A Guide For Buying Projectors
It is never a bad idea to see the “bigger
picture’’. In order to do so, you need a high quality projector that allows you
to view movies, media files, presentations and much more on your television
screen. This way, you can have a great experience without doing much harm to
Some of the best projectors are mentioned below in this article.
1 Home Theatre Projectors
In a Home Theatre projector, you get images
that are 36 times larger than a 50 class HDTV. These projectors have greater
image quality, high contrasts and colour saturation techniques enhancing your
video experience. These projectors perform better in a less vibrant environment
or a room where the amount of light can be controlled. They come with HDMI
ports that can be connected to your home theatre. Movies, sports, photo
gallery, 3D movies and video games can be viewed in excellent quality.
2 Business Projectors
Also known as multi-media or data
projectors, the business projectors are useful for meetings, presentations or
classroom learning. These projectors are brighter than the H\home theatre
projectors and can be used at meeting/seminar venues. They have a dual
functionality as you can not only view data, graphs and presentations but also
watch movies and access multi-media. They are designed in portable sizes.
3 Pico Projectors
If you are looking for a projector that you
can carry around everywhere you go, the Pico projector is the clear choice for
you. It is a pocket-size device but is still able to carry out functions like
sharing pictures, watching games or movies. It weighs only 3 pounds. It is
portable and has a long lasting lamp life.
Types of Projectors – There are basically
two types of technologies by which projectors are designed. Digital light
processing (DLP) and Liquid Crystal Display (LCP). Both of these projectors
feature good image quality and colour display. But each has its own pros.
Compact and lightweight
projectors can be designed, for example, Pico Projectors
Provides theatre experience
DVD, Bluray and HDTV
High colour contrast
3-chip DLP on exclusive models
projects better images
- Vibrant 3D images
- Quieter compared to DLP
3- Chip available on many more
- Less power consuming
Liquid crystal on silicone is the third
type only available on prime models. The pros of DLP and LCD come together in
1 Light Sources
- Standard lamp: Bulb lasts for 4000 hours, bright and
Laser: No bulb replacement
needed, brightest, wider colour , better contrast and power efficient.
- LED: Bulb lasts for 20,000
hours, quiet operation, better colour than in standard lamps.
White brightness: Measures
white light emitted, eliminating colours. Good for Business Projectors.
- Colour brightness :Measures
colours of red, blue, yellow. Good for Home theatre Projectors.
3 Contrast ratio
Higher contrast ratio shows
shadows in detail. Good for Business Projectors.
- Lower contrast ratio shows less
contrast. Better for Home Theatre.
The total number of pixels displayed by the
projector is its resolution. For home theatre projections, higher resolutions
are required than for business projectors.
Home Theatre formats are categorised into
Standard(4:3) aspect ratio, Widescreen(16:3) aspect ratio, Cinemascope (2.35:1
or 2.4:1)aspect ratio.
are Standard(4:3)aspect ratio and
5 Throw ratio
It indicates the wideness of images depending on the distance of the projector.
6 Lens Zoom
The more you zoom the larger the picture.
correction and lens shift-Keystone corrects image distortion digitally so
images are square on the screen. Lens shift allows you to correct images
manually. Only available on prime devices.
1 3D Technology-
Some projectors have built-in 3D capability and others need 3D emitters.
projector adapters- To project photos, movies, presentations wirelessly, a
projector with wireless transmission is needed.
A projector that has 3 or more HDMI inputs is ideal for Home Theatre projectors.
Just 2 or 3 inputs will do for Business projectors.
Using screens is
better than using white walls. Screens serve better for 3D movies. The types of
screens are as mentioned below.
- Motorized or electric screens
let you lower or raise the screen from where ever you are.
- Fixed screens are wall mounted
and can’t be lowered or raised.
Pull-down or manual screens can
be set up and retracted whenever needed.
Portable or tripod mounted
screen opens and closes. It has tripod legs or built in support.
and services include, projector mount, universal remote, audio sound system,
installation services and additional warranty protection.
And there you go,
we hope this guide will enable you choose a projector from a point of information
so you end up with what truly serves your entertainment needs.