Blu-ray calibration discs now available from Projector People

Get more from your home theater setup with our new Disney Blu-ray Calibration Discs.

Disney Blu-ray calibration discs

Whether you’re a home theater pro or a newbie, this detailed guide offers step-by-step instructions on optimizing your home theater projector or TV for Blu-ray playback. Learn how to adjust your projector for optimal brightness, contrast and color, and find the best audio settings for your speaker system.

The disc comes with beginner, advanced and expert guides. All come with simple instructions. All are led by Goofy.

Blu-ray calibration disc reviews:

Here’s what the critics say:

“Introduced at the CEDIA show in September, the WOW discs are by far the most extensively comprehensive calibration discs yet offered, in terms of their ability to effectively coach consumers through the process of understanding various video and audio adjustments, as well as providing a wealth of pristine source material that could only come from a media giant such as Disney.” – The AVGuide

“I begrudgingly admit this disc is fantastic.” – The HD Guru (dude, cheer up!)

“WOW: World of Wonder … sets the bar for calibration suites ” –

Blu-ray calibration disc tips for optimal results:

  • Make the tweaks in the same viewing environment in which you would use your projector
  • The labels for controls used in the instructions may be different from the names used in the menus on your projector. Please refer to your owner’s manual if you have any questions (or call a Projector Expert!)

Imagine a fully optimized home theater setup for just $24.99! Get your own Disney Blu-ray Calibration Disc here»

Business Projector Tax Savings

Tax day may have come and gone, but it’s not too late to start planning for next year’s deductions. Along with a bevy of other new tax laws, businesses are now allowed to write off 100 percent of spending (up to $500,000!) on equipment and machinery purchased in 2011.

tax forms for small business

Paired with Projector People’s low prices on business projectors, the law is great news for businesses that have wanted to invest in technology but weren’t sure if the timing was right from a financial standpoint.

Now, instead of having to depreciate the investment over a number of years, companies can reap the benefits of upfront savings, as well as the ROI from improved communications through the implementation of cutting-edge technology.

How to save on business projectors

Under the new law, section 179 of the IRS code allows $500,000 as the maximum write-off for equipment put into use in 2011, up from last year’s $250,000.

Instead of writing off the cost of equipment over a period of five years through depreciation, section 179 allows businesses to write off the entire amount during the year they buy it. This creates the incentive to purchase equipment that a business needs now, instead of pushing back those acquisitions.

As one example of the money that can be saved, let’s say you purchase $650,000 worth of equipment this year. With the tax break, your total equipment cost is actually $422,500 (assuming a 35% tax rate).

Who qualifies?

Businesses that purchase, finance and/or lease less than $2 million in new or used business equipment during tax year 2011 qualify for the Section 179 deduction.

For most small businesses, the entire cost of equipment, software and vehicles up to $500,000 can be written-off on the 2011 tax return. The deduction was designed for small and medium-sized businesses, but large businesses that exceed the $2 million threshold can expense all qualifying capital expenditures through a bonus depreciation of 100 percent for the 2011 tax year.

To qualify for the Section 179 Deduction, the equipment and/or software purchased must be placed into service between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011, and the purchases must be used for business purposes more that 50 percent of the time.

Bear in mind that the advice given here is general in nature and subject to change. It is not intended to be construed as legal, accounting or tax advice. Please consult with your tax advisor to discuss the potential benefits of this subject matter and know which types of property do and do not qualify.

New iPad/iPhone app for Panasonic projectors

Apps for projectors are finally here!

ipad projector app

We were super-stoked to recently stumble upon the Panasonic Wireless Projector app in the iTunes app store. This is the first projector app that we’ve seen to hit the market.

The Panasonic projector app allows you to stream PDF and JPEG files stored on your Apple device to any compatible Panasonic projector over Wi-Fi. You can rotate and zoom the images by pinching or flicking the iPhone or iPad screen.

The app works only on products running Mac’s iOS operating system, get it here».

The app works with the following projectors, among others:

  • Panasonic PT-LB90NTU
  • Panasonic PT-F300NTU
  • Panasonic PT-FW300NTU
  • No one has reviewed the app yet. Download it, give it a spin and let us know what you think.

    Price drop on the Epson MovieMate 62

    We have a smoking hot projector deal fresh from the oven for you all.

    Epson MovieMate 62

    For a limited time, we’ve dropped the price on the Epson MovieMate 62. This little projector comes with a built-in DVD player and speakers. It’s super-bright at 2,000 lumens. And for a limited time it’s only $499!

    At 1/4 HD resolution, the Epson MovieMate 62 won’t deliver the same quality image as its bigger brothers the Epson HC 8700 UB or the Epson HC 8350. This projector is more your go-anywhere-and-host-an-impromptu-move-night model. We recommend it for backyard theater, house of worship kids’ playrooms or anywhere else you want to deliver a big, bright (and affordable!) image. With the Epson MovieMate 62, you get images up to 12 times the size of a puny 40″ TV at a fraction of the price.

    Check out the Epson MovieMate 62 here»