5 Important Things you must consider before buying Home Theater Projector

Home Theater Projector

This is an era of innovation and this innovation has resulted in the flood of new technologies and products in the local market and the same time reducing the cost of the products making it easier for everybody to own and enjoy them. Home theater system is also one of them. Selection and choosing can be challenging having the fact that every type of systems is available meeting individuals’ demands.

Here we will describe common things to be considered when buying the home theater, however, it is beneficial and helpful to seek guidance from the manufacturer or supplier to obtain the best results. Also Rea this Buying Guide for Best Home theater projectors.


The output should be fairly bright enough, not more or less. The brightness is measured in lumens. The standard range starts from 1000 till 2500. The brightness should be such that it cannot irritate the viewers’ eyes. It basically depends upon the environment and also the size of the screen. The room with the controlled lighting and environment do not require bright projector than the one with having a light source from the window and other light sources in the home or office.

Aspect Ratio

The rectangular shape of the video image is called aspect ratio. There are two standards of aspect ratio, one is 4:3 and the other is 16:9. Usually the 16:9 standard ratios are used because the Blu-ray and HDTV are both designed for this ratio. The other standard is 4:3 which is also used in the standard TV programs. When watching HDTV programs on this ratio, a strip of black colors on the upper and lower side appears.


The resolution is the measure of the sharpness of the image. Higher resolution means sharper image and lower resolution means less sharp image. The resolution is the measure of a total number of pixels. Although there are different types of resolution available, the projector must be matching the source also. There are two basic types of resolution available.

  • 1280 x 720: Offering at the lowest cost works well with the more types of input like DVD, and Blu-ray.
  • 1920 x 1080: Provides best support and display for the high definition formats like HDTV and gaming systems. Its price is comparatively higher than the lowest resolution projectors.

Keystone Correction

Sometimes due to space constraints and other issues, projectors are fixed and cannot be moved. Often there are cases when the projector is angled in front of the screen, and the resultant picture will be not flat, but instead trapezoid. The keystone can be corrected either by manual adjustment by the user, or it can be digitally adjusted before it leaves the projector and reached the screen. Almost all digital projectors i.e. LCD Projectors and DLP projectors come up with this feature

Throw ratio

It is basically the distance of the lens of the projector and screen. When buying a projector this feature must be kept in mind, as it represents the space available in the room where it is used.

Author Bio

Adam Thompson is a graduate in Computer Systems Engineering. He is a technology enthusiast and also a blogger. He writes at a blog called Best Wifi Routers where he reviews Different Wireless routers like Netgear Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Review. Besides this, he is a passionate gamer and spends some weekend time in playing games.

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