Philips hope its new range of projectors will allow you to experience the wonders of the big screen from the comfort of your living room. The new models - aptly called Astaire, Astaire Deluxe and Bogart MatchLine will deliver pictures in widescreen.

Both the entry-level Astaire and step-up Astaire Deluxe are WVGA resolution LCD models that offer high brightness levels of 800 lumens and 1,000 lumens respectively. Featuring UHP lamp technology these projectors also deliver a lamp life of up to 6,000 hours.

The Astaire is aimed at first time buyers and is easy to install while the Deluxe version is based around the same chassis, but offers improved performance.

The Bogart MatchLine delivers all the features and performance usually reserved for DLP projectors priced nearer to £3,000, but is actually the first to achieve D65 colour accuracy for below £2,000.

Both the Astaire Deluxe and Bogart have 2.5x and 2.4x optical and digital zooms for even larger projections and feature a picture-in-picture facility that allows you to watch footage from two sources simultaneously.

In stores now the Astaire, Astaire Deluxe and Bogart will retail for approximately £899, £1,199 and £1,599.