Reviews under way...
Though December review postings have been quieter than normal, we've got a lot of work in the mill...
First, two major shootouts are underway. One features premium class 1920x1200 projectors meant for large conference room use. In November we brought in four models in the WUXGA class, all in the 6500 to 7500 lumen brightness range. These included projectors from Epson, Mitsubishi, NEC, and Panasonic. The evaluation and comparison of these projectors will be published in an overview, plus an individual review of each model. These four reviews will be finalized and posted during the first week of January.
The second shootout focuses on the latest WXGA resolution interactive projectors intended for classroom use. In November we set up and evaluated six models, including two from Dell, and one each from BenQ, Epson, Smart, and Sony. Extensive comparisons were done, and these will be published in mid-January along with individual reviews of each of the six models in the shootout.
In addition to these shootouts, we've just received the newly released BenQ W1070, a low priced widescreen projector for video gaming and home entertainment. Bill is putting that one through its paces, and we anticipate that review being posted during the second week of January.
I apologize for the earlier indications that we would soon review the Sony HW50ES. We expected a review sample to arrive in November but it never showed up. That review is tabled for the moment, but it will be done if and when the sample arrives.
The huge Consumer Electronics Show (CES) happens again in Las Vegas beginning January 8. We generally do not see a lot of projectors being unveiled at this show, but there will be some news of interest to home entertainment enthusiasts that we are already aware of. We'll report what is happening as soon as the information is made public.
Thanks very much to all of you for your readership over the years. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season.