Flat-panel TVs are getting larger and less expensive with each new generation, which is great. But if you want a truly cinematic home theater experience with an image that dwarfs virtually all TVs, you need a projector. Casting an image that measures from 100 inches up to 150 or even 200 inches diagonally, a home theater projector immerses you in the world of your favorite movies, TV shows, sporting events, and video games like no TV ever could. Even better, home theater projectors can do all that for far less than a comparably sized TV—if you could even find one!
In addition to the projector itself, you also need a screen on the wall. When many people hear that, they naturally ask, why not just use a blank wall? You could do that, of course, but the image quality, contrast ratio, and color accuracy (and more) would suffer greatly. For one thing, the wall is probably painted in a color other than perfectly neutral white or gray, so it will distort the color of the image. Also, the reflective properties of the wall are not well controlled, so you might have noticeable hot spots and dull areas. Finally, if you want to watch with the lights on, the picture will look totally washed out. Given all that, we highly recommend getting a good screen to go with your new home theater projector. Need a suggestion? Check out our picks for the best projector screens below.
Here's a list of our favorite projectors available today. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 1.866.961.7781 or email us here. We love to talk about this stuff, so we look forward to hearing from you!