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Sony Does Better Than One and Only

Europe’s top a/v publications have awarded Sony “best product” prizes for its flagship 3D TV and 4K projector. The European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) judged Sony’s Bravia KDL-55HX850 to be the top European 3D TV of 2012-13 and Sony’s VPL-VW1000ES projector the top high-end home theatre product of the year. EISA is the largest […]

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Panasonic’s First 3D Projector Due Here Next Month

Panasonic will release its first 3D home theatre projector here early next month. The AE7000 will retail for $5700 and will be Panasonic’s first new HD projector in two years. A lower-specified, 2D model also is due this year, the AT5000. Panasonic has yet to list the AE7000’s specs on its NZ website but there’s […]

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Meteoric Indigo to Go

Mike Hobin appraises a projection screen as stellar as it is portable Paired with the JVC projector I reviewed previously was the Indigo Screens Meteor Traveller 16:9 portable pull-up floor screen. In short, this is a floor standing portable screen for use with home theatre or data projectors. It’s available in two flavours: 80-inch and […]

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New JVC Projector Shines Bright

By Mike Hobin Some tasks are not necessarily a chore — like being asked to review a new HD home theatre projector from JVC. First impressions of the DLA-HD250B were that it’s huge – a whopping 365x166x478mm unit that weighs a substantial 11kg. The technical specs come first: Display device: Full HD D-ILA device Panel size: […]

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Image Problems for 3D Projectors and TVs?

Projector Central warns anyone contemplating buying a 3D home cinema projector to expect “a new assortment of artifacts” no matter which brand they choose. It argues 2D home projection has neared perfection over the past 10 years and urges people to buy 3D-enabled projectors, such as those exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show, only for […]

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Hi-Def Debrief: What’s New on the Web

Smarthouse reports Samsung Electronics will unveil a “swag of new IP enabled TVs” at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, as it switches focus from 3D to Internet content. Home Cinema Choice has a preview of LG’s 3D range for CES while on the eve of the year’s biggest hi-tech showcase, Trusted Reviews has posted […]

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Panasonic’s First 3D Projector Due 3Q

Traditionally Panasonic overhauls its home cinema projector range annually. But this year the 1080p model, the AE4000E, will have a shelf life of two years. It came out in late 2009 and will continue to be the company’s consumer flagship until the third quarter, when Panasonic will launch two 1080p successors and discontinue its 720p […]

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New Wave of Projection Screens Launched in NZ

Online retailer RapalloAV has launched an exclusive range of front projection home theatre screens. RapalloAV’s Murray Thompson says Indigo Screens target home theatre enthusiasts looking for a quality, well-designed, medium-price front projection display. “It seemed that most screen importers in New Zealand had their main focus on volume sales, low-priced screens which target schools, institutions, […]

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JVC D-ILA to Go 3D

JVC today announced three 3D-ready D-ILA projectors would go on sale here late next month. The new models boast up to 100,000:1 native contrast ratio and will be priced from $7,500-$12,500. JVC claims the native contrast ratios of its Direct-Drive Image Light Amplification projectors are unmatched in the home theatre market. They also have a […]

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JVC’s new D-ILA Budget Projector Due Next Month

JVC’s new entry-level D-ILA home theatre projector will go on sale next month for $5,499. Despite being JVC’s budget model, the DLA-HD250B boasts the core technologies and many of the features that distinguished earlier D-ILA projectors. Chief among these is its industry-leading native contrast ratio of 25,000:1. It achieves this without use of an auto iris through JVC’s […]

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