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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October 18, 2019
What are 3D Projectors? Everything You Need to Know!

3D technology has been around for decades now. Before, it was limited to the big screen. Today, however, you can enjoy the 3D experience right from your couch. If you are like me, you want to lose yourself in your entertainment. When it comes to 3D technology, though, I initially struggled to understand exactly what […]

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October 17, 2019
Does a Projector’s Zoom Effect its Image Quality?

Unfortunately, the technology in play here makes this a tricky question to answer. There are different types of zoom, and they affect image quality in different ways. While projector zoom won’t affect image quality in the case of Optical Zoom, which changes the image size by manipulating light, Digital Zoom can degrade image quality and […]

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October 6, 2019
What is a Pico Projector? Everything You Need To Know!

A strange thing happened in the world of projectors. About half a decade ago, nobody had heard of Pico Projectors, but now they’re one of the most popular categories of projector hardware. But what are they, and how are they different from “normal” projectors? Pico Projectors are small, portable, battery-operated projectors that are designed to […]

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October 5, 2019
Short Throw vs Long Throw Projectors: The Key Differences

Short throw or long throw, buying a projector for your home theater system can be among the most confusing decisions you have to make. Choosing between brightness, zoom range, contrast ratio, resolution, and other specs makes deciding on a projector very difficult. One of the most important decisions you will make when shopping for a […]

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