Projection Blog

  1. Best Home Cinema Projectors For 2021

    The quality of home cinema projectors just gets better and better, while prices level off as incredible innovation becomes mainstream. So what is the best projector to buy for 2021? With the cinema looking out of bounds, or at least not much fun with a mask on, we’re looking at the best home cinema projectors for 2021 so you can enjoy films and sporting content at home instead.

    Think of all the hours of unmissable TV and film content you could be watching on one of the best home cinema projectors money can buy. Imagine being able to watch your team scoring a goal in 4K resolution, with detail so sharp that you can see every blade of grass on that football pitch. For images like this, you’ll need one of the finest home cinema projectors on the market.

    Fortunately, the projector market hasn’t let COVID-19 stop it from really pulling off some breath-taking innovations with new devices hitting the shelves throughout 2020.

    As the year draws closer to its end, we’re looking back at some of the trends in technology and highlighting our selection of the best home cinema projectors for 2021.

     

    Resolution beyond compare

    Projectors continue to push the boundaries for what is now possible from a home cinema experience, so much so that it’s now possible for you to reach 4K resolution on the big screen in the comfort of your own home. If you’ve been missing the allure of the silver screen over lockdown, help is at hand, with projectors that have Native 4K capabilities.

    That being said, Native 4K resolution comes at a price, but with recent advancements in technology, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes more accessible to all. One thing that has already happened throughout 2020 is that 4K UHD devices are now firmly within a realistic price bracket – the best of which we’ve in

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  2. The Best Meeting Room Laser Projectors for 2021

    Looking for the best meeting room laser projectors for 2021? Take a look at our roundup and find out how a projector could help your office adjust to the upheaval that has come in the wake of the pandemic.

    For so many of us, 2020 has fundamentally changed the way we work. If the business you work for operated in an open-plan office space, there’s a good chance you haven’t been at your desk since lockdown was implemented.

    Understandably, you might be wondering: if we’re all working from home, why should I consider getting a meeting room projector upgrade? When not everyone has had a lot of use from their office spaces, a new projector might not seem like the top of the priority list.

    But this downtime also comes with opportunity. The current situation could be the perfect time to implement an upgrade. The office is empty, meaning there’s no awkward disruption to the working day by if someone comes to make an installation. You have the time you need to have a new system installed that will leave your meeting room ready when colleagues make their long-awaited return to the offices.

    Installing a new projector now means no gremlins in the gears when you finally come back in full force, allowing smooth meetings and presentations from the first day. Plus there is a bargain or two to be had at the moment – so read on for some of the best meeting room laser projectors for 2021!

     

    Why should I consider investing in laser projectors for my meeting room?

    Let’s recap what’s been happening in the laser projector marketplace. Prices have fallen markedly as technology has improved, boosting purchasing power for businesses just like yours.

    The benefits of picking a laser-powered projector over a lamp-based model are clear: longevity is considerably higher, as images are pro

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  3. The Best Projectors for Churches in 2021

    Churches and places of worship aren’t like most conventional buildings, due to the array of unusual shapes and sizes they come in. Traditional Christian churches occupy buildings that are older than most, often listed, but more modern churches can be designed to be more futureproof.

    We know that those responsible for maintaining these beautiful properties can find it tricky to find the best projector for their church because no two churches are alike. Even so, churches remain at the heart of so many communities up and down the UK, and it’s important to have the right projector system for 2021 if you want to share images and film with your congregation.

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  4. Bring the Cinema Home with the Epson EH-TW7000

    For TV and film fans who can’t get enough of 4K, Epson is the easy choice for upgrading your home cinema system in 2020. Epson’s projectors are perfectly designed to recreate the cinema in your own home without an excessive price tag.

    One of our favourites from the Epson line-up is the EH-TW7000 – the perfect new addition to your home. True cinematic quality, 4K on the screen, multiple connection points and a bright vibrant image.

    As restrictions tighten across the country to stem the spread of COVID-19, it’s tricky to be able to see the latest movies at the cinema without feeling like something’s missing. Who wants to mess about with a face mask and hand gel while trying to get lost in a film?

    Don’t let all these bugbears spoil your experience when you can enjoy high-resolution content in your very own home with the Epson EH-TW7000

    Hours of content

    Cinemas might be in a pickle, but at least the gods of TV and film have been generous in keeping us entertained at home over lockdown, with hours of unmissable content to stream. Whether you’re looking forward to the latest season of Star Trek Discovery or fancy taking a trip down memory lane with classic films and boxsets, we’re a long way from running out of content.

    With Epson’s new EH-TW7000, you can enjoy your favourite film and television shows in glorious 4K UHD resolution. The device uses 4K upscaling technology, so you can get a piece of that 4K action without the high price that is common with native 4K home cinema projectors.

    Thanks to the long lamp life of the TW7000, you could watch a film a day, every day, for seven years before you would have to start considering a lamp replacement. If th

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  5. Sony Advances Their Native 4K Home Cinema Range with Two New Projectors

    If there’s one thing that we’ve learnt from lockdown, it’s the fact that having good entertainment at your fingertips matters more than ever before.

    Streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ have been adjusting to this new reality, catering to consumers with increasing volumes of TV and films to watch on demand.

    As studios look to the power of streaming to get their films out during lockdown and regular sporting fixtures take place behind closed doors, we’ve all had to adapt.

    But how to enjoy all this new content and still get that cinema vibe when we’re stuck at home?

    The cinema has taken a back seat for the time being, but Sony has the answer with the new VW590ES and VW790ES projectors.

    Lockdown has blurred the worlds of home and cinema. But with these new models, it’s never been easier to get a slice of that blockbuster feel at home.

    We don’t know what the future has in store, and this current state of affairs could persist for some time. Don’t get frozen out of all the hours of content to be had. Consider what Sony has to offer, as part of their latest round of home entertainment systems for 2020.

     

    Sony keep raising the bar…

    The Sony VW270ES continues to show strong demand and remains available to those wanting the best-value, native 4K experience on the market, but if you want to step it up – we’ve got good news for you!

    The VW570 and the VW760 have been superseded by the VW590ES and the VW790ES respectively. Sony is determined to keep rai

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  6. Who Should Buy Office Work from Home Equipment

    More employers are inviting their employees to re-join the workplace as COVID-19 restrictions ease. However, with social distancing needing to be enforced in the office it’s unlikely that many businesses, especially small businesses, will have the office space to keep all employees safe when in the office.

    This means that the home working norm will continue for many businesses for the foreseeable future. But who buys the work from home equipment needed to get the job done?

    Ultimately, to ensure your business is running smoothly it’s up to the leaders of small businesses to provide all the equipment their employees need to work as if they were in the office as usual.

     

    Everything your team need to work from home

    Our homeworking solutions could be the answer to your equipment needs.

    You and your employees will need a good webcam to capture every detail of your self-isolated video meetings. When not in the same room as the other participants of your video calls it pays to be able to clearly see the body language and facial expressions of the people you’re talking to – that way you know when things are going well, or you need to turn to plan B.

    A large monitor is a good replacement for a regular 15.5 inch laptop screen. Most companies these days have realised the efficiency improvements found from giving their employees two screens, well how about a giant screen display to boost productivity?


    We have a range of high spec Phillips work screens available, including the Phillips 241b7QUB HEB/00, which has a huge 24 inch screen, simplified connections with both Type C and A connectors. This fantastic unit also offers an Ethernet connection, power charging via USB-C and easy docking via DisplayLink functionality.


    It also comes wit

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  7. Which Logitech Webcam Should I Buy?

    Logitech webcams are recognised as some of the best on the market; both for teams in an office space and those conducting business from home.

    With more people working from home than ever, a top notch home office has become highly desirable. The best set up will allow you to take a full part in conference calls without worrying about picture lag or garbled speech.

    In this article we’ll take you through the Logitech webcam offering, clarifying what each model is best for. We’ll also include information about how to set up each Logitech webcam system, so you’re ready to go in minutes.

    Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam – £106.80 Incl. VAT

    The Logitech C920 HD Pro is probably Logitech’s most popular webcam, and for good reason too.

    The Logitech C920 HD Pro webcam delivers full HD video at 1080p at 30fps, which is supplemented by crisp and clear audio, so you’ll be clearly seen and heard by all participants of a video call.

    The high frame rate of the video makes this webcam suitable for live streamers from video gamers to other content creators, such as live musicians or bloggers.

    Key features:

    • Affordable – for home workers
    • Premium quality - full HD 1030p at 30
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  8. Time to Set Up That Dream Home Cinema for the Perfect COVID-19 Entertainment

    Cinemas might have reopened, but in this COVID-19 landscape we can all do our part by staying socially distant with home cinema setups and small scale socialising at home over a blockbuster film.

    With a high-quality projector, projector screen and audio equipment, you can have an entertainment setup at home that’s comparable to some cinemas. In this article, we’ll recommend what you need to enjoy a 4K blockbuster experience at home – whether you’re looking at entry-level or a step up in picture quality.

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  9. Business as Usual? How to Set Up Video Conferencing for Your Business during COVID-19

    Millions of people across the globe have been working from home during the pandemic - although some businesses are now returning to the office. This places a high reliance on video conferencing technology to facilitate the day to day running of businesses.

    In this article we’ll look at our top tips for helping video calls run more smoothly, whether they are weekly team video catchups or client meetings and pitches. Just because you’re stuck at home, your growth plans don’t need to slow down, and you can still win new business and keep existing clients happy!

    We reckon this new culture of video calls will continue even after we all return to our offices, so it’s useful to get ahead of the curve now and learn the best practices for video calls.

     

    Check out our selection of video conferencing technology today

     

    What can go wrong during a video conference?

    Video conferencing is the most elegant alternative solution you have to the challenge of not being able to meet face to face. However, it’s not without its potential pitfalls unless you bear the following in mind:

     

    Fail to test your tech, prepare to fail

    For your video meeting to go without a hitch, you’ll need to confirm that your computer permissions are properly configured. Two of the most important things to check are whether your microphone and camera permissions are correctly calibrated.

    You may need to manually enable permission for your camera and microphone software on your computer. Otherwise, if you’re talking to new strategic partners or potential clients for the first time, you risk leaving a bad impression.

     

    Set an agenda

    Face to face meetings are always more efficient when you have a ru

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  10. What is Collaboration in 2020?

    The world has turned upside down in 2020. No one could have predicted the events that have unfolded and the transformative effects they’ve had on the way the world works.

     

    The 2019 ONS labour market reported that 1.7 million of the 32.6 million people in employment in the UK worked from home. This amounts to less than five per cent of the labour force.

    Those numbers are looking rather different in 2020. Currently, those that can are working from home, most without any regular experience of working remotely before.

    The proportion of workers choosing to work from home and employers growing more sympathetic to the trend, has been steadily increasing in recent years. But COVID-19 has cemented things, forcing the situation on many employers and employees. So how do the collaboration mechanics of the office translate to a remote situation?

     

    Could work from home figures drastically rise after lockdown ends?

    It could well be that the way we work has been altered forever. A survey on the HR Director revealed that 60 per cent of people would like to work from home more often than they did previously when lockdown measures are lifted and the virus neutralised. Almost two thirds said they’d prefer to work from home two or three times a week, and a quarter of respondents said they’d like to go into the office only once a week.

    Eighty-four per cent of people said it’s ‘quite’ or ‘very’ important for employers to offer the option of working from home.

     

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