The Art of Home Theater Projectors

Let's Save the Planet - Hire the Space Billionaires! An idea that can work!
February 18, 2020

Greetings Projector Fans! Something different today – Instead of writing about projectors, I thought I’d take a few hundred words to address something most of us are concerned about – climate change.  And if you agree, please click the link and sign my ...

Behind the Scenes at CES 2020
January 28, 2020

Art Feierman, editor of Projector Reviews, ventured to CES 2020 to give you a behind the scenes look at the home theater and home entertainment projectors being demoed at this year's trade show. CES takes place every year in the first week of January, ...

CEDIA 2019 – Day 2: More Home Theater Projectors, Screens and the Kaleidescape Movie Servers-Page 2
September 17, 2019

On the lighter side, as long as I mentioned Screen Innovations – disclosure: On the previous page, I referred to our new digs as our Intersteller HQ. I pretty much stole that from Screen Innovations where when you call in you are greeted by a dynamic w ...

CEDIA 2019 – Day 2: More Home Theater Projectors, Screens and the Kaleidescape Movie Servers
September 17, 2019

Day 2 at CEDIA included stops at EPV – Elite Screens professional line, Screen Innovations, Digital Projection (high end commercial and home theater projectors), several home automation stops including Lutron Google/Nest, and Brilliant. My last stop wa ...

CEDIA 2019 – First Day Wrap-up– Projectors and More
September 13, 2019

Greetings From CEDIA in Denver. I’ll be heading to the convention center for Day 2, soon as I finish this quick blog. The first day had me meeting with LG and Epson, also Stewart Filmscreen, and the Legrand booth. Legrand, for those not familiar, is a ...

Epson Announces The LS500 - Their First 4K Capable Laser TV – Proving Bright, UST Projectors Can Work Great In Living Rooms and Family Rooms
September 12, 2019

Laser TVs are the big game-changer for enjoying the large screen, immersive experience, without demanding a dedicated theater or cave, and Epson, with their new LS500, shipping early next year, promises a brighter, richer image than the competition tha ...

BenQ HT5550 vs Epson HC 5050UB/PC6050UB – A Comparison Review Is Coming!
May 28, 2019

Greetings Projector fans, our BenQ HT5550 projector for review finally arrives right after Memorial Day so just days away.  To do battle with this new BenQ - a 4K UHD DLP with dynamic iris and claimed great color, right out of the box - is the combinat ...

The Epson Pro Cinema 6050UB Has Arrived! Bright, Flexible, and Fully 4K Capable!
May 6, 2019

Today the Pro Cinema 6050UB is officially Epson's most advanced home theater projector.  It joins the Home Cinema 5050UB, giving us a pair of a nearly identical set of choices.  To claim its bona-fides as a projector built to properly handle today's 4K ...

The best projectors for immersive sports viewing
April 26, 2019

Coming off the exhilaration of March Madness and moving into a long season of NBA and NHL playoffs, MLB games and Champions League Futbol matches, watching sports is a daily occurrence in my home right now. While we can only hope that the next few mont ...

How to Choose the Right Projector Screen
April 16, 2019

So you finally finished reading all of the blog posts, advice and reviews for help deciding what kind of projector to get. You’ve ordered the projector, and now it’s been sitting in your living room in its box for the past few weeks. Why? Because you f ...

11 Holiday Movies to Watch on Your Home Theater Projector
December 14, 2018

‘Tis the season to cozy up with your loved ones, some hot cocoa, and a holiday movie. There’s nothing better than the big screen experience with some iconic films during the holidays, and we here at Projector Reviews have got you covered. We’ve compile ...

Unwrapping This Year’s Holiday Guides – What’s Inside
November 26, 2018

‘Tis the season to be shopping! Every year, we release two Holiday Guides featuring the year’s hottest projectors in two categories: projectors under $2000 and over $2000. The guides are designed to help you navigate the holiday season by highlighting ...

A Rose Colored Happy Thanksgiving from Projector Reviews
November 22, 2018

Greetings Projector Fans and Happy Thanksgiving. I trust all of us can find something to be thankful for this holiday season.  And, before I forget, a belated Happy Thanksgiving (Oct. 8) to our friends up north in Canada. Today’s blog is something more ...

Why a Projector is a Great Investment for Everyone in the Family
October 26, 2018

Picture this: Mom, Dad, and a couple of kids, sitting around the kitchen table arguing over what size screen they need for their new TV and what features the TV absolutely MUST have. Dad wants something huge and 4K to watch sports on and to impress the ...

Why I Have a Projector in My Bedroom Instead of a TV
October 8, 2018

I never wanted a TV in my bedroom to begin with, but when you get married, you have to make compromises. Initially, my husband and I would use our computers to watch shows or movies before bed on Netflix or Hulu. But after a while, the annoyances start ...

Projector Buying for Beginners: How I Chose My Projector and What I’d Do Differently
September 20, 2018

During the process of selecting a home entertainment projector, I knew very little about projector specifications. As I mentioned in my previous post, I didn’t know projectors were an affordable option for the non-AV-enthusiast consumer and that they c ...

Bring Your Home Videos to Life With a Home Entertainment Projector
September 6, 2018

When I was a little kid, watching home videos on an old-school film projector was a staple of holiday visits to my grandparents’ house. Each year, we would sit in the living room, half of us stuffed on their old nylon couches, the other half on the flo ...

How to Make Your Child’s Movie Night Birthday Party One to Remember
August 24, 2018

So you’re a projector fanatic – so much so that your kid wants a movie theme for their birthday party. You’ve already got the projector, that’s easy enough, but what about the other aspects that go into creating the theme for their best party yet? We’v ...

5 Marvel Superhero Movies That Are Coming To Blu-ray 4K UHD
August 11, 2018

Marvel has been coming out with some truly awesome superhero films over the last several years, featuring our favorite superheroes from the original comics. We’ve compiled a list of five such movies that are coming soon to Blu-ray UHD, for you to watch ...

Summer Movie Night Essentials: How to Host a Backyard Movie Night
August 10, 2018

Warm August (and September) nights are perfect for taking the projector out back and having an intimate summer movie night with the family. Whether you’re looking to get in that last bit of fun before the kids go back to school, or take advantage of th ...

Faux-K is Dead, Long Live 4K Capable Projectors Of All Resolutions
May 23, 2018

Greetings, it is Fun and games time, talking about, of all things, 4K resolution issues as they relate to projectors. I hope you all enjoy this blog about FauxK vs 4K, and it all means, especially when it comes home theater and home entertainment proje ...

Home Theater Spotlight: The Simple Elegance of a Dark Room
February 15, 2018

Designing your home theater is such a fun and personal experience. Some prefer creating themed home theaters, like those seen in our social posts on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts, with themes like Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, Ba ...

Epson HC5040UB, UBe, HC4000, PC4040, PC6040UB Projectors - End User HDR Upgrade
January 2, 2018

In mid December Epson announced another firmware upgrade for their 4K content capable projectors, including the Home Cinema 5040UB and 5040UBe, Home Cinema 4000, Pro Cinema 4040, 6040UB. Epson Home Cinema 5040 UBe - one of five Epsons that take the new ...

How To Home Theater: DIY Space Theme
October 13, 2017

We’ve all drooled the multi-million-dollar dedicated home theater setups, but is that kind of style reserved for the 1%? We say, “NO!” There are tons of ways to create your ideal home theater on a budget, and we’re here to tell you how. As a part of ou ...

Sony VPL-VW285ES 4K Home Theater Projector - This Affordable 4K Changes Everything
September 7, 2017

Oh boy! Welcome the Sony VPL-VW285ES projector.  To save time, here are the highlights in a nutshell, to start:  $4995 1500 lumens, a motorized 2.1:1 zoom, true 4K resolution, For the more technically curious:  HDMI is 13.5 Ghz - all that is needed - w ...

Epson Home Cinema LS100 Laser Projector Announced at CEDIA!
September 6, 2017

Wow! The big news: Ultra short throw, 4000 lumens, Laser Light Engine, all in one package, and only $2999! Epson’s LS100 is an ultra short throw laser projector, with 4000 wall melting lumens suitable for most rooms in your home! Epson’s major projecto ...

Optoma UHD60 First Look Review
August 8, 2017

The rise of 4K and 4K UHD projectors has driven manufacturers to create their vision for the optimal 4K capable projector. Optoma, a company well-known for their use of DLP technology and their stake in the home entertainment and home theater markets ( ...

New Epson Home Cinema 4000 Projector: Taking Handling 4K Content To New $Lows
June 29, 2017

The Epson Home Cinema 4000 aka HC4000, is the little brother of their top rated HC5040UB projector.  The HC4000's low $2199 list price, makes it the least expensive home theater projector today, that handles 4K content with the major enhancements in co ...

The New BenQ HT9050 Raises the Bar for 4K UHD Home Theater Projectors
June 29, 2017

I’m looking forward to the review of the just formally announced BenQ HT9050 4K UHD home theater projector. The HT9050 is their new flagship, with list price of $8999. In many ways similar to the HT8050, the HT9050 offers much more for the extra $1000, ...

FauxK vs 4K Projectors - A Look At True 4K, 4K UHD and 1080p Pixel Shifters
June 11, 2017

Faux-K or FauxK: What is it? First, some writers started referring to projectors that could accept 4K content, but didn't have 8 million discreet pixels to show it, as "FauxK." I joined that party. I wish I had invented the term, but I commend whoever ...

First Look Review: BenQ HT8050 - A DLP, 4K UHD Home Theater Projector
June 10, 2017

The BenQ HT8050 is a $7999 home theater projector, that uses TI's new 4K UHD DLP chip.  It claims 2200 lumens.  It's on the large size - for those of you familiar, not to different than the JVC projectors, or some of the Sonys.  It will primarily be so ...

Fun with 4K Capable Projectors - the Upcoming 4K and Faux-K Reviews
May 31, 2017

Greetings projector fans.  The 4K - and Faux-K projectors are coming, no, a number of them are here now to be reviewed! BenQ HT8050 4K UHD Projector I've been basically slammed the past couple of months, between writing projector reviews,planning an up ...

Epson's New Home Cinema 1450 Projector - Evolutionary and More Affordable
April 6, 2017

Today Epson announced the Home Cinema 1450 - a "Bright Room" projector that replaces their HC1440.  The Home Cinema 1450 has the same feature set as its predecessor, but has managed to up the value proposition. This is a seriously bright projector clai ...

Epson Drops Price of Home Cinema 5040UB
April 4, 2017

The Home Cinema 5040UB was a top award winner in last year's Best Home Theater Projectors report published late September 2016.  Until now, the HC5040UB has had an official UMAP (essentially "street") price of $2999. Epson's HC5040UB - 4K Content Handl ...

JVC Announces New Home Theater Projectors At CEDIA 2017
January 7, 2017

There have been rumors for months that JVC would have some new model announcements at CES. I visited JVC's Suite at the Venetian where they again demonstrated their RS4500, their first, and only true 4K consumer projector, with 3000 lumens with a price ...

Projectors at CES 2017 - More 4K UHD and Concept Projectors
January 6, 2017

There were new projectors shown at CES, including a number of 4K UHD models, some from the brands we're all most familiar with.  I will post blurbs on a number of them in the next few days, as I have another day filled with appointments (and some party ...

Sony VZ1000ES Ultra Short Throw 4K Projector - Awesome Home Theater In Any Room
January 4, 2017

The Sony VZ1000ES laser projector is not the first ultra short throw true 4K projector, but it is the first designed for the home.  Sony has previously launched two of commercial models, this one's for your home.  This may be the projector everyone wil ...

SIM2 is the first to show a DLP 4K UHD projector at CEDIA
September 16, 2016

SIM2, the stylin’ Italian projector company best known for small, often sexy looking high end projectors announces the Nero 4 home theater projector. (Ok, it's not one of their sexy looking ones - until you watch what it can do.)  SIM2 offers – both si ...

Epson's New LS10500 Laser Home Theater Projector - 4K HDR Support
September 14, 2016

The LS10500 dual laser home theater projector from Epson will ship this fall 2016.  In most ways it is the same as it's predecessor. The LS10500 is a $7999 list price projector sold through Epson's authorized installing dealers in the US.  This model a ...

BenQ's Serious Home Theater Projector - The New HT6050
September 14, 2016

What better time to tell you about BenQ’s sleek new flagship home theater projector, the HT6050, than as I’m heading to CEDIA. Here’s a twist, BenQ won’t be exhibiting at CEDIA this year. Officially, the HT6050 was first announced mid-July,  Still, now ...

New Epson Home Cinema 3100, 3700 and 3900 Projectors at CEDIA
September 14, 2016

These three new home theater/home entertainment projectors from Epson replace two year old models, and serve up some performance improvements, and reconfigurations in terms of features. I was supposed to get an actual demonstration of the Home Cinema 3 ...

CEDIA Home Theater Projector Blogs - Coming Today and Tomorrow
September 14, 2016

Greetings from Dallas, all ye home theater projector fans.  Here's the short list of individual blogs I'm working on, of new home theater projectors that I know about so far. CEDIA 2016: HT projectors and smart home automation gear Some I was briefed o ...

CEDIA, Our Annual Best Home Theater Projectors Report, Are On Deck
September 9, 2016

Greetings projector fans. I had hoped to publish our annual report last week but only got a small part of it done before leaving on a family vacation. I'm back on Sunday, and will be hard at work on the report.I hope to have it up on the first day of C ...

Epson Announces Pro Cinema 4040 Projector with 4K Support at CE
July 5, 2016

Epson's newly designed Pro Cinema 4040 projector, announced two weeks ago, features 4K and HDR support. It is the lower cost Pro Cinema sibling to the Pro Cinema 6040UB (which stands for "Ultra Black").  The PC4040, along with the new UB projectors has ...

Epson HC 5040UB and PC 6040UB Projectors w/4K Support, Announced At CE
June 21, 2016

Epson's new Home Cinema 5040UB and it's non-identical twin, the Pro Cinema 6040UB represent a dramatic upgrade from Epson's previous UB ("Ultra Black") series.  Make that massive upgrade.  These projectors, while reminiscent of the models that came bef ...

4K Projector Experience: Sony VPL-VW665ES with Samsung Blu-ray UHD Player, Using HDR
March 24, 2016

Greetings projector fans, I am pleased to report that 4K viewing at 124" diagonal, using Blu-ray UHD has come to pass here in my home theater. It is an awesome experience! Sony VPL-VW665ES True 4K Projector - with 4K UHD Movies! I still have in my poss ...

Supersize Your Super Bowl Party with a Bright Room Projector
January 23, 2016

It's not too late to take the enjoyment factor up a level or two for your Super Bowl party, or just your everyday sports, HDTV and movie viewing. What you need is one of today's new Bright Room projector models geared for your maximum home entertainmen ...

Supersize Your Super Bowl Party with a Bright Room Projector (Continued)
January 23, 2016

This is the second installment of our blog Supersize Your Super Bowl Party with a Bright Room Projector! If you haven't read the first part yet, start there. If you have, read on: A Decision You Must Make: Will your screen be visible at all times? For ...

For Your Holiday Pleasure: The Physics of Christmas
December 24, 2015

Greetings - and Seasons Greetings, to everyone!  As we prepare for some serious holiday celebrations, (well most of us have already started), I am reminded that over the years I, and thousands of others have been sharing an old "study" that looks into ...

Buried in Projectors for the Home: Sony, AAXA, BenQ, and of course...
October 22, 2015

We've got home projectors sitting here to be reviewed - large and small, even tiny ones. Greetings projector fans! Don't worry, we're going to get around to all those new projectors shown at CEDIA, from the likes of JVC, Sony, and Epson, but while we'r ...

Missing at CEDIA 2015: Runco
October 22, 2015

On occasion, a new projector will surprise me, but perhaps the most surprising thing at CEDIA was the absence of Runco.  Runco, originally founded by Sam Runco, industry legend, was the first company to get involved in creating home theater projectors. ...

One More New Sony Projector at CEDIA: VPL-HW65ES
October 22, 2015

I already mentioned this when writing about new projectors shown at IFA a couple of months back. At CEDIA, Sony was showing the VPL-HW65ES, its replacement for the HW55ES.  So what are the improvements you ask? Let's start with 3D. 3D on the HW65ES is ...

Sony VPL-VW665ES and VW335ES 4K Projectors at CEDIA
October 17, 2015

The VPl-VW365 and VW665ES are two new true 4K Sony projectors for those that just can’t afford the VW5000ES that I wrote about separately. With these two new Sonys come enhancements and better picture quality than the VW350 and VW600ES they replace. Th ...

The Home Theater Projector News from IFA
September 2, 2015

The IFA show is underway in Berlin, and that means new home theater projectors are being announced.  Sprechen sie Deutsch? I don't, but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty of news from IFA. For JVC and Sony showed off a number of new projectors, mostl ...

Epson's Blazingly Bright Home Cinema 1440 Projector Announced
August 26, 2015

The Epson Home Cinema 1440 was one of two more Epson projectors released this summer, two of five since the beginning of August.  With a $1699 official price, it's also the only new Epson projector announced that's over $1000.  For those not familiar, ...

Epson announces Home Cinema 1040 Projector - Affordable. For Any Sized Family
August 25, 2015

Epson’s having a busy summer. Today, Epson has rolled out two more home projectors, the Home Cinema 1040 and the Home Cinema 1440. And that just after launching three other sub-$1000 home projectors just 3 weeks ago. In this blog, I’ll cover the Home C ...

Coming Soon - BenQ HT1075 vs. Epson Home Cinema 2040 Comparison
August 23, 2015

A lot of you should find the forthcoming home projector comparison to be  interesting. In one corner, we're going to talk about BenQ's HT1075, a fine single chip DLP projector, and the successor to BenQ's popular W1070.  It was launched over a year ago ...

Epson Announces $649 Home Cinema 740HD Projector
August 5, 2015

Epson adds the Home Cinema 740HD to its lineup of new home theater/entertainment projectors.  The HC740HD will be available in September 2015. This new 3LCD projector sports 720p HD resolution, a built in speaker, and a massive 3000 lumens (color and w ...

Epson Launches Home Cinema 2040 and 2045 Projectors
August 5, 2015

The just announced Home Cinema 2040 and Home Cinema 2045 offer major feature and performance upgrades compared to the older 2000 series projectors.  That combined with aggressive pricing makes for a really improved value proposition. Home Cinema 2040 3 ...

JVC DLA-RS6710 - Best 2D Projector? JVC vs. LS10000 comparison next
May 15, 2015

Greetings all you fans of home theater projectors.   I've been behind the curve on keeping you informed with this blog.  This blog is just a few more comments on this JVC, and to tell you that we're going to be doing an RS6710 vs. Epson LS10000 compari ...

JVC DLA-RS6710 Projector - Review in the works
April 13, 2015

The DLA-RS6710U projector is arguably the best 1080p projector on the market. The DLA-RS6710 is the same projector as the DLA-RS67U and DLA-X900R, sold through different channels. The full RS6710 projector review will publish within the week.

Epson LS9600e Home Theater Laser Projector being reviewed by Ron
February 25, 2015

Epson's Pro Cinema LS9600e projector is arriving at Ron's for review. Update:  Ron has published his review of the Pro Cinema LS9600e.  For those of you who have already read my review of the LS10000, you might find his interesting as Ron - an engineer ...

A Few More Projectors from CES 2015
January 8, 2015

Projectors at CES 2015 may have been limited in number but provided a wide variety from small to large, home to business, including from Sony, Viewsonic, Vivitek, BenQ, LG and more

CES 2015 Day 1: Sony VPL-VW350ES 4K Projector
January 6, 2015

Sony announced their newest, and least expensive true 4K projector at CES 2015 today. This 1500 lumen projector is geared to bring true 4K to media, family, and living rooms. Officially the price is $9999, but there's special pricing for those that decide to purchase one before March 1st. More on that, and other capabilities...

Epson Home Cinema 5025UB Projector - Holiday Treat #2
November 27, 2014

Epson's new Home Cinema 5025UB projector, at $1999, may be the lowest cost, high performance projector you can buy for a dedicated home theater or cave.

Optoma HD50 Home Theater Projector - Holiday Treat #1
November 27, 2014

With Black Friday only hours away, it's time to introduce all you projector fans to the first of two recently launched home projectors.  Both have been announced in the last month.  We haven't received either for review yet, but will be reviewing both projectors.  Both are selling in the $1500 to $2000 range.

Announcing Two Holiday Guides to Home Theater Projector Shopping
November 9, 2014

It's that time of year again: Time to start thinking about holiday gift giving! And we all know the best kind of gift is one you can enjoy too... All the more reason to make your home theater the star stocking stuffer.

The Rand Luxury Technology Show Features SIM2 Projectors and Vutec Screens
October 23, 2014

Greetings projector fans! Last week I attended Rand's Luxury Technology Show is Los Angeles. You could think of the show as a tech toy show for the rich and famous. These Rand Luxury shows start with autos, but cover a lot of strange and wondrous other products.

Projectors, Projectors Everywhere - Many to Review
October 10, 2014

Greetings projector fans, this is just a brief update of what's in the queue, as things are getting crazy around here.

First Look Projector Review: BenQ HT1075
September 29, 2014

BenQ's HT1075 adds some capabilities and serves as a very reasonable replacement for the very popular W1070, but it lacks any game changing improvements.

Epson Home Cinema 3000, 3500, 3600e Home Projectors - Launched at CEDIA
September 19, 2014

Epson is bringing you three new home entertainment projectors - or home theater projectors, if you have the right room. They are, as noted above, the Home Cinema 3000, Home Cinema 3500, and the Home Cinema 3600e projectors.

Sony VPL-VW300ES 4K Projector - Coming to Europe, but not the US?
September 19, 2014

Greetings everyone, As mentioned in my last post, I had to fly out of CEDIA before day two, and never got to meet with Sony, but have since spoken with them. Of primary interest was the status of the VPL-VW300ES, which was launched in Europe at IFA.

New Projectors at CEDIA 2014
September 14, 2014

Greetings and aplogies projector fans, only half information for you. A family emergency caused me to fly out early Friday morning after only one day at CEDIA. Due to that, I had to cancel more meetings than I attended, and the last day, I walk the show, and see even more new "stuff."

Epson Ups their Home Theater Projector Game with New Pro Cinema LS10000
September 5, 2014

Greetings. Seems the word is out about Epson's new higher end home theater projectors thanks to the IFA show in Europe. There are two, but I want to share information primarily on the new Pro Cinema LS10000.

Our 2014 Best Home Theater Projectors Report is Published
August 17, 2014

Greetings home theater and projector fans, The 2014 report just went live. https://dev.projectorreviews.com/best-home-theater-projectors-report-2014/ We will still be proofing, and adding minor content over the first week, but this year's Best In Class ...

Home Theater Projectors: Best In Class Awards - Coming Soon
July 29, 2014

Greetings Projector Fans, It's about time for our annual Best In Class awards for the best Home Theater projectors.  This past year - starting with the CEDIA show, there simply weren't the usual number of home theater projectors launched.  And so, a fe ...

Optoma HD91 LED Home Theater Projector Review Published
June 11, 2014

Greetings projector folks, I'm pleased to let you know that the bulk of the Optoma HD91 projector review is now live.  This is a single chip DLP projector, claiming 1000 lumens, and an LED light source.  It has an impressive 1.9:1 manual zoom lens and ...

Optoma HD91 LED Home Theater Projector - Review Started - First Look
May 7, 2014

Greetings Home Theater Projector fans, the Optoma HD91 is here. I spent about four hours playing with it last night, mostly getting a handle on how the LED light engine affects the picture (compared to conventional lamps) and how good/accurate the HD91 ...

JVC DLA-RS4910 Projector - First Look
April 3, 2014

Greetings projector fans -  I just want to say for now that I really am impressed with JVC's DLA-RS4910.  This projector doesn't exist in the consumer X series, only on the pro RS.  With a sticker price of about $5500 list. JVC's DLA-RS4910 produces an ...

Finally More Home Theater Projectors Arriving - JVC RS4910, Optoma HD91
March 15, 2014

Greetings everyone!   It's been a slow Q1 for home theater projector reviews.    As many of you know, there were less true home theater projectors announced this year at CEDIA, than I can remember since the early days more than a decade ago. The good n ...

Sony VPL-VW600ES Projector - Review Just Posted
March 5, 2014

Greetings, this is just a quick note that the first pass of our projector review of the Sony VPL-VW600ES home theater projector has been posted.  That means there's still a bit more to come, but the core review is there.  Missing still is the VPL-VW600 ...

BenQ W7500 Projector - Arriving Tomorrow
February 13, 2014

The BenQ W7500 lists for $2799, is DLP, and claims 2000 lumens, making it a "light canon". Expect great black level performance Greetings all,  Great news, BenQ's new W7500 Home Theater Projector has been shipped to us.  It will be calibrated early nex ...

Sony VPL-VW600ES Projector - Review in the Works - Awesome - Can JVC compete?
February 13, 2014

As many of you know I got two good looks at pre-production VW600ES projectors months ago.  It had come with a PC/Server - generic, not the round one that now ships with the VW600ES.  It had some 4K content on it.  This time they sent me the official se ...

CES 2014: 3D Printing, Robots, and Displays (Part 4)
February 4, 2014

Now, I actually was able to spend some time in the 3D printing booths. Along with "smart" stuff and robotics, 3D printing was probably among the most talked about things at the show. Here's an image of a large, portable Solar Panel. The casing was crea ...

CES 2014: More on Smart Home Automation (Part 3)
February 2, 2014

Z-Wave Alliance and Zigbee Alliance: These are the two major, new-generation "smart" networks for your home, essentially. Z-Wave smart thermostat controls Z-Wave had a nice sized booth with a couple dozen companies showing their wares within. Z-wave al ...

CES 2014: Belkin and Home Automation (Part 2)
January 31, 2014

Welcome to "part 2" of our look around CES 2014.  This time, it's home automation.  As we've previously announced, we've added "smarter home automation" a a new section of our website.  (Makes sense, after all, home automation could be considered as an ...

Consumer Electronics Show 2014: Art's Thoughts (Part 1)
January 29, 2014

This is sort of going to be a rambling blog here of what I saw at the International Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month is Las Vegas. I took a number of pictures of fun new gadgets in home theater (and beyond) that I want to walk you through.  ...

Home Theater and other Projectors at CES 2014
January 12, 2014

Greetings projector fans, This will be the first of several blogs about projectors, and also other cool stuff that I saw at CES.   In this first blog, I'll talk about home theater projectors and home entertainment projectors seen there.  This is the fi ...

BenQ W1500 Home Entertainment Projector - A First Look Review
December 23, 2013

The BenQ W1500 is the "flagship" of BenQ's home entertainment projector fleet.  Similar to the popular W1070, and the W1080ST - a short throw version of the W1070, this W1500 comes with some extra features, a zoom lens with 1.6:1 zoom range (the W1070 ...

Optoma HD131Xe Projector Review Going Live
December 15, 2013

UPDATE: This review of the Optoma HD131XE is now live. Read it here. Greetings projector fans, this is just a really quick note to say that the HD131Xe home entertainment projector review is almost done.  I've just begun the summary.   As is traditiona ...

Optoma HD131Xe Home Projector - A "First Look" Review
December 11, 2013

Greetings to all of you interested in Optoma's HD131Xe home theater projector. The Optoma HD131Xe, an entry level home entertainment projector with 1080p resolution and 3D, packs a lot of punch! The full review of the Optoma HD131Xe should post a few d ...

Sony VPL-HW55ES Posting In 3 Hours
December 6, 2013

Greetings Projector fans! I apologize for being very late with this Sony VPL-HW55ES home theater projector review.  It's been a brutal two weeks since we launched the new website.  Although from your side of the site, as a visitor, things are working r ...

Updates: Projector Videos posting this week, site changes
December 1, 2013

Greetings fans of home theater projectors, First, this week we'll be posting video reviews of the   Epson Pro Cinema 6030 UB and Epson 4030 projectors.  These will be available to all.  For our members, we're posting a video just for you:  BenQ W1070 / ...

First Read: Navigating the New Projector Reviews website
November 23, 2013

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 ...

Welcome To the New Projector Reviews Website: A First Read
November 22, 2013

Greetings projector fans, enthusiasts, and folk who just appreciate all the  advantages of a having the really big screen and a gorgeous picture. This is our newly redesigned website, that launched (finally) on November 21st.  As with all sites we're c ...

Site Redesign: The new Projector Reviews launches Monday 11/18
November 15, 2013

Greetings projector fans. My Web designer, and web developer folks say that this coming Monday is the day.  It's locked in stone!   No more delays. My apologies to all, and no one more than my family, all of whom help out with the site and have had to ...

Redesigned Projector Website Days Away
November 12, 2013

Greetings projector fans, this us just a brief update.  We're trying to get the Projector Reviews redesigned website up this week.  With a little luck that means before Thursday, but I can't even contemplate not getting it up this week. I sure hope you ...

Epson Home Cinema 5030 UB Projector Review is Live!
October 29, 2013

Greetings,  last evening I posted the Home Cinema 5030 UB projector review.  As usual, more work to be done, lots of images to still add, but let me tell you the story that you'll find told inside the HC5030UB projector review as well. This isn't about ...

Pro Cinema 4030 First Look Review is posted
October 21, 2013

The Pro Cinema 4030 offers 2000 lumens and a three year warranty Greetings!  I just posted a "first look" review on the Epson Pro Cinema 4030 home theater projector, but due to getting close to our switchover to our new site, it made sense to put it on ...

The Projectors Are Coming, the Projectors are Coming!
October 17, 2013

This new Epson 6030UB replaces last year's model with performance enhancements. Greetings Projector fans!  OK, I now have some real information about what's coming in for review over the next two weeks - a grand total of 5 projectors scheduled to a ...

Mitsubishi Quits Projectors
October 11, 2013

That' the news here in the US.  I was informed this morning that Mitsubishi is exiting the front projector business.  When I was being told, I first figured they were talking only about home theater projectors, but no, it covers all their business and ...

Where Have All The NEW Home Theater Projectors Gone - Long Time Passing?
October 8, 2013

The Pro Cinema 4030 offers 2000 lumens and a three year warranty, it was the one of the few under $3000 projectors announced. CEDIA news of new home theater projectors this year must be a major disappointment to most home theater enthusiasts.  I person ...

Sony VPL-VW600ES 4K Projector - A First Look
October 7, 2013

Greetings everyone, I've just spent 3 days with the VW600ES here in my theater!  I've already blogged about it extensively, now it's time to share my first impressions about its performance.  Before I get started, here are some of the basics again.  Pr ...

New: JVC DLA-X700R Home Theater Projector
October 7, 2013

Shown at CEDIA, the JVC DLA-X700R projector (and it's twin from the "Pro" division, the DLA-RS57U) clock in at $7999. JVC's DLA-X700R offers superb black levels, 3D capability and 1300 lumens for $7999. Shipping in November? These models will repla ...

Sony VPL-VW1100ES 4K and 3D Projector!
October 3, 2013

Let's chat a minute about Sony's VPL-VW1100ES Projector.  If you are one of my regular readers, you should know two things:  First, I'm a black level fanatic, not a lunatic, but unless black level performance is already approaching the best, I'll opt f ...

JVC Pro Launches The DLA-RS67 Home Theater Projector at CEDIA 2013
October 3, 2013

JVC, as many of you know, has both  Pro and  Consumer divisions that offer the same home theater projectors through different dealers, so with that in mind, JVC DLA-RS67 Home Theater Projector - Awesome Black Levels, 3D and lots more. let's talk briefl ...

JVC DLA-X900R Home Theater Projector - New Flagship Wows at CEDIA 2013
October 3, 2013

Every year both JVC divisions - Consumer and Pro, offer a new flagship projector, in this case, the Consumer division's is the DLA-X900R.  The JVC DLA-X900R like its predecessors, is $11,999, and like them, is the "best of the best" in terms of build q ...

Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector - New For Your Home Theater at CEDIA
October 3, 2013

Sony's lastest 2K Projector, the VPL-HW55ES comes in white or gray/black finish Wow!  The VPL-HW55ES almost escaped my notice at CEDIA.  I am fixated with the new 4K projectors which were both being demo'd in blacked out rooms, so almost overlooked ...

Sony VPL-VW600ES Projector - CEDIA 2013
October 1, 2013

Greetings projector fans, it's time to talk about the two new Sony projectors.  This blog will cover the more "affordable" Sony VPL-VW600ES, priced at a mere $14999. Sony's VPL-VW600ES - Lowest cost true 4K projector, 1700 lumens and amazing! Updat ...

CEDIA Show - 7 new Epson Home Projectors - Summary
September 23, 2013

Greetings Home Theater Projector folks! Over the last two days I've published blogs on all the new Epson projectors officially being announced this week at the CEDIA 2013 show in Denver.  This short blog serves as an overview, with links to each, for y ...

Epson Pro Cinema 6030UB Projector - Showing at CEDIA 2013
September 23, 2013

Epson's new Pro Cinema 6030UB replaces the 6020UB we reviewed last year.  Consider the Pro Cinema 6030UB to be a straight replacement for last year's top Epson projector. This new Epson 6030UB replaces last year's model with performance enhancement ...

New EPSON Pro Cinema G4855WU Projector Pricing Update
September 23, 2013

Greetings, projectors fans!   As I suspected and mentioned in previous posts this past weekend, the pricing of the Pro Cinema 4855WU was a little suspicious at $4855.  Seemed like a typo, since every Epson projector tends to be priced ending in $..99. ...

New Epson Pro Cinema 4030 Projector Coming in October
September 21, 2013

Epson has a new lower end 3D and 2D capable home theater projector in their lineup, and they're calling it the Pro Cinema 4030.   Expect the pricing of the Pro Cinema 4030 to be under $3000.  For that price the projector comes bundled with a spare lamp ...

Epson Home Cinema 5030UB / 5030UBe Projector
September 21, 2013

2013 CEDIA trade show is upon us and with it, Epson unveils the new Home Cinema 5030UB and 5030 UBe projectors to replace the 5020 models.  In that sense there's no great surprise, the Home Cinema 5030UB and it's almost identical twin will have improve ...

Epson Pro Cinema 4855WU Projector - New at CEDIA
September 21, 2013

Epson Ultra Bright Pro Cinema G4855WU Projector Is Announced at CEDIA Epson has been shipping some of the brightest projectors for home use for some time, and this Pro Cinema G4855WU projector is no exception! UPATE:  I originally reported this past we ...

Epson to Launch Ultra Bright, Pro Cinema G6550WU Home Theater Projector:
September 21, 2013

As mentioned in other blogs I’m posting tonight, I got a sneak peak at Epson’s new fall home projector lineup, including the Pro Cinema G6550WU at Epson’s US headquarters a couple of weeks ago. The Pro Cinema G6550WU is the second of a new class of pro ...

Epson Launching Pro Cinema G6900WU Ultra Bright Home Theater Projector
September 21, 2013

Wow!  I got to visit Epson a few weeks ago, to get a preview of the new Pro Cinema G6900WU and other new projectors that Epson will officially announce at the CEDIA tradeshow in Denver in a few days.  Of course back then I wasn’t allowed to leak a word ...

Hot New Projectors Coming From Epson at CEDIA
September 20, 2013

Greetings everyone, I've got some good info about Epson's new home theater projectors. You'll have to wait until tomorrow though (actually late tonight), when I'll post some tasty details. This is just a quick note from your fav projector blogger (I ho ...

The latest on the launch of the new Projector Reviews website
August 28, 2013

Greetings projector fans, I have disappointing news to share today.  The new site, 95% done, will likely be delayed by at least a month.  It's not an operational issue, but rather a survival one.  It comes down not to projectors but search engines like ...

Projector Reviews Update
August 17, 2013

Greetings all, Sorry, been real busy, what with the new site conversion and all.  Launch for the "new" projector reviews site is now in less than 72 hours.  We will even have an interview video about the whys and wherefores in creating the new, improve ...

Viewsonic PJD7820HD Projector - Update
August 3, 2013

Greetings -  Note this blog is old, but showing up on our new site (Nov 22).  Shortly all the blogs added in the last 3 months will appear.  Hang in there - art I know many of you are waiting for the PJD7820HD Projector review. PJD7820HD by Viewsonic - ...

Starting Our Projector Review of the Viewsonic PJD7820HD - 1080p, $699
July 15, 2013

Greetings projector fans! I've got the PJD7820HD all fired up and am watching it.  This PJD7820HD was one of the most talked about projectors at Infocomm.  Why? At $699, it's a "crossover" projector, suitable for business use or home entertainment.  I ...

Home Theater and Home Entertainment Projector Reviews On Deck
July 11, 2013

Greetings again, time to let you know what's in the works. It's lower end home projector time.  We've recently reviewed the Acer H6510BD, the BenQ W1070 and W1080ST, all under $1300 projectors (as low as the Acer's $799!)  Well, there's more coming. Cu ...

Home Entertainment Projectors - Rough Around The Edges
July 10, 2013

Some manufacturers are getting lazy, others have been so.  Time to motivate them to fix their erring ways. Therefore, it's time for me to bitch about my most hated feature or rather:  lack of feature.   This issue is something that affects many of the ...

Tomorrow's review: BenQ W1080ST
June 20, 2013

The BenQ W1080ST home entertainment projector review will go live tomorrow evening. The W1080ST is essentially a short throw lens version of the W1070, that sells for about $100 more, which works out to about $1099 in the US. Immediately following the ...

Education Projectors anyone?
May 8, 2013

Greetings one and all, This is just a quickie notification, that our annual Classroom Education projector report is going live this week.  I know that's off topic for this blog, but I figure some of you might be interested. As with all reports, it will ...

The Best Home Theater Projectors to Not Win A Best In Class award in 2013
April 9, 2013

Greetings home theater (projector) fans! How's that for a title.  I'm getting inundated (as usual) with folks defending their personal favorites that didn't pick up a major award this year.  So, I thought I would just remind everyone that there are mor ...

Best Home Theater Projectors - 2013 Report
March 25, 2013

Greetings,  Finally this year's awards for the best Home Theater Projectors currently available, are now published.  Again we offer a variety of awards:  Best In Class, Best In Class Runner-up, and Best In Class Special Awards. Click for this year's Be ...

2013 Home Theater Projector Report - Update
March 22, 2013

Greetings, home theater projector fans.  I am sorry to inform you that this year's Home Theater Projector Comparison report won't go live this weekend.  After much writing, and even more  frustration, I've scrapped most of the report format used in pre ...

The Projector Reviews Subscriber Section - More Good Info For You
March 16, 2013

Greetings Projector enthusiasts, home theater addicts, and first time projector buyers! Adding a Subscriber section to Projector Reviews is a tricky thing.  I'm of the sort of person who hates finding out one day, that I have to pay for something that ...

Smart Home Automation - Affordably and Efficently
March 16, 2013

Greetings everyone - it's Smart Home  Automation time at Projector Reviews! I promised a blog to tell you a bit about our "Smart Home" plans.  Here goes: We're creating a Dream Home!  It will be a Smart Home, a Connected Home, and lucky me, it's my hom ...

The Newly Redesigned Projector Reviews website - coming soon!
March 16, 2013

Greetings, Life is getting crazy, but I've been meaning for weeks to tell everyone, some details about the new Projector Reviews website, or should I say, redesigned and expanded. There's a lot to tell you.  The site is currently being redesigned, by a ...

Home Theater Projector Comparison Report - Soon!
March 13, 2013

Greetings projector enthusiasts, newbies, purists... It's almost time for the annual 1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report I'm done reviewing for the next week or so. I started writing up the  annual comparison report for home theater projecto ...

JVC DLA-X95R Projector - About as good as 2K Projectors Get...More:
February 13, 2013

Greetings, just a quick heads up. As previous reported, the JVC DLA-X95R home theater projector is here, and under review. This $11,999 projector is simply an X75R but with hand selected components. It's calibrated, I've watched 50 plus hours so far, a ...

Panasonic PT-AE8000U Home Theater Projector Pricing Update
January 28, 2013

Greetings all you home theater fans, I was in contact with Panasonic's projector group today, as I seemed to remember hearing about a price drop on their flagship PT-AE8000 home theatre projector, when I was attending CES. Well, I remembered correctly. ...

Projector Review Updates: Mitsubishi HC8000D
January 26, 2013

Greetings home theater projector fans, welcome to some "first look" comments on the HC8000D from Mitsubishi. New Mitsubishi HC8000D 3D DLP Home Theatre Projector This Mitsubishi H8000D is another DLP projector from Mitsubishi, similar to the white HC79 ...

CES 2013: The Wonderful World of 4K Ultra-HD and 3D - Our Time Has Almost Come
January 21, 2013

Greetings,   Yes, projector owners, Our time has almost come.  It is time for us to prepare, to consider, to plan our home theater - and home entertainment future.  4K is almost upon us, and 3D is being taken more and more seriously by more than a few ...

Updates on JVC and Mitsubishi Projector Reviews for Home Theatre
January 21, 2013

Greetings projector fans, it's time to review more JVC and Mitsubishi projectors. A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that we were expecting the JVC DLA-X75R, essentially identical to the DLA-RS56U from the JVC Pro division, and the Mitsubishi HC8000D. ...

Consumer Electronics Show - Projectors Large and Small
January 12, 2013

Greetings one and all, I had intended to do three or four blogs from the CES show.  So much for good intentions.  Part of the problem was that I didn't see a new home theater projector that I haven't seen before, until I visited Optoma, Wednesday after ...

Epson Introduces The Home Cinema 750HD at CES
January 7, 2013

Greetings, The HC750HD is expected to look like this HC710HD Epson has just announced its brightest home entertainment projector ever.  The Home Cinema 750HD, when it starts shipping in a couple of months, will be Epson's best 720p projector.  Pricing ...

BenQ W1070 projector review posting tonight
January 6, 2013

Greetings Everyone. This W1070 review is coming.  Lori's already doing first proofing of most pages.  We're heading out to celebrate a close friends birthday, and when we return in a few hours, I'll start writing the Summary page. With luck the review ...

New Videos from Projector Reviews TV!
December 21, 2012

Hi all, Lisa, Art's daughter here. I'm home from college for the holidays, but we're hard at work over here to bring you some great Projector Reviews TV videos, including review summaries, special topics and FAQs. Because December has been a big month ...

JVC DLA-X55R - and DLA-RS48 Projector - "First Look" Review
December 18, 2012

JVC DLA-X55R Projector Greetings Home Theater Projector Fans, This was going to be short, since I have much reviewing to do, but it didn't turn out that way. Let's get started with an overview of JVC's new DLA-X55R from their consumer group.  This proj ...

BenQ W1070 - A "First Look" Projector Review
December 14, 2012

Greetings everyone, BenQ's W1070: Affordable DLP, 3D, home entertainment projector The BenQ W1070 arrived about two weeks ago, but due to scheduling, all I could do was give it to Mike for calibration.  As soon as he returned it, we "put a stamp on it" ...

Mitsubishi HC7900DW Home Theater Projector - Determining Value
November 30, 2012

Greetings, projector fans, HC7900DW projector - good in a family room, great in a home theater As promised in the last review, I wanted to tell you a bit about how I decided in the last couple of days of the review, that the Mitsubishi HC7900 DW, deser ...

Home Theater Update: Mitsubishi HC7900DW, Optoma HD23, JVC, BenQ W1070, Comparisons
November 30, 2012

Greetings projector fans! Optoma's HD23 DLP home entertainment projector is our next review I've been slammed for weeks, with all these projectors arriving, so time to bring you up to speed, on what's going on, starting with the next review:  Final ...

Epson HC5020 UB Projector - Competitor's Page Update
November 14, 2012

I have finally posted the Epson's competitors page, which includes many paragraphs comparing it to the Panasonic PT-AE8000, as well as sections comparing to the other key home theater competition:  Sharp XV-Z30000, Optoma HD8300, Sony VPL-HW50ES (it's ...

Home Theater Update! - Panasonic PT-AE8000 and Viewsonic Reviews, more
October 16, 2012

Greetings.  This is just a quick update - one that I should have put out a few days ago, regarding the status of the Viewsonic Pro 9000 projector and the Panasonic PT-AE8000 projectors for your home theater. The Panasonic PT-AE8000 is here - Mike's cal ...

Viewsonic Pro9000 - Home Theater Projector - LED/Laser Lightsource
October 7, 2012

Greetings, The Viewsonic Pro9000 projector is back in action here.  With the Sony review finished, my attention again turns to this LED/Laser hybrid home theater projector.  Built around the same chassis as their business Pro8300, this new Pro9000 is g ...

Care to Game - on a Pico Projector - AAXA P4-X
October 6, 2012

Greetings gamers - who love projectors! My bad, Scott published some info in his blog, with info on lag tests of the AAXA P4-X pico projector.  Click here, to read his results.  His more complete write of of gaming with this little P4-X should be poste ...

Epson Home Cinema 5020 expected to arrive
October 5, 2012

Greetings everyone, Epson advises that a 5020 "should" arrive before the end of next week, maybe even a bit sooner. That is all! -art

Sony VPL-HW50ES Projector Review - In Process - A First Look!
September 22, 2012

Greetings, Let's talk some more, about Sony's VPL-HW50ES projector. The HW50ES Projector - Picture Quality is Excellent! Well, you've probably seen some of my previous home theater projector blogs from, and post CEDIA 2012.  If so, you probably think I ...

Panasonic PT-AE8000 Projector Shipping This Month?
September 11, 2012

The Panasonic PT-AE8000 - sold as PT-AT6000 in Europe I’m fresh back from CEDIA, and wanted to fill you folks in on the PT-AE8000 projector, which Panasonic was nice enough to bring by our place more than 2 weeks ago.  Sadly, they didn’t let me hang on ...

Sony VPL-HW50ES Projector - Sony Gets It Right
September 8, 2012

Greetings Projector Fans - in a couple of month's Sony's shiny new VPL-HW50ES should hit the streets.  This VPL-HW50ES is a new projector that slides into the lineup above the HW30ES and way below the VPL-VW95ES. Let's position it first.  The price tag ...

Mitsubishi Launches HC8000D and HC7900DW
September 7, 2012

I met with Mitsubishi yesterday at CEDIA. Mitsubishi is launching two new projectors at CEDIA.  The HC7900DW, the replacement for the HC7800D that we have reviewed.  I'm sure you are wondering about the W in the name.  Easy, stands for a white case, ra ...

Elite Screens shows passive 3D solution
September 6, 2012

Screen manufacturer Elite is showing a stack of projectors in their booth, projecting onto one of their screens. Using their processors you can double lumens by stacking 2 projectors, or you can stack four projectors for 3-D viewing with inexpensive 3D ...

Stewart Filmscreen launches CIMA Screen line
September 6, 2012

Greetings from day one at the studio. I just want to talk briefly about Stewart s CIMA screens. Stuart has always been known for hi quality screens with famous names like Studiotek 130 (found in most movie theaters), and the Firehawk G3. (I've owned bo ...

CEDIA 2012 The Search for Projectors - Begins
September 6, 2012

Greetings, short and sweet notes: First, we have "first look" short articles on all 5 new Epson projectors and the Panasonic. I got to work with them a week or two ago, but am finally allowed to share the info. Today, I should see a number of other new ...

Epson Home Cinema 3020 e Projector - Black Levels update
August 31, 2012

Greetings, this is going to be really short.  In the blog about this new Epson Home Cinema 3020 and 3020e, I mentioned I was not sure if the dynamic iris is operational in 3D! In all of last year's Epson's the dynamic features were not available in 3D. ...

Epson's Home Cinema 3020 and 3020e - Their new low cost 3D projectors
August 31, 2012

Greetings, Epson's Home Cinema 3020 - Great family room projector OK, pricing is still not set, best we can tell, but the Home Cinema 3020 and 3020e, probably won't be more than last year's 3010 and 3010e.  So far, though Epson has not indicated th ...

Epson Launching New Pro Cinema 6020 Projector
August 31, 2012

Greetings, Epson Pro Cinema 6020 Projector - 3D, Bright, great warranty This little blog on the new Epson Pro Cinema 6020, is a very similar blog to the one on the 5010 projector.  After all, these two projectors are about 95% the same. Expect the Epso ...

Epson Home Cinema 5020 Projector - What's Even Better?
August 31, 2012

Greetings everyone! Epson's new Home Cinema 5020UB Projector OK, around here we know all about the Epson models that the Home Cinema 5020UB and Home Cinema 5020UBe will replace.  The older 5010 has been a major favorite of ours. So, what's going to ...

New Epson Home Projectors - IFA and CEDIA Shows
August 31, 2012

Greetings Projector Fans! It's touch and go time here.  the big IFA tradeshow has begun in Germany, and as is the case most years, it's shortly before the US CEDIA tradeshow. Epson's new Home Cinema 5020UB looks like the older 5010 These two shows ...

Sharp XV-Z30000 Projector - Quick Comments
August 14, 2012

Greetings,  I'm freshly back from Outside Lands music festival, and dropping Lisa back off at college.  Mike's returning the Sharp XV-Z30000 projector in a couple of hours, so I can get back into some serious reviewing. The Sharp XV-Z30000 - Best In Ca ...

Home Theater: Sharp XV-Z30000 Projector - First Look
August 8, 2012

Greetings all, Sharp's 3D capable, XV-Z30000 home theater projector Today our second Sharp XV-Z30000 projector arrived.  The first, some of you may remember, arrived about 3 weeks ago, but it was freight damaged.  (Someone did an impressive job on ...

Projector Reviews TV - Something new for you!
July 12, 2012

Greetings projector fans! I've been playing with a concept which I call Projector Reviews TV, for about a year, and it's coming to fruition this month.  NO, I'm not launching a projector focused TV channel on DirecTV or cable.  It's not even a regular ...

Projector Updates
July 11, 2012

Greetings! Here's what's going on in terms of review projectors:  The low cost 720p Epson Home Cinema 710 has been calibrated by Mike and I'm working with that now (literally, I've got it projecting Mad Money, while writing this), hoping to publish the ...

Next Projector Reviews: Epson Home Cinema 710, Sharp XV-Z30000, SIM2
July 1, 2012

Greetings, We've received this new 720p Epson projector, and Mike has it now, for measurements and calibration.  I'll get it back on Monday and start running it through its paces. Sharp XV-Z30000 - Cool Sharp announced at CES in January, the XV-Z30000 ...

Acer H6500 review is now posted
June 30, 2012

Greetings, just a quick note, the Acer H6500 review is live.  Lori's still proofing, etc.  It's a nice little projector for the average consumer.  Too many idiosyncrasies, I think, for the enthusiast.  Still it does put out a maximum 2100 lumens, but m ...

Infocomm 2012 - The Hunt for Projectors
June 13, 2012

Greetings from Las Vegas, at the Infocomm 2012 show. For those of you not familiar, Infocomm is the big US show for displays.  There are plenty of projectors, but the show is dominated by LCDs Plasmas, LEDs, lots of digital signage. Infocomm is not a h ...

Outstanding Projector of the Year - Sony VPL-VW1000ES
June 13, 2012

Greetings all, Sony VPL-VW1000ES - a True 4K Projector for Home Theater The title says it all! After almost 6 weeks with the Sony VPL-VW1000ES, first, I have say, no question:  The VPL-VW1000ES is definitely, by my taste, the best Home Theater - or per ...

Annual Classroom Projector Report Posted!
June 4, 2012

Greetings all!  Most of the Classroom Projector Report: Best School Projectors for K-12 Education is up and ready! I will still be making a few changes, no doubt, including more smaller comparisons and overviews. The Epson BrightLink 485Wi interactive ...

Projector Reviews is getting Social
May 15, 2012

Hi everyone! Lisa, Art's daughter, here. You may have seen my named mentioned in a few reviews ("great for my daughter and her friends" or "just waiting on my daughter Lisa for the last couple images - she's in the midst of final exams at school"). If ...

Sony VPL-VW1000ES 4K Projector - Reviewer's Dream - 1st Look
May 3, 2012

Greetings! Sony VPL-VW1000ES 4K, 3D Projector I first saw a VPL-VW1000ES Home THEATER Projector at CEDIA last fall.  OK, everything always looks better in a fully blacked out demo room at a trade show, then in the real world.  Still, I really was dazzl ...

Annual Home Theater Report is Posted!
April 15, 2012

Greetings all,  Well, I've finally come up for air.  Most of the 1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report is up, and proofed, at this point. JVC Home Theater Projector Still will add a few things, and will try to get about 5-7 more direct compari ...

JVC DLA-X70R Projector Review is Posted
March 31, 2012

Greetings, the JVC X70 went live a few hours ago.  Still needs proofing, some additional content and images.  Enjoy.As many of you will expect, it's a great projector - at least for 2D.  3D, not so much (still a bit dim).  Unbeatable black level perfor ...

JVC DLA-X70 Projector - Comments on 4K
March 18, 2012

JVC DLA-X70 projector - 3D, and "4K" Greetings, I mentioned in the last blog, that the JVC DLA-X70 home theater projector has arrived, and Mike is calibrating it. It will be working in my theater not more than an hour or two after I return fr ...

Home Theater Projectors: St. Patty's Day Update
March 18, 2012

Greetings, I had to celebrate St. Patty's day in Florida.  I came down to Florida, primarily for business, but also a quick visit to family (the mom). I attended EHX in Orlando.  Sadly a smaller and smaller show each year, and I hear this is the last y ...

Panasonic PT-AR100U Home Theater Projector: A "First Look" Review
March 6, 2012

I know you've been waiting for this quick look at Panasonic's new super bright home theater and home entertainment projector, the PT-AR100U. Greetings projector fans, movie fans, sports fans, TV fans, and the world in general.  I've had a couple of day ...

Home Theater: Panasonic PT-AR100U Projector
March 2, 2012

It's about time!  At long last, a Panasonic PT-AR100U projector (click for specifications) has arrived for review. I'll start working with it tomorrow, should be fun. The PT-AR100U is a light canon of a projector. For those who don't recall anything ab ...

Gaming and Lag Times - BenQ vs Epson Projectors
March 1, 2012

Greetings gamers, etc. OK, I'm not the guy to write about gaming.  I've got two hard core gamers doing that - Pete and Scott.  But, Pete's just blogged on the Epson Home Cinema 5010 as a gaming projector and I just shipped him the W7000 (click for revi ...

BenQ W7000 Projector Update - Calibration
March 1, 2012

UPDATE: The BenQ W7000 calibration update has been posted! Read the review here. Greetings BenQ W7000 and home theater projector fans everywhere! I'm going to post our calibration settings tonight!   These settings are the ones that Mike came up with f ...

BenQ W7000 Projector Update: New Firmware - Better Black Levels
February 18, 2012

BenQ W7000 Projector UPDATE: The BenQ W7000 Review has been posted! Greetings Projector fans, As usual, I'm a day late and a dollar short, in getting out this blog.  This time I can share the blame with our friends at BenQ.  A promised Wednesday delive ...

BenQ W7000 Projector - Completing the Review
February 15, 2012

UPDATE: The BenQ W7000 projector review has been posted! Greetings all! BenQ confirmed that a full production W7000 should be delivered here by end of day. Not much to do to finish the review up, since other than a couple of minor things, this is reall ...

BenQ W7000 Review - Update 1-26-2012
January 26, 2012

UPDATE: The BenQ W7000 projector review has been posted! Greetings all, As many of you who have been waiting, knew, I had expected to have a replacement BenQ W7000 projector with the "final firmware" arrive right about now - a week or two after CES, to ...

Art to be podcasting about new products from CES!
January 9, 2012

Well hello there everyone! It's Lisa here, Art's daughter - the unsung hero. You can thank me for all the pretty images you see on Projector Reviews (I've spent many, MANY hours making sure his reviews look nice for you all). I'm blogging to let you kn ...

Mitsubishi HC7800D Projector Review - A First Look
January 7, 2012

UDPDATE: The full Mitsubishi HC7800D Review has been posted here. Greetings projector folk, it's time to give you a quick run down on the Mitsubishi HC7800D home theater projector, before the full review is ready. Mitsubishi HC7800D 3D Home Theater Pro ...

BenQ W7000 Update - Part 3
January 2, 2012

Greetings and Happy New Year! OK, I got distracted with all the holiday activities.  Let me bring you all up to speed on what I finally heard back from BenQ, in terms of answers to my questions. Lot's of hopefully really good news: I'll run though a nu ...

BenQ W7000 Projector Review: First Look, part 2
December 24, 2011

Here we go with more juicy information on the BenQ W7000! and a quick link back to the first W7000 review blog -art Greetings and happy holidays. It's almost Christmas Eve here in southern California, and we hope everyone is enjoying the season as much ...

BenQ W7000 Home Theater Projector A "First Look" Review
December 22, 2011

I know many have been waiting so, here's some useful information on the BenQ W7000 home theater projector, to get you started.   The W7000 BenQ rushed to me is pre-production, firmware version 0.22.  With a number that low, by now there are probably a ...

New Home Theater Projectors for Review
December 10, 2011

BenQ W7000, Mitsubishi HC7800D, SIM2 Nero 3D-2, Sony VPL-VW95ES Projectors Greetings home theater projector fans, Sorry, I've been remiss, regarding my blog.  I've just finished answering probably 25+ comments scattered around a dozen different blog pi ...

Panasonic PT-AE7000 Projector vs. Epson Home Cinema 5010
November 27, 2011

Greetings one and all.  Check out this link to our Comparison of the PT-AE7000 projector and the Home Cinema 5010.  These two projectors slug it out in 2D and 3D. If you've carefully read the individual projector reviews, you won't be surprised, but... ...

Update: Epson Home Cinema 5010 Projector - Price Info $2699 MAP
November 22, 2011

Greetings,  time to discuss the Epson Home Cinema 5010. Pricing turns out to be lower than most of us originally anticipated. Here are the official numbers per Epson:  and about $300 each less than I had expected until recently. Home Cinema 5010 -  MAP ...

Acer H9500BD Home Theater Projector - A First Look Review
November 20, 2011

Acer H9500 3D projector - $1699 MSRP Greetings home theater projector fans. Update 11/22/11 - the bulk of the review is posted, but for the competitors and screen recommendation pages.  Some more images (menus) and content to still be added. Here's the ...

Epson Home Cinema 5010 Projector - Review Update
November 20, 2011

Greetings one and all.  It's time for me to share some more tidbits about the Home Cinema 5010 now that I've run it side by side with the Panasonic PT-AE7000 for a few hours,  and also the Optoma HD8300. Mostly I've got great news so far, but also a di ...

Update: Epson Home Cinema 5010 Review Progress
November 16, 2011

Greetings people, The Home Cinema 5010 is here, or actually it's a Home Cinema 5010e. Upon opening it up, Mike quickly discovered that there are no THX modes.  This is different than the original Pro Cinema 6010 I had seen, and my expectations were tha ...

Next Home Theater Projector Reviews, PT-AE7000 Posted!
November 13, 2011

Greetings all,  Just an update as to what's going on, in terms of upcoming projector reviews.  The Panasonic PT-AE7000 wins a Hot Product Award.  We're starting reviews of the Acer H9500BD, Sony VPL-VW95ES, and Epson Home Cinema 5010.  More about the o ...

A short look at the Panasonic PT-AE7000 is Posted
November 7, 2011

UPDATE: The Panasonic PT-AE7000 home theater projector full review has been posted! Check it out. Greetings,   I've put the one page quick look on the main site.   Just click here to read some impressions so far on the PT-AE7000 projector.   The full p ...

Panasonic PT-AE7000 Projector Arrives Today
November 3, 2011

PT-AE7000 2D/3D Home Theater Projector Greetings all, I received tracking info from Panasonic , showing the PT-AE7000 home theater projector is being delivered this afternoon.  Mike's alerted, to pick it up for immediate calibration.  I'll start workin ...

An Update on the Vapex 106" Projector Screen Review - New Tensioned, Motorized Version
October 31, 2011

Greetings all, Almost exactly 2 years ago, I was asked by an advertiser - Visual Apex, to review their Vapex screen, which they bring in from Asia and sell under their Vapex brand.  I would generally refer to this as a private label screen, and reviewi ...

Projector Reviews: Review Schedule Update - Epson, Sony, Panasonic
October 8, 2011

UPDATE: The Sony VPL-HW30ES projector review has been posted! Greetings everyone, Some last minute changes. As some of you have noticed, we've published the GT750 Optoma review, although some aspects won't be finished until I return from vacation (such ...

Sony VPL-HW30ES 2D and 3D Home Theater Projector - Behind Door #3
October 1, 2011

Sony VPL-HW30ES Projector offers 2D and 3D Performance UPDATE: The Sony VPL-HW30ES projector review has been posted! OK, here's the scoop on our third recent projector arrival for review, Sony's new VPL-HW30ES - replacement for their VPL-VWPro1, which ...

3D Projectors: Epson Home Cinema 3010 Projector - Behind Door #2
October 1, 2011

Epson's $1599 Home Cinema 3010 - a 2D and 3D Projector Greetings all of you folks that have just been dying to learn more about Epson's new, and least expensive 3D capable 1080p projector; the Home Cinema 3010. The Home Cinema 3010 projector has an ...

Behind This Door - Projector Number 1: Optoma GT750 Game Projector
October 1, 2011

Greetings everyone, just a heads up.  I'm finished with the 3D capable, Optoma GT750 gaming projector review, except for: 1.  Finishing writing up the projector review and posting it.   I'm trying for late tonight, but definitely posted by end of day S ...

Amazon Fire and iPad2: No Competition - Just Price vs. Performance
September 28, 2011

OK, OK!  This blog is almost definitely off topic, but not quite.  After all, the Amazon Fire, and the IPad2 tablets can download movies from the internet, and both devices can ultimately feed that to your home theater system, including your home theat ...

Optoma HD8300 Home Theater Projector - Review just posted!
September 23, 2011

Greetings all! Check it out.  HD8300 full projector review Not bad at all, a good single chip DLP projector with really good color, and a couple of rough edges. -art

3D Entertainment Summit - A taste of the Future?
September 21, 2011

The 3D Entertainment summit (and the adjoining mobile summit), have seen some interesting thoughts (and technology). First of all, I sat and listened to a panel with James Cameron, who is very big on 3D (can you say Avatar...). He and others have dazzl ...

Optoma HD8300 Projector Review is starting
September 15, 2011

Greetings, The HD8300 - Optoma's flagship 1080p 3D capable, home projector has landed. Mike will be by shortly to pick it up for calibration, and my work on it starts tomorrow. With luck most of it will be posted by Monday. Because of limited time, and ...

CEDIA Wrap Up - Home Theater Projectors: Runco, and SIM2
September 14, 2011

Greetings,  Well, to date I've mostly ignored the higher end projectors such as Runco, SIM2 and Digital Projection.  So far I've covered home theater projectors from  Sony, JVC, Epson, Mitsubishi and other well recognized brand names.  In this blog I'd ...

DirecTV - An Experience with Customer Service
September 13, 2011

This is off-topic for this blog, but I've had a couple of experiences with DirecTV of late, and since many of us move from cable to satellite, and from satellite to cable, etc., there might be a useful tidbit hiding in my experience with DirecTV.  Firs ...

More CEDIA - Epson, Panasonic, SIM2, Runco, etc.
September 10, 2011

Greetings home theater projector fans, Couple of busy days, and much partying, I had hoped to do more blogging late last night, but the fates had it otherwise. This will be my last blog before a final walk through of the show (only an hour of time to s ...

New Projectors at CEDIA - Sony and JVC
September 8, 2011

Greetings, Just a couple of quick notes on the new JVC's and a touch more on Sony projectors. JVC's been busy. They've replaced the RS40, RS50 and RS60, with their new DLA-RS45, RS55 and RS65. Each has new features, and should also prove to be brighter ...

OMG - SONY shows VPL-VW1000ES 4K Home Theater Projector
September 7, 2011

OK sports fans - and movie fans, HDTV fans, and even Discovery HD fans... I just left the Sony Press conference, (9/7) the evening before the CEDIA show floor opens for the masses. The VPL-VW1000ES is the first - and (you know how I love the term) IMPR ...

New Epson 3D Projectors - a major Correction
September 6, 2011

Greetings, I'll keep this short and sweet.  I will immediately be updating the key previous blog on the new projectors as well as the "First Look" Previews posted on the main www.projectorreviews.com website. My error, I had mis-understood that the e m ...

New Epson Home Theater Projectors - A First Look!
September 2, 2011

Introducing two new series of 3D capable Epson home theater projectors.  Believe it or not, we're talking two different core projectors, and several variations, including a very interesting twist!!! Epson launches new 3D Home theater projectors - Home ...

Projector Blog - posting comments and answers. Also Next Blog
September 1, 2011

Greetings all, I'm running a bit slower than usual clearing comments for posting. Please hang in there. I've had to head to Florida, until CEDIA next Wednesday, as my mom (87), just had major surgery. Things are pretty hectic. I'm going to try to get c ...

Optoma HD33 Home Theater Projector - A First Look
August 22, 2011

UPDATE: The Optoma HD33 projector review is now posted! Greetings sports fans, I'm typing while sitting 10 feet from a 100" diagonal image of a pre-season NFL game.  I'm watching in the User mode, which Mike set up as best mode,  calibrated to 6500K.   ...

Epson 3D Projector - Exists!
August 18, 2011

8/22 - My apologies. I have pulled down the images of the "rumored Epson".  I've done this at Epson's request, and I understand their issues, and I'm not here with the goal of being the first to reveal ultra super secret photos of the 2016 Mercedes AMG ...

Optoma HD33 3D Projector Review In Process
August 18, 2011

Optoma HD33 - lowest cost 3D capable 1080 projector UPDATE: The Optoma HD33 projector review is now posted! Greetings all! Following up on yesterday's brief blurb, the HD33 from Optoma, a $1499 1080p projector enters the market as the least expensive 3 ...

Optoma HD33 Projector Arrives Tomorrow for Review - 3D Capable
August 17, 2011

UPDATE: The Optoma HD33 projector review is now posted! Just a quick note folks. The HD33 home theater projector is in transit - may even arrive today. This is Optoma's lowest cost, new 1080p projector to be 3D capable - and 2D, of course. Optoma also ...

Blog from Outside Lands festival
August 12, 2011

Greetings, No projectors today, as this is the first day of the Outside Lands festival in Golden Gate park. I'm here with Lisa, the daughter, for three days, then across the bridge from San Francisco, to Berkeley where we unload her (and all her stuff) ...

Epson 3D Projector In the Works! - Part 1 Rumors
August 8, 2011

Greetings all, Call it a rumor, smoke and mirrors, a future product, and toss in some educated guesses, but it seems almost certain that Epson will have a shiny new 3D projector to roll out at CEDIA and, in Europe, at IFA.     Of course such a new Epso ...

Panasonic PT-AE7000 3D Projector - A "First Look" Review
July 28, 2011

Greetings from Panasonic West.  Ok, not really!   Panasonic in the US, is HQ'd in Secaucus, NJ.  But they have their digital labs out by Universal Studios in LA.  Today, I got a first look at Panasonic's PT-AE7000 3D and 2D, 1080p home theater projecto ...

Mitsubishi HC9000D projector review just posted
July 27, 2011

Greetings, here's the short version: Mitsubishi's HC9000D is another excellent 2D projector with 3D capabilities, competing with similarly capable projectors  in the $4K - $12K range.  It's got a few more lumens for 3D than the Sony VW90ES, and the Sha ...

Optoma GT720 Game Projector Review - Tonight
July 18, 2011

UPDATE: The Optoma GT720 projector review has been posted! Greetings! Just a quick note, our full projector review of the Optoma GT720 gaming projector will post by 9pm (pacific time), tonight! It will have links to both of our serious gaming bloggers. ...

Another week, another Gaming and Projector Blogger - Meet Scott S. - Gamer #2
July 11, 2011

Visit our second gaming blog here at Projector Reviews, written by Scott, "Projectors and the World of PC Gaming" now! UPDATE: Scott has posted his first review of the Optoma GT720 gaming projector on his blog! Check it out! Greetings everyone! Well, I ...

RonJ's first blog - An Understanding of 3D and Projectors
July 2, 2011

Hi!  OK, RonJ's own blog is up and running.  As promised, therefore, I'm deleting it from here (with a link to his first blog article on his own blog:  Projectors:  The Technical Side...     This blog is Titled:  Moving to 3D Click to enjoy. A couple o ...

Introducing our Technical Side of Home Theater and Projectors blog meister - Ron Jones
July 1, 2011

Visit Ron's blog, "Home Theater and Projectors: The Technical Side" now! Hi everyone, It's time for me to introduce another new blogger on our site.  Welcome Ron Jones, below he's provided a brief introduction to himself, and tomorrow I'll be posting h ...

Mitsubishi HC9000D 3D 1080p projector arriving next week
June 30, 2011

UPDATE: The Mitsubishi HC9000D projector review has been posted! For review... That's it folks. I haven't seen it since CES, where the setup had problems (very engineering sample, and shipping damaged), but still managed 3D. With a price tag over $5K, ...

Optoma HD3300 3D 1080p Projector with HDMI 1.4a Unofficial News
June 26, 2011

I haven't been able to track down a preliminary data sheet for the HD3300 projector, who's news leaked at Infocomm, but there seems to be some consensus, as to what the HD3300 is. It would seem that the Optoma HD3300 is a more feature laden HD33.  The ...

ViewSonic VP3D1 HD 3D Processor Review: Blu-Ray 3D, HDTV, on Optoma GT720
June 26, 2011

The ViewSonic VP3D1 3D processor earns our Special Interest Award! Eureka! It works! I'm talking about ViewSonic's VP-3D1.  What is it? What works? The VP3D1 lets you watch 1080p 3D content from Blu-ray 3D discs and other, including HDTV sources, on 3D ...

New Sony VPL-HW30ES 3D Home Cinema Projector
June 21, 2011

Wow!  This is cool.  The announcement of the VPL-HW30ES first appeared almost a week ago, over in Europe.  I heard about it at the end of Infocomm.  Sorry it's taken me so long to write about the HW30ES, or HW30, whichever it ends up being called.   Th ...

New Optoma HD33 Entry Level 1080p 3D home theater projector - The Scoop!
June 20, 2011

Greetings! I mentioned the Optoma HD33 the other day, when I wrote about the unofficial HD8300, I said that there was also supposed to be an HD33 projector or it might be an HD3300. Well, with much digging - that is - searching the internet. Optoma's b ...

New Optoma HD8300 Full HD 3D Home Theater Projector
June 16, 2011

I wish I could tell you for sure, that there will be an Optoma HD8300 projector. I hope that this Optoma 3D home theater projector really will exist later this summer or fall. Truth is, I met with Optoma this morning, and they had nothing to say about ...

New Panasonic Home Theater Projector - From Infocomm
June 16, 2011

6/15/11 Update: Panasonic's first 1080p 3D home theater projector, was just announced here at Infocomm.  The forthcoming 3D projector from Panasonic, will be shown at the CEDIA show in September, and will ship sometime after that, but before year end. ...

Optoma GT720 Game Projector - A projector for gamers
May 27, 2011

Greetings all, First, Pete - our new gaming blogger has shipped me the GT720 so I can do the full review. He's done for now.  Pete reports he played a range of different types of games on it, with great success, and has much to report, which he's alrea ...

Runco LightStyle LS-5 Home Theater Projector - on Deck for a Review
May 24, 2011

Naturally, Mike picked up the Runco, for measurements and possible calibration.   Naturally, it did not require a real calibration, though Mike did tweak a couple of things.  As he put it, Runco pretty much starts out calibrated.   So, what have we her ...

BenQ W1200 - Our next Projector Review - an overview
May 24, 2011

UPDATE: The BenQ W1200 projector review has been posted! Just a quick update:   The W1200 is now at photo shoot stage (tonight), and I'm already starting to write up the standard stuff - the Physical Tour, Performance page, etc.  -art Greetings everyon ...

Panes a Pain at Projector Reviews
May 21, 2011

Greetings everyone,  Sorry I've been a bit out of touch.  Two weeks of travel in the last 23 days, (from So. Cal, to Hawaii, then a break, then Washington D.C.   But I got a lot of work done (and some play).   I'm back for a good 10 days, then off to I ...

JVC DLA-RS60 Projector - April update, also DLA-HD250Pro
April 20, 2011

Greetings all, OK I"m back a week now from the NAB show in Las Vegas, where I did get some face time with JVC.   I'd love to say that I got all the answers, but at least I learned some things. though nothing shocking or surprising.  At least you get to ...

Pete's Gaming and Projectors Blog
April 13, 2011

Hello all! My name is Pete Connolly and I’m very excited to start helping out here at Projector Reviews.  I spend a lot of time in front of the big screen with a controller in my hand and hope to share some of my thoughts and experiences on pairing vid ...

Meet Pete - Our Gaming Projector Blogger - Gamers Welcome!
April 13, 2011

Greetings All, I would like to tell you about a new blog launching on our site in the next few days.  More importantly, t0  tell you we've got an expert to blog on the topic of gaming and projectors. Gaming!  As we all know, one popular aspect of ownin ...

Update: Home Theater Projector Reviews and the Home Theater Report
April 6, 2011

Greetings all. I've been a goodly number of emails or comments asking me when the big annual report for home theater projectors will come out, along with our Best In Class Awards. The short version is, the 2011 1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison R ...

Art the Blogger: Confession - Procuring Projectors and Blogging
March 22, 2011

Greetings all, fun time - forgive, a short rant, since I am offended!   Our government, you may not know passed a law requiring me as a blogger to provide a level of information on my activities that they wouldn't dare ask a teacher or doctor. As some ...

JVC DLA-RS60 Projector Review - Update
March 21, 2011

Greetings! I've decided to complete the JVC DLA-RS60 review (click for specs) - also known as the X9, from JVC's consumer group, based on our original findings. We've learned a lot since then, though not from JVC. Had I known it would take so long for ...

3D Projectors - Sony VPL-VW90ES Projector - Got a "Live one" - First Look Review
March 8, 2011

Greetings, VPL-VW90ES - 2D and 3D Projector I'm back in 3D projector heaven, thanks to the arrival of the Sony VPL-VW90ES, Sony's $10,000 replacement for the VW85.  The VW90ES brings you 3D in a package claiming 1000 lumens.  It doesn't deliver on all ...

Runco LS10d home theatre projector - Review in final stages
March 8, 2011

Greetings, Runco's 3 chip DLP LifeStyle LS-10d projector Just a quick note.  I've finished working on Runco's $27,995 LS10d projector, and am in final write-up mode.  Lisa's finishing the last of the image processing tonight (resizing, cropping, et ...

Serious Stuff: Runco LS10 Home Theater Projector - A First Look
February 21, 2011

Update: The Runco LS10 review is completed. It's not easy to talk the high end home theater projector manufacturers to provide us with review projectors, but we did it, we have here Runco's new 1080p LS10 projector - or by its more formal name, the Lif ...

JVC RS60 - one extra day's Delay - Thank FedX
February 8, 2011

Greetings everyone, Well for those waiting for the JVC DLA-RS60 (specs) review, we lost a day getting the unit back to JVC to be checked out. So all you folk out there give a round of thanks to Fedex - here's the scoop! We had put in a request for a pi ...

Projectors website feedback please - New changes
February 5, 2011

Greetings all, In our attempt to provide you more, better information on projectors, this week (Monday) we rolled out a newly designed homepage.  Projector Reviews now looks very different from before, as we've gone to a panes design for the homepage. ...

JVC DLA-RS60 Projector - a quick first look
February 4, 2011

Greetings to all you home theater projector fans, and especially JVC projector fans... This isn't great news about the new JVC DLA-RS60 (specs), or at least our RS60 review. We're delayed.  It would seem our review unit has a problem, or, at least, tha ...

New Homepage for Projector Reviews - Fixes being made
February 2, 2011

Greetings, OK, I've received some less than enthusiastic comments about the new operation, though people seem to like the look. Despair NOT! We are fixing the obvious issue - when you click one of the pane buttons, that pane should stay frozen, until y ...

Newest Review is Posted: Viewsonic Pro8200 projector
February 1, 2011

The review went live just a bit ago.  As usual, it's a work in progress.  Lori will have to proof, I still have the competitors section, the Pros and Cons, and Menus and Remote Control to finish, plus HDTV, sports images have to be added.  All in the n ...

Projector Reviews Launches New Home Page, Navigation
January 31, 2011

Greetings all, These changes to Projector Reviews, have been a long time in coming.  Check out the new home page.  It builds on the theme changes we started last summer. Here's a quick overview of what we've done, why, and how it should make your visit ...

Home Theater Projectors - JVC DLA-RS60 Arrives - when it rains - it pours
January 29, 2011

Greetings all, The floodgates are apparently now open (if 3 months late).  the JVC DLA-RS60 (click for specs) - JVC's top of the line home theater projector, landed here yesterday 1/28/11.   The DLA-RS60 is a 3D projector (and of course 2D) using JVC's ...

Sharp XV-Z17000 3D Projector - A First Look Review
January 27, 2011

The Sharp XV-Z17000 looks like it's predecessor Wow, a practical 1080p home theater projector.  I set the Sharp XV-Z17000 down on the table in my theater, plugged it in, connected it to my PS3, and DirecTV box, and dropped in Alice In Wonderland in ...

Viewsonic Pro8200 Projector Update
January 27, 2011

Update: The Viewsonic Pro8200 projector review has been completed and published. Greetings all.  For those of you who read my previous post, or commented about the Pro8200 projector, you are aware of some issues.  I've addressed these to Viewsonic, and ...

Mitsubishi HC9000D 3D Projector - First Look, from CES 2011
January 12, 2011

OK, I got my second look at the HC9000D (click for specs) at CES, although it was first revealed at CEDIA last September. Mitsubishi's new HC9000D 3D home theater projector At that time, it was a first gen engineering sample, and had issues with the 3D ...

Home Theater Projectors - Action at CES -Panasonic Projectors
January 11, 2011

Time to fill you in, re what I learned at CES about home theater projectors.  As someone pointed out, the last blog mostly focused on pico projectors.  (Hey, they may not be "home theater" but they are "portable" theater, and techically, with some push ...

Pico Projectors at CES - and Pico Projector Cameras and...
January 6, 2011

Very cool! Last night I attended the Digital Experience (the major Press only event) at the CES Show, and pico projectors and pico projector containing devices were in abundance.  More than 100 vendors were showing off their technology, mostly at small ...

Viewsonic Pro8200 - a First Look projector review
January 5, 2011

Update: The Viewsonic Pro8200 review has been posted! Greetings all, I must be brief.  Here are some tidbits about the Viewsonic Pro8200.  Technically I should have left for the Consumer Electronics Show about 10 minutes ago, but I still have another 3 ...

Local Gamer wanted - To Review Home Projectors for Gaming Abilities
December 23, 2010

Greetings all, Lots of readers have asked about gaming on various home theater projectors. OK, I've concluded that I'll never be a real gamer - certainly not one with the gaming experience, etc. to make good judgement calls on whether a given projector ...

Sony VPL-VWPRO1 Home Theater Projector - Review time
December 20, 2010

Greetings! Sony's new moderately priced VPL-VWPRO1 is now shipping, and according to Fedex, and Sony, one is inbound, and arriving tomorrow the 21st. The VWPro1 projector replaces the HW15, and like it, the PRO1 (it's Sony's idea to make PRO all caps), ...

Epson Home Theater Projectors - EU and US Projector Equivalents
December 14, 2010

Greetings, OK, my thanks to the folks at Epson America, marketing, for putting together this handy-dandy list that now cross references current US and EU Epson projectors, so you all can keep things straight - which has always been a challenge.  Here y ...

December Projectors Update - and Projector Reviews new Home
December 1, 2010

Greetings all, OK, I haven't been writing much.  Today is the 27th day Projector Reviews Inc., myself, Lori, etc. are now living in our new home. That also means it's 28 days since we moved out of the last house, with all my gear packed up, and my two ...

More Projector Reviews Site Changes - and More Projectors
November 11, 2010

Greetings all, We continue to improve our projector site, and I just wanted to bring you up to speed on some of the new changes. Also, I'm open to suggestions for further improvements - keep things modest though - I'm talking the site, not individual r ...

Projectors - Upcoming Reviews
October 23, 2010

Greetings all you fans of projectors! Let me say, this is a strange year.  Normally by the later part of October each year, I'm knee deep in new projectors - for home theater, to review.  This year, seems we're off to a late start.  Of the new projecto ...

Pico Projectors - at Last - and Impressive
October 19, 2010

3M, AAXA, and Optoma pico projectors, LG Pocket projector For anyone interested, I've finally gotten this year's Pico projector report up, to give you an idea of what changes have happened, where the improvements are.  And the big question: How good ar ...

Optoma Unveils First 1080p 3D to 720p 3D Conversion Solution - Press Release
September 29, 2010

Comment by Projector Reviews staff: This $399 device lets the owner of an Optoma 3D 720p projector, hook up to, say a Blu-ray player with HDMI 1.4a (needed by both player and projector to view movies in the Blu-ray 3D standard).  The box not only handl ...

Epson Home Cinema 8350 Projector - A quick comment
September 29, 2010

Greetings all, Since I've been pounded with emails about the Home Cinema 8350, here, in a nutshell, is the important knowledge I've acquired so far. Black levels have definitely improved.  Whether, however, this is an ultra high contrast projector I st ...

Runco Introduces Value Series, LS-10 for Home Theaters - Press Release
September 29, 2010

Runco LS-10d/LS-10i Comment by Projector Reviews staff: The LS10 series is the first low-cost 3 chip 1080p from Runco.  MSRP starts at under $22,000.  We reviewed the LS-7 and LOVED it!  This new LS-10 we expect to be amazing!   New Runco Projectors Se ...

Sharp Introduces 3D Projector, XV-Z17000 - Press Release
September 28, 2010

Sharp XV-Z17000 Comments by Projector Reviews staff: Not to be left out, Sharp also unveiled its first 3D ready projector at CEDIA last week, the XV-Z17000.  Projected availability, however, is not until  January 2011, and no price has been set yet.  O ...

Epson Adds New Technology/New Line for Customer Installers - Press Release
September 28, 2010

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 21000 Comment by Projector Reviews staff: Epson, the recognized industry leader, has created a new line of home theater projectors, featuring 1080p 3LCD Reflective Technology (similar to LCos technology), a first for them.  ...

Sony VPL-VW90ES - 3D plus Runco D-73d and SIM2 3D Projectors
September 27, 2010

Greetings, back home now. Catch up tie starting with the new  Sony VPL-VW90ES. The flight back to the west coast, was long enough, and a full flight.  As soon as the guy in front of me is allowed to put back his seat, there went my chance to get any re ...

Sony Introduces VPL-VWPRO1 Home Theater Projector - Press Release
September 27, 2010

Comments by Projector Reviews Staff: While 3D is the "latest and greatest" in home theater projectors, Sony has also introduced a new 2D home theater projector, the VPL-VWPRO1, a more affordable home theater solution priced at about $3400 and that incl ...

Sony Enters 3D Home Cinema Market - Press Release
September 27, 2010

Comment by Projector Reviews Staff: Not to be left behind in the wave of 3D home theater projectors entering the consumer market, Sony has introduced the new VPL-VW90ES at CEDIA.  Sony's reputation in the projector industry is outstanding for color rep ...

JVC Enters Low-Cost Home Theater Projector Market - Press Release
September 25, 2010

Comment by Projector Reviews Staff: Until now, JVC projectors have been priced at or above $5000 MSRP, making them too expensive for some home theater projector consumers to consider.  But JVC has now introduced the new DLA-HD250, with an MSRP of only ...

CEDIA Projectors - New from JVC 3 in 3D and one 2D
September 25, 2010

Hmm, my next stop was JVC.  I had to hoof it to the Omni hotel next to (a 15 minute walk from the show floor), because they always set up in a real theater or a hotel ballroom each year). OK, here's the basics:  And yes, all 3D projectors we talk about ...

CEDIA Home Theater Projector Sightings -
September 25, 2010

Greetings, from CEDIA in Atlanta! OK, I'm going to blow through a whole bunch of projectors (and things) I saw yesterday, and today.  I had hoped to get you all a good amount of detail on the new Epson "R" projectors, and have it posted by now, but I'm ...

JVC Announces New 3D Projector Models - Press Release
September 23, 2010

Comment by Projector Reviews staff: JVC has entered the 3D projector market with the introduction of their new models, the DLA-RS60, DLA-RS50 and DLA-RS40 (for the Professional Products Group), and 3 for the Consumer Electronics Division, the DLA-X9, D ...

Epson Introduces PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 and 8700UB - Press Release
September 23, 2010

Comment by Projector Reviews Staff: We are very excited that Epson has today introduced two new 1080p home cinema projectors, the PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 and 8700UB, successors to their very popular Home Cinema 8100 and 8500UB.  We do in fact, have ...

Sanyo PLV-Z4000 clarification
September 23, 2010

Hi everyone, remember the new Sanyo review has not been proofed yet. I want to be clear about one point. I've said in the review, that I cannot tell whether the improvements in color handling that I noted, were actually improvements, in the 4000 from t ...

New projector commentary from CEDIA is coming, in the morning
September 23, 2010

In my next blog - I got a look at the Epson Pro Cinema 31000, and the 9700UB (replaces the 9500UB), and the new JVCs, which will be the focus of that blog. Tomorrow I meet with Optoma, BenQ, Vivitek, and a couple others, so more blogs Friday night (hop ...

Projector Press Releases
September 23, 2010

You will be noticing a whole pile of new home theater press releases, on the blog. That's because I've gotten a lot of requests... Problem is, I often do not speak of a new projector except in passing until one is inbound for review. As a result, those ...

Projector Reviews was down today - sorry...
September 23, 2010

Greetings! Folks, sorry, we had some site server issues this starting past weekend (email erratic...) so we did an emergency change to a more robust server (we're in the clouds now). Unfortunately, the transition which started yesterday, had our site s ...

Sharp XV-Z17000 3D Projector announced at CEDIA!
September 22, 2010

Greetings everyone.  This is my first blog from CEDIA in Atlanta.  I arrived today, and just got back from the Sharp Press conference (the show exhibits open tomorrow). Sharp launches XV-Z17000 3D 1080p projector Lo and behold!  To my surprise, (I had ...

Digital Projection Launches dVision 35-WQXGA
September 18, 2010

Digital Projection dVision 35-WQXGA ATLANTA, GA – CEDIA 2010 - Digital Projection International (DPI) an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high performance projection systems, announces the dVision 35-WQXGA, the first precision DLP® projector to deli ...

Epson Home Cinema 21000 and Pro Cinema 31000, 61000 Projectors
September 17, 2010

Epson Home Cinema 61000 Projector I'm excited.  The season for new home theater projectors is upon us, starting with the CEDIA show, next week.  Unfortunately, this year looks to be one where many manufacturers are offering just minor improvements (and ...

Epson Launching Nine New Home Theater Projectors at CEDIA
September 16, 2010

Greetings! Meet the new Epson Pro Cinema 31000 projector It's almost CEDIA time, and today Epson gave us a lot of info on the nine new home theater projectors they will show next week. Prices are still to be set, as are delivery dates, but we'll give y ...

Sanyo Introduces PLV-Z4000 Projector
September 16, 2010

Comment by Projector Reviews staff: We recently reviewed the Sanyo PLV-Z4000 projector, the successor to their very popular PLV-Z3000.    Our conclusion was that the Z4000 is definitely an improved version of the Z3000, especially in color handling.  W ...

New Epson MovieMate 62 and MovieMate 85HD All-In-One Projectors Announced
September 16, 2010

Comments by Projector Reviews staff: Epson Moviemate 62 all-in-one projector Epson continues to be the only major manufacturer of all-in-one home entertainment projectors.  Epson will be showing for the first time at Cedia 2010 in Atlanta, the Epson Mo ...

Optoma HD8600 Projector - Revisited - New Iris
September 14, 2010

Greetings all, OK, I'm finished with the Optoma HD8600 projector.  They improved the firmware, affecting the Cinema 1 iris setting - it's very smooth, but doesn't lower the blacks as much as the troublesome Cinema 2 setting.  Not perfect, but better!   ...

Home Theater Projectors in the Pipeline: Sanyo PLV-Z4000...
September 2, 2010

Greetings, just a quick couple of notes -  folks.  We had received an Optoma HD8600 to check out their new dynamic iris software, but the unit arrived apparently freight damaged.   A replacement arrived today.  I hope to  post my findings by next tuesd ...

Back to the Grind - Projector Reviews is busy - Pico Pocket and 3D
August 6, 2010

Greetings!  OK, I'm back from a 2 week vacation - part of it at Lake Tahoe, a gorgeous place, looks even better than some of those HD videos. I figure it's time to catch up, let you know what's going on around here.  First some of you probably have not ...

Vivitek H5080 Home Projector - A First Look Review
June 17, 2010

Greetings all, Yes, I've been promising, and promising, so finally, here's my two cents about the Vivitek 5080 projector.  It's iris behaves differently than the almost identical Optoma HD8600.  The iris is actually rather smooth, however, it also does ...

From Infocomm: 3D Projectors and 3D Challenges
June 16, 2010

3D Projectors were in abundance at Infocomm.  Most of these were small "business" projectors aimed, first at the K-12 Classroom market. Although most of the new 3D projectors announced were XGA or WXGA or  (including 720p) there was plenty of talk abou ...

InFocus SP8602 Projector - Dynamic Iris upgrade with new firmware
June 1, 2010

Greetings, Sorry, wanted to get this up before the holiday weekend, oh well. The really short version is the iris action is much improved. It's still not the least visible around, but in some troublesome scenes the improvement is dramatic.  One of the ...

Runco! Finally Our First RUNCO Projector Review - LS7 First Look
May 20, 2010

Greetings and OMG, No, this won't be a religious discussion, despite the OMG.   It's been a 4 year struggle to convince Runco to let me review one of their projectors.  Oh, I did review the top of the line (at the time) Planar a couple of years ago (th ...

InFocus SP8602 home projector - Iris update prelim
May 20, 2010

Greetings, OK, as usual, I went out on a limb.  As I have done with a number of  awards in the past, I made a final decision on the value proposition of the InFocus SP8602 projector, based upon my dissatisfaction with the SP8602's iris action.  When di ...

It's Home Projector Time Again!
May 20, 2010

Greetings everyone.  Hey, sorry I haven't been around much the last 3 weeks.  After I got the 1080p Projector report posted, I had to delve right into a new report: The Classroom Projector Report (and it's series of Best In Classroom awards). Because t ...

Vivitek H5080 projector - coming soon
May 2, 2010

OK, a group of you guys have been pounding me unmercifully to find out what differences there are between the Vivitek H5080 home theater projector, and the Optoma HD8200 projector we've already reviewed. They are obviously coming out of the same factor ...

3D Projectors - Where are we going?
April 22, 2010

Damn good question if you ask me.  I primarily attended NAB (national association of broadcasters) last week, to learn what I can about 3D, relating to our home theaters. I am pleased to say, I probably increased my practical knowledge at the show, by ...

The 2010 Home Projector Comparison Report is Live
April 22, 2010

and still being worked on. Greetings all, I'm partially recovered from working on the report, as well as from the Coachella Music Festival this past weekend. BTW, my favorite performers (I only made the Sat and Sunday events, not Friday), were Tom York ...

Home Theater Projector Comparison Report - 1080p Projectors 2010
April 16, 2010

Greetings all, Well, sorry, I lied again.  I posted on the site that the big home theater projector report for 2010 would be up before I left for NAB.  Sadly, when I set down the computer at 4am Monday, so I could drive up to Las Vegas for the NAB (nat ...

BenQ W1000 Home Theater Projector - A First Look Review
March 11, 2010

Finally!   Yes, we've all been waiting for the BenQ W1000, their $999 1080p entry level projector.  First question is, was it worth the wait? This may surprise some of you, but yes, it was.  My expectations - for the third of the $999 1080p projectors, ...

Epson Home Cinema 8500UB Projector, 9500UB Projector Redline update
March 8, 2010

Greetings Epson fans? OK, I'm still getting some emails, asking current status, and finally, I got a "the word" out of Epson Friday (or was it late Thursday)? Per Epson, the problem has been fixed, there should be no remaining inventory out in the fiel ...

Projectors - More Projectors Arrived. More Projector Reivews coming
March 7, 2010

Greetings Projector fans, here's the latest version of the review schedule.    An  old quote comes to mind:  "The more things change, the more they stay the same." That is to say, I'm still slammed, and if there was one thing I didn't need, was one mor ...

BENQ W1000 Projector! - It's Arrived, At last!
March 7, 2010

Yes, the $999 BenQ home theater projector, the W1000, has finally landed on my doorstep (Friday afternoon).  I watched it last night for the first time, but not ready to comment.  (Other than it's definitely got some lumens.  (In "best" mode, it's defi ...

InFocus SP8602 projector review update
March 7, 2010

The InFocus has left the building. Greetings all.  Actually, the review has gone quite nicely, but for one thing.  The maximum lumens I have been able to measure with the SP8602 is 952, and that's dynamic mode, lens at full wide angle, etc.  The proble ...

JVC DLA-RS15 - a First Look Projector Review
March 7, 2010

Greetings one and all, Ahh, finally getting around to the JVC RS15 (aka JVC HD550 with only minor changes).  As with my review this year of the JVC RS25, we're dealing with evolution here, not revolution.  True, the JVC DLA-RS15 sports CFI - creative f ...

Quick update LG full review:
February 19, 2010

Greetings all,  Bad news for those urgently waiting for the CF181D review. Well, I'll be late with it.  I had said late tonight, for posting, but that's not going to happen now.  At least I have what I think is a great excuse: Just got a last minute in ...

LG CF181D - First Look - Home Theater Projector Review
February 18, 2010

Greetings, Well, the most frustrating thing about reviewing the LG CF181D home theater projector has definitely been figuring out how to lay my hands on one.  A two and a half month effort finally obtained me an LG to review.  My hanks to the folks at ...

Projector Review: A First Look - BenQ W600 projector
February 12, 2010

BenQ W600 - 720p, DLP and 3D ready projector! Greetings sportfans! What have we here? The BenQ W600 (which they sent me despite my best efforts to obtain the W1000 that everyone has been asking for), is a 720p projector that is 3D capable.  It's also i ...

Projectors for Review in February 2010 - Home Theater Projectors
February 10, 2010

Greetings one, and all, OK, due to some typical "dynamics" things keep changing around here, regarding what projectors are about to be reviewed.  I haven't mentioned this, since yesterday, and things have already changed, due to updates on what project ...

Epson Home Cinema 8500UB Projector, Pro 9500UB Red Lines Solved
February 8, 2010

Greetings all, OK, had a brief conference call with Epson a couple of hours ago.  I think I got everything straight, but I was on my cell phone, out of my office, at the time.  (no notes). Here's the story: 1.  Most importantly, Epson has tracked down ...

BenQ W600 3D 720p home projector - just arrived!
February 6, 2010

Greetings all, I've been remiss in terms of keeping you all posted as to what's coming.   So, here's the plan, starting with the BenQ W600.  That's right, it's 3DTV time! I just hooked up the low cost W600 a few minutes ago (haven't even fired it up, a ...

Home Cinema 8500UB projector - Red lines issue
January 28, 2010

Greetings all, OK, to summarize, it's been reported on avsforum, and probably others, that a small number of Epson 8500ub (and 9500ub?) projectors are sporting some vertical red lines and possibly other red artifacts. I had a discussion yesterday with ...

Home Theater Projector - JVC DLA-RS1 - used, for Sale. Projector Screens too!
January 26, 2010

Greetings home theater fans everywhere! I've got a possible deal for those of you actively shopping for a great value, and considering used projectors! Mike Rollett, whom many of you know off, does all of our projector measurments and calibrations, is ...

Cinetron HD700 Home Theater Projector - A First Look Review
January 20, 2010

Greetings, A Cine-what?  Ok, stop that, this is actually their second projector.  The first I saw a couple few years ago.   I had originally planned to just blog about this Cinetron HD700. Let me point out first that this is an LCoS projector.  I'm not ...

'twas 20 years ago today, Sergeant Pepper Taught His Band to Play... online?
January 18, 2010

Greetings Sportsfans And movie fans, but today is NFL playoffs, so Sportfans gets top billing. This will be a long ramble!  Get ready. Lay in snacks! Here's the deal: I'm watching the playoff games today, with a fair amount of light in my room, as I am ...

Sony VPL-VW85 - A First Look Projector Review
December 29, 2009

Greetings and happy holidays. Well, looks like the full review won't publish until after the new year, but meantime, I figured it was time to tantalize you a bit. For those not familiar, the Sony VPL-VW85 - which mostly I'll call the VW85, is Sony's mo ...

Wireless HDMI from Gefen: GTV-WirelessHD device
December 18, 2009

Greetings:  You know how that song goes: "I'm so excited, I just can't hide it..." Well, folks that's how I'm feeling so far about the lossless, wireless HDMI solution from Gefen.  I've tested it, so far, in my main theater, with the different projecto ...

Epson's MovieMate 60 - the perfect stocking stuffer? Sony VPL-VW85, LG CF181D
December 18, 2009

Greetings and happy holidays to all! Well, no rest for the wicked, as they say.   I received two more projectors in, to complete the reviews of, by year end.  Plus below, I'll let you know what else is coming shortly. The MovieMate 60, Epson's newest, ...

Vivitek H1080FD Entry Level for the Home - A First Look - Projector Review
December 12, 2009

Greetings sports fans (movie fans too). OK, finally, I received the 2nd, of the first three  $999 1080p home theater projectors.  I've already reviewed the HD20, and managed to hang on to it for the first 24 hours I had the H1080FD (after mike calibrat ...

Vivitek H1080FD Projector - We finally lay our hands on the newest version
December 8, 2009

Greetings! OK the Vivitek H1080FD home theater projector finally arrived. Mike's got it and will bring it back tomorrow all nicely measured and calibrated.  Look for a blog on Thursday, with first impressions.  I'm going to try to have the entire revie ...

Optoma HD8600 Home Theater Projector - A First Look Review
December 4, 2009

Greetings one and all, OK, it's been really busy.  But, I've got a most impressive projector to tell you about, and that's the Optoma HD8600.  First I want to say that at this point, I'm completely  overwhelmed between responding to emails and blog com ...

HC3800 projector - Availability
December 1, 2009

Greetings all, As per my comment in a previous blog about the HC3800, I'm getting the word from Mitsubishi that dealers will be starting to get the "new improved" units as soon as early next week.  I don't know for sure, which dealers, but I suspect th ...

Mitsubishi HC3800 Home Theater Projector - Update
November 30, 2009

Greetings all, This is a quick blog, with only two things to discuss. I received a full production HC3800 last week, and have been enjoying it.   I sent it out to Mike, who calibrated it.  As expected the color tables (firmware) have been updated since ...

BenQ W6000 Home Theater Projector - Just Got Better!
November 25, 2009

Greetings all, Another promised update for you! I received another BenQ W6000 which I picked up at BenQ a few days ago.   Similar comments  about the BenQ W6000 projector have already been placed in the full review, noted in italics or italics/bold. I ...

Panasonic PT-AE4000 vs Epson Home Cinema 8500UB Comparison is posted
November 25, 2009

Hi everyone, No point in yakking about the article here, so I'll just point you to the comparison.  Sorry it took so long, a labor of love, I guess.  Check it out!   PT-AE4000 vs. 8500UB.   Enjoy!   Life frantic here, family in, lots of pages in mid-co ...

The Plasma TV is Dead? Long Live the Projector! California Bureaucrats have decided!
November 20, 2009

Greetings, breaking news (yesterday), here from California. Hmm, up for a rant?  I find this news about setting energy requirements for TVs to be most annoying so, here goes:  BTW, the CEDIA organization (Custom Electronics Design and Installation Asso ...

Until Black Friday Only - A deal from BenQ - GP1 projector
November 19, 2009

Greetings all, OK, this is a stocking stuffer, for those of you with portable tastes, you can save $100 for the next week, if the BenQ GP1 "lights your fire". BenQ's GP1 Projector: 100+ lumens in a tiny package Back in July, I reviewed BenQ's littl ...

What's new - what's in the works, Mitsubishi HC3800 video clip, Epson etc.
November 18, 2009

Greetings all. Just a heads up.  For the next roughly 3 days, I won't be checking the blogs, and responding, sorry, but will try to catch up on the weekend. In the meantime, I have just finished working on one of two videos.  The first one is now live ...

Home Theater Projector Pricing Update - Epson Home Cinema 8500UB, BenQ W6000
November 11, 2009

Greetings all, I'm taking a break from playing with the PT-AE4000 for some pricing updates. As some of you know, there were two real surprises this fall.  First, Optoma introduced the HD20 at $999 (and Vivitek and BenQ also announced their 1080p $999 p ...

Panasonic PT-AE4000 Home Theater Projector - A First Look review
November 9, 2009

Greetings everyone! OK, I know a lot of folks have been waiting quite a while for this especially with the first online review of the PT-AE4000 published what is now several weeks ago.  And since I'm getting a whole ton of Panasonic PT-AE4000 vs. Epson ...

JVC review - not ready yet
November 6, 2009

UPDATE: The JVC DLA-RS25 projector review has been posted. Just a quick note, we're still behind.  Not all the images done, and I haven't even started the all critical Image Quality page, and the summary.  It will publish tomorrow late afternoon.  For ...

A Slight Delay: RS25 Review
November 5, 2009

UPDATE: The JVC DLA-RS25 review has been posted! Greetings all, Well, it seems, as usual, despite the best laid plans, the JVC RS25 review is not going to go live tonight.  Look for it tomorrow, probably late afternoon.  I've hit two snags, which is de ...

Something different: VApex 106" Diagonal Projector Screen - A bargain for the bucks
November 3, 2009

Guest Blog by Mike Rollet Intro, and conclusions by Art Greetings all, this is one of those times I get caught between a rock, and a hard place, situations.  Several months ago, one of our larger dealer advertisers mentioned to me that they were introd ...

JVC DLA-RS25 and HD-950 Projectors - A First Look Review
November 1, 2009

Greetings, I'm a couple of days late, but hopefully this "first look" was worth the wait.  The JVC RS25 arrived, and headed over to Mike's for calibration before I ever got it out of the box.  Mike took an extra day, playing with it, and got it back to ...

Next Up A First Look at the JVC DLA-RS25, PT-AE4000 Update... Video
October 29, 2009

UPDATE: The JVC DLA-RS25 review has been posted! Greetings people! Ok, as usual, I'm a bit behind the curve.  I'm in the midst of the competitors page for the Epson review, and have some additional images showing the Epson tackling a pretty decent amou ...

Epson Home Cinema 8500UB and Pro Cinema 9500UB Finally Posted
October 22, 2009

Hi folks,  Well, I had intended to get the Epson review up for you all by about 7 or 8pm here on the west coast, but, just too much to do, to complete it, so finally, it made it live just after midnight.  Enjoy. As usual, this is first pass, there may ...

Slight delay on Epson projector review publication
October 21, 2009

UPDATE: The Epson Home Cinema 8500UB and Pro Cinema 9500UB review has been posted! Greetings all, I had hoped to post (and mentioned in a previous blog) the Epson Home Cinema 8500UB and Pro Cinema 9500UB review this afternoon, but encountered a few dif ...

Epson Home Cinema 8500UB, Pro Cinema 9500UB - A First Look Projector Review
October 16, 2009

UPDATE: The Epson Home Cinema 8500UB and Pro Cinema 9500UB review has been posted. Greetings home theater projector fans. OK, here's what I've got for you.  I received a sample (no, not production) of the Epson Pro Cinema 9500UB projector.  For those o ...

October and November Home Theater Projector Reviews Scheduled
October 15, 2009

UPDATE: The Epson Pro Cinema 9500UB and JVC DLA-RS25 projector reviews have been posted! OK everyone, this is just a quick heads up, As usual it's crunch time in the projector review world as most new home theater projectors tend to ship each year, bet ...

The Epson Home Cinema 8500UB and Pro Cinema 9500UB Projectors - The Eagle has Landed
October 15, 2009

UPDATE: The Epson Home Cinema 8500UB and Pro Cinema 9500UB projector review has been posted. Greetings all, The Epson Pro Cinema 9500UB - should be impressive! No, this isn't a first look blog.  Just a quick announcement, to let you all know that I jus ...

Panasonic PT-AE4000 Projector Announced Today: At $1999
October 8, 2009

Greetings all, Well, the speculation is over, the US will get the PT-AE4000. Panasonic's New PT-AE4000 only $1999 Most of the conjecture about why The Panasonic PT-AE4000 wasn't announced at CEDIA is now meaningless.  Apparently some dealers have run o ...

Epson Home Cinema 8100 Projector - A First Look review
September 30, 2009

UPDATE: The Epson Home Cinema 8100 projector review has been posted. Greetings all! OK, this is probably a bit premature - even for a first look, but, hey, I've received a fair number of emails telling me: HURRY!  I need to know about the Home Cinema 8 ...

InFocus ScreenPlay 8602 Home Theater Projector - A First Look review
September 28, 2009

Greetings, OK, getting an early look at the new InFocus ScreenPlay 8602 was much fun.  Before I get started, a quick note.  The Mitsubishi HC3800 home theater projector review will publish early this evening: Monday Sept. 28th, 2009.  In addition, I'll ...

New Home Theater Projectors - Review Activity Update
September 17, 2009

UPDATE: The BenQ W6000 and  Mitsubishi HC3800 projector reviews have been posted. Greetings! OK, here's the lastest.  Lots of new home theater projectors to review, the next couple of months! BenQ W6000:  Almost done!  While I still may post this weeke ...

Epson Home Cinema 705HD Projector Announcement - Review to come Later
September 17, 2009

OK, it's Sept. 17, 2009, and someone has just announced a new 720p projector.  That's the first one in quite a while, and the pricing is rather nice.  MAP pricing is $749. The new model, of course, is the Epson Home Cinema 705HD home theater projector. ...

CEDIA 2009 - New Home Theater Projectors - Part 2 Epson, Mitsubishi, Sharp, Sony, more...
September 16, 2009

I'm back with Part 2. Sorry for the delay, had to run to the Apple store due to my MacBook overheating. Life is good again.  And I had to finalize and post two biz projector reviews. Below:  (note, I've already blogged on a couple of these, having seen ...

CEDIA 2009 - New Home Theater Projectors - Part 1
September 15, 2009

Greetings all, Well, I survived CEDIA, once again.  I hate east coast trade shows (ok, I know the east coast people probably think the same about west coast shows).   It means an extra day, and while Atlanta was just fine, Denver was more fun, and, gee ...

BenQ W6000 Home Theater Projector "First Look" Review
September 13, 2009

UPDATE: The BenQ W6000 projector review has been posted. The BenQ W6000 is one of 3 new 1080p projector offerings from BenQ. Front view of the $2799 BenQ W6000 DLP projector There's a lower cost - $999 - W1000, which should also be shipping shortly, an ...

Epson Home Cinema 8100 and Pro Cinema 9100 Projectors - Quick look
September 7, 2009

UPDATE: The Epson Home Cinema 8100 projector review has been posted. Greetings, The Home Cinema 8100 and Pro Cinema 9100 projectors are very similar.  In fact there are only a few differences which I'll touch on below.  Let's start with the Home Cinema ...

Epson Home Cinema 8500UB and Pro Cinema 9500UB Projectors - Details
September 6, 2009

UPDATE: The Epson Home Cinema 8500UB and Pro Cinema 9500UB Review has been posted. Greetings all, Time to share some info about the four new Epson 1080p projectors.  Not long ago, I got a briefing on them at Epson's facility in Long Beach, CA (only 40 ...

Mitsubishi HC3800 Home Theater Projector "First Look"
September 6, 2009

UPDATE: The Mitsubishi HC3800 projector review has been posted. Oh, I like this one! And I've been working with an engineering sample of the Mitsubishi HC3800. Angle photo of Mitsubishi HC3800 home theater projector With an engineering sample,  that me ...

New Home Theater Projectors I won't get for my Birthday
September 4, 2009

I'm back.  Should have included this in the last blog. While BenQ, Sony, Optoma, and others have sent me projectors for my birthday (yeah, I have to give them back), here are a couple of folks who won't be enriching the celebration: Sanyo.  Best I can ...

New Home Theater Projectors for my Birthday
September 4, 2009

Greetings all, Well, I"m buried in new home theater projectors.  Tomorrow really kicks off the college football season, so I'll likely start with one (BenQ W6000) for the first game of the day - Penn State vs. Akron (go PSU), and switch into two other ...

Optoma HD20 Projector "First Look" - 1080p for under $1000!
August 28, 2009

UPDATE: The Optoma HD20 Review has been posted. The Optoma HD20 home theater projector is one of three announced 1080p projectors with a price tag under $1000! That alone is cause for some celebration, however, the big question is, how good a projector ...

The Art of Home Theater Projectors takes a week off
August 3, 2009

Greetings all, Just wanted to warn you all,  that I'm on a family vacation this week. I won't be able to answer comments that contain questions, nor emails that come in to projectorreviews.com. Hang in there.  To quote the "Governator"  (as we call Arn ...

Samsung SP-A600 Projector - A "First Look"
August 2, 2009

UPDATE: The Samsung SP-A600 Review has been posted. Greetings all, I'm a little late with getting this out, as I'm pretty much done with the Samung SP-A600, except for the writing of the review. Here's the scoop. The Samsung is geared to be an under $2 ...

Samsung SP-A600 1080P Projector - Round 2
July 21, 2009

UPDATE: The Samsung SP-A600 Review has been posted. OK, the first SP-A600which arrived a couple of weeks ago, was an early engineering sample.  After much debate, Mike and I decided not to review it.  My initial impression was that the color tables wer ...

Epson Ensemble HD 6500UB, 6100, and new pricing
June 29, 2009

UPDATE: The Ensemble HD Review has been posted. Greetings all, This blog will be short (well, short for something I write)!  I've already posted an article on the new configurations of the Ensemble HD, and the new pricing. The long and short of it is t ...

Infocomm 2009 - A few new home theater projectors announced
June 26, 2009

Greetings again! I'm going to keep almost all of this piece to the home theater side of what was shown at Infocomm 2009.  There was far more action - as expected, on the business side, with many dozens of new biz projectors.  Hey, this is a home theate ...

Samsung SP-A600 Projector arrives - an engineering sample
June 26, 2009

UPDATE: The Samsung SP-A600 Review has been posted. Greetings! The other day, I received an early engineering sample of the Samsung SP-A600.  I fired it up yesterday for the first time. Now I've got a quandry.  Whether to do a review on this unit, or s ...

An HDMI Switcher For Some of Us - A personal tale
June 4, 2009

Greetings! I just bought a new HDMI switcher, and since I do get a number of emails with questions about switchers, I thought a blog was in order.  From a practical standpoint, I brought in the switcher to review, because it looked like it would solve ...

Sharp XV-Z15000 Home Theater Projector First Look!
June 2, 2009

UPDATE: The Sharp XV-Z15000 Review has been posted. Greetings all, I've been playing with the XV-Z15000 for more than a week now.  The Sharp XV-Z15000 projector is Sharp's low cost 1080p DLP home theater projector.  When first announced it had an MSRP ...

Sony VPL-VW70 Home Theater Projector - First Look
May 11, 2009

UPDATE: The Sony VPL-VW70 Review has been posted. Greetings all! The VPL-VW70 supposedly replaced the VW60 at the end of last year, although VW60's still seem to be available.   I've had the VPL-VW70 here for a couple of weeks now, and have logged a go ...

Epson Home Cinema 6500 UB - CFI - Creative Frame Interpolation Final
May 11, 2009

Greetings all, OK, I'm a bit late on this one, but finally ready to put the CFI issue to rest. For those new, I've written a number of blogs on creative frame interpolation, and some of the issues.  Of the four projectors we've seen with CFI, Epson had ...

Epson Home Cinema 6500UB - CFI revisited with new firmware
May 6, 2009

Greetings all! I have now installed the 1.09 firmware upgrade for the Epson Home Cinema 6500UB and Pro Cinema 7500UB, and have preliminary comments regarding the CFI - creative frame interpolation changes.  What a difference! OK, but first, some of you ...

New CFI fix for Epson Home Cinema 6500 UB, Pro Cinema 7500 UB
May 1, 2009

Greetings all, Epson has just emailed me the new 1.09 firmware, with "fixes" to their creative frame interpolation.  This is just a heads up.  I'm going to try to get around to installing it tomorrow, and see how much better it is. I had hoped that Eps ...

Sony VPL-VW70 projector - at long last
April 29, 2009

UPDATE: The Sony VPL-VW70 Review has been posted. Greetings! I had originally hoped to to have reviewed Sony's VPL-VW70 in time for the 1080 Projector Comparison Report, that published last month.  Alas, it was not to be. The good news is that Sony has ...

Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray player being reviewed!
April 29, 2009

UPDATE: The Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray player Review has been posted. Greetings all! Up until recently Blu-ray players have pretty much been limited to the major brands like Sony, Pioneer and Panasonic.  Oppo, which has been around a number of years, and many ...

New Epson Ensemble HD 1080 systems announced
April 28, 2009

UPDATE: The Epson Ensemble HD Home Theater system Review has been posted. Greetings, As many of you know, I don't blog very often about new projector announcements, but today is an exception.  Earlier today I received a press release from Epson, announ ...

InFocus gets a new life?
April 14, 2009

Greetings! Yesterday, InFocus announced that it was being acquired by private company IHC, which is controlled by John Hui, one of the original co-founders of eMachines (a maker of low cost PCs, that ultimately was purchased by Gateway Computer).  IHC, ...

Optoma HD8200 Home Theater Projector - a Second Look
March 26, 2009

UPDATE: The Optoma HD8200 Review has been posted. Greetings! Confused yet?  The reason I've titled this a "Second Look" despite having not written a first look: My opinion of this projector has changed a fair amount from my original assessment (and, I ...

InFocus IN83 vs. JVC DLA-RS10, HD350
March 19, 2009

Greetings again! One more comparson added to the report:  The InFocus IN83 vs. the JVC DLA-RS10 and their HD350.  The best in color accuracy - the InFocus, takes on the JVC RS10 with its excellent black level performance (only bettered so far by their ...

Epson 6500UB, 7500UB vs. JVC DLA-RS20, HD750 posted
March 19, 2009

Greetings all, I'm still churning out those side by side comparisons and adding them to the 1080p Projector Comparison Report.  You'll access this projector comparison with the others, from the Compare Projectors page on the report.  -art

1080p Projector Comparison Report is Live - At last
March 14, 2009

Greetings, This is just a quick note for those of you getting our RSS feed.  The rather massive 1080p projector report went live 3 minutes ago. Naturally, it's not fully proofed, more links, and more articles, including about 8-10 more head to head pro ...

March Madness: Sanyo PLV-Z3000 Scores with Another Rebate
March 9, 2009

Greetings!  (this has been updated on 3/10/09) While it's most difficult for me to keep track of selling prices of dozens of home theater projectors, every once in a while something price related comes to my attention that's worth reporting (I previous ...

1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report - Update
March 8, 2009

UPDATE: The full 1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report has been posted. Greetings all, OK, I've been getting emails asking when the report will be posted.  I've got good news and bad. The good news is that I will publish Friday or Saturday (th ...

Defocus time again - Epson Home Cinema 6500UB, et. al.
February 17, 2009

Greetings everyone! OK, time to weigh back in on the Epson, and for that matter general issue of projector focus. I'm about ready to bury this issue.  For Epson owners and those considering - they have a fix.  How good, I don't know, as I haven't seen ...

Optoma HD8200 has arrived for review
February 14, 2009

UPDATE: The 1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report and the Optoma HD8200 Review have been posted. Greetings all, Yes, many of you have been asking, and it finally arrived yesterday.  Because I am working "full time" on the 1080p home theater pr ...

My JVC RS20 has landed! Psst: Anyone want to buy a used RS1?
February 14, 2009

Greetings all, A number of you expressed interest in my RS1, when I first mentioned in a blog over a month ago, that if the RS20 lived up to it's hype, that I'd probably buy one. Well, the RS20 certainly did, and my brand new RS20 arrived on Thursday. ...

JVC DLA-RS20 - and HD750 Home Theater Projector: First Look!
January 23, 2009

UPDATE: The JVC DLA-RS20 Review has been posted. Greetings all! The first thing I want to say, is that I would have liked to spend a bit more time familiarizing myself with the JVC DLA-RS20 before writing this, but then, this, afterall, is a "first loo ...

Epson 6500UB, 6100, TW5000, PLV-Z3000 de-focusing
January 21, 2009

Greetings all, I promised images from my testing of the defocusing issue.  Due to the narrow width of the blog, and my images all being resized, I have created a page on our website, that you can link to from here.  It has three sequences of images, pl ...

Another issue? Epson Home Cinema 6500UB de-focusing
January 20, 2009

Greetings Everyone! Thought I would take a break from watching the "event of the century" - Obama's Inauguration, to chime in on this new issue, that Evan over at Projector Central posted yesterday.  Evan wrote about the Epson 6500UB going out of focus ...

JVC DLA-RS10 and DLA-RS20 projectors have arrived!
January 19, 2009

Both the JVC RS20 and RS10 - officially the DLA-RS20, and DLA-RS10 - have arrived. Note also that these two home theater projectors are from JVC's Pro division.  Similar models - with almost no differences - are available from their Consumer group.  Th ...

Epson Home Cinema 6500UB, Pro Cinema 7500UB, TW5000, Frame Interpolation
January 12, 2009

Greetings! Had two meetings at CES with the folks at Epson.  The first was a general one, but the second one, was completely focused on the frame interpolation issues that I have been discussing in these blogs.  We looked at the same material on both t ...

Back from CES - catching up on comments - JVC, Optoma review units coming
January 12, 2009

Greetings all, OK, five days in Las Vegas, at the CES show.  Not much in new home theater projectors - and not much was expected as most new projectors were announce at CEDIA in September. Of note, Optoma has two versions of a new projector, featuring ...

Happy New Year - shutting down now, until Saturday
December 31, 2008

Greetings! This is it, for 2008.  First thanks to all of you for a very successful year for ProjectorReviews.com.  We saw a 30% increase in visitor traffic, and pumped out more reviews than any previous year. Friends are arriving from Las Vegas, San Di ...

Epson Home Cinema 6100 Projector: First Look
December 31, 2008

Greetings all, I know at least a few of you have been patiently waiting for this The Epson Home Cinema 6100 - lots of bang for your buck! Epson Home Cinema 6100 projector blog, and almost all of you who are, have probably read the review of the Epson H ...

Epson Home Cinema 6500UB - Brightness - and new meter
December 27, 2008

Greetings everyone, Ahh, issues, issues.  As many of you know, in the first blog on the Epson Home Cinema 6500UB, I reported preliminary brightness readings, taken by Mike, with his new light meter.  Since we know, historically, that our measurements w ...

Last blog - Epson 6500 UB, 7500 UB, TW5000 frame interpolation
December 26, 2008

Greetings, OK! This is one more update, and summary, with my latest "thoughts" on the frame interpolation, and related issues on the Home Cinema 6500 UB, the Pro Cinema 7500 UB, and the european version of the 7500 UB - the TW5000. First, I repeat!  Fo ...

Home Cinema 6500 UB - More on frame interpolation
December 25, 2008

Greetings - It's Christmas Day, but a reviewer's work is never done.  (beware, this blog is long and rambling) I realize most people reading this have read the three previous blogs on the 6500 UB.  Let me say this.  My first blog, I was blown away, the ...

A bit more on frame interpolation with the Epson Home Cinema 6500 UB
December 25, 2008

Greetings and Merry Christmas (It just turned Dec. 25th here, right before I posted this.)  And happy holidays. OK, a bit more on the epson's frame interpolation.  As I have answered, in a couple of comments, this is a work in progress.  I'm learning m ...

Epson Home Cinema 6500 UB - Second Look - Frame Interpolation plus
December 24, 2008

Greetings all, OK, the review has progressed quite a bit, and the initial "shock and awe" has worn off.  This blog will primarily address the creative frame interpolation and 4:4 pull-down, as we have discovered some real issues. I've emailed Epson, an ...

Epson Home Cinema 6500UB - First Look!
December 22, 2008

Greetings home theater projector fans, And happy holidays from our family at ProjectorReviews.com.  The Epson Home Cinema 6500UB has finally arrived.  (OK, I had to drive to Long Beach, CA, to pick it up, and a Home Cinema 6100 projector too.) Mike was ...

New light meter - the better to measure your favorite projector
December 22, 2008

Greetings everyone! Just a quick heads up, about some changes in terms of our published measurements of projectors.   MIke, who took over doing our measurements and calibration of projectors this past spring, uses the same gear I had been using previou ...

Gefen Wireless HDMI extender review - delayed
December 13, 2008

Greetings,  Just a quick note.  The wireless Gefen HDMI solution arrived, and I hooked it up in my large theater.  It didn't take long to find a couple of issues. (but it does work!)  A quick call to Gefen, and I learned that they already have new firm ...

JVC DLA-RS10 projector review now set
December 12, 2008

Greetings all, Some good news.  I just received a few minutes ago, an email from the folks at JVC.  They will be sending me a JVC DLA-RS10, sometime next week, for review. By then, the Optoma HD806 will be completed.  Unless one of the Epson's arrives ...

Catching Up: Next Reviews - Optoma Epson, DVDO ... other issues
December 11, 2008

Greetings all,  Well, I'm slammed with emails asking about when the Epson 6100 and 6500 UB will be reviewed.  I'm still waiting, like all the other reviewers, for Epson to release review units.  As of yesterday, their PR firm (PR firms usually handle s ...

Sanyo PLV-Z3000 projector - First Look
December 2, 2008

Greetings everyone!  Hope everyone enjoyed the long Thanksgiving weekend (US only...). The Sanyo projector has been in use since the weekend.  I still haven't spent a great deal of time watching movies and movie segments, but have logged a fair amount ...

Sony VPL-HW10 projector for home theater - first look
December 1, 2008

Greetings all, OK, it's true, this isn't a first look.  I've been so slammed reviewing projectors, that I never got around to doing a normal "first look" about half way though the review process.   The full Sony VPL-HW10 review was posted last night. L ...

Mitsubishi HC7000 projector - First Look
November 19, 2008

Greetings! I'm a bit late, getting around to this First Look, as the full review will publish tomorrow night.  As a result, I'll keep this short, so I can get back to the write up of the review. First, great black levels, even a bit better than the Pan ...

PT-AE3000U review to post tomorrow night
November 3, 2008

Greetings all, Click here, for the PT-AE3000 projector complete review. OK, sorry for the delay.  As you may have read, we are redesigning our review layout.  We expect most of you will like the new one better.  The PT-AE3000U will be the first project ...

Panasonic PT-AE3000U Home Theater Projector - First Look
October 30, 2008

Update:  Click for the PT-AE3000 review which has been posted.   Greetings all, I know many of you have been waiting for this one.  Well, I've got lots of news, and some may surprise you. Let me preface this by saying so far, I haven't been working wit ...

Panasonic PT-AE3000U has arrived!
October 27, 2008

At last, the PT-AE3000U is in house, and powered up.  First serious viewing tonight will be Monday Night Football, followed by checking out some movie clips before the projector gets calibrated.  Tomorrow is calibration day, and then the review really ...

BenQ W5000 projector - Image noise update
October 20, 2008

Greetings everyone, I know a number of you have been waiting for this.  Finally BenQ sent another W5000 to me, to see if the image noise issue has been dealt with.  This BenQ has the 2.01 firmware, which BenQ says is the latest.   No way for me to tell ...

Restructuring our home theater projector reviews - feedback welcomed
October 19, 2008

Greetings all, In studying our visitors' habits while reading my projector reviews I have noticed several patterns.  I believe they call for a review redesign, and I'll appreciate getting feedback before implementing changes in about a week.   The two ...

Panasonic cuts price on PT-AX200U 720p home theater projector!
October 16, 2008

Greetings,  Time to also mention the price drop on the PT-AX200U home theater projector.  According to dealers the new MAP price - which pretty much establishes the high price online, is now $999, down from $1299.  Don't, however expect any further reb ...

Sanyo PLV-Z3000, Epson Home Cinema 6500 UB, Mitsubishi HC7000 pricing
October 16, 2008

Greetings, As everyone in the market for a "top of the line" 3LCD home theater projector realizes, the major new projector entries, notably the Epson Home Cinema 6500UB, the Sanyo PLV-Z3000 and the Mitsubishi HC7000, all compete directly with the Panas ...

Panasonic PT-AE3000U Projector News - Oh, what a price!
October 16, 2008

Greetings everyone! I learned yesterday, from one Panasonic PT-AE3000U, authorized dealer, and then confirmed it with another: Panasonic has set the MAP price (minimum advertised price) for the PT-AE3000U at $2499. That pretty much determines selling p ...

Mitsubishi HC6500 Home Theater Projector - A first look!
October 13, 2008

Greetings all, I've been running the new Mitsubishi HC6500 projector since late last week. After a few hours of watching before calibration, it was calibrated, and I've spent much of the weekend enjoying this projector, both on movies, and HDTV sports. ...

Home Theater Projector Reviews: Coming Up soon, Comparison
October 10, 2008

Greetings everyone, It's that time of year again.  Most of the major home theater projector manufacturers rolled out their new projectors at CEDIA, with a few projectors shipping immediately, but most with first shipments scheduled for October, Novembe ...

Sanyo PLV-Z60 720p Home Theater Projector - A First Look
September 30, 2008

So far, not a whole lot of surprises with Sanyo's PLV-60 which started shipping a few days ago. First a brief description: The PLV-Z60 is a 720p home theater projector, that uses 3LCD technology. It's got an MSRP of $1295, and comes with a better than ...

Sanyo PLV-Z3000 home theater projector - loaded with features
September 24, 2008

OK folks, I'm just back from LA, where Sanyo was showing off their PLV-Z3000, their flagship home theater projector, and of course their other two recently announced models, the PLV-Z60 and PLV-Z700. While I only really trust my judgement when viewing ...

Sanyo PLV-Z3000 - finally announced, with big time contrast
September 23, 2008

Greetings, OK, I'm a few days late on this, but for those that didn't catch the "news" elsewhere, last Thursday, Sanyo finally announced the expected PLV-Z3000, their new high end, 1080p home theater projector. The Sanyo PLV-Z3000 has an MSRP of $3295. ...

BenQ W20000 Home Theater Projector - A first look
September 13, 2008

I've been blogging and writing CEDIA related stuff for the last week, but, that doesn't mean reviewing projectors is on hold. The BenQ W20000 arrived days before CEDIA, and Mike calibrated it. I've logged about 10 hours of viewing on it since I got bac ...

How "ironical" - Size matters, but can you tell: Toshiba vs. JVC projectors
September 10, 2008

OK, a little levity here.  I just posted a blog on the new JVC's and earlier, one on the tiny LED projectors.  When viewing the front page of my blog, I was struck by the respective photos. Both projectors, from looking at the pictures, could be roughl ...

JVC launches two (pairs) of new home theater projectors - DLA-RS10 and DLA-HD350, and DLA-RS20 and DLA-HD750
September 10, 2008

JVC has been busy on the home theater projector side. Once again, they have launched, essentially two new models, but since they have two divisions - Pro and Consumer, each "real" new home theater projector, has two versions. For the most part, the dif ...

LED Projectors - Micro sized! look out, they are coming, and in a big way
September 10, 2008

I'm way late on this blog, it's one inspired back at Infocomm, in mid-June, and I thought for sure, I would get it done before CEDIA. No such luck so here goes. What is an LED projector? That's obviously the first question. LED (light emitting diodes), ...

Epson Home Cinema 700 - Entry level 720p projector at a breakthrough price!
September 8, 2008

Epson sure has been busy, with five new projectors shown at CEDIA. It's time to talk about the least expensive of them all, the the Home Cinema 700. The first thing is the $799 price tag. This is definitely a breakthrough in terms of the 3LCD projector ...

Sanyo PLV-Z700 and PLV-Z60 Home Theater Projectors - coming soon!
September 8, 2008

Greetings all, I've already briefly mentioned the new PLV-Z700, Sanyo's new low cost 1080p projector with a $1995 list price. As it turns out, it is not a replacement for the current PLV-Z2000, but these are my first comments regarding the Sanyo PLV-Z6 ...

Your Home Theater Projector questions - How to get an answer
September 8, 2008

Greetings all:   I'm normally buried in emails requesting advice.  It's getting out of hand, in that there just isn't close to enough time to answer all, or even most of your questions.  I therefore thought it would be helpful to you to explain where I ...

Epson Home Cinema 6500 UB - a new, better UB - pre-announcement info
September 8, 2008

Greetings All! OK, I've already blogged about the Epson Pro Cinema 7500 UB, but missed a few details.First of all, the pricing, will be under $5000 (which sounds a lot like $4999 to me, but we shall see).Final pricing is not yet set.I will update the f ...

Epson Pro Cinema 7500 UB and Home Cinema 6100, Mitsubishi Diamond, Sony Home Theater Projectors...
September 6, 2008

Greetings from my last day at CEDIA. I've got less than 10 minutes to head back over to the show, so this will be brief. Epson showed several new projectors, and I'll discuss them in more depth later, but the basics are - the Epson Home Cinema 6100 is ...

Panasonic PT-AE3000U and Mitsubishi HD8000 1080p home projectors
September 3, 2008

Greetings all, OK, The CEDIA expo show floor opens tomorrow, but I'm spending much of today at press conferences. So, far, I've been to Panasonic's where they rolled out the new PT-AE3000U 1080p home theater projector. And I picked up a press kit for M ...

It's CEDIA time again some pre-show projector news from Epson Sanyo, etc.
August 30, 2008

Greetings all, I'm off to CEDIA on Tuesday (Sept 2) - through Saturday of next week. Already we know of a number of new projectors being rolled out for first looks at the show. I'll do at least one blog next week, with comments on some of the more inte ...

Epson Ensemble HD 1080 Review - going live shortly
August 19, 2008

I expect a lot of folks have been waiting, and waiting for this review. It should be posted within the next 3 hours.  Those of you glued to the Olympics might just want to take a break and check it out.  Without a doubt, the Ensemble HD 1080 is a great ...

Epson Ensemble HD - Installation Finished - Excellent!
August 9, 2008

Greetings all, Sorry I'm late! The installation of the complete Epson Ensemble HD system was finished on schedule, the second day. The two man installation team put in about five hours in day one, but before I go further, let me recap, and explain more ...

Viewsonic Pro8100 Home Theater Projector - 2nd Look
August 2, 2008

Greetings All, OK, the crew at Viewsonic sent me back the same Pro8100, after a firmware upgrade. The new upgrade relates to the issues reported with the dynamic iris. In the original version, the iris was first of all, slow, so you could often see it ...

Epson Ensemble - 1080p projector system - the First easy to install projector based home theater
July 31, 2008

When Epson initially announced the Epson Ensemble back at CEDIA almost a year ago, I was blown away by the concept. Now I've have the chance to review it, and that means, the whole system, including the installation! The Epson Ensemble is being install ...

Viewsonic Pro8100 redux: A second look coming
July 11, 2008

Greetings all! About two and a half weeks ago I published a full review of the Viewsonic Pro8100 1080 3LCD Home Theater Projector.  Overall, it was very impressive, but had one glaring (ok, not so glaring) flaw.  I found the dynamic iris to have proble ...

Upcoming Projector Reviews for July and August - InFocus, Epson, BenQ
July 3, 2008

Greetings everyone! This is just a quick piece to let you know what is planned for home theater projector reviews over the next two months.   Of course, summer is a bit slow for new home theater projectors, but there are a few, I'm hoping to get my han ...

InFocus IN83 Projector with 1080p Darkchip4, OMG! First Look
July 1, 2008

Greetings all,  I can tell you right now, InFocus has released a first class projector.  I already liked the IN82, and here comes it's Darkchip4 "version", called the IN83.  So far, I'm pretty much "blown away".     Remember, please, this is a very pre ...

Report from Infocomm '08: Business, Personal and Home Theater Projectors, Plus
June 24, 2008

After much thought, I've decided to produce a report following the Infocomm show last week.  It will feature capsules on about 35 or so, newly announced projectors and related products.  In additional to the usual news and announcements on business and ...

Viewsonic Pro8100 home theater projector - review is now online
June 24, 2008

Finally, done, except for some minor editing, and perhaps an image or two.  The first unit we received had an issue, so we received a second one, and it performed beautifully, give or take a minor issue or two.  In a nutshell, the Pro8100 is definitely ...

InFocus Darkchip4 IN83 Projector - Can InFocus raise the bar?
June 24, 2008

6-24-08:  Our next home theater projector review is the 1080p resolution, InFocus IN83. I just received tracking information from InFocus for my IN83 review projector.  The IN83 is perhaps the first big name Darkchip4 DLP projector to ship. UPS advises ...

Viewsonic Pro8100 1080p Home Theater Projector - First Look
June 10, 2008

Greetings all, Things haven't worked out as well as I had hoped with this review, and I am now waiting for a replacement review projector from Viewsonic.  As a result, the review will now likely be posted around June 25th.  There have been some very in ...

A change in our Home Theater Projector reviews process
May 20, 2008

OK, heads up, things are changing, although only slightly.  With the goal in mind of cranking out a few more projector reviews a year, I've decided to job out, a bit of the work.  Starting with the next review, the Optoma HD65, I've got help with calib ...

Optoma HD65 Projector Review coming along nicely!
May 20, 2008

Ahh, where to begin? As many of you have read, I was really impressed with the Optoma HD71.  It's a really bright 720p home theater projector, who's review posted earlier this month.  Being a big fan of having some lumens to spare, I really looked forw ...

BenQ W5000 Home Theater Projector - Revisited
May 13, 2008

Greetings all, As all of you who read my W5000 review, I found the projector to be overall, one of the best affordable 1080p projectors out there, in terms of picture quality, except for one significant failing. That issue is high levels of image noise ...

Projector Reviews Japan 3LCD, Epson Tour, part 2
May 9, 2008

OK, time to pick up where I left off. We've already discussed a bit about 3LCD's strengths in terms of more color per lumen, and in color accuracy at full power. There are, however other issues which came up in our discussions. One of those was the cos ...

Projector Reviews Tours Epson 3LCD Facility in Sapporo, Department store in Tokyo, Japan - part 1.
May 6, 2008

What a whirlwind trip. Japan and back in four days (from San Clemente California). Overall, the trip was a bit brutal, a lot of fun, and, actually rather enlightening. I'll give you a taste of the travel schedule, and then get into the substance of the ...

Optoma HD71 Review Update
April 16, 2008

Looks like late this weekend before the review posts (too much fun on vacation and trade show). In my two days in between, I spent 6-7 more hours watching the HD71 in my viewing room.    Overall, I'm extremely impressed.  This is a great projector if y ...

Optoma HD71 Review - A super bright 720p home theater projector - first thoughts
April 4, 2008

So far, so good! As many of you know, I'm a big fan of brighter is better when it comes to home theater projectors. Most of today's home cinema projectors can barely handle the larger screens - greater than 110" diagonal, when new. And then, the lamp d ...

Major Error on 1080p Projector Comparison
March 18, 2008

Greetings All!It has been brought to my attention, that the numbers I cited, in this blog, and in the report, relating to the Panasonic rebate, are incorrect:I reported that the new Promotion was going to be $400 mail-in cash rebate, and a $250 Blockbu ...

The 2008 1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report is Posted
March 17, 2008

Not complete yet, images not yet added, and not fully proofed, but there's plenty there.Best In Class $2000 and under:  Panasonic PT-AE2000UBest In Class $2000 to $3500:  Epson Home Cinema 1080 UB Best In Class $3500 to $10,000:  JVC DLA-RS2The report ...

1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report Slightly Delayed
March 12, 2008

Greetings all,I'm working hard on the report, but with 20 projectors under consideration, it has become a much more formidable task, than last year's. While my goal has been to publish this Friday evening, I am convinced, that I can't complete the enti ...

Epson 1080UB - Convergence Issue - Update
March 12, 2008

Greetings all, I've been able to cajole dealers into more specific numbers with two of the four dealers reporting having now checked all Epson return records for convergence issues.With the more precise numbers I can now report that The four dealers I ...

Epson 1080UB - Convergence Issue - Is it a real problem?
March 9, 2008

Most of you have seen the back and forth, about the reported convergence problem on some Epson Home Cinema 1080 UB and Pro Cinema 1080 UB projectors.  One of the forum dealers reports a very high failure rate based on their QCing of Pro UBs.  On the ot ...

Projectors under Review: BenQ W5000 - impressive
February 23, 2008

Just when I've been convincing myself that DLP projectors have lost their historic advantage over 3LCD projectors, in the home theater projector space, along comes the BenQ W5000 1080p home theater projector.Mind you, I have barely begun the W5000 revi ...

1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report, Optoma, BenQ Projector Reviews
February 19, 2008

Greetings all!Well, as no surprise to my "regular" readers, I'm behind the curve again, with reviews, and therefore, the big 1080p projector comparison report. This time it's a couple of things causing the delay, but mostly the decision to slide in two ...

HD-DVD Surrenders to Blu-Ray
February 19, 2008

In my last commentary shortly after the CES show last month, I (like many) declared Blu-ray the winner in the battle with HD-DVD. It now looks pretty official, thanks to Toshiba's new announcement.According to articles appearing all over the internet, ...

1080p Home Theater Projectors - Sony VW40 and Optoma HD803 reviews - First Look
February 6, 2008

Yep, boys and girls, I am working now, on reviewing two more 1080p home theater projectors, the last two before I publish our 2nd Annual 1080p projector comparison report. Sony's new VPL-VW40, a lower cost  - $2999 - alternative to their VPL-VW60 (revi ...

1080p Projectors - 2008 Comparison Report - coming soon!
January 29, 2008

What I really wanted to say, was "coming soon - to a website near you", but that made the title way to long.  Yes, it's that time of the year.  I only have two more 1080p projectors on my short list, to review. One is the new Sony VW40, and the other, ...

Epson Home Cinema 1080UB review update
January 16, 2008

OK! CES is over, and I'm back to the "grind." In this case, the grind is primarily finishing up the HC-1080UB projector review. I'm going to keep this somewhat short (for me), and with the review scheduled to publish Friday night - 11/18/08, I don't wa ...

Blu-Ray DVD Wins
January 14, 2008

Ok, this is nothing new. Just about everyone who ever commented on the Blu-Ray vs HD-DVD war, pretty much has concluded that Blu-ray has effectively won the war, based on Warner and New Line's back to back announcements at the start of CES, that they w ...

Blu-Ray vs. HD-DVD - Big news favors Blu-ray
January 6, 2008

Well, the war isn't over yet, but the Blu-ray camp gets a big boost with two major studios dropping HD-DVD. Of course, when I wrote on this last, it was August when Paramount joined Universal as HD-DVD only, announcing they were dropping Blu-ray. Param ...

Epson Home Cinema 1080UB being reviewed - First thoughts
January 5, 2008

1/5/08 First, Happy New Year to all! I had hoped the Epson Home Cinema 1080UB would arrive a week or two ago, so I could complete the review prior to leaving for The CES show on 1/7/08. Alas, it finally arrived late on the 3rd. I've already logged a nu ...

Projectors: Epson Home Cinema 720 - A first look
December 31, 2007

The Home Cinema 720 has been in use quite a bit in the first 48+ hours. This is going to be a challenging review for me to do. Why? Because other than the Epson all-in-one, the MovieMate 72, which I posted mid-December, all I have been watching and rev ...

JVC DLA-RS2 projector - first look
December 25, 2007

Wow! Even given that my own RS1 has about 1000 hours on the lamp (which means mine is not as bright as when new), the switch to the RS2 was immediately impressive (despite being rated at 600 lumens vs. 700 lumens for the JVC RS1). Black levels are impr ...

Panasonic PT-AE2000U Home Theater Projectors - Update to the Review
December 24, 2007

For those of you interested in the Panasonic PT-AE2000U 1080p LCD home theater projector, and who have read my previous review, published five weeks ago, are aware that the original review was done doing a pre-production version of the Panasonic projec ...

Two major reviews coming: JVC RS2, and Epson HC1080UB
December 19, 2007

Ahh! Finally! Just received confirmation that the JVC RS2 will be arriving tomorrow, Thursday, the 20th! I can't wait. I'm biased, being an owner of the RS1, which most reviewers pretty much agreed was this past year's projector to beat. The JVC DLA-RS ...

Blu-Ray vs. HD-DVD Wars Holiday Update
December 18, 2007

I've been roaming the usual brick and mortar stores this week to see what's going on in the Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD wars. Perhaps the first significant thing I saw, was lower prices on Blu-ray players, first, at Best Buy in Lake Forest, CA. Samsung Blu-ray ...

First close look at the Epson MovieMate 72 - a high performance all-in-one home theater projector
December 13, 2007

Greetings all, Before I start rambling on about this new Epson projector I'm reviewing, and, since this is my first official blog, I'll take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Art Feierman, and I've been involved in the AV industry most of my car ...

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