Reviews underway in June
We’ve got four new and very different projectors under review at the moment…
Starting with the smallest units are two from LG Electronics. Bill Livolsi is currently taking the LG PH300 for a test drive. This is a palm sized projector, 1280x720 resolution, with a long life LED light source rated at 300 lumens. It is all about portable applications since it only weighs one pound, and it sells for under $450. This review should be up by early next week.
Meanwhile, Paul Vail is evaluating a more robust LG model that just began shipping in the last few weeks, the LG PW800. This weighs a bit more at 1.3 lbs, has 1280x800 resolution, is rated at 800 lumens, and is priced at $599. It also features a 30000 hour LED light source, same as the PH300.
Marc Davidson is currently reviewing Optoma’s latest home theater offering, the Optoma HD37, which is to begin shipping this month. This is a native full HD 1920x1080 projector rated at 2600 lumens, and listed at the magic threshold price of $999.
And finally, Allan Abbott is exercising the brand new Canon XEED WUX500, which should also begin to hit dealer shelves this month. This unit has a 5,000 lumen LCoS light engine and native 1920x1200 resolution. It is a relatively compact 13 lbs, and offers picture in picture, wired and wireless networking, edge blending, and HDBaseT compatibility.
We will post these reviews as the guys finish them up. It is shaping up to be a busy June.