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HDTV Expert - End of the Road for RPTV - by Pete Putman

By Pete Putman • Dec 5 2012, 10:26pm

It's official: Rear-projection televisions are now history.

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #525: Acer H6500 DLP projector

By The HT Guys • Apr 6 2012, 6:24am

When we started the podcast back in 2005, CRT projectors dominated home theater. As great as they looked, they were big, expensive and required routine maintenance to keep them in top form. Today there are a wide variety of digital options that are both inexpensive and very easy to install and maintain. One option for those interested in trying out a 100' or 120' TV in their home theater is the Acer H6500 DLP projector.

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HDTV Expert - Useful Gadgets: Mitsubishi HC7800 3D DLP Home Theater Projector – Pete Putman

By Pete Putman • Mar 27 2012, 1:05am

In a day and age of 'me too' projectors, Mit's HC7800 really stands out. But 'ouch,' those glasses!

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #497: Optoma HD33 3D 1080p Projector

By The HT Guys • Sep 23 2011, 4:15am

One complaint we have about 3D is that it needs to be immersive if you are to appreciate the effect. Since most of us can't afford 100 inch plasmas, a front projector is pretty much the only choice you have for this type of experience, albeit an expensive one. Enter the Optoma HD33 ($1500). Its a 1080p DLP projector that supports 3D.

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3D All the Rage as Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions Debuts 3D DLP Home Theater Front Projector

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 8 2011, 2:06am

Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. will introduce one of its best 3D projectors, the HC7800D, at the CEDIA Home Theater Show in Indianapolis, September 8-10, 2011 in Booth #5537. A major addition to its line of large screen visual displays, the HC7800D is the first in the line that features...

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HDTV Almanac - Mitsubishi Chooses the Big Picture

By Alfred Poor • May 31 2011, 1:00pm

It’s tough to make money in the HDTV business these days. It’s even tougher if you’re trying to push the boulder of rear-projection HDTV up the mountain. Rear-projection DLP has been the focal point for Mitsubishi’s product line, and the company has finally decided not to try to compete with the $500 flat panel market. [...]


TI DLP® 1080p 3D Projectors Now Shipping and Widely Available

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 6 2011, 5:37am

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) DLP® Products makes viewing quality, High Definition (HD) projection in 3D at home a reality with the announcement of multiple brands shipping 1080p 3D projectors. 3D 1080p from DLP provides consumers the ability to be immersed in film-quality images for everything from movies to gaming to sports, all powered by the dynamic DLP chip structure. Brands including Samsung and Sharp are showcasing the current 1080p 3D systems, which are now available for...

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HDTV Almanac - Maybe They Should Name It “3DIA”

By Alfred Poor • Sep 27 2010, 1:00pm

CEDIA Expo is the annual show for the high-end home theater industry. (CEDIA is easier to say than “Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association“.) It was held last week, and while many of the products are well out of range for the average home owner’s budget (such as the new Runco D-73d DLP front projector [...]

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Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Debuts HC4000 HD Home Theater Projector at CEDIA 2010 in Atlanta

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 23 2010, 2:41pm

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division, known for award-winning, high-quality, high-definition presentation and display products, today exhibits its new HC4000 high-definition home theater projector at the CEDIA show in Atlanta, September 23-27, 2010. The new HC4000 has a wealth of high-performance features at an entry-level price.

Mitsubishi's new HC4000 projector uses...

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Christie Previews 4K at IBC

By Shane Sturgeon • Aug 31 2010, 12:31am

Christie®, the leader in digital cinema projection, will present a pre-launch demo of its new Solaria™ Series 4K DLP Cinema® projector line for digital cinema at IBC2010 in Amsterdam, September 10-14. Taking the lead with the world's first demo of a DLP Cinema solution in 4K, the new Christie CP4230 features the enhanced 4K DLP Cinema chip from Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) and is designed to be compliant with the Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) specification. It is the most robust and cost-effective 4K solution available today, based on time-tested, highly reliable DLP Cinema technology.

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Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Nationwide 3D Experience Tour Brings Largest, Most Immersive Lineup of 3D TVs to Cities Across America

By Shane Sturgeon • Aug 27 2010, 3:54am

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. (MDEA) today announced the launch of its nationwide 3D Experience Tour, which will introduce its unparalleled lineup of theater-like immersive 3D* DLP® Home Cinema Televisions to U.S. consumers. The tour packs Mitsubishi's latest and greatest 3D TV technology into Mitsubishi's Mobile Marketing Showroom, a 995 sq. ft. 18-wheeled home theater experience that gives viewers across the country the chance to experience the industry's largest and broadest lineup of 60-inch plus large-screen 3D-capable TVs available today.

The tour will showcase...


HDTV Almanac - DLP Still Alive

By Alfred Poor • Jul 1 2010, 1:00pm

I have often said that you could take a rear projection television, dip it in batter, deep fry it, and cover it with powdered sugar and the average American consumer still would not buy it. So the news is that Mitsubishi still has not given up on rear-projection DLP televisions. Yes, their pricey LaserVue sets [...]

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HDTV Almanac - Simpler 3D Shutter Glasses

By Alfred Poor • Jun 14 2010, 1:00pm

Last week, XpanD began shipping its second-generation X102 DLP-link glasses for 3D television. Unlike most active shutter glasses, these don’t need to have a separate emitter in order to sync with the 3D television. These glasses support 3D-ready HDTVs and projectors that use DLP technology. The display will flash a signal to the glasses to [...]


HDTV Almanac - ViewSonic Brings 3D Home

By Alfred Poor • Apr 13 2010, 1:00pm

ViewSonic has announced their PGD-150 active shutter glasses that will allow viewers to watch 3D content on any of the company’s 3D-capable DLP projectors. The glasses are priced at just $99 apiece, which is a reasonable list price this early in the game.
This announcement also keeps front projection systems in the mix for those who [...]

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HDTV Expert - Product Review: Optoma HD8200 Home Theater Projector (August 2009)

By Pete Putman • Apr 8 2010, 8:11pm

Here’s another sleek, piano-black 1080p home theater projector with a long throw lens, horizontal and vertical lens offset, and dynamic iris. The difference? It uses single-chip DLP technology, and is priced at $5,000. Surprised?


From the Trenches - 2 Million 3D Ready Displays Already in the Home, but…

By Richard Fisher • Apr 6 2010, 3:32pm

If you purchased a Mitsubishi or Samsung DLP rear projection HDTV over the last 3 years, you might want to check your owners manual, spec sheet or back of the TV to confirm you are 3D ready. The fact is that many owners are unaware of the feature since it isn’t the reason they bought it to begin with. From experience in the field, many are bound to unwittingly consider replacing it for a 3D ready display when they may not need to.

If you are one of the current 2 million 3D DLP owners...

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #418: Front Projector Technologies

By The HT Guys • Mar 26 2010, 3:39am

We have to admit, we got a little giddy when we got an email from Jason asking us to go over the various technology options available for front projector home theaters. With rear projection television fading into the sunset, we don't often get the opportunity to talk about the various merits of LCD, DLP, and LCoS projection technologies anymore. It'll be like the good old days.

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HDTV Almanac - DLP Wins Award from Academy

By Alfred Poor • Mar 2 2010, 1:00pm

Two weeks ago, the Academy Board of Governors gave the 2009 Scientific and Engineering Award (Academy Plaque) to four of the people who helped develop the color accuracy for DLP Cinema projectors. The Texas Instruments technology has become an important part of digital cinema, with installations at more than 17,000 screens worldwide. IMAX digital projection [...]

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HDTV Almanac - 3D Front Projector for the Home

By Alfred Poor • Feb 17 2010, 1:00pm

Acer has announced the S5200 DLP projector that is certified for 3D image projection. It supports a 120 Hz refresh rate, making it suitable for stereoscopic 3D content using active glasses. The projector is not capable of HD images, as it is only has XGA (1024 by 768 pixel) resolution, but it is reportedly priced [...]


HDTV Almanac - NBA Knicks Get Courtside LED TVs — Really

By Alfred Poor • Oct 23 2009, 1:00pm

While 10 NBA teams now use DLP rear-projection modules from ANC Sports Enterprises as courtside displays, the New York Knicks are the first to use the company’s new LED modules. Built by Mitsubishi, the panels are thinner and have better viewing angles than the bulkier DLP models.
Note that these are true LED displays, where individual [...]