Luxeon proves that a DLP projector doesn't have to be big to be good. Their portable D520P projector weighs only 5.9 pounds and has just about every feature a theaterphile would expect from a DLP. Foremost among these features is Texas Instruments' Double Data Rate (DDR) technology, which is said to produce quicker micromirror movement and thus a higher-quality image. The D520P's light output is rated at 2,000 ANSI lumens, and it has a 1,500:1 contrast ratio and a native resolution of 1,024:768. Other tricks include a picture-in-picture function, manual zoom and focus, and vertical and horizontal digital keystone correction. For the asking price of $3,899, Luxeon also throws in a soft carrying case and a remote.
The only thing better than beautiful home theater seating like the Carmel is manufacturer Pullman's attention to quality, detail, and customization. All of Pullman's seating styles are available in three grades, five styles, and more than 55 colors of leather. If you're not a leather fan, they'll gladly cover your seating in any fabric you choose. In addition, each seating group is truly custom-built. You can specify such measurements as the back height and seat width, just in case you're not a one-size-fits-all kind of person. The sleek Carmel seating group seen here costs $4,020 for a manually reclining version or $4,900 with the addition of a power-reclining mechanism.