Home Theater and Projectors

The Technical Side

Where we stand on 4K/UHD – 2014 Wrap-up

Just because a consumer electronics (CE) manufacturer can build a 4K/UHD TV does not make that technology or product a success. As we learned with the introduction of HDTV, this puzzle has several pieces that must be fully defined and implemented before they can be fit together to produce complete entertainment solution that will become a commercial success.


Mini Shootout – Hitachi and Epson Interactive Classroom Projectors

This blog offers a direct comparison of interactive classroom, or conference room, projectors from Hitachi and Epson that were reviewed individually a few months ago.  The Epson Brightlink 595Wi includes the hardware and software for using either interactive pens or fingers touch for drawing and making on-screen menu selections, while the otherwise similar Epson Brightlink 585Wi supports only the use of interactive pens.  The Hitachi CT-TW2503 supports use of (supplied) interactive pens, while offering an add-on accessory, at extra cost, to also enable using finger touch inputs for the interactive features.  For this blog, I’ll provide a brief comparison of the features and performance of these two projectors, and discuss which offers, in my opinion, the best value.


CEDIA Expo 2014 – Day 3

This blog covers day 3 at the CEDIA Expo 2014 show in Denver, CO.  Included is some follow-up information from what was posted in the Day-2 report as well and info from a few more manufacturers that are exhibiting at CEDIA Expo 2014


CEDIA Expo 2014 – Day 2

Day 2 of the CEDIA Expo 2014 is the first day for the manufacturers exhibit booth to be open.  I’ll be talking to Sony, LG, JVC and Epson today and seeing some demos.  Also I’ll be visiting the booths booths of some manufacturers of home theater accessories.  Also today and tomorrow I will be checking out a few new Audio/Video Receivers (AVRs) that are equipped with Dolby’s new Atmos surround system and be reporting on those tomorrow.


CEDIA Expo 2014 – Day 1

This blog presents a summary from Day 1 of CEDIA Expo 2014 and a few pieces of info learned ahead of the opening of the trade floor on what I'm calling Day 2.