Whether its Yoga or Cycling try workout videos from YouTube or TV workouts. View directly on the projector with its built in TV and App Store or view from USB/SD card or mirror from phone, tablet or laptop.
Take the big screen anywhere with an ultra portable projector. See recommended below:
Pico Genie Polar – This unit is currently on sale and is now only £339 saving you £50. See Polar here: https://bit.ly/38QavxF
Key Features: 500 Ansi Lumens, HD 720p, 2 hour in built battery life (can be used on mains), Screen mirroring, Operating system on board (use apps from the projector), Bluetooth and WiFi, Robust design – great for travelling.
Pico Genie Periscope – The Periscope Silver is now only £189 saving you £60. See Periscopes here: https://bit.ly/2TtswND
Key Features: 200 Ansi Lumens, Unique swivel lens for ceiling and wall projection, 3 hour in built battery life (can be used on mains), Screen mirroring , Operating system on board (use apps from the projector), Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, Range of connectivity options, Deep bass speakers.
Acer C250i Projector – Newly released portable projector with a battery that lasts up to 5 hours. See C250i here: https://bit.ly/34H43s8
Key Features: 300 Ansi Lumens, Full HD Resolution, Up to 5 Hour in built battery life (can be used on mains), Screen mirroring, Powerful Speakers, Auto-Portrait Technology.
See the full range of ultra portable projectors here: https://www.personalprojector.co.uk/projectors/all-products-142/ultra-portable.html
Having a big TV up to 85" is great but sometimes you want to feel like you're going to the cinema with a 100" or 150" screen.
The new breed of Ultra Short Throw projectors such as the Chiq B5U from Changhong allow you to discreetly hide away the projector up against the wall (with zero installation) but at the same time allow you to enjoy a bigger 4K cinematic experience than even the largest TV. So you can achieve almost double the normal screen size at a reasonable price (its cheaper per inch than a standard TV) at only £1899.
The CHIQ B5U is one of the most understated laser projectors with its ANSI Lumens and Contrast providing us with over double than what is stated on the specification, putting it as the best valued Home Cinema 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector on the market.
Check out these videos showing how understated the Chiq projector is and how bright it is in full daylight compared to it competitors.
The video compares the Viewsonic X10 projector in real non-photo-shopped conditions in the daylight and dark. These days its really hard to compare like with like in projectors especially in terms of lumens and general image quality without side by side comparisons like this Viewsonic X10 versus Changhon Chiq B5U.
Looking at the video it becomes clear the X10 is very overstated in terms of of lumens and contrast ratios as well as some other features. For example, the Changhong Chiq B5U shows only 1900 ansi lumens compared to 2400 on the Viewsonic X10.
Its contrast ratio shows the Viewsonic X10 at 3 million to one versus only 150k to one on the Chiq B5U. Yet when looking at the image compared side by side, the video shows the Chiq B5U has a far superior image despite on paper looking like the B5U is nowhere near as high a spec as the X10.
Its quite clear the Chiq has a far better image quality in terms of brightness and contrast / vibrancy of colour even in daylight. In fact in daylight its a superb spec thats worthy of comparable advertised lumens of 3500 - 5000 lumens such as the Optoma UHDZ65 UST.
Image Quality & Ultra Short Throw
The Chiq B5U is almost certain to give the WOW factor every time it is turned on with its gorgeous 4K Ultra HD Resolution.
The B5Us Ultra Short Throw feature projects a MASSIVE screen size of up to 150” (bigger than any 4K TV) from just inches away from the wall, making it much simply and cheaper to install and hide away in a cabinet up against the wall.
Images project in most lighting conditions and can achieve bright and clear images with the projectors high brightness of 1900 ANSI Lumens and contrast ratio of 15000:1. Also with the pure laser light source and wide colour gamut of ≥130% you can be guaranteed true and natural colours.
B5U also features an Eye Protection function to avoid accidental damages to your eyes. With its built-in sensor, when someone gets too close to the lens, the projector will shut down the light source temporarily (5 seconds) to avoid eye damage.
Get the best gaming experience when playing the latest titles such as Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare with the B5Us low input lag of around 45ms. See the CHiQ B5U in action playing fast motioned games such as: Formula 1, Street Fighter and Spiderman
Be able to project in almost any lighting condition with an Ambient Light Rejection Screen and achieve bright and clear images with the projectors high brightness and understated 1900 ANSI Lumens and contrast ratio of 15000:1. With the pure laser light source and wide colour gamut of ≥130% you can be guaranteed true and natural colours.
Whilst most home cinema afficionado's will connect external speakers to their projector, the Chiq B5U does actually have a better internal sound system than most projectors with its two 10 watt speakers built in.
You can easily connect to external speakers via Bluetooth.
Low noise is key for any projector and this one comes in at a relatively quite 30db helped by the laser light source which generally uses less power than a lamp projector.
The B5U offers full range of connection ports including Ethernet, coaxial output, audio output, VGA audio Input, VGA input, 2 x USB 2.0, 2 x HDMI 2.0, built-in WiFi (5GHz/2.4GHz Dual Band) and built-in Bluetooth 5.0.
What's In The Box
1 x CHiQ B5U Projector
1x Power cord (UK/EU)
1x Bluetooth Remote control (Incl. 2 x AAA battery)
1x User Manual (English)
Warranty & Lamp Life: Hassle Free
It can be a worry when purchasing a new brand that you may not have heard of previously so its good to know that Changhong has been one of the top 3 brands of high quality TVs (and now projectors) and is a household name to millions across Asia.
As a lamp-free laser projector, the B5U offers over 25,000 hours maintenance free lifespan.
To back up the quality of the projectors, all Changhong projectors include a 2 year UK warranty as standard and a 5 year right to repair. The latter ensures spare parts are guaranteed to be kept for 5 years so it can always be repaired within that time.
In addition, this is serviced in the UK so there is none of the usual hassle of returning goods to China, paying huge postage costs or arguing with Chinese sellers over warranties.
Projection Distance & Smaller TV Cabinet
The Chiq B5U is one of the shortest ultra short throw (UST) projectors on the market with 0.21 to 1 throw ratio instead of the usual 0.25 to 1.
This shorter throw actually makes a big difference since the B5U projector requires the shortest distance to project the biggest screen eg B5U only requires 19.5cm for a 100" screen !
This has the advantage of not requiring a large or specially made TV cabinet/table with a larger depth for the projector. Other UST projectors with longer throw ratio >0.21:1 may need at least 40cm distance to project 100" screen, plus the depth of the projector itself requiring a a TV cabinet with the depth of at least 90cm which most TV cabinets/tables do not offer.
However, it also means you need a perfect flat wall or a flat projector screen to project the image, any slight curves on the wall will cause distortion as you currently got.
Like most UST projectors, the Chiq B5U does not support keystone adjustment for a few very good reasons.
No Keystone means improved image
Keystone is managed by digitally altering or cutting a projected image. This creates a lower image resolution, leaves the altered part of the image slightly out of focus and creates grey shadows around the cut images. When this is magnified to large sizes and in 4k the image quality reduction is highly noticeable so its better to not have keystone.
Manual Correction is better for UST projectors
As the distance between the projector and the wall/screen is so short you can more easily manually adjust keystone by adjusting the kickstand screws underneath the projector so a manual operation keeps the lens focus sharp.
Uneven Walls are not cured with Keystone
If your wall is uneven, no end of keystone correction will assist it. Keystone adjustment will only adjust certain points in most of the cases, just the four or eight points of the image rather than iron out the multiple uneven points on most walls.
Hence the best option is always a tensioned or preferably fixed frame Ultra Short Throw Screen. If you’re on a budget then buy some rigid white MDF and mount onto that and cut it to size.
Content: Amazon Fire Stick included
Stream all your favourite movies/videos on your preferred streaming app straight from the projector with the Amazon Fire stick included with B5U.
The ChangHong Chiq B5U has a wide range of features, connectivity and inbuilt TV content and is a perfect 4K projector for anyone looking to enhance their living space and enjoy a true cinematic experience at a very reasonable price .
Q: Is the B5U Compatible at 50 Hz?
A: Yes it is compatible with no issues.
Q: What projection distance is needed for a 100” screen size?
A: The distance required for 100’’ is approximately 20cm.
Q: What is the input lag on the CHIQ B5U?
A: It has an input lag of only 44.1ms, making it great for gaming and watching sports.
Q: Where is the B5U shipped from?
A: All CHIQ Products listed on our site are shipped from the UK.
Q: What is the warranty on CHIQ products?
A: All CHIQ Products have a 2 year warranty with 5 year right to repair.
Q: What is the return period for CHIQ Projectors?
A: 14 calendar days (not working days)
Q: Does the CHIQ B5U HDMI input support ARC?
A: Yes, the HDMI 2 port supports ARC
Q: What is the throw ratio on the B5U?
A: The B5U has one of the shortest throw ratio on the market with a throw ratio of 0.21:1
Q: Can the B5U be ceiling mounted?
A1: Yes, ensure to change the viewing mode of the projector once mounted - Settings > Display > Display Mode.
A2: If you have an ALR Screen installed, the screen will need to be installed upside down or the light from the projector will be blocked by the screen.
Q: Does the B5U support Dolby & DTS Audio?
A: The B5U supports both Dolby and DTS - here is the list of supported audio decoding: MPEG1/2 Layer1/2, MP3, Dolby(AC-3), DTS, AAC, HE-AAC
Q: Can you play media from a hard drive on the B5U?
A: Yes, video files (MPEG2, MPEG4, H.264/H.265, RM/RMVB) on external USB drive can be played directly from the projector.
Q: Is HDR processing done automatically on the B5U?
A: Yes it is all done automatically.
For videos that support HDR, the projector will detect the HDR metadata automatically and display the image in HDR, the whole process is an automatic process, users do not need to make any changes in settings.
For video that does NOT support HDR, the projector can use the SDR-to-HDR technology, to convert SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) content into an HDR (High Dynamic Range) format.
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 12 best projectors.
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.
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Vivitek's New Laser Projector the DU4771Z is set to Deliver Impressive Colour and Brightness Performance, Combined with its Unique Compact Design.
The New DU4771Z laser projector is the successor to Vivitek’s DU4671Z. With its compact footprint and 10kg weight, this laser projector is appropriately-sized for classroom environments and companies with medium sized meeting rooms that need a powerful laser projector, but without the size and weight traditionally associated with them.
The projector comes with three HDMI ports and also HDBaseT, which is ideal in scenarios where it is necessary to run very long cables. To ensure an excellent audio experience, the DU4771Z comes with built-in 2x 5W audio speakers with multiple audio interfaces. Image adjustment is very easy with four corner corrections, horizontal and vertical keystone corrections. Meanwhile the DICOM* simulation mode is available for medical training and seminars, ensuring excellent streamlined learning experiences.
The DU4771Z is compatible with Vivitek’s NovoConnect wireless collaboration solutions.
NovoConnect enables users to wirelessly connect to the projector, as well as share files, meeting minutes and snapshots with all participants, while keeping the moderator in control of the agenda.
Vivitek adds two 1080p projectors to its successful Ultra Short Throw range. Both models, DH772UST and DH773USTi, offer a 110'' diagonal projection image from as little as 51cm away from the screen surface. The DH773USTi in particular, makes interactivity even easier, making it a robust alternative to flat panels when a bigger size, such as 100 inch, is more suitable to cover the viewing distance.
DH772UST & DH773USTi Key Features: • Ultra short throw lens to make 110 inch screen at only 51cm away
• 3,500 lumens of brightness, 1080p resolution, and 10,000:1 contrast ratio for clear, crisp and bright projection
• Long lasting life with up to 12,000 hours lamp-life
• 2x 10W speakers and microphone input ensure you are clearly heard
• Eco Friendly and Energy Saving with sleep timer and also auto-power-off when there is no signal input
• Integrated network monitoring and management solutions including Crestron® RoomView™, and etc.
• Compatible with NovoConnect collaboration solution to engage students in interactive learning
• The DH773USTi coms with built-in interactivity for multi users with 2 pens or optional finger touch.
• 5 year education warranty
Useful Tip The interactive projector can be calibrated automatically. Alternatively if you opt for an manual calibration, check out the tutorial clip!
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.
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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 [Edit 26/02/2020 - The X100 and X1000 release date is set to be delayed until Aug/Sep 2020]
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.