Murray Thompson

Murray Thompson
Director
  1. Lamp vs. Laser Projectors – Which is Right for You?

    Laser projectors have really made their mark. They’re increasingly accessible for the majority of budgets and there really is a laser projector for just about every situation. 

    But they do still tend to come with a higher upfront cost than a lamp projector. So, while the market may have firmly turned towards a laser-based future, some people are still understandably asking the question: are laser projectors worth it?

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  2. The Best Projectors for Pubs and Bars in 2022

    The camaraderie of a live game is unbeatable. While some may visit the pub because certain key fixtures are only screened on subscription-only channels, others are simply drawn by the experience of watching sports with their friends at their favourite pub or bar.

     

    The atmosphere of a live fixture at a pub or bar, spent in the company of other avid fans, is hard to describe to the uninitiated, and only really compares to physically standing in the bleachers at a tournament or contest. But if you’re reading this article and have run a pub or bar for any significant amount of time, you know all this already.

     

    We’re here to help you choose the best projector to give your customers a fantastic experience and atmosphere. So read on for a list of the best projectors for pubs and bars in 2022 as well as a quick roundup of the top features you need to consider to make the best choice. 

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  3. The Best Projector Screen Size & Viewing Distances

    So you’re in the market for a new projector? Congratulations, you’re in the right place!

    As part of the installation and consideration for your projector, you’re probably considering the best screen, and the most suitable projector screen size, for your specific needs.

    Despite what some people think, you’ll need more than just any old flat surface to get the best image quality from your projector – especially when you’ve invested so much in the right projector for your home cinema, meeting room or school hall.

    Here’s our helpful projector screen size guide to help get you started.

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  4. The Best Projectors for Pubs and Bars in 2019

    Who doesn’t love the camaraderie of a live game? While some may visit the pub because certain key fixtures are only screened on subscription-only channels, others are simply drawn by the experience of watching sports with their friends at their favourite pub or bar.

    The atmosphere of a live fixture, spent in the company of other avid fans, is hard to describe to the uninitiated, and only really compares to actually physically attending a match, tournament or contest. But if you’re reading this article and have run a pub or bar for any significant amount of time, you know all this already.

    We’re here to help you choose the best projector to give your customers a fantastic experience and atmosphere. So read on for a list of the best projectors for pubs and bars in 2019 as well as a quick roundup of the top features you need to consider to make the best choice.

     

    A big year in sport

    First, just a quick reminder that 2019 is set to be a BIG year in sport… here are some of the top sport events in 2019.

    6 April:Horse racing - The Grand National, Aintree
    11 - 14 April:Golf - The Masters, Augusta
    13 April:Boxing - Anthony Joshua world heavyweight title fight, Wembley Stadium
    4 May:Football - Women's FA Cup final, Wembley Stadium
    18 May:Football - FA Cup final, Wembley Stadium
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  5. The Best Projectors for School Halls

    Great things can happen when technology and education are combined effectively. Ever since the old days of school overhead projectors (OHPs) and their manual focus adjustments, the school hall projector has been an educational pillar for schools and teachers.

    Today, as many different multimedia sources are shared with students, projectors play an increasingly important role at schools across the UK. Offering students a shared platform for viewing large-scale and captivating visuals, they are a great way to improve engagement and information absorption, as well as for communicating messages during school assemblies.

    With so many different models on the market these days, however, it can be hard to choose the right projector for your school hall, classrooms or event spaces.

    To help you out, we’ve outlined the most important factors you will need to think about when buying a school hall projector with some of our top recommendations for 2019.

    Remember we’re talking here about your school hall rather than a classroom, so think big!

    What makes a great school hall projector?

     

    How big is your hall?

    The first major factor to consider is that you will need to match the brightness output of your projector with your screen size, or to look at it differently, the capacity of your projector within the context of the size of your school hall.

    It’s no use having a great screen or projection area that spans an entire assembly hall wall unless your projector has the ability to display quality images to this scale!

    For this, you’ll need to pay a

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  6. How Bright Should My Projector Be?

    Every home theatre or meeting room environment is unique. While projectors can be used in a variety of locations, it’s important to determine the projector light level (lumens) necessary to provide a suitable image in any given situation.

    The amount of light provided by any projector is an important factor in determining the visibility of the image produced, as well as its size and ultimately its price.

    This article aims to describe the important concepts related to projector light output and the effects of ambient or background light from other sources in the room, so that you can better understand how bright your projector needs to be.

     

    It’s all about image

    When it comes to projectors, you need to remember that the “image” you see is what counts. (Terminology wise, for clarity – the screen is merely where the image appears and acts as the surface that reflects the light of the image back to our eyes.)

    The size of a projector screen usually matches the size of the image produced by a projector, but this is not always the case. So when considering various projection configurations, your focus should be on the size of the image the projector can produce from a given throw distance.

    This comes back to brightness as the larger you seek to make the image, the more diffused the light will become, making brightness an important factor as you up the image size.

     

    What are lumens?

    Many are confused about the term “lumens” but the definition is relatively simple and merely indicates the amount of light coming from the lens of a projector.

    Light is measured by this unit called a “lumen”, and each projector provides a certain number of lumens, which are distributed over the image area.

    Since the projector lumens meaning describes the amount of light used to produce the image, this is the term we use to refe

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  7. A Guide To HDBaseT - What It Is and Do You Need It?

    The emerging technology known as HDBaseT seems to be the ultimate solution for consolidating multiple AV signal transmissions over a single cable. Yes, you heard it right, just one cable!

    Essentially, it allows multiple signals to be transmitted over a low-cost CAT 6 cable or above, allowing for uncompressed high-definition video, audio, Ethernet, control signals and up to 100W of power to be transmitted with minimal fuss.

    There’s no other single technology that can do this, so it’s an important milestone in the world of tech, regardless of your chosen application.

    For those with home cinema projectors or meeting room projection technology, the benefits of this new system are very clear. We’re looking at much less clutter when it comes to set up and installation, as well as consistent image and signal quality with zero delay. Here’s what you need to know.

    Is HDBaseT the future?

    The HDBaseT technology, promoted and advanced by the HDBaseT Alliance, has become the standard in multimedia distribution both for home and commercial uses.

    There are hundreds of HDBaseT enabled products on the market right now, including many projectors that make full use of this advanced technology that unifies the HD digital video, audio, Ethernet, power, and control connections of entertainment devices.

    There is also a whole host of HDBaseT transmitters, extenders, receivers and HDBaseT cables to support this new technology.

     

    What about HDMI?

    The HDBaseT cable is able to transmit data over much greater distances than HDMI and can also support the same 4K video formats. Therefore, it offers the same support as HDMI cables while offering additional data, control signals and power transmission.

    Whether it is for home or office projector usage, digital

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  8. All Eyes on the New Epson EH-TW9400

    We’re kicking off 2019 with style at Projectorpoint with the announcement that the brand new Epson EH-TW9400 is now available to buy! It’s fair to say that even as we sit here in the second week of the year, this is set to be one of the best home cinema projectors to hit the market in 2019.

    Epson has made quite a name for itself with its 4K enhancement technology and the EH-TW9400 is the latest iteration of this tech in action. The big sister of the EH-TW7400, the EH-TW9400 is designed for true film fans who want to enjoy every bit of detail.

    It’s an upgrade on the hugely popular EH-TW9300 and set to be just as in-demand as its forerunner. Let’s take a closer look at just what’s on offer with what some people are already suggesting could be the best home cinema projector to hit the market this year.

     

    A quick glance at the stats

    • LCD Display Technology
    • 2,600 ANSI lumens
    • 3,840 x 2,160 (UHD) Resolution
    • 3,500 typical lamp life
    • 1,200,000:1 contrast ratio
    • FREE upgrade to a five-year return to base warranty exclusive from Projectorpoint!
    • Lamp warranty runs for three years or up to 3,000 hours (whichever comes first)

     

    Functionally Fantastic

    Complicated technology shouldn’t get in the way of your viewing pleasure! That’s just one of the reasons why we love the EH-TW9400. Not only have Epson crammed in a few more goodies for film fanatics, but the company have kept things streamlined and simple making sure the full functionality of this home cinema beast surprisingly accessible.

    The motorised optics include

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