It is not uncommon for users to consider a projector over the use of a LCD/ LED/ Plasma TV. With the right setup and choice of projection system, we can all own a very affordable large screen home theatre experience. But what are the differences in considering a Home Entertainment Projector from a data projector?
The requirements of a Home Theatre System and Home Entertainment are very different. A Home theatre system involves Acoustics Management with high-end Audio and High Definition visual Systems that can set you off hundreds of thousands while a Home Entertainment system require nothing more than a large screen with decent sound system that can cost as low as a couple of thousand.
That does not mean that you have to compromise on enjoying a quality large screen experience, if you know where and what to look for.
- Wide format projector (WXGA, 540p, 720p or 1080p resolution)
- Good mixed of common video/ audio input ports (HDMI, Composite, Component, VGA etc)
- High Contrast specifications to bring out better blacker tones (Subject to ambient light condition)
- Lamp Life
Notice I did not specify brightness as a requirement. You will find almost all Home Projectors brightness not exceeding 2000lm because they are design to operate in slightly darker conditions as compared to a regular conference room projector; hence brightness is not a key consideration.
You can opt for a data projector to be used at home since nowadays data projectors comes with HDMI ports, but bear in mind that data projector has a slower video processing speed, thus fluidity of the video will not be as smooth as a true breed Home Projector.
To find out more on how you can design an enjoyable Home Entertainment Projection system, please do not hesitate to contact us to enquire about the best solution suited to your budget and requirements.