Other unique ways of drawing attention to displays at exhibitions, events, conferences or retail areas include the ability to switch the glass from transparent to opaque and then project onto the glass.
It can be a real stand-out feature for any display. Check out the video below.
We have a range of 3d mapping options these days so whether you want to bring a retail product to life and visually light up a sofa or a handbag or promote a bottle in a bar there are some brilliant ways to draw attention to your products in any retail space, event, museum or creative arena.
Check out the videos below.
Aweseome Displays with LED Panels
Here are some examples of re-enforced screens configured to create mind boggling displays that you can walk on and inside.
For projection solutions contact us by email, phone or live chat for more information or expert advice.
The X10 is now commercially available after it was launched at ISE 2019 whilst the X100 and X1000 UST models are due in March.
In a nutshell the ViewSonic X10 projector is designed for portability and combines 4k in one package with great speakers as demonstrated in the video below.
Video Review of the Viewsonic X100 and X1000 UST
As part of the Viewsonic home cinema X range, there are multiple options such as X10 in portable 4k, the X100 in standard throw and the X1000 in ultra short throw. Check out the videos below on the Viewsonic X100 and X1000 models.
Overall the Viewsonic X range are great looking products although just be aware of the marketing versus ansi lumens when comparing with other home cinema brands like Vivitek, Acer or Optoma.
NEW: M2 LED Projector
The Viewsonic have launched a new model, the M2 LED portable projector which is due to come out in March 2020 time. It has a nice compact design with good speakers and although brightness is good don’t be confused by the marketing lumens which are advertised at 1200 lumens rather than the actual 500 to 600 ansi lumen measure.
Expected retail price will be around £700.
Speakers are harmon kardon speakers at x2 5 watts (10 watts total) with rec 709
A4 sized so very portable
USB C and micro sd
Auto focus and auto keystone
1080p Full HD LED
10gb available internal memory
Advertised at 1200 lumens but that’s marketing lumens and actual M2 lumens are more comparable to other 500 to 650 lumen projectors from Vivitek or Pico Genie
Its slightly heavier than other models out there at 1.3kg
No battery included
Don't get lost in the minefield of home cinema and portable projectors, just contact us by email, phone or live chat for more information or expert advice.
If you wish for great flexibility of your wireless presentation solution in your meeting rooms and want to do more than just click and share, the Novo Ecosystem has got you covered!
Novo Ecosystem has been designed to effortlessly combine wireless collaboration and digital signage functionality for large format display devices. It is a comprehensive product line designed for any type of visual communication, be it a meeting, digital signage or both!
Perfect for business or education, the Novo Ecosystem is a flexible and scalable solution that will wow you with its convenience and ease of use.
Vivitek has a new focus for 2020 on LED interactive panels for the education sector and business meetings. The main unique feature of their panels are the all-in-one panel + inbuilt wireless connectivity. Whilst there are many alternatives on the market Vivitek have focused on security and simplicity ensuring they match up to MOD-like standards for wireless sharing and are also incredibly easy to use.
One of the key issues with wireless tech is reliability and this one doesn’t disappoint. A big advantage is its ability to work outside of networks with its wireless button that just connects a guests laptop to the projector / panel so no software downloads are required and no connection to the client network is required. Having the ability to connect any wireless device with wifi direct is a big bonus.
- Designed for Huddle rooms and offices, NovoDisplay is essential for transforming group meetings into a welcoming and engaging team discussion and brainstorming session
- All in one collaborative panel integrate 3 key functions to create one productivity boosting solution
- 4K UHD display – visualise your ideas and enhance interaction
- Collaboration wireless screen mirroring with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) interoperability
- Effortlessly switch or display multiple participants at once to exchange ideas
- Signage board – actively deliver information between the meetings or during downtime
- Low total cost of ownership thanks to the free software and no license fee. Simple
- Available in 43”, 55”, 65” or 75”
The Vivitek Novo Panels not only include wireless connections to mobile devices but they also offer 2 other features
1. an inbuilt digital signage service (unusually free for digital signage although there is a charge if connecting to the cloud but storing data on the local drive is fine)
2. Multiple panel mirroring connections / repeater – some of the panels also include a wireless repeater option so it mirrors the screens across panels or projectors. This can be useful at large conferences, churches, concerts, school, events etc where the same info needs to be relayed from one screen to another via the Novo’s built in connection options.
ALR screens are more and more popular and its clear why when you see them in action. Whether it’s for ultra short throw or standard throw there are some great screens out there in all kinds of styles from wraparound edge-less to fixed frame and even UST tensioned electric screens.
100” ALR Screen with borderless frame to create a stunning image
The wraparound fixed frame ALR screens are really impressive and also come in fixed frame with minimal borders.
These screens are able to take a standard projection image and transform the images to make perfect digital signage at much larger sizes than a traditional digital signage panel and without all the projector ambient light problems.
Minimalist ALR drop down screens
Other interesting types of stunning ALR projector screens which would not look out of place in a movie star’s house include:
Minimal sized screen housings even in huge screen sizes up to a staggering 160”
“The Biggest Little Screen Ever Made” the one on show here at ISE had a micro perforation in to enable speakers to be hidden behind the screen and let the sound penetrate through.
And for giant ALR screens at the leading edge of technology including vertical and horizontal ambient light rejection, look no further than these stunning screens.
Or if you are looking for screens which have super fast motors at 300” or more then here are some great examples.
Custom Made ALR screens on glass or acrylic materials.
We can also custom make any screens you require in the UK, including ALR screens capable of projecting onto glass or acrylic screen materials. The screens can be quickly made to your exact size and specification.
For expert advice on any of these screens, don't be hesitant to contact us: email - firstname.lastname@example.org
phone - + 44 (0) 1924 589 589 live chat - https://www.personalprojector.co.uk/
We know that when gaming everyone wants a fully immersive experience but sometimes a monitor/TV just doesn't cut it. Imagine you are sneaking around in Assassins Creed or Fighting on the Battlefield on Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare, how much better would it be on a cinema sized screen from 80"-150" helping you feel part of the action.
Uniquely, the B5U has one of the worlds shortest lens (0.21) enabling it to reach 100” just 19.5cm away from a wall !
Play without the eye strain or headaches with the CHiQ B5U projected image as it reflects white light emitting TVs or monitors. Reflected light is much easier on your eyes allowing you to play for longer.
No more bevels getting in the way when playing on split monitors or squinting at small screens, see everything and play more competitively! Project screen sizes from 80" up to a whopping 150" from just 7.6 inches away from the wall with the ultra short throw lens.
Take on the battlefield or win those fast intense races with bright and crisp visuals with the CHiQ B5Us amazing native 3840 x 2160p 4K UHD resolution. Be guaranteed of true and natural colours with the pure laser light source and wide colour gamut of ≥130%.
Using sophisticated Motion Estimation and Motion Compensation technology (MEMC), B5U can eliminate motion blurring or image judder to smooth the picture when playing games.
With incredibly low input lag scores of only 44-45ms you can dive into any fast pace game without having to worry about delay ruining your gaming experience.
Watch the CHiQ B5U in action and see its ultra smooth game play even on high demanding game like Formula 1, Street Fighter and Spider-man.
Unlike most gaming monitors, the CHiQ B5U has a great internal sound system with two powerful 10 watt speakers built in so you can get awayithout investing in external speakers.
Along with the internal speakers, the B5U can easily connect to various external speakers for that true immersive gaming experience with a range of audio connectivity options including various Bluetooth options or connect with a range of supported audio formats such as Dolby and DTS.
Low machine noise is definitely ideal for gaming and this one comes in at a relatively quiet 30db helped by the laser light source which generally uses less power.
Connect to most of your gaming devices including the latest devices such as: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and more.
The B5U offers full range of connection ports including Ethernet, coaxial output, audio output, VGA audio Input, VGA input, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI 2.0 with ARC, 1 x HDMI 2.0, built-in Wi-Fi (5GHz/2.4GHz Dual Band) and built-in Bluetooth 5.0.
The CHiQ B5U 4K UHD Laser UST Projector has everything a gamer needs to enhance their gaming experience from a wide range of connectivity options to low input lag rates and at a competitive price.
Not only is it great for gaming but it is perfect for movies, sports and other media.
NEW: Find out more about the NovoConnect NC-X300 the ultimate wireless collaboration solution for small and medium size businesses
The NC-X300 is designed for small and medium enterprises and it perfectly fits business collaboration needs. With the NC-X300 you will enhance your visual interaction by showing your screen on a large format display.
Learn more avout NC-X300 and watch the product video Here !
Product INSIGHTS: NovoDisplay all-in-one solution combine wireless collaboration and digital signage
Designed for huddle rooms and offices, the NovoDisplay integrates three key functions: 4K-UHD display, wireless collaboration capabilities and digital signage.
Many of our customers have been asking us how is it possible that projectors listed on Amazon's Prime Deals or on Amazons Top 15 projectors are 1000 lumens yet only cost £50.
We decided to investigate and have been monitoring this since September 2016. We purchased one of the Top 15 projectors on Amazon to see what was going on. We discovered a large amount of false trades descriptions which we have reported to Amazon. The list of these companies has since proliferated as Amazon allows fake reviews and people just look at the star ratings rather than the details so it always shows 4 stars or higher in the review despite alluring to the odd minor negative point in the reviews.
Unfortunately its not in Amazons interests to do anything about these fake reviews or fake products with fake lumens as they get paid for every sale whether you return it or not. Even when you return it they still take a 7% to 15% commission - so its a Win Win for Amazon and a pain for you as the customer to be duped by false trades descriptions! We reported the issue at the beginning of the year and years later later the problem still exists despite numerous complaints to Amazon.
We reviewed one of the best selling Amazon projector: Elephas Full Color 130" Portable LED "Pico" Projector. This review highlights the major flaws in all Amazon's best selling projectors and shows how many manufacturers are massively exaggerating features and specifications of these projectors. This review/guide will help you to avoid buying fake products and to understand how these companies selling on Amazon's marketplace (and even via Amazon Prime FBA) are breaching trading standards and are blatantly lying to customers.
WE ALSO PROVIDE A LIST OF ALL THE GENUINE TRUSTWORTHY BRANDS IN THIS ARTICLE.
Lumens Test: The biggest false description on Amazon
The most important test is brightness so we compared the popular Pico Genie P55 (Update 2019: P55 Replaced by Pico Genie Periscope) which is a genuine 50 lumens to the Elephas Full Colour 130" which is stated as "1000 lumens". The Elephas is well priced at £54 on Amazon which is impossibly cheap for a projector of "1000" lumens.
Below the image shows the brightness difference between the Pico Genie P55 (bottom image) and the Elephas (top image). If anything, the Pico Genie P55 is brighter and also has a better resolution. This is fairly shocking when you consider the Elphas is being listed as 20x brighter than the Pico Genie? Yes, 20 TIMES! Amazon’s top 15 projectors state they have 800-1500 lumens which is simply false.
The alarm bells should initially start ringing when you see a headline figure of 1000 lumens and a price of anything less than £400.
Video Showing a Genuine 500 - 650 Ansi Lumen Projectors
[UPDATE DEC 2019] - the M550 has now been replaced by the M550 PLUS short throw projector.
Unfortunately there is no limit to how much the lumens can be overstated by. This is shown clearly by the Anker Nebula Projector.
Regularly quoted at a massive 3000 lumens online the Anker nebula actually has only 500 ansi lumens, putting it on par with the Qumi Q3. At it's rather large size not only is far from being a truly ultra portable projector, as both alternatives offer the same power from much smaller handheld devices.
Ultra Short Throw (UST) Update (September 2018). There has been a growth in the ultra short throw market with many customers trying to find a home cinema product with very high lumens that can be put 6 inches away from the wall to provide a 100" screen. This has meant a surge in resellers and chinese suppliers claiming their products are ultra short throw and high brightness when often they are not even short throw nevermind ultra short throw and the brightness claims are ludicrous.
Examples of fake ultra short throw projector descriptions include Wemax one by Xiaomi claiming a whopping lie of 7000 ansi lumens for only £1500. The give away that Wemax One by Xiaomi is a FAKE product is firstly the price point is way too low, especially for a laser projector. For example by comparison a 5000 lumen projector by Casio is almost £6000 so a genuine 7000 ansi lumen model would be a significantly higher price if it were genuine. The actual brightness of the Wemax One by Xiaomi projector could be as low as 1000 to 1500 ansi lumens but is expensive for its brightness levels simply because laser components are much more expensive than their LED counterparts
Secondly, the giveaway that Wemax One is a fake description is when you see actual video footage of it at 7000 lumens the Wemax should be jumping off the walls in broad daylight with brightness when in ultra short throw but its a dull image as can be seen below. The (fake) brighter images displayed are always stills that are photoshopped so always try and look for a video of the product (often on the product pages themselves under the still images).
[UPDATE DEC 2019] - However not all Chinese manufacturers overstate their lumens for example there are some such as Changhong's CHiQ Brand which massively understate their lumens. See the video below to see how the CHiQ compares next to the Viewsonic X10-4K. It’s clear that the CHiQ Brand understates all specifications from lumens all the way to contrast ratio and offer very high quality products.
Wemax One Claiming 7000 Ansi Lumens Laser VERSUS a Vivitek DW763Z Laser 4000 lumen UST
On paper, the Vivitek (2nd image) is stated at almost half the brightness at 4000 lumens of the Wemax One (7000 lumens) yet these images below showing both projectors in action (not photoshopped) show the Wemax is a fraction of the actual brightness of the Vivitek DW763Z-ust yet Wemax claims to be almost twice the brightness of the Vivitek projector. The Benq W1600UST is also worth looking at for a genuine low cost high brightness (3,300 ansi lumen) UST projector. A genuine 7000 ansi lumen projector would cost several thousand USD, Euros or pounds.
Focus: Dont be limited to a fixed focus and fixed size image
The Elephas and Amazon’s top 15 projectors often will have a fixed focus meaning it has to be an EXACT distance from the wall to be able to view it otherwise its out of focus. Thus it has to be exactly 1.5m away to create an image of 50-60”. If the Elephas is moved any closer to the projection surface, it is instantly out of focus so you just cant see it.
In other words its useless if you want to put the projector anywhere other than EXACTLY 1.5m away from the wall as it will be out of focus.
On some of the other top 15 Amazon projectors, if you have a small projection area you could end up with a screen size that is far too big for your projection space as well as it being out of focus.
Pico Genie and other premium brand projectors can be focused as small as 15cm from the projection surface to create a tiny image or over >100" simply by moving them closer/further from the projected area.
Check its got real DLP
DLP is a premium image chip from Texas Instruments meaning your image quality will be viewable and far superior to the chinese versions listed on Amazon. It usually also means the projector itself is much smaller as can be seen with the Elephas versus the Pico Genie above.
The costs of these DLP chips are high so as a rough guide anything advertised under £140 on Amazon is more than likely not going to have a real DLP chip inside. Its also likely to be a much larger size projector in terms of its dimensions (as can be seen in the photos above the Pico Genie is tiny in comparison to the Elephas).
Size / Portability
The genuine Pico Genie P55 (Update 2019: P55 Replaced by Pico Genie Periscope) is a fraction of the size of most of the top 15 projectors listed on Amazon and is more pocketable. Also the quality is not compromised because of its size as Pico Genie projectors use DLP rather than poor quality LCOS.
As can be seen below the Elephas is almost 4x bigger than the Pico Genie.
Weight – even with a battery this product is lighter and smaller than the majority of the top 15 projectors, it’s therefore ideal for quickly moving or taking away on your travels. Unlike the Elephas that would need a larger back to be transported.
All Pico Genie products include a battery as standard. The Pico Genie P55’s inbuilt battery will last for up to 2.5 hours. In comparison to Amazon’s top 15 which are 4x the size and do not have any battery at all. Pico Genie projectors are ultra portable and can be used anywhere.
Fan Noise/usage & burning smells
The Pico Genie P55 (Update 2019: P55 Replaced by Pico Genie Periscope) makes very little fan noise when in use and can be used for as long as required on mains power. Amazon’s top 15 projectors such as Elephas are incredibly noisy and kick out a lot of heat. They also state they should not be used for more than 3-4 hours at any one time. This also highlights a major safety concern. We used the Elephas for around 1-2 hours and it became very hot and produced some unusual burning smells.
The Pico Genie P55 (Update 2019: P55 Replaced by Pico Genie Periscope) is built to a high quality and is highly robust. Aesthetically the P55 design is far superior to Amazon’s top 15.
Trusted Portable Projector Brands Online:
Below we have listed out a number of brands that have an excellent reputation across the projection market. Click here for our full range of trusted ultra portable projectors. The list below also includes some home cinema products.
Beware Of Projector Brands Overstating their Specifications:
Below is a list of brands overstating the trade descriptions, often quoting lumens at over 10 times higher or suggesting its Full HD or even 4k when its a much lower resolution, amongst others.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of dodgy projector brands. The same companies are using different brand names which get changed regularly to avoid detection. There are many more out there but if the number of lumens appears too high for the price then, unless its a used item, then you have to question whether it is a genuine or a fake description.
The Anker Nebula is quoted in most online specifications at a massive 3000 lumens
• but only offers 500 ansi lumens
The Viewsonic X10-4K offers 2,400 lumens but as seen on the Video HERE - it compares to less than 1900 ansi lumens on a Chiq B5U projector.
SUMMARY: Tips to Avoid Buying Fake Projectors from Amazon & Online
Claims its New < £80: If it's brand new and less than £80, don't bother. The projector is more than likely being way over sold by a Chinese company. LED projectors of any decent quality that are new with DLP and a minimum genuine lumens of 50 lumens start at £150 / €180 / $195
Claims its New <£300 and claims over 600 lumens - it's quoting "Chinese marketing lumens" and maybe 10 or 20 times overstated and probably 50 lumens with no DLP and is fake
DLP? - Ensure the projector has Texas Instruments DLP, this provides superior image quality and is the industry standard.
States "use in a dark room" - If the projector has over 200 lumens and states "Use in a dark room", usually means its less than 50 lumens so avoid
1080p - this is one of the biggest lies - there are very few 1080p models out there and certainly none by any lesser known brands not listed above. The likelihood is that if you've not heard of the brand and its stating 1080p then its not 1080p. It should say "supports" 1080p ie supports Full HD but instead they just claim its Full HD when in fact its probably 2 or 3 grades down from that at VGA resolution - whats in a word eh !
Catches Fire - If it says "it needs to be turned off after 2-4 hours", give it a miss. It is more than likely dangerous and prone to catching fire. It has been made very cheaply and so key safety processes can easily be missed.
Common Sense - If it sounds too good to be true, it is!! Remember if you buy cheap you usually end up buying twice so just buy the product that's right for you first time around.
The old saying, BUY CHEAP BUY TWICE is true but if you need a quality brand at an affordable price then its worth checking out projector special offers or sales here for those genuine brands.
If all of this talk of Ansi and marketing lumens have you stumped then we have got you covered, we have written a handy guide which will explain everything that you need to know here.
Now that you know what not to look for in a projector it might be handy to find out what you should be looking for, we have a great guide available for you here.
How to get results with a complaint on Amazon in the UK
We spent 14 months writing to Amazon to complain about fraudulent trades descriptions on Amazon as they continue to allow resellers, predominantly Chinese, to describe goods however they like without any resemblance to the truth. Amazon fail to do anything about it whatsoever so here are some steps you can take if you have similar problems.
Try raising a case through seller central if you are a reseller or via Contact Us on Amazon as a consumer. If you get standard responses like we did for 14 months whereby its clear they are just not reading or listening to the complaint then go to step 2
Report it to Trading Standards which has to be done via the Citizens Advice Bureau either by phone 03454 04 05 06 or Id recommend going to this online form at the bottom of their website. Get a case number
Call the European Consumer Credit Center on 01268 886690 - Get a case number
Write a letter to Amazon UK’s offices. This address is quite well hidden and hard to find so we’ve listed it below. Make sure you send it recorded delivery and inform them of the case numbers and the issues
The main issue is Amazon’s HQ is outside the UK so they often like to pass the buck so the next step is to also report it to CMA - Competition & Markets Authority and this can be passed onto the equivalent trading standards bodies in the relevant countries – email for CMA email@example.com and again get a case number to pass onto Amazon
Amazon UK Office Address
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Amazon EU HQ
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We know buying a projector can be a real minefield with all the confusing terminology and fake products going around. With this being noted we’ve done all the hard work and put together our top 10 best projectors for Black Friday/Cyber Monday and for Christmas / holiday season.
Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift, an office-ready presentation tool, a holiday gadget or creating the dream home cinema setup for everyone to enjoy this guide will help you chose the right projector for you.