Value Electronics, a Westchester County, N.Y.-based, specialty electronics and custom electronics integrator, is hosting its annual UST (ultra-short throw) Projector Shootout Evaluation event at 9 a.m. EST on Saturday, Dec., 10, and its Long-Throw Projector Shootout Evaluation Event at 9 a.m. EST on Sunday, Dec. 11, at The Company Building, 335 Madison Ave., New York City.
Master of Ceremonies for the 2022 event is industry expert Philip Jones of Projector Reviews. Phil Jones owns ProjectorReviews.com with his wife, where he brings expertise and passion for home theater as technical editor and lead reviewer. Jason Dustal, engineer with Murideo and ISF Instructor will lead the calibration team and operations during the Projector Shootouts.
During the Projector Shootout events, a panel of professional Hollywood video colorists, film finishers, TV reviewers, and video experts will be on hand to judge, evaluate, and vote on all picture quality attributes to determine which projector will be awarded this year’s “King of UST Projectors,” and “King of Long Throw Projectors” Projector Shootout winners. As part of the evaluation process, test patterns and real content will be used to demonstrate elements of picture quality, including contrast, color fidelity, color saturation, and motion resolution.
“This is a must-see event for all who are interested in the premium UST and Long Throw Projection systems,” says Robert Zohn, president of Value Electronics.
“We are excited to have these two comparison events so the public can see how each projector compares.” The objective of the Projector Shootout events is to award the best UST and Long Throw projectors in each of the attributes of picture quality.
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Projector Shootout Event Features Latest Testing Equipment and Procedures
Value Electronics emphasizes that during the two-day event, the latest state-of-the-art in switching, distribution, and test equipment will be supplied by AVProStore , while HDMI 2.1 48Gbs cables will be supplied by MetraAV. To ensure all of the projectors will produce their best possible picture performance, Seymour Screen Excellence screens with Radiant White screen material will be used within a light controlled room.
In addition, the New York integrator points out the Projector Shootout evaluation events will be webcast live to reach the largest audience of A/V enthusiasts and media worldwide on YouTube. Questions and comments will be moderated by YouTube channel owners with select questions read to the presenters. In an abundance of concern for COVID and the variants, we will not have in-person attendees this year.
The annual Projector Shootout events only use flagship models from each of the premium manufacturers in their respective categories that are currently available in the U.S. Here’s the list of projectors that will be competing:
- AWOL LTV-3500
- Epson LS800B
- Hisense PX1-PRO
- LG HU915QB
- Samsung LSP9T
$4,000-$7000 Category Long Throw Projectors:
- Epson LS12000
- JVC DLA-NP5
- LG AU810PB
- Sony VPL-XW5000ES
$11,000 to $16,000 Category Long Throw Projectors:
- JVC DLA-NZ7
- JVC DLA-NZ8
- Sony VPL-XW6000ES
$25,000-$30,000 Category Long Throw Projectors:
- JVC DLA-NZ9
- Sony VPL-XW7000ES