thinking of a 120 inch Elite electric screen with 1:1 gain. So it might be another month before I have any true input about the projector. I wish you and yours a good 4th also.

  • GingerBreadMan

    I have owned the Panasonic PT-AX200u for a long time now and quality lamp replacements are difficult to find. I am interested in getting a new projector that is as bright as the 200u, but I feel that is hard to come by in the $1000 – $1500 range. Any suggestions? Thanks and keep up the great work!

  • Cris

    Hi. I’d be really happy if someone could help me.

    I’m looking for a very quiet projector to work with. We record foley and sound efx so we don’t really need a perfect image. We just need a very quiet projector.

    Right now we’re working with a Benq MP610 and we think it’s noisy.

    Price range 0-1000 US$

    Can you please recommend anything?

    Thank you so much.

    Cristiano

  • ste c

    Hi I was wondering if there is any plans to review the new Optoma HD26 projector.
    After looking up this projector and reading some of the reviews mainly Trusted Reviews website giving this projector a very high score as do the 110 + near 5 star reviews from amazon, one expert review stated you can not buy better for under £2k. If this is the new hd25lv then I think it warrants a review.

    • ProjectorReviews.com

      The answer is “at some point” Optoma would like my next projector review of an Optoma to be the HD50. It’s unlikely I could get to the HD26 before January, I’m pretty stacked up. -art

  • Harish

    Hello Art,

    Wonderful video reviews! I watched the videos for Sony HW55ES (was actually looking for HW40ES) and Panasonic AE8000U.

    I’m considering my first home theater projector purchase. Shortlisted two projectors – Panasonic PT-AE8000U and Sony VPL-HW40ES. While comparing the two, I find the picture sharpness + colors to be better on Sony HW40ES but the motion is better on the Panny AE8000U.

    My question is – can I add a DARBEE (or a DVDO DUO) video processor to the Panny AE8000U and match the sharpness + color performance of the Sony HW40ES?

    Thanks.

    • ProjectorReviews.com

      Wish I could give you a helpful answer, but I almost never get to play
      with outboard processors. That said I’d think the Sony would still have
      the edge. I think Panasonic’s efforts to make the pixel structure less
      visible (“Smooth” something – I’m blanking on what they call it),
      definitely adds some softness to the image. It’s minor, but I suspect
      that would contribute and leave the Sony with the advantage. Sony’s
      Reality Creation is some very respectable image processing in its own
      right. It’s been two full years since I reviewed the PT-AE8000, so my
      memory is less precise. -art

  • Lorenzo

    Good day Art,
    i’d like to ask you a technical question, if possible.
    Can you give me some details about LCD display refresh? From what i understood, the liquid crystals change orientation depending on the “color” of the desired pixel, making the projection more or less bright. My question is the following. What happens when you project consecutive frames identical to each other? Do the crystals stay fixed during the refreshing? Or do they change to a “resting” position and rapidly go back to the final position?
    I hope i made myself clear, thank you for your attention

    • http://www.projectorreviews.com/members/ron/ Ron Jones

      Lorenzo –

      LCD projectors use 3 LCD micro display panels, with one for each red, blue and green. Each LCD panel has a fixed linear polarizing filter and a liquid crystal layer. As light passes thru the liquid crystal layer the orientation for the polarization of the light is rotated and the amount of amount of rotation will determine for that given pixel, how much of the light is passed through, or adsorbed by, the fixed polarizing filter. The orientation of the polarization is the same for the light coming thru the liquid crystal layer is the aligned the same as the orientation of the polarization for the fixed polarizing filter then the maximum amount of light will pass through. On the other hand it the orientation has been rotated a full 90 degrees by the liquid crystal layer then virtually none the light will be passed through the fixed polarizing filter. Thus for each pixel and for each video frame the amount of rotation of the polarization is being adjusted to control the brightness of that pixel. The full color image is created by combining the red, blue and green sub-images and by adjusting the brightness of each red, blue and green pixel determines the final color displayed for that pixel.