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


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EPSON EH-TW5300 Home Cinema Projector - SAVE $$$ - 

Epson TW5300 5600

Special Offer for this (in our warehouse) stock only.

This EH-TW5300 Projector from Epson Australia. Comes with a 2 year EPSON AU Warranty. Beware sellers offering a 240V adaptor as they are selling imports with no real warranty. "EH" (Home) models are designed for Home Cinema/Gaming use.

EH-TW5300 is far higher up in performance than you'd expect for the money.  It has the same HD 1080P resolution as top models, it can even project 3D. In lamp low mode (all you need most times) the lamp can last up to 7,500 hours around twice as long as most.


HCC Coming soon! 

The final nail in Con-Trast ratio claims?

"Choice" have stated to HCC "Unless you test contrast ratio with ANSI the results are not sufficiently repeatable or defensible to be useful.." 

We tend to agree so we'll start independent lab testing on the projectors that make the biggest claims about contrast ratio.

HCC


In stock now! TRUE 4k from 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)
    ..from the Sound Image Award they just one it's going to be exciting times. Epson are not happy!

    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.


    3-lcd projectors  The largest selling home cinema projectors brands all use 3-LCD technology

    3-LCD colours are up to three times brighter than 1-chip DLP projectors. The Epson EH-TW6600W and EH-TW8200 using 3-LCD are selling well and hard to pass for their respective prices.  That said, not all people want to go all out on Epson's EH TW8300 Epson claim 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio for their new 4k simulation projectors, (8300 / 9300) you'll find that's not the case in useful viewing modes.

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

    Projector Offers

    EB-U32 High Definition +

    Check out Bundles here

    Featuring resolution up to WUXGA (1920 x 1200), Epson’s entry level projectors deliver high quality images and crisp, sharp text without any distortion. And, it makes it easy to display more content. You can also display HDTV content at its native resolution with quality that surpasses even that of 1080p devices.


    Brand: 
    Epson
    Stock: 
    12
    SKU:
    EPSON-EB-U32
    RRP: 
    $999.00
    Price: 
    $868.00

    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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