Projectors: the Silent Heroes of Home Theater Systems

May 30, 2019
Projectors: the Silent Heroes of Home Theater Systems
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A few decades ago, movies were for cinema halls and shows were for televisions. Today, however, with online streaming both those formats and evolving. There is a huge influx of new shows and movies. With these blurring lines and exchanging technologies, both TV shows and movies have become more cinematic in terms of cinematography and sound design.

Sure, large screen TVs can do the job. But, that doesn’t mean they’re the best option. In the TV vs. projector discussion, there are multiple advantages of projectors in a home entertainment setting. To truly enjoy a “theater-like” experience, a well-integrated home entertainment system with a projector and projection screen is required. Here, we discuss the role of projectors in the home theater system and key advantages they offer over other display technologies.

Customizable Screen Sizes

The beauty of projectors is that they can operate via any surface. In order to ensure quality, many projector owners opt to project onto specially-engineered projection screens. A key advantage of projectors for home entertainment is that screen size can be configured to a variety of sizes. With projectors, the hardware is not limit-bound. Hence, the choice of screen size is infinitely customizable. Moreover, if your screen size requirements change eventually, it’s much easier to adjust than to purchase new hardware all over again.

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Home theater projectors have the advantage of not being restricted by an outer limit. At their base level, projector screens are naturally larger than TVs. The size of the projection screen depend on factors such a space, throw distance, and personal preferences etc. Easily available projection screen sizes include 100”, 110”, 120”, or even 200” and above.

Reduced Eye Strain

When it comes to your eye comfort, the advantages of projectors are countless. It’s a known fact that larger images and text are easier to read from a distance. When compared to televisions, projectors enjoy the inherent advantage of larger screen sizes. Screen size is just one contributing factor influencing eye comfort though. Many studies have shown that your eyes actually feel more comfortable when looking at projector images, especially during longer viewing time. This is thanks to the effect that reflected light has on the eyes. Unlike TVs that use emitted light, most projectors deploy lamps that are easy on the eye.

Compact Size

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Home theater projectors pack a TV into a device similar in size to a laptop. They mostly tucked away or ceiling-mounted offering significant space saving. The rise of short throw projectors has even made it possible for projectors to be placed on a shelf or table within close range of the projection surface. The same goes for the projector screen, which can either be anchored to the wall or even made retractable using motorised screens.


Home theater projectors are small and lightweight. Portability opens new avenues in terms of where visual content can be enjoyed. With a projector, you can enjoy a movie night at a friend’s place or host an outdoor screening session. As a matter of fact, brands such as Elite Screens offer a wide variety of outdoor projection screens.

Thanks to advancements in projection technology, an increase in demand, and a gradual decline in prices, home theater projectors are more feasible than ever. If you are looking customizable screen size, larger images, eye comfort, compact size, portability, and cinema-like experience, projectors are a clear choice.

Not convinced you need a projector for your home entertainment system? Or Do you have any doubts you want to clear? Get in touch with the helpful and resourceful Ooberpad team. Have anything of value to add? Use the comment section below to share your suggestions and thoughts.

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