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BenQ's new inexpensive home theater projectors, the W1100 and W1200, come in under $1500, so if you want good 1080p for not a lot of money, these are worthy of a close look...

We've just posted Bill's BenQ W1100 and W1200 review.

There are now quite a few 1080p home theater projectors under $1500. In addition to the BenQ units, there are the Epson 8350 and its predecessor the 8100 which is still on the market at $999. Also there is the hot Mitsubishi HC4000, and of course BenQ's W1000+. Then we've got the popular Optoma HD20, and the Vivitek H1081. The Acer H7531D also comes in under $1000.

Time for a shootout of the low priced models. We are assembling inventory for this shootout. It will take a few weeks to compile, but that is high on our editorial priority list at the moment.

Meanwhile, the premium class Sony VPL-VW90ES 3-D 1080p home theater projector is currently here and under review. Assuming all goes according to plan, that review will be up by end of next week.

Evan Powell

Comments (7) Post a Comment
Rosenthal Posted May 7, 2011 3:22 PM PST
When will the shootout be available?
zac Posted May 8, 2011 12:48 PM PST
Are the viewsonics worth including too?
Marcos Augusto Posted May 8, 2011 3:56 PM PST
How about the tiny Vivitek Qumi pj with the new TI 1280x800 DMD chip + new Luminus Devices "Pico" LED chipset, listed for only $500 and scheduled for availability within 2/3 weeks at Amazon ? Now that would be an out-of-the ordinary projector review !
keith philip Posted May 9, 2011 3:34 PM PST
Does Projector Central anticipate reviewing the JVC group or part thereof (DILA -X3,X7,X9) in the near future with a correspondng shoot out?
Rosenthal Posted May 12, 2011 7:35 AM PST
Very excited. Can't wait for the shootout, especially the HC4000 vs W1100/W1200 and the Acer 7531d.
Lemon Posted May 23, 2011 10:57 PM PST
I would be very interested in seeing a Qumi review as well. Been waiting for that for a long time...
Static Posted Jun 1, 2011 1:33 PM PST
I've been looking at your site multiple times per week trying to see if you guys have a review of the qumi. I can hardly wait to see this or any of the other projectors based on Texas Instruments' new PICO HD chipset.

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