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 Home Cinema Central   Reviews & Prices Projectors, AV Sound Systems - [Buyers Guide]  November, 2017
   

Epson, Sony, BenQ Projectors for 4K TV Review CR Update



4K or "fake" 4K?


"..I was just about to pay for the home cinema bundle when my son asked what does the word enhanced under the 4K logo mean? The salesman then explained that it was not actual 4K.. Lucky via my son I found out before I paid for what I thought was a real 4K projector!"
Not really a fair comparison?True vs Fake 4K


Out of date - Apples & Oranges

synonyms: superseded, obsolete, no longer current..
"a business projector is not a home cinema projector, so why does Epson keep making comparisons?"

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AV PROJECTOR OF THE YEAR

BenQ Projector Editors Choice Winner


TRUE 4k (Not "enhanced") BenQ with the W11000

BenW W11000 true 4k Price and Review

Stock is limited, contact us for installer trade pricing.


Available NOW!

The World's First DLP 4K UHD LED Home Cinema Projector

 BenQ X12000 DCI-P3 LED Home Theatre Projector


 

 
If your budget is somewhat lower but you still want a first rate calibrated home cinema projector consider the BenQ W3000 

 


HCC And the winners are..

AV PROJECTOR OF THE YEAR

The annual Sound+Image Awards dinner has been an essential event in the calendar of the audio-visual industry for more than 25 years. Held every year since 1989, the prestigious Sound+Image Awards recognise excellence in the design, manufacture and installation of audio, home entertainment and incar equipment. This year's winners, the 2017 Sound+Image Awards, were announced on October 19th at a gala Presentation Dinner held at the Hotel Intercontinental The Rialto in Melbourne. 

 

  • AV PROJECTOR OF THE YEAR UNDER $2000   


    BenQ W1090 RRP $1099

  • BenQ's NEW gaming projector W1210ST
  •  AV PROJECTOR OF THE YEAR OVER $2000  


    Epson EH-TW9300W RRP $4799 - WoW Epson have done it again!



HCC Projectors offer the best value

Whereas Flat Screen TVs can be big mirrors..

 

Reflections in flat screen TVs

 

A friend of our asked "What  do you think of the picture" and we didn't have the heart to tell him 


that his new 60 inch 4K TV was hopeless compared to a projector, at least in the way he was using it. 

  • It was an LG but all brands would have the same problem.

The first thing we noticed was the massive reflections of the windows in the room. The movie playing from Netflix (StarWars) was so pixelated it seemed the 4k was making it worse.

Projectors don't reflect.

The screens or wall that is, also projectors generally seem to handle low res content better. Projectors offer an IMPRESSIVE sized image for the same money or less money that you'd spend on a 60 inch mirror!

 


HCC Home Cinema / Theatre - Gaming Projectors what's best?

We're often asked "what is the best projector" the answer depends on your situation. 

If you've got a well lit or bright room, say a business or board room or lounge room (that's not light controlled) you'll need a brighter projector (more ANSI lumens) than one designed for the lounge or home theatre. Sound systems are the same, there is not one that's right for every situation. If you're after a very good system to go with a top line projector in a home theatre please contact us for a bundle price including delivery.

The Projection Screen can make a big difference too. 

The size and aspect ratio of the screen relates back to the projectors specifications, location and the lighting. 
If you want performance & value you can't go past the higher end "best' Epson EH TW9300 however 


that's only one projector in the Epson projector range and now you have alternatives with the likes of BenQ with their W8000 and W11000 which is true 4k.



Epson offer a lot of value in their lower cost, bright gaming (not too shabby Home Theatre either) EH-TW 5300 Projector


 
HCC 3 Whole Years from Ben..

BenQ are offering (Via dealer upgrade) 3 year warranty upgrade for their new W1090, W8000, W1110 &  W2000 projectors


an upgrade from 24 to 36 months with an RRP of $199.


BenQ premium dealers may offer this warranty uplift free if you ask them for it. 

Later this year BenQ will be launching a new multi purpose projector aimed at the home lounge room sports and gaming market. The new BenQ W1090 projector, it will boast 1080P + Sound with a handy short throw of 2.5m for 100 inch screen. Then there is the BenQ W8000, the Epson TW8300 and TW9300 true black level / CR killer..
 
3 Year Warranty takes BenQ to a new level it's only possible because of the much improved projector build quality.
 



Home Theatre Prices  Did you know?

Epson make the 3-LCD light engines that many other brands use, we figure they'd know how to get the best from it. 
Did you know that for example Panasonic (now RIP for home cinema) used Epson 3-LCD in their Home Cinema projectors. 

BenQ DLP projectors are fighting back with their new range of projectors for Q2 2016 (W1110 & W2000


 


 

Epson and BenQ are over the top with their counter claims and example images showing (simulated) how the other brand's projection method is not as good as theirs. With your choice a lot depends on the viewers perception, the viewing  application and the actual Projector model. Don't be fooled by the impressive numbers on the box, especially with Epson who've gone a bit overboard with their marketing.

 See also W1110 Special Offer
 2 x DGD5-3D Glasses Free (RRP $256) on 3 models.

HCC having tested several later model BenQ projectors believe that for most people the dreaded DLP "Rainbows" are no longer a problem, this is thanks to faster colour wheel speed and the image processing. HCC offers an option to swap DLP for LCD if you're one of the few that for whatever reason aren't completely happy. See each products page for offer details, where available.



This helps dissipate heat.



Found a lower genuine price or can't find the model / bundle you need?
 

Projector Offers

Simulated 4K (Enhanced)

Please call us if you find a better in-stock price!
If you need a projection screen, mount, cables etc. let us bundle them in at an unprintable price.


Brand: 
Epson
Stock: 
1
SKU:
V11H713053
RRP: 
$5,398.00
Price: 
$3,998.00

Inc. GST

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Accessories

Longhorn HDMI Cable Ver 1.4 1080p

10M Length

Lifetime Warranty - Perfect for 3D tested with top Australian Projectors
Longhorn HDMI Cable Ver 1.4 1080p 10m - Suitable for all 3D projectors
Actual length is 10 m. 
Perfect for connecting any device with a HDMI connection! 
Supports HDMI 1.4 Specification. 
  • Supports 3D. 
  • High speed with Ethernet
    x.v.Colour signals 

  • 10M Length 
  • Compatible with: Any device that contains a full sized HDMI port (HD TV, PLAYSTATION3, HDV Handycam, AV DAV System etc.). 


Longhorn 5M 3D READY HDMI Cable VER 1.4 1080P

Longhorn 10M 3D READY HDMI Cable VER 1.4 1080P
Brand: 
Longhorn
Length: 
10M
3D Capable: 
Yes out of box
Stock: 
16
RRP: 
$149.00
Price: 
$89.00

Universal Projector Mount

SILVER - Perfect for almost every home theatre & data projector under 20kg.

This mount is a SILVER universal projector mount. Photo for illustration only, product may differ.

Universal Projector Ceiling Mount

Stock: 
17
Universal Projector Ceiling Mount
Brand: 
Longhorn
Color: 
Silver
RRP: 
$129.00
Price: 
$78.00

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