Home Cinema Central - HCC Australia
Reviews & Prices on AV products from Australia's premier suppliers.
- Epson Australia rules Home Cinema Projectors in Australia
- Panasonic are still kicking goals with their "5 Star" PT-AE8000
Q2 2014 Epson won again, they were well in front in sales numbers.
Epson are selling a lot of TW5200 Projectors their fairly new full 1080 HD 3LCD projector
for the Gaming / entry level home cinema market.
HOT is offering a Epson TW5200 projector bundle for around $1k AUD with 92" Panasonic (of all brands) projection screen.
Up 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.
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.