Guide to Home Cinema Projectors

March 5th, 2015|

Home Cinema Projectors and Installation Over the last few years home cinema projector technology has evolved tremendously with huge improvements in picture quality, contrast, colour and brightness levels. The arrival of full high definition has really made projection come into its own. Full HD images on a 42” TV look great but on a 9ft [...]

Guide to Home Cinema and Projector Screens

March 4th, 2015|

A home cinema system will generally consist of the following main components:- • A Display - either a large wall mounted TV or a Cinema Screen • A Speaker system typically consisting of 5 to 9 speakers and a sub woofer • An AV Amplifier/Processor • A Source – eg. Blu Ray Player, Sky/Virgin/Freeview, USB [...]

Guide to Curved TVs

October 4th, 2014|

Curved TVs –whats the point ? All the big TV manufacturers are producing concave TV screen versions of their UHD models... are these the future or just short-lived gimmick from manufacturers attempt to show how clever they can be ! The arguments in favour of Curved TVs... 1. They improve immersion This is the biggest [...]

Guide to: Cables, Connectors and Formats

January 29th, 2014|

There is a vast and bewildering selection of connection methods available to connect together your TV and AV components. For instance: HDMI, DVI, Scart, Component Video, Composite Video, S-Video, Cat5, VGA, RCA, Coax, F-Type, UTP, STP, RJ45, BNC, RS232…. Do you know what they are for ? Do you use them ? Do you need [...]

Guide to Sky Services: Tips and advice

December 29th, 2013|

Sky ‘on demand’ services For those of you with the full Sky channel packages, did you know that you can independently access your channels on up to 2 mobile devices (eg ipad), for free, without having to pay another subscription. This could be useful in a spare room at home or anywhere in UK where [...]

Guide to flatscreen TV developments 2013

October 30th, 2013|

Latest developments in flatscreen TV - October 2013 Size: There's definitely a trend in TVs getting BIGGER. We have been installing many more 50- 55" TVs recently, as opposed to 42" being the average size over last few years. Although screen sizes are larger, these TVs still look relatively modest when mounted on living room [...]

Guide to: 4G LTE

May 29th, 2013|

As you may already know, 4G LTE (Long term Evolution) is going to significantly effect and improve mobile internet access. 4G LTE is the new fourth generation of wireless network technology that delivers broadband connections to mobile devices - it will provide greater bandwidth and super fast speeds of anything up to an eye-watering 100MB [...]


February 29th, 2012|

As part of the digital switchover, The UK has been gradually switching to a digital terrestrial TV reception over the last few years. For our customers in London, Hertfordshire and Essex the switchover from analogue to digital will happen on 4th and 18th April 2012. Home Entertainment Direct offer a friendly, low fee, callout service [...]

Guide to 3DTV: what is it, how does it work and should you buy one.

February 29th, 2012|

Is now the right time to buy a 3D TV? 3D is one of the most interesting technology advances for the home but has had some very mixed reviews and reactions. There are a number of things to consider when you are thinking of buying a new 3DTV or wondering whether it is worth upgrading [...]

Guide to Smart TV

July 20th, 2011|

Most Smart TVs connect to the internet via an Ethernet port round the back of the TV or wirelessly to router via WiFi network Fancy streaming rental films directly to your TV without the hassle of visiting the rental store or posting DVD returns? How about surfing Google maps, sharing web photo albums or making [...]