Home Theater review news
By the end of this month we will have received advance samples of three or four new home theater projectors to be released at CEDIA on September 9. So we are busy reviewing projectors that we are not allowed to discuss yet.
But we do have several home theater reviews in the mill that will be posted shortly. The Samsung A900 review comes first, and will be up by Friday. (Advance peek ... very pricey, but a magnificent, natural picture that videophiles in the chips are going to love.)
Then comes the Optoma HD20 next week. This is one of the first 1080p projectors to market with a price tag of $999. The HD20 delivers a beautiful picture for the money. However, we see more rainbow artifacts on it that we do on more expensive home theater projectors. We'll get into this in detail in the review.
On the heels of the HD20 review will be Vivitek's H9080FD, a high-end 1080p model featuring an LED illumination source for $15,000. This one won't be for everyone obviously. But it delivers an ANSI contrast reading of a whopping 844:1, by far the highest we've measured on any digital projector ever. That's not the whole story though, so stay tuned for the review if you are in the market with that sort of cash in your pocket.