You can experience the thrill and excitement of going to the movies in your own home!
There is little difference between your home and the movie house. All you need is a smaller version of the “big screen” with heavy curtains, attractively darkened walls, hidden components, appropriate low lighting and comfortable seats and you’re set!
So where does the projector come into all of this? Quite simple, it supplies the picture much the same as a lamp lights up a room.
Projectors are basically divided into 2 groups: Data Projectors and Video Projectors.
Video projectors are designed for low image contrast, as these are best suited for movies, as a lower contrast shows more details in the darker areas of the image – such as film.
Developed for DVD and HD satellite broadcast in a darkened environment, as opposed to a different technology needed for brighter lighting in a class room, boardroom or church where images are usually sourced from a computer where a Data Projector is more suitable.
Data projectors are designed for high image contrast and are mostly used in business applications or PC presentations. They are normally less expensive than the equivalent Video projector.
With the introduction of HDTV broadcast (720p) and Blu-ray (1080p) as well as some of the latest video games it is imperative that a thorough knowledge of what you are spending your money on is understood. To buy from some “junk mail discount catalogue” in your letter box or Friday’s news paper could turn out to be a financial disappointment.
Some of the important aspects to look out for are:
Inputs – with the introduction of HDMI cable technology and its latest upgrades it is important to have this input for full resolution potential to be enjoyed. The need for composite and component inputs may also be required. VGA if video data is sourced from a computer.
Resolution – compatibility with all sources, up to 1080p for Blu-ray if possible.
Brightness – ANSI lumens rating depends on screen and room size. Ambient light should not be of concern in a dedicated cinema room which is properly darkened.
Contrast Ratio – is an acceptable difference between genuine black and white in the image to create a sense of depth on the screen. Batman should not look like “Greyman”.
Aspect Ratio – can the projector correctly convert and display the video images from 4.3:1, 16:9 and full frame 2.3:1 or variations of these, unlike the more simple data projector used in boardrooms and schools etc.
It is a good idea that a reliable consultant should be used to advise you accurately about your needs.
We focus on you the end user and establish what your needs are to transport you to an exciting form of “Hollywood in your Home” or the nearest thing to actually “Being there live”.