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Roundup: Top five HT 1080p Projectors

We've now got five 1080p projectors lined up, and we are taking copious notes on the relative merits of each. My original plan on Monday was to post a comparison between the Mits HC5500 and the BenQ W5000 today. However, as I see now, that piece would be too limited, and would only stimulate more questions about how they compare to others. So I have modified the plan to write a single piece that highlights the advantages and limitation of each of them as compared to the others.more

Comparisons

We've received a number of emails asking about comparisons between the

Mitsubishi HC5500, and other 1080p models in the same price range. In particular, the BenQ W5000 is of interest since it is a DLP-based model selling for street prices below $2,500.more

High Marks

We have just completed the 5-star ratings of the 1080p models. They have been added to each of the reviews. There was one slight modification to the rating of the JVC RS2 we posted day before yesterday. Initially I had given it 5 stars for features. And indeed it is a remarkably well-featured projector. But no projector in the home theater category is as fully loaded with extra features as the Panasonic AE2000, so that model alone received 5-stars for features, and we've adjusted the RS2 to 4.5.more

Possibly a Highly Influential Product Release

Just a quick update, since I know everyone is wondering about the review schedule. We plan to post the review of the Sanyo Z2000 on Monday afternoon, and the Panasonic AE2000 next Friday. However, the Sanyo review will include comments on the Panny AE2000 as well.more

Deep in 1080p

We are deep into the 1080p evaluations at the moment. It looks like the first review out of the shoot will be the Sony VPL-VW60. We are still in conversations with Sony about one issue we've uncovered, and we need to get that resolved prior to completing the review. But it should not take too long.

Meanwhile, many of your are asking for comments on how the Panasonic AX200 compares to the 1080p projectors, and the Panasonic AE2000 in particular. Since I referred to the AX200 as the "poor man's 1080p projector" it warrants further comment.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