celexon launches first range of cables

celexon HDMI-Kabel und celexon VGA-Kabel

Well known in the projector screen market, celexon is expanding its range. So far, the focus has been mainly on screens and mounts for projectors, but now celexon are launching their own HDMI and VGA cables.

The celexon HDMI cables are divided into two ranges, the Economy and Professional Series.

HDMI Cable Economy series are plastic coated and offer 24 carat gold-plated plugs. They can accommodate for transmission with a maximum 4K x 2K resolution and also support the current 3D standards. An ARC (Audio Return Channel) and Ethernet return channel are also provided. The celexon HDMI Economy cable is available in lengths up to 20m, starting at 1.5m.

HDMI Cable Professional Series offer primarily the same transmission standards, such as 3D rendering, a max 4K x 2K resolution, as well as the ARC and Ethernet return channel. However, the cables are equipped with two solid fitted metal plugs which will produce better transmission quality. Another plus point is the improved insulation covering the cable. The celexon Professional HDMI cable is also available in lengths from 1.5m to 20m.

The celexon VGA cables are similarly split into two ranges, Economy and Professional series.

The VGA cable Economy series is completely plastic-coated , has a cast plug in plastic and double shielded with 2 ferrite filters for maximum noise immunity. The celexon Economy VGA cable is available in lengths from 1.5m to 30m.

The Professional series of celexon VGA cables, like the Economy Series are double shielded and have two ferrite filters to offer strong protection against external noise. The big improvement comes with the 24 carat gold plated plugs, along with the full pin assignment of 3 (RGB) +8 (28AWG) which can be very useful for installers. The celexon Professional VGA cable is available in lengths from 1.5m to 40m.

celexon Economy series HDMI cable

celexon Professional series HDMI cable

celexon Economy series VGA cable

celexon Professional series VGA cable

Acer LED series


Acer gives its range of LED projectors a makeover! They have released updates to two of their range whilst adding a third unit to the series.

After the update, the Acer K130 will become the Acer K135 and the K330 will be the Acer K335. The new addition to the range is the Acer K132. At first glance, it is very much like the K130, but in a slimmed down form.

Let’s look at the changes in detail.

The Acer K335 keeps the same resolution as its predecessor and thus offers 1280 x 800 pixels (WXGA resolution). The changes come with the light output and contrast figures. Its light output is now at 1000 lumens, while its predecessor was equipped with only 500 lumens. However, this improvement comes at a price, because the K335 has become larger and therefore heavier. It is fair to assume that this is due to a larger number of LEDs needed to produce the light, and the cooling systems needed to keep them working.

Due to the size increase, the chassis itself has also been changed, but we think this is an improvement on the K330. The other big improvement previously mentioned was the contrast ratio, its predecessor was operating at a level of 4000:1, where as the Acer K335 now offers 10,000:1. We are excited to see how the improved specs of the Acer K335 look in comparison to its predecessor. The connections of K335 look to be exactly the same at first glance (HDMI, VGA, USB Type A, SD card, mini-USB, 3.5mm jack, and a RCA video port).

On closer inspection however, it reveals that the HDMI port now supports MHL standard. This is great news for users of MHL-enabled mobile phones. Like its predecessor, the K335 also features a media reader that is able to play various formats from a USB drive or SD card. These include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, JPEG, MPEG4, H264, MP3. This makes it one of the most versatile media readers you will find.

The Acer K135 follows the K130. When you compare it to the predecessor there do not look to be as many changes. The WXGA resolution and contrast of 10,000:1 remain the same. Only the light output was improved, from 300 to 500 lumens. The connections also remain the same. The projector has HDMI, USB Type A, Micro SD Card Slot, Universal I / O, and a 3.5mm jack connection. However, as with the K335 the HDMI connector also supports the MHL standard. Similarly to the big brother of the K135, it is also capable of various Office files, PDFs, images and videos from USB stick or the Micro SD card. Thanks to its light weight of just 0.43 kg is the Acer K135 well suited when it comes to mobile use. In addition, it is also assumed that the external power supply is compatible with some Acer notebooks, just as was the case with its predecessor.

Finally, the new LED projector in the range is the Acer K132. At first glance it looks like the K135. However, upon closer inspection, it is found that this is a cut down version. The Acer K132 only has an HDMI input and a universal I / O connection. All the other connections have been omitted and this means there is no USB/SD viewer function. This is reflected by the much lower price of the Acer K132. This makes it ideal for those users who do not need the viewer function, since they play content from their computing device.

All in all, the new LED projectors from Acer are very interesting. The light output and size combination offered by the K335 is a rare find in the market. The road to the complete replacement of the conventional projector lamp is slow, but we think this shows a major step in the right direction. We are excited to see what awaits us in the near future!

Acer K132

Acer K335


BenQ W1500 at ISE


At ISE 2013 BenQ : introduces its new 3D Full HD projector, the BenQ W1500. The new model extends BenQ’s home cinema segment with another Full HD projector with 3D technology. Compared to the current 3D projectors in BenQ’s portfolio, the W1070 and W7000+, features such as frame interpolation and lens shift make the W1500 stand out.

Another feature on the BenQ W1500 is the new WHDI (Wireless HDMI) function. This system uses no cables, but manages to produces optimum, cable-free playback. This makes it extremely practical in living rooms as it eliminates the need for complex wiring.

The WHDI connection gave a very convincing performance in the tests and in addition to the image the sound can also be transferred wirelessly. This is especially good on the W1500 as it offers 2 x 10 watt stereo speakers. Those who have used some of the other BenQ home cinema projectors such as the W1200 will be aware of how good the SRS WOW HD System is.

Like other new BenQ projectors the W1500 offers Smart Eco mode, extending the lamp life of the projector. In normal mode, a target runtime is set of 3000 hours, while up to 6000 hours can be achieved in SmartEco mode. This makes the BenQ W1500 cheap to maintain. In addition to the WHDI the W1500 has two HDMI inputs, a VGA port, a component input as well as S-Video and composite video.

The stereo speakers can therefore be Supplied via stereo RCA and 3.5 mm jack. In conclusion, the lens shift, frame interpolation and WHDI make this projector is an extremely exciting proposition, and we look forward to seeing whether the picture quality stands out from the entry-level home cinema projectors Ben Q produce.



BenQ W1080ST – 3D Full HD Short Throw Projector


Many home cinema fans will know the problem: Not enough space in the room for a projector to be placed to produce a large image. But now, BenQ have come to the rescue with the BenQ W1080ST. The BenQ W1080ST is a 3D Full HD projector that provides a short-throw lens designed to produce a large image in small spaces. For example a 2 metre wide image can be achieved from only 150 cm.

This means you can actually make any room into a home cinema, be it the living room or the bedroom. This opens up the home cinema market to a huge range of people who were unable to accommodate a projector before!

The BenQ W1080ST works using DLP technology, the DLP chip offers 1920 x 1080p Full HD resolution. The light output is 2000 lumens which is perfect for home cinema, and due to the shorter throw distance, not as much light is lost. The contrast is 10,000:1. These values are similar to the W1070 which we have already tested and been extremely impressed by, therefore, we expect the BenQ W1080ST to be similarly impressive.

All of the connections on the W1080ST are the same as the W1070, it offers two HDMI inputs, VGA, YUV, RCA and S-Video inputs If the features of the BenQ W1080ST are not already impressive enough, It also brings not only 3D ability, but also can be used with the nVidia 3D TV Play technology and its calibrated to ISF standards. The unit should also be very ecological, thanks to the BenQ SmartEco technology. All in all, the W1080ST a very interesting projector and if it proves to be as good as the W1070, we will be very impressed.

Acer H5360BD – a milestone for 3D technology


The long wait is over! Acer expands its HD ready home cinema projector range with the H5360BD. This device is a true innovation as it is the first low-cost projector which will link directly, without complication to a 3D Blu-Ray player. You can now enjoy 3D projection in your own home. Thanks to the new HDMI 1.4a interface, it is now possible for a projector to connect directly to a 3D capable Blu-ray player (without detours through a converter box) to project a 3D image. The PlayStation 3 an ideal 3D source for your games and Blu-Rays. Up to now, it has only been possible to view 3D images via your PC in “frame sequential 120Hz format” or via a 3D adapter box. You can now watch 3D directly via the Acer H5360BD projector – at a price of about £700, this is a real bargain for a projector that offers a highly sophisticated technical solution.

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Optoma 3D-XL 3D Projector adapter


Amazing, fully immersive life-size 3D projection is now possible in the home. The world’s first 3D projector adapter, the Optoma 3D -XL adapts existing DLP® projectors enabling them to display 3D. The adapter box converts the 3D formats into a compatible HDMI 1.4 3D signal necessary to view 3D . In addition to the 3D projectors from Optoma, the 3D -XL adapter also supports other manufacturers’ products.