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  • Price Reductions: Acer Ultra Short / Short Throw Projectors

    Acer's education projectors cater to a range of classroom participation activities and require less installation hassle thanks to their short throw and ultra short throw capabilities. Now with price reductions across the range you can get these powerful education projectors for less!

    The Acer S range are aimed at classrooms and teaching environments as they are compatible with the Acer Smart Touch Kit to transform any wall into an interactive whiteboard from a short distance, saving your space and money.

    Due to the special short throw lens, the Acer S1283e DLP Projector and the Acer 1283Whne can be positioned at a distance of one meter to the display surface and create a diagonal of more than two meters. The native XGA resolution with 3100 ANSI lumens and a high contrast ratio of 13,000: 1 project even in daylight a crisp, bright image. . All these features for aound  £500 offers a great return on investment,  the eco mode on the projectors delivering a long lifespan of 10,000 on one lamp.

    The Acer S1283hne ultra short throw projector creates larger images closer to the target surface and has a top loading system for easy lens replacement- so installation and maintenance are kept simple with this DLP Projector.

    The K138STi short throw projector offers a portable short throw solution with an impressive image quality at WXGA resolution. The K138STi  LED projector can also deliver a large 100-inch image from less than 1.7m with outstanding color. Its wireless projection capability and Bluetooth audio connection brings you clutter-free enjoyment.

    See below for the price reductions:

  • Philips Screeneo 2.0 Alternative Projectors

    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.

    Vivitek DH765Z-UST

    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.

    Vivitek DH765Z Ultra Short Throw High Brightness Laser Projector


    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!

    BenQ W1600UST ultra short throw home cinema projector

    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.

    Acer V7500, 2500 Lumen Full HD/3D Home Cinema Projector


    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!

    Acer H6517ST, 3000 Lumen Short Throw Full HD/3D DLP Projector


    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.

    Acer H7550ST, 3000 Lumen Short Throw Full HD/3D Projector


    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.

    Acer S1283Hne, 3100 Lumens Ultra Short Throw DLP Projector

    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.

     Vivitek DH765Z Ultra Short Throw High Brightness Laser Projector

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  • Table-top Interactive Projection: Sony Experia Touch

    The Sony Experia Touch interactive projector has been around a while now but with it's latest android upgrade it's potential as a hugely versatile ultra short throw projector has started to become more widely noticed.

    Being able to turn any flat surface into an interactive android screen may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but the future is now and Sony want to dive right into Minority Report. With both voice and gesture control multiple people can interact with the screen, ideal for collaborative work and play.

    The most impressive feature is the ultra short throw capabilities of the Experia Touch: it is capable of projecting images diagonally up to 80 inches while sitting at a distance of around 38 centimetres from the surface it’s projecting on.


    Running off Android 7.1.1 means you can do almost everything you can do on a tablet and still retain some portability with a 1.5 hour battery life. Features like Miracast and on-board apps all combine to deliver a familiar and surprisingly responsive user interface, perfect for quick set up and public use.


    There is one main drawback to using this futuristic ultra short throw projector, with only 100 lumens of brightness on offer it cannot handle daylight or a lit room, which seems odd for a projector that costs over £1,500.00. Lumens can be tricky to understand, especially when buying online, so we suggest you read our guide to brightness before you next look at projector specifications.

    Even for the steep price tag you will have to settle for 720p and a contrast ratio of 4000-1, not full 1080p HD, so if you wanted the rich visuals of a true home cinema projector you should look at our short throw home cinema buyers guide here.

    There is no doubt the Xperia heralds a new age in projections, the possibilities for shops, bars and exhibitions is immense. We definitely will be seeing a lot more of this interactive projection technology in the future and we can't wait!

  • Just Released: The New M550 Plus Portable Projector Perfect All Rounder for Business or Pleasure

    The M550 Plus comes with a keyboard (with integrated mouse) and a remote control!

    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.

    m550_24__4As 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 Plus now 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.img_8454-1_2

    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.

    [Edit: The M550 Plus is now End Of Line (EOL). This projector has been replaced by the Pico Genie Polar, alternatively you can purchase a Refurbished Pico Genie M550 Plus.]

    To find out more and for full spec details, please click here.

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






    Looking for a complete Home Cinema experience?


    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.


    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.”

    Check out the Philips Screeneo 2.0 here!


  • Elmo BOXi T-350, Reviewed

    The ELMO BOXi T-350 projector has been gathering reviews from some big names in publishing, below are a few examples:

    Digital Hippos: "The ELMO BOXi-T350 is one of the most impressive pieces of technology I have had the honor of testing. The design is sleek, solid and the picture is bright, defined and absolutely gorgeous. If you are seeking a portable but versatile projector, this is it." - See more here

    Expert Reviews: "The BOXi-T350’s native 1,280x800 resolution looked sharp, and its short throw range meant we didn’t have to place it very far away from the wall to get a large picture." See the full review here

    Computer Shopper's verdict is that the T-350 is“good personal projector” and is“ powerful enough to cope with a brightly lit room”. Katharine who reviewed the projector thinks that “this is good projector to use during presentations so you don’t have to plunge the room into darkness”. 

    James Smythe gave the projector an overall Mighty Gadget scoring of 70% out of 100, commenting that it’s "one of the more affordable palm projectors on the market" with"excellent’ image/colours so ‘great for gaming and presentations". Read more and view James' images here

  • Save additional £35 on short-throw projection

    The Elmo Boxi MP350 LED projector offers an amazing list of features crafted into a tiny, lightweight body that still fits into the palm of your hand.

    Unique Features:

    • In-built wireless connection to laptops, etablet, smartphones and more straight out of the box without needing to purchase any extra dongles
    • QBiC Play enables mirroring your PC or Mac screen wirelessly AND share up to 4 PCs at the same time!
    • Project a 50" image with only a 1 meter throw distance, giving you great flexibility for home theatre or presentations

    Save an additional £35 off our original price of £510 which was already the lowest available, now just £475! (Whilst stock lasts)

    See the full product page by clicking here:

  • In Review: Elmo BOXi MP350 Mini LED Projector

    Personal Projector Ltd recently attended the Gadget Show Live 2013 Easter exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC area to showcase some unique new LED projectors, ranging from Pico (pocket) to home theatre. As part of the show we offered our visitors / followers / tweeters the chance to win a brand new, wireless, short-throw Elmo BOXi MP-350 projector or a Pico Genie A100 iPod / iPhone projector case with battery and speaker. After a record number of entrants we were happy to reveal the lucky winner of the Elmo Boxi MP350 as Lavinia Pavis . Here is Lavinia's review and feedback on the Elmo Boxi MP350 mini projector:-

    Elmo BOXi MP350 Wireless, Short-Throw LED Projector Review

    "It was fantastic to receive a phone call telling me that I had won the Elmo Projector from the Gadget Show.
    As I run an Event Management Business, I decided to trial it out for the first time at a recent Ryley Wealth Management Telegraph Seminar at Norwood Park organised and hosted by Sapphire Events.
    I loved the compact size of the projector, I could not believe how small it was.
    It is so easy to transport and doesn't look bulky as the standard projectors on the market which makes for a great portable, hand held projector."
                           Lavinia pavis - Sapphire Events Ltd, Winner Gadget Show Live Competition

    The case (included) can be set up to be used as a stand to provide an inclined angle for projecting up at a screen/ the wall. However, after speaking to Lavinia, we agree that if you are thinking of setting up a portable presentation for business or education, we recommend investing in a mini projector tripod. A tripod or mount will screw into the thread underneath to give you extra flexibility when projecting at an angle, then you can simply correct any distortion with the inbuilt keystone correction capability (+/- 40 degrees).

    Winner Lavinia Pavis pictured about with the Elmo Boxi MP-350 projector at a recent Telegraph seminar

    Winner Lavinia pictured above with the Elmo Boxi MP350 in action at a Telegraph seminar


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