How to Choose a projector?
Projection technology, well-known as LCD and DLP, is not the first thing to consider when you choose a projector. Resolution, brightness or contrast ratio, for example, are more important criteria. Get a bit more in-depth information, you will know how to choose a projector. In addition to the specs and features, your needs and your budget also count a lot.
- By brightness
Check the projector's brightness. It should guide you in your choice. The larger the projected image and the brighter room, the brighter the projector should be: 1,000 lumens is a minimum, 1,600 or more than 2,000 lumens will provide additional comfort. For example, if you use a more graphics intensive video, choose a higher resolution projector.
Resolution is the number of dots or pixels used to display an image. Higher resolutions mean crisper, cleaner image. For home theater projector ideal resolutions will be either 720p or 1080p.
720p (1280x720 pixels, 16:9 aspect ratio): This format is most commonly used for economical movie projection. It matches the 720p HDTV standard.
1080p (1920x1080 pixels, 16:9 aspect ratio): This is now the standard format for home theater. It matches the 1080i/1080p HDTV broadcast and Blu-ray formats.
- By what it is used for
There are different categories of projectors based on different use. A home cinema projector is used for watching movies or playing video games. A exhibition projector is installed in museum and other public areas. However, this does not mean that a projector can only be designed for simple purpose. You can have a multipurpose projector! Look at Vankyo Performance V600 Native 1080P LED Projector. It can cover your home and business use.
A good projector for Home Cinema will be also for video games. Of course, all consoles will run perfectly with Vankyo V600 Projectors, even if your games are in 1080p. Vankyo V600 projector, with native 1080p full HD resolution, big screen size, this projector can compete with those equipping real movie theaters.
- By room size
In a room like a living room, the presence of windows induces an important light: in this case, a video projector with a strong luminosity is obligatory. It is considered that from 1500 ANSI lumens, you can comfortably use a projector in a bright room.
On the contrary, in a dark room, or plunged into complete darkness, the brightness is not so decisive, even if it remains important.In complete darkness, the 1,000 lumens is enough.
- By budget
If you’re not going to pay a big price to buy a projector, you can have a look at Vankyo Leisure series. Vankyo Leisure 3 supports 1080p, and casts large images from 32” to 176” which you can focus on two ways by either sliding its focus ring or rotating the lens’ hood. The Leisure 3 casts bright and nice images with its 2,400 lumens and 2,000:1 contrast. It is great for portability and gaming. This projector is a good budget. It’s your best choice for nightly outdoor activities.