Advances in home projection over the past decade have seen cinema-quality systems that until recently could only be found in the most exclusive home-theatres move within reach of the average image junkie.

An example is the Infocus ScreenPlay 4800, which can project images with a diagonal screen size of up to 12 feet and features native SVGA (800 x 600) resolution, 1100 ANSI lumens brightness, a 2000:1 contrast ratio and 16.7-million colours for crisper images than plasma and big screen TVs according to InFocus.

The projector can throw its big-screen image from distances of 1.5 meters to 9.8 meters to bring television viewing, DVDs, slide-shows, digital home movies or wide-format video gaming into the living room.

Not so long ago, performance like this could have set you back $30,000+, making the AUD$3,499 ScreenPlay 4800 an attractive proposition for newcomers to the digital home projector scene.

Easily tucked in a cupboard when not in use and quiet when in operation, the compact ScreenPlay 4800 weighs just 3.1kg and includes onscreen menu, remote control, plus pre-set modes for film, video and PC.

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