The Art of Home Theater Projectors

Next Home Theater Projector Reviews, PT-AE7000 Posted!

Greetings all,  Just an update as to what’s going on, in terms of upcoming projector reviews.  The Panasonic PT-AE7000 wins a Hot Product Award.  We’re starting reviews of the Acer H9500BD, Sony VPL-VW95ES, and Epson Home Cinema 5010.  More about the order, etc., below

Panasonic PT-AE7000

Panasonic PT-AE7000 - PT-AT5000 in the EU

As many of you have noticed, the Panasonic PT-AE7000 projector review is up.  Sorry for the delay in mentioning that here.

As of this writing, Lori’s just starting to proof, and I still have a few more things to add – some additional comparisons, the screen page, and the menus…

It’s one fine projector.  Check out the PT-AE7000 review.

So, what’s next?  Glad you asked!

Three projectors, that will be worked on simultaneously, more or less:

Acer H9500BD Home Entertainment Projector with 3D

Acer H9500BD 3D Home Entertainment Projector

Already here, and calibrated by Mike, I’m  watching NFL football, and following my Fantasy teams on the new Acer H9500BD home entertainment projector.  With an MSRP of $1699, 3D capabilities and high brightness, it is intended to do battle with projectors like the Epson Home Cinema 3010, and the Optoma HD33.

Home Theater projector number #2, goes higher end.  Sony’s VPL-VW95ES.  This 3D capable projector, replaces last year’s 90ES and should be slightly better, overall, but brighter in 3D.  FedX confirmation received that it will arrive tomorrow – Monday.

Epson Home Cinema 5010 - or 5010e Projector

Mystery guest #3, has been awaited a while and delayed, but a last Thursday email still says I should have the Epson Home Cinema 5010 arriving on Wednesday morning!

So? you ask, which will publish first?

Hard to say.  Originally, I figured the Acer would publish after the Sony, but I had expected the Sony this past week.  As result of that, the Acer likely will publish on Wednesday (11/16).  But I can’t yet promise which of the other two will be next.

Most likely, if the Epson Home Cinema 5010 arrives on time (Wed.) I’ll probably push that ahead of the Sony, for no other reason than the market for $3K projectors is probably at least 10 times that of $10,000 projectors like the Sony.  That is, a lot more people are waiting to  see the Epson Home Cinema 5010 review than the VPL-VW95ES.

Hang in there.  It’s going to be a fun November.  You’ll get my take on Panasonic PT-AE7000 vs. Epson Home Cinema 5010, how this Acer H9500BD can compete against the other 3D capable entry level 1080p projectors, and if you folks with real dollars in your pocket, will get all you are looking for from the new improved Sony.  -art

 

 

News And Comments

  • SOWK

    Not sure how many are waiting for the Epsom review, but I’m waiting for the Sony review… :)

    Could I at least get some brightness numbers? Lol.

    • http://www.projectorreviews.com/members/lisasonfeier/ Lisa Feierman

      Hi Sowk,

      Not yet, (brightness numbers), I’m afraid. It was a tough call deciding which to do first, since the Sony arrived first by half a day. I’d give you the lumen measurements if we had them. The Sony had been supposed to arrive last Friday, but didn’t. Mike was going to calibrate it over the weekend. Due to holidays, vacation, etc. Mike had given me advance notice that he only had the time to calibrate one projector this week. And that’s the Epson, based on my call. He will be back next week, and will pick up the Sony, calibrate it and have it back to me with numbers – next Tuesday. -art

      Best I can offer would be to check out the older 90ES review, and the HW30ES. Expect the brightness improvement in 3D, that we thought the HW30ES has over the old VW90ES. No way to be sure until Mike measures, but I would be surprised of the VW95ES wasn’t as bright – at least, in 3D.