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Steve May  |  Dec 04, 2018  |  0 comments
Optoma's UHD51 projector not only delivers thrillingly crisp 4K visuals at a tempting price, it's part of a new generation to also offer 3D compatibility – and it turns out to be a grand reminder of just how much fun bigscreen 3D can be.
John Archer  |  Nov 30, 2018  |  0 comments
The wave of affordable 4K projectors just keeps on coming – I now find myself lapping up an impressively talented 4K (and HDR) projector from BenQ that costs just £1,200. And 3D fans will be ecstatic to learn that, unusually in today’s projector and TV world, the TK800 supports 3D playback, making it a possible upgrade to anyone clinging on to a Full HD 3D model.
Steve May  |  Oct 04, 2018  |  0 comments
The EH-LS100 is a pro-AV ultra-short-throw (UST) projector demobbed for consumer use.Similarities with Epson’s straight-laced EB corporate UST projection range, from design through to specification, are obvious. But I’m not complaining. The EH-LS100 is unfeasibly bright and gloriously over-engineered.
Steve May  |  Sep 28, 2018  |  0 comments
'Progress always comes late'. Projectionist Alfredo said that of non-combustible film in Cinema Paradiso, but he might well have been talking about 4K home cinema projection. The technology has reluctantly, and expensively, trailed UHD flatscreens. But thanks to a new generation of DLP models, it has finally put on a welcome spurt.
Steve May  |  Jul 07, 2018  |  0 comments
Black level performance, colour vibrancy and raw resolution are widely recognised as the holy trinity of home cinema projection, and with the 4K HDR-capable UHZ65, Optoma comes close to giving movie fans a suitably religious experience.
John Archer  |  Apr 20, 2018  |  0 comments
I wouldn’t normally describe a £15,000 home entertainment product as a bargain. But in the case of the Sony VPL-VW760ES projector, I'm more than happy to make an exception.
John Archer  |  Apr 02, 2018  |  0 comments
Middle of the range between Sony's entry-level offering and its high-end laser-guided flagship, is this the 4K HDR projector to set your sights on?
John Archer  |  Mar 26, 2018  |  0 comments

It used to be fairly easy to predict what each new generation of JVC projector would give you. A bit more brightness, even more contrast, and maybe a new calibration tool or two. It’s starting to look, though, as if JVC has gone as far as it can in contrast and brightness terms with its proprietary D-ILA projection tech. The new DLA-X5900 reviewed here claims the same 1,800 Lumens brightness and 400,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio figures delivered by its predecessor, the X5500. 

John Archer  |  Mar 21, 2018  |  0 comments
The appeal of the BenQ W1050 projector is brutally simple. It delivers video-tuned pictures at kingly screen sizes for just £500. The question is: should true home cinema fans be excited about such a budget model, or is it really aimed just at the casual crowd?
Steve May  |  Aug 13, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s been a long time coming, but finally the DLP camp is rolling out UHD projectors for the home. Until now, if you wanted 2160p resolution on the biggest of screens, your choice was either to buy one of Sony’s native SXRD offerings or opt for a pixel-shifting pretender from JVC or Epson. The arrival of DLP 4K seeks to blow that cosy duopoly out of the water.

John Archer  |  May 18, 2017  |  0 comments

While other brands have finally got their act together, for a long time Sony was the only game in town if you wanted a genuine 4K home cinema projector. The VW550ES is its latest 4K model, and its £9,000 price tag immediately reminds us that native 4K projection doesn’t yet come cheap. In fact, the projector hits the market with a ticket higher than its well-received VW520ES predecessor.

John Archer  |  Apr 22, 2017  |  0 comments
Somehow, Epson’s new EH-TW7300 only costs £2,200. That's despite it being one of only a handful of projectors capable of playing both 4K and high dynamic range sources. Surely such a ground-breaking deal has to be too good to be true?
Steve May  |  Nov 01, 2016  |  0 comments
Philips' original Screeneo, which debuted back in 2014, was perhaps the first home entertainment projector to liberate the ultra short-throw ethos from the boardroom/classroom and re-imagine it for regular living spaces. Now with this second iteration, Philips has refined the concept further. 
Steve May  |  Sep 28, 2016  |  0 comments

It's perhaps surprising that the concept of ultra short throw projectors for the home hasn't taken off more readily. Unlike traditional home cinema beamers, which cast images across 3m to 5m, UST models like this £1,000 Optoma GT5000 throw up a 100in image from just 30cm. 

John Archer  |  Aug 24, 2016  |  0 comments

Sony's VPL-HW45ES projector arrives on the back of plenty of anticipation. Its predecessor, the VPL-HW40ES, was a leading light in the sub-£2,000 price bracket, and since that model was launched Sony’s projector division has gone from strength to strength with its native 4K/high dynamic range-capable VW320ES and VW520ES home cinema beasts.

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