Projector Reviews

Kaleidescape Announces a New Promotion with Sony Electronics and Other Exciting Company News

This spring there are several exciting new promotions and company announcements happening at Kaleidescape, the industry leader in designing and manufacturing home movie servers and players that power the finest home cinema experience. To start with, Kaleidescape is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Kaleidescape was founded with the goal of delivering the ultimate home cinema experience with a passion for movies and a deep respect for experiencing them as the filmmakers intended. Founded in February 2001, Michael Malcolm, one of the founders said “I started Kaleidescape, with cofounders Cheena Srinivasan and Dan Collens … I had just built my […]

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OPTOMA UNVEILS LIGHTNING-FAST 240Hz, LOW LATENCY UHD35 AND UHD38 4K UHD GAMING AND HOME ENTERTAINMENT PROJECTORS

The Optoma UHD35 and UHD38 pack a punch with incredible color, brightness, and processing performance by Kam Valentine Optoma has taken the wraps off two of their new 4K UHD home entertainment and gaming projectors. I introduce to you the UHD35 and UHD38 ultra-speedy, low latency 4K UHD projectors. According to the large-screen experts at PMA Research, Optoma’s popular UHD30 model was the top-selling 4K UHD and 4K Support Home Entertainment Projector in January 2021. The UHD35 and UHD38 were developed as an advancement of the UHD30 model. The UHD35 model is listed at 3,600 lumens of brightness and the […]

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Christie RGB Projectors helps guests ‘Take Flight’ at Wisconsin’s Wilderness Resort

By Ken Carter Guests at Wisconsin’s Wilderness Resort do not need to board a plane to experience the unique aerial views of US National Parks, national landmarks, and even the Wisconsin Dells. All they must do is board the new FlyRide “Take Flight” aerial adventure ride. Developed by SimEx-Iwerks, the ride uses four Christie D4K40-RGB pure laser projectors with Christie Mystique, a camera-based multi-projector alignment and blending system. The Wilderness Resort consists of over 600 wooded acres in Wisconsin Dells and is home to Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort. Alongside it’s indoor and outdoor waterparks, golf courses, arcade, and ropes […]

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Now Available – Hisense Announces 120” L5F Series Laser Cinema

by Diane Jones With the success of their 100L5F, which we reviewed a few months ago (click here to read the review), Hisense has just announced that it will be bringing an even larger cinema experience to a home theater near you. Their latest model in the L5 Laser Cinema series, the 120L5F, comes with a new 120” ambient light rejecting screen and it offers a complete and affordable home theater solution. Hisense’s line-up of Ultra Short Throw laser projectors, also known as Laser TVs, are designed to make front projection more accessible and appealing to a wider range of […]

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Epson Launches Seven New Compact, Versatile, High Lumen Pro Series Laser Projectors

New EB-PU100 Series and EB-PU2010 Designed for Corporate, Higher Education, Visitor Attractions, and Signage Markets By Kam Valentine Epson is one of the leaders in projectors, whether for business or consumer use, and it is easy to see why with their seven new lightweight and compact 3LCD laser projectors. These new models are part of Epson’s Pro Series interchangeable lens projectors. The new projectors range in lumens from 6,000 to 10,000 and will match up with Epson’s current interchangeable lens family line of products. Epson is targeting corporate, visitor attractions, higher education, and signage application end-users with this lineup of […]

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Will the Laser TV Market Continue to Grow?

Hisense believes it will! In an article released this week, Hisense announced that they have seen a 325% increase in sales of their Laser TV in 2020. So whether buyers are switching from traditional front projection systems or opting to buy a Laser TV instead of a large flat panel, the trend is still notable. So why are Laser TVs getting so much attention? There are several reasons, such as: Larger Picture For A More Immersive Experience The most popular TV screen sizes have steadily grown over the last decade or so. Screens measuring 65 inches diagonally have become the […]

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Maxell Introduces the MP-WU8101W 10,000 Lumens 3LCD Laser Projector

Maxell has further grown their catalog of laser projectors with a 3LCD, 10,000 ANSI lumens WUXGA (1920 x 12000) model that provides a much-improved user experience.  While the MP-WU8101W does not ship with a lens, for maximum flexibilty, the MP-WU8101W is compatible with seven interchangeable lenses. The projector’s blue laser/ phosphor light source can generate over 10,000 lumens to deliver a clear and bright projected image with vivid colors. The laser light source is rated for 20,000 hours on normal mode, but its life can be lengthened to nearly 50,000 hours in LONG LIFE 2 mode, if less brightness is […]

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Panasonic PT-RZ16KU 3-Chip DLP Laser Projector- Flexible and Reliable Performance in Nearly Any Venue

By Jennifer Mash Advancements in projector laser light sources have resulted in higher brightness while reducing power consumption. A great example of this is Panasonic’s new PT-RZ16KU 3-Chip DLP Solid Shine laser projector which supports 16,000 lumens of full brightness on standard AC 100–120 V to bring professional image quality to any live event such as  conventions, concerts, tradeshows, church services, banquet events Many comparable 3-Chip DLP™ projectors need AC 200–240 V to operate at full brightness, limiting installation opportunities where commercial voltages are unavailable. Since you can plug the PT-RZ16KU into a standard wall outlet, this reduces installation complexity […]

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Epson Files Lawsuits Against Projector Sellers for Misleading Claims

Epson Files Lawsuits Against Projector Sellers for Misleading Claims By Diane Jones We have reviewed several Epson projectors and know that they make some great high-value solutions that deliver a sharp bright image. However, some manufacturers make it difficult to compare a model like the Epson Home Cinema 880 (shown above) by using a non-industry standard method to measure brightness.. In a continuing effort to make sure customers are not being given inaccurate information and highlighting the need for projector manufacturers to use industry-standard specifications, Epson America filed a lawsuit in late November against four projector brands sold on Amazon […]

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Sony Introduces Two New Business Class WUXGA Laser Projectors

By Nathan Adkins Sony Electronics has introduced two new WUXGA laser business projectors, the VPL-PHZ60 (6,000 lumens) and the VPL-PHZ50 (5,000 lumens.) The company is aiming to combine image quality with flexibility and reliability. The VPL-PHZ60 and VPL-PHZ50 can be utilized with various screen sizes ranging from 40 inches to 300 inches. Both projectors deliver high brightness to ensure rich, finely detailed images in conference rooms and classrooms, even in bright ambient light. The two compact units are ideal for a wide range of corporate, education, and entertainment applications. Due to its weight and size, Sony promises the VPL-PHZ60 and […]

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