Very good overall color
The Home Cinema 3020 and 3020e are the only 3D capable LCD home projectors on the market under $2500! That means they get to take on a whole bunch of DLP projectors as the competition. With one or two exceptions, the Epson has those DLP's beat. Not at everything, but at so many things, that it's really no contest. So far, the best of the DLP competition under $2000 are the Acer and the BenQ W7000.
Accurate picture in 2D and much improved 3D performance
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020e is a great update to last year's Home Cinema 3010, correcting that projector's flaws and adding some new features all its own. With a bright, accurate picture in 2D and much improved 3D performance, the 3020e is a strong contender in the home video space that is both powerful and budget-friendly.
Very good projector, but consider saving $500 with the non-wireless version
This projector is lacking when compared to others on the market, but when you take its price into consideration, it is a great value. This is true whether you compare it to high-performance video projectors or to larger screen displays that are big enough to be a feasible replacement (70", 84", or larger). This projector is simple to use, looks great, does 3D very well, and costs considerably less than comparable displays or other projectors that perform as well.
Very good 3D Performance - minimal crosstalk or motion blur effects
If you do want something with the same performance capabilities at a lower price, for about $200 less, you can opt instead for the Epson 3020 (minus the "e") which is the same projector, but you have to give up the WirelessHD connection capability. The Epson 3020 is priced at $1,799.00 (Compare Prices).
Colors were grossly oversaturated, and skewed red
The Epson 3020e HD front projector at $1,899 represents a solid entry-level value that gives you more than enough bang for your buck, especially through authorized channels such as VisualApex, though it doesn't embarrass nor challenge the competition above its range. For what it is, it is good, and I believe that is the whole point, for your typical first-time buyer isn't going to be too consumed with matters of CMS or ultimate edge fidelity.
A full suite of inputs and outputs making it capable of just about anything
We congratulate Epson on their W16SK Dual Projector concept. It may not be the only passive solution possible, but it is well executed. The W16SK serves up exceptionally bright 2D and 3D performance combined with the strong value proposition, earns the W16SK a Hot Product Award. There's more! In this year's Education Projector report, the W16SK wins our Best In Classroom: 3D Projector award.
Current version's Dynamic Iris provides respectable blacks
This is a projector that will be more at home in a theater than a livingroom, based on lumens. Still, the Pro 9000 projector has enough brightness to work in more of a family room environment as long as you don't go too large on screen. Movies can certainly look good at night, and sports can work in the daytime with some ambient light.
Today, thanks to 3D capable projectors needing extra brightness, most of those are simply a brighter proposition for a livingroom family room.
Good placement flexibility, high contrast
At its core, the Viewsonic Pro9000 is a promising concept - a home theater projector built around a hybrid light source. Its LED/laser engine boasts a lifespan of 20,000 hours, making lamp replacements a thing of the past. As one of the first LED/laser projectors to be specifically built for home theater, many people will find themselves salivating at the prospect of a maintenance-free projector.
Excellent colour resolution
Given the extreme contrast demands placed on projectors by many of our favourite Blu-rays, the ViewSonic Pro9000's difficulties handling dark scenes represent a major hurdle to us taking the company's bold new projector technology to our hearts just yet.
That said, the ViewSonic Pro9000 also gets enough things right in both performance and practical terms to convince us that it's a technology worth pursuing. File under "one to watch", then...
Motion resolution is great
Judged solely as a projector, the Pro9000 is vastly outperformed by Sony, Epson, and JVC, all of which are basically the same price as the ViewSonic. Even if you figure in not having to pay for lamps over the lifetime of the projector, it is still not a decent value.
As a glimpse at the possible future of projector lighting technologies, though, it's fascinating.
Quiet, cool operation, Excellent color accuracy
We think ViewSonic has a winner of a projector on its hands with the PRO9000. Its cool and quiet operation, relatively compact size and light weight, excellent color reproduction, stellar remote, and admirable brightness levels are trumped only by its 20,000-hour "lamp" rating. We didn't miss this projector's lack of 3D capability for a second, but we'll let you decide whether lens shifting trumps never having to swap out a pricey light bulb.
Image delivers 1080p clarity
As a technology development, Laser Hybrid LED has a lot going for it. It's only marginally more expensive than similarly specified LCD and DLP models, and its colour performance is striking. However on the Pro9000 it's not quite bright enough to function well in a moderately lit room and blacks still have some way to go before they're Dark Knight approved. Whether the lack of 3D will prove an additional deterrent for buyers remains to be seen.
Excellent pricing on lamps for Epson Brighter Future customers
Overall, Epson has produced a ultra short throw interactive projector that is easy to use, easy to set up, and is priced right. Street prices put this projector at $2199. If you're a university, or K-12, you will want to ask your dealer about the Epson Brighter Futures program. Discounts on pricing and lamps are available for the education market. One final note, Epson has a fleet of interactive projectors in different resolutions and brightness levels.
Good audio quality, Better than par video quality
The 485Wi offers more than enough in its core features to make it a strong contender, with a bright image, near excellent to excellent data image quality, better than par video for a data projector, 1280x800 native resolution, and a suitably short throw for an ultra short throw projector.
Excellent overall color, and especially skin tones
Overall, a very impressive projector. It's not the right one for my room, and my tastes (which include lots of sports with intentional ambient light present), but it might be a great projector for you, especially if movies are really your "focus".
Single chip DLP provides pretty clean 3D
Having been playing with the finished W7000 firmware (2/18/2012) for a dozen+ hours, I'm prepared to finally position the BenQ in terms of quality, and value.
The W7000 is a light canon, when it comes to 2D viewing. If you run its "best" mode, with Brilliant Color On, this projector is about twice as bright as most of the competition, and even with BC turned off, none of the projectors near its price can beat it for sheer brightness when calibrated.
Good black performance
The BenQ W7000 is a bright, capable 3D projector, and at $2499 it is highly competitive in today's market. Its stunning sharpness and clarity of detail make it a great choice for the most demanding HD content, while crosstalk-free 3D and high overall brightness are must-haves for gaming. The three frame delay will keep some hardcore gamers from loving this projector, but most people won't notice.
In terms of image quality, the projector's main weakness is black level.
Excellent colour performance
BenQ's W7000 home theatre projector makes some small sacrifices -- lamp life, fan noise -- to create an excellent picture that's both bright and with great contrast. It's got plenty of extra features built in like picture-in-picture and video smoothing, and the 3D is bright and effective. If we were picking out a home theatre projector, the BenQ W7000 would be near the top of our list.
Class-leading 3D performance
One question asked all the time is "What's the best projector?" which is really a question without an answer. Where you watch, what you watch, and what factors you care about are going to influence what projector you are after and there is no simple one-size-fits-all answer. That said, if someone asks me what the best 3D projector out there is for under $30,000, I would answer that the BenQ W7000 is the best that I've seen.
Excellent 2D and 3D performance
Known as the "rainbow effect", this DLP-specific issue causes brief red, blue or green trails behind moving objects in the scene. It's most obvious in high-contrast areas, and is caused by the spinning colour wheel used within DLP projectors. The W7000 uses a 4x speed, six-segment wheel, which helps to minimise the effect, but we still clearly noticed it during the opening scenes of The Dark Knight.
Excellent data image quality
The BenQ LX60ST's low brightness compared with most of its competition, means that to get any given image brightness, you'll need to stay with a slightly smaller image. The tradeoff is that it offers some significant eco-friendly advantages, most notably the mercury-free light source, with its 10,000 to 20,000 hour lifetime and the Manual mode, which lets you use only as much power as you need.
Achieves a large image from such a short distance from the screen
Overall, Epson has produced a ultra short throw interactive projector that is easy to use, easy to set up, and is priced right. Street prices put this projector at $2199. If youâ?? re a university, or K-12, you will want to ask your dealer about the Epson Brighter Futures program. Discounts on pricing and lamps are available for the education market. One final note, Epson has a fleet of interactive projectors in different resolutions and brightness levels.
Excellent overall color, and skin tones
The bottom line is, especially with 3D capabilities, the overall brightness does eliminate a lot of folks who otherwise might love this little Mitsubishi projector to death. Lastly, don't forget, the HC7800D comes with a 3 year parts and labor warranty. In the grand scheme of things, that's one of the longer and better warranties out there. Nothing like a little piece of mind!
Projector has an auto iris to improve black level and contrast ratio
In some respects, the HC7800D is a more intriguing 3D option than Mitsubishi's previous HC9000D. It's less expensive, it has a higher brightness rating (which is important for 3D), and it includes the 3D emitter in the package. This projector can't quite compete with similarly priced LCD models in the spec department, but it should give DLP fans a reason to be excited, as it strikes an excellent balance between price and features in the DLP realm.
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