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Monthly Archives: November 2019

  • Top 12 Best Projectors To Buy 2019

    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.

    Best Ultra Portable Projectors

    Pico Genie Polar- Best value for the spec

    Pico Genie Polar

    Pico Genie M550Voted best portable projector -  Tech Advisor 2019

    Qumi Q38High Spec, great design

    Vivitek Qumi Q38 Projector

    Qumi Q8High Brightness, Full HD

    Best Portable Speaker Projectors

    Qumi Z1H – Premium speaker, 720p HD

    Qumi Z1H Video

    Pico Genie Periscope – Simple Ceiling Projection with deep bass speakers

    Pico Genie Periscope

    See our full range of Ultra Portable Projectors here: https://www.personalprojector.co.uk/projectors/all-products-116/ultra-portable.html

    Best Gaming Projectors

    Acer Predator Z650The ultimate heritage gaming machine display

    Acer H7550STImpressive refresh rates and short throw

    Acer h7550st

    See our full range of Gaming projectors here: https://www.personalprojector.co.uk/projectors/by-use-application/gaming.html

    Best Home Cinema Projectors

    CHIQ B5UThe TV Killer with laser, UST and free Amazon fire stick

    4K Laser Home Cinema Projector

    Acer V6820i4K Ultra HD, works with Alexa Voice Control

    Acer V6820i

    See our full range of Home Cinema Projectors here: https://www.personalprojector.co.uk/projectors/all-products-116/home-cinema.html

    Best Business Projectors

    Acer X128Hhighest brightness, lowest cost

    Acer X128H

    CHIQ E53F6Best value laser projector equivalent to 5000 lumens

    CHIQ E5F36

    See our full range of business projectors here: https://www.personalprojector.co.uk/projectors/all-products-116/business-office-projectors.html

  • The Ultimate Travel Companion: Pico Genie Periscope PLUS Speaker Projector

    Check out the Ultimate Travel Companion! This is the perfect item to buy anyone or yourself this Christmas.

    Project anywhere with the Pico Genie Periscope Plus Speaker Projector.

    Key Features include:

    • Unique Rotating Lens for Easy Wall / Ceiling Projection
    • Android 6.0
    • Wireless + HDMI
    • SD, USB, Bluetooth 4, Wifi, Screen Mirroring IOS, Android
    • 200 lumens, LED, DLP
    • High Performance Speaker with deep base
    • 3 hour battery / Mains

    Pico Genie Periscope Plus Travel Projector

  • Early Black Friday and Cyber Monday Projector Deals 2019!

    Don’t wait around this year for Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals. Buy now and enjoy huge discounts with savings of up to £280 on a range of Home Cinema, Gaming/Sports, Ultra Portable Travel projectors and more!

    Buy now for Christmas and benefit from our extended returns policy until 3rd January 2020.

    These offers are only available whilst stock last and once they have gone they’re gone.

    Acer Predator Z650 Home Cinema Projector ideal for Sports, Movies and Gaming!

    With 2 pairs of 3D Glasses and a Carry Case included

    No longer be limited by room size! Place in any sized room and still achieve a huge screen size with the Z650s short throw feature allowing you to focus more and feel part of the action.

    Experience a true home cinema experience or enjoy playing the latest games such as the popular First Person Shooters: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Battlefield V on the big screen. Perfect for fast moving action or sports with fast refresh rates.

    WAS £995 – NOW ONLY £715

    Chiq B5U 4K UHD Ultra-Short Throw Laser Projector + Ambient Light Rejection Screen

    Want to feel like you're going to the cinema every day. Enjoy a bigger cinematic experience than even the largest TV.

    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.

    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.

    WAS £2,765 – NOW ONLY £2,565

    4K Laser Home Cinema Projector

    Pico Genie Polar Ultra Portable Projector

    Project anywhere at any time, the Pico Genie Polar is the ultimate travel essential. No Plug socket? No problem, the polar has a battery built in allowing you to project without being plugged in.

    Use the Android interface to download apps and watch TV, Netflix, Youtube etc or use for business or learning via apps such as Microsoft Office or download games.

    Alternatively wirelessly mirror your iPad or iPhone or Android tablet/phone on the big screen via airplay / screen mirroring / smart view.

    WAS £389 – NOW ONLY £348

    Pico Genie Polar

  • Get the best value 4K UHD Home Cinema Laser Projector available!

    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 this video 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 fast Refresh Frequency of 240Hz and an input lag of around 45ms.

    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.

    4K Laser Home Cinema Projector

    Sound Quality

    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.

    Connectivity

    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.

    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.

    Keystone Correction & Fixed Frame Screen Requirements

    Like most UST projectors, the Chiq B5U does not support keystone adjustment for a few very good reasons.

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

    Conclusion

    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 .

    PLEASE NOTE: The projector cannot be used with a soft screen or on a normal wall (see impact on this video). Therefore this projector must be used with a flat rigid fixed frame screen (preferable) or high tensioned UST screen. For example try this Ambient Light Rejection (ALR) Fixed Frame Screen with Chiq B5U projector included

    CHIQ FAQ

    Q: Is the B5U Compatible at 50 Hz?
    A: Yes and 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: Does it have keystone correction?
    A: No, however no Keystone means improved image (see above under Keystone Correction)

    Q: What is the refresh rate on the B5U?
    A: It has a fast Refresh Frequency of 240Hz which makes it great for gaming.

    Q: What is the input lag on the CHIQ B5U?
    A: It has a low input lag of only 30/35ms which makes it great for gaming.

    Q: Where is the B5U shipped from?
    A: All CHIQ Products listed on our site are shipped from the UK and can be returned to the UK (Not China).

    Q: What is the warranty on CHIQ products?
    A: All CHIQ Products have a 2 year warranty with 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.).

    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 (High Definition Multimedia Interface Audio Return Channel". ARC allows for the "upstream" and "downstream" of signals over a single HDMI connection between your TV and any ARC-equipped A/V deices)

    Q: What is the throw ratio on the B5U?
    A: The B5U has the shortest throw ratio out of all ultra short throw projectors on the market currently at 0.21:1.

    Q: Are there any downsides to using an ultra short throw projector such as the CHIQ B5U?
    A: They must be projected on a perfectly flat wall (most walls aren’t) so it is advisable to purchase a fixed-frame screen to avoid any distortions with the projection.
    See our range of fixed frame screens HERE >

  • New 4K Home Entertainment Projector HK2200 Offers Exceptional Image Quality and Advanced Visuals

    New 4K Home Entertainment Projector HK2200 Offers Exceptional Image Quality and Advanced Visuals

    Get to know amazing HK2200 a truly unique device to blow you away with image quality and extensive screen size. Feel true emotions with the new home entertainment projector.

    Vivitek DH3660Z 1080p DLP Laser Projector
    With the power of an installation projector but small and light enough to be moved from room to room, Vivitek's laser-driven DH3660Z can fulfill several roles for schools and businesses without busting the budget.

    Its laser illumination engine with sealed optics and DLP imager combine for pinpoint focus and close to 4,500 lumens that can help get a teacher's message across to the class or deliver solid impact for business presentations.

    Vivitek Qumi Pocket Projector Range

    Always be prepared for fun and work with the Vivitek Qumi Pocket Projectors. Click here to see the Qumi Range

    https://www.personalprojector.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=qumi

    The Remote Manager

    Did you know that all NovoConnect wireless collaboration devices can be managed and controlled from one central workstation with no need to reach them physically. Use the Remote Manager tool to connect, set up, customize, update and troubleshoot all from one central location to make life easy for the IT/Facility manager. Click here to see the Novo Range

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