Projector News

April 29, 2005

Hi folks,

We have just posted a review of the BenQ PE7700. This is the first of the HD2+ 1280x720 DLP projectors to drop below $3,000. It was just seven months ago that the SharpVision Z2000 took HD2+ below $4,000 for the first time, so we are continuing to see some significant price erosion in the industry.

On Wednesday we posted the new Highly Rated Home Theater Projectors page, complete with updated comments and the 5-star ratings. Please make sure to interpret the ratings just within each resolution category. It makes no sense, for example, to compare the performance of a $1200, low-resolution product to an expensive high resolution model. So the ratings reflect relative values between models within a given resolution group.

We currently have several models in the queue for review, including the Optoma H79, the Toshiba MT200 and the Mitsubishi HC900, and the InFocus Screenplay 7210. All of these reviews will be appearing in May.

We are also working on comparative comments on the new crop of 854x480 projectors. That commentary will be up in May also.

If there are models you are particularly anxious to see reviewed, please drop us a note at We are always happy to hear from you.

Thanks for using ProjectorCentral,

Evan Powell