June 17, 2020
Using a Projector Outside During the Day

When the weather is warm, everything shifts outside, even entertainment. Whether you want to have a movie with the kids or you're planning a moonlit date night, a projector is a great way to bring the big screen outside. But what if you want to use it outside during the day? To use a projector […]

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May 30, 2020
How to Connect a Soundbar to a Projector

If you have a soundbar and a projector, you may be wondering if you can connect them together. And even if you can, there's another discussion to be had around whether or not you should. Connecting a soundbar to a projector is usually possible, as long as your devices have compatible ports. However, some limitations […]

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May 7, 2020
Why Are Some Projectors So Loud?

Noise is hands down the biggest problem projector owners have with their equipment. Whether you’re watching a movie or giving a presentation, a noisy projector is an unwelcome disruption. Luckily a projector that's too loud is something that can be remedied with some quick and easy fixes. Projector noise is typically caused by the cooling […]

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April 24, 2020
How to Run Power to a Ceiling Mounted Projector

One thing that can instantly make a projector setup look amateur is a dangling power cable. Even when the cable has been managed to follow along with the lines of the wall and corners, there’s no getting around the fact that it’s ugly, and that no matter what you’re going to have a lot of […]

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April 10, 2020
How to Tell If Projector Lamp is Dead

Projectors are an almost perfect solution for your home theater. They give you something closer to the silver-screen feel without you having to mortgage your house for what the larger Television panels cost. However, there is one issue you might run into that’s unique to projectors: reaching the end of the projector’s lamp life. To […]

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April 8, 2020
How to Improve a Projector's Image Quality

Projectors can be a little finicky when it comes to the first-time setup. When you’re trying to dial the image into your screen and your unique home theater setup, it can be confusing because of the sheer number of variables in play. However, by proceeding methodically and changing 1 thing at a time, you can […]

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April 4, 2020
Can You Use a Projector for Everyday TV Watching?

Projectors offer an unparalleled option of screen size at their price point, with many 100-inch screen projectors coming in at well under the price of a 55-inch or 65-inch television. But what about for content other than movies and prestige-TV shows? What about normal every-day use: your cable-TV sitcoms and favorite news channels? Are projectors […]

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March 28, 2020
How Laser Projectors Work

There’s a lot of hype around laser projectors, but not many people understand how they work. While the technical details around all the different projector specifications can get complicated (more on that here), the basic principles of how they operate are fairly simple. Typically, a laser projector uses three lasers, one for each primary color, […]

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February 17, 2020
How to Properly Clean a Projector Lens - Step by Step

You finally made the leap from a wall-mounted television to a fancy new projector, but now dust particles are slowly gunking up your lens, and you can no longer see every pore on The Gladiator’s face quite like you once could. Well, you can’t use just any household cleaner to restore your projector lens to […]

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January 27, 2020
Can You Connect a Bluetooth Speaker to a Projector?

Connecting speakers to your projector can be a huge hassle. Although there are very effective solutions for wireless video (such as wireless HDMI kits and simply using streaming sticks like Roku or Fire Sticks), audio remains a complicated affair. However, there’s one technology that, although originally developed for cell phones, has found a new application […]

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