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



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

With Contrast Ratio we're sad to say you really have to look at the basis of claims being made. 
Some are outright misleading, they are got by cherry picking pieces from this and that test or comparing "apples to oranges" to make it seem like you're getting something that you're not. At the least you won't be able to reproduce some of the claims in real life situations. 
We ask how is this situation different from what VW are said to have done with some of the emission tests? 
We believe that test measurements claimed that can only be duplicated under special conditions, not the conditions you come across in day to day use are misleading if not dishonest.

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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


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

 


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. 
Epson projector range now has 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.

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.



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