ASUS P1 LED projector review

ASUS P1 LED projector review

LED projectors have a tendency to be disappointingly dim and unusable outside a very dark room. The ASUS P1 is a different breed with a brightness of 200 lumens. Ten times brighter than most LED projectors we’ve tested. While that’s 10 times dimmer than your average home cinema projector it’s also 10 times brighter than…

How to set up a projector

How to set up a projector

A ceiling mount is the preferred way of mounting your projector but these can be costly to both purchase and install. The cheapskate’s method is almost as attractive and a heck of a lot easier; simply mount a deep shelf high on the rear wall of your theatre room/gaming den centred opposite the projection screen.…

Coming soon? Ultra TVs promise cinema resolution

Coming soon? Ultra TVs promise cinema resolution

TV is on the move again – with a new ultra-high definition format on the horizon. At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas several TV makers had proof-of-concept TVs supporting the next-generation content standard known as 4K. Named after an image with horizontal resolutions of up to 4096 columns and 3112 rows 4K…

3D as big as you could want: Epson EH-TW6000W review

3D as big as you could want: Epson EH-TW6000W review

These days just about every living room sports a massive flat panel 3D TV thanks to absurdly affordable prices. Even projectors are a dime a dozen with 1080p models available for as little as $1200. So aside from a bigger popcorn bowl how can you spice up your home theater setup? Hiring actors to play…

Top 10 reasons Ultrabooks will take over

Top 10 reasons Ultrabooks will take over

1. The tech is ready to deliver the visionThere was a time where ultra-low voltage processors meant unacceptably sluggish performance. That time has passed. The proof? A 1.8GHz Sandy Bridge ULV Core i7-2677M is capable of thrashing an Arrandale i7-620M 2.66GHz full-power dual-core notebook Core i7 of 12 months ago. Of course there’s still a…

Gaming 101: What to look for in a graphics card

Gaming 101: What to look for in a graphics card

Models reviewed:1. NVIDIA GTX 5802. MSI N570GTX3. ASUS ARES Dual 58704. HIS HD Radeon 68705. Sapphire Radeon HD 68702011 is the year of PC gaming. With the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 now over half a decade old an eon in the fast-moving timeline of graphics the PC’s hardware is now exponentially more powerful than…