Wednesday, 25 January 2012 08:21

Blow up your TV screen this summer


Outdoor home theatre is becoming the new must have 'room' in a modern house, yet permanently committing backyard space for a cinema may not compete well with the other summer demands on a suburban backyard.  HandiTheatre is an inflatable projection system, allowing us to grab some beanbags and enjoy the big screen under a big sky.

Right now it is mid-summer in the southern hemisphere, as such our eye turns to the outdoors and all it has to offer with fresh air, activities and the chance to get together with friends and family.  Sometimes we want it all however, take our tech outside with the party.

One option would be to throw the cover off the barbeque, break out the camp chairs and watch some high definition entertainment while the Southern Cross shines overhead.  Smart Digital has announced new packages for combining inflatable high-quality HandiTheatre branded screens  with portable projection of high-definition images.

With the sound and image quality of the high definition HandiTheatre being second-to-none, blu-ray DVD's and games look incredible on screen and being completely portable you can take it anywhere - whether it be on holiday or just around to a friend's place. What's more, the screen doesn't require constant inflation so once set up you can sit back, relax and enjoy your movie night under the stars.

Smart Digital Australia's founder, James Cunningham, understands everyone loves the cinema experience but with increasing ticket prices and time-poor professionals the landscape of entertainment is changing. Cunningham says, 'HandiTheatre is the perfect solution for creating an incredible theatre atmosphere in your own outdoor space. It's great for entertaining or enjoying a movie with family and matches our Australian climate and the warm days ahead.'

The HandiTheatre screen is available is two sizes (measured diagonally) - 3 metres for $3,998 and 2.5 metres for $3,498 and offers Blu-ray player, plug-in for games consoles (Playstation & Xbox), live TV function, screen, blower, speakers and capabilities for accessories such as video cameras and PC.

HandiTheatre® comprises of two major components, HandiScreen and SmartBox®.  The SmartBox® is the brains behind the revolutionary system! This combines a powerful Optoma HD high definition projector with a Samsung Blu Ray player that has a built in digital TV tuner. The image and sound quality is simply amazing. All this in a beautiful aluminium box that weighs just 11 kg.


HandiTheatre can be purchased online at

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Having failed to grow up Bantick continues to pursue his childish passions for creative writing, interactive entertainment and showing-off through adulthood. In 1994 Bantick began doing radio at Melbourne’s 102.7 3RRRFM, in 1997 transferring to become a core member of the technology show Byte Into It. In 2003 he wrote briefly for the The Age newspaper’s Green Guide, providing video game reviews. In 2004 Bantick wrote the news section of PC GameZone magazine. Since 2006 Bantick has provided gaming and tech lifestyle stories for, including interviews and opinion in the RadioactivIT section.

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