February 17, 2006
Normally when we complete a review we pack up the projector and return it to the manufacturer. However, on occasion we find models that we wish to retain and use as reference models against which to compare the performance of other units. After having posted the review of the Optoma HD72 we quickly realized we did not want to return it quite yet. The image quality of the HD72 is truly outstanding for $2,000.
We have now moved on to two more interesting models. One is the Samsung SP-H710AE. This is one of the units that Joe Kane helped to develop, and it is quite a fascinating projector.
The other is the Sanyo PLV-80. This is a bigger machine, rated at 3000 ANSI lumens, so it is much brighter than a typical home theater model. However, it is a pleasure to light up this brilliant unit. For those with larger home theater set ups, or for those who have commercial applications for widescreen video, the PLV-80 is a unique product that may be the perfect solution.
If all goes according to plan, the reviews of the SP-H710 and the PLV-80 will be posted next week.
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