Upcoming reviews in process
We’ve just posted Allan’s review of the new Casio XJ-F210WN, a 3500 lumen LED/Laser hybrid projector with 20,000 hour light engine. This 1280x800 data projector is designed to give low total cost of ownership over 10,000 to 20,000 hours of use. See upcoming reviews in process...
In the review mill at the moment are a variety of projector types including home theater, classroom, and pico/portable:
NEC M353WS. This 3500-lumen 1280x800 ultra short throw, networkable projector for classroom and conference room will be of interest to school district AV buyers in this education market buying cycle. (review now posted)
Philips PPX4010. This shirt-pocket pico has been on the market since last fall, but it is an intriguing little 100-lumen, 854x480 device is selling for $300 and is worth some attention. We’re giving it a close look to see how it shakes out.
LG PH550. LG’s newly released 1.4 lb, high contrast (100,000:1) pico projector is spec’d to deliver 550 lumens at 1280x720 resolution. This battery driven ultra-portable has a light engine expected to run 30,000 hours. It just began shipping in the last few weeks at a street of $549.
In the home theater world we are currently looking at two entry level 1080p models, and one high end model:
ViewSonic Pro7827HD. This is one of Viewsonic’s new sub-$1000 home theater models, currently selling for about $799, that just started to ship in the last couple of weeks. (review now posted)
BenQ TH670. BenQ’s very low priced 1080p model released last fall is now at $699
Sony VPL-VW365ES. Sony has the only native 4K resolution projectors on the market under $10,000, and this is their latest offering. For elegant home theater at a sophisticated price.