Projector Reviews

Guide to the 2011 Home Theater Projector Comparison Report-2

Home Page of the 1080p Projector Comparison Report

This page provides additional guidance, and offers information in three topics:

  • Overview: General information to get everyone started (including some basics from this page). Also in this section:
    Projectors listed by price Class, with direct links to the individual reviews, and to each projector’s Specs page in our database
  • Highlights: A paragraph highlighting key aspects and features of each projector, organized by Class, and listed alpabetically
  • Special Features: Discusses a number of special features found on different projectors, such as dynamic irises, creative frame interpolation.

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 touches on:

  • 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

It primarily consists of charts showing best and brightest modes of each projector.

Calibration Page

This page:

Discusses calibration, briefly, provides links to the individual Calibration pages in each projector’s review.

Projector Screen Recommendations Page

This page essentially identical to last year’s:

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, informational, is again, a repeat:

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 repeat – minor updates:

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.