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Epson takes on Runco

Since we had the Runco X-200i ($14,999) and the Epson 6030UB ($3,499) both in house, we were curious to see how they would stack up...more

CEDIA Notes

The annual CEDIA trade show always happens in September, and it just wrapped up yesterday in Atlanta, GA. Many of the new home theater projectors for the fall season are shown at CEDIA for the first time.more

Upcoming Home Theater Reviews

Preliminary notes on a pre-production sample of the Mitsubishi HC3800 have just been posted. Once we get a final production sample, we will replace these notes with a full review. In addition, we currently have several new home theater projectors in review that have either been released or are about to be released.more

Home Theater review news

By the end of this month we will have received advance samples of three or four new home theater projectors to be released at CEDIA on September 9. So we are busy reviewing projectors that we are not allowed to discuss yet.more

CES Impressions

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) just wrapped up yesterday in Las Vegas. All things considered it was a quieter show that usual. There was not a lot of pre-show buzz. And, to nobody's surprise, attendance was down noticeably from years past. However, that was all good for those of us who don't care for lines and crowds. It was easier to get around, and for that reason probably the most pleasant CES experience in memory.more

Narrowing the ANSI Contrast Performance Gap

The review of the Sanyo Z700 has just been posted. Don't miss this one if you are looking for 1080p at a rock bottom price. As we did last year, the reviews of this year's 1080p models will be posted, initially, without the 5-star ratings. We want to be able to do some shootouts before making final 5-star rating assessments.more

CEDIA Wrap Up

The CEDIA trade show has wrapped up for another year, and our review of the show has just been posted.

Fascinating things appeared at this show. The big competitive battle this fall between LCD and DLP will be in the area of ANSI contrast. The latest LCD products are showing contrast potential that nobody ever thought would be possible with LCD. We are anxious to get our hands on some of these new high contrast models to see what they can really do. We are working with the vendors to schedule the delivery of review samples of all of the latest releases.more

CEDIA Advance Announcements

Hi folks,
The big CEDIA trade show is happening next week in Denver. This is the annual show focused on home theater technologies--projectors, screens, audio systems, vibrating seats, popcorn machines, you name it. If it has to do with home theater, it is at CEDIA. This is the show vendors use to announce many of the new products for the fall season.more

Busy Time of Year

Yesterday we posted the anxiously awaited review of the Panasonic AX200. I forgot to mention in that review that the replacement lamp for the AX200 is $395. I will update the review today with that info.

Today we've posted Bill's new review of an exceptional XGA projector, the Epson 77c, selling for just $749.more

Apologies to Planar

We are currently working on reviews of the Mitsubishi HC6000 and the Panasonic AX200. The HC6000 is basically a refined version of last year's outstanding HC5000 with higher contrast and a few extra features. The review will be posted this week.

The review of the AX200 is mostly complete, but we are waiting for Panasonic to announce a price on this model. It is not possible to make an assessment of the price/performance value rating until we know the price. So the review will be posted within a day or two of Panasonic's price decision, and at the moment we have no idea when that will be.more