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Posts with topic Sony VPL-HS20:

Major Screen Review Planned

Updating the issue pertaining to the color correcting filter on the HS20...... Sony does offer an optional light magenta filter for the HS20. The part number is 4-091-845-01, and it can be ordered domestically from Sony at 1-800-488-7669. The review of the Sony HS20 has been updated to reflect this data. We attempted to call the Sony Parts and Service center for a price on the filter, but that facility is closed today due to winter storm activity.more
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Puzzling Anomalies with the Sony Test Unit

Many of you have been asking when the review of the Sony HS20 will be posted. I was hoping to have it done by now. But we've got some puzzling anomalies with our test unit that prevent us from posting a formal review at this time. So I will informally share with you what we are seeing.more

CES Heavy on TV's

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

Gearing Up for CES

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

Optoma H76 Production Units Not Yet in the US

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

A Thousand Emails

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

Thanks for Asking

When is the shoot-out review of the Philips bCool XG1, the Mitsubishi XD50U Mini-Mits, the BenQ PB2220, and the NEC LT170 going to be posted? Good question. All I can say is "soon."more

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