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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January 21, 2020
Can You Connect an Amazon Fire TV Stick to a Projector?

Using an Amazon Fire TV Stick with a projector is a pretty straightforward operation. With no wires to run, no cables to manage, there are just few steps to start streaming from your Fire TV Stick to your 100in+ screen. To connect an Amazon Fire TV Stick to a projector: Plug the Fire TV Stick […]

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December 27, 2019
How to Connect a Smartphone to a Projector

If you’ve finally taken the plunge into installing a projector for your home theater, the next problem you need to solve is how to get what you want projected on the screen. Especially if you don’t have a dedicated content streaming box, this can be a sticky problem. It’s nice to cut out an entire […]

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November 17, 2019
Do I Need A Special Screen for a 3D Projector?

Modern technology seems to be continually improving. Today’s home theater options go far beyond what was available to families even just 15 years ago. When I started looking into investing in a projector for my home theater – the 3D models had only just come onto the market. With more movies and shows being made […]

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November 4, 2019
Does a Projector Need to be Centered? Mount a Projector Off-Center

It’s easy to get caught up in all the details of building the perfect home theater, all the file formats, cables, questions on resolution, wireless video, etc. etc. Honestly, it can be a bit exhausting. It’s easy to make assumptions because that’s one less question you need answered, right? But today we’re going to take […]

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October 26, 2019
Projector Throw Ratio - Projector Distance From the Screen Calculator

Click or tap to go straight to the calculator. Buying a projector may seem overly complicated when compared to walking in and purchasing a television. However, projectors have several benefits that make them ideal when it comes to your home theater. However, understanding what specifications are important to you, as well as deciphering what they […]

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October 19, 2019
Projector Do’s and Don’ts - Don't Make These Simple Mistakes

As devices become more affordable, plenty of people find themselves considering investing in a home theater or home entertainment setup. For many, this includes the use of a projector. Especially since these devices have become more affordable than the high-end televisions that offer the same view-ability. Before investing in a projector, there are some major […]

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