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Tips for Choosing the Best Home Theater Projector

Due to the variety of projector models available on the market, it is not easy to find the right home theater projector. However, it’s possible to narrow your search by determining what you need for a projector. Here are some factors to look at when choosing the best home theater projector.

Resolution
One of the most significant factors to always keep in mind when looking for a home theater projector is the size of the resolution. For digital projectors, resolution is the number of pixels measured from side to side and top to bottom of the imaging chip. High-definition projectors will have resolutions of 720p or 1080p. The higher the projector resolution, the better the picture quality; because each pixel is smaller, images look more seamless, with less noticeable “pixel structure.”

Contrast Ratio
Another important factor to consider when looking for a home theater projector is the contrast ratio. A high contrast ratio means that the shadows look black, not washed-out gray.
Good contrast is very crucial for home theater projectors. In fact, many models include multiple lighting settings that allow you to reduce brightness and increase contrast ratio for optimal viewing in a darkened room. The greater the contrast ratio, the more you can expect to pay for the projector.

Brightness
Without sufficient brightness your image will look muddy and soft, even in a darkened room. Home theater projectors typically have brightness ratings of 700-2500 lumens. Relatively, projectors with 1,000 lumens or greater have sufficient brightness for home theater use. The more lumens a projector has, the brighter the screen image appears.

In order to get the most out of your viewing experience, a projector screen should not be ignored. The purpose of these screens is to further improve the quality and brilliance of picture.

If you currently only have the budget to get a quality projector but not a screen, there is an alternative. If you take a section of a wall in your home, smooth it out, and cover it with a flat white paint, you can still get good results.

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