Note that for ceiling mounting, you typically flip the projector upside-down. We carry ceiling mounts for most of our projectors, so that part is straightforward. But the projector also needs AC power, plus a video connection from any source you want to feed to it. It's not a problem for new construction, or if you're remodeling, but installation is trickier in a finished room (especially if there's not an attic overhead). Check out our guide to in-wall wiring for more help with this.
To get the best picture quality from any projector, you should get a screen that is a good match for your projector and room. Check out our projector screen buying guide for more information on choosing the right screen. Or you can opt for a pre-paired projector/screen combo like these Hisense systems.
As projectors have become more widely used, they've also become more specialized. A model intended for showing business presentations in rooms with bright lighting, for example, needs higher brightness than one designed for watching movies in a dark room, but it doesn't need the same level of contrast or color accuracy. In this guide, we'll first cover our favorite picks, chosen from models we've tested, for a variety of needs. We'll also explain why we picked each one for that specific use. Then, we'll take you through the factors you should consider when shopping for a projector to help ensure you find the best match for whatever you plan to use it for.
If you've read through our reasons above for why we picked each model, you've probably noticed that the reasons change depending on all sorts of factors, ranging from what you're planning to use the projector for, to your budget, to purely subjective questions like whether you find rainbow artifacts annoying. You need to take all of these issues into account in any buying decision, but a good place to start is with what kinds of images you plan to show.
Beyond that, some manufacturers sell projectors labeled as TVs or \"smart TVs,\" and some models take the extra step of including a TV tuner, so you can even watch broadcast TV directly. Among these smart TVs, some simply include a bundled streaming stick you plug into an HDMI port. (The streaming stick may require a separate remote.) Others include fully integrated streaming, most often using some version of Android TV. Be sure before buying that the projector can connect to the internet using the connection you prefer, whether it's Ethernet or Wi-Fi. And for maximum convenience, you'll want the projector and streaming features both controlled by the same remote.
Learn about key projector functionality before buying a projection system. From resolution (XGA, WUXGA, Full HD 1080 pixels, and 4K UHD) to features like keystone correction and lens shift, and connectivity options ranging from HDMI to Wi-Fi to Bluetooth, we've got you covered.
Below we offer some tips to consider when shopping for a house of worship projector. Of course every space is different and every organization has unique needs. Check out the buying guide below, and if you have any questions please contact our product experts at 1-888-248-0675 to get one-on-one assistance.
As for throw ratios and how they work, it is discussed in the buying guide so I suggest you read over that. The BenQ LK936ST has a throw ratio of 0.8, and so with a 4.3m screen width, the projector should be placed around 3.2m (or less) to the screen for best results. Mounting the projector on the ceiling would probably be easiest for dialing in the perfect throw distance. As a rule of thumb, multiple the width of your screen by the throw ratio (in this case, 0.8) to get the optimal distance the projector should be placed from the screen.
We decided to investigate and have been monitoring this since September 2016. We purchased one of the Top 15 projectors on Amazon to see what was going on. We discovered a large amount of false trades descriptions which we have reported to Amazon. The list of these companies has since proliferated as Amazon allows fake reviews and people just look at the star ratings rather than the details so it always shows 4 stars or higher in the review despite alluring to the odd minor negative point in the reviews.
We reviewed one of the best selling Amazon projector: Elephas Full Color 130\" Portable LED \"Pico\" Projector. This review highlights the major flaws in all Amazon's best selling projectors and shows how many manufacturers are massively exaggerating features and specifications of these projectors. This review/guide will help you to avoid buying fake products and to understand how these companies selling on Amazon's marketplace (and even via Amazon Prime FBA) are breaching trading standards and are blatantly lying to customers.
The costs of these DLP chips are high so as a rough guide anything advertised under 140 on Amazon is more than likely not going to have a real DLP chip inside. Its also likely to be a much larger size projector in terms of its dimensions (as can be seen in the photos above the Pico Genie is tiny in comparison to the Elephas).
Despite advances in LED technology, metal-halide lamps remain the most common because they are bright and have high CRI (Color Rendering Index). The drawbacks: they burn out after several thousand hours (2,000 to 5,000 hours), force projectors to use noisy cooling systems, and are notoriously expensive. On typical multimedia and home theater projectors, only a single lamp is used, and it will be encased in a housing. Typically, the entire housing assembly will be replaced, not just the lamp itself. The old lamp should be allowed to cool fully before attempting to remove it, and care should be taken not to touch the lens. Oils on your fingers can degrade the lens coating and potentially cause the lamp to explode when it is turned on. There is minimal risk of physical harm since the lamp will be sealed inside the projector; however, it will mean buying a new lamp.
Stacking doesn't mean physically stacking projectors on top of each other (though stackable projectors usually support this arrangement). Rather, it means identical images from two or several projectors are projected over the same area of the screen, hence, the images are what is \"stacked.\" Stacking becomes a way of increasing brightness beyond what a single projector in the system is capable of, and may be more cost effective that buying a single projector of the same brightness. Projectors must be the same model, and calibration is required to ensure the stacked images match. Stacking is built in on many fixed-installation projectors that have lens shift. Additionally, third-party processors are available that allow images from projectors that do not have built-in stacking to be merged.
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In this article, we will combine the overall best and share our review of the 12 best golf simulators, followed by the ultimate buying guide to help you find the best match. We will also answer the frequently asked questions that may help you in this regard.
A simulator refers to a package that includes a launch monitor, enclosure, golf mat, impact screen, hitting nets, projector, and accessories. Our guide lets you learn the most straightforward DIY Simulator Enclosure in 3 simple steps. But it would be best if you had a complete package. 59ce067264