Home Entertainment Projectors Are Not Right for Every Space
If even your big screen television just isn’t cutting it, don’t feel bad. A home theater projector may be the best way for you to achieve your immersive, emotionally compelling A/V dreams. Before you remodel the living room and invest in a new cushy couch for neighborhood screenings, though, consider these three important facts about home theater projectors.
1. Two types of projectors are available.
Shoppers can choose between digital light processing (DLP) projectors and liquid crystal display (LCD) projectors. Both projector types have pros and cons. For example, while LCD displays are more compact than DLPs, their color uniformity is inferior. LCDs also tend to cost more than DLPs.
2. Brightness matters.
Most projectors have brightness ratings ranging from 800 to 1300 lumens. Realize that brighter isn’t necessarily better! To determine the ideal brightness level for your home entertainment projector, consider the lighting in the room and the size of the screen. For example, if your room includes a large screen and some background lighting, select a projector with brightness between 2,000 and 3,000 lumens. However, if your room is dark and your screen in small, opt for a projector with a brightness of less than 1,000 lumens.
3. Throw ratios make or break your home theater experience.
The throw ratio tells you how far back you need to place the projector during home theater installation in order to produce a high-quality image. Select a projector with a throw ratio that your space can accommodate. Find lots more information and examples here to help you better understand throw ratios and whether your room would work with a projector.
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If you’re confused about how to approach this process or install/troubleshoot your projector, or if you just want objective insight into the technologies available, call the Karbon team today at (925) 798-7600 for help.