How to choose a projector for the home, how to buy a video projector Projectors, only recently appeared on the market today are gaining popularity.Moreover, their scope is constantly expanding.At the present time there and projector models specifically targeted at home application.Of course, you can watch a movie at home and on the normal TV set, you can install a home theater on the basis of plasma panels, but the projector allows you to experience the thrill of watching the film, similar to the feeling of visiting a cinema.And if, along with a video projector and establish a good sound system, then by watching your favorite movies, you can get a lot of fun.
MirSovetov This article tells how to choose a projector for the home, which in general are video projectors and how they differ, what should be their main characteristics and what to look for when choosing.

Principle of operation projectors

DLP-projectors give a better picture, but with the eyes get tired more quickly Before talking about the characteristics of modern projectors, a brief look at how they work.Deep into the technical details will not be, we note only that, perhaps, the main
element of any video projector is the lamp, the light which passes through certain elements falls on the screen and thus forms the image.Depending on what elements passes through the light from the projector lamp is divided by the LCD (or LCD) and DLP (mikrozerkalnye).Again, the description of the principles of these technologies leave outside the this article.
should say is that the advantages of LCD projectors include less negative impact on vision, as well as compactness.Their disadvantage is not enough rich black (the owners of LCD monitors will understand what is at stake).The advantage of video projectors is DLP-better picture quality, but their main drawback is considered to be of fatigue in the very long view.Key Features


Projector brightness of 1000 lumens is enough for the home environment, but the brighter - the better As with any technical device, projectors have characteristics that are necessary to pay attention in the first place.
Firstly, the so-called "basic graphics resolution".It is denoted by two numbers reflect the number of pixels horizontally and vertically.Like the monitor, the resolution is 800x600, 1024x768, etc.up to 1600x1200.Of course, the higher the resolution, the better the image quality.For home projector, whose main task is watching movies, it is enough to 800x600.This is due to the fact that movies designed for viewing on a TV screen, are even lower resolution, so that 800x600 - is enough.
Secondly - the brightness of the projector.Again, the brighter - the better.At too low brightness for comfortable viewing may need complete blackout of the room.A brightness of 1,000 lumens should be sufficient for the home environment, lower values ‚Äč‚Äčtoday is almost never occur.At the same time, it is necessary to take into account the operating conditions of the projector.If it is installed in a separate room with the possibility of blackout, such as brightness setting is not too important.If you plan to use the projector in the living room, where it is difficult to achieve complete darkness, then a parameter like brightness should pay attention.
Third - contrast projector.A low index contrast dark scenes in movies may just not visible.Contrast home video projector must be in the range from 1000: 1 to 2000: 1.

Secondary specifications projector

If the three above-described characteristics are basic, and the choice of the projector to them should pay attention in the first place, the other characteristics are not so significant, but it is necessary to consider them as well.
These features include:
    Typically, projectors are equipped remote control
  • possible geometric image correction.Typically, the projector is difficult to establish accurately in the center axis of the screen.In this connection, the display may have an irregular shape (trapezoid).Most modern video projectors are able to geometric image correction.
  • lamp life.Currently, video projectors are equipped with long-lasting lamps with a lifetime of 2000 - 4000 hours.But we must bear in mind that the replacement bulb will cost you several hundred dollars.
  • controls the projector.Typically, projectors are equipped remote control.Some projectors also have the ability to control your computer.
  • compatible video standards.Although modern projectors are virtually universal in terms of video standards, it is useful to pay attention to this parameter.
In addition to these features, there are some other projector manufacturers are constantly improving their products by adding more and more features such as picture in picture, tooltips, digital zoom, digital format change (16x9, 3x4) and others.Select the projector depending on these additional functions - a matter of taste.In addition, should pay attention to the size of the projector, mounting options and others that may seem important to you personally.

When choosing a projector ideal situation would be to try out several models before you opt for any one.However, the majority of this is not possible.Therefore, when buying a projector it is useful to consult with the seller.A MirSovetov hopes that this article will also help you in choosing a projector for the home, and the new purchase will bring you lots of positive emotions.