Panasonic has begun to ship several new models featuring a 20,000 hour life LED/Laser hybrid light source...
Among these is a 3500 lumen, 1280x800 version known as the PT-RW430U. For those who prefer higher resolution there is a 1920x1080 version called the PT-RZ470U. We have just posted Bill's review of the RW430U. Overall, it is quite a unique product with a combination of features unlike any other projector we've seen and it has earned very high marks in the review.
Last month we posted a review of the Optoma HD25. At the time we did not have the Optoma HD25-LV on hand to evaluate or comment on. The HD25-LV is basically the same product with a higher lumen output (3200 vs. 2000 lumens), more robust speakers (dual 8W vs. dual 5W), and a price tag several hundred dollars higher. To no surprise we received quite a few requests for more information on that unit. It is now in house, and the next projector review to be posted will be the HD25-LV. We expect that to be posted later next week.