This wireless HDMI kit allows for full HD image streaming without any loss of image quality. The high capacity, frame rate and speed of the Acer Wireless HDMI ensures that your image streams fast and does not break up allowing uninterrupted streaming of your favourite shows and films.
How does it work?
The Wireless HDMI works on a transmitter and receiver system, once each are connected you can stream content directly to your projector. You can use it with most multi-media outlets, even your smartphone!
The setup is simple and easy to do in a few steps:
Connect the transmitter to your media outlet (Computer, Blu-ray player, Smartphone)
Connect the receiver to the HDMI/MHL port on your projector
Turn on the transmitter and away you go!
So if you are bothered by the burden of cables and would like to enter the world of wireless HD streaming then why not treat yourself to one of these?
Where can I get one?
If you would like to go cable-less yourself then you can get your own wireless HDMI here.
Data Transfer Rate : Maximum of 1Gbps - Frequency Band 60GHz
Video/Audio : 1080p/60f audio and video content with 4 Giga bit per second without compression
Supported 3D Format : Blu-ray 3D
Compatible with Full HD products
Philips' Screeneo 2.0 is out of stock across UK & Europe due to 2 collapses of the company that held the license for this product. As of September 2018 there are no active UK distributors of Screeneo so if you are looking for some good alternatives here are some options!
The Vivitek DH765Z-UST laser projector with zero bulb replacements / maintenance and the stunning Benq W1600UST home cinema projector. Also watch out for an increase in fake chinese products where the descriptions and lumens are ludicrously exaggerated by over 10 times such as the Wemax One by Xiaomi.
The Vivitek DH765Z-UST is one of the closest alternatives to the Philips Screeneo 2 but works better for those wanting a much brighter image in a normally lit room. The Vivitek projector has 4000 lumens so is double the 2000 lumens of brightness on the Screeneo which is a major benefit if you want to use it in your lounge to replace your normal TV and not have to draw the curtains.
The other advantage of the Vivitek DH765Z is that its a laser projector with no lamp so it means you will not incur expensive bulb cost replacements with over 30,000 hour "lamp" life instead of just 6,000 hr lamp life. So although the Vivitek DH765Z-UST is more expensive than the Screeneo 2 HDP2510 there will be significantly lower running costs on the Vivitek laser projector which makes up for the added extra cost.
The Vivitek is also ultra short throw and as you can see in the image you can put this right up against the wall and project an absolutely huge image 3 or 4 times the size of your TV.
Whilst its speaker system is only 10 watt speakers compared to the Screeneo's 26w you can of course connect an external audio system too. The smaller speakers also has the added benefit of making the Vivitek projector smaller and lighter taking up less space.
The Vivitel DH765Z-UST was not originally designed for home cinema enthusiasts, so without those high contrast ratios and deep blacks it may not sport the exact same image quality as the Screeneo. Also without AcuMotion, or frame interpolation technology, sports and high speed scenes may be harder to view. However, the Vivitek projector will be well suited to those wanting a brighter ultra short throw image with lower running costs in a smaller unit than the Screeneo 2. You won't find a maintenance free projector at a staggering 4000 lumens anywhere else without paying upwards of £10,000!
Place this stylish projector just inches from the wall and you'll get the full HD 1080p cinematic experience without any installation costs! The BenQ W1600UST also offers a staggering 3300 ansi lumens of brightness so you can keep that quality crisp and bright in every home lighting environment.
The award-winning Acer V7500 is near the top of the tree this Christmas! Boasting an incredible 2500 Lumen lightshow to back up its revolutionary software and sophisticated colour technology, it's no surprise it comes recommended by Home Cinema Choice magazine.
Inside its trendy white exterior is a range of seriously impressive features, including an Ambient Light Sensor to automatically adjust the image to suit the brightness of your surroundings, 4 Corner keystone correction and RGBRGB colour wheel for vivid colours. It also boasts a whopping 20,000:1 contrast ratio, meaning its picture quality is hard to beat, whether you're watching a film in a darkened room or sport on a bright Saturday afternoon. It isn't short throw, but it does have a massive max image size of 300", over twice the size of the Screeneo for less than half the cost! If you wanted a Screeneo for home cinema or sport, the V7500 has you covered!
A mighty short throw projector that can project a huge screen just a metre from your projection surface, the H6517ST might not be the most snappily-titled projector, but it's ideal for cinema, gaming and more!
At 3000 Lumens, it can project a crystal clear image in even bright sunlight, meaning you can get Full HD in a billion colours and flicker-free 3D at 300 inches diagonally. It has a range of automatic and manual image adjustment controls so it's a doddle to set up and get that big-screen feeling from the comfort of your living room. If you're looking for a projector that can produce a massive, clear image even in the most cramped Christmas living room, you might want to put the H6517ST on your Christmas list.
Packing a heavyweight punch in a lightweight frame, the H7550ST is a short throw projector with the power to turn your front room into a multiplex cinema, even when it's less than a metre away from your projection surface.
Boasting a full range of flexible wired and wireless functionality to help you connect to any audio or visual device, the H7550ST backs up its crystal clear image projected by a 3000 Lumen lamp with an onboard 10W speaker, meaning you don't even need an external speaker to get that cinematic sound experience. Whether it's gaming, sport, cinema or a TV binge you want, the H7550ST can give you a huge screen and booming sound even if you don't have a lot of space to project in.
This Ultra Short throw DLP projector can project a 79 inch image onto a wall at only 1m away. With this capability you can have a large cinema experience without sacrificing on space or installation.
Your Acer S1283Whne projector doesn't have to mounted or suspended from the ceiling behind your sofa to produce a large image, that table usually reserved for the TV can function as the ideal stand for this ultra short throw projector.
Use our handy comparison sheet to view all the acer short throw projectors side-by-side - just click HERE.
Alternatively, if you're thinking of upgrading to an Ultra High Definition 4K Home Cinema then check out our review of Acer's 4K projectors here.
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).
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.
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After months of waiting, it's nearly here: the Vivitek Qumi Q8, the smallest Full HD projector in the world, will finally be released in mid February! Let us cut to the chase - we've had a lot of enquiries about these projectors for months, and we only have five in stock, so if you're one of those who's been waiting for it, you might want to skip this article and click HERE to pre-order yours now!
If you aren't aware of what this projector can do, let us fill you in: the Q8 offers an unparalleled combination of portability, power and image quality that we've never seen before in a projector this size. Weighing just 621 grams and measuring just 4.3cm thick, the Q8 can literally project 1080p HD images from the palm of your hand, making it a world leader in portable LED projectors.
It projects those images from an incredibly powerful 1000 lumen LED light source, which is strong enough to give you full HD images even at a massive 120 inch diagonal screen size.
The Q8 has brains to go with that brawn too, and has a whole host of handy features to help make your life a lot easier. It has inbuilt WiFi and can mirror iOS and Android products straight out of the box, while its horizontal and vertical keystone feature (it's a world first to have both in a LED portable projector) means you never need to worry about your image being stretched or distorted ever again no matter where you put the projector.
It's a simple but beautiful combination of simplicity, practicality and amazing brightness in a tiny package. This makes it perfect for any purpose, whether you're looking for a powerful home cinema setup you can take anywhere, a projector that can display fine detail in technical drawings or an impressive business presentation tool.
If you're interested, please click HERE and reserve yours before they're all gone!
Home cinema and getting the most out of Blu-Ray
Business or training presentations
Creating portable digital displays
Blowing up technical drawings
The Pico Genie M550 Plus, which offers brilliant brightness, Apple and iOS wireless mirroring and has the added bonus of an included wireless keyboard.
If you're looking for an affordable portable HD LED projector this Christmas (or maybe you're hoping for one to appear under the tree!), there are two excellent options on the market that can do it all. Whether you're looking to give the gift of an unbeatable home cinema set up or you want an ultra-portable solution for business presentations, Vivitek's Qumi Q3 Plus and Pico Genie's M550 Plus should be on your radar. But how do they stack up against one another?
When you're after a truly portable projector for the festive season, you really want something with a lengthy battery life so you can take it anywhere and set up without having to worry about power. The Q3 Plus boasts an impressive 2 hour battery life with 8,000 mAh at 500 Lumens, which means it's perfect for even the lengthiest presentation or meeting. The M550 Plus goes one step further though, with a mighty 3 hour battery life and 13,500 mAh (that's three episodes of Game Of Thrones!), putting it in a class of its own when compared with any other portable projector on the market. So both projectors are great to handle any meeting, lecture, presentation or just binge watching loads of TV/Movies.
The other key factor to consider when taking your projector out and about is brightness (or lumens) as you never know what kind of light conditions you'll be projecting in. Blackout curtains are always nice but they're not always available, which is why both of these projectors pack a great spec in terms of brightness, resolution and contrast. Coupled with incredible DLP chip systems they provide a clear image even in brightly-lit or sunlit rooms.
The Q3 Plus clocks in at 500 Lumens, which is usually more than enough to project a crisp HD image in normal light conditions up to 150 inches in size, making it ideal for classrooms or business meetings. It also has a high contrast ratio of 5000:1 which will really help your colours pop!
The M550 Plus has an impressive 650 Lumens, really making it the ultimate all-rounder that can be used anywhere, anytime for anything. Also, it can project up to a 200 inch image, big enough for any purpose which puts the M550 Plus top of its class in its price bracket!
Shorter Throw Projection
The M550 Plus has a trick up its sleeve when it comes to projecting a clear image: it's a shorter throw projector meaning you can get a much bigger image even when it sits close to your wall or screen (or whatever you're projecting onto).
At Christmas time, your living room can become a little crowded, so you may not always have 5 metres of clear space to project a big image. The M550 Plus doesn't need anywhere near as much space to project a large, clear image, so it's the much more practical option for everyday use particularly when you're projecting in a busy front room or meeting room!
Check out the video below to see this in action.
A good sound system can be just as important as a clear image, whether you want a booming home cinema setup or an effective presentation tool. The Q3 Plus has onboard 2w speakers, meaning it sounds great in any environment. The M550 Plus goes one step further with its onboard 3w speakers. Both projectors offer wireless audio connectivity to external speakers but the M550 Plus also has a 3.5mm jack and supports 2.0 Stereo sound so you can hook it up to external sound systems for wireless or wired sound with amazing clarity.
Ease of Use and Access
So, both projectors offer a host of amazing features, but how easy are they to use?
Both projectors are a doddle thanks to their Android OS, and The Q3 Plus comes with a remote control and you can download apps for iOS and Android mirroring, meaning you can mirror your smart devices onto a huge screen.
However, if you need to access lots of files and apps quickly, the M550 Plus has a bit of a party piece for you: it comes with a wireless keyboard as well as a remote, so it couldn't be easier to flick through important files or search for your favourite TV shows on apps like Netflix, which comes pre-installed on both devices!
If that wasn't enough, the M550 Plus also has wireless mirroring for iOS and Android straight out of the box, making it one of the most easy-to-use projectors on the market today.
What's In The Box
With the Q3 Plus, you get;
A Qumi Q3 Plus projector, remote control, power lead, HDMI cable
Both of these projectors have every feature you could want from a portable projector, and there's a lot to love about both of them. They both have Android OS and 8GB of storage for saving files or downloading apps. They also both offer a range of audio and visual wireless connectivity options.
The Q3 Plus is an amazing portable projector that packs an incredible punch for a device just 28mm thick. At just £429 inc VAT, it's also the ideal option for anyone looking for a versatile and highly portable projector on a budget. It's very bright at 500 Lumens, offers a wealth of connectivity options and has 8GB of storage for preloading files and apps onto it for PC-free viewing, while its 2-hour battery life means you can watch most films or a football match on it without worrying about where the plug socket is. You can even wirelessly hook it up to your sound system to create that big-screen cinema feel at home in your living room.
The M550 Plus is a little more at £599.99 inc VAT, but for that extra money you get a world leader in portable projectors that is the ultimate in flexibility, ease of use and is future-proofed and able to work with any device, anytime, anywhere. Never worry about having enough space in your living room again with its shorter throw projection, allowing you to get a huge screen just a couple of feet away from your screen. It's bright enough for almost anywhere at 650 Lumens, has 8GB of storage which you can use to store files (and get to them quicker than before using the keyboard) and its 3-hour battery life means you can even watch Lord Of The Rings on it without hooking it up to the power (well, almost!). It offers an amazing range of features which makes it fit for any purpose, including a great wireless keyboard& mouse for easy browsing, and it comes with wireless mirroring for iOS and Android as standard, so there's no need to download any mirroring apps to use it with your smart devices.
The Pico Genie M550 burst onto the scene earlier this year as the world's brightest battery/mains powered HD LED projector with an astonishing 650 Lumen lightshow and some seriously impressive hardware. If you thought that was impressive though, you ain't seen nothing yet! The Pico Genie M550 Plus, the big brother of the M550, offers the same 650 Lumen punch in the same sleek and ultra portable frame with a whole host of extra features that make it a world leader in ultra portable projectors!
The new M550 Plus really is the ultra portable projector to beat at the moment with features to tick every box for most users whether its business or pleasure. The image performance is still excellent and easily capable of an 80” – 100” diagonal image or 2 meters wide in a normally lit room.
As standard the original M550 came with Android OS so you can download any app from the Play store, wireless mirroring for almost every device, every connectivity option you could want, 8GB of internal memory, 3D and much more.
The Pico Genie M550 projectors are also a much shorter throw than comparative LED portable projectors which means you can place the projector much closer to the wall and get a much larger image. This is an ideal way to ensure you get the biggest image out of the projector especially if you are tight on space or using it in a meeting room.
The new M550 Plusnow adds a much needed portable wireless keyboard with an integrated mouse (and still includes the radio remote control as well) allowing you to easily control the onboard media interface and type text. You can download your favourite app directly onto the projector making this the ideal choice for games, movies, music or business requirements such as Powerpoint, Word, and Excel.
Apps like Netlfix, Showreel or Kodi are very popular for instant home cinema use right now and in some ways you can think of the projector as one of the new popular Android boxes with a built in projector that are popping up everywhere for watching TV. The wireless keyboard also makes it much easier to setup your Wi-Fi and other settings on the device.
Another favourite feature on the new model is the Apple iOS mirroring feature which means what you see on your iPhone, iPad or Mac is what you get on the projector. Wireless connectivity can sometimes be a pain to setup so this whole process has been simplified on the M550 Plus which means using the M550 Plus is now a doddle. As with the standard M550 model, you can also easily connect to other devices like Android or Windows devices via the myriad of wireless options.
The battery is also now more efficient than before, now boasting 3 eco modes and guarantees up to 3 hours battery usage whether you’re out on the African plains, in a high-powered business meeting or simply want to watch the football or a blockbuster movie.
Finally, the new model also weighs in at a lighter weight and is 100 grams lighter than the previous M550 model and is can easily be carried anywhere.
The only thing to drop off the new model that was on the old model is there is no longer an AV RCA (red, white, yellow) cable connections or VGA cables (it does still have a VGA port, though) as these are now fast becoming outdated cables and have been replaced by wireless options or HDMI connections.
It's an amazing piece of kit, and a clear leader in its price bracket. Drop it into any situation and its crisp display, powerful 3 watt speakers, amazing connectivity options and mighty battery mean it can handle anything, anywhere, anytime. If you're looking for a versatile projector that has enough bells and whistles to satisfy almost every user from the businessman to the hardcore tech fan while still being simple and accessible enough for even a novice to use, the M550 Plus is highly recommended.
At 2000 ANSI Lumens and with a 200,000:1 contrast ratio, this short throw projector boasts a lamp life of 10,000 hours, capable of giving you a 50” image when only 10cm from the wall, increasing to 120” at 42cm. The full HD resolution is projected from the bottom through an angled window, and the Dolby 2.1 inbuilt sound system adds a real cinema feel, as sound is thrown across the room. Its versatility also allows it to be used to stream music from smartphones and tablets.
Although the HD2510 weighs in at 8.5kg it is portable, and its bucket like appearance, smooth rounded contours and subdued colours allow it to blend in with any style of house décor. Packed with features, this projector offers HDMI, USB, VGA, Bluetooth, headphone port, audio input and output, and it is compatible with 3D glasses, which are however not supplied.
The incredible range of tones and colours produced create the high definition images and clear pictures desired. This complemented by Cinema Lamp and Daylight modes the use of which is certainly advised. The impressive Wall Colour Correction option neutralises any wall décor meaning that the picture can be projected on to any wall without the overall image quality being affected.
There are a couple of down sides, namely that the Vertical zooms is manual, which can be rather tricky specially when using a screen as backdrop rather than a wall. Furthermore the Motorised Focus Adjustment is very slow and imprecise, and about as noisy as a steam train. The remote is typically bland and the keys require some coaxing
All in all the positives outweigh the negatives by a long way and make the Philips Screeneo 2.0 HD2510 short throw projector a very desirable addition to any household. Taking up much less space than any TV, yet projecting perfect images, this highly innovative home cinema projector is modestly priced at around £1,999 RRP.
It was also highly rated, 4/5 by Trusted Reviews, the specialist review site: "The Screeneo 2.0 outperforms expectations on every front to deliver an innovative and genuinely effective big-screen solution for home-cinema fans.”
If you're planning on getting away this summer for a relaxing break but don't want to leave all modern creature comforts behind then a pico projector with easy viewing with TV, website/battery and apps built into the projector could be the perfect bare necessity to keep you entertained. The all-in-1 Pico Genie M550 comes with Android OS so you can download your favourite apps, up to 3 hours of battery life for ultra portability and 650 lumens of brightness for crystal clear images!
Don't miss with Olympics whether you are camping or in a tropical villa or download the latest episode of Game of Thrones. The new Pico Genie M550 measures just 20 x 14.5 x 3.8cm and weighs just 900g so it won't take up much room in your luggage and has a rechargeable battery that lasts for up to 3 hours. Connect it to your smartphone, tablet or laptop and you instantly have a portable media centre at your fingertips.
Want to keep up to date with the latest Olympics results? Connect the M550 up to a Wi-Fi network or a 3G/4G hotspot and have all the sport you need at your fingertips. Simply open the App or webpage you need and off you go! With the inbuilt battery that lasts up to 3 hours you don't need mains power either.
Easy Viewing with TV, Website and Apps Built into the projector
Even better the M550 comes with a host of features ideal for taking away on holiday. The in-built Android interface lets you use it like a Smartphone and you can simply connect the projector to wifi or a 3G/4G hotspot and download or stream content directly to the projector. Watch everything from CatchUp TV, Netflix, Kodi, Show Reel, BBC iPlayer, Amazon Prime or your favourite collection of movies on a USB, you can play any content directly through the projector at up to 200". The projector becomes a TV projector!
Mirror your Smartphone/Tablet Screen on the projector
With the newly launched Pico Genie M550 you also have the advantage of being able to watch the content through your phone/tablet and run it straight through the projector.
Take a look at the small but mighty Pico Genie M550:
Watch this years Summer of Sport on a pocket TV projector anywhere at up to 200”
There’s an exciting summer of sport ahead and there is no better way to watch it than on your own big screen or wall. The Pico Genie range of ultra portable battery powered projectors mean you can watch multiple channels at once wherever you are in the world even if it means you are camping in the middle of a field.
Easy Viewing with TV, Website and Apps Built into the projector
Even better theM550 Plus has an in-built Android interface so you can use it like a Smartphone and you can simply connect the projector to wifi and download or stream content directly to the projector. Watch everything from CatchUp TV, Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Amazon Prime or other TV websites. The M550 Plus is your personal TV projector.
You can even download any app directly onto the projector so you can keep up with the latest betting or get the Wimbledon app to keep abreast of the scores across all sports in one go – Great for office lounge downtime!
Mirror your Smartphone Screen on the projector
With the newly launched Pico Genie M550 Plus you also have the advantage of being able to watch the content through your phone and running it straight through the projector.
Impressive Image and Long Lasting Battery
All Pico Genie products come with high performance batteries in-built and the new M550 Plus can run standalone for an amazing 3 hours – enough time to watch almost every game.
Should I Buy a Projector Screen?
You don’t have to buy a screen, all you need is a white wall or a screen. However there are a wide range of portable and full size screens available.
If you want to really impress you can always go for a giant outdoor screen.
Please call Personal Projector on 0845 121 8800 and we can source you any screen and in any size you desire – we can even go electric if you really want to impress – inside or outside.
Are you ready for this years EURO 2016 tournament? Kick off your month of international Football with Aiptek's latest multimedia home cinema projector!
Flicksis a mobile party powerhouse bringing video and music to any environment. The LED HD projector projects ultra‐bright and sharp pictures from a HDMI source. With inbuilt 20 Watt speakers AND sub-woofer you can celebrate in style with the whole street! The DLP chip in use, known from large cinema projectors, provides rich colours and high contrasts. With an inbuilt rechargeable battery, Flicks is free from any power source for real mobile presentations and movie nights. The 3‐ways speakers with sub-woofer are well balanced and powerful enough for your party. Enjoy movies and music with Flicks wherever you are with the inbuilt battery lasting 4 hours a 700 lumens! Flicks is the ultimate all-in-one home or business projector.
- Ultra‐bright portable HD projector
- Up to 700 lumens of brightness on battery power
- Image size up to 120” (300 cm)
- Inbuilt battery for up to 4 hours movie or 28 hours of music playback
- Powerful boom box with 3‐ways speakers (20 Watt speakers)
- HDMI and Bluetooth interface
- Weight- as the projector comes with excellent inbuilt 20 Watt speakers the weight of the Aiptek Flicks is 2.9kg which is considerably more than some similar projectors.
Pico Genie launch an impressive range of new brighter portable LED projectors with increased brightness, wireless connectivity to Apple/Android and extended battery performance. This new range of mini LED projectors can meet all your needs from gaming to travel, educational, business or personal use! The new range massively differs to anything else on the market and will revolutionise the portable projector / display market!
FOUR new Pico Genie models will meet the portable projection needs of every business or consumer. Models now offer up to 650 lumens, include Android OS and are packed with every imaginable feature including unique benefits such as a 3 hour battery projecting at 650 lumenswhich is a world first!
- Pico Genie M550: The world's first 650 lumen Android projector with battery power for up to 3 hours. The M550 has every feature a consumer could desire
- Pico Genie P200: Uniquely offers 200 lumens standing out from the crowd with its slick design
- Pico Genie P85: Breaking the mould, the P85 is a game changer for affordable wireless projection, wirelessly share Android or Apple devices at a great price
- Pico Genie P55: An entry level product with incredible image quality and connectivity for a staggering low price.
Ideal for home cinema, gaming, travel, education and more starting. Please take a look at the new range which starts from £149.