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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 core review is there.  Missing still is the VPL-VW600ES calibration information, and some comparisons to the serious projector competition, among other things.


4K content is visually stunning, click for the larger image

The VPL-VW600ES produces an awesome picture.  4K makes such a difference, including a big one with 1080p content, but when you get to watch true 4K content then you are getting a jump in resolution that’s almost as great as going from pre-hdtv NTSC tv to 1080.

True 4K or Ultra-HD is something that is more appreciated by us projector folk than folks with those tiny 65 inch LCD TVs.  We need it more.  Sadly, only Sony is offering up 4K so far, but I predict that will change dramatically over the next two years.

The Sony VPL-VW600ES projector claims 1700 lumens, and delivers on that claim.


BenQ W7500 Projector – Arriving Tomorrow

BenQ W7500 Home Theater Projector The BenQ W7500 lists for $2799,…


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 content on it.  This time they sent me the official server – needed for Sony’s 4K media service (more details in the review) and a second source with even more 4K content than previous.

Well, I had Mike immediately calibrate this projector (figure about 20 hours on the lamp).  And started watching it extensively


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

Robots. Floor sweepers, polishers, lots of cleaning robots… But the one that really impressed me, was a one of a kind: Winbot. This little guy (about a foot by a foot), climbs all over your window cleaning it. Takes some time, but it works. The demo included writing with magic marker, and when the robot got to that place, it took off the marker in one attempt. I really want to include one of the Winbots for review…


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

Z-Wave had a nice sized booth with a couple dozen companies showing their wares within. Z-wave allows integration of smart products from hundreds of companies, in all areas – smart lighting, security, HVAC, irrigation, appliance control, energy management, monitoring, in-wall dimmers… We plan to use Z-Wave as a primary “hub” for a smarter home in our Dream Home Project. There are many Z-wave compatible smart thermostats, monitors…