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Summaries of the 1080p Projector Reviews
April 17, 2007,
The following is a summary of the reviews we have conducted since last fall on 1080p projectors under $7,000, including several updates. Each summary includes the highlights and limitations of each model, and relevant comparative notes.
A Key Observation: All of the 1080p models we have seen are extremely good projectors. Whichever model you decide to get, you are going to love it. The following summaries discuss differences between the projectors, but this needs to be kept in perspective. Often the differences in picture quality are subtle, and they need to be seen side by side in order to detect them at all. That means that any one of the 1080p models shown in a theater by itself, with no standard of comparison, is going to look very impressive to just about any consumer.
So ... do yourself a big favor and don't get too bogged down in the details. Be practical. Pick a model that (a) fits your budget and (b) can be installed easily in the room you've got. Then fire it up, and sit back and enjoy the best home theater performance you've ever seen.
The lens is powered zoom/focus, but the zoom range is too limited to resize various aspect ratio sources to fit 4:3 or 2.35 screens.
Adjustments to overscan and gamma can only be made from the service menu. So you may want to call an ISF-certified technician to calibrate the projector.
At current street prices, the overall price/performance proposition is weak relative to the competition.