Wireless translations for West End shows on the way?

West End theatres could soon be getting wireless translation devices for tourists and those hard of hearing. Testing at the Shaftesbury Theatre has proved a great success during the latest run of the hit musical Hairspray. The device in question…

Optoma takes the wraps off its HD82 ThemeScene high-end projector

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LCDs and Plasmas get big, but for a MASSIVE screen, you can’t beat a projector. Optoma’s latest addition to its ThemeScene range is the HD82, which will project a vast 150″, high definition picture onto a wall, ceiling, or even onto a shower curtain, if you so desire.

It’s got a whopping 20,000:1 contrast ratio, 680:1 ANSI contrast, and 1080p full HD. It claims ‘near-silent’ operation, and the bulb should last 3,000 hours in standard mode. Connectivity-wise, there’s two HDMI ports, component input, Scart, DVI and VGA, so there’s very few things you won’t be able to plug in. It’ll be available this month, and cost £3000.

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KEF launches Instant Theatre series with seven new high-end systems

kef-520-silver.jpgThe audio maestros over at KEF have been busy little workers by the looks of things, with today’s news that their new Instant Theatre series is comprised of seven new home systems.

The KEF Instant Theatre series (KIT) set-ups each come with either two or five main loudspeakers, a subwoofer (with integrated power amplifier) and compact DVD/CD player, with that crazy little thing called love HDMI technology inside.

Each system is available in glossy black or matt silver, and feature just a single cable between components, so won’t be spoiling your minimalist living room aesthetics anytime soon….