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Posts with topic BenQ PE7700:

How Good are the New High Contrast LCD's?

The big question now is just how good are the new high contrast LCD projectors in comparison to the DLP competition? We have been looking at the Panny AE900 side by side with the BenQ PE7700 to get a better feel for it. These are both 1280x720 resolution projectors in the same general price range, with the most fundamental difference between them being that the AE900 uses LCD technology, while the PE7700 features a DLP light engine. Bill's comments on this mini-shootout have just been posted here. We are also doing a separate mini-shootout of the Sanyo Z4 against the more expensive DLP-based Optoma H79. The results of that study will be posted by the first part...more

Price Erosion in the Industry

We have just posted a review of the BenQ PE7700. This is the first of the HD2+ 1280x720 DLP projectors to drop below $3,000. It was just seven months ago that the SharpVision Z2000 took HD2+ below $4,000 for the first time, so we are continuing to see some significant price erosion in the industry.more

Interpret the Ratings Within Categories

We have just posted the new Highly Rated Home Theater Projectors page, complete with updated comments and the 5-star ratings. Please make sure to interpret the ratings just within each resolution category. It makes no sense, for example, to compare the performance of a $1200, low-resolution product to an expensive high resolution model. So the ratings reflect relative values between models within a given resolution group.more

Strong Contender in the Sub $1500 Marketplace

We've just posted Bill's new review of the Mitsubishi HC100. This is the most dynamic entry-level home theater projector that Mitsubishi has yet released, and it will be a strong contender in the sub-$1,500 marketplace.more