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Tag Archives: Home Cinema

  • Need A Projector/Screen For Your Home Cinema?

    Have you ever dreamed of having your own home cinema? Well now you can, choose from a range of Projector Screens and Projectors and begin binge watching your favourite box sets and movies. Enjoy the big screen experience from the comfort of your home.

    To take your home cinema to the next level, it’s worth looking into getting a screen to project on to. This will stop the imperfections from a wall showing through the image and create an overall better experience.

    Here are some good examples of projector screens for your home cinema.

    The Ambient Light Reduction Fixed Frame Screen - a perfect solution for bright and naturally lit environments. This 100" Diagonal Screen provides a colourful and more vibrant image to enhance your viewing experience with a projector.

    NOW ONLY £929

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    The Manual Professional 280 x 210cm Screen – A high quality and robust manual screen which can be used with any projector system.

    NOW ONLY £248

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    80" Ultra Lightweight Tripod Screen - A high-contrast screen specially optimised for ultra-short-throw (UST) projectors and is a perfect solution for ambient and natural light conditions.

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    See more of our Screen Range Here

    Examples of popular projectors with screens bundled as a packaged system for home cinema.

    BenQ W1600UST Projector – Enjoy a pure 1080p HD cinema experience right in your living room with 3300 Ansi lumens. This Ultra short throw projector (UST) can project a huge screen only inches away from the wall.

    NOW ONLY £1,199.99

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    BUNDLE With The BenQ W1600UST Projector And The Ambient Light Reduction Screen

    Get a incredibly bright projector with an ambient light reduction screen for a great price.

    BenQ W1600UST And Ambient Light Fixed Frame Screen Bundle

    Acer P1350W Projector – An affordable but yet high performance projector, Enjoy an impressive image with 3,700 ansi lumens and great sound with 10 watt speakers.

    NOW ONLY £445

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    Acer H6810 Projector – Experience an Ultra HD 4K Image from a great price with 3500 ansi lumens and get the authentic cinema feeling with the projector's Silent Mode, designed to offer a more immersive experience as you sink into the rich high contrast displays.

    NOW ONLY £1,038.00

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    See more of our Home Cinema Projector Range Here

  • Acer's New Affordable 4K Projectors Have Arrived: H6810 & V6810

    A 4K Home cinema projector is often seen as a decadent piece of kit but now with large 4K TVs routinely costing over £1500 for all the trimmings, why not get a larger image for less with a One Box Cinema Solution?

    The Acer V6810 and H6810 are Acer's answer to affordable 4K home cinema, starting around £1000 for glorious lifelike visuals and HDR clarity. So what else can you expect from this new range?

    Brightness and Usability

    Both Acer 4K projectors have over 2000 ANSI lumens (what are they?) which is enough to deal with any indoor lighting conditions. Having this level of brightness means the projectors can both be used in a more commercial setting, ideal for pubs and just in time for the world cup! You can watch your 4K content at any time of day in any conditions, just like a TV, and with the 4K enabled port on both projectors you can connect a 4k device directly for plug and play Ultra HD Cinema.

    Enabling the Silent Mode will introduce you to a immersive cinema feeling that you wouldn't normally get without heading out to Cineworld. With cinema size visuals, near-silent operation and the great value price these Acer 4K projectors offer that cinema feeling from the comfort of your sofa.

    Image Quality

    Acer's Dynamic Black technology brings those dark areas into sharp relief, giving depth to the shadows for a true-to-life visual experience.  The V6810 4k DLP projector also has the Acer ColorPurity features which enables it to enhance not just the blacks but the whole spectrum of rich RGB colours whilst reducing any rainbow effects.

    Installation

    Both 4K UHD Projectors offer 40 degree vertical keystone correction which is ideal for ceiling mounted projects. The installation of new lamps is also super simple thanks to the top loading feature, and with the various eco modes you can comfortably get 10,000 hours out of one lamp, adding to the great value.

    Conclusion

    Both the Acer V6810 and the H6810 represent some of the most affordable home cinema projectors on the market right now. Whether you're looking  for your very own cinema or just want a high quality, future-proof investment for your venue the Acer 6810 range would be ideal for you.

  • The latest 4K Projector and Home Cinema News from Personal Projector

    Your very own 4K Home cinema is no longer a dream; thanks to the latest developments in the projector industry you can beat Cineworld at their own game, all from your sofa!

    With 4K content on the rise more and more people are starting to realise that HD is outdated and if you're reading this you're already ahead of the curve. A projector can give you the cinema visuals you want, or simply couldn't afford in an enormous 4K TV, all without breaking the bank.

    Projectors have come a long way from the clunky boxes we knew from school, the 4K home cinema models produce eye-popping visuals and are easier than ever to install. If you're interested in what it takes to build your own 4k home cinema then follow the link to our guide.

    Latest Offers and News:

    Throw open a window into the world of 4k with the Acer M550 4k projector, get these incredible visuals at cinema size all without leaving your sofa! Gorgeous visuals and near-silent operation from only £1489.99

    Why not treat yourself to the 4k Home Cinema of your dreams, without a nightmare price tag... We've got price reductions across the 4K projector range:

    The BenQ W1700 4K DLP CineHome projector is now available! Breathe new life into your viewing experience with native 4K HDR and over 1 billion colours...

  • A Native 4K Home Cinema Projector is here and it costs less than you'd think...

    BenQ W1700 native 4K Home Cinema Projector

    Plenty of 4K projectors boast about their eye popping picture quality but there is often debate over how well ultra HD images are digitally upscaled to 4k compared to a native 4k projector. The BenQ W1700 DLP CineHome Projector stands above the noise and proudly declares it's native 4k chip, offering an affordable true 4k option for consumers. This home cinema projector creates hyper-realistic cinematic experiences in native 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution at 2200 ansi lumens of brightness .

    Such power in a projector that only weighs 4kg is certainly impressive but installation is made even easier with a 1.2 x optical zoom, vertical keystone correction and picture offset.

    The Big Picture: HDR optimised for true-to-life visuals

    Hyper-Realistic Video Quality is achieved with BenQ exclusive Auto HDR Color Rendition and Cinema-Optimised technology to balance colour saturation and rich colour scale, preserving dark details in total clarity.

    The W1700 Projector's High Dynamic Range performance offers greater brightness, contrast range, and image optimisation in a single step. Meaning he 4k projector is continually working to produce the best picture, frame by frame. This feature on a native 4k home cinema  projector would usually incur a large price tag but with the W1700 4k projector You can bring that Cineworld experience home for less.

    The BenQ W1700 4K HDR Cinehome Projector is available from Personal Projector with UK Plug, Manual and Warranty.

  • Acer VL7860 vs Optoma UHZ65 4K Laser Projector Review

    A Home Cinema Projector to rival your local Cineworld is now well within reach for many, thanks to host of 4k projectors, but if you want to maximise your viewing time without maintenance then 4k laser projectors offer an ideal solution. The Acer VL7860 and the New Optoma UHZ65 both offer indulgent and rich 4K viewing at sizes traditional TVs just can't handle, but which is better?

    Why laser?

    By using a laser light source instead of traditional lamp-based technology both projectors offer a 20,000 hour life span, the Acer VL7860 projector can extend this to 30,000 hours with it's eco-mode. That kind of life span is enough to watch the entire marvel movie cinematic universe (with added TV episodes) 125 times continuously!  Having an eco mode is also especially important to consider when using the 4k UHD projector for long periods, meaning a lower cost of ownership in the long term.

    Brightness and Image Quality

    Both the 4K Home Cinema Projectors deliver 3000 Ansi Lumens of brightness, in real terms that is enough to create a sharp image at all hours of the day. If you're finding the lumens ratings a bit tricky to handle check out this lumens guide. As the Optoma UHZ65 is also designed for business and education sectors it also offers a staggering 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio for crystal clear details even at massive signage sizes, ideal for exhibitions or museums.

    A common misconception when dealing with projectors comes from their perceived inability to handle high frame rates and heavy action scenes. Both of these 4K UHD Projectors have their own ways to project at the movie standard of 24 frames per second, with PureMotion/AccuMotion technology built in to handle fast moving scenes or gaming.

    Laser technology provides accurate, true to life colour reproduction with the Optoma UHZ65 delivering 80% of DCI-P3 coverage- basically meaning it can produce a wide and diverse range of Ultra HD colours.

    Installation and creating your own 4K Home Cinema.

    Both Projectors offer a vertical lens shift of 15% so you can ceiling mount them without fear of losing that cinema feeling with a skewed image. Despite this handy feature, 4k home cinema is more than just a projector. If you do want to create your own 4K Home Cinema you'll need more pieces than just the projector, read our 4k home cinema set up guide.

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    Affordability

    Here comes the clincher, the Optoma UHZ65 may be delivering a marginally sharper image but priced at £4999.99 can it really compete with the Acer VL7860's  price point of £3499.99?

    The Optoma UHZ65 may have a sharper image but at over £1000 more that's what you would expect.  Offering a lower cost of ownership and a lower initial cost the Acer VL7680 has affordability covered in this high-end category.

    So what's the verdict?

    If you're looking for a truly mesmerising 4k UHD Projector experience and have the extra cash to spend the Optoma UHZ65 seems to fit the bill. For those looking for a comparable, hassle free, immersive experience without the price tag the Acer VL7860 is ideal.

    For an alternative to the Optoma UHZ65 also see the ultra high end Acer V9800

  • Should you buy a 4k TV or a 4k projector? Where is the best 4k TV content?

    One of the questions we are asked more and more at Personal Projector these days is should you buy a 4k TV or a 4k projector?

    The lines are now blurring between the 4k TV and the 4k projectors with 4k projector prices now rivalling 4k TVs. Projector brightness levels are also improving and most importantly 4k content is also becoming more easily available.

    What are the main differences between 4K TV versus 4k Projectors: Price, Screen Size, Brightness

    According to a recent article by T3 4th August 2017, "this year, some 230 million televisions will be sold worldwide (pub quizzers take note, of which 50 million will be 50-inch plus UHD models. On a high-street near you, the fastest-growing 4K screen size is now roughly 43 inches. As we strive for larger, cinema style screens the option to upgrade to a 4K projector has never looked better."

    Both the Acer H7850 and the Optoma UHDX550 4k projectors can project a 4K screen of up to 120-inches and beyond instead of 43", with built in sound systems to deliver an accessible cinema experience in your living room. Although we would still recommend they are connected up to an external home cinema audio system if you want the best 4k audio visual experience.

    Some 4k projectors are also now cheaper than the 4k TV equivalents at only £1899 inc vat which is half the price they were 12 months ago.

    Projector brightness has now also improved to around 3000 lumens on a 4k projector too meaning its perfect for viewing in normal light conditions without the curtains being drawn so you get the brightness and the cinema sized images in one package.

    How easy is it access 4K TV/Cinema Content ?

    There’s actually a huge difference between the various 4k paid TV content packages when it comes to the depth of their UHD catalogue. Here is a summary below of 4k content from the main providers in the UK via Sky, BT, Virgin, Amazon and Netflix.

    In addition you can also obtain free UHD 4k content via YouTube.

    How to find 4K content at a glance:

    4K Content SKY Q BT YouView + UHD Virgin V6 Amazon Fire Box Netflix
    Sports Sky Sports F1, Test Cricket, Premier League Football Champions + Europa League Football, Boxing, Rugby Stream through apps Stream through apps N/A
    Movies Sky Cinema In Development Stream through apps Stream through apps Stream through app
    TV and Box Sets Selected Box Sets On Demand Stream through apps Stream through apps Stream through app
    Events Selected Festivals no no no no

    UPDATE: 24th Oct 2018 Sky Q partners with Netflix means greater choice of HD and 4K content so nows the perfect time to invest in that ultimate home cinema such as the Benq W1600 UST.
    https://bit.ly/2Aqi0Nv

    T3 tech magazine believe, "with 4k Cinema and 4k box sets on offer you can bingewatch shows in UHD, including The Blacklist, Fortitude and Riviera. If you’re watching live sports, 4K viewers will receive a prompt to switch to a UHD broadcast if it’s available. Sky offers the entire Formula 1 season in 4K plus Test Cricket and Premier League Football.

    Currently, the headline attraction from BT is 4K football (Premier League, UEFA Champions League, and EUFA Europa League), but it also screens regular UHD boxing and Aviva Premiership Rugby in 4K (with Dolby Atmos audio, which makes a not inconsiderable bonus).

    The latest set top box from cable giant Virgin TV, the ultra-compact V6, is 4K capable, too. Unfortunately, unlike Sky, Virgin TV currently does not offer any UHD content beyond Netflix and YouTube in 4K.

    If you’re hoping to stream 4K Netflix or Amazon Video content from a separate mediaplayer, the best value is Amazon’s Fire TV box, priced at £80. This hooks up via HDMI and supports 2160p streams. Only the bigger Amazon Fire box offers 4K, the little Amazon Fire stick is HD only.

    It’s also important to note that HDR from Netflix and Amazon is only available from apps integrated within a 4K HDR TV itself. It’s not (yet) available from outboard devices, like media players and Blu-ray decks."

    Two Popular 4k Projectors: Acer H7850 and Optoma UHD550X 

    The main advantage of course in viewing 4k content on a 4k projector as opposed to a 4k TV is the supersized ultra lifelike, immersive images blown up to a huge cinema size as it was intended to be and these 2 models below do a great job at very reasonable prices.

    The Acer H7850 4k projector delivers 4K resolutions with AcuMotion Frame Rate Enhancement to deliver sharper images during shaky or unstable moments in whatever you’re watching. Along this technology the brightness of 3000 lumens and built in speakers combine to provide a full cinema experience all in one box. This home cinema is available for £2,278.80 (Inc Vat).

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    The Optoma UHD550X 4k projector goes one stage further than the Acer and provides a uniqe feature of vertical lens shift allowing you to bring the projector further or closer from the wall electronically ie without the need to move it which can be an advantage if you are restricted on where you need to place the projector.

    The various adjustments on offer means this projector is also incredibly accessible, easy to install and connect. It even has a built-in gaming-mode, optimising your projector for lightning response times, maximum contrast and vivid colours to capture every detail. This versatile projector is available at £1899.99 which is less than some 4K TVs.

    http://www.personalprojector.co.uk/optoma-uhd550x-ultra-hd-4k-projector-2800-ansi-lumens.html

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  • NEW: World's First DLP 4K Projector, Acer V9800

    4K has been threatening to become the next big thing in the consumer AV world for some time now, however 4K projectors have always been too big, too complex and most of all too expensive to make much of an impact in the world of consumer electronics.

    Thanks to Acer, that is thankfully no longer the case! In creating the first DLP 4K projector, the V9800, the electronics giant has made an effort to bring 4K projection down to an affordable price. With the V9800 being under £4,000 on Personal Projector, it's a fraction of the cost of other 4K projectors on the market which can easily set you back an eye-watering £45,000. That's a quite remarkable difference in price, but how does the performance measure up?

    In a word: great! The Acer V9800 makes use of a single DLP chip, which, for the videophiles out there, means there won't be any issues regarding misaligned panels which can affect the image quality. This means you'll get "ruthless clarity" and "blade-like detail" (Home Cinema Choice Magazine, May 2017 issue) in every frame. What's more, it's HDR10 compatible, offering high image clarity with "HDR performance that is genuinely surprising for a projector" (HCC Magazine).

    Make no mistake, the Acer V9800 is a big unit that requires a proper install, but once that's done you'll be able to witness the full power of 4K projection, complete with vibrant colours, deep blacks and unparalleled detail. If you've been looking to set up the ultimate home cinema system, look no further than the Acer V9800!

     

    "This 4K DLP debutant delivers a sometimes stunning UHD HDR performance, aided by clarity and luminance★★★★ - Home Cinema Choice magazine

    "The V9800 is a game-changer in home cinema projection." - 9/10 Trusted Reviews

  • BACK IN STOCK: Philips Screeneo 2.0 Full HD Ultra Short Throw Home Cinema Projector

    The Philips Screeneo 2.0 has been THE must-have projector for the last few months, and it's fair to say everyone has been surprised by how fast it sold out. Unfortunately for many customers, Philips also found themselves a bit surprised, and as a result the Screeneo has been unavailable pretty much everywhere since last Autumn, with stock shortages likely to continue across Europe until June 2017 at the earliest.

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    You don't need to get too downhearted, though; we've managed to get our hands on a very limited quantity. Currently, Personal Projector is one of a handful of stores in Europe to have the Screeneo in stock, and we're also offering the lowest price! However - and we can't stress this enough - demand is so high across Europe these will disappear in short order. If you don't want to be waiting 6 months or more for the Screeneo, we recommend you order yours today to avoid disappointment!

    The Screeneo 2.0 is the ultimate home cinema projector, boasting Full HD, 3D, a booming 26w onboard Dolby soundsystem (plus Bluetooth and wired soundsystem support), and the ability to project a huge 120" screen when placed just inches from the wall. The best part is that it's 2000 lumen lamp is powerful enough to project a pin-sharp image in any light conditions, whether you're watching an epic movie or a nail-biting football match.

    Get your hands on a Screeneo 2.0 by clicking HERE.

  • Projectors That Dont Need a BBC TV Licence

    Students are now more likely to take an iPad to university than a TV these days however are you protected by the recent change in the law on September 1st 2016 regarding the requirement to have a TV license even for catch-up TV or BBC iPlayer?

    Now everyone has to be covered by a TV license even if they never watch live TV and only use catch up on BBC iPlayer and this applies to any kind of device, laptop, PC, mobile or tablet.

    Unfortunately, the university halls of residence don't cover students with a license and each student needs their own license. However the good news is that students are covered on their parents license if they watch on a device powered by internal batteries rather than being plugged into the aerial or the mains. You can even claim a refund if you've bought a license already- see tinyurl.com/student-licence.

    This also means certain projectors also cover you for the new regulations assuming they have a built in battery and capable of downloading TV. There are just a couple on the market at the moment that have built-in platforms to do this.

    The first is the new Vivitek Qumi Q3 Plus with Android and a 2 hour battery. medium_vivitek_q3_plus_with_hand

     

    The second is the Pico Genie M550 projector with a 3 hour battery and inbuilt battery. They are arguably better than looking at the screen on an ipad as you benefit from a super sized home cinema in a pocket sized projector. Wireless M550

    With the ability to download iPlayer or any other app and project them at home cinema size, it gets around the licensing issue and provides a giant screen up to 100 to 150" which beats the small iPad or laptop screens any day of the week. Its also capable of wirelessly mirroring your iPad or other devices.

    Movie night anyone!

  • Review: Philips Screeneo 2.0 HDP2510 Full HD Home Cinema Projector

     

     

     

     

     

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    When it comes to home cinema the Philips Screeneo 2.0 HDP2510 is certainly a top of the range product.

    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.

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    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.

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    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.”

    Check out the Philips Screeneo 2.0 here!

     

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