Projector Reviews

Special Interest Award (tie): Planar PD8150-2

A last thought. The Ensemble HD 1080, and its lower cost Ensemble HD720 are the first of a class of products that should bring real home theater (not 50″ plasmas and LCDTV’s) into the (fairly expensive) mass market. If home theater is your hobby, this isn’t for you, but for all those friends you could never convince to go though all the details to pick out and have installed a custom home theater, point them this way. This is something that will make sense to them.

It’s going to be up to Epson to figure out how to get the word out, to market this effectively. I hope we will see this product in Best Buy and other big-box houses really soon. I’ve got to go now. I need to tell my wife, daughter, and three or four friends to turn down the Ensemble HD. They are watching American Idol, and they are playing it loud enough that Simon is distracting to my writing.