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A new dimension for the Vivitek H5098 Home Cinema Projector

A home cinema experience to remember is the dream delivered by Vivitek’s new H5098, a professional-grade projector for home cinema enthusiasts from a leading brand of visual display products. Comprising all that’s needed to create the big screen experience at home, the H5098 majors on both performance and flexibility – as well as Vivitek’s reputation for reliability and environmental-friendliness – to ensure a thrilling visual experience.

Image quality is assured thanks to its Full HD 1080p resolution and 50,000:1 contrast features. The H5098 leverages DLP® technology with BrilliantColor™ for accurate, long-lasting colour and improved efficiency in illumination optics to provide a wide colour gamut capable of creating over 1 billion colour shades. Combined with its 2,000 ANSI lumens and RGBRGB colour wheel, the H5098 delivers the ultimate performance in video projection in just about any environment, albeit in dark or ambient light.

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This cinematic image quality is backed up by the H5098’s flexibility, as it can be installed on the ceiling with a choice of five different lenses, to cover the different projection throw ratio distances, making it ideally suited to designated cinema rooms in premium properties or for city dwellers in compact apartments. It can be incorporated easily into existing home cinema settings, while its centre lens with horizontal and vertical lens shift and quick touch lens release design further aids its easy installation.

Film buffs will come to appreciate the enhanced viewing experience the H5098 offers thanks to its VividMotion frame interpolation function. This has been engineered to reduce motion judder to create a fluid and flawless video stream, providing a finely detailed viewing experience when fast paced movie-scenes or sports games are being enjoyed. For the home cinema enthusiast enjoying a 3D performance, the H5098 will pull you right into the scenes, even allowing 2D to 3D conversion to always guarantee the visual performance desired.

As users have come to expect from Vivitek, the H5098 is highly flexible, enabling users to enjoy full HD resolution images from Blu-ray players or game consoles with dual HDMI ports to connect them simultaneously.

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Key Features/ Specifications:

  • DLP® technology with BrilliantColor™ for accurate, long-lasting colour.
  • Full HD resolution and 50,000:1 contrast ratio for vibrant and dazzling images.
  • Enjoy great colour reproduction thanks to 6 segment RGBRGB colour wheel.
  • Enhance viewing experience with Vivid Motion frame interpolation function, which reduces motion judder and provides a cleaner viewing of film.
  • Great installation flexibility with 5 optional lens and lens shift capacity.
  • Built-in 12V trigger for screen or blinds control.

**Optional lenses**

Lens Name Short-Throw Short Throw Zoom Standard Long Throw 1 Long Throw 2
Zoom Fixed Zoom 1x 1.18x 1.25x 1.5x 1.67x
F Number 2.5 2.05 – 2.27 2.46 – 2.56 2.5 – 3.1 2.2 – 2.5
Focal Length (f) 11.46 mm 16.64 – 19.54 mm 22.8 – 28.5 mm 28.5 – 42.75 mm 44.5 – 74.19 mm
Throw Ratio 0.78:1 1.10 – 1.30:1 1.54 – 1.93:1 1.93 – 2.89:1 3.00 – 5.01:1
Aspect Ratio 16:9 16:9 16:9 16:9 16:9
Image Size 47″ – 290″ 35″ – 369″ 36” – 300” 32” – 468” 28″ – 301″
Projection Distance 0.8 – 5 m 1 – 9 m 1.5 -10.2 m 2 – 20 m 3 – 20 m

Pricing and availability:

The Vivitek H5098 is available immediately at a MSRP excl. VAT of £2199

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Google WiFi in a nutshell

download-25One of the smaller announcements that seem to have been buried under the bigger stories was Google’s Wifi project. Google Wifi is set of little puck shaped wireless access points in sync with each other and can be placed around the home to build a strong wireless network around the home. The main emphasis here is for the WiFi to be able to support multiple devices, and to deliver high-bandwidth activities such as streaming video and gaming without congestion.

Google Wifi comes in packs of one or three, and one of the big features is allowing the user keep adding to the setup if you have a large home. Google recommends using one point in a small house or flat measuring between 500- and 1500 square feet, two in a medium house measuring between 1500- and 3000 square feet, and three in a large home between 3000- and 4500 square feet. Google Wifi uses mesh Wi-Fi, determining the best path for your data.
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A companion app for Android and iOS, allows the user to optimise your network however the system itself will work on the more complex aspects, like ensuring your Wi-Fi is operating on the clearest channel, so you don’t have to. The Network Assist app can even tell you where best to place a Google Wifi point or advise you to adjust your broadband tariff. One of the more interesting features is that you can pause a Wi-Fi connection to a particular connected device, such as the computer you child is glued to running League of Legends when you have called them five times for dinner. You can also see how much bandwidth these devices are using and prioritise particular devices over others. Google Wifi supports wireless encryption, verified boot and auto updates, keeping security and user privacy as high priorities.

As with most things at the Google event, nothing for the UK has been confirmed. Google Wifi is available to pre-order in the US from November, and will cost $129 for a single pack and $299 for a three pack.

Connectivity

  • AC1200 2×2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi
  • Expandable mesh Wi-Fi
  • Simultaneous dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz/5GHz) supporting 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • TX Beamforming
  • Bluetooth Smart Ready
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports per point (can be configured as WAN or LAN)
  • Security
  • WPA2-PSK
  • Automatic security updates
  • Infineon SLB 9615 trusted platform module

Hardware

  • 710MHz Quad-core processor
  • 512MB DDR3L RAM
  • 4GB eMMC flash storage
  • 15W power adaptor
  • White plastic build
  • 106.12×68.75mm
  • 340g