New Equipment Arrivals at AV Direct

As new technology has enabled for High Definition video broadcasting, this visual pleasure has grown in all areas of broadcast, multi-media and home entertainment. Now, for conference needs and event solutions, until recently, for HD projection we had to use very large format projectors. For these high resolutions, projectors upwards of 12000 Lumens were needed. This became very expensive for most of our clients and the limited space in venues made it impractical.

So, with the advancement of technology, Christie Digital has created a small format Full High Definition projector that is practical and affordable to the private, corporate and entertainment industries. For Full HD solutions, AV Direct has invested in this new equipment to offer our clients and traders. From small to large format projection, we now have two Christie LHD 700 full HD 1920x1080p digital projectors in stock. Pair this with our digital scalers, and you have the ultimate full high definition audio visual solution for your everyday needs.

christie lhd700 full hd digital projector

Christie LHD700 Digital Projector

This single-lamp, portable projector features 7000 ANSI lumen brightness, full HD resolution, 4DColor™ technology and inorganic LCD panels for high contrast and vivid color presentations. 4DColor™ technology gives a 20 percent increase in color gamut over comparable 3LCD models.

We have new interchangeable lenses for these projectors:

Short Throw Zoom 1.3-1.8:1 and Long Throw Zoom 4.3 – 6.0:1

More info can be found here:

High Definition audio visual

Analog Way Pulse PLS300 Scaler/Switcher and Controller

Pair these new projectors with the Analog Way switchers and controllers below and you have a Full High Definition AV Solution to meet your needs!


pulse pls300 seamless hd switching

pulse rk-300 controller for digital scaling and switcher




Black Magic SmarviewDUO

SmartView is the affordable and compact SDI* rack monitoring system perfect for post production, broadcast or live events. Our SmartView Duo features two beautiful 8″ LCD screens for monitoring of multiple sources. It handles all SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI video formats and includes built in ethernet to be remotely adjusted from your Mac or PC. SmartView includes red, green and blue tally indications, perfect for the largest broadcast systems!hd-sdi preview monitors

Dual 8 inch 3 RU SDI/HD-SDI/3G SDI monitoring with central software control.

*SDI is a format for sending uncompressed digital video across cable. Unlike some other video data streams, SDI signals  can contain both video and audio data synchronized and multiplexed together.

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Other New Equipment

Along with our new HD Projectors and Switchers, we have also purchased four 51″ Full HD Plasma’s and two 60″ Full HD Plasma’s. Pair these beauties up with the projectors and switchers and we are able to offer you a Full HD solution. The quality is absolutely stunning. Added to that, we have invested in fibre optic cabling* that allows for the output of this high resolution video to larger distances. Great for live video feeds from camera’s and sending signal to breakaway rooms in larger conference situations.60" lg plasma screens for hire

*Due to the nature of digital signals and impedance of copper, fibre optic conversion technology is the best connection medium for DVI and HDMI signal extension. Fortunately, with digital video, both technologies use the same connector type. The DVI/HDMI digital signals are both high-speed and high-bandwidth. Typically, 1080p signal would mean 1920×1080 pixels refreshing over 40 times per second. At this high rate of speed and large bandwidth of data, impedance caused by copper begins to cause signal loss – which results in digital artifacts, pixilation and/or no picture (blue screen) – if the distance is longer than 15 feet.

720p and 1080i are better off with fibre optic connections if the distance is longer than 25 feet.