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Evan Powell — Jan 12, 2004
Well, another Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has come and gone, having just wrapped up in Las Vegas this weekend. The show itself was huge. Traffic on the exhibit hall floors exceeded everyone's expectations. Frankly this is the first show in quite a while where it was tough to get from A to B without having to elbow your way through the crowd.
As far as video systems go, this year's show was primarily oriented toward plasma TVs, LCD TVs, and rear projection TVs. Having just seen a roll-out of a number of new projectors at CEDIA in September, there wasn't a lot of new projector release activity at this show. However, there is some news to tell you about.more
Evan Powell — Jan 5, 2004
Welcome to 2004! We hope you all had a great holiday season. And now that it is behind us we are looking forward to a lot of fascinating new developments in the world of home theater projectors this year.
Starting off the new year as always is the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which gears up in Las Vegas later this week. Sometimes we see quite a few new projector product announcements, and sometimes we don't. But all the manufacturers are in town, so it is a good opportunity to get the latest scoop on what they're up to. We will report what we find by early next week.more
Evan Powell — Dec 9, 2003
Yesterday we posted a comparative shoot-out review of the Panasonic PT-L500U and the Sanyo PLV-Z2. As noted on this page last week I had originally planned to do two separate articles, the first a Panasonic L500 review and the second a comparative analysis. But as they were being written they seemed to converge into a shoot-out format. So I decided not to fight it and go with the flow.more
Evan Powell — Dec 3, 2003
After returning from a long Thanksgiving weekend we were greeted with well over a thousand emails in the box. Since we cannot respond to each of them personally, I will address the issues of the most common topics here....
Many asked about comparisons of the Sanyo PLV-Z2 to various other models in, above and below its price range. We will get some comparative comments up in the next week or so.more
Evan Powell — Nov 24, 2003
Since we've had some issues with one of the units in the planned group review, we accelerated the review of the Sanyo PLV-Z2, which many of you have been waiting for. This unit is one of the hottest projectors for the money we've ever seen. We are proud to include it in the Highly Recommended list. If you are about to spend two grand for a projector, take a very close look at this one.more
Evan Powell — Nov 13, 2003
Evan Powell — Nov 5, 2003
Evan Powell — Oct 30, 2003
We are currently working on a review of the Philips bCool XG1. We also have the Mitsubishi XD50U Mini-Mits and the BenQ PB2220 in the lab as well. All three of these units are sub-4 lb. ultra-portables with high contrast and native XGA resolution. They are selling in the same price range, so we are evaluating them as a group and will post the reviews of all three next week.more
Evan Powell — Oct 24, 2003
We've just posted an updated review of the Mitsubishi XD300U and XD350U. Due to recent drops in street prices, the XD300U will be added to our Highly Recommended list. It is currently an outstanding value for the money for home theater.
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Evan Powell — Oct 15, 2003