People are starting to look into home theater projectors as a better option to televisions.
Advantages of Having Home Theater Projectors
Unlike televisions, you can adjust the size of the screen. You can change the screen size without buying a new TV.
Having a home theater projector is exciting. There are many movies and shows you can watch with it. Plus all the games you can play.
Projectors are also portable. You can move them more easily than televisions. You can watch outdoors while having a barbecue, then enjoy a cozy movie night in the living room the next day.
Before you decide to buy a home theater projector, determine if you’re ready to set up one.
Think About These First
Do I Have the Patience For It?
Using projectors are more complicated than just turning on the television. Are you okay with this?
Do I have Space for It?
Projectors require a space to fit the screen. Plus, you need to have enough space for the throw distance (distance from the projector to the screen) which is about ten feet.
Another distance to consider is the viewing distance (distance from your seat to the screen) which should be about ten feet for a 110-inch screen.
Steps to Setting Up a Home Theater Projector
1 – Plan Out the Space
Before you choose screen size, analyze the space you’re planning to use. You also need to plan out where to install the screen and the seat position.
2 – Set Up the Screen
Although this is deemed optional, it is still better to have a screen for optimum viewing.
A screen can reflect the light from your projector better than a wall, giving you better images.
You can either set up a pull-up screen or paint a portion of your wall with a projector paint.
3 – Determine the Right Height
Some projectors are mounted on the ceiling, and some have rear-projection orientation. But most projectors are table mount from the front.
You’ll need a table with the right height. You’re going to position the projector with the middle of the lens a little above the bottom of the screen.
4 – Plug Them In
After you position your projector, connect the projector to all that’s necessary.
Even if you picked the best projector, it won’t be any good until it’s connected to a power source and other devices.
5 – Test and Adjust the Projected Image
Using a still image as a test pattern, see if the images look great.
Then make the necessary adjustments. Ideally, the image should fill the screen. And it has to fit the screen – not spill over.
Also, check the focus; not just for the center but the corners as well.
6 – Choose the Perfect Picture Mode
Usually, Movie or Cinema mode is the perfect choice for any dark room.
7 – Set the Sounds
Most projectors come with built-in speakers. But don’t rely on them.
For an optimal home theater experience, set up a complete sound system.
If it’s a small room, maybe a small speaker will work.