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Reviews and Updates

We've just posted two new reviews. Actually, the Optoma HD8200 review has been finalized and reposted after a preliminary posting in March. Overall, a very solid projector, but not the most aggressively priced of the products Optoma has ever released. Those who own it are likely to love it.more

Miscellaneous review status

The long-awaited review of the Epson 6100 was posted on Monday. This one takes the prize for the longest time we've ever spent reviewing a projector! It's a perfect projector for those who need a lot of light, and who are on a budget but still want 1080p performance.

Tomorrow afternoon we will post a review of the Stewart Studiotek 100, a perfectly neutral 1.0 gain white screen designed for professional use.more

Screen Innovations and the Epson Saga Update

Last week we completed the review of the Screen Innovations Black Diamond II, which is a screen you can use with the room lights on. It works beautifully, as long as you use it in ambient light with a bright projector, and you are sitting in its sweetspot. If you have a dark viewing space, a traditional white or light gray screen will give the best results. Though the Black Diamond is more expensive than a conventional screen, it is inappropriate to compare them price-wise. They are apples and oranges products. Think of the Black Diamond and a good projector as a cheap substitute for a 100" plasma TV, and you'll have a better perspective on the price.more

Corrected Statements and Anticipated Arrivals

Well, last week we posted the review of the Sanyo Z3000, as well as the comparison between the Z3000 and the Panny AE3000. (By the way, I initially reported in the Z3000 review that the seven user programmable memories could not be custom labeled. They can, in fact, it was just not intuitive in the menu. I have corrected that statement in the review as of this morning.)more

Dalite Affinity HD Screen Sample Set for Testing

We've got a lot going on here. The Sanyo PLV-Z3000 is currently in review, and we expect to have this one posted next Wednesday. We are still waiting to hear arrival dates for review units from Epson. They told us back in September that we wouldn't see anything until December, and they were right about that. As soon as we know anything more we will let you know.more

Projectors and Screens Enroute

Thanks very much for all the feedback regarding the use of projectors for the display of photography. There is obviously great interest in this subject, and we will focus on testing a variety of models in different price ranges specifically for this purpose. We have already invited a number of submissions for this evaluation, and the equipment is winging its way to Las Vegas.more

How About Screens?

We have completed the construction of our contrast testing facility, and I will be posting an article focused on contrast specifications in the next couple of days.

Meanwhile, we have received two new 1080p projectors, and reviews of both of them are underway. These are the Infocus Play Big IN83, and the Viewsonic Pro8100. Right behind them is the Optoma HD65.more