The Art of Home Theater Projectors

Sony VPL-VW285ES 4K Home Theater Projector – This Affordable 4K Changes Everything

September 7, 2017

Oh boy! Welcome the Sony VPL-VW285ES projector.  To save time, here are the highlights in a nutshell, to start:  $4995 1500 lumens, a motorized 2.1:1 zoom, true 4K resolution, For the more technically

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Epson Home Cinema LS100 Laser Projector Announced at CEDIA!

September 6, 2017

Wow! The big news: Ultra short throw, 4000 lumens, Accepts 4K Content, Laser Light Engine, all in one package, and only $2999! Epson’s LS100 is an ultra short throw laser projector, that acceptss 4K c

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Optoma UHD60 First Look Review

August 8, 2017

The rise of 4K and 4K UHD projectors has driven manufacturers to create their vision for the optimal 4K capable projector. Optoma, a company well-known for their use of DLP technology and their stake

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New Epson Home Cinema 4000 Projector: Taking Handling 4K Content To New $Lows

June 29, 2017

The Epson Home Cinema 4000 aka HC4000, is the little brother of their top rated HC5040UB projector.  The HC4000’s low $2199 list price, makes it the least expensive home theater projector today, that

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The New BenQ HT9050 Raises the Bar for 4K UHD Home Theater Projectors

June 29, 2017

I’m looking forward to the review of the just formally announced BenQ HT9050 4K UHD home theater projector. The HT9050 is their new flagship, with list price of $8999. In many ways similar to the HT80

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FauxK vs 4K Projectors – A Look At True 4K, 4K UHD and 1080p Pixel Shifters

June 11, 2017

Faux-K or FauxK: What is it? First, some writers started referring to projectors that could accept 4K content, but didn’t have 8 million discreet pixels to show it, as “FauxK.” I joined that party. I

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First Look Review: BenQ HT8050 – A DLP, 4K UHD Home Theater Projector

June 10, 2017

The BenQ HT8050 is a $7999 home theater projector, that uses TI’s new 4K UHD DLP chip.  It claims 2200 lumens.  It’s on the large size – for those of you familiar, not to different than the JVC projec

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Fun with 4K Capable Projectors – the Upcoming 4K and Faux-K Reviews

May 31, 2017
Fun with 4K Capable Projectors – the Upcoming 4K and Faux-K Reviews

Greetings projector fans.  The 4K – and Faux-K projectors are coming, no, a number of them are here now to be reviewed! The 4K UHD BenQ HT8050 set up in our home theater room I’ve been basically slamm

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Epson’s New Home Cinema 1450 Projector – Evolutionary and More Affordable

April 6, 2017

Today Epson announced the Home Cinema 1450 – a “Bright Room” projector that replaces their HC1440.  The Home Cinema 1450 has the same feature set as its predecessor, but has managed to up the value pr

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Epson Drops Price of Home Cinema 5040UB

April 4, 2017
Epson Drops Price of Home Cinema 5040UB

The Home Cinema 5040UB was a top award winner in last year’s Best Home Theater Projectors report published late September 2016.  Until now, the HC5040UB has had an official UMAP (essentially “street”)

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JVC Announces New Home Theater Projectors At CEDIA 2017

January 7, 2017
JVC Announces New Home Theater Projectors At CEDIA 2017

There have been rumors for months that JVC would have some new model announcements at CES. I visited JVC’s Suite at the Venetian where they again demonstrated their RS4500, their first, and only true

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Projectors at CES 2017 – More 4K UHD and Concept Projectors

January 6, 2017

There were new projectors shown at CES, including a number of 4K UHD models, some from the brands we’re all most familiar with.  I will post blurbs on a number of them in the next few days, as I have

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Sony VZ1000ES Ultra Short Throw 4K Projector – Awesome Home Theater In Any Room

January 4, 2017
Sony VZ1000ES Ultra Short Throw 4K Projector – Awesome Home Theater In Any Room

The Sony VZ1000ES laser projector is not the first ultra short throw true 4K projector, but it is the first designed for the home.  Sony has previously launched two of commercial models, this one’s fo

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SIM2 is the first to show a DLP 4K UHD projector at CEDIA

September 16, 2016
SIM2 is the first to show a DLP 4K UHD projector at CEDIA

SIM2, the stylin’ Italian projector company best known for small, often sexy looking high end projectors announces the Nero 4 home theater projector. (Ok, it’s not one of their sexy looking ones – unt

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Epson’s New LS10500 Laser Home Theater Projector – 4K HDR Support

September 14, 2016
Epson’s New LS10500 Laser Home Theater Projector – 4K HDR Support

The LS10500 dual laser home theater projector from Epson will ship this fall 2016.  In most ways it is the same as it’s predecessor. The LS10500 is a $7999 list price projector sold through Epson’s au

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BenQ’s Serious Home Theater Projector – The New HT6050

September 14, 2016
BenQ’s Serious Home Theater Projector – The New HT6050

What better time to tell you about BenQ’s sleek new flagship home theater projector, the HT6050, than as I’m heading to CEDIA. Here’s a twist, BenQ won’t be exhibiting at CEDIA this year. Officially,

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New Epson Home Cinema 3100, 3700 and 3900 Projectors at CEDIA

September 14, 2016
New Epson Home Cinema 3100, 3700 and 3900 Projectors at CEDIA

These three new home theater/home entertainment projectors from Epson replace two year old models, and serve up some performance improvements, and reconfigurations in terms of features. I was supposed

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CEDIA Home Theater Projector Blogs – Coming Today and Tomorrow

September 14, 2016
CEDIA Home Theater Projector  Blogs – Coming Today and Tomorrow

Greetings from Dallas, all ye home theater projector fans.  Here’s the short list of individual blogs I’m working on, of new home theater projectors that I know about so far. CEDIA 2016: HT projectors

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CEDIA, Our Annual Best Home Theater Projectors Report, Are On Deck

September 9, 2016
CEDIA, Our Annual Best Home Theater Projectors Report, Are On Deck

Greetings projector fans. I had hoped to publish our annual report last week but only got a small part of it done before leaving on a family vacation. I’m back on Sunday, and will be hard at work on t

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Epson Announces Pro Cinema 4040 Projector with 4K Support at CE

July 5, 2016
Epson Announces Pro Cinema 4040 Projector with 4K Support at CE

Epson’s newly designed Pro Cinema 4040 projector, announced two weeks ago, features 4K and HDR support. It is the lower cost Pro Cinema sibling to the Pro Cinema 6040UB (which stands for “Ultra Black”

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Epson HC 5040UB and PC 6040UB Projectors w/4K Support, Announced At CE

June 21, 2016
Epson HC 5040UB and PC 6040UB Projectors w/4K Support, Announced At CE

Epson’s new Home Cinema 5040UB and it’s non-identical twin, the Pro Cinema 6040UB represent a dramatic upgrade from Epson’s previous UB (“Ultra Black”) series.  Make that massive upgrade.  These proje

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4K Projector Experience: Sony VPL-VW665ES with Samsung Blu-ray UHD Player, Using HDR

March 24, 2016
4K Projector Experience: Sony VPL-VW665ES with Samsung Blu-ray UHD Player, Using HDR

Greetings projector fans, I am pleased to report that 4K viewing at 124″ diagonal, using Blu-ray UHD has come to pass here in my home theater. It is an awesome experience! Sony VPL-VW665ES True 4K Pro

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Supersize Your Super Bowl Party with a Bright Room Projector

January 23, 2016
Supersize Your Super Bowl Party with a Bright Room Projector

It’s not too late to take the enjoyment factor up a level or two for your Super Bowl party, or just your everyday sports, HDTV and movie viewing. What you need is one of today’s new Bright Room projec

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Supersize Your Super Bowl Party with a Bright Room Projector (Continued)

January 23, 2016
Supersize Your Super Bowl Party with a Bright Room Projector (Continued)

This is the second installment of our blog Supersize Your Super Bowl Party with a Bright Room Projector! If you haven’t read the first part yet, start there. If you have, read on: A Decision You Must

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For Your Holiday Pleasure: The Physics of Christmas

December 24, 2015
For Your Holiday Pleasure:  The Physics of Christmas

Greetings – and Seasons Greetings, to everyone!  As we prepare for some serious holiday celebrations, (well most of us have already started), I am reminded that over the years I, and thousands of othe

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Buried in Projectors for the Home: Sony, AAXA, BenQ, and of course…

October 22, 2015
Buried in Projectors for the Home:  Sony, AAXA, BenQ, and of course…

We’ve got home projectors sitting here to be reviewed – large and small, even tiny ones. Greetings projector fans! Don’t worry, we’re going to get around to all those new projectors shown at CEDIA, fr

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Missing at CEDIA 2015: Runco

October 22, 2015
Missing at CEDIA 2015:  Runco

On occasion, a new projector will surprise me, but perhaps the most surprising thing at CEDIA was the absence of Runco.  Runco, originally founded by Sam Runco, industry legend, was the first company

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One More New Sony Projector at CEDIA: VPL-HW65ES

October 22, 2015
One More New Sony Projector at CEDIA:  VPL-HW65ES

I already mentioned this when writing about new projectors shown at IFA a couple of months back. At CEDIA, Sony was showing the VPL-HW65ES, its replacement for the HW55ES.  So what are the improvement

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Sony VPL-VW665ES and VW335ES 4K Projectors at CEDIA

October 17, 2015
Sony VPL-VW665ES and VW335ES 4K  Projectors at CEDIA

The VPl-VW365 and VW665ES are two new true 4K Sony projectors for those that just can’t afford the VW5000ES that I wrote about separately. With these two new Sonys come enhancements and better picture

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The Home Theater Projector News from IFA

September 2, 2015
The Home Theater Projector News from IFA

The IFA show is underway in Berlin, and that means new home theater projectors are being announced.  Sprechen sie Deutsch? I don’t, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of news from IFA. For JVC a

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Epson’s Blazingly Bright Home Cinema 1440 Projector Announced

August 26, 2015
Epson’s Blazingly Bright Home Cinema 1440 Projector Announced

The Epson Home Cinema 1440 was one of two more Epson projectors released this summer, two of five since the beginning of August.  With a $1699 official price, it’s also the only new Epson projector an

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Epson announces Home Cinema 1040 Projector – Affordable. For Any Sized Family

August 25, 2015
Epson announces Home Cinema 1040 Projector – Affordable. For Any Sized Family

Epson’s having a busy summer. Today, Epson has rolled out two more home projectors, the Home Cinema 1040 and the Home Cinema 1440. And that just after launching three other sub-$1000 home projectors j

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Coming Soon – BenQ HT1075 vs. Epson Home Cinema 2040 Comparison

August 23, 2015
Coming Soon – BenQ HT1075 vs. Epson Home Cinema 2040 Comparison

A lot of you should find the forthcoming home projector comparison to be  interesting. In one corner, we’re going to talk about BenQ’s HT1075, a fine single chip DLP projector, and the successor to Be

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Epson Announces $649 Home Cinema 740HD Projector

August 5, 2015
Epson Announces $649 Home Cinema 740HD Projector

Epson adds the Home Cinema 740HD to its lineup of new home theater/entertainment projectors.  The HC740HD will be available in September 2015. This new 3LCD projector sports 720p HD resolution, a buil

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Epson Launches Home Cinema 2040 and 2045 Projectors

August 5, 2015
Epson Launches Home Cinema 2040 and 2045 Projectors

The just announced Home Cinema 2040 and Home Cinema 2045 offer major feature and performance upgrades compared to the older 2000 series projectors.  That combined with aggressive pricing makes for a r

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JVC DLA-RS6710 – Best 2D Projector? JVC vs. LS10000 comparison next

May 15, 2015
JVC DLA-RS6710 – Best 2D Projector?  JVC vs. LS10000 comparison next

Greetings all you fans of home theater projectors.   I’ve been behind the curve on keeping you informed with this blog.  This blog is just a few more comments on this JVC, and to tell you that we’re g

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JVC DLA-RS6710 Projector – Review in the works

April 13, 2015
JVC DLA-RS6710 Projector – Review in the works

The DLA-RS6710U projector is arguably the best 1080p projector on the market. The DLA-RS6710 is the same projector as the DLA-RS67U and DLA-X900R, sold through different channels. The full RS6710 proj

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Epson LS9600e Home Theater Laser Projector being reviewed by Ron

February 25, 2015
Epson LS9600e Home Theater Laser Projector being reviewed by Ron

Epson’s Pro Cinema LS9600e projector is arriving at Ron’s for review. Update:  Ron has published his review of the Pro Cinema LS9600e.  For those of you who have already read my review of the LS10000,

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A Few More Projectors from CES 2015

January 8, 2015
A Few More Projectors from CES 2015

Projectors at CES 2015 may have been limited in number but provided a wide variety from small to large, home to business, including from Sony, Viewsonic, Vivitek, BenQ, LG and more

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CES 2015 Day 1: Sony VPL-VW350ES 4K Projector

January 6, 2015
CES 2015 Day 1:  Sony VPL-VW350ES 4K Projector

Sony announced their newest, and least expensive true 4K projector at CES 2015 today. This 1500 lumen projector is geared to bring true 4K to media, family, and living rooms. Officially the price is $

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Epson Home Cinema 5025UB Projector – Holiday Treat #2

November 27, 2014
Epson Home Cinema 5025UB Projector – Holiday Treat #2

Epson’s new Home Cinema 5025UB projector, at $1999, may be the lowest cost, high performance projector you can buy for a dedicated home theater or cave.

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Optoma HD50 Home Theater Projector – Holiday Treat #1

November 27, 2014
Optoma HD50 Home Theater Projector – Holiday Treat #1

With Black Friday only hours away, it’s time to introduce all you projector fans to the first of two recently launched home projectors.  Both have been announced in the last month.  We haven’t receive

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Announcing Two Holiday Guides to Home Theater Projector Shopping

November 9, 2014
Announcing Two Holiday Guides to Home Theater Projector Shopping

It’s that time of year again: Time to start thinking about holiday gift giving! And we all know the best kind of gift is one you can enjoy too… All the more reason to make your home theater the star

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The Rand Luxury Technology Show Features SIM2 Projectors and Vutec Screens

October 23, 2014
The Rand Luxury Technology Show Features SIM2 Projectors and Vutec Screens

Greetings projector fans! Last week I attended Rand’s Luxury Technology Show is Los Angeles. You could think of the show as a tech toy show for the rich and famous. These Rand Luxury shows start with

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Projectors, Projectors Everywhere – Many to Review

October 10, 2014
Projectors, Projectors  Everywhere – Many to Review

Greetings projector fans, this is just a brief update of what’s in the queue, as things are getting crazy around here.

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First Look Projector Review: BenQ HT1075

September 29, 2014
First Look Projector Review:  BenQ HT1075

BenQ’s HT1075 adds some capabilities and serves as a very reasonable replacement for the very popular W1070, but it lacks any game changing improvements.

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Epson Home Cinema 3000, 3500, 3600e Home Projectors – Launched at CEDIA

September 19, 2014
Epson Home Cinema 3000, 3500, 3600e Home Projectors – Launched at CEDIA

Epson is bringing you three new home entertainment projectors – or home theater projectors, if you have the right room. They are, as noted above, the Home Cinema 3000, Home Cinema 3500, and the Home C

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Sony VPL-VW300ES 4K Projector – Coming to Europe, but not the US?

September 19, 2014
Sony VPL-VW300ES 4K Projector – Coming to Europe, but not the US?

Greetings everyone, As mentioned in my last post, I had to fly out of CEDIA before day two, and never got to meet with Sony, but have since spoken with them. Of primary interest was the status of the

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New Projectors at CEDIA 2014

September 14, 2014
New Projectors at CEDIA 2014

Greetings and aplogies projector fans, only half information for you. A family emergency caused me to fly out early Friday morning after only one day at CEDIA. Due to that, I had to cancel more meetin

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Epson Ups their Home Theater Projector Game with New Pro Cinema LS10000

September 5, 2014
Epson Ups their Home Theater Projector Game with New Pro Cinema LS10000

Greetings. Seems the word is out about Epson’s new higher end home theater projectors thanks to the IFA show in Europe. There are two, but I want to share information primarily on the new Pro Cinema L

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Our 2014 Best Home Theater Projectors Report is Published

August 17, 2014
Our 2014 Best Home Theater Projectors Report is Published

Greetings home theater and projector fans, The 2014 report just went live. http://www.projectorreviews.com/best-home-theater-projectors-report-2014/ We will still be proofing, and adding minor content

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Home Theater Projectors: Best In Class Awards – Coming Soon

July 29, 2014
Home Theater Projectors: Best In Class Awards – Coming Soon

Greetings Projector Fans, It’s about time for our annual Best In Class awards for the best Home Theater projectors.  This past year – starting with the CEDIA show, there simply weren’t the usual numbe

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Optoma HD91 LED Home Theater Projector Review Published

June 11, 2014
Optoma HD91 LED Home Theater Projector Review Published

Greetings projector folks, I’m pleased to let you know that the bulk of the Optoma HD91 projector review is now live.  This is a single chip DLP projector, claiming 1000 lumens, and an LED light sourc

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Optoma HD91 LED Home Theater Projector – Review Started – First Look

May 7, 2014
Optoma HD91 LED Home Theater Projector – Review Started – First Look

Greetings Home Theater Projector fans, the Optoma HD91 is here. I spent about four hours playing with it last night, mostly getting a handle on how the LED light engine affects the picture (compared t

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JVC DLA-RS4910 Projector – First Look

April 3, 2014
JVC DLA-RS4910 Projector – First Look

Greetings projector fans –  I just want to say for now that I really am impressed with JVC’s DLA-RS4910.  This projector doesn’t exist in the consumer X series, only on the pro RS.  With a sticker pri

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Finally More Home Theater Projectors Arriving – JVC RS4910, Optoma HD91

March 15, 2014
Finally More Home Theater Projectors Arriving – JVC RS4910, Optoma HD91

Greetings everyone!   It’s been a slow Q1 for home theater projector reviews.    As many of you know, there were less true home theater projectors announced this year at CEDIA, than I can remember sin

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Sony VPL-VW600ES Projector – Review Just Posted

March 5, 2014
Sony VPL-VW600ES Projector – Review Just Posted

Greetings, this is just a quick note that the first pass of our projector review of the Sony VPL-VW600ES home theater projector has been posted.  That means there’s still a bit more to come, but the c

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BenQ W7500 Projector – Arriving Tomorrow

February 13, 2014
BenQ W7500 Projector – Arriving Tomorrow

The BenQ W7500 lists for $2799, is DLP, and claims 2000 lumens, making it a “light canon”. Expect great black level performance Greetings all,  Great news, BenQ’s new W7500 Home Theater Projector has

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Sony VPL-VW600ES Projector – Review in the Works – Awesome – Can JVC compete?

February 13, 2014
Sony VPL-VW600ES Projector – Review in the Works – Awesome – Can JVC compete?

As many of you know I got two good looks at pre-production VW600ES projectors months ago.  It had come with a PC/Server – generic, not the round one that now ships with the VW600ES.  It had some 4K co

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CES 2014: 3D Printing, Robots, and Displays (Part 4)

February 4, 2014
CES 2014: 3D Printing, Robots, and Displays (Part 4)

Now, I actually was able to spend some time in the 3D printing booths. Along with “smart” stuff and robotics, 3D printing was probably among the most talked about things at the show. Here’s an image o

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CES 2014: More on Smart Home Automation (Part 3)

February 2, 2014
CES 2014: More on Smart Home Automation (Part 3)

Z-Wave Alliance and Zigbee Alliance: These are the two major, new-generation “smart” networks for your home, essentially. Z-Wave smart thermostat controls Z-Wave had a nice sized booth with a couple d

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CES 2014: Belkin and Home Automation (Part 2)

January 31, 2014
CES 2014: Belkin and Home Automation (Part 2)

Welcome to “part 2” of our look around CES 2014.  This time, it’s home automation.  As we’ve previously announced, we’ve added “smarter home automation” a a new section of our website.  (Makes sense,

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Consumer Electronics Show 2014: Art’s Thoughts (Part 1)

January 29, 2014
Consumer Electronics Show 2014: Art’s Thoughts (Part 1)

This is sort of going to be a rambling blog here of what I saw at the International Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month is Las Vegas. I took a number of pictures of fun new gadgets in home th

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Home Theater and other Projectors at CES 2014

January 12, 2014
Home Theater and other Projectors at CES 2014

Greetings projector fans, This will be the first of several blogs about projectors, and also other cool stuff that I saw at CES.   In this first blog, I’ll talk about home theater projectors and home

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BenQ W1500 Home Entertainment Projector – A First Look Review

December 23, 2013
BenQ W1500 Home Entertainment Projector – A First Look Review

The BenQ W1500 is the “flagship” of BenQ’s home entertainment projector fleet.  Similar to the popular W1070, and the W1080ST – a short throw version of the W1070, this W1500 comes with some extra fea

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Optoma HD131Xe Projector Review Going Live

December 15, 2013
Optoma HD131Xe Projector Review Going Live

UPDATE: This review of the Optoma HD131XE is now live. Read it here. Greetings projector fans, this is just a really quick note to say that the HD131Xe home entertainment projector review is almost do

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Optoma HD131Xe Home Projector – A “First Look” Review

December 11, 2013
Optoma HD131Xe Home Projector – A “First Look” Review

Greetings to all of you interested in Optoma’s HD131Xe home theater projector. The Optoma HD131Xe, an entry level home entertainment projector with 1080p resolution and 3D, packs a lot of punch! The f

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Sony VPL-HW55ES Posting In 3 Hours

December 6, 2013
Sony VPL-HW55ES Posting In 3 Hours

Greetings Projector fans! I apologize for being very late with this Sony VPL-HW55ES home theater projector review.  It’s been a brutal two weeks since we launched the new website.  Although from your

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Updates: Projector Videos posting this week, site changes

December 1, 2013
Updates:  Projector Videos posting this week, site changes

Greetings fans of home theater projectors, First, this week we’ll be posting video reviews of the   Epson Pro Cinema 6030 UB and Epson 4030 projectors.  These will be available to all.  For our member

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First Read: Navigating the New Projector Reviews website

November 23, 2013
First Read:  Navigating the New Projector Reviews website

Welcome to the redesigned ProjectorReviews.com. We think you’ll like our new look and navigation.  We redesigned the site using Wordpress as our content management system.  Since the site has changed

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Welcome To the New Projector Reviews Website: A First Read

November 22, 2013
Welcome To the New Projector Reviews Website: A First Read

Greetings projector fans, enthusiasts, and folk who just appreciate all the  advantages of a having the really big screen and a gorgeous picture. This is our newly redesigned website, that launched (f

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Site Redesign: The new Projector Reviews launches Monday 11/18

November 15, 2013
Site Redesign: The new Projector Reviews launches Monday 11/18

Greetings projector fans. My Web designer, and web developer folks say that this coming Monday is the day.  It’s locked in stone!   No more delays. My apologies to all, and no one more than my family,

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Redesigned Projector Website Days Away

November 12, 2013
Redesigned Projector Website Days Away

Greetings projector fans, this us just a brief update.  We’re trying to get the Projector Reviews redesigned website up this week.  With a little luck that means before Thursday, but I can’t even cont

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Epson Home Cinema 5030 UB Projector Review is Live!

October 29, 2013
Epson Home Cinema 5030 UB Projector Review is Live!

Greetings,  last evening I posted the Home Cinema 5030 UB projector review.  As usual, more work to be done, lots of images to still add, but let me tell you the story that you’ll find told inside the

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Pro Cinema 4030 First Look Review is posted

October 21, 2013
Pro Cinema 4030 First Look Review is posted

The Pro Cinema 4030 offers 2000 lumens and a three year warranty Greetings!  I just posted a “first look” review on the Epson Pro Cinema 4030 home theater projector, but due to getting close to our sw

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The Projectors Are Coming, the Projectors are Coming!

October 17, 2013
The Projectors Are Coming, the Projectors are Coming!

This new Epson 6030UB replaces last year's model with performance enhancements. Greetings Projector fans!  OK, I now have some real information about what’s coming in for review over the next two

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Mitsubishi Quits Projectors

October 11, 2013
Mitsubishi Quits Projectors

That’ the news here in the US.  I was informed this morning that Mitsubishi is exiting the front projector business.  When I was being told, I first figured they were talking only about home theater p

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Where Have All The NEW Home Theater Projectors Gone – Long Time Passing?

October 8, 2013
Where Have All The NEW Home Theater Projectors Gone – Long Time Passing?

The Pro Cinema 4030 offers 2000 lumens and a three year warranty, it was the one of the few under $3000 projectors announced. CEDIA news of new home theater projectors this year must be a major disapp

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Sony VPL-VW600ES 4K Projector – A First Look

October 7, 2013
Sony VPL-VW600ES 4K Projector – A First Look

Greetings everyone, I’ve just spent 3 days with the VW600ES here in my theater!  I’ve already blogged about it extensively, now it’s time to share my first impressions about its performance.  Before I

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New: JVC DLA-X700R Home Theater Projector

October 7, 2013
New: JVC DLA-X700R Home Theater Projector

Shown at CEDIA, the JVC DLA-X700R projector (and it’s twin from the “Pro” division, the DLA-RS57U) clock in at $7999. JVC's DLA-X700R offers superb black levels, 3D capability and 1300 lumens for

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Sony VPL-VW1100ES 4K and 3D Projector!

October 3, 2013
Sony VPL-VW1100ES 4K and 3D Projector!

Let’s chat a minute about Sony’s VPL-VW1100ES Projector.  If you are one of my regular readers, you should know two things:  First, I’m a black level fanatic, not a lunatic, but unless black level per

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JVC Pro Launches The DLA-RS67 Home Theater Projector at CEDIA 2013

October 3, 2013
JVC Pro Launches The DLA-RS67 Home Theater Projector at CEDIA 2013

JVC, as many of you know, has both  Pro and  Consumer divisions that offer the same home theater projectors through different dealers, so with that in mind, JVC DLA-RS67 Home Theater Projector – Aweso

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JVC DLA-X900R Home Theater Projector – New Flagship Wows at CEDIA 2013

October 3, 2013
JVC DLA-X900R Home Theater Projector – New Flagship Wows at CEDIA 2013

Every year both JVC divisions – Consumer and Pro, offer a new flagship projector, in this case, the Consumer division’s is the DLA-X900R.  The JVC DLA-X900R like its predecessors, is $11,999, and like

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Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector – New For Your Home Theater at CEDIA

October 3, 2013
Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector – New For Your Home Theater at CEDIA

Sony's lastest 2K Projector, the VPL-HW55ES comes in white or gray/black finish Wow!  The VPL-HW55ES almost escaped my notice at CEDIA.  I am fixated with the new 4K projectors which were both bei

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Sony VPL-VW600ES Projector – CEDIA 2013

October 1, 2013
Sony VPL-VW600ES Projector – CEDIA 2013

Greetings projector fans, it’s time to talk about the two new Sony projectors.  This blog will cover the more “affordable” Sony VPL-VW600ES, priced at a mere $14999. Sony's VPL-VW600ES – Lowest co

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CEDIA Show – 7 new Epson Home Projectors – Summary

September 23, 2013
CEDIA Show – 7 new Epson Home Projectors – Summary

Greetings Home Theater Projector folks! Over the last two days I’ve published blogs on all the new Epson projectors officially being announced this week at the CEDIA 2013 show in Denver.  This short b

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Epson Pro Cinema 6030UB Projector – Showing at CEDIA 2013

September 23, 2013
Epson Pro Cinema 6030UB Projector – Showing at CEDIA 2013

Epson’s new Pro Cinema 6030UB replaces the 6020UB we reviewed last year.  Consider the Pro Cinema 6030UB to be a straight replacement for last year’s top Epson projector. This new Epson 6030UB replace

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New EPSON Pro Cinema G4855WU Projector Pricing Update

September 23, 2013
New EPSON Pro Cinema G4855WU Projector Pricing Update

Greetings, projectors fans!   As I suspected and mentioned in previous posts this past weekend, the pricing of the Pro Cinema 4855WU was a little suspicious at $4855.  Seemed like a typo, since every

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New Epson Pro Cinema 4030 Projector Coming in October

September 21, 2013
New Epson Pro Cinema 4030 Projector Coming in October

Epson has a new lower end 3D and 2D capable home theater projector in their lineup, and they’re calling it the Pro Cinema 4030.   Expect the pricing of the Pro Cinema 4030 to be under $3000.  For that

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Epson Home Cinema 5030UB / 5030UBe Projector

September 21, 2013
Epson Home Cinema 5030UB / 5030UBe Projector

2013 CEDIA trade show is upon us and with it, Epson unveils the new Home Cinema 5030UB and 5030 UBe projectors to replace the 5020 models.  In that sense there’s no great surprise, the Home Cinema 503

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Epson Pro Cinema 4855WU Projector – New at CEDIA

September 21, 2013
Epson Pro Cinema 4855WU Projector – New at CEDIA

Epson Ultra Bright Pro Cinema G4855WU Projector Is Announced at CEDIA Epson has been shipping some of the brightest projectors for home use for some time, and this Pro Cinema G4855WU projector is no e

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Epson to Launch Ultra Bright, Pro Cinema G6550WU Home Theater Projector:

September 21, 2013
Epson to Launch Ultra Bright, Pro Cinema G6550WU Home Theater Projector:

As mentioned in other blogs I’m posting tonight, I got a sneak peak at Epson’s new fall home projector lineup, including the Pro Cinema G6550WU at Epson’s US headquarters a couple of weeks ago. The Pr

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Epson Launching Pro Cinema G6900WU Ultra Bright Home Theater Projector

September 21, 2013
Epson Launching Pro Cinema G6900WU Ultra Bright Home Theater Projector

Wow!  I got to visit Epson a few weeks ago, to get a preview of the new Pro Cinema G6900WU and other new projectors that Epson will officially announce at the CEDIA tradeshow in Denver in a few days. 

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Hot New Projectors Coming From Epson at CEDIA

September 20, 2013
Hot New Projectors Coming From Epson at CEDIA

Greetings everyone, I’ve got some good info about Epson’s new home theater projectors. You’ll have to wait until tomorrow though (actually late tonight), when I’ll post some tasty details. This is jus

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The latest on the launch of the new Projector Reviews website

August 28, 2013
The latest on the launch of the new Projector Reviews website

Greetings projector fans, I have disappointing news to share today.  The new site, 95% done, will likely be delayed by at least a month.  It’s not an operational issue, but rather a survival one.  It

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Projector Reviews Update

August 17, 2013
Projector Reviews Update

Greetings all, Sorry, been real busy, what with the new site conversion and all.  Launch for the “new” projector reviews site is now in less than 72 hours.  We will even have an interview video about

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Viewsonic PJD7820HD Projector – Update

August 3, 2013
Viewsonic PJD7820HD Projector – Update

Greetings –  Note this blog is old, but showing up on our new site (Nov 22).  Shortly all the blogs added in the last 3 months will appear.  Hang in there – art I know many of you are waiting for the

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Starting Our Projector Review of the Viewsonic PJD7820HD – 1080p, $699

July 15, 2013
Starting Our Projector Review of the Viewsonic PJD7820HD – 1080p, $699

Greetings projector fans! I’ve got the PJD7820HD all fired up and am watching it.  This PJD7820HD was one of the most talked about projectors at Infocomm.  Why? At $699, it’s a “crossover” projector,

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Home Theater and Home Entertainment Projector Reviews On Deck

July 11, 2013
Home Theater and Home Entertainment Projector Reviews On Deck

Greetings again, time to let you know what’s in the works. It’s lower end home projector time.  We’ve recently reviewed the Acer H6510BD, the BenQ W1070 and W1080ST, all under $1300 projectors (as low

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Home Entertainment Projectors – Rough Around The Edges

July 10, 2013
Home Entertainment Projectors – Rough Around The Edges

Some manufacturers are getting lazy, others have been so.  Time to motivate them to fix their erring ways. Therefore, it’s time for me to bitch about my most hated feature or rather:  lack of feature.

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Tomorrow's review: BenQ W1080ST

June 20, 2013
Tomorrow's review:  BenQ W1080ST

The BenQ W1080ST home entertainment projector review will go live tomorrow evening. The W1080ST is essentially a short throw lens version of the W1070, that sells for about $100 more, which works out

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Education Projectors anyone?

May 8, 2013
Education Projectors anyone?

Greetings one and all, This is just a quickie notification, that our annual Classroom Education projector report is going live this week.  I know that’s off topic for this blog, but I figure some of y

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The Best Home Theater Projectors to Not Win A Best In Class award in 2013

April 9, 2013
The Best Home Theater Projectors to Not Win A Best In Class award in 2013

Greetings home theater (projector) fans! How’s that for a title.  I’m getting inundated (as usual) with folks defending their personal favorites that didn’t pick up a major award this year.  So, I tho

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Best Home Theater Projectors – 2013 Report

March 25, 2013
Best Home Theater Projectors – 2013 Report

Greetings,  Finally this year’s awards for the best Home Theater Projectors currently available, are now published.  Again we offer a variety of awards:  Best In Class, Best In Class Runner-up, and Be

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2013 Home Theater Projector Report – Update

March 22, 2013
2013 Home Theater Projector Report – Update

Greetings, home theater projector fans.  I am sorry to inform you that this year’s Home Theater Projector Comparison report won’t go live this weekend.  After much writing, and even more  frustration,

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The Projector Reviews Subscriber Section – More Good Info For You

March 16, 2013
The Projector Reviews Subscriber Section – More Good Info For You

Greetings Projector enthusiasts, home theater addicts, and first time projector buyers! Adding a Subscriber section to Projector Reviews is a tricky thing.  I’m of the sort of person who hates finding

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Smart Home Automation – Affordably and Efficently

March 16, 2013
Smart Home Automation – Affordably and Efficently

Greetings everyone – it’s Smart Home  Automation time at Projector Reviews! I promised a blog to tell you a bit about our “Smart Home” plans.  Here goes: We’re creating a Dream Home!  It will be a Sma

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The Newly Redesigned Projector Reviews website – coming soon!

March 16, 2013
The Newly Redesigned  Projector Reviews website – coming soon!

Greetings, Life is getting crazy, but I’ve been meaning for weeks to tell everyone, some details about the new Projector Reviews website, or should I say, redesigned and expanded. There’s a lot to tel

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Home Theater Projector Comparison Report – Soon!

March 13, 2013
Home Theater Projector Comparison Report – Soon!

Greetings projector enthusiasts, newbies, purists… It’s almost time for the annual 1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report I’m done reviewing for the next week or so. I started writing up the

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JVC DLA-X95R Projector – About as good as 2K Projectors Get…More:

February 13, 2013
JVC DLA-X95R Projector  – About as good as 2K Projectors Get…More:

Greetings, just a quick heads up. As previous reported, the JVC DLA-X95R home theater projector is here, and under review. This $11,999 projector is simply an X75R but with hand selected components. I

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Panasonic PT-AE8000U Home Theater Projector Pricing Update

January 28, 2013
Panasonic PT-AE8000U Home Theater Projector Pricing Update

Greetings all you home theater fans, I was in contact with Panasonic’s projector group today, as I seemed to remember hearing about a price drop on their flagship PT-AE8000 home theatre projector, whe

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Projector Review Updates: Mitsubishi HC8000D

January 26, 2013
Projector Review Updates:  Mitsubishi HC8000D

Greetings home theater projector fans, welcome to some “first look” comments on the HC8000D from Mitsubishi. New Mitsubishi HC8000D 3D DLP Home Theatre Projector This Mitsubishi H8000D is another DLP

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CES 2013: The Wonderful World of 4K Ultra-HD and 3D – Our Time Has Almost Come

January 21, 2013
CES 2013: The Wonderful World of 4K Ultra-HD and 3D – Our Time Has Almost Come

Greetings,   Yes, projector owners, Our time has almost come.  It is time for us to prepare, to consider, to plan our home theater – and home entertainment future.  4K is almost upon us, and 3D is bei

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Updates on JVC and Mitsubishi Projector Reviews for Home Theatre

January 21, 2013
Updates on JVC and Mitsubishi Projector Reviews for Home Theatre

Greetings projector fans, it’s time to review more JVC and Mitsubishi projectors. A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that we were expecting the JVC DLA-X75R, essentially identical to the DLA-RS56U fro

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Consumer Electronics Show – Projectors Large and Small

January 12, 2013
Consumer Electronics Show – Projectors Large and Small

Greetings one and all, I had intended to do three or four blogs from the CES show.  So much for good intentions.  Part of the problem was that I didn’t see a new home theater projector that I haven’t

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Epson Introduces The Home Cinema 750HD at CES

January 7, 2013
Epson Introduces The Home Cinema 750HD at CES

Greetings, The HC750HD is expected to look like this HC710HD Epson has just announced its brightest home entertainment projector ever.  The Home Cinema 750HD, when it starts shipping in a couple of mo

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BenQ W1070 projector review posting tonight

January 6, 2013
BenQ W1070 projector review posting tonight

Greetings Everyone. This W1070 review is coming.  Lori’s already doing first proofing of most pages.  We’re heading out to celebrate a close friends birthday, and when we return in a few hours, I’ll s

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New Videos from Projector Reviews TV!

December 21, 2012
New Videos from Projector Reviews TV!

Hi all, Lisa, Art’s daughter here. I’m home from college for the holidays, but we’re hard at work over here to bring you some great Projector Reviews TV videos, including review summaries, special top

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JVC DLA-X55R – and DLA-RS48 Projector – "First Look" Review

December 18, 2012
JVC DLA-X55R – and DLA-RS48 Projector – "First Look" Review

JVC DLA-X55R Projector Greetings Home Theater Projector Fans, This was going to be short, since I have much reviewing to do, but it didn’t turn out that way. Let’s get started with an overview of JVC’

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BenQ W1070 – A "First Look" Projector Review

December 14, 2012
BenQ W1070 – A "First Look" Projector Review

Greetings everyone, BenQ’s W1070: Affordable DLP, 3D, home entertainment projector The BenQ W1070 arrived about two weeks ago, but due to scheduling, all I could do was give it to Mike for calibration

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Mitsubishi HC7900DW Home Theater Projector – Determining Value

November 30, 2012
Mitsubishi HC7900DW Home Theater Projector – Determining Value

Greetings, projector fans, HC7900DW projector – good in a family room, great in a home theater As promised in the last review, I wanted to tell you a bit about how I decided in the last couple of days

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Home Theater Update: Mitsubishi HC7900DW, Optoma HD23, JVC, BenQ W1070, Comparisons

November 30, 2012
Home Theater Update: Mitsubishi HC7900DW, Optoma HD23, JVC, BenQ W1070, Comparisons

Greetings projector fans! Optoma's HD23 DLP home entertainment projector is our next review I’ve been slammed for weeks, with all these projectors arriving, so time to bring you up to speed, on wh

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Epson HC5020 UB Projector – Competitor's Page Update

November 14, 2012
Epson HC5020 UB Projector – Competitor's Page Update

I have finally posted the Epson’s competitors page, which includes many paragraphs comparing it to the Panasonic PT-AE8000, as well as sections comparing to the other key home theater competition:  Sh

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Home Theater Update! – Panasonic PT-AE8000 and Viewsonic Reviews, more

October 16, 2012
Home Theater Update! – Panasonic PT-AE8000 and Viewsonic Reviews, more

Greetings.  This is just a quick update – one that I should have put out a few days ago, regarding the status of the Viewsonic Pro 9000 projector and the Panasonic PT-AE8000 projectors for your home t

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Viewsonic Pro9000 – Home Theater Projector – LED/Laser Lightsource

October 7, 2012
Viewsonic Pro9000 – Home Theater Projector – LED/Laser Lightsource

Greetings, The Viewsonic Pro9000 projector is back in action here.  With the Sony review finished, my attention again turns to this LED/Laser hybrid home theater projector.  Built around the same chas

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Care to Game – on a Pico Projector – AAXA P4-X

October 6, 2012
Care to Game – on a Pico Projector – AAXA P4-X

Greetings gamers – who love projectors! My bad, Scott published some info in his blog, with info on lag tests of the AAXA P4-X pico projector.  Click here, to read his results.  His more complete writ

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Epson Home Cinema 5020 expected to arrive

October 5, 2012
Epson Home Cinema 5020 expected to arrive

Greetings everyone, Epson advises that a 5020 “should” arrive before the end of next week, maybe even a bit sooner. That is all! -art

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Sony VPL-HW50ES Projector Review – In Process – A First Look!

September 22, 2012
Sony VPL-HW50ES Projector Review – In Process – A First Look!

Greetings, Let’s talk some more, about Sony’s VPL-HW50ES projector. The HW50ES Projector – Picture Quality is Excellent! Well, you’ve probably seen some of my previous home theater projector blogs fro

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Panasonic PT-AE8000 Projector Shipping This Month?

September 11, 2012
Panasonic PT-AE8000 Projector Shipping This Month?

The Panasonic PT-AE8000 – sold as PT-AT6000 in Europe I’m fresh back from CEDIA, and wanted to fill you folks in on the PT-AE8000 projector, which Panasonic was nice enough to bring by our place more

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Sony VPL-HW50ES Projector – Sony Gets It Right

September 8, 2012
Sony VPL-HW50ES Projector – Sony Gets It Right

Greetings Projector Fans – in a couple of month’s Sony’s shiny new VPL-HW50ES should hit the streets.  This VPL-HW50ES is a new projector that slides into the lineup above the HW30ES and way below the

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Mitsubishi Launches HC8000D and HC7900DW

September 7, 2012
Mitsubishi Launches HC8000D and HC7900DW

I met with Mitsubishi yesterday at CEDIA. Mitsubishi is launching two new projectors at CEDIA.  The HC7900DW, the replacement for the HC7800D that we have reviewed.  I’m sure you are wondering about t

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Elite Screens shows passive 3D solution

September 6, 2012
Elite Screens shows passive 3D solution

Screen manufacturer Elite is showing a stack of projectors in their booth, projecting onto one of their screens. Using their processors you can double lumens by stacking 2 projectors, or you can stack

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Stewart Filmscreen launches CIMA Screen line

September 6, 2012
Stewart Filmscreen launches CIMA Screen line

Greetings from day one at the studio. I just want to talk briefly about Stewart s CIMA screens. Stuart has always been known for hi quality screens with famous names like Studiotek 130 (found in most

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CEDIA 2012 The Search for Projectors – Begins

September 6, 2012
CEDIA 2012 The Search for Projectors – Begins

Greetings, short and sweet notes: First, we have “first look” short articles on all 5 new Epson projectors and the Panasonic. I got to work with them a week or two ago, but am finally allowed to share

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Epson Home Cinema 3020 e Projector – Black Levels update

August 31, 2012
Epson Home Cinema 3020 e Projector – Black Levels update

Greetings, this is going to be really short.  In the blog about this new Epson Home Cinema 3020 and 3020e, I mentioned I was not sure if the dynamic iris is operational in 3D! In all of last year’s Ep

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Epson's Home Cinema 3020 and 3020e – Their new low cost 3D projectors

August 31, 2012
Epson's Home Cinema 3020 and 3020e – Their new low cost 3D projectors

Greetings, Epson's Home Cinema 3020 – Great family room projector OK, pricing is still not set, best we can tell, but the Home Cinema 3020 and 3020e, probably won’t be more than last year’s 3010 a

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Epson Launching New Pro Cinema 6020 Projector

August 31, 2012
Epson Launching New Pro Cinema 6020 Projector

Greetings, Epson Pro Cinema 6020 Projector – 3D, Bright, great warranty This little blog on the new Epson Pro Cinema 6020, is a very similar blog to the one on the 5010 projector.  After all, these tw

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Epson Home Cinema 5020 Projector – What's Even Better?

August 31, 2012
Epson Home Cinema 5020 Projector – What's Even Better?

Greetings everyone! Epson's new Home Cinema 5020UB Projector OK, around here we know all about the Epson models that the Home Cinema 5020UB and Home Cinema 5020UBe will replace.  The older 5010 ha

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New Epson Home Projectors – IFA and CEDIA Shows

August 31, 2012
New Epson Home Projectors – IFA and CEDIA Shows

Greetings Projector Fans! It’s touch and go time here.  the big IFA tradeshow has begun in Germany, and as is the case most years, it’s shortly before the US CEDIA tradeshow. Epson's new Home Cine

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Sharp XV-Z30000 Projector – Quick Comments

August 14, 2012
Sharp XV-Z30000 Projector – Quick Comments

Greetings,  I’m freshly back from Outside Lands music festival, and dropping Lisa back off at college.  Mike’s returning the Sharp XV-Z30000 projector in a couple of hours, so I can get back into some

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Home Theater: Sharp XV-Z30000 Projector – First Look

August 8, 2012
Home Theater: Sharp XV-Z30000 Projector – First Look

Greetings all, Sharp's 3D capable, XV-Z30000 home theater projector Today our second Sharp XV-Z30000 projector arrived.  The first, some of you may remember, arrived about 3 weeks ago, but it was

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Projector Reviews TV – Something new for you!

July 12, 2012
Projector Reviews TV – Something new for you!

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 ch

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Projector Updates

July 11, 2012
Projector Updates

Greetings! 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 M

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Next Projector Reviews: Epson Home Cinema 710, Sharp XV-Z30000, SIM2

July 1, 2012
Next Projector Reviews:  Epson Home Cinema 710, Sharp XV-Z30000, SIM2

Greetings, 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 – Co

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Acer H6500 review is now posted

June 30, 2012
Acer H6500 review is now posted

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.

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Infocomm 2012 – The Hunt for Projectors

June 13, 2012
Infocomm 2012 – The Hunt for Projectors

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

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Outstanding Projector of the Year – Sony VPL-VW1000ES

June 13, 2012
Outstanding Projector of the Year – Sony VPL-VW1000ES

Greetings all, 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 def

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Annual Classroom Projector Report Posted!

June 4, 2012
Annual Classroom Projector Report Posted!

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 an

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Projector Reviews is getting Social

May 15, 2012
Projector Reviews is getting Social

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

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Sony VPL-VW1000ES 4K Projector – Reviewer's Dream – 1st Look

May 3, 2012
Sony VPL-VW1000ES 4K Projector – Reviewer's Dream – 1st Look

Greetings! 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

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Annual Home Theater Report is Posted!

April 15, 2012
Annual Home Theater Report is Posted!

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 thing

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JVC DLA-X70R Projector Review is Posted

March 31, 2012
JVC DLA-X70R Projector Review is Posted

Greetings, the JVC X70 went live a few hours ago.  Still needs proofing, some additional content and images.  Enjoy.As many of you will expect, it’s a great projector – at least for 2D.  3D, not so mu

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JVC DLA-X70 Projector – Comments on 4K

March 18, 2012
JVC DLA-X70 Projector – Comments on 4K

JVC DLA-X70 projector – 3D, and "4K" Greetings, I mentioned in the last blog, that the JVC DLA-X70 home theater projector has arrived, and Mike is calibrating it. It will be working in my th

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Home Theater Projectors: St. Patty's Day Update

March 18, 2012
Home Theater Projectors: St. Patty's Day Update

Greetings, I had to celebrate St. Patty’s day in Florida.  I came down to Florida, primarily for business, but also a quick visit to family (the mom). I attended EHX in Orlando.  Sadly a smaller and s

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Panasonic PT-AR100U Home Theater Projector: A "First Look" Review

March 6, 2012
Panasonic PT-AR100U Home Theater Projector: A "First Look" Review

I know you’ve been waiting for this quick look at Panasonic’s new super bright home theater and home entertainment projector, the PT-AR100U. Greetings projector fans, movie fans, sports fans, TV fans,

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Home Theater: Panasonic PT-AR100U Projector

March 2, 2012
Home Theater: Panasonic PT-AR100U Projector

It’s about time!  At long last, a Panasonic PT-AR100U projector (click for specifications) has arrived for review. I’ll start working with it tomorrow, should be fun. The PT-AR100U is a light canon of

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Gaming and Lag Times – BenQ vs Epson Projectors

March 1, 2012
Gaming and Lag Times – BenQ vs Epson Projectors

Greetings gamers, etc. OK, I’m not the guy to write about gaming.  I’ve got two hard core gamers doing that – Pete and Scott.  But, Pete’s just blogged on the Epson Home Cinema 5010 as a gaming projec

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BenQ W7000 Projector Update – Calibration

March 1, 2012
BenQ W7000 Projector Update – Calibration

UPDATE: The BenQ W7000 calibration update has been posted! Read the review here. Greetings BenQ W7000 and home theater projector fans everywhere! I’m going to post our calibration settings tonight!  

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BenQ W7000 Projector Update: New Firmware – Better Black Levels

February 18, 2012
BenQ W7000 Projector Update: New Firmware – Better Black Levels

BenQ W7000 Projector UPDATE: The BenQ W7000 Review has been posted! Greetings Projector fans, As usual, I’m a day late and a dollar short, in getting out this blog.  This time I can share the blame wi

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BenQ W7000 Projector – Completing the Review

February 15, 2012
BenQ W7000 Projector – Completing the Review

UPDATE: The BenQ W7000 projector review has been posted! Greetings all! BenQ confirmed that a full production W7000 should be delivered here by end of day. Not much to do to finish the review up, sinc

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BenQ W7000 Review – Update 1-26-2012

January 26, 2012
BenQ W7000 Review – Update 1-26-2012

UPDATE: The BenQ W7000 projector review has been posted! Greetings all, As many of you who have been waiting, knew, I had expected to have a replacement BenQ W7000 projector with the “final firmware”

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Art to be podcasting about new products from CES!

January 9, 2012
Art to be podcasting about new products from CES!

Well hello there everyone! It’s Lisa here, Art’s daughter – the unsung hero. You can thank me for all the pretty images you see on Projector Reviews (I’ve spent many, MANY hours making sure his review

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Mitsubishi HC7800D Projector Review – A First Look

January 7, 2012
Mitsubishi HC7800D Projector Review – A First Look

UDPDATE: The full Mitsubishi HC7800D Review has been posted here. Greetings projector folk, it’s time to give you a quick run down on the Mitsubishi HC7800D home theater projector, before the full rev

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BenQ W7000 Update – Part 3

January 2, 2012
BenQ W7000 Update – Part 3

Greetings and Happy New Year! OK, I got distracted with all the holiday activities.  Let me bring you all up to speed on what I finally heard back from BenQ, in terms of answers to my questions. Lot’s

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BenQ W7000 Projector Review: First Look, part 2

December 24, 2011
BenQ W7000 Projector Review:  First Look, part 2

Here we go with more juicy information on the BenQ W7000! and a quick link back to the first W7000 review blog -art Greetings and happy holidays. It’s almost Christmas Eve here in southern California,

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BenQ W7000 Home Theater Projector A "First Look" Review

December 22, 2011
BenQ W7000 Home Theater Projector A "First Look" Review

I know many have been waiting so, here’s some useful information on the BenQ W7000 home theater projector, to get you started.   The W7000 BenQ rushed to me is pre-production, firmware version 0.22.  

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New Home Theater Projectors for Review

December 10, 2011
New Home Theater Projectors for Review

BenQ W7000, Mitsubishi HC7800D, SIM2 Nero 3D-2, Sony VPL-VW95ES Projectors Greetings home theater projector fans, Sorry, I’ve been remiss, regarding my blog.  I’ve just finished answering probably 25+

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Panasonic PT-AE7000 Projector vs. Epson Home Cinema 5010

November 27, 2011
Panasonic PT-AE7000 Projector vs. Epson Home Cinema 5010

Greetings one and all.  Check out this link to our Comparison of the PT-AE7000 projector and the Home Cinema 5010.  These two projectors slug it out in 2D and 3D. If you’ve carefully read the individu

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Update: Epson Home Cinema 5010 Projector – Price Info $2699 MAP

November 22, 2011
Update:  Epson Home Cinema 5010 Projector – Price Info $2699 MAP

Greetings,  time to discuss the Epson Home Cinema 5010. Pricing turns out to be lower than most of us originally anticipated. Here are the official numbers per Epson:  and about $300 each less than I

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Acer H9500BD Home Theater Projector – A First Look Review

November 20, 2011
Acer H9500BD Home Theater Projector – A First Look Review

Acer H9500 3D projector – $1699 MSRP Greetings home theater projector fans. Update 11/22/11 – the bulk of the review is posted, but for the competitors and screen recommendation pages.  Some more imag

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Epson Home Cinema 5010 Projector – Review Update

November 20, 2011
Epson Home Cinema 5010 Projector – Review Update

Greetings one and all.  It’s time for me to share some more tidbits about the Home Cinema 5010 now that I’ve run it side by side with the Panasonic PT-AE7000 for a few hours,  and also the Optoma HD83

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Update: Epson Home Cinema 5010 Review Progress

November 16, 2011
Update:  Epson Home Cinema 5010 Review Progress

Greetings people, The Home Cinema 5010 is here, or actually it’s a Home Cinema 5010e. Upon opening it up, Mike quickly discovered that there are no THX modes.  This is different than the original Pro

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Next Home Theater Projector Reviews, PT-AE7000 Posted!

November 13, 2011
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-V

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A short look at the Panasonic PT-AE7000 is Posted

November 7, 2011
A short look at the Panasonic PT-AE7000 is Posted

UPDATE: The Panasonic PT-AE7000 home theater projector full review has been posted! Check it out. Greetings,   I’ve put the one page quick look on the main site.   Just click here to read some impress

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Panasonic PT-AE7000 Projector Arrives Today

November 3, 2011
Panasonic PT-AE7000 Projector Arrives Today

PT-AE7000 2D/3D Home Theater Projector Greetings all, I received tracking info from Panasonic , showing the PT-AE7000 home theater projector is being delivered this afternoon.  Mike’s alerted, to pick

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An Update on the Vapex 106" Projector Screen Review – New Tensioned, Motorized Version

October 31, 2011
An Update on the Vapex 106" Projector Screen Review – New Tensioned, Motorized Version

Greetings all, Almost exactly 2 years ago, I was asked by an advertiser – Visual Apex, to review their Vapex screen, which they bring in from Asia and sell under their Vapex brand.  I would generally

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Projector Reviews: Review Schedule Update – Epson, Sony, Panasonic

October 8, 2011
Projector Reviews:  Review Schedule Update – Epson, Sony, Panasonic

UPDATE: The Sony VPL-HW30ES projector review has been posted! Greetings everyone, Some last minute changes. As some of you have noticed, we’ve published the GT750 Optoma review, although some aspects

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Sony VPL-HW30ES 2D and 3D Home Theater Projector – Behind Door #3

October 1, 2011
Sony VPL-HW30ES 2D and 3D Home Theater Projector – Behind Door #3

Sony VPL-HW30ES Projector offers 2D and 3D Performance UPDATE: The Sony VPL-HW30ES projector review has been posted! OK, here’s the scoop on our third recent projector arrival for review, Sony’s new V

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3D Projectors: Epson Home Cinema 3010 Projector – Behind Door #2

October 1, 2011
3D Projectors:  Epson Home Cinema 3010 Projector – Behind Door #2

Epson's $1599 Home Cinema 3010 – a 2D and 3D Projector Greetings all of you folks that have just been dying to learn more about Epson’s new, and least expensive 3D capable 1080p projector; the Hom

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Behind This Door – Projector Number 1: Optoma GT750 Game Projector

October 1, 2011
Behind This Door – Projector Number 1: Optoma GT750 Game Projector

Greetings everyone, just a heads up.  I’m finished with the 3D capable, Optoma GT750 gaming projector review, except for: 1.  Finishing writing up the projector review and posting it.   I’m trying for

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Amazon Fire and iPad2: No Competition – Just Price vs. Performance

September 28, 2011
Amazon Fire and iPad2:  No Competition – Just  Price vs. Performance

OK, OK!  This blog is almost definitely off topic, but not quite.  After all, the Amazon Fire, and the IPad2 tablets can download movies from the internet, and both devices can ultimately feed that to

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Optoma HD8300 Home Theater Projector – Review just posted!

September 23, 2011
Optoma HD8300 Home Theater Projector – Review just posted!

Greetings all! Check it out.  HD8300 full projector review Not bad at all, a good single chip DLP projector with really good color, and a couple of rough edges. -art

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3D Entertainment Summit – A taste of the Future?

September 21, 2011
3D Entertainment Summit – A taste of the Future?

The 3D Entertainment summit (and the adjoining mobile summit), have seen some interesting thoughts (and technology). First of all, I sat and listened to a panel with James Cameron, who is very big on

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Optoma HD8300 Projector Review is starting

September 15, 2011
Optoma HD8300 Projector Review is starting

Greetings, The HD8300 – Optoma’s flagship 1080p 3D capable, home projector has landed. Mike will be by shortly to pick it up for calibration, and my work on it starts tomorrow. With luck most of it wi

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CEDIA Wrap Up – Home Theater Projectors: Runco, and SIM2

September 14, 2011
CEDIA Wrap Up – Home Theater Projectors:  Runco, and SIM2

Greetings,  Well, to date I’ve mostly ignored the higher end projectors such as Runco, SIM2 and Digital Projection.  So far I’ve covered home theater projectors from  Sony, JVC, Epson, Mitsubishi and

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DirecTV – An Experience with Customer Service

September 13, 2011
DirecTV – An Experience with Customer Service

This is off-topic for this blog, but I’ve had a couple of experiences with DirecTV of late, and since many of us move from cable to satellite, and from satellite to cable, etc., there might be a usefu

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More CEDIA – Epson, Panasonic, SIM2, Runco, etc.

September 10, 2011
More CEDIA – Epson, Panasonic, SIM2, Runco, etc.

Greetings home theater projector fans, Couple of busy days, and much partying, I had hoped to do more blogging late last night, but the fates had it otherwise. This will be my last blog before a final

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New Projectors at CEDIA – Sony and JVC

September 8, 2011
New Projectors at CEDIA – Sony and JVC

Greetings, Just a couple of quick notes on the new JVC’s and a touch more on Sony projectors. JVC’s been busy. They’ve replaced the RS40, RS50 and RS60, with their new DLA-RS45, RS55 and RS65. Each ha

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OMG – SONY shows VPL-VW1000ES 4K Home Theater Projector

September 7, 2011
OMG – SONY shows VPL-VW1000ES 4K Home Theater Projector

OK sports fans – and movie fans, HDTV fans, and even Discovery HD fans… I just left the Sony Press conference, (9/7) the evening before the CEDIA show floor opens for the masses. The VPL-VW1000ES is

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New Epson 3D Projectors – a major Correction

September 6, 2011
New Epson 3D Projectors – a major Correction

Greetings, I’ll keep this short and sweet.  I will immediately be updating the key previous blog on the new projectors as well as the “First Look” Previews posted on the main www.projectorreviews.com

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New Epson Home Theater Projectors – A First Look!

September 2, 2011
New Epson Home Theater Projectors – A First Look!

Introducing two new series of 3D capable Epson home theater projectors.  Believe it or not, we’re talking two different core projectors, and several variations, including a very interesting twist!!! E

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Projector Blog – posting comments and answers. Also Next Blog

September 1, 2011
Projector Blog – posting comments and answers. Also  Next Blog

Greetings all, I’m running a bit slower than usual clearing comments for posting. Please hang in there. I’ve had to head to Florida, until CEDIA next Wednesday, as my mom (87), just had major surgery.

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Optoma HD33 Home Theater Projector – A First Look

August 22, 2011
Optoma HD33 Home Theater Projector – A First Look

UPDATE: The Optoma HD33 projector review is now posted! Greetings sports fans, I’m typing while sitting 10 feet from a 100″ diagonal image of a pre-season NFL game.  I’m watching in the User mode, whi

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Epson 3D Projector – Exists!

August 18, 2011
Epson 3D Projector – Exists!

8/22 – My apologies. I have pulled down the images of the “rumored Epson”.  I’ve done this at Epson’s request, and I understand their issues, and I’m not here with the goal of being the first to revea

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Optoma HD33 3D Projector Review In Process

August 18, 2011
Optoma HD33 3D Projector Review In Process

Optoma HD33 – lowest cost 3D capable 1080 projector UPDATE: The Optoma HD33 projector review is now posted! Greetings all! Following up on yesterday’s brief blurb, the HD33 from Optoma, a $1499 1080p

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Optoma HD33 Projector Arrives Tomorrow for Review – 3D Capable

August 17, 2011
Optoma HD33 Projector Arrives Tomorrow for Review – 3D Capable

UPDATE: The Optoma HD33 projector review is now posted! Just a quick note folks. The HD33 home theater projector is in transit – may even arrive today. This is Optoma’s lowest cost, new 1080p projecto

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Blog from Outside Lands festival

August 12, 2011
Blog from Outside Lands festival

Greetings, No projectors today, as this is the first day of the Outside Lands festival in Golden Gate park. I’m here with Lisa, the daughter, for three days, then across the bridge from San Francisco,

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Epson 3D Projector In the Works! – Part 1 Rumors

August 8, 2011
Epson 3D Projector In the Works!  – Part 1 Rumors

Greetings all, Call it a rumor, smoke and mirrors, a future product, and toss in some educated guesses, but it seems almost certain that Epson will have a shiny new 3D projector to roll out at CEDIA a

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Panasonic PT-AE7000 3D Projector – A "First Look" Review

July 28, 2011
Panasonic PT-AE7000 3D Projector – A "First Look" Review

Greetings from Panasonic West.  Ok, not really!   Panasonic in the US, is HQ’d in Secaucus, NJ.  But they have their digital labs out by Universal Studios in LA.  Today, I got a first look at Panasoni

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Mitsubishi HC9000D projector review just posted

July 27, 2011
Mitsubishi HC9000D projector review just posted

Greetings, here’s the short version: Mitsubishi’s HC9000D is another excellent 2D projector with 3D capabilities, competing with similarly capable projectors  in the $4K – $12K range.  It’s got a few

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Optoma GT720 Game Projector Review – Tonight

July 18, 2011
Optoma GT720 Game Projector Review – Tonight

UPDATE: The Optoma GT720 projector review has been posted! Greetings! Just a quick note, our full projector review of the Optoma GT720 gaming projector will post by 9pm (pacific time), tonight! It wil

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Another week, another Gaming and Projector Blogger – Meet Scott S. – Gamer #2

July 11, 2011
Another week, another Gaming and Projector Blogger – Meet Scott S. – Gamer  #2

Visit our second gaming blog here at Projector Reviews, written by Scott, “Projectors and the World of PC Gaming” now! UPDATE: Scott has posted his first review of the Optoma GT720 gaming projector on

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RonJ's first blog – An Understanding of 3D and Projectors

July 2, 2011
RonJ's first blog – An Understanding of 3D and Projectors

Hi!  OK, RonJ’s own blog is up and running.  As promised, therefore, I’m deleting it from here (with a link to his first blog article on his own blog:  Projectors:  The Technical Side…     This blog

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Introducing our Technical Side of Home Theater and Projectors blog meister – Ron Jones

July 1, 2011
Introducing our Technical Side of Home Theater and Projectors blog meister – Ron Jones

Visit Ron’s blog, “Home Theater and Projectors: The Technical Side” now! Hi everyone, It’s time for me to introduce another new blogger on our site.  Welcome Ron Jones, below he’s provided a brief int

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Mitsubishi HC9000D 3D 1080p projector arriving next week

June 30, 2011
Mitsubishi HC9000D 3D 1080p projector arriving next week

UPDATE: The Mitsubishi HC9000D projector review has been posted! For review… That’s it folks. I haven’t seen it since CES, where the setup had problems (very engineering sample, and shipping damaged

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Optoma HD3300 3D 1080p Projector with HDMI 1.4a Unofficial News

June 26, 2011
Optoma HD3300 3D 1080p Projector with HDMI 1.4a Unofficial News

I haven’t been able to track down a preliminary data sheet for the HD3300 projector, who’s news leaked at Infocomm, but there seems to be some consensus, as to what the HD3300 is. It would seem that t

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ViewSonic VP3D1 HD 3D Processor Review: Blu-Ray 3D, HDTV, on Optoma GT720

June 26, 2011
ViewSonic VP3D1 HD 3D Processor Review: Blu-Ray 3D, HDTV, on Optoma GT720

The ViewSonic VP3D1 3D processor earns our Special Interest Award! Eureka! It works! I’m talking about ViewSonic’s VP-3D1.  What is it? What works? The VP3D1 lets you watch 1080p 3D content from Blu-r

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New Sony VPL-HW30ES 3D Home Cinema Projector

June 21, 2011
New Sony VPL-HW30ES 3D Home Cinema Projector

Wow!  This is cool.  The announcement of the VPL-HW30ES first appeared almost a week ago, over in Europe.  I heard about it at the end of Infocomm.  Sorry it’s taken me so long to write about the HW30

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New Optoma HD33 Entry Level 1080p 3D home theater projector – The Scoop!

June 20, 2011
New Optoma HD33 Entry Level 1080p 3D home theater projector – The Scoop!

Greetings! I mentioned the Optoma HD33 the other day, when I wrote about the unofficial HD8300, I said that there was also supposed to be an HD33 projector or it might be an HD3300. Well, with much di

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New Optoma HD8300 Full HD 3D Home Theater Projector

June 16, 2011
New Optoma HD8300 Full HD 3D Home Theater Projector

I wish I could tell you for sure, that there will be an Optoma HD8300 projector. I hope that this Optoma 3D home theater projector really will exist later this summer or fall. Truth is, I met with Opt

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New Panasonic Home Theater Projector – From Infocomm

June 16, 2011
New Panasonic Home Theater Projector – From Infocomm

6/15/11 Update: Panasonic’s first 1080p 3D home theater projector, was just announced here at Infocomm.  The forthcoming 3D projector from Panasonic, will be shown at the CEDIA show in September, and

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Optoma GT720 Game Projector – A projector for gamers

May 27, 2011
Optoma GT720 Game Projector – A projector for gamers

Greetings all, First, Pete – our new gaming blogger has shipped me the GT720 so I can do the full review. He’s done for now.  Pete reports he played a range of different types of games on it, with gre

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Runco LightStyle LS-5 Home Theater Projector – on Deck for a Review

May 24, 2011
Runco LightStyle LS-5 Home Theater Projector – on Deck for a Review

Naturally, Mike picked up the Runco, for measurements and possible calibration.   Naturally, it did not require a real calibration, though Mike did tweak a couple of things.  As he put it, Runco prett

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BenQ W1200 – Our next Projector Review – an overview

May 24, 2011
BenQ W1200 – Our next Projector Review – an overview

UPDATE: The BenQ W1200 projector review has been posted! Just a quick update:   The W1200 is now at photo shoot stage (tonight), and I’m already starting to write up the standard stuff – the Physical

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Panes a Pain at Projector Reviews

May 21, 2011
Panes a Pain at Projector Reviews

Greetings everyone,  Sorry I’ve been a bit out of touch.  Two weeks of travel in the last 23 days, (from So. Cal, to Hawaii, then a break, then Washington D.C.   But I got a lot of work done (and some

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JVC DLA-RS60 Projector – April update, also DLA-HD250Pro

April 20, 2011
JVC DLA-RS60 Projector – April update, also DLA-HD250Pro

Greetings all, OK I”m back a week now from the NAB show in Las Vegas, where I did get some face time with JVC.   I’d love to say that I got all the answers, but at least I learned some things. though

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Pete's Gaming and Projectors Blog

April 13, 2011
Pete's Gaming and Projectors Blog

Hello all! My name is Pete Connolly and I’m very excited to start helping out here at Projector Reviews.  I spend a lot of time in front of the big screen with a controller in my hand and hope to shar

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Meet Pete – Our Gaming Projector Blogger – Gamers Welcome!

April 13, 2011
Meet Pete – Our Gaming Projector Blogger – Gamers Welcome!

Greetings All, I would like to tell you about a new blog launching on our site in the next few days.  More importantly, t0  tell you we’ve got an expert to blog on the topic of gaming and projectors.

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Update: Home Theater Projector Reviews and the Home Theater Report

April 6, 2011
Update: Home Theater Projector Reviews and the Home Theater Report

Greetings all. I’ve been a goodly number of emails or comments asking me when the big annual report for home theater projectors will come out, along with our Best In Class Awards. The short version is

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Art the Blogger: Confession – Procuring Projectors and Blogging

March 22, 2011
Art the Blogger: Confession – Procuring Projectors and Blogging

Greetings all, fun time – forgive, a short rant, since I am offended!   Our government, you may not know passed a law requiring me as a blogger to provide a level of information on my activities that

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JVC DLA-RS60 Projector Review – Update

March 21, 2011
JVC DLA-RS60 Projector Review – Update

Greetings! I’ve decided to complete the JVC DLA-RS60 review (click for specs) – also known as the X9, from JVC’s consumer group, based on our original findings. We’ve learned a lot since then, though

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3D Projectors – Sony VPL-VW90ES Projector – Got a "Live one" – First Look Review

March 8, 2011
3D Projectors – Sony VPL-VW90ES Projector – Got a "Live one" – First Look Review

Greetings, VPL-VW90ES – 2D and 3D Projector I’m back in 3D projector heaven, thanks to the arrival of the Sony VPL-VW90ES, Sony’s $10,000 replacement for the VW85.  The VW90ES brings you 3D in a packa

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Runco LS10d home theatre projector – Review in final stages

March 8, 2011
Runco LS10d home theatre projector – Review in final stages

Greetings, Runco's 3 chip DLP LifeStyle LS-10d projector Just a quick note.  I’ve finished working on Runco’s $27,995 LS10d projector, and am in final write-up mode.  Lisa’s finishing the last of

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Serious Stuff: Runco LS10 Home Theater Projector – A First Look

February 21, 2011
Serious Stuff:  Runco LS10 Home Theater Projector – A First Look

Update: The Runco LS10 review is completed. It’s not easy to talk the high end home theater projector manufacturers to provide us with review projectors, but we did it, we have here Runco’s new 1080p

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JVC RS60 – one extra day's Delay – Thank FedX

February 8, 2011
JVC RS60 – one extra day's Delay – Thank FedX

Greetings everyone, Well for those waiting for the JVC DLA-RS60 (specs) review, we lost a day getting the unit back to JVC to be checked out. So all you folk out there give a round of thanks to Fedex

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Projectors website feedback please – New changes

February 5, 2011
Projectors website feedback please – New changes

Greetings all, In our attempt to provide you more, better information on projectors, this week (Monday) we rolled out a newly designed homepage.  Projector Reviews now looks very different from before

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JVC DLA-RS60 Projector – a quick first look

February 4, 2011
JVC DLA-RS60 Projector – a quick first look

Greetings to all you home theater projector fans, and especially JVC projector fans… This isn’t great news about the new JVC DLA-RS60 (specs), or at least our RS60 review. We’re delayed.  It would s

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New Homepage for Projector Reviews – Fixes being made

February 2, 2011
New Homepage for Projector Reviews – Fixes being made

Greetings, OK, I’ve received some less than enthusiastic comments about the new operation, though people seem to like the look. Despair NOT! We are fixing the obvious issue – when you click one of the

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Newest Review is Posted: Viewsonic Pro8200 projector

February 1, 2011
Newest Review is Posted: Viewsonic Pro8200 projector

The review went live just a bit ago.  As usual, it’s a work in progress.  Lori will have to proof, I still have the competitors section, the Pros and Cons, and Menus and Remote Control to finish, plus

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Projector Reviews Launches New Home Page, Navigation

January 31, 2011
Projector Reviews Launches New Home Page, Navigation

Greetings all, These changes to Projector Reviews, have been a long time in coming.  Check out the new home page.  It builds on the theme changes we started last summer. Here’s a quick overview of wha

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Home Theater Projectors – JVC DLA-RS60 Arrives – when it rains – it pours

January 29, 2011
Home Theater Projectors – JVC DLA-RS60 Arrives – when it rains – it pours

Greetings all, The floodgates are apparently now open (if 3 months late).  the JVC DLA-RS60 (click for specs) – JVC’s top of the line home theater projector, landed here yesterday 1/28/11.   The DLA-R

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Sharp XV-Z17000 3D Projector – A First Look Review

January 27, 2011
Sharp XV-Z17000 3D Projector – A First Look Review

The Sharp XV-Z17000 looks like it's predecessor Wow, a practical 1080p home theater projector.  I set the Sharp XV-Z17000 down on the table in my theater, plugged it in, connected it to my PS3, an

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Viewsonic Pro8200 Projector Update

January 27, 2011
Viewsonic Pro8200 Projector Update

Update: The Viewsonic Pro8200 projector review has been completed and published. Greetings all.  For those of you who read my previous post, or commented about the Pro8200 projector, you are aware of

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Mitsubishi HC9000D 3D Projector – First Look, from CES 2011

January 12, 2011
Mitsubishi HC9000D 3D Projector – First Look, from CES 2011

OK, I got my second look at the HC9000D (click for specs) at CES, although it was first revealed at CEDIA last September. Mitsubishi’s new HC9000D 3D home theater projector At that time, it was a firs

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Home Theater Projectors – Action at CES -Panasonic Projectors

January 11, 2011
Home Theater Projectors – Action at CES -Panasonic Projectors

Time to fill you in, re what I learned at CES about home theater projectors.  As someone pointed out, the last blog mostly focused on pico projectors.  (Hey, they may not be “home theater” but they ar

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Pico Projectors at CES – and Pico Projector Cameras and…

January 6, 2011
Pico Projectors at CES – and Pico Projector Cameras and…

Very cool! Last night I attended the Digital Experience (the major Press only event) at the CES Show, and pico projectors and pico projector containing devices were in abundance.  More than 100 vendor

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Viewsonic Pro8200 – a First Look projector review

January 5, 2011
Viewsonic Pro8200 – a First Look projector review

Update: The Viewsonic Pro8200 review has been posted! Greetings all, I must be brief.  Here are some tidbits about the Viewsonic Pro8200.  Technically I should have left for the Consumer Electronics S

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Local Gamer wanted – To Review Home Projectors for Gaming Abilities

December 23, 2010
Local Gamer wanted – To Review Home Projectors for Gaming Abilities

Greetings all, Lots of readers have asked about gaming on various home theater projectors. OK, I’ve concluded that I’ll never be a real gamer – certainly not one with the gaming experience, etc. to ma

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Sony VPL-VWPRO1 Home Theater Projector – Review time

December 20, 2010
Sony VPL-VWPRO1 Home Theater Projector – Review time

Greetings! Sony’s new moderately priced VPL-VWPRO1 is now shipping, and according to Fedex, and Sony, one is inbound, and arriving tomorrow the 21st. The VWPro1 projector replaces the HW15, and like i

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Epson Home Theater Projectors – EU and US Projector Equivalents

December 14, 2010
Epson Home Theater Projectors – EU and US Projector Equivalents

Greetings, OK, my thanks to the folks at Epson America, marketing, for putting together this handy-dandy list that now cross references current US and EU Epson projectors, so you all can keep things s

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December Projectors Update – and Projector Reviews new Home

December 1, 2010
December Projectors Update – and Projector Reviews new Home

Greetings all, OK, I haven’t been writing much.  Today is the 27th day Projector Reviews Inc., myself, Lori, etc. are now living in our new home. That also means it’s 28 days since we moved out of the

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More Projector Reviews Site Changes – and More Projectors

November 11, 2010
More Projector Reviews Site Changes – and More Projectors

Greetings all, We continue to improve our projector site, and I just wanted to bring you up to speed on some of the new changes. Also, I’m open to suggestions for further improvements – keep things mo

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Projectors – Upcoming Reviews

October 23, 2010
Projectors – Upcoming Reviews

Greetings all you fans of projectors! Let me say, this is a strange year.  Normally by the later part of October each year, I’m knee deep in new projectors – for home theater, to review.  This year, s

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Pico Projectors – at Last – and Impressive

October 19, 2010
Pico Projectors – at Last – and Impressive

3M, AAXA, and Optoma pico projectors, LG Pocket projector For anyone interested, I’ve finally gotten this year’s Pico projector report up, to give you an idea of what changes have happened, where the

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Optoma Unveils First 1080p 3D to 720p 3D Conversion Solution – Press Release

September 29, 2010
Optoma Unveils First 1080p 3D to 720p 3D Conversion Solution – Press Release

Comment by Projector Reviews staff: This $399 device lets the owner of an Optoma 3D 720p projector, hook up to, say a Blu-ray player with HDMI 1.4a (needed by both player and projector to view movies

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Epson Home Cinema 8350 Projector – A quick comment

September 29, 2010
Epson Home Cinema 8350 Projector – A quick comment

Greetings all, Since I’ve been pounded with emails about the Home Cinema 8350, here, in a nutshell, is the important knowledge I’ve acquired so far. Black levels have definitely improved.  Whether, ho

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Runco Introduces Value Series, LS-10 for Home Theaters – Press Release

September 29, 2010
Runco Introduces Value Series, LS-10 for Home Theaters – Press Release

Runco LS-10d/LS-10i Comment by Projector Reviews staff: The LS10 series is the first low-cost 3 chip 1080p from Runco.  MSRP starts at under $22,000.  We reviewed the LS-7 and LOVED it!  This new LS-1

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Sharp Introduces 3D Projector, XV-Z17000 – Press Release

September 28, 2010
Sharp Introduces 3D Projector, XV-Z17000 – Press Release

Sharp XV-Z17000 Comments by Projector Reviews staff: Not to be left out, Sharp also unveiled its first 3D ready projector at CEDIA last week, the XV-Z17000.  Projected availability, however, is not un

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Epson Adds New Technology/New Line for Customer Installers – Press Release

September 28, 2010
Epson Adds New Technology/New Line for Customer Installers – Press Release

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 21000 Comment by Projector Reviews staff: Epson, the recognized industry leader, has created a new line of home theater projectors, featuring 1080p 3LCD Reflective Technolo

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Sony VPL-VW90ES – 3D plus Runco D-73d and SIM2 3D Projectors

September 27, 2010
Sony VPL-VW90ES – 3D plus Runco D-73d and SIM2 3D Projectors

Greetings, back home now. Catch up tie starting with the new  Sony VPL-VW90ES. The flight back to the west coast, was long enough, and a full flight.  As soon as the guy in front of me is allowed to p

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Sony Introduces VPL-VWPRO1 Home Theater Projector – Press Release

September 27, 2010
Sony Introduces VPL-VWPRO1 Home Theater Projector – Press Release

Comments by Projector Reviews Staff: While 3D is the “latest and greatest” in home theater projectors, Sony has also introduced a new 2D home theater projector, the VPL-VWPRO1, a more affordable home

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Sony Enters 3D Home Cinema Market – Press Release

September 27, 2010
Sony Enters 3D Home Cinema Market – Press Release

Comment by Projector Reviews Staff: Not to be left behind in the wave of 3D home theater projectors entering the consumer market, Sony has introduced the new VPL-VW90ES at CEDIA.  Sony’s reputation in

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JVC Enters Low-Cost Home Theater Projector Market – Press Release

September 25, 2010
JVC Enters Low-Cost Home Theater Projector Market – Press Release

Comment by Projector Reviews Staff: Until now, JVC projectors have been priced at or above $5000 MSRP, making them too expensive for some home theater projector consumers to consider.  But JVC has now

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CEDIA Projectors – New from JVC 3 in 3D and one 2D

September 25, 2010
CEDIA Projectors – New from JVC 3 in 3D and one 2D

Hmm, my next stop was JVC.  I had to hoof it to the Omni hotel next to (a 15 minute walk from the show floor), because they always set up in a real theater or a hotel ballroom each year). OK, here’s t

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CEDIA Home Theater Projector Sightings –

September 25, 2010
CEDIA Home Theater Projector Sightings –

Greetings, from CEDIA in Atlanta! OK, I’m going to blow through a whole bunch of projectors (and things) I saw yesterday, and today.  I had hoped to get you all a good amount of detail on the new Epso

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JVC Announces New 3D Projector Models – Press Release

September 23, 2010
JVC Announces New 3D Projector Models – Press Release

Comment by Projector Reviews staff: JVC has entered the 3D projector market with the introduction of their new models, the DLA-RS60, DLA-RS50 and DLA-RS40 (for the Professional Products Group), and 3

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Epson Introduces PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 and 8700UB – Press Release

September 23, 2010
Epson Introduces PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 and 8700UB – Press Release

Comment by Projector Reviews Staff: We are very excited that Epson has today introduced two new 1080p home cinema projectors, the PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 and 8700UB, successors to their very popula

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Sanyo PLV-Z4000 clarification

September 23, 2010
Sanyo PLV-Z4000 clarification

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 n

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New projector commentary from CEDIA is coming, in the morning

September 23, 2010
New projector commentary from CEDIA is coming, in the morning

In my next blog – I got a look at the Epson Pro Cinema 31000, and the 9700UB (replaces the 9500UB), and the new JVCs, which will be the focus of that blog. Tomorrow I meet with Optoma, BenQ, Vivitek,

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Projector Press Releases

September 23, 2010
Projector Press Releases

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

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Projector Reviews was down today – sorry…

September 23, 2010
Projector Reviews was down today – sorry…

Greetings! 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, th

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Sharp XV-Z17000 3D Projector announced at CEDIA!

September 22, 2010
Sharp XV-Z17000 3D Projector announced at CEDIA!

Greetings everyone.  This is my first blog from CEDIA in Atlanta.  I arrived today, and just got back from the Sharp Press conference (the show exhibits open tomorrow). Sharp launches XV-Z17000 3D 108

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Digital Projection Launches dVision 35-WQXGA

September 18, 2010
Digital Projection Launches dVision 35-WQXGA

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

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Epson Home Cinema 21000 and Pro Cinema 31000, 61000 Projectors

September 17, 2010
Epson Home Cinema 21000 and Pro Cinema 31000, 61000 Projectors

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 man

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Epson Launching Nine New Home Theater Projectors at CEDIA

September 16, 2010
Epson Launching Nine New Home Theater Projectors at CEDIA

Greetings! Meet the new Epson Pro Cinema 31000 projector It’s almost CEDIA time, and today Epson gave us a lot of info on the nine new home theater projectors they will show next week. Prices are stil

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Sanyo Introduces PLV-Z4000 Projector

September 16, 2010
Sanyo Introduces PLV-Z4000 Projector

Comment by Projector Reviews staff: We recently reviewed the Sanyo PLV-Z4000 projector, the successor to their very popular PLV-Z3000.    Our conclusion was that the Z4000 is definitely an improved ve

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New Epson MovieMate 62 and MovieMate 85HD All-In-One Projectors Announced

September 16, 2010
New Epson MovieMate 62 and MovieMate 85HD All-In-One Projectors Announced

Comments by Projector Reviews staff: Epson Moviemate 62 all-in-one projector Epson continues to be the only major manufacturer of all-in-one home entertainment projectors.  Epson will be showing for t

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Optoma HD8600 Projector – Revisited – New Iris

September 14, 2010
Optoma HD8600 Projector – Revisited – New Iris

Greetings all, OK, I’m finished with the Optoma HD8600 projector.  They improved the firmware, affecting the Cinema 1 iris setting – it’s very smooth, but doesn’t lower the blacks as much as the troub

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Home Theater Projectors in the Pipeline: Sanyo PLV-Z4000…

September 2, 2010
Home Theater Projectors in the Pipeline: Sanyo PLV-Z4000…

Greetings, just a quick couple of notes –  folks.  We had received an Optoma HD8600 to check out their new dynamic iris software, but the unit arrived apparently freight damaged.   A replacement arriv

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Back to the Grind – Projector Reviews is busy – Pico Pocket and 3D

August 6, 2010
Back to the Grind – Projector Reviews is busy – Pico Pocket and 3D

Greetings!  OK, I’m back from a 2 week vacation – part of it at Lake Tahoe, a gorgeous place, looks even better than some of those HD videos. I figure it’s time to catch up, let you know what’s going

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Vivitek H5080 Home Projector – A First Look Review

June 17, 2010
Vivitek H5080 Home Projector – A First Look Review

Greetings all, Yes, I’ve been promising, and promising, so finally, here’s my two cents about the Vivitek 5080 projector.  It’s iris behaves differently than the almost identical Optoma HD8600.  The i

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From Infocomm: 3D Projectors and 3D Challenges

June 16, 2010
From Infocomm: 3D Projectors and 3D Challenges

3D Projectors were in abundance at Infocomm.  Most of these were small “business” projectors aimed, first at the K-12 Classroom market. Although most of the new 3D projectors announced were XGA or WXG

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InFocus SP8602 Projector – Dynamic Iris upgrade with new firmware

June 1, 2010
InFocus SP8602 Projector – Dynamic Iris upgrade with new firmware

Greetings, Sorry, wanted to get this up before the holiday weekend, oh well. The really short version is the iris action is much improved. It’s still not the least visible around, but in some troubles

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Runco! Finally Our First RUNCO Projector Review – LS7 First Look

May 20, 2010
Runco!  Finally Our First RUNCO Projector Review – LS7 First Look

Greetings and OMG, No, this won’t be a religious discussion, despite the OMG.   It’s been a 4 year struggle to convince Runco to let me review one of their projectors.  Oh, I did review the top of the

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InFocus SP8602 home projector – Iris update prelim

May 20, 2010
InFocus SP8602 home projector – Iris update prelim

Greetings, OK, as usual, I went out on a limb.  As I have done with a number of  awards in the past, I made a final decision on the value proposition of the InFocus SP8602 projector, based upon my dis

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It's Home Projector Time Again!

May 20, 2010
It's Home Projector Time Again!

Greetings everyone.  Hey, sorry I haven’t been around much the last 3 weeks.  After I got the 1080p Projector report posted, I had to delve right into a new report: The Classroom Projector Report (and

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Vivitek H5080 projector – coming soon

May 2, 2010
Vivitek H5080 projector – coming soon

OK, a group of you guys have been pounding me unmercifully to find out what differences there are between the Vivitek H5080 home theater projector, and the Optoma HD8200 projector we’ve already review

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3D Projectors – Where are we going?

April 22, 2010
3D Projectors – Where are we going?

Damn good question if you ask me.  I primarily attended NAB (national association of broadcasters) last week, to learn what I can about 3D, relating to our home theaters. I am pleased to say, I probab

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The 2010 Home Projector Comparison Report is Live

April 22, 2010
The 2010 Home Projector Comparison Report is Live

and still being worked on. Greetings all, I’m partially recovered from working on the report, as well as from the Coachella Music Festival this past weekend. BTW, my favorite performers (I only made t

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Home Theater Projector Comparison Report – 1080p Projectors 2010

April 16, 2010
Home Theater Projector Comparison Report – 1080p Projectors 2010

Greetings all, Well, sorry, I lied again.  I posted on the site that the big home theater projector report for 2010 would be up before I left for NAB.  Sadly, when I set down the computer at 4am Monda

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BenQ W1000 Home Theater Projector – A First Look Review

March 11, 2010
BenQ W1000 Home Theater Projector – A First Look Review

Finally!   Yes, we’ve all been waiting for the BenQ W1000, their $999 1080p entry level projector.  First question is, was it worth the wait? This may surprise some of you, but yes, it was.  My expect

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Epson Home Cinema 8500UB Projector, 9500UB Projector Redline update

March 8, 2010
Epson Home Cinema 8500UB Projector, 9500UB Projector Redline update

Greetings Epson fans? OK, I’m still getting some emails, asking current status, and finally, I got a “the word” out of Epson Friday (or was it late Thursday)? Per Epson, the problem has been fixed, th

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Projectors – More Projectors Arrived. More Projector Reivews coming

March 7, 2010
Projectors – More Projectors Arrived. More Projector Reivews coming

Greetings Projector fans, here’s the latest version of the review schedule.    An  old quote comes to mind:  “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” That is to say, I’m still slammed, a

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BENQ W1000 Projector! – It's Arrived, At last!

March 7, 2010
BENQ W1000 Projector! – It's Arrived, At last!

Yes, the $999 BenQ home theater projector, the W1000, has finally landed on my doorstep (Friday afternoon).  I watched it last night for the first time, but not ready to comment.  (Other than it’s def

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InFocus SP8602 projector review update

March 7, 2010
InFocus SP8602 projector review update

The InFocus has left the building. Greetings all.  Actually, the review has gone quite nicely, but for one thing.  The maximum lumens I have been able to measure with the SP8602 is 952, and that’s dyn

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JVC DLA-RS15 – a First Look Projector Review

March 7, 2010
JVC DLA-RS15 – a First Look Projector Review

Greetings one and all, Ahh, finally getting around to the JVC RS15 (aka JVC HD550 with only minor changes).  As with my review this year of the JVC RS25, we’re dealing with evolution here, not revolut

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Quick update LG full review:

February 19, 2010
Quick update LG full review:

Greetings all,  Bad news for those urgently waiting for the CF181D review. Well, I’ll be late with it.  I had said late tonight, for posting, but that’s not going to happen now.  At least I have what

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LG CF181D – First Look – Home Theater Projector Review

February 18, 2010
LG CF181D – First Look – Home Theater Projector Review

Greetings, Well, the most frustrating thing about reviewing the LG CF181D home theater projector has definitely been figuring out how to lay my hands on one.  A two and a half month effort finally obt

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Projector Review: A First Look – BenQ W600 projector

February 12, 2010
Projector Review: A First Look – BenQ W600 projector

BenQ W600 – 720p, DLP and 3D ready projector! Greetings sportfans! What have we here? The BenQ W600 (which they sent me despite my best efforts to obtain the W1000 that everyone has been asking for),

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Projectors for Review in February 2010 – Home Theater Projectors

February 10, 2010
Projectors for Review in February 2010 – Home Theater Projectors

Greetings one, and all, OK, due to some typical “dynamics” things keep changing around here, regarding what projectors are about to be reviewed.  I haven’t mentioned this, since yesterday, and things

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Epson Home Cinema 8500UB Projector, Pro 9500UB Red Lines Solved

February 8, 2010
Epson Home Cinema 8500UB Projector, Pro 9500UB Red Lines Solved

Greetings all, OK, had a brief conference call with Epson a couple of hours ago.  I think I got everything straight, but I was on my cell phone, out of my office, at the time.  (no notes). Here’s the

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BenQ W600 3D 720p home projector – just arrived!

February 6, 2010
BenQ W600 3D 720p home projector – just arrived!

Greetings all, I’ve been remiss in terms of keeping you all posted as to what’s coming.   So, here’s the plan, starting with the BenQ W600.  That’s right, it’s 3DTV time! I just hooked up the low cost

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Home Cinema 8500UB projector – Red lines issue

January 28, 2010
Home Cinema 8500UB projector – Red lines issue

Greetings all, OK, to summarize, it’s been reported on avsforum, and probably others, that a small number of Epson 8500ub (and 9500ub?) projectors are sporting some vertical red lines and possibly oth

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Home Theater Projector – JVC DLA-RS1 – used, for Sale. Projector Screens too!

January 26, 2010
Home Theater Projector – JVC DLA-RS1 – used, for Sale. Projector Screens too!

Greetings home theater fans everywhere! I’ve got a possible deal for those of you actively shopping for a great value, and considering used projectors! Mike Rollett, whom many of you know off, does al

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Cinetron HD700 Home Theater Projector – A First Look Review

January 20, 2010
Cinetron HD700 Home Theater Projector – A First Look Review

Greetings, A Cine-what?  Ok, stop that, this is actually their second projector.  The first I saw a couple few years ago.   I had originally planned to just blog about this Cinetron HD700. Let me poin

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'twas 20 years ago today, Sergeant Pepper Taught His Band to Play… online?

January 18, 2010
'twas 20 years ago today, Sergeant Pepper Taught His Band to Play… online?

Greetings Sportsfans 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 to

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Sony VPL-VW85 – A First Look Projector Review

December 29, 2009
Sony VPL-VW85 – A First Look Projector Review

Greetings and happy holidays. Well, looks like the full review won’t publish until after the new year, but meantime, I figured it was time to tantalize you a bit. For those not familiar, the Sony VPL-

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Wireless HDMI from Gefen: GTV-WirelessHD device

December 18, 2009
Wireless HDMI from Gefen:  GTV-WirelessHD device

Greetings:  You know how that song goes: “I’m so excited, I just can’t hide it…” Well, folks that’s how I’m feeling so far about the lossless, wireless HDMI solution from Gefen.  I’ve tested it, so

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Epson's MovieMate 60 – the perfect stocking stuffer? Sony VPL-VW85, LG CF181D

December 18, 2009
Epson's MovieMate 60 – the perfect stocking stuffer?  Sony VPL-VW85, LG CF181D

Greetings and happy holidays to all! Well, no rest for the wicked, as they say.   I received two more projectors in, to complete the reviews of, by year end.  Plus below, I’ll let you know what else i

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Vivitek H1080FD Entry Level for the Home – A First Look – Projector Review

December 12, 2009
Vivitek H1080FD Entry Level for the Home – A First Look – Projector Review

Greetings sports fans (movie fans too). OK, finally, I received the 2nd, of the first three  $999 1080p home theater projectors.  I’ve already reviewed the HD20, and managed to hang on to it for the f

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Vivitek H1080FD Projector – We finally lay our hands on the newest version

December 8, 2009
Vivitek H1080FD Projector – We finally lay our hands on the newest version

Greetings! OK the Vivitek H1080FD home theater projector finally arrived. Mike’s got it and will bring it back tomorrow all nicely measured and calibrated.  Look for a blog on Thursday, with first imp

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Optoma HD8600 Home Theater Projector – A First Look Review

December 4, 2009
Optoma HD8600 Home Theater Projector – A First Look Review

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  o

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HC3800 projector – Availability

December 1, 2009
HC3800 projector – Availability

Greetings all, As per my comment in a previous blog about the HC3800, I’m getting the word from Mitsubishi that dealers will be starting to get the “new improved” units as soon as early next week.  I

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Mitsubishi HC3800 Home Theater Projector – Update

November 30, 2009
Mitsubishi HC3800 Home Theater Projector – Update

Greetings all, This is a quick blog, with only two things to discuss. I received a full production HC3800 last week, and have been enjoying it.   I sent it out to Mike, who calibrated it.  As expected

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BenQ W6000 Home Theater Projector – Just Got Better!

November 25, 2009
BenQ W6000 Home Theater Projector – Just Got Better!

Greetings all, Another promised update for you! I received another BenQ W6000 which I picked up at BenQ a few days ago.   Similar comments  about the BenQ W6000 projector have already been placed in t

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Panasonic PT-AE4000 vs Epson Home Cinema 8500UB Comparison is posted

November 25, 2009
Panasonic PT-AE4000 vs Epson Home Cinema 8500UB Comparison is posted

Hi everyone, 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!   L

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The Plasma TV is Dead? Long Live the Projector! California Bureaucrats have decided!

November 20, 2009
The Plasma TV is Dead? Long Live the Projector!  California Bureaucrats have decided!

Greetings, breaking news (yesterday), here from California. Hmm, up for a rant?  I find this news about setting energy requirements for TVs to be most annoying so, here goes:  BTW, the CEDIA organizat

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Until Black Friday Only – A deal from BenQ – GP1 projector

November 19, 2009
Until Black Friday Only – A deal from BenQ – GP1 projector

Greetings all, OK, this is a stocking stuffer, for those of you with portable tastes, you can save $100 for the next week, if the BenQ GP1 “lights your fire”. BenQ's GP1 Projector: 100+ lumens in

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What's new – what's in the works, Mitsubishi HC3800 video clip, Epson etc.

November 18, 2009
What's new – what's in the works, Mitsubishi HC3800 video clip, Epson etc.

Greetings all. Just a heads up.  For the next roughly 3 days, I won’t be checking the blogs, and responding, sorry, but will try to catch up on the weekend. In the meantime, I have just finished worki

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Home Theater Projector Pricing Update – Epson Home Cinema 8500UB, BenQ W6000

November 11, 2009
Home Theater Projector Pricing Update – Epson Home Cinema 8500UB, BenQ W6000

Greetings all, I’m taking a break from playing with the PT-AE4000 for some pricing updates. As some of you know, there were two real surprises this fall.  First, Optoma introduced the HD20 at $999 (an

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Panasonic PT-AE4000 Home Theater Projector – A First Look review

November 9, 2009
Panasonic PT-AE4000 Home Theater Projector – A First Look review

Greetings everyone! OK, I know a lot of folks have been waiting quite a while for this especially with the first online review of the PT-AE4000 published what is now several weeks ago.  And since I’m

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JVC review – not ready yet

November 6, 2009
JVC review – not ready yet

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 summ

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A Slight Delay: RS25 Review

November 5, 2009
A Slight Delay:  RS25 Review

UPDATE: The JVC DLA-RS25 review has been posted! Greetings all, Well, it seems, as usual, despite the best laid plans, the JVC RS25 review is not going to go live tonight.  Look for it tomorrow, proba

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Something different: VApex 106" Diagonal Projector Screen – A bargain for the bucks

November 3, 2009
Something different:  VApex 106" Diagonal Projector Screen – A bargain for the bucks

Guest Blog by Mike Rollet 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 deal

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JVC DLA-RS25 and HD-950 Projectors – A First Look Review

November 1, 2009
JVC DLA-RS25 and HD-950 Projectors – A First Look Review

Greetings, I’m a couple of days late, but hopefully this “first look” was worth the wait.  The JVC RS25 arrived, and headed over to Mike’s for calibration before I ever got it out of the box.  Mike to

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Next Up A First Look at the JVC DLA-RS25, PT-AE4000 Update… Video

October 29, 2009
Next Up A First Look at the JVC DLA-RS25,  PT-AE4000 Update… Video

UPDATE: The JVC DLA-RS25 review has been posted! Greetings people! Ok, as usual, I’m a bit behind the curve.  I’m in the midst of the competitors page for the Epson review, and have some additional im

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Epson Home Cinema 8500UB and Pro Cinema 9500UB Finally Posted

October 22, 2009
Epson Home Cinema 8500UB and Pro Cinema 9500UB Finally Posted

Hi folks,  Well, I had intended to get the Epson review up for you all by about 7 or 8pm here on the west coast, but, just too much to do, to complete it, so finally, it made it live just after midnig

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Slight delay on Epson projector review publication

October 21, 2009
Slight delay on Epson projector review publication

UPDATE: The Epson Home Cinema 8500UB and Pro Cinema 9500UB review has been posted! Greetings all, I had hoped to post (and mentioned in a previous blog) the Epson Home Cinema 8500UB and Pro Cinema 950

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Epson Home Cinema 8500UB, Pro Cinema 9500UB – A First Look Projector Review

October 16, 2009
Epson Home Cinema 8500UB, Pro Cinema 9500UB – A First Look Projector Review

UPDATE: The Epson Home Cinema 8500UB and Pro Cinema 9500UB review has been posted. Greetings home theater projector fans. OK, here’s what I’ve got for you.  I received a sample (no, not production) of

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October and November Home Theater Projector Reviews Scheduled

October 15, 2009
October and November Home Theater Projector Reviews Scheduled

UPDATE: The Epson Pro Cinema 9500UB and JVC DLA-RS25 projector reviews have been posted! OK everyone, this is just a quick heads up, As usual it’s crunch time in the projector review world as most new

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The Epson Home Cinema 8500UB and Pro Cinema 9500UB Projectors – The Eagle has Landed

October 15, 2009
The Epson Home Cinema 8500UB and Pro Cinema 9500UB Projectors – The Eagle has Landed

UPDATE: The Epson Home Cinema 8500UB and Pro Cinema 9500UB projector review has been posted. Greetings all, The Epson Pro Cinema 9500UB – should be impressive! No, this isn’t a first look blog.  Just

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Panasonic PT-AE4000 Projector Announced Today: At $1999

October 8, 2009
Panasonic PT-AE4000 Projector Announced Today: At $1999

Greetings all, Well, the speculation is over, the US will get the PT-AE4000. Panasonic’s New PT-AE4000 only $1999 Most of the conjecture about why The Panasonic PT-AE4000 wasn’t announced at CEDIA is

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Epson Home Cinema 8100 Projector – A First Look review

September 30, 2009
Epson Home Cinema 8100 Projector – A First Look review

UPDATE: The Epson Home Cinema 8100 projector review has been posted. Greetings all! OK, this is probably a bit premature – even for a first look, but, hey, I’ve received a fair number of emails tellin

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InFocus ScreenPlay 8602 Home Theater Projector – A First Look review

September 28, 2009
InFocus ScreenPlay 8602 Home Theater Projector – A First Look review

Greetings, OK, getting an early look at the new InFocus ScreenPlay 8602 was much fun.  Before I get started, a quick note.  The Mitsubishi HC3800 home theater projector review will publish early this

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New Home Theater Projectors – Review Activity Update

September 17, 2009
New Home Theater Projectors – Review Activity Update

UPDATE: The BenQ W6000 and  Mitsubishi HC3800 projector reviews have been posted. Greetings! OK, here’s the lastest.  Lots of new home theater projectors to review, the next couple of months! BenQ W60

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Epson Home Cinema 705HD Projector Announcement – Review to come Later

September 17, 2009
Epson Home Cinema 705HD Projector Announcement – Review to come Later

OK, it’s Sept. 17, 2009, and someone has just announced a new 720p projector.  That’s the first one in quite a while, and the pricing is rather nice.  MAP pricing is $749. The new model, of course, is

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CEDIA 2009 – New Home Theater Projectors – Part 2 Epson, Mitsubishi, Sharp, Sony, more…

September 16, 2009
CEDIA 2009 – New Home Theater Projectors – Part 2 Epson, Mitsubishi, Sharp, Sony, more…

I’m back with Part 2. Sorry for the delay, had to run to the Apple store due to my MacBook overheating. Life is good again.  And I had to finalize and post two biz projector reviews. Below:  (note, I’

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CEDIA 2009 – New Home Theater Projectors – Part 1

September 15, 2009
CEDIA 2009 – New Home Theater Projectors – Part 1

Greetings all, Well, I survived CEDIA, once again.  I hate east coast trade shows (ok, I know the east coast people probably think the same about west coast shows).   It means an extra day, and while

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BenQ W6000 Home Theater Projector "First Look" Review

September 13, 2009
BenQ W6000 Home Theater Projector "First Look" Review

UPDATE: The BenQ W6000 projector review has been posted. The BenQ W6000 is one of 3 new 1080p projector offerings from BenQ. Front view of the $2799 BenQ W6000 DLP projector There’s a lower cost – $99

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Epson Home Cinema 8100 and Pro Cinema 9100 Projectors – Quick look

September 7, 2009
Epson Home Cinema 8100 and Pro Cinema 9100 Projectors – Quick look

UPDATE: The Epson Home Cinema 8100 projector review has been posted. Greetings, The Home Cinema 8100 and Pro Cinema 9100 projectors are very similar.  In fact there are only a few differences which I’

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Epson Home Cinema 8500UB and Pro Cinema 9500UB Projectors – Details

September 6, 2009
Epson Home Cinema 8500UB and Pro Cinema 9500UB Projectors – Details

UPDATE: The Epson Home Cinema 8500UB and Pro Cinema 9500UB Review has been posted. Greetings all, Time to share some info about the four new Epson 1080p projectors.  Not long ago, I got a briefing on

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Mitsubishi HC3800 Home Theater Projector "First Look"

September 6, 2009
Mitsubishi HC3800 Home Theater Projector "First Look"

UPDATE: The Mitsubishi HC3800 projector review has been posted. Oh, I like this one! And I’ve been working with an engineering sample of the Mitsubishi HC3800. Angle photo of Mitsubishi HC3800 home th

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New Home Theater Projectors I won't get for my Birthday

September 4, 2009
New Home Theater Projectors I won't get for my Birthday

I’m back.  Should have included this in the last blog. While BenQ, Sony, Optoma, and others have sent me projectors for my birthday (yeah, I have to give them back), here are a couple of folks who won

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New Home Theater Projectors for my Birthday

September 4, 2009
New Home Theater Projectors for my Birthday

Greetings all, Well, I”m buried in new home theater projectors.  Tomorrow really kicks off the college football season, so I’ll likely start with one (BenQ W6000) for the first game of the day – Penn

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Optoma HD20 Projector "First Look" – 1080p for under $1000!

August 28, 2009
Optoma HD20 Projector "First Look" – 1080p for under $1000!

UPDATE: The Optoma HD20 Review has been posted. The Optoma HD20 home theater projector is one of three announced 1080p projectors with a price tag under $1000! That alone is cause for some celebration

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The Art of Home Theater Projectors takes a week off

August 3, 2009
The Art of Home Theater Projectors takes a week off

Greetings all, Just wanted to warn you all,  that I’m on a family vacation this week. I won’t be able to answer comments that contain questions, nor emails that come in to projectorreviews.com. Hang i

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Samsung SP-A600 Projector – A "First Look"

August 2, 2009
Samsung SP-A600 Projector – A "First Look"

UPDATE: The Samsung SP-A600 Review has been posted. Greetings all, I’m a little late with getting this out, as I’m pretty much done with the Samung SP-A600, except for the writing of the review. Here’

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Samsung SP-A600 1080P Projector – Round 2

July 21, 2009
Samsung SP-A600 1080P Projector – Round 2

UPDATE: The Samsung SP-A600 Review has been posted. OK, the first SP-A600which arrived a couple of weeks ago, was an early engineering sample.  After much debate, Mike and I decided not to review it.

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Epson Ensemble HD 6500UB, 6100, and new pricing

June 29, 2009
Epson Ensemble HD 6500UB, 6100, and new pricing

UPDATE: The Ensemble HD Review has been posted. Greetings all, This blog will be short (well, short for something I write)!  I’ve already posted an article on the new configurations of the Ensemble HD

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Infocomm 2009 – A few new home theater projectors announced

June 26, 2009
Infocomm 2009 – A few new home theater projectors announced

Greetings again! I’m going to keep almost all of this piece to the home theater side of what was shown at Infocomm 2009.  There was far more action – as expected, on the business side, with many dozen

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Samsung SP-A600 Projector arrives – an engineering sample

June 26, 2009
Samsung SP-A600 Projector arrives – an engineering sample

UPDATE: The Samsung SP-A600 Review has been posted. Greetings! The other day, I received an early engineering sample of the Samsung SP-A600.  I fired it up yesterday for the first time. Now I’ve got a

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An HDMI Switcher For Some of Us – A personal tale

June 4, 2009
An HDMI Switcher For Some of Us – A personal tale

Greetings! I just bought a new HDMI switcher, and since I do get a number of emails with questions about switchers, I thought a blog was in order.  From a practical standpoint, I brought in the switch

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Sharp XV-Z15000 Home Theater Projector First Look!

June 2, 2009
Sharp XV-Z15000 Home Theater Projector First Look!

UPDATE: The Sharp XV-Z15000 Review has been posted. Greetings all, I’ve been playing with the XV-Z15000 for more than a week now.  The Sharp XV-Z15000 projector is Sharp’s low cost 1080p DLP home thea

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Sony VPL-VW70 Home Theater Projector – First Look

May 11, 2009
Sony VPL-VW70 Home Theater Projector – First Look

UPDATE: The Sony VPL-VW70 Review has been posted. Greetings all! The VPL-VW70 supposedly replaced the VW60 at the end of last year, although VW60’s still seem to be available.   I’ve had the VPL-VW70

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Epson Home Cinema 6500 UB – CFI – Creative Frame Interpolation Final

May 11, 2009
Epson Home Cinema 6500 UB – CFI – Creative Frame Interpolation Final

Greetings all, OK, I’m a bit late on this one, but finally ready to put the CFI issue to rest. For those new, I’ve written a number of blogs on creative frame interpolation, and some of the issues.  O

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Epson Home Cinema 6500UB – CFI revisited with new firmware

May 6, 2009
Epson Home Cinema 6500UB – CFI revisited with new firmware

Greetings all! I have now installed the 1.09 firmware upgrade for the Epson Home Cinema 6500UB and Pro Cinema 7500UB, and have preliminary comments regarding the CFI – creative frame interpolation cha

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New CFI fix for Epson Home Cinema 6500 UB, Pro Cinema 7500 UB

May 1, 2009
New CFI fix for Epson Home Cinema 6500 UB, Pro Cinema 7500 UB

Greetings all, Epson has just emailed me the new 1.09 firmware, with “fixes” to their creative frame interpolation.  This is just a heads up.  I’m going to try to get around to installing it tomorrow,

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Sony VPL-VW70 projector – at long last

April 29, 2009
Sony VPL-VW70 projector – at long last

UPDATE: The Sony VPL-VW70 Review has been posted. Greetings! I had originally hoped to to have reviewed Sony’s VPL-VW70 in time for the 1080 Projector Comparison Report, that published last month.  Al

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Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray player being reviewed!

April 29, 2009
Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray player being reviewed!

UPDATE: The Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray player Review has been posted. Greetings all! Up until recently Blu-ray players have pretty much been limited to the major brands like Sony, Pioneer and Panasonic.  Opp

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New Epson Ensemble HD 1080 systems announced

April 28, 2009
New Epson Ensemble HD 1080 systems announced

UPDATE: The Epson Ensemble HD Home Theater system Review has been posted. Greetings, As many of you know, I don’t blog very often about new projector announcements, but today is an exception.  Earlier

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InFocus gets a new life?

April 14, 2009
InFocus gets a new life?

Greetings! Yesterday, InFocus announced that it was being acquired by private company IHC, which is controlled by John Hui, one of the original co-founders of eMachines (a maker of low cost PCs, that

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Optoma HD8200 Home Theater Projector – a Second Look

March 26, 2009
Optoma HD8200 Home Theater Projector – a Second Look

UPDATE: The Optoma HD8200 Review has been posted. Greetings! Confused yet?  The reason I’ve titled this a “Second Look” despite having not written a first look: My opinion of this projector has change

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InFocus IN83 vs. JVC DLA-RS10, HD350

March 19, 2009
InFocus IN83 vs. JVC DLA-RS10, HD350

Greetings again! One more comparson added to the report:  The InFocus IN83 vs. the JVC DLA-RS10 and their HD350.  The best in color accuracy – the InFocus, takes on the JVC RS10 with its excellent bla

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Epson 6500UB, 7500UB vs. JVC DLA-RS20, HD750 posted

March 19, 2009
Epson 6500UB, 7500UB vs. JVC DLA-RS20, HD750 posted

Greetings all, I’m still churning out those side by side comparisons and adding them to the 1080p Projector Comparison Report.  You’ll access this projector comparison with the others, from the Compar

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1080p Projector Comparison Report is Live – At last

March 14, 2009
1080p Projector Comparison Report is Live – At last

Greetings, This is just a quick note for those of you getting our RSS feed.  The rather massive 1080p projector report went live 3 minutes ago. Naturally, it’s not fully proofed, more links, and more

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March Madness: Sanyo PLV-Z3000 Scores with Another Rebate

March 9, 2009
March Madness: Sanyo PLV-Z3000 Scores with Another Rebate

Greetings!  (this has been updated on 3/10/09) While it’s most difficult for me to keep track of selling prices of dozens of home theater projectors, every once in a while something price related come

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1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report – Update

March 8, 2009
1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report – Update

UPDATE: The full 1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report has been posted. Greetings all, OK, I’ve been getting emails asking when the report will be posted.  I’ve got good news and bad. The goo

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Defocus time again – Epson Home Cinema 6500UB, et. al.

February 17, 2009
Defocus time again – Epson Home Cinema 6500UB, et. al.

Greetings everyone! OK, time to weigh back in on the Epson, and for that matter general issue of projector focus. I’m about ready to bury this issue.  For Epson owners and those considering – they hav

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Optoma HD8200 has arrived for review

February 14, 2009
Optoma HD8200 has arrived for review

UPDATE: The 1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report and the Optoma HD8200 Review have been posted. Greetings all, Yes, many of you have been asking, and it finally arrived yesterday.  Because I

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My JVC RS20 has landed! Psst: Anyone want to buy a used RS1?

February 14, 2009
My JVC RS20 has landed!  Psst: Anyone want to buy a used RS1?

Greetings all, A number of you expressed interest in my RS1, when I first mentioned in a blog over a month ago, that if the RS20 lived up to it’s hype, that I’d probably buy one. Well, the RS20 certai

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JVC DLA-RS20 – and HD750 Home Theater Projector: First Look!

January 23, 2009
JVC DLA-RS20 – and HD750 Home Theater Projector: First Look!

UPDATE: The JVC DLA-RS20 Review has been posted. Greetings all! The first thing I want to say, is that I would have liked to spend a bit more time familiarizing myself with the JVC DLA-RS20 before wri

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Epson 6500UB, 6100, TW5000, PLV-Z3000 de-focusing

January 21, 2009
Epson 6500UB, 6100, TW5000, PLV-Z3000 de-focusing

Greetings all, I promised images from my testing of the defocusing issue.  Due to the narrow width of the blog, and my images all being resized, I have created a page on our website, that you can link

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Another issue? Epson Home Cinema 6500UB de-focusing

January 20, 2009
Another issue? Epson Home Cinema 6500UB de-focusing

Greetings Everyone! Thought I would take a break from watching the “event of the century” – Obama’s Inauguration, to chime in on this new issue, that Evan over at Projector Central posted yesterday.  

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JVC DLA-RS10 and DLA-RS20 projectors have arrived!

January 19, 2009
JVC DLA-RS10 and DLA-RS20 projectors have arrived!

Both the JVC RS20 and RS10 – officially the DLA-RS20, and DLA-RS10 – have arrived. Note also that these two home theater projectors are from JVC’s Pro division.  Similar models – with almost no differ

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Epson Home Cinema 6500UB, Pro Cinema 7500UB, TW5000, Frame Interpolation

January 12, 2009
Epson Home Cinema 6500UB, Pro Cinema 7500UB, TW5000, Frame Interpolation

Greetings! Had two meetings at CES with the folks at Epson.  The first was a general one, but the second one, was completely focused on the frame interpolation issues that I have been discussing in th

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Back from CES – catching up on comments – JVC, Optoma review units coming

January 12, 2009
Back from CES – catching up on comments – JVC, Optoma review units coming

Greetings all, OK, five days in Las Vegas, at the CES show.  Not much in new home theater projectors – and not much was expected as most new projectors were announce at CEDIA in September. Of note, Op

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Happy New Year – shutting down now, until Saturday

December 31, 2008
Happy New Year – shutting down now, until Saturday

Greetings! This is it, for 2008.  First thanks to all of you for a very successful year for ProjectorReviews.com.  We saw a 30% increase in visitor traffic, and pumped out more reviews than any previo

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Epson Home Cinema 6100 Projector: First Look

December 31, 2008
Epson Home Cinema 6100 Projector: First Look

Greetings all, I know at least a few of you have been patiently waiting for this The Epson Home Cinema 6100 – lots of bang for your buck! Epson Home Cinema 6100 projector blog, and almost all of you w

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Epson Home Cinema 6500UB – Brightness – and new meter

December 27, 2008
Epson Home Cinema 6500UB – Brightness – and new meter

Greetings everyone, Ahh, issues, issues.  As many of you know, in the first blog on the Epson Home Cinema 6500UB, I reported preliminary brightness readings, taken by Mike, with his new light meter.  

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Last blog – Epson 6500 UB, 7500 UB, TW5000 frame interpolation

December 26, 2008
Last blog – Epson 6500 UB, 7500 UB, TW5000 frame interpolation

Greetings, OK! This is one more update, and summary, with my latest “thoughts” on the frame interpolation, and related issues on the Home Cinema 6500 UB, the Pro Cinema 7500 UB, and the european versi

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Home Cinema 6500 UB – More on frame interpolation

December 25, 2008
Home Cinema 6500 UB – More on frame interpolation

Greetings – It’s Christmas Day, but a reviewer’s work is never done.  (beware, this blog is long and rambling) I realize most people reading this have read the three previous blogs on the 6500 UB.  Le

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A bit more on frame interpolation with the Epson Home Cinema 6500 UB

December 25, 2008
A bit more on frame interpolation with the Epson Home Cinema 6500 UB

Greetings and Merry Christmas (It just turned Dec. 25th here, right before I posted this.)  And happy holidays. OK, a bit more on the epson’s frame interpolation.  As I have answered, in a couple of c

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Epson Home Cinema 6500 UB – Second Look – Frame Interpolation plus

December 24, 2008
Epson Home Cinema 6500 UB – Second Look – Frame Interpolation plus

Greetings all, OK, the review has progressed quite a bit, and the initial “shock and awe” has worn off.  This blog will primarily address the creative frame interpolation and 4:4 pull-down, as we have

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Epson Home Cinema 6500UB – First Look!

December 22, 2008
Epson Home Cinema 6500UB – First Look!

Greetings home theater projector fans, And happy holidays from our family at ProjectorReviews.com.  The Epson Home Cinema 6500UB has finally arrived.  (OK, I had to drive to Long Beach, CA, to pick it

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New light meter – the better to measure your favorite projector

December 22, 2008
New light meter – the better to measure your favorite projector

Greetings everyone! Just a quick heads up, about some changes in terms of our published measurements of projectors.   MIke, who took over doing our measurements and calibration of projectors this past

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Gefen Wireless HDMI extender review – delayed

December 13, 2008
Gefen Wireless HDMI extender review – delayed

Greetings,  Just a quick note.  The wireless Gefen HDMI solution arrived, and I hooked it up in my large theater.  It didn’t take long to find a couple of issues. (but it does work!)  A quick call to

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JVC DLA-RS10 projector review now set

December 12, 2008
JVC DLA-RS10 projector review now set

Greetings all, Some good news.  I just received a few minutes ago, an email from the folks at JVC.  They will be sending me a JVC DLA-RS10, sometime next week, for review. By then, the Optoma HD806 wi

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Catching Up: Next Reviews – Optoma Epson, DVDO … other issues

December 11, 2008
Catching Up: Next Reviews – Optoma Epson, DVDO … other issues

Greetings all,  Well, I’m slammed with emails asking about when the Epson 6100 and 6500 UB will be reviewed.  I’m still waiting, like all the other reviewers, for Epson to release review units.  As of

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Sanyo PLV-Z3000 projector – First Look

December 2, 2008
Sanyo PLV-Z3000 projector – First Look

Greetings everyone!  Hope everyone enjoyed the long Thanksgiving weekend (US only…). The Sanyo projector has been in use since the weekend.  I still haven’t spent a great deal of time watching movie

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Sony VPL-HW10 projector for home theater – first look

December 1, 2008
Sony VPL-HW10 projector for home theater – first look

Greetings all, OK, it’s true, this isn’t a first look.  I’ve been so slammed reviewing projectors, that I never got around to doing a normal “first look” about half way though the review process.   Th

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Mitsubishi HC7000 projector – First Look

November 19, 2008
Mitsubishi HC7000 projector – First Look

Greetings! I’m a bit late, getting around to this First Look, as the full review will publish tomorrow night.  As a result, I’ll keep this short, so I can get back to the write up of the review. First

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PT-AE3000U review to post tomorrow night

November 3, 2008
PT-AE3000U review to post tomorrow night

Greetings all, Click here, for the PT-AE3000 projector complete review. OK, sorry for the delay.  As you may have read, we are redesigning our review layout.  We expect most of you will like the new o

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Panasonic PT-AE3000U Home Theater Projector – First Look

October 30, 2008
Panasonic PT-AE3000U Home Theater Projector – First Look

Update:  Click for the PT-AE3000 review which has been posted.   Greetings all, I know many of you have been waiting for this one.  Well, I’ve got lots of news, and some may surprise you. Let me prefa

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Panasonic PT-AE3000U has arrived!

October 27, 2008
Panasonic PT-AE3000U has arrived!

At last, the PT-AE3000U is in house, and powered up.  First serious viewing tonight will be Monday Night Football, followed by checking out some movie clips before the projector gets calibrated.  Tomo

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BenQ W5000 projector – Image noise update

October 20, 2008
BenQ W5000 projector – Image noise update

Greetings everyone, I know a number of you have been waiting for this.  Finally BenQ sent another W5000 to me, to see if the image noise issue has been dealt with.  This BenQ has the 2.01 firmware, wh

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Restructuring our home theater projector reviews – feedback welcomed

October 19, 2008
Restructuring our home theater projector reviews – feedback welcomed

Greetings all, In studying our visitors’ habits while reading my projector reviews I have noticed several patterns.  I believe they call for a review redesign, and I’ll appreciate getting feedback bef

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Panasonic cuts price on PT-AX200U 720p home theater projector!

October 16, 2008
Panasonic cuts price on PT-AX200U 720p home theater projector!

Greetings,  Time to also mention the price drop on the PT-AX200U home theater projector.  According to dealers the new MAP price – which pretty much establishes the high price online, is now $999, dow

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Sanyo PLV-Z3000, Epson Home Cinema 6500 UB, Mitsubishi HC7000 pricing

October 16, 2008
Sanyo PLV-Z3000, Epson Home Cinema 6500 UB, Mitsubishi HC7000 pricing

Greetings, As everyone in the market for a “top of the line” 3LCD home theater projector realizes, the major new projector entries, notably the Epson Home Cinema 6500UB, the Sanyo PLV-Z3000 and the Mi

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Panasonic PT-AE3000U Projector News – Oh, what a price!

October 16, 2008
Panasonic PT-AE3000U Projector News –  Oh, what a price!

Greetings everyone! I learned yesterday, from one Panasonic PT-AE3000U, authorized dealer, and then confirmed it with another: Panasonic has set the MAP price (minimum advertised price) for the PT-AE3

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Mitsubishi HC6500 Home Theater Projector – A first look!

October 13, 2008
Mitsubishi HC6500 Home Theater Projector – A first look!

Greetings all, I’ve been running the new Mitsubishi HC6500 projector since late last week. After a few hours of watching before calibration, it was calibrated, and I’ve spent much of the weekend enjoy

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Home Theater Projector Reviews: Coming Up soon, Comparison

October 10, 2008
Home Theater Projector Reviews:  Coming Up soon, Comparison

Greetings everyone, It’s that time of year again.  Most of the major home theater projector manufacturers rolled out their new projectors at CEDIA, with a few projectors shipping immediately, but most

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Sanyo PLV-Z60 720p Home Theater Projector – A First Look

September 30, 2008
Sanyo PLV-Z60 720p Home Theater Projector – A First Look

So far, not a whole lot of surprises with Sanyo’s PLV-60 which started shipping a few days ago. First a brief description: The PLV-Z60 is a 720p home theater projector, that uses 3LCD technology. It’s

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Sanyo PLV-Z3000 home theater projector – loaded with features

September 24, 2008
Sanyo PLV-Z3000 home theater projector – loaded with features

OK folks, I’m just back from LA, where Sanyo was showing off their PLV-Z3000, their flagship home theater projector, and of course their other two recently announced models, the PLV-Z60 and PLV-Z700.

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Sanyo PLV-Z3000 – finally announced, with big time contrast

September 23, 2008
Sanyo PLV-Z3000 – finally announced, with big time contrast

Greetings, OK, I’m a few days late on this, but for those that didn’t catch the “news” elsewhere, last Thursday, Sanyo finally announced the expected PLV-Z3000, their new high end, 1080p home theater

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BenQ W20000 Home Theater Projector – A first look

September 13, 2008
BenQ W20000 Home Theater Projector – A first look

I’ve been blogging and writing CEDIA related stuff for the last week, but, that doesn’t mean reviewing projectors is on hold. The BenQ W20000 arrived days before CEDIA, and Mike calibrated it. I’ve lo

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How "ironical" – Size matters, but can you tell: Toshiba vs. JVC projectors

September 10, 2008
How "ironical" – Size matters, but can you tell: Toshiba vs. JVC projectors

OK, a little levity here.  I just posted a blog on the new JVC’s and earlier, one on the tiny LED projectors.  When viewing the front page of my blog, I was struck by the respective photos. Both proje

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JVC launches two (pairs) of new home theater projectors – DLA-RS10 and DLA-HD350, and DLA-RS20 and DLA-HD750

September 10, 2008
JVC launches two (pairs) of new home theater projectors – DLA-RS10 and DLA-HD350, and DLA-RS20 and DLA-HD750

JVC has been busy on the home theater projector side. Once again, they have launched, essentially two new models, but since they have two divisions – Pro and Consumer, each “real” new home theater pro

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LED Projectors – Micro sized! look out, they are coming, and in a big way

September 10, 2008
LED Projectors – Micro sized! look out, they are coming, and in a big way

I’m way late on this blog, it’s one inspired back at Infocomm, in mid-June, and I thought for sure, I would get it done before CEDIA. No such luck so here goes. What is an LED projector? That’s obviou

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Epson Home Cinema 700 – Entry level 720p projector at a breakthrough price!

September 8, 2008
Epson Home Cinema 700 – Entry level 720p projector at a breakthrough price!

Epson sure has been busy, with five new projectors shown at CEDIA. It’s time to talk about the least expensive of them all, the the Home Cinema 700. The first thing is the $799 price tag. This is defi

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Sanyo PLV-Z700 and PLV-Z60 Home Theater Projectors – coming soon!

September 8, 2008
Sanyo PLV-Z700 and PLV-Z60 Home Theater Projectors – coming soon!

Greetings all, I’ve already briefly mentioned the new PLV-Z700, Sanyo’s new low cost 1080p projector with a $1995 list price. As it turns out, it is not a replacement for the current PLV-Z2000, but th

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Your Home Theater Projector questions – How to get an answer

September 8, 2008
Your Home Theater Projector questions – How to get an answer

Greetings all:   I’m normally buried in emails requesting advice.  It’s getting out of hand, in that there just isn’t close to enough time to answer all, or even most of your questions.  I therefore t

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Epson Home Cinema 6500 UB – a new, better UB – pre-announcement info

September 8, 2008
Epson Home Cinema 6500 UB – a new, better UB – pre-announcement info

Greetings All! OK, I’ve already blogged about the Epson Pro Cinema 7500 UB, but missed a few details.First of all, the pricing, will be under $5000 (which sounds a lot like $4999 to me, but we shall s

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Epson Pro Cinema 7500 UB and Home Cinema 6100, Mitsubishi Diamond, Sony Home Theater Projectors…

September 6, 2008
Epson Pro Cinema 7500 UB and Home Cinema 6100, Mitsubishi Diamond, Sony Home Theater Projectors…

Greetings from my last day at CEDIA. I’ve got less than 10 minutes to head back over to the show, so this will be brief. Epson showed several new projectors, and I’ll discuss them in more depth later,

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Panasonic PT-AE3000U and Mitsubishi HD8000 1080p home projectors

September 3, 2008
Panasonic PT-AE3000U and Mitsubishi HD8000 1080p home projectors

Greetings all, OK, The CEDIA expo show floor opens tomorrow, but I’m spending much of today at press conferences. So, far, I’ve been to Panasonic’s where they rolled out the new PT-AE3000U 1080p home

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It’s CEDIA time again some pre-show projector news from Epson Sanyo, etc.

August 30, 2008
It’s CEDIA time again some pre-show projector news from Epson Sanyo, etc.

Greetings all, I’m off to CEDIA on Tuesday (Sept 2) – through Saturday of next week. Already we know of a number of new projectors being rolled out for first looks at the show. I’ll do at least one bl

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Epson Ensemble HD 1080 Review – going live shortly

August 19, 2008
Epson Ensemble HD 1080 Review – going live shortly

I expect a lot of folks have been waiting, and waiting for this review. It should be posted within the next 3 hours.  Those of you glued to the Olympics might just want to take a break and check it ou

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Epson Ensemble HD – Installation Finished – Excellent!

August 9, 2008
Epson Ensemble HD – Installation Finished – Excellent!

Greetings all, Sorry I’m late! The installation of the complete Epson Ensemble HD system was finished on schedule, the second day. The two man installation team put in about five hours in day one, but

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Viewsonic Pro8100 Home Theater Projector – 2nd Look

August 2, 2008
Viewsonic Pro8100 Home Theater Projector – 2nd Look

Greetings All, OK, the crew at Viewsonic sent me back the same Pro8100, after a firmware upgrade. The new upgrade relates to the issues reported with the dynamic iris. In the original version, the iri

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Epson Ensemble – 1080p projector system – the First easy to install projector based home theater

July 31, 2008
Epson Ensemble – 1080p projector system – the First easy to install projector based home theater

When Epson initially announced the Epson Ensemble back at CEDIA almost a year ago, I was blown away by the concept. Now I’ve have the chance to review it, and that means, the whole system, including t

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Viewsonic Pro8100 redux: A second look coming

July 11, 2008
Viewsonic Pro8100 redux:  A second look coming

Greetings all! About two and a half weeks ago I published a full review of the Viewsonic Pro8100 1080 3LCD Home Theater Projector.  Overall, it was very impressive, but had one glaring (ok, not so gla

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Upcoming Projector Reviews for July and August – InFocus, Epson, BenQ

July 3, 2008
Upcoming Projector Reviews for July and August – InFocus, Epson, BenQ

Greetings everyone! This is just a quick piece to let you know what is planned for home theater projector reviews over the next two months.   Of course, summer is a bit slow for new home theater proje

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InFocus IN83 Projector with 1080p Darkchip4, OMG! First Look

July 1, 2008
InFocus IN83 Projector with 1080p Darkchip4, OMG! First Look

Greetings all,  I can tell you right now, InFocus has released a first class projector.  I already liked the IN82, and here comes it’s Darkchip4 “version”, called the IN83.  So far, I’m pretty much “b

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Report from Infocomm '08: Business, Personal and Home Theater Projectors, Plus

June 24, 2008
Report from Infocomm '08: Business, Personal and Home Theater Projectors, Plus

After much thought, I’ve decided to produce a report following the Infocomm show last week.  It will feature capsules on about 35 or so, newly announced projectors and related products.  In additional

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Viewsonic Pro8100 home theater projector – review is now online

June 24, 2008
Viewsonic Pro8100 home theater projector – review is now online

Finally, done, except for some minor editing, and perhaps an image or two.  The first unit we received had an issue, so we received a second one, and it performed beautifully, give or take a minor iss

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InFocus Darkchip4 IN83 Projector – Can InFocus raise the bar?

June 24, 2008
InFocus Darkchip4 IN83 Projector – Can InFocus raise the bar?

6-24-08:  Our next home theater projector review is the 1080p resolution, InFocus IN83. I just received tracking information from InFocus for my IN83 review projector.  The IN83 is perhaps the first b

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Viewsonic Pro8100 1080p Home Theater Projector – First Look

June 10, 2008
Viewsonic Pro8100 1080p Home Theater Projector – First Look

Greetings all, Things haven’t worked out as well as I had hoped with this review, and I am now waiting for a replacement review projector from Viewsonic.  As a result, the review will now likely be po

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A change in our Home Theater Projector reviews process

May 20, 2008
A change in our Home Theater Projector reviews process

OK, heads up, things are changing, although only slightly.  With the goal in mind of cranking out a few more projector reviews a year, I’ve decided to job out, a bit of the work.  Starting with the ne

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Optoma HD65 Projector Review coming along nicely!

May 20, 2008
Optoma HD65 Projector Review coming along nicely!

Ahh, where to begin? As many of you have read, I was really impressed with the Optoma HD71.  It’s a really bright 720p home theater projector, who’s review posted earlier this month.  Being a big fan

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BenQ W5000 Home Theater Projector – Revisited

May 13, 2008
BenQ W5000 Home Theater Projector – Revisited

Greetings all, As all of you who read my W5000 review, I found the projector to be overall, one of the best affordable 1080p projectors out there, in terms of picture quality, except for one significa

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Projector Reviews Japan 3LCD, Epson Tour, part 2

May 9, 2008
Projector Reviews Japan 3LCD, Epson Tour, part 2

OK, time to pick up where I left off. We’ve already discussed a bit about 3LCD’s strengths in terms of more color per lumen, and in color accuracy at full power. There are, however other issues which

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Projector Reviews Tours Epson 3LCD Facility in Sapporo, Department store in Tokyo, Japan – part 1.

May 6, 2008
Projector Reviews Tours Epson 3LCD Facility in Sapporo, Department store in Tokyo, Japan – part 1.

What a whirlwind trip. Japan and back in four days (from San Clemente California). Overall, the trip was a bit brutal, a lot of fun, and, actually rather enlightening. I’ll give you a taste of the tra

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Optoma HD71 Review Update

April 16, 2008
Optoma HD71 Review Update

Looks like late this weekend before the review posts (too much fun on vacation and trade show). In my two days in between, I spent 6-7 more hours watching the HD71 in my viewing room.    Overall, I’m

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Optoma HD71 Review – A super bright 720p home theater projector – first thoughts

April 4, 2008
Optoma HD71 Review – A super bright 720p home theater projector – first thoughts

So far, so good! As many of you know, I’m a big fan of brighter is better when it comes to home theater projectors. Most of today’s home cinema projectors can barely handle the larger screens – greate

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Major Error on 1080p Projector Comparison

March 18, 2008
Major Error on 1080p Projector Comparison

Greetings All!It has been brought to my attention, that the numbers I cited, in this blog, and in the report, relating to the Panasonic rebate, are incorrect:I reported that the new Promotion was goin

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The 2008 1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report is Posted

March 17, 2008
The 2008 1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report is Posted

Not complete yet, images not yet added, and not fully proofed, but there’s plenty there. Best In Class $2000 and under:  Panasonic PT-AE2000U Best In Class $2000 to $3500:  Epson Home Cinema 1080 UB B

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The 2008 1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report is Posted

March 17, 2008
The 2008 1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report is Posted

Not complete yet, images not yet added, and not fully proofed, but there’s plenty there.Best In Class $2000 and under:  Panasonic PT-AE2000UBest In Class $2000 to $3500:  Epson Home Cinema 1080 UB Bes

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1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report Slightly Delayed

March 12, 2008
1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report Slightly Delayed

Greetings all,I’m working hard on the report, but with 20 projectors under consideration, it has become a much more formidable task, than last year’s. While my goal has been to publish this Friday eve

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Epson 1080UB – Convergence Issue – Update

March 12, 2008
Epson 1080UB – Convergence Issue – Update

Greetings all, I’ve been able to cajole dealers into more specific numbers with two of the four dealers reporting having now checked all Epson return records for convergence issues.With the more preci

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Epson 1080UB – Convergence Issue – Is it a real problem?

March 9, 2008
Epson 1080UB – Convergence Issue – Is it a real problem?

Most of you have seen the back and forth, about the reported convergence problem on some Epson Home Cinema 1080 UB and Pro Cinema 1080 UB projectors.  One of the forum dealers reports a very high fail

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Projectors under Review: BenQ W5000 – impressive

February 23, 2008
Projectors under Review: BenQ W5000 – impressive

Just when I’ve been convincing myself that DLP projectors have lost their historic advantage over 3LCD projectors, in the home theater projector space, along comes the BenQ W5000 1080p home theater pr

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1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report, Optoma, BenQ Projector Reviews

February 19, 2008
1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report, Optoma, BenQ Projector Reviews

Greetings all!Well, as no surprise to my “regular” readers, I’m behind the curve again, with reviews, and therefore, the big 1080p projector comparison report. This time it’s a couple of things causin

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HD-DVD Surrenders to Blu-Ray

February 19, 2008
HD-DVD Surrenders to Blu-Ray

In my last commentary shortly after the CES show last month, I (like many) declared Blu-ray the winner in the battle with HD-DVD. It now looks pretty official, thanks to Toshiba’s new announcement.Acc

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1080p Home Theater Projectors – Sony VW40 and Optoma HD803 reviews – First Look

February 6, 2008
1080p Home Theater Projectors – Sony VW40 and Optoma HD803 reviews – First Look

Yep, boys and girls, I am working now, on reviewing two more 1080p home theater projectors, the last two before I publish our 2nd Annual 1080p projector comparison report. Sony’s new VPL-VW40, a lower

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1080p Projectors – 2008 Comparison Report – coming soon!

January 29, 2008
1080p Projectors – 2008 Comparison Report – coming soon!

What I really wanted to say, was “coming soon – to a website near you”, but that made the title way to long.  Yes, it’s that time of the year.  I only have two more 1080p projectors on my short list,

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Epson Home Cinema 1080UB review update

January 16, 2008
Epson Home Cinema 1080UB review update

OK! CES is over, and I’m back to the “grind.” In this case, the grind is primarily finishing up the HC-1080UB projector review. I’m going to keep this somewhat short (for me), and with the review sche

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Blu-Ray DVD Wins

January 14, 2008
Blu-Ray DVD Wins

Ok, this is nothing new. Just about everyone who ever commented on the Blu-Ray vs HD-DVD war, pretty much has concluded that Blu-ray has effectively won the war, based on Warner and New Line’s back to

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Blu-Ray vs. HD-DVD – Big news favors Blu-ray

January 6, 2008
Blu-Ray vs. HD-DVD – Big news favors Blu-ray

Well, the war isn’t over yet, but the Blu-ray camp gets a big boost with two major studios dropping HD-DVD. Of course, when I wrote on this last, it was August when Paramount joined Universal as HD-DV

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Epson Home Cinema 1080UB being reviewed – First thoughts

January 5, 2008
Epson Home Cinema 1080UB being reviewed – First thoughts

1/5/08 First, Happy New Year to all! I had hoped the Epson Home Cinema 1080UB would arrive a week or two ago, so I could complete the review prior to leaving for The CES show on 1/7/08. Alas, it final

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Projectors: Epson Home Cinema 720 – A first look

December 31, 2007
Projectors: Epson Home Cinema 720 – A first look

The Home Cinema 720 has been in use quite a bit in the first 48+ hours. This is going to be a challenging review for me to do. Why? Because other than the Epson all-in-one, the MovieMate 72, which I p

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JVC DLA-RS2 projector – first look

December 25, 2007
JVC DLA-RS2 projector – first look

Wow! Even given that my own RS1 has about 1000 hours on the lamp (which means mine is not as bright as when new), the switch to the RS2 was immediately impressive (despite being rated at 600 lumens vs

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Panasonic PT-AE2000U Home Theater Projectors – Update to the Review

December 24, 2007
Panasonic PT-AE2000U Home Theater Projectors – Update to the Review

For those of you interested in the Panasonic PT-AE2000U 1080p LCD home theater projector, and who have read my previous review, published five weeks ago, are aware that the original review was done do

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Two major reviews coming: JVC RS2, and Epson HC1080UB

December 19, 2007
Two major reviews coming:  JVC RS2, and Epson HC1080UB

Ahh! Finally! Just received confirmation that the JVC RS2 will be arriving tomorrow, Thursday, the 20th! I can’t wait. I’m biased, being an owner of the RS1, which most reviewers pretty much agreed wa

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Blu-Ray vs. HD-DVD Wars Holiday Update

December 18, 2007
Blu-Ray vs. HD-DVD Wars Holiday Update

I’ve been roaming the usual brick and mortar stores this week to see what’s going on in the Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD wars. Perhaps the first significant thing I saw, was lower prices on Blu-ray players, fir

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First close look at the Epson MovieMate 72 – a high performance all-in-one home theater projector

December 13, 2007
First close look at the Epson MovieMate 72 – a high performance all-in-one home theater projector

Greetings all, Before I start rambling on about this new Epson projector I’m reviewing, and, since this is my first official blog, I’ll take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Art Feierman, and

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