The Art of Home Theater Projectors

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Home Theater Projectors: Best In Class Awards – Coming Soon

vw600es-front-head-on Sony’s VPL-VW600ES – a true 4K projector. Pricey! But your $15K also gets you a 4K media server and an…

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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 source.  It has an impressive 1.9:1 manual zoom lens and a good amount of lens shift.

The HD91 also does 3D, using RF glasses and an included, outboard very small emitter. optoma-hd91As you will find out in the report, the HD91 is rather interesting.  It’s the best attempt at a reasonably affordable solid state light engine (LED in this case), for the home theater.

Warning:  Out of the box the color is way off – in all modes, but it calibrates – cleans up, pretty nicely. After Mike’s calibration I’m still not 100% happy with skin tones – but then with their larger color space, I figure the calibrating is a little tougher.  After chatting with Mike and taking some advice,

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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 to conventional lamps) and how good/accurate the HD91 is in terms of out of the box color performance.

This afternoon Mike stopped by to pick up the HD91 projector to calibrate it.  I’ll have it back

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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 price of about $5500 list.

JVC's DLA-RS4910 produces an impressive picture for a $5000 range projector

JVC’s DLA-RS4910 produces an impressive picture for a $5000 range projector

 

What I really wanted to say is that the picture is extremely saturated and rich looking, reminds me of a good DLP projector.  I found the iris to be about as invisible as one can hope for, and the blacks really good.

This JVC RS4910 projector isn’t yet calibrated but it has a couple of great looking modes to start with.  Mike will calibrate it when he gets back from his travels, this weekend.  I’ll shoot the movie photos then, do the HDTV in the meantime.

It’s been a few months since I’ve had the Sony HW55ES here, so I’m working from memory.  I figure the JVC has more pop,

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

The good news, is that finally, I’ve got a new JVC projector inbound for review.  I want to thank the great folks at AV Science – you know –  the folks that created and brought you the AVSforum, have been kind enough to ship me a DLA-RS4910.  For those not familiar, the JVC DLA-RS4910 is a slightly different version, but almost identical to the DLA-X500R.   I’ve received the tracking number on the JVC projector, so know it’s arriving this coming…

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