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Tag Archives: Personal Projector

  • Want to Wirelessly Connect Your Apple Device to a Projector? Check out the below options

    Apple are rumoured to be releasing the new Apple TV 2 in September 2015 alongside the new iPhone 6s. The new hardware is set to include Siri, meaning you can command your TV/projector with your voice alone! And it will even chat back... just like the iPhone... How cool is that?!

    Apple TV provides the perfect solution to connecting your Apple devices to your portable projector. If you are looking to connect your iPhone / iPad / iPod / MacBook Pro to a projector or TV to get a big screen from a tiny device then look no further.

    Here are the different options to wirelessly connect Apple devices:

    MacBook Pro/Air

    1. Apple TV- Connect the Apple TV directly to the projector via HDMI. This then acts as a wireless HDMI link to your MacBook Pro/Air
    2. Wireless Chromecast Dongle- Connect the dongle to the projector via HDMI. This then acts a wireless HDMI link to your MacBook Pro/Air  (check out this computer world article for a list of the top 10)

    iPhone / iPad / iPod

    1. Apple TV- Connect the Apple TV directly to the projector via HDMI. This then acts as a wireless HDMI link to your iPhone / iPad / iPod
    2. Wireless Chromecast Dongle- Connect the dongle to the projector via HDMI. This then acts a wireless HDMI link to your MacBook Pro/Air  (check out this computer world article for a list of the top 10)

    If you don't need a wireless connection, see how to connect your device using a wired cable here.

    Apple device plus adapter2

    All projectors that have an HDMI port can connect using this method, for example our Pico Genie and Vivitek range!

  • 3 Ways to Connect Your Apple/Android Device to Your Projector: Wired vs Wireless



    Want to Link Your Apple/Android device to your Projector with a Pico Genie portable projector? Here are 3 options to connect your tablet, smartphone (Android or Apple) to a portable mini projector.

    1. Connect Projector Wirelessly with in-built wireless:-
      • Pico Genie M400 Pro (Screen Mirroring/Miracast ideal for Android) has superb instant connectivity with full screen mirroring and the ability to surf online at the same time without going through an app. The dongle is therefore built-in. It only needs a Chromecast type dongle for Apple devices.
      • Pico Genie M100 (Wifi) – this is a 65 lumen projector which has DLNA inbuilt (ios Apple compatible) and connects via wifi in the same way as the chromecast dongles. Effectively its got the dongle built in.
    2. Connect Projector via HDMI wire - via Apple Digital AV adaptors for tablets, phones (see this for full details iPad/ iPhones) or to MacBooks
    3. Connect Wirelessly via HDMI dongles
      • Ideal for mirroring your device’s screen eg using Apple TV or Chromecast dongles
      • This Computerworld article is the most comprehensive explanation of pros and cons and it lists 10 dongles.
      • Bear in mind you might still need power to the dongle. If using the Pico Genie P100 (white projector) this one has a USB power out feature so it can power the dongle and so it doesn’t have wires trailing to a plug.

    These unique features of the Pico Genie projectors make them very popular with anyone wanting to connect via wire or wire free.

  • Want to Link Your Phone/Tablet, Mac/Laptop (Android, IOS or Windows) to Your TV/projector? Here Are 10 Options

    Click here for 10 options for linking your Phone or Tablet (Android, IOS or Windows to your TV or Projector

  • Q Motion Projection Blinds

    Did you catch last night's Gadget Show on Channel 5? If you missed it then here's another chance to check out the new QMotion motorised blinds for your windows which have a 5 year inbuilt battery and remote control. Not only that but they are made out of a  material that is ideal for home projection.

    This is something we have thought about for years, lots of people would love a home cinema in their lounge but who has the space? Think about that prime projection real estate between your window frames that often gets forgotten about. Not anymore, just select the projection fabric with the nearly silent blinds and enjoy your big screen every time the lights go down.

    Viw the YouTube video here: QMotion Projection Shades

  • Personal Projector are attending BETT 2015

    Personal Projector Ltd are attending BETT show  from 21st January – 24th January 2015 at London’s Excel arena and will be showcasing the latest portable projectors and screens.

    New to this year’s range of mini projectors is an affordable built-in wireless solution with Android as well as an 800 lumen budget LED projector for schools. Come and discover the flexibility of portable projector solutions for learning environments.

    Win £200 worth of prizes for you or your school simply by visiting the stand and scanning your badge, liking us on Facebook and/or following us on Twitter. Bulb-free projectors now start from only £125 ex vat!

    Visit Personal Projector at stand B38 (Hall N1 & N2, between UKTI Business Zone Theatre & Hitachi).

  • How to connect your MacBook Pro to a Projector / TV

    Method 1, HDMI connection

    1. Your Projector / TV must have a HDMI port on it in order to connect your MacBook Pro. 
    2. You will need a HDMI cable.
    3. If you have a Retina Display MacBook Pro, you will probably have a HDMI port and so you do not need an adapter, simply connect the HDMI cable to the MacBook Pro and the Projector / TV
    4. If you have a MacBook Pro without a HDMI port you will need a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter.
    5. Connect the HDMI cable to the Mini DisplayPort adapter, then connect the Mini DisplayPort adapter to the MacBook Pro and finally connect the HDMI cable to the Projector / TV
    6. Change the 'Source' on your Projector / TV to HDMI

    Method 2, VGA connection 

    1. Your Projector / TV must have a VGA port on it in order to connect your MacBook Pro.
    2. You will need a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter plus a VGA cable
    3. You will also need an audio cable if you wish to stream sound from your MacBook Pro to your projector/ TV as VGA cables do not carry sound
    4. Connect the Mini DisplayPort adapter to the VGA cable, then connect the Mini DisplayPort adapter to the Macbook Pro and the VGA cable to the Projector / TV
    5. Connect your audio cable to both devices at this point if applicable
    6. Change the 'Source' on your Projector / TV to HDMI

    Note about Mini DisplayPort adapters

    All adapters and cables for Apple products should be sourced directly from Apple or an Apple authorised reseller. Personal Projector does not sell Apple cables.

    Some of the more recent Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapters include audio support, meaning that if you have one of these you will not need an extra cable to get sound.

    If you have one of the older Mini DisplayPort adapters or a VGA Mini DisplayPort adapter, you will also need an audio cable to connect the MacBook to the projector / TV

    Click here for help changing the display on your MacBook Pro to display out via HDMI connection with a Mini DisplayPort

    Also: Do not confuse your Mini DVI port with the Firewire 800

  • Connecting your projector to Apple Devices (Updated Dec 2014)

    If you are looking to connect your iPhone / iPad / iPod / MacBook Pro to a projector or TV to get a big screen from a tiny device then look no further. There are over 20 different projectors available that offer this capability, so whatever your need Personal Projector Ltd have a projector for you and your Apple device.

    What you will need

    For mirroring you will always need a Digital AV adapter and a HDMI cable or Apple TV! Depending on the model and type of device you have, there are currently 2 cable (wired) options available:

    1. The 30 pin Digital AV adapter, for older Apple devices. See and purchase this adapter through Apple by clicking here
    2. The Lighting Digital AV adapter, for newer Apple devices. See and purchase this adapter through Apple by clicking here

    Please always check that your device is compatible with the Digital AV adapter you choose to purchase, you can see a list of compatibility on Apple's site here.  

     Cheaper options for Apple cablesTo stream out video and images that are already saved on your device then you may be able to use one of our cheaper Apple connection cables available to view here. Note: These are not for mirroring the screen

    Wireless Projection
    There are some projectors which are starting to offer wireless projection, these devices will normally happily mirror Windows and Android devices but it's a little bit different when it comes to Apple. You may wish to invest in Apple TV and use that to wirelessly stream content instead. Alternatively, for certain projectors like the Pico Genie M100 or the new Vivitek Qumi Q6, they can wirelessly project your content from both Android and Apple via apps like EZCast.

    Apps to use with your iPhone projector 

  • Press Release: New Vivitek Qumi Q4, Available Now

    Vivitek's brand new Qumi Q4 is the latest addition to the portable LED Qumi projector range.  At 500 lumens it is a cheaper option to the feature packed Vivitek Qumi Q5, retaining everything that makes the Q5 great, without the price tag. The brand new Vivitek Qumi Q4 is the cheaper version of the popular Vivitek Qumi 5. Its still 500 lumens and acts as a pass through only projector (but excludes original Qumi Q5 features such as no wifi, ppt,word, pdf viewer or battery dock option)

    Slim and lightweight, the sleek white, high gloss projector has lots of features to project your content in any situation. It is easy to use and has multiple connectivity options to make it an ideal companion for gamers and movie enthusiasts. The image quality is unique for a projector of this size and price. The HD quality image can be projected in sizes up to 90”and the 500 ANSI Lumens and 30,000:1 contrast ratio deliver an image beyond expectations. Qumi Q4 is It is the perfect portable companion.

    View the Vivitek Qumi Q4 product page here

    Vivitek Qumi Q2 Lite





    Key features

    • 500 ANSI lumens and a 30,000:1 contrast for vibrant, colorful and incredible imagery
    • TI's DLP® and BrilliantColor™ technologies for sharp and detailed projection quality
    • Widescreen image projection up to 90" in diameter
    • MHL device compatibility for streaming of video and audio content from a compatible mobile device
    • Assortment of connectivity options for easy connection to almost any kind of multimedia device including smartphones, tablets, notebooks, cameras and more
    • Long life LED light source with up to 30,000 plus hours of operation
    • Quick search source filtering function to quickly locate input signal source
    • Intuitive and easy-to-use user interface makes projector adjustments a snap
    • Embedded Closed Caption Decoding (CCD) ensures a video or TV signal’s audio is displayed as subtitles (captions) on the projected screen
    • 6 preset display modes and 3 user defined modes allow the projected image to be tweaked for the most suitable display requirements
    • Slim size at only 32mm in depth to easily fit into a purse, briefcase or backpack
    • Easy portability with a weight of only 460g



  • Press Release: New Vivitek Qumi Q7+ (Plus), Available Now

    Vivitek, creator of the Qumi  range of portable personal projectors, has introduced the latest addition to its line line up of LED-based projectors. At 1000 lumens, the Qumi Q7 plus (Q7+) is an upgrade the previous Qumi Q7. This expands the Qumi portfolio to offer a portable, powerful and feature-rich LED projector in a slim and svelte design.

    View the Vivitek Qumi Q7 on the Personal Projector page here

    The Qumi Q7+ delivers up to 1000 ANSI Lumens of brightness with an LED light source that gives it up to 30,000 hours of operation time enough to view more than 10,000 movies offering years of meetings, presentations, movies, gaming and more. The brightness coupled with the wide colour range and contrast ratio of 30,000:1 delivers rich black levels, giving the Q7+ absolutely stunning picture quality. The Q7+ is the ideal solution for impressive presentations or video projections up to 107”(2.7m) diagonally, yet is equally at home in small meeting rooms as it is in the home.

    At 1.4kg and with its thin design, the Qumi is the ideal companion for business travellers or home entertainment enthusiast. Compatible with a variety of devices, the Q7+ easily connects with digital cameras, laptops, Smartphones, tablets and more. Due to the quick start up of its LED light source the projector really is plug and play. The Q7+ features the unique touch sensitive button controls and sleek design that is synonymous with the Qumi projector series.

    The Qumi Q7+ was devised to cater to the most demanding multimedia requirements. Qumi allows for Direct 3D projection via HDMI and also 2D to 3D conversion built-in for standard and Blu-Ray 3D playback.

    The Q7+ can natively display a range of Microsoft Office® files and Adobe™ PDFs, alongside being compatible with a huge selection of different multimedia formats which can be played back via a USB stick. Connect tablets and smartphones directly to the Qumi Q7+ via MHL to mirror any content directly onto the big screen. Finally, the 4GB of on-board memory as well as input and output options complete the multimedia offering.

    Qumi Q7+ Key Features & Specifications:

    • 1000 ANSI Lumens of brightness and a 30,000:1 contrast ratio
    • 720p native WXGA (1280x800) resolution
    • DLP pico chipset from Texas Instruments
    • Direct 3D through HDMI, as well as integrated 2D-to-3D content conversion technology
    • 1,4kg; Dimensions: 238 x 180 x 40mm
    • 30,000+ estimated LED hours of operation
    • Connectivity options include: HDMI (x2) including MHL connectivity, VGA-In, Composite Video, Audio-In RCA and USB; 4GB of on-board memory
    • Connect an MHL enabled smartphone or tablet to the Q7 and everything will be will be mirrored and displayed onto the projected screen.
    • Built-in Microsoft Office® and Adobe™ PDF document reader
    • 2x 2W stereo sound speaker
    • Available now 

    For more information visit www.personalprojector.co.uk

  • New: 800 lumen, HD, LED Projector at Breakthrough Price, Only £199.99

    Best Value for Money & Performance Available

    Ideal for Home Cinema, business or education

    HD picture quality, brightness of 800 Lumens and 10,000:1contrast ratio provide a beautiful 100” (diagonal) cinematic screen in almost any environment. The new projector delivers unrivalled value for money projection compared to similar alternatives currently on the market. It is the ideal addition to any home for HD 720p (1080p support) movies and gaming.

    Alternatively, it will not be out of place in any small office or education environment, its wide range of connection options boost your ability to quickly and easily share content. The new 800 lumen projector is compatible with a variety of devices including digital cameras, laptops, smart phones, tablets and more.





    Key features 

    • 800 ANSI lumens
    • 10,000:1 contrast ratio
    • High quality inbuilt speakers
    • 2 x HDMI ports + 2 x USB ports for advanced connectivity
    • HD, Supports 1080p (Native 720p resolution)

    Other Main features:

    • 30,000 hours of LED light-source life span (no bulb or filter to replace)
    • WXGA (1280 X 800) resolution, 720p HD native
    • Ready to be used with a variety of devices, including:
    • Digital cameras
    • Laptops
    • Smartphones
    • e-Tablets such as iPads
    • Games consoles
    • Set-top boxes for digital TV
    • Versatile and bright enough for both business and leisure, making it ideal for sharing digital content
    • Inbuilt speakers, ideal for small groups, bedrooms (Fan noise: 33dB)

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