Projectors offer larger screen sizes and a more cinematic viewing experience than their TV counterparts, but that doesn’t mean they’re easier to set up. That’s why here’s an in-depth guide to buying a projector to try!
Unless you’re going for a portable option, make sure you have one a projector mount ($24) Make sure the audio cables are properly routed to your projector location. That’s because it can be a hassle to set up full-size projectors to match your screen, be sharp, etc., so once you’ve got everything set up you want to leave it as is.
Make sure you have enough lumens (the higher the brightness of your projector, the better). Over 2,000 lumens is a good starting point for any type of backlit television. However, we recommend 3,000 or more if you’re watching in a bright room.
Also, before purchasing a projector, you should consider how much space you will need to set it up properly. In most cases you need 10 to 15 feet between the screen and the projector (be sure to check the manufacturer’s “throw distance” in the manual) to achieve a screen size over 100 inches.
Without a completely dark room, the image can appear washed out and difficult to see. If you don’t have a room without a window, consider getting blackout curtains. For more in-depth information on how to set up a projector after delivery, I highly recommend This video.