Home Entertainment - Projectors &amp; Screens http://www.hemagazine.com/taxonomy/term/9/0 en Optoma Unveils Industry’s First iPod Sound Dock With Built-In Projector http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22638 <p><strong>Neo-i Gives Plug ‘n' Play Audio Video Compatibility to Portable Media Players &amp; Other Source Component</strong>s</p> <div style="text-align: justify">Optoma, the world's best-selling brand of DLP projectors and leader in Pico projection technology, has introduced the Neo-i, the first all-in-one iPod® sound dock with built-in Pico projector, giving digital media device users plug ‘n' play compatibility in one transportable, tabletop device. Complete with built-in a 16-watt stereo speaker system and additional inputs to accommodate just about any source component, the Neo-i provides users with a simple, unique audio/video solution.</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <p style="text-align: justify">&quot;The Neo-i offers a unique solution to a marketplace that is increasingly dependent on portable devices for both audio and video content,&quot; said Jon Grodem, Optoma's senior director of sales &amp; marketing. &quot;This gives them a simple, all-in-one solution for sharing that content.&quot; </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22638">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22638#comments Hot Products News Projectors &amp; Screens Thu, 10 Mar 2011 18:08:21 -0800 MarkE 22638 at http://www.hemagazine.com Four New Projectors from avielo http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22626 <div style="text-align: justify">Aimed at the high-end custom installation market for use in luxury lifestyle applications, the newest avielo series of high performance projectors are designed and hand-built in Fredrikstad, Norway by projectiondesign®. These avielo projectors feature the same advanced imaging technology that is used to make block-buster movies.</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify"><strong>avielo optix SuperWide 235</strong></div> <div style="text-align: justify">According to the manufacturer, the SuperWide 235 is the world's first native 2.35:1 home-theater projector, providing video signal exactly as the director intended. The heart of the engine is Texas Instruments' newest high pixel-density DLP chip, which delivers true 2538 x 1080 resolution. No more black bars, no more need for anamorphic, secondary lenses softening image clarity. Movies can be viewed in native wide format, just as the director intended. Does 2538 x 1080 resolution without the addition of ancillary optics impress you? The projector uses increased native resolution to expand the width of the image without impacting the height.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify"><strong>avielo optix 3D<sup class="glossary-indicator" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..."><a href="/taxonomy/term/68" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..." class="glossary-indicator">i</a></sup></strong></div> <div style="text-align: justify">Based on the award-winning avielo optix Full HD projector, the avielo optix 3D adds a proprietary image processing engine to create 3D from stereoscopic sources including the latest Blu-ray Disc players and sources with single HDMI 1.4 outputs.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22626">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22626#comments Hot Products News Projectors &amp; Screens Tue, 08 Mar 2011 20:19:59 -0800 MarkE 22626 at http://www.hemagazine.com Is It Real? Is It Unreal? http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22606 <div style="text-align: justify">Stewart Filmscreen Corporation® is announcing its participation in the RealTime UnReal installation commissioned by the Museum of the Moving Image. The exhibit, RealTime UnReal, designed by Thomas Soetens and Kora Van den Bulcke of Workspace Unlimited, utilizes Stewart Filmscreen's Silver 5D material to demonstrate the pinnacle of modern 3D<sup class="glossary-indicator" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..."><a href="/taxonomy/term/68" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..." class="glossary-indicator">i</a></sup> capabilities.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify">The installation addresses the fusion of physical and digital space, employing 2 stereoscopic projections on a double-sided projection screen and game engine software customized by the artists, capturing visitors in the physical space and displaying them in an imaginary world. The virtual world seems to occupy physical space like a sculpture in the museum, an alternate reality floating in midair. Walking around the virtual world alters its viewpoint, reveals impossible perspectives and simultaneous occurrences, and disrupts its architecture. Realtime Unreal challenges visitors to bridge the gap between what their eyes perceive and what their minds believe is unreal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22606">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22606#comments News Projectors &amp; Screens Wed, 02 Mar 2011 14:24:40 -0800 MarkE 22606 at http://www.hemagazine.com Media Décor Introduces Allure Moving Art Series with iColor Frames http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22600 <div style="text-align: justify"><strong>Media Décor, the manufacturer of elegant solutions to discreetly conceal flat screen TVs, has just debuted its new Allure Series with iColor frames</strong>.</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">As flat screen TVs grow larger and thinner, many consumers are choosing to mount them up and out of the way on a wall like a piece of fine art. However, the black, glass and metal rectangle still leaves a lot to be desired in terms of décor and aesthetics. Enter Media Décor's new Allure Moving Art Series-a simple solution to attractively conceal that flat panel on the wall. </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">The Allure's clean, contemporary lines are complemented by a wide variety of high-gloss colors from Apple Green to Zebra Black (or White) and any color in-between. The right color can be selected with a free downloadable app from iTunes for the iPhone, Blackberry or Android Smartphones. Alternatively, clients have the option to send Media Décor a color chip, fabric swatch or color code number and they will match it. </div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22600">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22600#comments Hot Products News Projectors &amp; Screens Tue, 01 Mar 2011 16:55:13 -0800 MarkE 22600 at http://www.hemagazine.com Runco 3D Named the Official Projector for the International 3D Society’s Creative Arts Award Show http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22589 <div style="text-align: justify">Planar's Runco D-73d 3Dimension Series projector, was put to work as the official projector for the International 3D Society's Annual 3D Creative Arts Awards Show, recently held at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA.  The Society's Lumiere Awards honored the year's best 3D movies, television shows, videogames, and advertising as voted on by the Society's membership. The event was captured with 3D cameras and produced as a two-hour special, airing on the 3net<sup>TM</sup> network, which is a joint venture between Sony Corporation, Discovery Communications, and IMAX Corporation. As an award sponsor, Planar joins other 3D innovators, such as DreamWorks Animation (DWA), PIXAR, Sony Corporation of America, The Walt Disney Studios, Discovery Communications, and AutoDesk, in recognizing the achievements of the individuals innovating 3D in storytelling and media.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22589">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22589#comments News Projectors &amp; Screens Thu, 24 Feb 2011 07:58:21 -0800 MarkE 22589 at http://www.hemagazine.com dnp's Zenith Rear Projection System for Today's Projectors http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22544 <div style="text-align: justify">dnp, the Danish supplier of optical front and rear projection screens for high-quality display 
solutions, has unveiled the latest in rear projection, the dnp Zenith Screen line, at the recently held Integrated Systems Europe Tradeshow (ISE) Amsterdam. dnp's new Zenith Screen has been designed to meet the challenges of today's brighter, more powerful projectors such as preventing hotspots while at the same time, improving contrast, brightness, 
uniformity and balancing viewing angles. Key to this is the screen's improved contrast and uniformity, achieved with a gain of 2.2, along with more tint and an anti-glare surface that minimizes reflected ambient light. In particular, the improved uniformity eliminates the distracting hotspots often observed with today's high-lumens projectors.

 </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">The dnp Zenith Screen line is designed for the 100&quot;-plus market; especially
for TV studios, conference rooms, home entertainment and multiple screen installations, i.e. simulation or control rooms, where high-quality images are essential even in unfavorable lighting conditions.

dnp corporate headquarters is located in Karlslunde, Denmark. MCF Marketing represents dnp in the US, maintaining sales, showroom and service facilities in Irvine, California. dnp also operates a distribution center in San Diego, California.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify"></div> <div style="text-align: justify">To learn more about dnp screens, <a href="http://www.dnp-screens.com/" target="_blank">click here</a></div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22544">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22544#comments Hot Products News Projectors &amp; Screens Sun, 13 Feb 2011 09:54:28 -0800 MarkE 22544 at http://www.hemagazine.com Optoma’s New PT100 Projector Aims at Big Image, Low Cost http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22524 <div style="text-align: justify">Within the typical price range of $15,000 - $85,000, it's no wonder that video projectors have been reserved for large home theaters or conference rooms. If you've been reading Home Entertainment recently, however, you will have caught on to a new category: low cost, small format video projectors. Why is this? LED technology has progressed to provide sufficient brightness without the huge expense. Manufacturers have identified new applications which mobile, small format projectors can address.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22524">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22524#comments News Projectors &amp; Screens Video Talk Mon, 07 Feb 2011 17:17:40 -0800 MarkE 22524 at http://www.hemagazine.com Seymour AV and Screen Excellence Join Forces to Market High-end Acoustically Transparent Screens in North America http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22502 <div style="text-align: justify">US-based Seymour AV and UK-based Screen Excellence -- both active in providing acoustically transparent woven fabric projection screens -- have founded a joint venture that combines the best of each company's technology platforms, namely Seymour AV's patent-pending electric retractable screens and Screen Excellence's fixed-frame, in-ceiling and masking screens. Called Seymour-Screen Excellence (SSE), the brand will serve high-end custom installers and specialty AV retailers in the US and Canada.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify">&quot;SSE will offer the most comprehensive range of woven acoustically transparent (AT) projection fabrics,&quot; says Managing Director Chris Seymour. &quot;Pioneering surfaces like our Enlightor 4K (resolution beyond 4K and ISF certified), Center Stage XD (1.2 gain), and Enlightor Pro, Enlightor SB, meet the challenge of the most demanding videophile applications while keeping the very best acoustic transparency at any price level.&quot; SSE plans to manufacture all products in Iowa by 2011. 
</div> <div style="text-align: justify">Availability late Q3 2011</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify">To learn more,<a href="http://www.seymourav.com/" target="_blank"> click here</a>    <a href="http://www.screenexcellence.com/" target="_blank"> and here</a>   </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22502">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22502#comments News Projectors &amp; Screens Tue, 01 Feb 2011 15:44:16 -0800 MarkE 22502 at http://www.hemagazine.com New Sanyo Ultra-Portable Projector: High Brightness, Low Power Consumption http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22496 <div style="text-align: justify">Sanyo North America has just announced the introduction of an ultra compact and portable XGA projector with high brightness and very low power consumption. The PLC-XU4000 delivers 4000 lumens in a transportable, seven-pound chassis. The 1024x768 resolution XGA projector touts a contrast ratio of 2000:1, with power consumption reduced up to 69% in comparison to conventional models. The lamp control range has been greatly expanded, from about 30% to 70%. The new system operates by analyzing the video signal and automatically adjusting lamp brightness according to image requirements. The PLC-XU4000c offers a lamp life of over 5,000 hours and is designed for portability and multi-room application.
 
Sanyo's new color shift correction technology compensates for any deviations color accuracy at all brightness levels, which can occur when the lamp control reduces light output in response to image changes. </div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22496">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22496#comments Hot Products News Projectors &amp; Screens Tue, 01 Feb 2011 08:16:20 -0800 MarkE 22496 at http://www.hemagazine.com   Runco Offers High-Bright Projector for Virtually Any Application http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22451 <div style="text-align: justify">Luxury video display and projector manufacturer Runco® has announced an addition to the company's LightStyle<sup>TM</sup> Series projectors, the LightStyle LS-HB. This high-bright projector is designed for applications outside of the dedicated home theater, where environmental factors such as lighting are not easily controlled, offering customers an affordable big screen video experience in virtually any room of the house.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22451">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22451#comments Hot Products News Projectors &amp; Screens Tue, 25 Jan 2011 10:32:41 -0800 MarkE 22451 at http://www.hemagazine.com Sim2 Garners 2D-3D Projection System Honors at CES http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22411 <div style="text-align: justify">Known for its high performance projection systems, Italian manufacturer Sim2 has been designated as an Honoree in the Video Displays category at the recently held Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The entrants were judged by a panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the specialist media. The panel honors outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">The Grand Cinema<sup>TM</sup> C3X LUMIS 3D<sup class="glossary-indicator" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..."><a href="/taxonomy/term/68" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..." class="glossary-indicator">i</a></sup> dual-projection system is designed to recreate 3D images in the home, with the same depth and intensity as those experienced in the cinema. This is accomplished by the application of two C3X LUMIS three-chip Full HD DLP projectors, delivering up to 6,000 lumens to a standard screen. Each projector is outfitted with an internal motorized 3D filter - the system is configurable via a single button push for 2D or 3D images at Full HD resolution (1080p). </p> <p style="text-align: justify">Grand Cinema<sup>TM</sup> C3X LUMIS - winner of a 2010 Innovations Award - is used as the basis of the C3X LUMIS 3D system, and is one of the products chosen by Francis Ford Coppola for his home and studios. Coppola - a five-time Academy Award-winning film director, has endorsed SIM2 projectors since early 2010.</p> <div style="text-align: justify">To learn more about <a href="http://www.sim2usa.com/home/us/Grand-Cinema-C3X-Lumis-Series-US" target="_blank">Sim2 C3X Lumis, click here</a></div> <p style="text-align: justify">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify">MSRP C3X Lumis 3D projection system: $79,999</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22411">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22411#comments Hot Products News Projectors &amp; Screens Tue, 18 Jan 2011 09:24:50 -0800 MarkE 22411 at http://www.hemagazine.com Stewart Filmscreen Receives Grand Prix Award http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22400 <div style="text-align: justify">Stewart Filmscreen Corporation® has announced it has received the Grand Prix Award from the Hi-Fi &amp; Home Theater Magazine in Shanghai, China for their StudioTek 130 G3 front projection screen. </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">The newer G3 version offers a smoother screen surface with less granularity, while maintaining optimum reflectivity and gain characteristics, providing superior performance with the latest 1080p projectors. The award recognized StudioTek 130 G3 for its ability to take full advantage of 1080p resolutions with increased color saturation and detail. They found the G3 formulated screen, when compared with other screens, was able to display images with a higher dynamic range for pure white and black. &quot;We are pleased with Hi-Fi &amp; Home Theater Magazine's recognition of our StudioTek 130 G3 screen,&quot; said Grant Stewart, President of Stewart Filmscreen. &quot;With this new G3 optimization we have created what we believe will be the reference standard screen for 1080p (and beyond) projection systems.&quot; </div> <p style="text-align: justify">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify">To learn more about Stewart Filmscreen Corporation <a href="http://stewartfilmscreen.com" target="_blank">click here:</a></p> <p style="text-align: justify"> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22400">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22400#comments Hot Products News Projectors &amp; Screens Fri, 14 Jan 2011 08:37:41 -0800 MarkE 22400 at http://www.hemagazine.com Digital Projection’s New dVision LED Projector Features 100,000 Hours of Lampless Illumination http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22358 <div style="text-align: justify">Emmy® Award winner Digital Projection International (DPI) recently announced their new dVision 30-1080p LED projector. With over 100,000 hours of lampless LED illumination life, DPI points to long-term cost of ownership as a primary benefit.</div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">The 30-1080p LED utilizes Texas Instruments' DarkChip DLP technology for deep black levels and dynamic range. Additionally, instead of using a color wheel, red, green and blue LED diodes produce primary color illumination, rendering color gamut and color saturation similar to that of a 3-chip DLP projector. Removing the internal spinning color wheel has a further benefit, as color wheel artifacts are eliminated and fast-moving images appear remarkably sharp and free of motion smear. These benefits are especially important for content with fast moving imagery, such as sporting events and gaming. 
</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22358">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22358#comments Hot Products News Projectors &amp; Screens Thu, 06 Jan 2011 09:17:15 -0800 MarkE 22358 at http://www.hemagazine.com New Ship Date for Runco Q-1500D http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22281 <p>Late word from Runco: The ship date for their new lampless LED model Q-1500d projector has been pushed back to late January, 2011. <p><a href="/node/22233" target="_blank">Click here to read the story</a>:</p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22281#comments Projectors &amp; Screens Tue, 21 Dec 2010 15:13:25 -0800 MarkE 22281 at http://www.hemagazine.com Sanyo Announces New 15,000 ANSI Projector http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22247 <div style="text-align: justify">Sanyo North America Corporation unveiled a new professional grade projector with a brightness of 15,000 ANSI Lumens. The PLC-HF15000L provides digital cinema performance that exceeds Full HD requirements at slightly over 2K (2048 x 1080 resolution). Designed for mid-to-large venues, the PLC-HF15000L is scheduled for release sometime this month.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">The QuaDrive engine adds a yellow color control device to the existing red, green and blue elements, increasing color purity and accuracy, producing a wider color gamut and enabling higher brightness levels. A new long-life inorganic 2K LCD panel enables the PLC-HF15000L to achieve resolution greater than Full HD in a 17:9 aspect ratio. Housing four high-output 380 W lamps and using unique cooling technology, Sanyo claims the projector achieves a brightness spec of 15,000 lumens, which would be the brightest projector in its class and make it suitable for applications where other projectors may be inadequate.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22247">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22247#comments Hot Products News Projectors &amp; Screens Wed, 15 Dec 2010 16:38:41 -0800 MarkE 22247 at http://www.hemagazine.com Runco’s Brightest LED Home Theater Projector Ship Reschedule http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22233 <div style="text-align: justify">Runco®, a leading brand in luxury display solutions, has updated its ship date for their lampless LED model Q-1500d - estimated release date is late January, 2011.</div> <p style="text-align: justify"> Part of the QuantumColor Series, the Q-1500d is designed for moderate-light environments and large screens up to 200 inches. The lampless InfiniLight LED illumination system is designed to be more stable than that of a traditional mercury lamp, which lose significant brightness in their early hours of operation, and age to half-life, burn out, and require replacement. In contrast, Runco's lampless InfiniLight system has been designed for a more gradual brightness loss, with the perceived brightness-advantage more pronounced after 1,000 - 2,000 hours of ordinary use.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22233">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22233#comments Hot Products News Projectors &amp; Screens Mon, 13 Dec 2010 11:33:23 -0800 MarkE 22233 at http://www.hemagazine.com Media Décor Art and Frame Catalog Now Available in the Apple iBookstore http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22144 <div style="text-align: justify">Media Décor, a pioneer of designer solutions for concealing flat-screen TVs, has launched the Art and Frame catalog app available now on iTunes and the iBookstore. The free app allows Apple® iPhone<sup>TM</sup>, iPod touch®, and iPad<sup>TM</sup> users to view Media Décor's array of over 70 frame styles and more than 2,000 artwork choices including limited editions. </div> <div style="text-align: justify"> </div> <div style="text-align: justify">According to Vanessa Sayen, Sales &amp; Marketing Manager for Media Décor, &quot;The iPad has become an important selling tool for dealers and interior designers and being able to download our catalog and show it to a potential client brings to life the variety of options available.&quot;</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22144">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22144#comments Hot Products Plasma TVs Projectors &amp; Screens Show-Offs Tue, 23 Nov 2010 14:54:58 -0800 MarkE 22144 at http://www.hemagazine.com Now Shipping: Sanyo’s 2K Projector http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22034 <p><strong>May Be the Brightest Vid in Class</strong><br /> <p style="text-align: justify">If $150,000 for a 4K video projector is just a bit out of your price range, you'll be happy to hear that SANYO North America, a major player in LCD and DLP projectors, is now shipping its PLC-HF1000L with 2K resolution. This native widescreen 3LCD projector specs 2048 x 1080 resolution with no image compression. The PLC-HF1000L produces 10,000 ANSI lumens brightness, making it a contender for mid to large size rooms.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">The QuaDrive<sup>TM</sup> engine adds a yellow color control device to the red, green and blue elements of the projector's 3LCD system, thereby improving color accuracy, producing a wider color gamut and enabling higher brightness levels. The PLC-HF1000L's dual high-output lamps are used in combination with three internal mirrors that produce uniform light output, reduce color irregularities and produce exceptional image quality even at the high image brightness of 10,000 lumens. Contrast ratio is rated at 3,000:1. Another clever feature is the Active Maintenance Filter (AMF) system, which aids long-term reliability and reduces maintenance costs by monitoring the intake air volume and automatically advancing the filter to provide a clean surface once reduced airflow through the filter is detected. Nearly a dozen fixed and zoom lens options are available in standard, wide and long configurations, facilitating installation in a wide range of environments.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">For multi-image requirements, the PLC-HF10000L can simultaneously display two images, in either picture-in-picture or picture-by-picture modes. When additional projectors are required, its Color Matching function corrects variations in hue and Edge Blending allows multiple images to be presented on the same screen without sharply defined borders. Input options include HDMI 1.3; DVI-D; D-sub 15 pin RGB; BNC for RGBHV and CV/Y-Pb/Cb-Pr/Cr; and S-Video, with optional boards available for HD/SD-SDI and Dual Link SDI.</p> <p style="text-align: justify">MSRP of $34,995. Now shipping. To find a dealer <a href="http://us.sanyo.com/Commercial-Projectors" target="_blank">click here:</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22034">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22034#comments News Projectors &amp; Screens Tue, 02 Nov 2010 13:24:57 -0700 MarkE 22034 at http://www.hemagazine.com Golf Simulators Share Space With Home Theaters http://www.hemagazine.com/node/21980 <div style="text-align: justify">Now that the cold, blustery season is upon us and with springtime a long way off, golfers around the country will be aching to swing their clubs. The newest generation of Golf Simulators offers a total immersion experience, including HD video and realistic computer graphics of the world's great courses. No matter how bad the weather is outside your home, in the Simulator, it's always sunny and clear at Pebble Beach, Princeville, Pinehurst, St. Andrews, Torrey Pines and dozens of others. And no one will be rushing you to &quot;play through&quot; except your friends or family who want their turn.</div><p>&#160;</p><div style="text-align: justify"><strong>Sharing Home Theater Space</strong></div><div style="text-align: justify">With clever AV design, simulators can share the space now occupied by a dedicated Home Theater in basements and bonus rooms. Both systems require a projector and a screen. There are a few caveats, however. Consider flush-mounting the theater speakers in the ceiling using angled baffle or pivoting tweeter speakers, to keep them out of the way of flying golf balls. Although the Simulator screen is sufficient for certain gaming activities, like Wii, we don't suggest any serious Home Theater aficionado will be satisfied by viewing a screen that's been plunked a thousand times by Callaways or Titleists. So use a separate screen for movies, please. Likewise, a dedicated theater projector will provide the high performance to which we've become accustomed.</div> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/21980">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/21980#comments Gaming Hardware Hot Products Projectors &amp; Screens Whole Home/Custom Install News Wed, 20 Oct 2010 16:07:30 -0700 MarkE 21980 at http://www.hemagazine.com Don’t Try This at Home…Yet: Next-Gen DLP Cinema® 4K Chip Delivers Enhanced Performance http://www.hemagazine.com/node/21953 <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: justify">Texas Instruments has started shipping DLP Cinema® Enhanced 4K chips to its licensees, Barco, Christie Digital and NEC for use in large movie theater venues. Projectors with the DLP Cinema 4K chip are expected to be installed in Q1 2011. All projectors utilizing the new 4K chip will be designed to meet the Digital Cinema System Specifications developed by DCI, LLC for established image quality, energy efficiency and security. Parameters include precise DCI-compliant colors, superior contrast ratios including greater than 2500:1 and light output necessary to illuminate the largest auditoriums. Exhibitors will likely install the DLP Cinema 4K solution to light up theater screens as wide as 100 feet and 3D<sup class="glossary-indicator" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..."><a href="/taxonomy/term/68" title="3D, so much more than 2D. 50% more, really..." class="glossary-indicator">i</a></sup> screens as wide as 75 feet, which has been a challenge for competing technologies.</div> <p style="text-align: justify">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify">What does this mean to you? First, expect the higher performance featured in professional projectors to find its way to flat panel video displays and projectors for the home. It's always worked that way. Next, for you theater snobs, when you shell out $50 per seat for the next blockbuster, ask the personnel what brand and model projector is in the booth...and whether it's using a 4K chip. Hey, sometimes we ask the airlines &quot;What equipment they're flying&quot; (code-speak for what kind of plane you're about to board). Same thing...I'm just sayin'...</p> <p style="text-align: justify">&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/21953">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/21953#comments Projectors &amp; Screens Wed, 13 Oct 2010 10:29:42 -0700 MarkE 21953 at http://www.hemagazine.com Stewart's New Couture Collection Sparkles with Swarovski http://www.hemagazine.com/node/21934 <p align="justify">Stewart Filmscreen Corporation® has announced a new product line, the Couture Collection. Stewart has forged a partnership with Swarovski Elements to create a signature product for the new collection. The first screen features a sculpted, fixed frame design accented with Swarovski's renowned loose cut crystals, designed for the discriminating consumer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/21934">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/21934#comments Projectors &amp; Screens Thu, 07 Oct 2010 15:55:34 -0700 MarkE 21934 at http://www.hemagazine.com helios Studio Edition Projectors by projectiondesign http://www.hemagazine.com/avielo_helios_projectiondesign_3-chip <p>Made in Norway, avielo by projectiondesign has unveiled their new helios studio edition 3-chip DLP projector. </p> <p>It is one of the few home theater projectors that meets or exceeds REC 709 and DCI color standards. Each component on the projector was measured with extreme meticulousness to ensure the highest of standards. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/avielo_helios_projectiondesign_3-chip">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/avielo_helios_projectiondesign_3-chip#comments Projectors &amp; Screens Thu, 09 Sep 2010 12:23:06 -0700 liz123 21871 at http://www.hemagazine.com Runco Q-750i Review http://www.hemagazine.com/Runco_Q-750i_Review <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>Dim bulb? How about no bulb!<br /></strong><br />Specialist video maker Runco QuantumColor Q-750i and Q-750d front projectors got a lot of attention at last year's CEDIA, as they’re the company’s first offerings that include a trio of high-output, light-emitting diodes that provide the light source, in lieu of the traditional high pressure lamp. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Runco_Q-750i_Review">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Runco_Q-750i_Review#comments Product Reviews Projectors &amp; Screens Mon, 19 Apr 2010 02:52:55 -0700 geoffm 21674 at http://www.hemagazine.com Vivitek H9080FD Review http://www.hemagazine.com/Vivitek_H9080FD_Review <p><strong>LED will set you free<br /></strong><br />It's a beefy looking thing, this projector. It's not much larger than other high-end single chippers, but there's something about its boxy, ribbed design that makes it a little more commanding than others. This is a good thing, I think. If you're going to spend 15 large on a projector, it should look the part. </p> <p>Its claim to fame, though, is not its size or aesthetics, but its light source. Three little LEDs—making all the light needed to fill your big screen. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Vivitek_H9080FD_Review">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Vivitek_H9080FD_Review#comments Product Reviews Projectors &amp; Screens Mon, 05 Apr 2010 02:18:11 -0700 geoffm 21651 at http://www.hemagazine.com Stewart Filmscreen Cabaret and StudioTek 100 Review http://www.hemagazine.com/Stewart_Cabaret_StudioTek_100_Review <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>Big Big Screen</strong><br />Stewart Filmscreen's Cabaret and StudioTek 100 combine for a 130-inch big-screen experience.</p> <p>I scoff at your puny big screen. I am amused by your 42-, 50- and 60-inch TVs. These are not big screens. These are just TVs. Go big or go home as people I don't like often say. </p> <p>But go big I have, with a 130-inch diagonal screen. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Stewart_Cabaret_StudioTek_100_Review">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Stewart_Cabaret_StudioTek_100_Review#comments Product Reviews Projectors &amp; Screens Mon, 15 Mar 2010 02:14:30 -0700 geoffm 21617 at http://www.hemagazine.com