News and Updates
November 5, 2003
The reason is that we are in a transitional period when it comes to projection value for your investment. The Sanyo PLV-Z2 will be shipping soon. We have not yet reviewed it. However, a preliminary look at it along with the impressive specs and street price under $2,000 make it a candidate as a major break-through product in price/ performance. It is an LCD projector that is identical to the TW100 in widescreen resolution, but featuring notably higher contrast, better black levels, and reduced fan noise. Bottom line--the Sanyo PLV-Z2 may outperform the TW100 at half the price. Therefore, although the TW100 is a great projector, at its current street prices it is no longer the value that it once was.
(As a side note, we will review the Sanyo PLV-Z2 as soon as we can get a production unit in the lab. We do not have a date at this point in time.)
We are working on a group review of the Philips bCool XG1, the Mitsubishi XD50U Mini-Mits, the BenQ PB2220, and the new NEC LT170 that just commenced shipment last week. All four of these units are sub-4 lb. XGA-resolution portables rated around 1500 ANSI lumens and very high contrast. They are selling in the same price range, so we are evaluating them as a group and will post the reviews soon.
The current special on the Bravo D1 DVI-enabled DVD player will continue through November 21. ProjectorCentral readers can get an additional 10% off both the player and the DVI cable that is sold separately, should you need it. For details, click here.
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