Let’s face it, who among us has never wanted (at least once) a lumen projector in your home? It would be the perfect complement for your home theater system, an addition that (unfortunately) few can afford.
Until today. Because although it is true that, until some time ago, the projector was a device within reach of a few, due to the costs and the necessary spaces, thanks to the latest technologies, this “limit” has been exceeded, and video projectors finally become within everyone’s reach. And the reasons are simple.
First of all, the prices of the projectors have fallen dramatically in recent years and now allow you to replace the TV without too many problems. Then, and this is another thing that should not be underestimated, the size of the projectors has also reduced very much: in this way a large room will no longer be necessary to have the cinema effect at home.
Here we had listed out some of the different 6000-lumen projectors that are present below.
How to Choose a 6000 Lumen Projector?
Is a Dlp or Lcd Projector Better?
The two main technologies that differentiate the projectors are DLP (Digital Light Processing) and LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) and are the most crucial factor to consider when looking for the best projector for your needs.
The first one, the DLP one, manages the image using an optical chip called DMD, formed by pixels or micro-mirrors which, by oscillating, reflect the beam of light emitted by the lamp which, in turn, will be added to the beam of light—issued by the DMD.
The achromatic wheel that is located between the chip and the lens and that rotates at very high speed will color the image with the appropriate chromatic nuances.
The LCD technology of the projectors, on the other hand, is composed of a prism with a stitched shape with three faces on which the LCD panels are mounted. Each of these faces will emit one of the primary colors (red, green, and blue), which will be recomposed in a single ray precisely by the prism.
In a nutshell, projectors with DLP technology are more valid if you want a better color contrast and a greater difference in brightness between the white and black areas. The LCD ones are preferable in terms of color saturation and light intensity.
How Long Does a Projector Lamp Last?
The lamp life of a projector is highly variable and is another factor to consider before choosing your model. Generally, the lamp life is calculated in thousands of hours, and, often, on the projectors, an exhausted lamp can be replaced.
In this case, however, replacing a lamp may require a very high expense, especially in older generation projectors. In any case, considering that practically all current models have a lamp life of over 10,000 hours, it could also take many years until a replacement is necessary. This, however, depends a lot on the intended use of the projector.
Is Resolution Important?
The resolution of a projector is the factor that most depends on the use it is intended for. The cheapest projectors currently on the market are capable of reproducing an HD Ready image, i.e., 1280 × 720 pixels, and have HDMI and Component inputs for the HD signal.
However, there are also FullHD 1920 x 1080 projectors, ideal for watching TV content, Blu-ray or for playing with consoles and PCs, while the latest generation projectors can reproduce images in 4K: they are much more expensive of previous models, but they are ideal if you want to watch movies in 4K, or if you’re going to connect an Xbox One X and a PlayStation 4 Pro.
How Many Lumens Should the Brightness Be?
The term “lumen” represents the value with which the brightness is measured. One lumen equals the brightness emitted by a candle. And the concept is simple: if the lumen value of the projector.
If its brightness is high, then the device will be able to emit visible images, even in environments that are not dark. If you want to place the projector in a room that can be completely dark, then you could go to a model with at least 1500 lumens.
If, on the other hand, you want to use the projector even in a dark environment, then you will need to purchase a projector with at least 2500 lumens.
What Is the Contrast Ratio?
The contrast of a projector indicates the performance of the device in light and dark areas, regardless of the lighting conditions. It is the factor that most influences the depth of blacks and the chromatic nuances of the image and is indicated with a ratio of the type “5000: 1”. The higher this value, the better the image.
Is Trapezoidal Correction Important?
Yes, it is an essential function and is used to compensate for the angle of the position of the projector concerning the wall on which the image is reflected. This function restores the geometries and proportions of the image.
Following the distortions that will undoubtedly occur based on the position of the projector, and it is thanks to this function that it will be possible to install, for example, a ceiling projector.
Better to Choose a Non-Noisy Projector
If you want to fully enjoy (and relax) the contents projected with a projector, it is essential to evaluate the noise of the device. All projectors use a cooling fan to keep high internal temperatures at bay, and the optimal noise level (expressed in dB) of a projector should never exceed 30 dB.
Watch out For Video Inputs
It may seem unimportant, but assessing which and how many video inputs a projector has is an essential factor in being able to use it without any problems whatsoever.
Although this factor depends a lot on the type of use that you want to make of it, considering that by now, all sources are digital, a projector must have at least one HDMI port.
The most common formats are RCA, Cinch or BNC; S-Video input; YUV (Sub DB15 or 3 x RCA / Cinch or 3 x BNC), RGB, RGBs or RGBHV (Sub DB15 or BNC), DVI or HDMI.
How Far Should a Projector Be Installed?
Distance is the factor that most affects the focal length and size of the image. And the latter is a factor to be carefully evaluated when choosing a projector.
The low-cost models are capable of projecting images about 3 meters away from the reflective wall. And this factor depends very much on the environment in which the device will be installed. Our advice, however, is to give more importance to the quality of the image than to the size: only in this way can you enjoy a film in its maximum splendor.