or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Display Devices › Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP › Anyone know of any nice projectors that might be coming out around June July
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Anyone know of any nice projectors that might be coming out around June July

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
As mentioned before in another post I am thinking about the x55/x35 or panny 8000 or epson 5020 and will be gettting a projector in June/July. So I started to wonder about what might be around and rumours or announcements people have seen.

I saw someone mention a 3d led/laser mitsubishi that is supposed to not have the rainbow issues (well at least so they say on advertising) with a 20k hour lamp life. The big advantage with these if they are close to as a good a picture would be you would not have the pic loss with lamp degredation. You would be able to calibrate once and have a lifetime of the same picture (well not a lifetime but a very long time). May not have quite as good initial video but over the long haul better (would depend how good the video is).

I like 3d as well and a dlp they say is good and with an initial 3000 lumens this should be pretty high in 3d once calibrated. The extra lumens would also help for super bowl parties and times where I may not want a total black out condition.

Here is some information about it.
http://www.homecinema-fr.com/forum/projecteurs-full-hd/vp-3d-mitsubishi-nf32u-full-hd-led-laser-t30032080.html

That being said there may be other projectors coming out even better that people may have seen.
post #2 of 15
Thread Starter 
On a side note my budget is just over 3k for a projector. I can stretch to 4k but would have to have a really good reason for it. However, new projectors sometimes drop in price a bit after initial release so would not mind hearing about anything that is in the pipeline.
post #3 of 15
Most of the new projectors are announced at CEDIA in September and typically start shipping between Sept. and Dec.
post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
well that may be the case but I saw another post that mentioned the benq 1500 and it looks like it might be out before then although I am not seeing a shipping date.

It just seems that there are some people here who know about projectors that may already have been announced or that will be released soon. That is what I am thinking about.

I mean the w1070 is a good projector for what it is and if they beefed it up real nice like it might be a great 3d projector and kids would be happy and if the 2d pic is good then I will be happy (thus my dilemna when finding the perfect projector I have a family to make happy smile.gif. Anyway i will keep reading the forums and posting new ones whern I see them here.

Here is a link about the w1500. Of course it in french so translate away.

http://www.microsofttranslator.com/BV.aspx?ref=IE8Activity&a=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hdfever.fr%2F2013%2F02%2F01%2Fbenq-w1500%2F
post #5 of 15
Some of the lower-priced projectors tend to come out randomly at various dates. At Cedia is where the more popular over 1k projectors are mostly shown, usually $2k+ really. Though I know they have others there as well.
post #6 of 15
Panasonic rz470 is due any day now. It is a DLP laser/led combo specced for ~3500 lumens and will do 3D and 20,000 hours. Very flexible placement too - wide zoom range and lots of lens shift. Waiting on reviews to see just how suitable it is for home theater. MSRP around $6500, street prices seem to be a little more than half of that.

http://panasonic.net/avc/projector/products/rz470/
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
That one looks good but it does not give alot of information on it's 3d ability but with it's brightness if the picture is good it could be a good choice for a bright 3d picture on a big screen.
post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by JerryW View Post

Panasonic rz470 is due any day now. It is a DLP laser/led combo specced for ~3500 lumens and will do 3D and 20,000 hours. Very flexible placement too - wide zoom range and lots of lens shift. Waiting on reviews to see just how suitable it is for home theater. MSRP around $6500, street prices seem to be a little more than half of that.

http://panasonic.net/avc/projector/products/rz470/

What's the feeling on whether other companies will introduce laser/led solutions this year? I want need to purchase a projector (new house/home theater room) until around the end of the year. I'm leaning towards the JVC X75R, but like the idea of a laser/LED that doesn't have to be changed every year or two.
post #9 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by hockeyrama View Post

That one looks good but it does not give alot of information on it's 3d ability but with it's brightness if the picture is good it could be a good choice for a bright 3d picture on a big screen.

What more info on 3D are you looking for? It implements the HDMI 3D specification and it is DLP so, unless it is horribly broken, there will be no ghosting.
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
active shutter or rf or like jvc can do both? Also until people review even dlp have issues. The w1070 for example was not given good rating for 3d performance in some reviews so I would want to know a bit more about this one. Mainly if this was say going to be the new 3d projector in a dual setup or the only projector in a 2d or 3d setup. Is the 3d that good that it would rival or beat a sony hw50 or other pjs at the price point. Since it dlp if done well it has the potential to be awesome just not sure how it would turn it.

Personally, I am starting to lean towards one of these led/laser projection ideas for my future basement. I will be running a pretty big screen and I know my wife likes a very bright image and kids love 3d so if I can get one that has a pretty good picture for standard movie watching that can be close to a jvc then it would be awesome. I also will not fully be able to run my basement like a bat cave. I can reduce most lightning but will be hard pressed to eliminate all ambient lightning. So a high lumens projector like this with 20 000 hours lifespan would be awesome if the picture is pretty good. I could see my kids loving 3d movies with their friends for frequent get together with some light for walking around and snacking. However, that would only work if I could then turn down the little amvient light and watch a movie with some fairly good black levels and nice colour.

I love the potential one of these projectors has just not sure it will turn out as good in real world application.
post #11 of 15
That Panasonic is very new and there haven't been a lot of reviews out for it yet. With DLP you are almost guaranteed a better experience compared to the Sony HW50ES, mainly do to the DLP nature of better response times and the fact that this particular projector is very bright. Panasonic has had a couple 3D projectors already so I'm sure their engineers know what they're doing. Plus I've read that the specific DMD used in the projector was built with 3D in mind so I'd be VERY surprised if the 3D experience was any worst than the BenQ W1070.

Either I'm reading incorrectly or you're confused about something. All of these projectors (with the exception of like 3 models that I can think of) offer active 3D solutions. Those three off the top of my head are stacked projectors to offer a passive 3D solution. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think that Panasonic uses DLP link, not RF or IR, to sync to the glasses. That is a cheaper method and should reduce the cost of glasses if you planned on buying many pairs. Though, like you said, I would wait for atleast a couple reviews before seriously considering the Panasonic. At the moment I'd be more comfortable recommending the BenQ W1070 for 3D over that considering the wealth of expert and average Joe feedback.
post #12 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by hockeyrama View Post

active shutter or rf or like jvc can do both?

The projector has a standard vesa 3d sync port. I don't think it comes with glasses or a transmitter, thus you will probably have to buy all of that separately. So you can choose to go with infra-red or radio-frequency. The manual also says that the projector supports DLP-Link so you should be able to use any DLP-Link glasses.
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
thank you for the feedback. That was some of the information I wanted to know. Dlp s the cheaper route but I have heard that with some models they have a red light issue so was just wondering if this one had an alternative and if so if it it could work with something else. That allows you some versatility in the end. I would of course try the dlp glasses if I got it but if having issues would probably buy the stuff to setup an rf setup. At least I know it has the ability to try more.

If I was buying today i would absolutely go with the w1070 for 3d with the x35 for 2d but as I am not not buying until at least the end of Juneto decide. I have a bit of time to see what is out there and hopefully that will give me enough time to see if any of these led/laser ones are the right pick. Since I am using a large screen and may not be able to fully control the light (at least as much as I like) these projectors with the extra lumens and lifespan and ability to be good for 3d is getting my interest. My problem is I like the nice picture quality for movies that the jvc gives but I need something that does really good 3d for the kids. If this one has a very good picture I would use it for the 3d and hopefully just use it for 2d as well. With the long life span I would feel more comfortable even using it for both as it may not have as good an original picture it will stay the same a long time so only needs calibration and will not degrade and need a new bulb anytime soon.
post #14 of 15
My understanding is that the Sony (HW50) is the projector for you if you want good 2D and 3D as well as a lot of brightness. Maybe wait for Cedia and get this years model from them.
post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 
I agree and at this point was thinking the sony might be the best. However, I was having trouble finding it at a good price point here. I can get even an x55 for a lot less in Canada if I don't go to the usa to buy which brings in warranty issues. I am sure the cheaper suppliers here will bring in some sonys but soo far I have yet to find them discounted anywhere in canada.

I was talking to the wife and we have decided to wait a bit longer until we know what we really want. The good news is that we are not moving until the end of June and with the large screen and inability to always control the light conditions waiting might be a good thing. I am look at approximately 150" self painted screeen following diy directions in the forum. End result is lumens will be important so the sony would probably be the best 2d and 3d now. However, there are all the led/laser ones coming out and as you mentioned new projectors coming out at cedia so depending on how long I wait I may end up with something that can be better for that environment. I may wait until cedia just to see what is available but then that woul dmean the entire summer with no projector.

Although, that being said I know Zombie uses a JVC on a screen over 140 inches and it produces some very good pictures from his posts so it not like even jvc are impossible for that area. (of course I am no zombie10 smile.gif.

The end product might be a good led/laser one that can produce a good 2d picture as it would have the lumens to do 3d and 2d on the big screen even with a bit off ambient light if I cannot get it fully under control (already discussing issues about that with the wife so that I can get that room setup the way I want).
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
AVS › AVS Forum › Display Devices › Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP › Anyone know of any nice projectors that might be coming out around June July