Finally ready to build that home theater you’ve been dreaming about? Here are three components we saw at the CEDIA media preview we think you should consider; and one we invite you to fantasize about.
Those who dare take on the daunting task of mounting a projector themselves will want to know about the PJT40 from Omnimount. It’s the smartest, most user-friendly projector mount we’ve seen yet, and it promises to make everything about mounting a projector easier.
Epson’s new Home Cinema 5030 offers high performance and convenience at an approachable price point. This $2600 projector (available at Magnolia inside Best Bey) offers an impressive contrast ratio, superior brightness, and 3D capability. Pony up another $300 and you get wireless HDMI transmission with 5 HDMI inputs, one of which is equipped with MHL for use with Roku’s streaming stick or any number of mobile devices.
Screen Innovations’s Zero Edge Black Diamond projection screen is a far cry from the pull-down screen your fifth grade teacher had in the classroom. This multi-layered screen looks black from straight-on, but contains several layers beneath to reflect light. The result is a screen that provides images with deep blacks while preserving brightness. Use it in a room flooded with daylight or a darkened home theater. Either way, you’re into a 110-inch screen for around $3500.
Finally, we take a close look at Prima Cinema, the box that bring first-run theatrical movies into the home the same day they debut at commercial theaters. Get your wallet ready, though. Prima Cinema goes for a cool $35,000 for the box, and runs $500 per movie.