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  • How to connect your MacBook Pro to a Projector / TV

    Method 1, HDMI connection - Adaptor and Cables

    1. Your Projector / TV must have a HDMI port on it in order to connect your MacBook Pro. 
    2. You will need a HDMI cable.
    3. If you have a Retina Display MacBook Pro, you will probably have a HDMI port and so you do not need an adapter, simply connect the HDMI cable to the MacBook Pro and the Projector / TV
    4. If you have a MacBook Pro without a HDMI port you will need a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adaptor or cable. You can get them here: 
    5. Connect the HDMI cable to the Mini DisplayPort adapter, then connect the Mini DisplayPort adapter to the MacBook Pro and finally connect the HDMI cable to the Projector / TV
    6. Change the 'Source' on your Projector / TV to HDMI

    Method 2, VGA connection 

    1. Your Projector / TV must have a VGA port on it in order to connect your MacBook Pro.
    2. You will need a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter plus a VGA cable
    3. You will also need an audio cable if you wish to stream sound from your MacBook Pro to your projector/ TV as VGA cables do not carry sound
    4. Connect the Mini DisplayPort adapter to the VGA cable, then connect the Mini DisplayPort adapter to the Macbook Pro and the VGA cable to the Projector / TV
    5. Connect your audio cable to both devices at this point if applicable
    6. Change the 'Source' on your Projector / TV to HDMI

     

    See the Pico Genie M550 Plus here. It's the perfect Projector for your MacBook!

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    Note about Mini DisplayPort adaptors - buy them here

    All adapters and cables for Apple products should be sourced directly from Apple or an Apple authorised reseller. Personal Projector does not sell Apple cables.

    Some of the more recent Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapters include audio support, meaning that if you have one of these you will not need an extra cable to get sound.

    If you have one of the older Mini DisplayPort adaptors or a VGA Mini DisplayPort adaptor, you will also need an audio cable to connect the MacBook to the projector / TV

    Click here for help changing the display on your MacBook Pro to display out via HDMI connection with a Mini DisplayPort

    Also: Do not confuse your Mini DVI port with the Firewire 800

  • ViewSonic’s 3 year 'Swap' warranty and what it means for you

    ViewSonic now have a 3 year on-site warranty available for all projectors which sounds great, but what does it mean? ViewSonic will send a courier out to your home/ office to collect your projector, swap it out and will even replace your lamp if it breaks! Find out more below.

    Will ViewSonic come to me?

    The 3 year On-Site warranty is total peace of mind that in the unlikely event your new ViewSonic projector breaks within the first 3 years of ownership, a courier will come out to your home, office or classroom to swap it for a working model, upgraded or new version for you.

    Will ViewSonic replace my projector?

    As long as the projector has been used under what ViewSonic consider to be normal conditions and it has only been subject to fair wear-and-tear, they will happily swap it out for a fully functional version, new or upgraded version for you if a repair is not possible.

    How long will my lamp last?

    If you have owned your projector for less than 12 months and the lamp that it came with has broken, you are entitled to claim a free lamp for ViewSonic.

    How do I contact ViewSonic?

    To contact ViewSonic and take advantage of this great new offer, you can email them on: service_gb@viewsoniceurope.com or phone them on 08444 821168

     

    Also, if you purchase a ViewSonic PRO8200 or PRO8300 projector from PersonalViewSonic-Pro8300 Projector before the end September 2012, Personal Projector will send you a FREE lamp worth £190 with a 1 year warranty & up to 6,000 hour life-span expectancy.

  • The Universal Power Source for your portable electronic devices

     

    If you regularly run out of power on your electronic devices, consider the new Energizer backup battery. These high performance, lightweight batteries power everything from pocket projectors to iPads, laptops, cameras and other electronic gadgets and are perfect for holidays! The two new Energizer models hold charge for a whole year! They are now so powerful they can even power portable projectors for up to 6 hours.

    Key Unique Features: Emergency Power Supplies

    • Charge 3 devices at once
      • Power your projector, laptop and smartphone simultaneously with one battery
      • Add from 2 up to 540 hours additional charge to your gadgets*
    • Batteries stay charged for 1 year
      • Once you charge your battery it will hold its charge for 12 months if you don't use it!
    • Total compatibility - Works with all your devices 
      • Power any electronic device.
      • "Free Tips for Life" ensures total compatibility of the battery on all your current and future gadgets.
    • Travel through airports hassle free
      • The batteries contain no acid so do not pose security risks
    Meet the latest Energizer batteries:  
    Energizer  XP8000 (£99.88 Inc. Vat)
    Energizer  XP18000 (£127 Inc. Vat)
     
     
    Ideal for: Netbooks, Smartphones, e-Tablets, Music Players, Portable games consoles, digital cameras & more.
    Ideal for: As per the XP8000 model's features plus longer power charges and also ideal for projectors, laptops & more.
     Power your:

    Smartphone for up to 50 hours
    Music player up to 240 hours
    Netbook for up to 3 hours
    Pocket projectors for up to 6 hours
    (Up to 100 lumens)
    Power your:

    Smartphone for up to 112 hours
    Digital camera for up to 7000 extra photos
    Music player for up to 540 hours
    Laptop for up to 6 hours
    Mini palm projectors for up to 2 hours
    (Up to 300 lumens)
    Compatible Projectors:
    All LED Pocket projectors including: 3M MPro120, 3M MPro150, 3M MP180, Optoma PK301+ and more
    LED Palm Projectors including: LumaFire M200, Vivitek Qumi Q2,  Viewsonic PLED-W200
    Up to 2 hours of extra charge

     Why choose portable power?

    POWERFUL
    Charge and power up to 3 devices at once
    RECHARGEABLE
    Can be charged up to 500 times
    RELIABLE
    Longest industry 3 year warranty
    SAFE
    Charge, temperature and short-circuit protection
    READY TO USE
    Comes Pre-Charged out of the box
    EASY TO USE
    Just plug it in for instant power
    LIGHTWEIGHT & PORTABLE
    No more bulky AC adapters and messy cords
    VERSATILE
    Charge and discharge at the same time
    GREEN ENERGY
    Energy star certified with full charge auto shut off
     
  • ViewSonic Wi-Fi setup from your PC

    Wi-Fi setup

    1. Insert the Wi-Fi dongle (WPD-100) into USB slot in the back of the projector.

    Insert the Wi-Fi dongle (WPD-100) into USB slot in the back of the projector.

    2. Using the keypad on the top of the projector or the button on the remote control, power on the projector and wait for the start up screen to appear.

    Using the keypad on the top of the projector or the button on the remote control, power on the projector and wait for the start up screen to appear.

    3. Using the keypad on the top of the projector or the buttons on the remote control, select “source” then use the down arrow to select the “USB A” input.

    Using the keypad on the top of the projector or the buttons on the remote control, select “source” then use the down arrow to select the “USB A” input.

    Confirm using the right arrow key on the keypad on the top of the projector or the button on the remote control.

    Confirm using the right arrow key on the keypad on the top of the projector or the button on the remote control.

     

    With the USB dongle icon highlighted press the down arrow key on the keypad on the top of the projector or the button on the remote control.

    The following screen should appear…

    4. On your PC, disconnect from whatever Wi-Fi network you may be connected to and reconnect to “PLED-W500”

    5. Open your web browser and enter “http://192.168.100.10. The following screen should appear ...

    Open your web browser and enter “http://192.168.100.10. The following screen should appear

    6. Download and install the Projector Management Utility which is called MirrorOpLite.

    7. Double click on the MirrorOpLite icon which has been installed on your desktop

    Double click on the MirrorOpLite icon which has been installed on your desktop

     

     

    8. The following window should appear on your desktop …

    The following window should appear on your desktop …

    Press connect and the following windows will appear on your desktop …

    Connecting … Connected …

    Click on “play” and your desktop will be displayed by the projector. Hey presto wireless presentation has been established !

    Click on “play” and your desktop will be displayed by the projector.
    Hey presto wireless presentation has been established !

    9. To disconnect click on the “stop” icon

    10. To exit from the MirrorOpLite application, click here…

  • ViewSonic PLED-W500: The mobile projection solution

    Big impact from a small projector

    The Viewsonic PLED-W500 projector is an ultra mobile solution for anyone needing the best possible display in a lightweight durable design. As light as 1.18Kg, the discreet and stylish case is designed to fit in the most compact of spaces.

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    How does the ViewSonic PLED W500 differ from other LED projectors?

    PC Advisor gave this projector a fabulous review along with many other review sites and you can read the PC Advisor Viewsonic review here. The key differentiators or UPS's of the Viewsonic PLED W500 projector over other similar LED projectors in its class are:

    • 500 lumens LED with the clearest crisp image
    • 6000:1 contrast ratio
    • 2 watt speakers
    • Supports the most number of connections of an LED projector (Svideo, mini and standard USB plus VGA, HDMI, Composite etc.)
    • 3D Ready

    Delivering a high contrast, high quality 500 lumens display in full WXGA (1200x800) resolution, the PLED-W500 is perfect for meetings, training sessions or the travelling executive.

    LED illumination technology from ViewSonic offers a 50% power consumption advantage over traditional projector technology, but has the added benefit of increased lamp life, 500% more than traditional lamps. LED illumination technology means longer product life, less heat, no cool down procedures and a greater resilience to everyday use.

    The PLED-W500 even includes an integrated media player and Microsoft Office document viewer, which when used with the built in memory card reader or USB port means a laptop or PC is not needed to make presentations. This reduction in cables, devices, power consumption, weight and ambient noise not only makes the projector ultra mobile but helps the user to be mobile as well, making it the perfect travelling companion.

    Low Total Cost of Ownership

    The advanced LED technology brings excellent display performance of 500 lumen and 1280x800 WXGA resolution with ultra long 20,000 hours of LED light durability, that when combined with no cool down procedures and durable components, means the PLED-W500 will outlive other standard projectors.

    Innovative ‘Display via USB’ Function

    The PLED-W500 is so versatile it can display via the USB port. Simple plug in a USB cable and the drivers are automatically installed and the display setup. Say good bye to all the complicated wires and interfaces usually associated with a business class projector.

    Integrated Media Player

    A built-in SD memory card reader and USB port provide direct access to media files via any removable media, allowing for effortless playback without the need for any external device. All the common file formats are supported making the PLED-W500 ultra portable in more ways than one. The following formats are fully compatible. MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H264, MP3, VC1,WMA, WMV, RMVB

    MS Office Viewer built in

    Able to display Office files without an attached PC or Laptop makes the PLED-W500 even more portable. Support for Word, Excel and Powerpoint makes this device amazingly versatile and ready to go!

    HDMI Input - HDCP Enabled

    The integrated HDMI port supports full HD 1080p resolution and HDCP, the latest form of copy protection, compatible with advanced content sources such as Blu-ray players and games consoles.

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