Runco's basket has golden eggs

If your like me and have too much money to spend and so find yourself wanting a new 3D projector. Let’s say your not a fan of Sony and JVC’s active glasses are too much hassle and require the Top Gun of pictures so what do you do?
Why not buy yourself a
More specifically a
Runco 3Dimension D-73d 3D projector.

This dual stack passive D-73d 3D projector provides you with all of your eggs in one basket with more besides!

For start, it's a
Runco, then we have the fact its based around the latest LED light technology, its passive 3D that offers 1080p 3D pictures without the need for expensive active 3D glasses. Enjoying 3D correctly will say good bye to eye strain or loss of brightness and say hello to a rich experience full of depth and enhanced viewing pleasure.

The multi award winning Runco D-73d has got everyone talking and rightly so. It is an amazing projector that will complement any dedicated home cinema room or family room where it can be enjoyed time and time again. At this point I better come clean, I currently don’t actually own one, though I have had the pleasure of using one on many occasions, now if that lottery ticket pays out tonight this will be the first item on my charge card.

Viviteks new approach

Once again we find ourselves looking at another projector which is setting the standard within a given price point. Hello Vivitek.

Vivitek H5085 is striving to improve on generations before by offering a dramatically increased contrast ratio up to 35,000 from 25,000 and a brighter image of 1800 lumens. Add this to the choice of three interchangeable lenses to enable even the most difficult of throw ratios to be accommodated, and we have a winning package.

There is no need for any movie, sporting event or games console to feel let down by this projector, it is guaranteed to offer a real film like image with vivid colours the brightest of whites and blacks like a worm hole!

We would like to point out at this point that we except no blame if it causes a “keeping up with jones’s” phenomenon within your social group.

Sim2 as good as ever

Wouldn’t it be great to use a projector like you use a TV. One of the minor annoying aspects for people who wish to use a projector in the on/off fashion like a TV is the warm up and cool down cycle. Well, say hello to the Grand Cinema Mico range of projectors from the world of Sim2.

It would be understatement saying that the Italians have nailed it with this one, not only have you got the convenience of being able to turn this projector on and off like a TV, but it will also produce a picture that outclasses most TVs. Onboard the
Mico we have the latest from Texas Instruments with the DLP DarkChip 4 chip for the most film like images with outstanding sharpness. Additionally, not being based on a conventional bulb and colour wheel, those who find they suffer rainbow effects from standard DLP projectors will find it completely absent from the Mico.

What more could you want from the Grand Cinema Mico? How about perfect colour, a bright punchy image and great blacks for that immersive movie and television experience. Did I forget to mention you that you don’t need to worry about bulbs, I think I did, why, well being based on the latest LED light engine you don’t have a bulb to change . Producing a perfect image that wont dull or age until the day the projector is retired. SIM2 very conservatively pitches the lamp life at at around 30,000 hours or 5 hours a day for over 16 years, at this point you might actually wish to upgrade to the latest SIM2 projector!

Themescene 3D add on

You’ve got your PS3, you’ve got your Sky HD with 3D movies and sports, but your not getting that 3D experience that you're seeing advertised everywhere, well thank goodness for Themescene.

Say hello to the 3DXL adaptor for of their 3D ready projectors. For less than the cost of new 50” TV you can experience the HD67N and the 3DXL bundle. This high definition cinema projector gives you spectacular images for the perfect big screen experience. A punchy 2000 lumens of brightness combined with a 4000:1 contrast ratio for that huge 720p immersive picture.

Sony joins the fray with new 3D capable Projector

Sony has long been known for their range of capable LCD projectors, but they have now introduced the very nicely spec’d VPL-VW90ES model (the name just rolls off the tongue!).

The new full HD 1080P model boasts a raft of high end specifications including high speed refresh rates, massive dynamic contrast ratios, Iris control and a very impressive 20dB fan noise level. But one sure thing to bring it to most peoples attention will be its active 3D compatibility.

Picture fidget levels for an LCD are very low, and the overall effect is excellent. Installation and setup are a breeze given the
Sony’s excellent picture zoom and shift capabilities. The whole package is in fact something that at its price probably makes it the projector of choice for those of you looking to experience 3D using an LCD system.

JVC takes the plunge with new 3D projector range

JVC looks to be amongst the first to launch a range of 3D compatible projectors.

Using their own patented
DiLa technology, they all boast full 1920 x 1080p resolutions at 50, 60 and 24 Hz. Just to be sure, JVC has included Sequential 3D, side-by-side 3D and top and bottom 3D methods of display. So you shouldn’t get caught out by one manufacturer supply a format you won’t have.

3D is fast becoming accepted as a new format for TV and Projection, and whilst the interaction between some electronics are at their basic stage, the overall package looks very promising. With projectors giving the kind of image that the new
JVC range offers from standard 2D, then quite frankly, we don’t really care.

Installing this unit is as simple as you could possible hope for. Super lens shift and zoom options make it a cinch to get the image where you want it, and the size you want it. After that, prepare yourself for a good hour of calibration and the resulting picture is very sweet indeed.

The unit is also extremely quite in operation, so over your head installation is no problems.

Starting at £3600.00, the range extends up two further models. But even the baby we’ve installed, gives great results.

JBL Synthesis is the ultimate in Cinema Surround System

JBL Synthesis is the ultimate in Cinema Surround System and for those who feel they are in the market for something of this quite awe inspiring quality, we are now able to give you a full and comprehensive demonstration at the custom built room in the CSE facility near York.

Simply click on the picture for a larger version.

The JBL Synthesis system is the de facto complete solution for those who want the very best for their cinema room. Full room EQ, multi amp with separate processor, and a full array of JBL speakers means that simply nothing escapes the uncompromising sound quality.

The speaker system ranges from the marvellous Array system, right up to a full 7.7 JBL Everest set, for those who not only want the Worlds finest Cinema sound reproduction, but also have a room suitable to house these incredible speakers.

A excellent recent review by Adam Rayner can be seen “

HD Component to be chopped.

HD Component to be chopped. - Click to see the article in the Hi-Def section.

Amazing Pop up Nuvu screens - we've got the lot.

The amazing NUVU screens have now finished production, but we liked them so much that we bought the lot!

Fully portable pop up screens by NUVU.


Incredible new DVDO scaler is how cheap??!!! That must be mistake.

Long time experts in video processing, DVDO have produced over the years a raft of excellent class leading products. All of which do in incredible job and have enriched the picture quality of many a high end and medium scale projector.

But now they have really pulled one out of the hat.

The brand new "
Edge" is a scaler par excellence' but with a price tag that beggars belief.

It offers an incredible 6 HDMI inputs, a component, an SVideo, a composite, 3 Coaxial and 1 Optical input.

It fully upscales to a rock solid 1080P with precision Interlacing, Mosquito Noise Reduction as well as a whole host of other processing features to greatly enhance all types of picture, from your humble VHS all the way up to Blu-Ray Hi-Def. And If you think that their pictures can't get any better, then wait until you try the new
Edge and you'll soon get your answer.

So everyone out there with either an LCD, Plasma or projector can get the real picture improvement that would have hitherto cost you thousands, but now for just £600.00

That's right, we did say £600.00

At that price you get the Rabbit and the Hat!

Incredible InFocus IN80 makes it's debut - Full 1080 on a budget

There is simply no other word for it - it's stunning.

OK, so we understand that it's not going to be knocking the IN81, 82 or 83 off of their high perch any time soon, but the simple fact is, that at it's price point it really is unbeatable.

IN80 has full 1080 x 1920 resolution using the TI DarkChip DLP chipset. It has HDMI 1.3 with Deep Colour support and can display up to 1.07 Billion colours. It boasts a very impressive 2500:1 (native) up to 7500:1 (iris enabled) contrast ration with a nice bright 1300 ansi lumens brightness. It also uses Pixelworks DNX 10-bit video processor to provide artifact free images and seamless motion.

Add this
spec up and you get a stunning image up to 4m wide. Enough to fill the vision of even the most ardent gamer or home cinema buff.

But this still leaves the best part..... it's price.

At just £1299.00 the
InFocus IN80 has put full 1080P HD resolution projection images within the reach of all of us.

Come in and see ours set up on demonstration now, and like us, we think you'll be nothing but impressed.

1.85 to 1, 2.35 to 1, whatever the ratio, this screen does it.

Projecta have been making top of the line projection screens for many years, but their Varivision Electrol is really a smart piece of kit.

Normally when you watch a 1.85 to one movie (16:9) it fills your screen, however when you watch a Cinemascope movie in 2.35 to 1 (which is most modern movies) then you have a huge gap between the projected image and the area that masks the screen. This detracts from the overall movie experience considerably.

With the
Projecta Varivision Electrol however, you can adjust the masking black areas so the format is always correct. Because of this masking your perceived contrast is also greatly increased. It come pre-programmed with the usual sizes, but you can also program in any other format you desire which you can then select with the remote control.

The screen material, as you would expect from such a class act, is a high tension high contrast type, bringing you fuller colours and great black levels.

Check out the pictures below to see an example of both 1.85 to 1 and 2.35 to 1 (16:9 and Cinemascope).

It's 16:9.......

now it's Cinemascope!

New Planar 1080P projector with optical lens shift - Double Wow!

Planar have already shown how they can make a truly great projector, but the new PD8150 is outstanding.

It features optical lens shift. Those of you who are in the know about companies like
Vidikron and Runco, will know that they have a real party trick. When you buy a projector that has an chip resolution of 1920 by 1080 (1080P as you no doubt all getting used to), this is only a measurement of the chip resolution when viewing a movie in the format of the chip. So, when you watch a film that is in 16:9 (1.85 to 1) it will fill the entire output chip (be it DLP mirrors or LCD panels). However, when you watch a film that is 2.35 to 1, which is most modern movies, the top and bottom quarter sections are only producing black bars. A real waste of resolution.

Planar PD8150 uses very clever optical lens shift so that it utilises the entire 1080 pixels high to produce the picture, and then the lens puts it back into the correct 2.35 to 1 format for viewing.

The results are nothing short of stunning. Add to this very impressive 15000 to 1 contrast ratio and an even more impressive whisper quite 29 db noise level.

This really is a glimpse of true high end projection at what now is seriously getting to be affordable for those who really treasure there Home Cinema experience. £4400.00 is not pocket money, but neither is it a kings ransom.

Infocus 1080p projectors hit the ground running.

Infocus have long since offered the finest value in projectors. They are always seen as the ones to beat. Now the arrival of two new models, the IN81 and IN82 are offering 1080p pictures at a cost that will leave the other manufacturers gasping for breath. Initial orders already well outstrip supplies.

The IN81 uses the Darkchip2
© and offers 3000:1 contrast ratio. Pretty impressive stuff and probably enough combined with it's 1080p handling to make you reach for your cheque book, except.....

That except is the
IN82. At £500.00 more (and we're not being blasé' about £500.00 here) get the fabulous Texas Instruments Darkchip3© with its special mirror coating giving an outstanding 4000:1 native contrast ratio. All this is achieved at a very bright 1500 Ansi-lumens. So no need to live in the dark with this projector.

Lots of other very impressive specs are available for this unit. Check them out

Vidikron high end vision

Vidikron is a name that has been an industry great for many years, to many of you however it may be a new one. Vidikron has always produced items that are at the top of many people wish list, their latest range of projectors climbs even higher. With their most affordable model - the VM70 - starting at around £9000.00 they are not going to be selling in a rush, and their top model - the VM120 - weighs in at a hefty £32,000 making it above the range of many people pockets. However, make no mistake, you get exactly what you pay for. Eye popping clarity, 3 chip DLP, full 1080p Dark Matter3 chip set and full THX certification mark these ahead of the pack. But what really singles Vidikron out is their Cinewide system. When you watch a 2.35:1 movie on a standard chip, a third of the resolution of the panel is wasted producing the black bars at the top and the bottom. The Vidikron system utilises these to produce the picture itself and then uses a clever lens system to re-size the the picture back to its correct format. Have a read of the site to understand it better, but the results are simply stunning. If you feel yourself reaching for your cheque book then give us a call and we can arrange a demonstration for you.

D-ILA technology gets up with the big boys

D-ILA is a technology that has proved itself to be excellent and has always lingered on the peripheral of the home cinema market. Never quite getting it right on all counts. But the new JVC HD-1 is nothing short of breathtaking. It offers a glimpse of real high end projection and even a touch of CRT projection depth. Full 1080p compliant, amazing contrast and a great range of throw ratios within the one adjustment of the lens are just a couple of its super plus points. It's a real treat for cinema fans and we're ready to install it now just for you.

InFocus does it right.

InFocus has long been impressing us with it range of affordable and yet cutting edge picture quality projectors. The new IN78 sets new standards once again. Fitted with the Texas Instruments renown Dark Chip 3, it offers a cinematic experience at a price that won't break the bank. It's also very good looking - I might just ask it out!