First Read: Navigating the New Projector Reviews website

Welcome to the redesigned ProjectorReviews.com.

We think you’ll like our new look and navigation.  We redesigned the site using WordPress as our content management system.  Since the site has changed a great deal, with many things organized differently, here’s some guidance for navigating the new site, and finding what you are looking for, whether projector reviews, articles and FAQs, specs, videos (PR TV) and more.    Gone are the static homepage lists  – of the most recent Home Theater projectors, the most recent Business/Education ones and the most recent Pocket and Pico Projectors.

Also gone are the paragraph descriptions of the 50 most recent reviews.  Instead, we’ve got players rotating through a rich selection of many the best current projectors we’ve reviewed.   On our old site, one of the most widely used tools were our two directories of reviews, organized by manufacturer and within each, by date.  If we get feedback that those are wanted on this site, I’ll be happy to recreate those here, to supplement all the dynamic lists the new site generates.  So lets see what we do have for you.

Navigating the New Projector Reviews website:

Finding reviews:

On the home page the Projector Reviews features will normally be rotating through a dozen different projectors, a mix of recent home business and education projectors.  There are sections on the home page focused on Business and Education Home Theater, Pico and Pocket Projectors and our forthcoming home automation area.  The Projector Categories tab may help you narrow things down, by showing you the most recent reviews we have in those categories, such as Home Theater, Business, DLP, LCD, Portable… Projectors.  There is also some helpful related commentary  above and below the projector lists on those pages.  Those lists are populated with the most recent reviews. So, if you are in the DLP Projector Category, you’ll find all types of DLP projectors, from Picos to home theater, to large venue commercial, but they will be the most recent dozen or so.

Home Theater, and Education Projector Reports

As with the previous sites, we recommend to you our annual reports.  The Home Theater Projector and the Education Report are excellent places to read about whats important, and how projectors compare, what to look for.  If you are looking for business projectors, you will find that the education report will be helpful.  After all, most projectors are suitable for both, although there are certain features that are emphasized depending on type of use.  And we addresss the business user as well as the education buyer, teachers and technologists, throughout the report, and also in the 15 projector reviews that the report references.

Home Theater Projectors – 15 Best:  This list found on our homepage, lets you scroll through 15 projectors each with a brief caption.  They represent our editor’s  (that’s me) top picks, from under $1000 to almost $30,000.  There are even 2 or 3 three projectors recommended at several price points.

Site Search

seems to work pretty well.  As in you can find what you are looking for.  We set up the default search to only search titles and first pages of articles and reviews so there aren’t too many matches.  Used the advanced search if you are looking for something very specific, it searches the entire site.  The search does not assign rankings as to relevance, so if you search for something like VW600 (for Sony’s VPL-VW600 4k projector), you’ll probably get more than a dozen matches, the review itself however, would be titled something like Sony VPL-VW600 Projector Review, or even just Sony VPL-VW600, but in the matches you are likely to find some of it’s competitors, if I had mentioned the Sony on the first page of those reviews or articles.

Projector Reviews TV – Our video library:

Those of you familiar with our old site (pre Nov 19, 2013), will find this static directory familiar, redone in the new style, but essentially the same.  Each category of video has it’s videos listed most recent first.  Our count is 45 up, with 5 videos in production at this time.  In addition there are several new videos reserved for our members only.

Projector Articles and FAQs

As with the old site, the Articles and Guides tab on our masthead, is your guide to dozens of short articles, and a few longer ones.  Don’t forget though, that we’re moving our emphasis to video for a lot of the new informational content.

Finally

Have a blast, enjoy, learn!  Due to delays getting the site launched, several reviews that were finished were created in the new site, and laumched with the site.  On the other hand, we’re converting the last couple of reviews we posted on the old site, that will be back up, this time on the new site in the first week.

On the homepage you will find a list of what projectors are inbound, in house, and in process of being reviewed.

Thanks for visiting.  If you found our site helpful, we of course appreciate if you would LIKE us.  These days, your LIKEs help us rank better with the search engines, so that more folks can find us.  Again, thanks! -art

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