Denon AVRX4500H reviewed - best reason to upgrade!

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 |

Looking for a receiver that's a little bit "more"? Enjoy immersive multi-channel sound with the Denon AVR-X4500H 9.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver. This nine-channel powerhouse will elevate your home theatre experience. It delivers up to 125W of power per channel at 8 Ohms and features Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro-3D compatibility for object-based audio support. Built-in Bluetooth and AirPlay 2 support allow the receiver to wirelessly stream music from compatible sources, such as smartphones and tablets. HDR pass-through is also supported for HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG technologies.

Product Highlights –
  • BRING HOME A PREMIUM CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE with this 9.2 channel stereo receiver (125W/channel) featuring the LATEST IN-HOME VIDEO with IMAX Enhanced & 3D videos, and three-dimensional sound formats - Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro-3D
  • GET THE BEST PICTURE QUALITY ON YOUR 4K HD TV with HDR10, HLG, BT.2020, 4:4:4 pure color sub-sampling, eARC and more. Use our AWARD-WINNING on-screen setup assistant to connect your TV
  • EXPERIENCE SMOOTH, SOOTHING & CLEAR SOUND EVERY TIME with Audyssey MultEQ XT32, the most advanced EQ calibration & room measurement system that dynamically optimizes all speakers to your listening levels. Say goodbye to sudden blasts or muffled dialogues
  • Stream unlimited music through Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn and more, via WiFi, Airplay or Bluetooth with HEOS WIRELESS SPEAKERS & HEOS MULTI-ROOM DIGITAL STREAMING and enjoy Hi-Fi surround sound, plus FULL VOICE CONTROL COMPATABILITY WITH AMAZON ALEXA
  • INTEGRATES WITH HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEMS like Control4 SDPP,, Creston and other major third-party control devices. Quick, reliable troubleshooting through IP Control Remote Monitoring is now possible. YOUR HOME WILL BE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
What do the experts have to say –

"The Denon AVR-X4500H is a real all-rounder [...]. Despite the wide range of applications that the Denon offers, the installation and setup are no witchcraft thanks to the very good user guidance. The daily operation is also quite simple".

„The Denon AVR-X4500H shines beyond all limits – […]. […] especially the small nuances convince and the 4500H is also a force when it comes to 3D audio and stereo operation, which can drive its competitors mad. He is extremely strong and was further improved compared to its already powerful predecessors: even more level stability, spaciousness and dynamics […]. The Denon AVR-X4500H is also perfectly equipped and easy to use.”

“Denon’s AVR-X4500H has more ticks than boxes. Connectivity is first class, there’s more than enough dynamic power on tap to rock your cinematic world, and it sounds consistently spectacular. Throw in HEOS multiroom and the prospect of IMAX certified fun and you’ve an orc-some AVR that pound for pound can’t be beaten.”

“The best AV Amplifier we’ve heard this year”
“Unashamedly pugilistic in nature, the AVR-X4500H devours those scenes in which it is able to flex its muscles. But it boxes clever, with sharp jabs working its way to a knockout blow, rather than slugging away and tiring itself out. Denon has nailed it.”

Our verdict -

The AVR-X4500H offers a really comprehensive set of features. It ticks all the boxes everything is consistently at a high level. It strikes the right balance between price, performance and features. And if IMAX Enhanced takes off, you'll be ahead of the pack. This AVR is the best reason to upgrade your home theatre today.

Epson - Epson EH-TW9400W 4K-PRO-UHD Wireless Projector

Friday, 5 April 2019 |

Cut the cables and maximise your home cinema experience, with the PRO-UHD, HDR-equipped Epson EH-TW9400W. The EH-TW9400W offers wireless viewing for film enthusiasts, gamers and sports fans!! Stream high-quality 4K content to the projector from smartphones, games consoles, Blu-ray players and more by connecting via HDMI to the 4K WiHD transmitter.

Paul White, Product Manager, Epson Europe, says, “It’s not one star feature, but the combination of a number of technologies that makes the difference when you’re watching a film. Our latest home cinema Epson EH-TW9400W PRO UHD model delivers on every front with a high dynamic contrast ratio, 4K-enhancement technology, 3LCD technology, Full HD, UHD BD and HDR support. We’ve also increased contrast ratios and lumens, while ensuring this model can support all types of 4K content, to deliver a really impressive yet affordable portfolio for film fanatics.”

What Epson say about the EH-TW9400W  - 

Size matters
Make your home centre stage for all the action with Epson’s home projectors. Transform the everyday, whether you’re catching your favourite sports, watching a classic movie, streaming a box set or playing the latest game. You can capture everyone’s attention with an impressive 300” display and bring family and friends together to experience those memorable moments.

Epson 4K PRO-UHD
Delivers an amazing 4K UHD experience with advanced pixel-shifting, resolution-enhancement technology2.

Epson 4K PRO-UHD is not just a resolution specification but rather encompasses all of the factors impacting image performance, including colour and white brightness, contrast, HDR10, colour processing, as well as the capability of receiving, processing and projecting 4K content.

High dynamic range
High dynamic range presents the optimal visual experience by increasing the contrast ratio to deliver a far greater range between the darkest and lightest areas of the screen. It gives images more depth and allows you to see incredible detail that’s previously not been possible. But that’s not all; it enriches colours which makes images feel more natural yet intense, and ultimately, more immersive. With HDR support, you can now take advantage of the latest HDR content available.

High Colour Light Output
White brightness alone cannot bring the true colours you see everyday to life. That’s why the 3LCD technology found in Epson’s projectors delivers an equally high White and Colour Light Output (CLO). Why settle for a dull, washed out and lifeless screen? Experience vivid and lifelike images with Epson’s projectors.

3LCD technology - no rainbow effect
Avoid the rainbow effect with Epson's projectors that use three individual LCD chips to simultaneously project red, green, and blue light.
In contrast, projectors with 1-chip DLP technology use a rotating wheel to project colours sequentially. Instead of a crisp edge, some viewers can experience the rainbow effect - a distracting and unnatural colour fringe.

Ultra-wide colour gamut
The ultra-wide colour gamut increases the range of lifelike colour, while the high contrast ratio delivers deep blacks for defined detail in the shadows.

Smoother fast-moving action
Even in the fastest action scenes frame interpolation and Detail Enhancement ensure motion pictures are sharp and smooth. Reducing motion blur in fast-moving scenes, frame interpolation technology inserts new frames between the original ones. As a result, blurring is suppressed and moving images look much smoother and sharper.

Flexible positioning and features for a true cinema experience at home
Looking for flexibility when it comes to installation? Ours is quick and simple thanks to a premium optical zoom ratio, and lens shift capabilities: up to ±96.3 percent on the vertical axis and up to ±47.1 percent on the horizontal axis. What’s more, the motorised zoom, focus and lens shift can store up to 10 different positions, letting you easily switch between different aspect ratios at the touch of a button. The high-quality optical zoom also makes it possible to use shorter cables, keeping any possible signal degradation to a minimum. In addition, this projector can be calibrated to professional ISF standards for greater control.

Enjoy up to seven years of entertainment
With up to 5,000 hours lifetime on the lamps, you could watch a movie every day for the next seven years without having to replace them. Epson projectors are known for their reliability, so you don’t have to worry about missing a minute of your favourite film, game or programme.

Wireless viewing
With this WirelessHD projector, it’s easy to stream content to your projector from your smartphone, games console, Blu-ray player and more. Simply connect via HDMI to the 4K WiHD transmitter to view high-quality wireless 4K content without compromise.

1. Based on watching an average 1hr 45mins film every day and the lamp set in Eco mode.
2. 4K Enhancement Technology shifts each pixel diagonally to double Full HD resolution. Resolution is Full HD in 3D Mode

Key Features
  • Wireless 4K PRO-UHD1 projector: 4K WiHD transmitter, 4K enhanced, Full HD with UHD BD and HDR support
  • Smooth, fast-moving action: Frame interpolation and Detail Enhancement
  • Watch a movie a day for 7 years2: 5,000 hours lamp life in Eco mode
  • Fully motorised optics: Powered zoom, focus and lens shift
  • Wide lens shift: Vertical ±96.3% and horizontal ±47.1%

Our Verdict
The Epson EH-TW9400W is the ideal projector for film enthusiasts, gamers and sports fans who want to watch Full HD content on the big screen in the comfort of their own home - wirelessly. The LCD technology gives a high contrast ratio and brings out the blacks from the whites and adds depth. The EH-TW9400W offers a wide selection of connectivity options and is easy to set up. The wide throw ratio means that you also have flexibility in where you place the projector. Overall the Epson EH-TW9400W is a well-built home cinema projector that will ensure a sharp and crisp image every time. Make YOUR home the centre stage for all the action with the EH-TW9400W.

Epson EH-TW5650 Home Theatre Full HD Projector

Friday, 19 October 2018 |

Create the cinema experience at home with this easy to set up, Full HD, home cinema projector with lens shift.

Make your home centre stage for all the action with Epson EH-TW5650 projector. The Epson EH-TW5650 is the ideal projector for film enthusiasts, gamers and sports fans who want to watch Full HD content on the big screen in the comfort of their own home. The LCD technology will give you realistic colour reproduction with the help of the high contrast ratio which makes the darks stand out from the whites. This is also great for photographers. The wide throw ratio means that you have flexibility in where you place the projector.

Top features: 

- Big screen experience

- Rich resolution

- Multiple connections let you project directly from your devices

- Easy assembly and use for your convenience

Big screen experience in the comfort of your own home

Settle down in your living room and get the big screen experience with the Epson EH-TW5650 Smart Full HD Home Cinema Projector. Supersize your favourite films, games and sporting events at home. It can handle the most atmospheric scenes with clearly defined shadow detail and deep blacks, while also remaining clear, sharp and smooth during high-action scenes with Detail Enhancement and frame interpolation. Gather the family round and make a home cinema with the latest blockbuster, invite all your friends round and watch the cup final in supersize style, or just turn your Sunday afternoon gaming session into a truly immersive experience.

Rich resolution

Sit back, relax and revel in the beauty of our projected displays. The Epson EH-TW5650 projector incorporates a range of high-tech features that work seamlessly in the background to provide you with awe-inspiring images.

1.     Smoother images

Motion videos appear much smoother and sharper. Frame interpolation technology inserts new frames between existing ones to suppress blurring.

2.     Sharp and crisp images

Full HD and advanced image processing provide sharper, crisper images with five preset modes available to help you choose the optimal image to suit your needs.

3.     Well balanced images

Project images with enhanced depth and clarity and more detailed gradation between the light and dark areas.

Multiple connections

With HDMI, USB, VGA, and WiFi connections available, the Epson Home Cinema Projector gives you the flexibility to project from a range of your devices. Plug in your laptop and show friends your folder of funny video clips, or hook up your console and stage a big-screen FIFA tournament. You can even play directly from your smartphone with the iProjection app – perfect for showing off your holiday selfies.

Easy assembly

Lightweight and compactly designed, you can easily place the Epson Full HD Projector around your home without taking up much space. Its 1.6x zoom and keystone correction features mean you can place it at a range of angles
and still get a clear, bright projection.

Product info  -

Easy set up and use for your convenience
Lens shift, 1.6x zoom, horizontal and vertical keystone correction
Smooth, fast-moving action
Frame interpolation and Detail Enhancement
Watch a movie a day for the next 11 years
7,500 hours lamp life
Bright colours
Equally high White and Colour
Light Output of 2,500 lumens

Conclusion - Overall, this is a well built home cinema projector at a great price. Compact, high-performance, easy-to-mange, decent sound-stage, and vivid visual delivery. What more do you need from a projector!