A Cinema in your Very Own Home
With the myriad of TV options from Netflix to cable to Blu-ray, more people are opting to stay home than go to the movies these days. The concept of home theatre cinema is now more prevalent than ever. For cinephiles looking to take the home cinema experience to the next level, factors from the acoustics, the physical space and seats, down to lighting make a huge difference.
Key to the home theatre experience is the quality and size of the viewing screen. The question begs – which is the best option for your home, TV or a home projector, and what are the factors to consider?
Which is Best – TV or Home Projector?
To get the maximum out of the huge variety of available programming, there are fundamentally two hardware choices – A flat-screen TV or projector. Both options offer screen sizes that dwarf the typical flickering 27-inch CRT sets of the early TV age. A huge screen, accompanied by a sophisticated stereo sound system, fully justifies the name of “home theatre.”
Key factors that will influence the choice include image quality, flexibility, ease of set-up and maintenance, and of course the total cost of ownership.
The first consideration will be size. Of course, this will be mainly determined by the available space in the user’s home, but it’s likely that you’ll be going for the largest set-up the room will allow. This means taking into account your room configuration. You will need to consider the throw distance, and the projector features that will give you placement flexibility. You’ll also want to see how your set-up can make the optimum use of otherwise dead space in your room.
Let’s now consider the overall visual impression you’re seeking.
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