Review schedule updates
After posting the BenQ W1500 review we received numerous requests for comment on how it compares to other models in the price range...
There are so many in this niche that it calls for a more general shootout and comparison article, so we are planning to get that done as soon as we can. What complicates that plan is the imminent release of new models in this niche--we are just now entering the peak product release cycle for consumer projectors, so any shootout we do right now on currently released models will be obsolete as soon as it is posted.
One new aggressively priced 1080p home theater projector will be unveiled next Tuesday. At the moment Bill is reviewing that model, so the review will be ready to go when the product is announced. His focus on that review has slowed up some of his responses to questions on the previously posted reviews.
The BenQ W770ST is in house and will be the next consumer video projector on the bench after the current review underway is completed.
The ANSI lumen vs. Color Light Output article, which goes to the heart of competitive moves between 3LCD and DLP, is in final draft form, and it will be published later next week as well. That article is being written for professional AV buyers whose job it is to evaluate and acquire projectors for corporate board rooms, school districts, government offices, houses of worship, and so on. Consumers buying for home theater may find it interesting also. But the competitive issues related to color light output are not as relevant to projectors built for home theater since they are designed to be color optimized anyway.