As the prices of flat-panels keep dropping, the key to survival for rear-projection HDTVs has been their value at screen sizes bigger than 50 inches. So I found it a little strange, not long ago, to be reviewing this 52-inch DLP set at $4,399 - easily $2,000 more than other like-sized 1080p models. Could the NuVision 52LEDLP 52-inch 1080p DLP HDTV possibly be worth it?
Color temperature (Theater mode, Low color temperature before/after calibration): 20 IRE: 6,562/6,212 K 30 IRE: 6,539/6,137 K 40 IRE: 6,360/5,981 K 50 IRE: 6,717/6,284 K 60 IRE: 7,040/6,650 K 70 IRE: 7,021/6,770 K 80 IRE: 7,107/6,752 K 90 IRE: 7,128/6,780 K 100 IRE: 6,978/6,712 K Brightness (100-IRE window): 69.6/46.9 ftL
While it's no secret that prices keep dropping on flat-panel TVs, the good value and excellent picture quality offered by microdisplay rear projectors continue to drive innovation in that category. Case in point: the new JVC HD-58S998 58-inch HD-ILA 1080p HDTV, one of a new generation of "slim" rear projectors.
When Sound & Vision reviewed the original ZVOX 315 sound system in October 2004, the notion of a single-box surround sound solution for movies and music was utterly revolutionary. The 315 so strongly answered a market need and performed so well that we honored it that year with one of our Reviewers' Choice (now called Editors' Choice) awards.