Turn your sitting room into a stadium with a projector
Looking forwards to the big match? Wish your big screen could be just a bit bigger? With a projector, you can create an atmosphere that’s the next best thing to actually being there. Just add some cheering mates and a horrible burger at half time and you’re there...
Life beyond sport – a projector for all seasons
Of course, it’s not just sport you’ll be watching on your projector. With the giant picture size it creates – far bigger than any TV – projectors are great for watching movies, TV and playing video games. You can even connect up your computer and project your favourite holiday photos, life size.
So once the match is over, you can catch up on the latest Blu-rays on your bigger than big screen, or enjoy more detail than ever before from your favourite TV show – unless it’s One Born Every Minute.
What makes a good projector?
First things first. The brighter your projector, the better the image will be. Brightness in projectors is measured in lumens, so the more of these your projector has, the better.
Secondly, a good contrast ratio will let you see more detail in the picture. The contrast ratio is, in short, how well the projector can show light and dark parts of the image. With a higher ratio, you get a richer, more realistic image with more detail in the brighter and darker areas.
Thirdly, look for a projector with a high resolution. This means your picture will be sharper and more detailed. This is especially important when your projecting a larger image, as a lower resolution is more noticeable and the picture can appear blocky or blurry.
Why not consider the Epson TW5200 1080P Projector
What if you only have a tiny room?
If space is an issue, look for a projector with a short projection distance. These are sometimes called “short throw” projectors and can project a huge image from a distance as short as just one metre.
What else do I need?
If you want your projector to be a permanent fixture, you may want to consider a ceiling mount. This will allow you to set your projector up just where you want it, so it’s always ready to use.
For best results when using a projector, you should consider buying a screen. You can choose from models that you mount on the wall or ceiling, or portable ones with stands that you can set up and take down as you please. These are great if you don’t want to use the projector in the same room all the time.
How about some speakers to capture the roar of the crowd?
Some projectors have built-in speakers, but you’ll want to connect it up to a sound system for the best results. There are lots of options here, from portable speakers to soundbars and soundstages.
A soundbar is designed to be unobtrusive and sits beneath your TV screen. These normally come with a separate subwoofer for extra bass.
Soundstages are often about the size and shape of an Xbox. The extra size means they often don’t need a separate subwoofer.
Why not consider the LG LAS455 Wireless Sound Bar
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