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Top Projectors for the 2016 Summer Olympics

All of us will soon be able to enjoy the 2016 Summer Olympics taking place in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The games will include a large variety of sporting events with plenty of fierce competition among athletes. When watching history being made at this spectacular event, there is no better way to view it than on a large projector screen. With a projector, you will see all of the vibrant images and colorful decorations displayed in the opening and closing ceremonies as well as fast moving images for every sporting event.
Get ready to watch your favorite Olympians with one of the top projectors for sports viewing. A few things all of these projectors have in common include:

  • HD Capabilities


  • Lens Shift


  • Multiple HDMI Connections


  • LCD or DLP Projectors


  • 2200 or More Lumens

Some of the top projectors on the market for viewing the 2016 Summer Olympics include:

  • The Epson PowerLite 3020


  • The Sony VPL VW300ES


  • The Optoma HD28DSE

To upgrade your experience, consider buying a separate speaker to enhance the sound. Some events will also be shown in 4K. A few 4K projectors are presently on the market which include the Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 and the Sony VPL VW350ES.
With warm weather, you may even choose to watch the Olympics outdoors. If this is your plan, you’ll need to ensure your projector has more lumens – 4000 or more would be best. Be sure you choose a location with a level ground and a place to display the event or hang your screen. A potential location could be on the side of a garage or the back of a house.
The Summer Olympics will begin on Friday, August 5th and continue through Sunday, August 21st. You can watch it on NBC channels and their affiliates.
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Top 5 Projectors for Fast-Moving Action Films

With the cost of movie theater tickets constantly rising, many families are building their own, at home movie theaters. Streaming services such as Hulu and Netflix are also increasing the popularity of these rooms.
If you enjoy watching action films, you’ll want to ensure you have vibrant imaging and dynamic sound in order to enjoy all of the fast-paced movement within the film. To do this, you’ll need to choose a projector with many new high-tech features such as:

  • Brightness for better contrast.
  • High-speed, auto iris function.
  • Deep blacks for enhanced imaging.
  • Motion technology to minimize or eliminate blurred imaging.
  • Surround sound.

Make your home entertainment center the envy of all your family and friends by choosing the best projectors for watching popular, fast-moving action films and TV shows. Some top projectors to consider include:

  • Sony Full HD SXRD Home Cinema Projector

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  • Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 6500UB 1080p 3LCD Home Theater Projector

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  • Optoma HD161X-WHD

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  • Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3600e 3D-1080p LCD Projector

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  • Optoma HD33

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Home Projectors and Playoff Hockey

The puck has dropped on the 2016 National Hockey League playoffs, and there is nothing like watching all the action on a large, bright screen. Today, most homeowners don’t invest in large screen televisions although they are cheaper than projector systems. Why? Projector screens are bigger than large screen televisions and are even easier on the eyes.

What are the Best Projectors for The Playoffs

You still have time to set up your projector system for the NHL post-season. However, hockey can be one of the most challenging sports to watch on a large screen. The fast action on a white ice surface can produce a difficult effect for quality viewing. This is especially true with very large screens. Consequently, you’ll want to invest in a better system to get a quality picture. Some features for improvement should include full HD support, 3D capability, strong DLP technology and frame interpolation.
Below, are a few projectors that offer all of these qualities.
1. The Optoma HD50 Home Theater Projector (Mid-range price)
2. The Sony VPL-VW350ES (Many added features but a higher cost)
3. Epson MovieMate 85HD 720p 3LCD (The most economical)
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Top 5 Projectors for Watching Sports Broadcasts

Spring is just around the corner and with it comes the NHL playoffs and the new MLB season! Watch your favorite sports team in the comfort of your own home. Create a sports bar environment with a large screen and projector for viewing. Lightweight and portable, you can also move your projector to your backyard for a fun, outdoor sports party.
Projectors show better images than really large, flat screen televisions. They are also more economical in most cases. However, you will need to choose the right equipment to get that movie theater quality look and feel.
When choosing, look for a projector with the following features and capabilities:

  1. Projector Brightness – 1,000 lumes or brighter.
  2. Full HD (a must have to watch sports in HD)
  3. Lens Shifting Capability
  4. Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio
  5. Zoom Feature
  6. Short Throw Distance
  7. Wireless HDMI
  8. Lightweight and Compact for Portability

The following projectors are great for sports watching. Additionally, they are economical and will fit into the average home theater budget:

  1. The Sony VPL-HW50ES 3D Projector  vplhw50es_1
  2. Optoma HD 25 or HD33     41lUC38i0JL-2
  3. Panasonic PT-AE8000U     Panasonic_pt_ae8000u_Full_HD_3D_Home_891638-3
  4. InFocus IN112A      infocus-in112a-dlp-projector-4
  5. Epson Home Cinema 3500       hc3500_fcs-our_690x460-5

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Sony VPL-HW65ES Projector Review

Offering exceptional imaging, the Sony VPL-HW65ES is top of the line in home theater projection. Mid-priced, it sells for less than $4,000.
Mostly found on more expensive projectors, the Sony VPL-HW65EWS is equipped with Sony’s most recent processor known as the “Reality Creation 2”. This processor greatly enhances 2D picture resolution providing for sharper and clearer imaging. Additionally, it offers special features for contrast enhancement as well as 3-D transmission.
Easy to operate, this projector offers pre-settings to make adjustments quick and simple. For example, its MotionFlow setting (which minimizes juddering) can be adjusted to Smooth Low or Smooth High depending upon the amount of stability needed. This setting can also be turned off when it is not needed. Other pre-settings include those for Bright Cinema (when you want a brighter picture), as well as both Game and Photo Mode.
Super-fast speed with 3D dimensionality further makes the Sony VPL-HLW65ES projector a great option for watching movies, sports and more. This includes 3D movies as well as video games with 3D graphics. The projector’s lamp will last for as long as 6,000 hours.
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5 Best Home Theater Projectors of 2015

This year was fairly quiet for new projectors. The majority of the major PJ brands kept new releases to a minimum, continuing to sell models that were released in 2014 and earlier. Even so, there were several new entries in the 2014-2015 projector season and many of them offered exciting new features and impressive performance.

Epson EH-LS10000 Projector
Epson EH-LS10000 Projector

So which home theater projectors, with Full HD or 4K resolution, were the best in 2015? It’s tough to pick from the field of those that have been released since fall 2014. But there are a few models that stick out from the pack. This year saw more affordable 4K projectors, as well as improvement on existing favorite PJ models. Here are a few of our favorites that were released in 2015:
Epson EH-LS10000
In terms of image quality and performance, the LS10000 is one of the best projectors that hit the market in 2015. The projector features a laser light engine – compared to a standard replaceable lamp – which lasts the entire life of the machine and delivers image quality that’s certainly right there at the top. Black levels are rich and saturated, and contrast provides an impressive range of detail. Of course, with this advanced technology like adaptable 4K resolution and the laser light engine, the LS10000 isn’t cheap; it starts around $8,000. But it’s certainly one of the best high-end projectors released this year. But what happens when the laser is kaput?
Optoma HD141X
Optoma HD141X Projector
Optoma HD141X Projector

The HD141X is at the opposite end of the spectrum in terms of price, starting just north of $1,000. But don’t let the price deceive you. The HD141X is an impressive little machine. It’s equipped with a powerful light source – a 3,000-lumen bulb – which is ideal for the living room. But in Cinema Mode, the HD141X provides 1,000 lumens of brightness and super vibrant images. Another great thing: The HD141X’s replacement lamp is cheap, which keeps cost of ownership to a minimum.
BenQ W1070+
BenQ W1070+ Projector
BenQ W1070+ Projector

The original BenQ 1070 has been a best-selling bargain HD projector, and its successor the 1070+ which was released in 2015 offers several improvements on the fan favorite. The Plus offers improved brightness, up to 2200 lumens, MHL capability, as well as wireless connectivity. Overall, the performance is above-par, especially for a sub-$1,000 projector. Images are crisp, clear and well-saturated. If you’re looking for an entry-level theater projector, the W1070+ — or the HD141X – are some of the best options available.
Sony VPL-HW40ES Projector
Sony VPL-HW40ES Projector

The HW40ES was released last summer, and quickly became a favorite Sony projector. The reason: It’s the most affordable projector Sony had ever released. So what’s great about the projector? For starters, it includes Sony technology that’s only been available in more expensive models, including Reality Creation, MotionFlow, and a zoom lens capability. In effect, image quality is superb. Plus, it’s extremely low noise, offers great Cinema modes, and it’s backed by a 3-year warranty.
JVC DLA-X500R Projector
JVC DLA-X500R Projector

The best feature of the X500R is the e-Shift technology, which enables the 1080p projector to shift pixels to display 4K. Overall, the image quality is right up there at the top. Black levels are ultra-dark, and the contrast 60,000:1 – which jumps to 600,000:1 when the auto iris enabled – creates a level of shadow detail that’s incredible. The system also includes a zoom lens with lens shift, delivers some of the best color performance available, and the impressive build quality.
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Projector Highlights from InfoComm 2015

The annual InfoComm Show was held last week in Orlando, Florida, and the MyProjectorLamps team was on hand. We had a great time, taking in all the demonstrations of the latest and greatest in cutting-edge A/V technology. Throughout the show, some of the most innovative, brightest and new 4K projectors were on display.

InfoComm 2015 Floor
InfoComm 2015 Floor

It seemed that the biggest news was generated by laser-based and 4K+ projectors. A number of manufacturers unveiled new 4K+ projectors, like Panasonic and DPI, and it appears that the higher resolution systems are a priority for most. We’re bound to see the cost of 4K projectors continue to decrease, as the technology becomes more affordable. In addition, extremely bright, laser projectors also made a big splash at InfoComm this year, like NEC’s 12,000-lumen PH1202HL and the DPI’s 12,000-lumen 4K setup. Here are a few highlights:

  • NEC unveiled the PH1202HL projector, which is a laser/phosphor light source, 1080p resolution projector. The most impressive spec: The PH1202HL casts a 12,000-lumen image with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio. Plus, the lamp-less projector has a 20,000-hour life on the laser light source.
  • Christie unveiled a small, ultra-short-throw projector, the Digital Captiva DUW350S, which utilizes a 1DLP imaging system. The projector’s output is 3,500 lumens and its ultra-short-throw ratio of .25:1 helped the project nab a “Best in Show” award, from Governmental Video. This was the first time Christie demonstrated their Captiva lens.
  • DPI released a new 4K projector, the INSIGHT 4K Laser, which earned a “Best in Show” award from AVNetwork. The projector casts a 12,000-lumen image in Full 4K resolution; both of these specs were cited as reasons for the award. During a demonstration, the INSIGHT created an incredibly color-saturated, high-def image.
    Sony VPL-GTZ270
    Sony VPL-GTZ270
  • Sony used InfoComm to announce and show off a pair of new laser-based 4K projectors. Both get incredibly long lives from their light sources: 20,000 hours in standard mode and 40,000 hours in eco mode. These are powerful, professional setups. The VPL-GTZ270 is designed for “entertainment venues,” like theme parks and planetariums. And the VPL-GT280 is designed to be used for simulations. Both produced incredible images during two different demonstrations.
  • Another 4K projector released at InfoComm, the Panasonic PT-RQ13KU creates an image beyond 4K at a resolution of 5,120 X 3,200. Panasonic says the projector is “the most compact and lightweight 4K+ 3-chip DLP laser projector in the world.” Some specs: The brightness is rated at 10,000 lumens with a 20,000:1 contrast ratio. The projector also used horizontal and vertical pixel shift at a frame rate of 240 Hz, which boosts the overall image quality and quadruples pixel density.
    MyProjectorLamps Booth at Infocomm 2015
    MyProjectorLamps Booth at Infocomm 2015

These were just a few highlights from InfoComm 2015. It was an incredible show, with tons of great A/V technology. We’re already looking forward to attending next year.

Why You Must Match HBO’s True Detective with a Quality Projector

HBO’s chilling crime drama True Detective has been a darling among TV critics. The show packs in the suspense, and it’s an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride. But True Detective is much more than a well-told crime drama set. It’s stunning to watch, each shot composed with a brilliant cinematic touch.

HBO's True Detective
HBO’s True Detective

The 8-episode first season, which premiered in early 2014, featured impressively beautiful cinematography. And it’s no surprise cinematographer Adam Arkapaw nabbed a slew of awards for his work. Shot almost entirely on Kodak 35mm film, True Detective captures a true Southern Gothic aesthetic, which accompanies the New Orleans steamy setting. The show’s color palette is subdued, dark, gritty, and masterfully captures the dimly lit, flashbacked tone of the show. This isn’t a bright, colorful network sitcoms ala Big Bang Theory. Instead, cinematographer Adam Arkapaw has created a stark, blue-hued “nostalgic aesthetic,” he recently said, that sets the stage for the story’s underlying dread.
True Detective is a perfect show to display in your home theater. Each image has been thoughtfully composed with a rich color palate. These are dark, soft, dreamy pictures, and for true precision, a high-contrast projector is necessary. Here’s one example: The series starts with a fire at dusk. The image is dimly lit and quiet but there’s loads of detail in those shadows. That detail is lost on lessor projectors. High-contrast projectors, on the other hand, are better suited to highlight those shadowy details, and in True Detective, imagery lurks in the darkness. For display these true cinematic images, you need a high-contrast cinema projector.
The Best Projectors for True Detective’s Dark Imagery
Today, there are three main types of projectors on the market: DLP-, LCD- and LCoS-based machines. There are versions for each type of technology that are well-suited for a darkly hued show like True Detective, but lately LCD and LCoS technology has led the field in terms of contrast. One key is to look at each projector’s contrast specs.
Contrast is an important factor for cinematic images. Projectors with higher contrast ratios display more vibrant blacks, and they’re better suited to provide that stunning detail within the shadows. But which type of technology is best? For a long time, DLP-based projectors had the clear advantage in terms of contrast ratio and black levels, but today LCD and LCoS projectors often have better contrast and improved image quality. Really, it depends on the taste of the viewer, but a high-contrast cinema-ready projector is often your best choice. Here are some options:

  • JVC X35BE – JVC is a leader in the LCoS projector category, and their machines feature some of the highest contrast ratios on the market. In all, they provide detailed images and vibrant colors. The X35BE features a 50,000:1 contrast ratio, and starts at about $3,500.
  • Epson 5030UB – Epson claims their UltraBlack technology provides some of the greatest image depth available. With the 5030’s best-in-class contrast ratio of 600,000:1, that claim might just be true. The 5030UB is a powerful LCD-based home cinema projector, and the image quality it delivers is definitely well worth the money, starting at $2,299. The Epson PowerLite 8350 is another great option.
  • Panasonic AE8000 – This model might be a few years old, but with a 500,000:1 contrast ratio, the AE8000 is a highly capable projector. One of the biggest advantages is its dynamic color range. For a show like True Detective, with such a dark, cool color palette, this would be a suitable option.
  • Sony VPL-HW40ES – An LCoS projector, this Sony features a well-defined contrast ratio – although Sony hasn’t published exact specs. This creates vibrant darker images, with vivid detail picked up in the shadows. Sony SXRD projectors have long been praised for their saturated image quality, and their contrast.
  • BenQ W1075 – Even though the BenQ features a contrast ratio of just 10,000:1, it’s one of the better DLP-based projectors, for the price and for the image quality it delivers. The projector is aided by DarkChip Technology, which is similar to Epson’s UltraBlack. With this feature, the projector picks up loads of detail in dark images, which is ideal for cinematic films and TV shows.

What set-up are you using to watch True Detective? There are some really great options available, but for such a well-crafted show, it pays to select the right projector. Of course, other specs like brightness also factor into image quality. But for that truly detailed look, choose a projector with substantial contrast ratio and enhanced black level performance.