Buyer’s Guide: The homeplex

By: | Published: May 3, 2015 12:02 AM

In our monthly series on consumer products, we feature some essentials for your very own home theatre system.

In our monthly series on consumer products, we feature some essentials for your very own home theatre system. Compiled by Anirudh Vohra.

PROJECTORS

Whisper-silent operation

Electronics company JVC’s e-Shift system allows a 1,080p projector to display 4K content (having resolution of 4,000 pixels) by physically shifting pixels. The JVC X500R is a member of this third generation of e-Shift projectors. With over a thousand lumens of calibrated light output and super-deep black levels, it can produce deep shadows and sparkling highlights with ease. The e-Shift system removes all pixel structures, creating the smoothest image you’ll ever see on a 1,080p projector. The X500R also includes a fully-powered 2.0:1 zoom lens with lens shift, a lens memory system, frame interpolation and whisper-silent operation.

All yours for: Rs 3 lakh

High on performance

The Epson LS10000 is the company’s newest high-performance flagship home theatre projector and, compared to what Epson has produced in the past, it is in a whole new league. The LS10000 combines four features that every home theatre enthusiast has been rooting for:

4K enhancement technology, which delivers astonishing picture quality, 100% laser light engine with up to 30,000-hour lifespan, super-high contrast reflective imaging, and three-way automated lens memory.

All yours for: Rs 4.80 lakh

Immersive experience

Sony’s new entry-level 4K Ultra-HD VPL-VW350ES SXRD projector delivers stunning image quality. It features the same technology and resolution found in high-end, professional

4K (having resolution of 4,000 pixels) movie theatres, providing an astonishingly immersive home theatre experience.

Its 4K resolution is 4,096 x 2,160 pixels.

All yours for: Rs 6 lakh

SOUND SYSTEMS

Real & dramatic

The award-winning Klipsch THX Ultra2 custom home theatre system brings real cinema sound to the comfort of your home by using the same professional-grade technology as in Klipsch’s commercial theatre systems. The sound system delivers the raw explosiveness and fine detail of any film format, creating the most dramatic and realistic entertainment experience you may have ever had. It proves that big movie theatre sound can come in a convenient take-home size.

All yours for: Rs 7.70 lakh

Ultra power

If you are looking for a full immersion theatre experience with surround sound that delivers ultimate realism, this is your answer. All you need to do for that ultra-high-power sound is get yourself JBL’s set of two surround sound speakers, two sub woofers and four Screen Array three-way speakers.

All yours for: The complete set costs Rs 10 lakh

Dynamic sound

We all know Yamaha makes great bikes and musical instruments, but did you know that it also makes great sound systems for that theatre in your basement? This dynamic collection of Yamaha Nexo speakers consists of a sub woofer, two surround sound speakers and two surround sound systems.

All yours for: Price on request

PROJECTION SCREENS

Top-notch

There are many projection screen manufacturers in the market today, but Stewart Filmscreen is in a league of its own, delivering screens used in nearly every screening room and theatrical venue around the world. The materials they use, as well as the craftsmanship, are consistently top-notch. Their StudioTek 100 screen, too, provides the best the company has to offer. While

the screen demands a truly dark viewing environment—and a bright projector—it’s worth the effort.

All yours for: Rs 1.86 lakh

Smooth & flat

Designed to eliminate the extra step of finishing the screen with a trim, Da-Lite’s Advantage line of projection screens is designed with a ceiling trim already in place. Tensioned screens ensure the smoothest surface possible, providing a perfectly flat viewing surface.

All yours for: Around Rs 5.17 lakh

RECLINERS

Minimalism meets comfort

A unique blend of modern minimalism with classic comfort, the Style 111 recliner from Recliners India comes with an illuminated cup holder for drinks and a customised glass table for your popcorn to rest on. When fully extended—its dimensions are 104.5 x 172.8 cm—the chair provides maximum comfort in minimum space.

All yours for: Rs 18,000 per chair

Go customised

How about getting a recliner from La-Z-Boy, the US furniture manufacturer famous for its La-Z-Boy recliners? The completely customised chairs, available in India at exclusive stores, are made to order, so you can decide not just the colour and fabric, but also the dimensions and design of the chair. It comes with in-built speakers, coolers in the arm and massagers, among other features. You can even turn it into a rocking chair.

All yours for: Price on request

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