Having a home cinema means you can enjoy your favourite movies, TV shows and sports any time on a big screen, in the comfort of your house. While televisions are still the primary choice for home cinemas, projectors are gradually gaining popularity and becoming the preferred choice in modern home cinemas. However, choosing a projector is not as straightforward as you’d think. There are hundreds of options available. And picking the right one can be a tricky task if you do not know where to start. Unlike television screens, the performance of projectors is affected by several factors like room size, environment and the type of home cinema equipment paired with it. So if you’ve made up your mind about getting a projector screen, here are a few tips that will help you choose the best one for your home cinema:

The Purpose

A projector has many uses. Depending on how you intend to use it, you can get a basic projector or a full HD one. If the primary purpose of your projector is watching movies, it is best to get a full HD resolution (16:9) projector which has the best shape, brightness, and saturation for an enhanced movie-watching experience. If you also intend to watch sports or play games in your home cinema, it’s better to get a full HD projector with extra brightness (3,000 lumens or more) and motion blur reduction for optimal gaming and sports viewing. 

The Room

An important thing to consider when choosing a projector for your home cinema is the size and layout of the room. If your room is big enough to place a large projector screen at an ideal distance from the seats, go for a high-end projector that offers the finest picture quality. For smaller rooms, it is best to get budget-friendly, short-lens projectors that can cast a large image even from a short distance. Regardless of the size of the room and the type of projector you choose, make sure you invest in separate speakers for your home cinema if you want an authentic experience. The amount of brightness in the room will also need to be considered when selecting a projector. If your room is not dark enough and has more than one window, you will need a high-end projector that has better resolution, brightness, and contrast as compared to the basic models.


Desirable Features

Every home cinema is different. Based on your requirements and wants, you can choose a projector that has your desired features. Laser and LED light sources, HDMI input and VGA input connection, portable and fixed positions, LCD and DLP models, lens shift and keystone mechanisms, 4K compatibility, and Bluetooth and wireless connectivity are some of the features to consider when buying a projector for your home cinema. 

If you have finally decided to convert that spare room or the unused garage or basement into a home cinema, it’s best to get a home cinema specialist for your project. Exceptional Spaces is a leading home cinema expert in Leicestershire that can help you design and install the best cinema in your house. Whether you wish to install a high-end projector as part of your home theatre or want a basic, portable projector or television screen, we can help you choose the most suitable screen, equipment, and seating for your home cinema. Want to discuss your project with us? Contact us on 0116 2795161 and receive a free quote!