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Home theatre projectors are a very popular projector category as they offer powerful projection of movies and videos, resulting in a fully immersive and entertaining experience at home.
Generally speaking, most home theatre models are a level above other projector types in that they project a higher quality image and brightness. But not all home theatre projectors are the same. Thus, before buying a home theatre projector, you should take into account a few aspects so you make the right choice. Keep scrolling to find out which these aspects are.
What you should look out for in a home theatre projector
High quality home theatre projectors have a set of key features or in other words indicators that imply the model is powerful enough. These are what make a good theatre projector:
No.1: Brightness/Luminosity. Brightness/luminosity is perhaps the most important aspect of a home theatre projector as it makes the picture bright enough against differing lighting settings e.g., dark room or dimly lit room. Earlier models had a brightness range between 1000-3000 lumens, but nowadays home theatre projectors have evolved to display a brightness between 3000-7000 lumens. The amount of lumens/brightness you’ll need depends on the viewing settings of your projector. If you are going to watch a movie with your family in a dark room, a brightness between 3000-5000 lumens is perfectly fine. However, if you are going to watch any content in an area that is exposed to natural day light or heavy artificial light, the brightness has to be 5000-7000 lumens.
No.2: Image Resolution & Contrast. Over the past few years, we have seen the majority of home theatre models displaying an analysis or 1080P (pixels) or 4K, which is the universal standard of high-resolution imaging. Generally speaking, the higher the number of pixels a projector renders, the sharper and clearer the picture will look. More pixels also mean better compatibility with high-definition accessories. The resolution may not look so apparent in a smaller screen, but lower resolutions will produce a mediocre result in bigger screens. Another relevant factor to consider is the contrast ratio of the home theatre model. This refers to the contrast between the whitest white and the blackest black in an image. Thus, a projector with a contrast of 5000:1 implies that the brightest white is 5000X brighter against the blackest black. In general, the highest the contrast the better the clarity of the image will be, especially if you can change it to your preferences.
No.3: Extra features. Up until some years ago, home theatre models were bulky projectors that you could only use and keep at home, without any extra and convenient features. Nowadays, home theatre projectors have evolved to be more refined, lightweight and flexible with extra features that make them even more useful. These features include portable capability and case, WI-FI connection capacity, Bluetooth and support of multiple media formats such as MP4, WMA, OGG, AVI, MPG, JPEG, compatible with most video, audio, and picture formats. If you intend to use your home theatre projector in different settings and not just your home, you want something versatile that you can easily carry on the go and allows wireless connection, either through a Bluetooth signal or a Wi-Fi connection network. Last but not least, make sure that the home theatre model you choose offers support in your language or you’ll struggle to understand and use the model’s settings.
Good Home Theatre Projectors 2021
Would you like to buy a home theatre projector that fits all the above criteria of quality? One packed with high-resolution image capacity and extra convenient features? We suggest the following models:
Caiwei Smart HD Home Cinema Projector. A robust and fully smart Home Cinema Projector with full HD image analysis, 6500 lumens brightness, wi-fi capability and smart control through an Android operating system. Plus, it supports all major multimedia formats making it an excellent choice for home and professional/business projections.
1080P Full HD Home Projector. Another great choice for those who are seeking a good value-for-money home theatre projector that renders full HD analysis, supports multiple media formats and comes with a wireless Bluetooth and wi-fi capability. Its smart android operating system allows easy navigation and personalization of settings, according to the user's preferences.
You may also check our full range of home theatre projectors here.