Guide to the 2010 Home Theater Projector Comparison Report2

Physical Tour

This page covers a number of topics. They are pretty much self-explanatory. The topics are:

  • Appearance (and physical layout)
  • Control Panel
  • Inputs and Outputs
  • Menus
  • Remote Control
  • Lens Throw and Lens Shift
  • Anamorphic Lens Support

Image Quality Page

This page covers:

  • Out of the Box Picture Quality
  • Skin (Flesh) Tones
  • Black Levels and Shadow Detail
  • Color and Picture Quality (post-calibration)
  • HDTV (how well a projector is at handling general HDTV, and TV programming, and sports)

Performance Page

This page covers:

  • Brightness
  • Sharpness
  • Audible Noise

Calibration Page

This page:

Discusses calibration (detailed information on our calibration and the resulting settings and results are found in the individual reviews)

Projector Screen Recommendations Page

This page:

Discusses some basics regarding matching projector to screen to room. It summarizes some things appearing in our multiple Projector Screen articles. For specific screen recommendations for a particular projector, visit that projector’s review.

Compare Projectors Page

This page:

Provides an overview for comparing projectors, and for using the many individual head-to-head projector comparisons. The Compare Projectors page navigates differently than the rest of the pages found in the outline.

Warranty Page

This page:

Talks about typical warranties, shows the projectors listed by price class, discusses replacement programs briefly, and indicates the warranty of each projector.

Summary Page

One of the shortest pages – just a brief wrap up, and final thoughts – it is written last, and may touch on some things overlooked elsewhere.

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