Hey everyone - we have finalized the details for the event! You can get the schedule and free registration at projectorexpo.com.
I am happy to report we have all the following projectors for the shootout / expo, and that special guest Kris Deering will be on hand to calibrate and answer questions.
Sony VPL-VW995ES - Sony's laser projector with the ARC-F lens, MSRP $34999
Sony VPL-VW695ES - Sony's most popular 4K model on the AVS Forum, MSRP $9999
JVC DLA-RS3000 - JVC's top of the line bulb based projector with premium lens and 8K upconversion, MSRP $17999
JVC DLA-RS2000 - JVC's middle of the line 4K projector and most popular on the AVS Forum, MSRP $7999
WHAT: A chance to compare the top 4K projectors in the industry under controlled conditions, with Special Guests:
Kris Deering (Deep Dive AV, Sound and Vision)
Chris Deutsch (JVC)
Russell Warnhoff (Kaleidescape)
Shawn Kelly (Panamorph - tentative)
Craig Rounds (CIR Engineering)
All projectors will be calibrated by Kris Deering, with possible assistance from Craig. While the AVS Forum has given me permission to post about the event, this is NOT an AVS Forum sponsored event. This is an educational event only, NOT a sales event, and everyone is welcome.
WHEN: April 27th and 28th, 2019, 1-6 pm, with a tentative "pre-party" and get-together the evening of Friday, April 26 6-9 pm probably at my house. Friday night would be an opportunity to hear a JBL Synthesis Immersive Surround System, plus our Speaker Shootout Winner
the Revel Salon2, plus see the JVC DLA-RS3000 in action.
As mentioned, Sound and Vision technical editor and calibrator extraordinaire Kris Deering will be in town to properly set up all the projectors for the event. Depending on his schedule, he may also be available to calibrate your own personal display during his stay.
The details, broken out:
Pre-Event Party and Get-Together:
Friday night, April 26, 6-9 pm
Location: My house (address is provided if you register for free at projectorexpo.com)
Projector Expo / Shootout:
Session 1: Saturday, April 27, 1-6 pm
Session 2: Sunday, April 28, 1-6 pm
525 N. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs CO 80903
We will be using a Stewart StudioTek130 screen in a light controlled room.
WE ARE EXPECTING A LARGE NUMBER OF ATTENDEES. PLEASE LET US KNOW ASAP if you want to attend. You can RSVP by PM'ing me here at the AVS Forum, or simply by visiting projectorexpo.com.
ABOUT KRIS DEERING, SPECIAL GUEST AND CALIBRATOR
Kris Deering has been involved in the Home Theater industry in many capacities. He is currently a writer/technical editor for Sound and Vision magazine and a calibrator and consultant through his own company, Deep Dive AV. He has also been a writer and editor for various other publications, both in print and online, including Home Theater magazine and Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. Kris has done work for some of the biggest names in the AV industry, offering a wide range of services including calibration, product development, product testing and training. Many of you know of him already thanks to his major contributions to this forum.
Thanks all and see you soon!