Projector News and Industry Commentary

Bulletins about upcoming product reviews and releases, tradeshows, new technology and advanced product features as well as our thoughts and observations on all things related to projectors.

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Lighten up on Contrast Specs

I know everyone is waiting for the Optoma H76 review. Optoma had originally expected to have a unit to us by now. But (as is typical with many new products) they are making some last minute software/firmware changes before sending it along. So the bottom line is we don't have it yet. I will let you know when it gets here, and I'll give you an estimate for the posting date when I can realistically predict it.more

Industry Trade Shows

The industry has been busy with a couple of trade shows last week. Infocomm was held in Orlando, Florida, and the Home Entertainment Expo followed on its heels in San Francisco this past weekend. These shows always debut a variety of new products. Infocomm is generally more commercially oriented and more focused on projection and display technology. However a lot of home theater and consumer related products show up there as well. Optoma's H76 made its first appearance as we have discussed here earlier (see preview). The Home Entertainment Expo tends to focus primarily on audio systems and components. However consumers have been increasing...more