Want to recreate what you see at the movie theater? There are two common aspect ratios: 16:9 and 2.35:1. Most new release films are produced in 2.35:1. Basic HD Television and sports are 16:9. Our team BluHawk can help you with the selection process. Most people will prefer to have a 16:9 native format screen which is well suiting for sports and HDTV as well as a large selection of movies.
There are two main screen mountings available in the marketplace; fixed frame where the screen is placed in a rigid frame and attached permanently to the wall. You could also prefer a motorized screen, which can be retracted and concealed when not in use. While fixed frame screens are a more economical choice, concealable screens are more aesthetically appealing.
Selecting the screen sized for your home theatre room is dependent on the viewing preferences of your family and the size of the room. Unlike a television screen, if cared for properly your screen will last a lifetime. Fabric or material selections depend on room lighting conditions and whether or not you would like to hide your speakers behind the screen material like they do in commercial cinemas where acoustically transparent materials are used.
The two popular types of home theater projectors are DJP (Digital Light Processing) and LCD (Liquid Crystal Display.) Recently LED projectors have been released as a variant of the LCD technology. BluHawk system designers will help you make a great selection for your desired performance and budget.
A home theatre projector performance is affected by ambient room light, so choosing a projector suitable for your viewing purpose is key. (Movie, Sports, etc.)
Complements brightness. High contrast ratios deliver whiter whites and blacker blacks. A projector may have a great Lumens rating, but if the contrast ratio is low, your image will look washed out. You need to ensure that the detail in the black or dark areas of the image clear, well defined and noticeable. All too often, when a poorly designed projector produces true blacks, it is at the expense of detail…hard to explain this with a specification; this needs to be experienced first hand with your own eyes.
LCD/DLP home theatre projectors have a fixed number of pixels. If most of your viewing is HDTV, get as high a native pixel count as possible (at minimum 1920x1080 However, 720p HDTV signals require a 1280x720 pixel count for native display, while a 1080p HDTV input signal needs a native pixel count of 1920x1080. If you have a Blu-ray Disc player, consider a projector with 1920x1080 or higher pixel resolution and the ability to the display the 1080p format.
The latest resolution for high performance video technology is 4K, which is 4X the resolution of 1080p.
This is the most important aspect of accurate video. Does skin look like skin or is it too red or green? Natural flesh tones and color depth holds a significant importance when selecting a home theatre projector.
This is another important aspect when selecting a home theatre projector. There are many projectors in the market that is virtually silent and disturbance free for your viewing pleasure. All too often, fan noise is not a published specification and meanwhile, it is one of the most important considerations as a loud fan can greatly diminish your sound quality and enjoyment of the system.