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    Optoma reveals UHZ50 4K laser projector

    by Andy Bassett
    Optoma reveals UHZ50 4K laser projector
    Suitable for movies, TV shows, games, and sports, Optoma’s UHZ50 promises big screen home entertainment suitable for a range of content tastes.  
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    Sony announces two new 3LCD laser projectors

    by Andy Bassett
    Sony announces two new 3LCD laser projectors
    The VPL-FHZ85 and VPL-FHZ80 are two new professional mid-range laser projectors aimed at providing a bright display solution for a number of applications.  
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    XGIMI launches Aura 4K laser TV

    by Andy Bassett
    XGIMI launches Aura 4K laser TV
    XGIMI’s brand new Aura 4K laser TV is an ultra short throw (UST) projector which can deliver screen sizes of up to 150-inches and is designed for the living room experience.  
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    Epson announces two new 4K laser projectors

    by Andy Bassett
    Epson announces two new 4K laser projectors
    Epson’s new EH-LS11000W and EH-LS12000B home cinema projectors aim to deliver big screen entertainment for film nights, streaming, sporting events and gaming.  
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    What are the considerations when using acoustically transparent screens?

    by Andy Bassett
    What are the considerations when using acoustically transparent screens?
    What are the main considerations when purchasing or using an acoustically transparent screen? For example, which is better, weave or perforations and at what size? How much is the image quality impacted? Let us know your thoughts here.  
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    BenQ launches V7000i/V7050i 4K laser TV projector

    by Andy Bassett
    BenQ launches V7000i/V7050i 4K laser TV projector
    BenQ’s latest 4K ultra short throw laser TV projector brings together a number of features including Android TV and Filmmaker Mode to elevate the living room cinema experience.  
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    Sony launches native 4K VPL-VW290ES and VW890ES projectors

    by Andy Bassett
    Sony launches native 4K VPL-VW290ES and VW890ES projectors
    Sony’s latest native 4K SXRD home cinema projectors use the X1 for projector processor for an immersive viewing experience and HDR enhancement.  
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    Is it possible to go back to a TV from a projector?

    by Andy Bassett
    Is it possible to go back to a TV from a projector?
    After the podcast discussion about whether a projector or large screen TV is the better home cinema setup, forum member Dorian asks whether anyone has gone from a projector to a TV, as he had to do, and been happy with the results. Leave a comment if it worked out fine (or not) for you.  
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    What's the optimal seating distance in a home cinema projector setup?

    by Andy Bassett
    What's the optimal seating distance in a home cinema projector setup?
    How far back from the screen do you sit when using your projector? What about viewers seated in the other rows - is their experience lessened away from the sweetspot? Let us know how you calculated your optimal viewing distance.  
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    Optoma launches UHD35 and UHD38 gaming projectors

    by Andy Bassett
    Optoma launches UHD35 and UHD38 gaming projectors
    Billed as home entertainment projectors but with a particular emphasis on gaming, Optoma has introduced two new low latency 4K UHD projectors.  
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    4K or 1080p: Which discs do you watch most on your projector?

    by Andy Bassett
    4K or 1080p: Which discs do you watch most on your projector?
    If you have a 4K projector, do you feed it 4K discs and TV shows exclusively or are you happy to slum it with 1080p? If so, are you happy with the results?  
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    Is a move to laser based home cinema projectors inevitable?

    by Andy Bassett
    Is a move to laser based home cinema projectors inevitable?
    With advantages such as 20,000 hour lifespan and no bulb replacement, image stability and instant startup time, does laser win out over bulb for ease, convenience and PQ?  
  • TV Thread

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    Which is best? 85-inch TV versus a 100-inch projector

    by Andy Bassett
    Which is best? 85-inch TV versus a 100-inch projector
    Member domuduck asks which would give the best results for convenience, image quality/immersion and future proofing - an 85-inch TV or a projector with a 100-inch display size. See what the consensus is here.  
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    Philips adds 3 new LCD projectors to NeoPix range

    by Andy Bassett
    Philips adds 3 new LCD projectors to NeoPix range
    Three new portable and affordable LCD home projectors are joining the Philips NeoPix range - the Easy 2+, Prime 2 and Ultra 2.  
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    BenQ introduces iSeries of Android TV powered projectors

    by Andy Bassett
    BenQ introduces iSeries of Android TV powered projectors
    BenQ has added an updated range of three DLP projectors based around the Android TV smart platform.  
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    What's your favourite disc for screenshot eye candy from your projector?

    by Andy Bassett
    What's your favourite disc for screenshot eye candy from your projector?
    If you were going to show off your home cinema projector's image, short of playing the entire film, what screenshots would you use to 'wow' someone?  
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    Optoma launches CinemaX P2 UST laser projector

    by Andy Bassett
    Optoma launches CinemaX P2 UST laser projector
    Optoma has announced the introduction of the CinemaX P2 ultra short throw laser projector, the follow up to last year’s debut model, the P1.  
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    JVC projector upgrade optimises HDR for free

    by Andy Bassett
    JVC projector upgrade optimises HDR for free
    JVC has announced the new Home Theatre Optimiser, which is part of the next generation Frame Adapt HDR feature on its D-ILA home projectors, and which will be available through a free firmware upgrade.  
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    LG launches new CineBeam 4K UHD Laser projector

    by Andy Bassett
    LG launches new CineBeam 4K UHD Laser projector
    LG has announced a new model in its CineBeam 4K UHD Laser projector lineup designed to deliver an authentic movie theatre experience to consumers in the comfort of their own homes - the HU810P.  
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    Samsung adds The Premiere projector to Lifestyle entertainment lineup

    by Andy Bassett
    Samsung adds The Premiere projector to Lifestyle entertainment lineup
    Unveiled at Samsung’s IFA replacement online event are the LSP9T and LSP7T 4K Ultra Short Throw laser projectors dubbed The Premiere.  
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    Large screen outdoor viewing - will a projector work?

    by Andy Bassett
    Large screen outdoor viewing - will a projector work?
    TVs seem more suited to viewing in outdoor conditions and some manufacturers have released models specifically for this situation - Samsung's Terrace springs to mind - but, what would it take for a projector to work outside and just how bright would it need to be?  
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    BenQ launches new Home Cinema and Gaming projectors

    by Andy Bassett
    BenQ launches new Home Cinema and Gaming projectors
    Display specialist BenQ unveils four new projectors, two from its Home Cinema range - the TK810 and TK850 - and two from the company's Gaming portfolio - the TH685 and TH585.  
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    Replacement lamps in projectors - are non-OEMs worth the risk?

    by Andy Bassett
    Replacement lamps in projectors - are non-OEMs worth the risk?
    Will saving money on buying cheaper, non-OEM replacement projector lamps end up compromising image quality? Why not let other projector owners know what you do when it's time to shell out for a replacement?  
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    What is it about a projected image that makes it so... appealing?

    by Andy Bassett
    What is it about a projected image that makes it so... appealing?
    Maybe its the larger image size or perhaps there's something about the quality of reflected light but just what is it that feels so 'appealing' about a projected image? Join in the discussion here.  
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    Why does the cost of native 4K projectors remain high?

    by Andy Bassett
    Why does the cost of native 4K projectors remain high?
    Member jeddati would like to move from DLP/pixel shifting 4K to a native 4K projector but wonders why prices have not come down in this sector yet. Can anyone offer some insight as to why costs remain prohibitively high?  
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    Vivitek launches 4K HK2200 Home Entertainment Projector

    by Andy Bassett
    Vivitek launches 4K HK2200 Home Entertainment Projector
    As 4K starts to become a feature in more and more homes as a means of enjoying a wide range of entertainment platforms, Vivitek launches its 4K Home Entertainment Projector, the HK2200.  
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    Optoma announces 4K UHD52ALV smart home projector

    by Andy Bassett
    Optoma announces 4K UHD52ALV smart home projector
    Optoma’s latest 4K UHD home projector, the UHD52ALV, packs in plenty of features with voice control, HDR compatibility, a media player and PureMotion frame interpolation to reduce blur and judder.  
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    Optoma opens preorders for 4K UHZ65UST short throw projector with soundbar

    by Andy Bassett
    Optoma opens preorders for 4K UHZ65UST short throw projector with soundbar
    Showcased at IFA2019, Optoma has released an official announcement about their upcoming home entertainment projector, the UHZ65UST, with preorders now being taken.  
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    Philips launches new NeoPix Ultra mini projector

    by Andy Bassett
    Philips launches new NeoPix Ultra mini projector
    Adding to their NeoPix range of mini projectors, Philips has launched a new, Full HD version that offers a 120-inch screen size, the NeoPix Ultra.  
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    LG to unveil 4K UHD CineBeam projectors at IFA

    by Andy Bassett
    LG to unveil 4K UHD CineBeam projectors at IFA
    LG will unveil their Ultra Short Throw HU85L Laser 4K UHD and LED HU70L CineBeam projectors for the first time on European soil at IFA 2019.  
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    LG short throw projector HU85LA available in US

    by Andy Bassett
    LG short throw projector HU85LA available in US
    LG’s Cinebeam short throw projector HU85LA is now available in the US and offers an alternative to a full blown projector and screen installation for your home cinema.  
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    Optoma announces Google Assistant for UK home projectors

    by Andy Bassett
    Optoma announces Google Assistant for UK home projectors
    Optoma announces Google Assistant and IFTTT for their smart 4K UHD home projectors.  
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    Wolf Cinema to show 8K projector TXF-3500 at ISE 2019

    by Andy Bassett
    Wolf Cinema to show 8K projector TXF-3500 at ISE 2019
    Wolf Cinema to show 8K projector TXF-3500 at ISE 2019 in a reference home theatre setup.  
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    NEC launches NEC P525WL and P525UL low noise projectors

    by Andy Bassett
    NEC launches NEC P525WL and P525UL low noise projectors
    NEC launches the NEC P525WL and P525UL, a pair of projectors specifically for low noise operation.  
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    Optoma to showcase UHZ65UST 4K UHD laser projector at ISE 2019

    by Andy Bassett
    Optoma to showcase UHZ65UST 4K UHD laser projector at ISE 2019
    Optoma will use the ISE 2019 expo to showcase a number of business and consumer products - including the UHZ65UST 4K UHD laser projector.  
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    LS700HD and LS700-4K Laser Projectors announced at CES 2019 by ViewSonic

    by Andy Bassett
    LS700HD and LS700-4K Laser Projectors announced at CES 2019 by ViewSonic
    ViewSonic used CES 2019 to announce two new laser projectors, the LS700HD and the LS700-4K.  
  • TV Thread

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    Streaming Content - What's the Difference Between 24p and 24Hz?

    by AVForums
    Streaming Content - What's the Difference Between  24p and 24Hz?
    Just what is the difference between 24p and 24Hz (and 50p and 50Hz for that matter) when displaying content? If you can you help explain the nomenclature, post it to the thread to help ease the confusion.  
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    Home Cinema Design Principles

    by AVForums
    Home Cinema Design Principles
    Like all big, daunting projects, a home cinema build/conversion needs a lot of planning to get everything right on paper before hammers hit walls. What are the best resources and guidelines to refer to when planning something so expensive... and permanent?  
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    Optoma Announces Portable 4K Projector With Amazon Alexa

    by Aaron Macarthy Beards
    Optoma Announces Portable 4K Projector With Amazon Alexa
    Optoma have announced the price for their new 4K projector with HDR, 3D support as well as Amazon Alexa integration.  
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    How to fit a projector into an awkward room

    by AVForums
    How to fit a projector into an awkward room
    Many people like the idea of a home cinema projector but accommodating one can be problematic so how do you go about fitting one in to an awkward space? Or is it simply better to go with a really big TV nowadays? Join the discussion  

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