Home Cinema Central - Australia
Projector reviews, prices and trends.
Reviews & Prices on AV products from Australia's premier suppliers.
Epson Projectors Australia #1 Seller for Home Cinema Projectors so far during Q1 of 2015. The Epson EH-TW5200 is still selling very well to people who may not want to go all out on Epson's TW8200 Home Theatre and Gaming powerhouse.
The Epson EH TW6600W is starting to get traction before the coming $A price rises. This high ANSI brightness and Wireless projector fits well within the range.
Panasonic were still kicking goals with their much sort after "5 Star" PT-AE8000
The AE8000 continues to sell well to the buyers who need features only it offers. Panasonic delivers extremely low latency.
Most other projectors have say 100ms between the user’s input and the projected output. Panasonic's AE8000 offers approximately 30ms or 1/3 that of the other models in this price range.
The Panasonic PT AE8000 can be purchased with or without 3D Glasses. Beware many web offerings are Gray Market and offer no real PANASONIC Australian warranty. HCC does not link to Gray Market suppliers who when you read their conditions you'd never buy from if you thought one day you may need support.
Epson offer a lot for the money in their new TW5200 Projector this is a wow factor full 1080 HD 3LCD projector designed for the Gaming / entry level home cinema market.
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Epson TW5200 projector bundle for around $1k AUD with 92" Panasonic (of all brands) projection screen.
Till now BenQ have had the lion's share of the market but now 3LCD is in the same price range as their single chip DLP projectors (with the associated trade-offs) so we think the TW5200 will be a great seller for Epson without the "DLP sensitive" headaches.
The largest selling home cinema projectors brands all use 3LCD
When it comes to projector technology, image quality 3LCD is the hallmark of excellence. When powerful images are a must, so is a 3LCD projector. Projectors that use 3LCD technology are easy on the eyes because they reproduce beautiful images in bright, natural colours with smooth motion and no colour break-up.
3LCD is the technology that powers the majority of all education & business...
Because 3LCD projectors continuously project Red, Green and Blue colours, images are bright and colourful. Our internal testing established that Epson 3LCD projectors consistently yielded brighter Red, Green and Blue colours than 1-Chip DLP™* projectors with similar lumens ratings. Every colour is faithfully reproduced by 3LCD projectors with dynamic brightness, vibrant and accurate colours that breathe life into any presentation, whether for high profile business seminars, movies or the latest gaming console. 3LCD projectors take image quality to its natural best.
The Luminance of Colours
Maximum brightness ( i.e. lumen level indicated on brochures ) is measured by projecting a 100% full white pattern image to a screen. However, in a true presentation scenario, images with colour are projected, meaning that the true lumens of each colour is extremely vital in such situations.
3LCD projectors can project a very wide range of colours. Smooth movement in the microscopic liquid crystals in LCD panels allows for natural colour changes, especially in darker parts of images. Conversely, due to limited gradation of darker shades, many 1-Chip DLP™* projectors cannot faithfully reproduce subtle colour changes, resulting in a visual distraction called "Dither Noise". This is not an issue with 3LCD projectors.
Gentle on the Eyes
3LCD projectors reproduce images that are easy on the eyes. These images will not have colour break-up (or "rainbow effect"), which may be seen with 1-Chip DLP™* projectors. The "rainbow effect" is a result of colour sequential technology which can be distracting to viewers. In short, with 3LCD projectors, you will be sure of thoroughly amazing, enjoyable images.
3LCD projectors use three separate liquid crystal panels - Red, Green and Blue - to form a continuous image containing all colours. This means that even rapid motion video will appear smooth. With 1-Chip DLP™* projectors, viewers may see multiple lines or blurry images in rapid motion video.
3LCD projectors use no moving parts in the light control system, which makes it highly reliable over many years of operation.
Epson are introducing the Pro Cinema LS10000, a "4k Laser" (light source) projector this year however it's not a true 4k projector rather it uses pixel shifting to simulate 4k.
The new HD projector (possibly similar to JVC's e-shift) may shift sub-frames by 0.5 pixel both vertically and horizontally to achieve 4 times the pixel density of the original content.
Given that the new Epson claim 1500 lumens of brightness and it could sell for say AUD $10k it's market is the serious home theatre user in a light controlled theatre room. Any light in the room would render most of the massive specifications useless.
Projector, TV, Display resolutions in pixels.
In general sitting at the correct distance back from the screen it's fairly hard to tell one resolution from the other unless the source material is perfect for that resolution.
Projecting a 1080 HD image you may be able to see the individual dots from say 1m whereas on 4k you may have to get as close as 100mm but why would you?
Contact HCC we'll have the right person to talk to you.