3D Home Theater Projectors Under a Grand
Home Theater Projector prices have fallen sharply
In the last several years home theater projector prices have fallen dramatically while features have improved. Just a few years ago it could cost thousands more to buy a high quality home theater projector. Today picture quality is better than ever and prices have dropped to the point where you don't need to be a member of the "Rich and Famous" club to afford one.
Home Theater Projector Vs Video Projectors
It's important to note the differences between a Video Projector and a true Home Theater Projector.
Video Projectors are designed to be watched in a family or living room with brighter ambient lighting so they are designed and built differently. They tend to have noisier fans, are smaller and easy to move and have less connections and lower revolution. They are made to be overly bright with poorer contrast and black levels. Video projectors cost much less and are not as high quality as true Home Theater Projectors.
Home Theater Projectors
Home Theater Projectors are designed to be watched in a room that is very dark just like a movie theater. They offer deep dark blacks and amazing contrast although are not as bright. They are bulkier with more onboard connections so not as portable. Most do not come with onboard audio so they may require a separate audio amp and speakers. They are 1080P high resolution and run very silent.
It's important to emphasize again for a Home Theater Projector to look it's very best, the room must be completely dark.
Advantages of a Home Theater Projector Vs a Flat Screen TV
One of the greatest advantage to a Home Theater Projector is price. If you were to go out and buy a high quality 80 or 90 inch flat panel LED TV, it would cost many thousands more. LED televisions have there own backlights so they are better for brighter rooms. On the other hand a projector can give you a better picture with wider viewing angles in a dark room. With a projector you can even have a screen size larger than 100 inches.
Disadvantages of a Home Theater Projector
We already mentioned you need a very dark room for the best quality picture. Projectors have a lamp life that can vary somewhere between 2000-4000 hours. To put this in perspective if you watched television approximately three hours a day, a typical bulb should last for 2 years. While this may be an added cost, remember how much more money that 100" LED TV costs.
BenQ W1070 Best 3D Home Theater Projector under $1K
- Built-in speakers are Plug-and-Play ready, only the power cord and video source connection are needed to prepare the viewing experience.
- 2 HDMI inputs for video and gaming sources
- The SmartEco Mode, which cleverly adjusts the lamp power to maximize power saving by delivering the best contrast and brightness performance using only as much light as needed.
- The automatic switch to Eco Blank Mode after the projector is turned on for over three minutes without a display source, eliminating unnecessary energy waste and prolonging the life of the projector lamp.
- The W1070 is ISF Certified for customization to any room, offering calibration for optimized color performance in both Day and Night modes that can adapt to any room?s layout, size and ambient light levels.
BenQ W1070 Specs:
Home Theater Projector Screen
While projecting your image on a white wall or sheet will do in a pinch, you will want a high quality screen like the Elite Screen to get the best possible picture quality. The Elite screen comes in various sizes from 84" to 125" to fit any application.
- Electric/motorized screen for home theater and commercial presentations
160 degree wide viewing angle with 1.1 gain for all application in home cinema or business presentation
- Standard infrared remote control - easy control
- Built-in 12 volt trigger enables synchronized control through the projector - for professional installation - Light weight construction ships fully assembled and ready to plug & play
- Available in black or white casing with dual wall and ceiling installation optional.
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