ProjectorCentral, "The World's Largest Projector Resource™," and online retailer ProjectorScreen.com have announced plans to produce a comprehensive Laser TV Showdown that will face-off a dozen or more ultra-short throw laser projectors to establish the best performing products in this burgeoning category.
Scheduled for this summer, the 2022 Laser TV Showdown will include separate competitions for popular models in two distinct classes: projectors that rely on a single blue laser+phosphor architecture, and premium models that utilize three lasers. Triple laser projectors cost more but typically deliver a wider color palate.
All projectors in the competition will be calibrated in advance by trained technicians for optimal picture quality, and will be judged by a team of image quality experts across multiple criteria and use-cases. These include bright-room and dark-room viewing for standard dynamic range (SDR) content, and dark-room high dynamic range (HDR) viewing.
The one-day event will be hosted by ProjectorScreen.com at its New Jersey headquarters, where the company's extensive warehouse of UST laser TV projector offerings can be tapped for retail-grade test samples, and where facilities are available to simultaneously view multiple projectors in each product class on matching ambient-light rejecting UST screens. ProjectorCentral, an editorial entity with a 23-year history reviewing home theater and commercial projectors, will design and administer the test protocol for the invited judges.
Rob Sabin, editor-in-chief of ProjectorCentral, noted that soaring interest in the laser TV category and rapid growth of new projector models and brands has set the stage for a definitive competition among popular entries. "We can't think of a better partner than Brian Gluck and ProjectorScreen.com for this critical industry event," Sabin said. "The company has a long-standing relationship with ProjectorCentral and an excellent reputation for customer support that has attracted a number of premium brands not usually sold online. Brian's passion for the products, commitment to educating customers, and turn-key facilities make for a great match with our editorial expertise."
Gluck, ProjectorScreen.com founder and owner, commented, "As the leading independent laser TV and projector retailer, we're really excited to work with Rob and the team at ProjectorCentral on this first Laser TV Showdown. Their status as the most established projection-focused website and as an independent third party ensures the competition will be conducted fairly and strengthens credibility of the results. I'm looking forward to a great day of testing and can't wait to see which projectors come out on top."
The date for the 2022 Laser TV Showdown will be announced shortly, along with the expected list of competing projectors and the roster of judges and sponsors.
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