First off, I've followed this thread from the very beginning, because ever since AMD released Eyefinity (back in 09), I've been on the lookout for a reasonably priced native fHD (1080p) LED projector. Up until this thread came up, there was nothing. You were looking at 10-15k per projector for the DLP models, which so far, unfortunately, has always been way out of my price range especially when you're looking at two or three. So along came this thread, not just telling me about a projector that I've been searching for exists, but that someone out there actually owns one , and is happy with it (after a bit of work, thanks SMJ). I was ecstatic. But there's still one catch, you have to buy direct from China. I don't want to do that, most of the people I know don't want to do that either, and from many of the earlier comments, neither do most of you guys.
It just so happened I was in a position to possibly do something about this, so I said why not, let's see if we can make this happen. I work for BHCH, the company selling these on Amazon. We have an office in China, I work in the US office. I called up the china office, told them what was going on, had them check CRE out (turns our our office and theirs are in the same city), verified it, then had them order a few pjs and send them to the US office. They did it because they knew if they didn't sell I'd eventually buy them up anyway.
So yes, the Amazon listings are mine, I created them. There are two, both the CRE-X1000NX and the CRE-X1000PX (from the box you can really only tell via the barcode, one digit difference)
ninguemrj is right, those are the only two versions that I'm aware of as well. The main difference is that the NX model (also called NXL) is a long throw version, and PX model is a short throw version, however, the PX model only lists 2800 Lumen and a 50,000:1 contrast ratio vs the NX model which lists 3000 Lumen and a 100,000:1 contrast ratio.
They had originally planned for a few other models including the NXS which would've been the short throw version of the NX but for whatever reasons decided to limit production of the CRE-X1000 to the NX(L) and PX model for now.
I have to say entering into the projector market isn't the easiest thing in the world and I give huge credit to CRE for doing what they're doing. Also, Amazon is definitely not the best place to try to sell a projector like this. When I listed the CRE-X1000 it was the only native 1080p LED projector, but amazon doesn't let you filter or sort via native resolution, so an amazon search for "native 1080p led projector" listed the CRE-X1000 on page 16, never to be seen by anyone. What came up as the #1 search result was some crappy $300 projector that was 640x480 native that upscaled to 1080p followed by 100+ others that upscaled to 1080p. To make a long story short, in the two months that this projector has been listed, we've sold one (NX model), that's right one, count them one. (Technically, we could say two as I've purchased one of the PX models directly from us, and eventually I hope to purchase two more of them for eyefinity). So far the guy who purchased the NX model emailed us back saying he absolutely loves it. Interestingly enough, he hasn't yet written a review on it.
So why do we do this? We certainly aren't doing this for the money, or to get rich off it. Heck, after Amazon fees and shipping, we're barely breaking even on these things. Mainly, I did it because I wanted the projectors for myself, but I wasn't in any major rush, after all I've been waiting over two years so why not, besides, it's pretty cool to make or do something no one else has made or done. Thanks CRE for making a reasonably priced 1080p LED LCD projector while everyone else bailed the LED ship in its infancy for 3D, (that's where those two years went for the curious), and right now, we're the only ones in the US to currently sell these things, and as I've stated, I'm also one of the few (proud) owners of the first and so far only 1080p LED LCD projector on the market.
I'll be the first to admit, the CRE-X1000 may not be the perfect projector for some people, especially if you're looking to use a calibration certificate on it. It does, however, happen to be the perfect projector for me. If you're one of those other people, if you already know you're not going to be happy with it, due to it's lack of CMS or filter placement, then by all means, don't buy it, pick out one of those other 1080p LED projectors.
For those who are interested, I'll be happy to try and answer whatever questions I can.