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Canon REALiS SX60

New Projector on Highly Recommended List

Just a quick update for you...as you noticed if you saw the home page or subscribe to our email alerts, we posted the review of the Optoma HD7100 earlier this week. This is an impressive home theater projector in terms of image quality, with some lensing limitations that restrict how it can be installed for best results. But for the money, the image cannot be beat, and it has been added to our Highly Recommended list.more

Peak in Readership

Well, I was doing my best to get the Canon REALiS SX60 review posted by today, but it isn't in the cards. We've been working on it all week, and doing side-by-side comparisons with the Optoma EP910 and the Dell 5100MP (all three of which are 1400x1050 resolution projectors). This extends the review time, but gives us a better take on each unit's strengths and weaknesses. It will take a few more days to get this one wrapped up.more

Review Units in Various Stages

Last week Canon reported to us that the Canon SX60 was delayed until the second half of June, and I posted that info on this page. It turns out that was wrong. The SX6 is the model that was delayed. Dealers currently have the SX60 in stock, and we will review it soon. My apologies for the confusion.

We have other units in various stages of review process now, including the Mitsubishi WD2000 that many have been asking about. If there is a model you'd like to see reviewed, don't hesitate to drop us a note at comments@projectorcentral.com.

DIY Screens

With high quality home theater projectors dropping below $2,000, and impressive entry level units going below $1,000, more people than ever are looking for less expensive alternatives for home theater screens. Many creative do-it-yourselfer's have come up with great ideas that save a lot of money. So we decided to create our own and see how well our DIY solution could compete with the Stewart Grayhawk RS. We spent less than $100, and less than a morning's labor putting it together from materials available at local stores. Click here for the story.more

Setting the Price-Performance Standard

We have just completed and posted two of the four SXGA+ reviews in the schedule. In our opinion, the Optoma EP910 is a remarkable accomplishment that sets a new price/performance standard in the SXGA+ category (see review). Meanwhile, the aggressively priced Dell 5100MP represents an exceptional value in being the first of the SXGA+ projectors to go under $3,000 (see updated review).more

SXGA Reviews to Appear Next Week

Many of you are anticipating the coming reviews of the SXGA+ resolution projectors. We are working hard on them and doing a lot of comparative side-by-side evaluations with different sources and types of materials. Included in the review group so far are the Dell 5100MP, the Optoma EP910, and the projectiondesign evo2sx+.more

Some Reviews Take Longer Than Others

We have just posted the long awaited review of the Infocus Play Big IN76. For a variety of reasons, reviews sometimes take longer than we anticipate, and this was one of them. Next up in the 720p resolution class will be the Optoma HD7100, and with any luck we'll get it posted next week. Also coming next week will be a review of the entry level Viewsonic Cine1000, for those on budgets under $1,000.more

Rainbow Artifacts

We've got quite a few reviews underway. Those closest to posting at the moment are the InFocus Play Big IN76 and the Optoma HD7100. However, the review of the SXGA+, high resolution 4:3 projectors is underway as well. If all the equipment arrives on schedule, this review will include the new Canon SX60, the Optoma EP910, the projectiondesign evo2sx+, as well as another look at the Dell 5100MP which has been on the market since last August.more

The Ideal Solution

Well, first off, thanks kindly to all of you that wrote in during this past week to express your thoughts on the 4:3 issue. The feedback was enormously helpful. Not only that, but it was overwhelmingly in favor of our researching and commenting more on native 4:3 options for home theater and digital photography. We certainly intend to do this.more