How to Choose the Best Projector For Home Cinema During Holidays
| Olga Vynokurova
The holidays – to several people, it is one of the most anticipated times of the year. Christmas, for one, is one of the most celebrated annual festivals that never fails to bring joy to individuals -- be it old or young. The last quarter of the year is known as the time for decorating, partying, and giving. Even though not everyone celebrates Christmas, the yuletide is still everyone’s favourite season for many reasons. Kids, for instance, wake up to an exciting Christmas morning -- or evening -- because they know that presents await them. Even adults are thrilled during this time because they know that they too, will receive gifts from their loved ones.
Every person’s Christmas celebration preference varies. Some enjoy receiving gifts, but some are more enthusiastic when it comes to shopping and wrapping presents for people. But one thing’s for sure – choosing the perfect gift for an individual can sometimes be daunting and hard. However, we can all agree that the best Christmas gifts are the most unique ones.
Not many people think of giving a projector for Christmas. Because we’re all stuck on thinking about practicality and efficiency, only a few realise the benefits of purchasing a projector as a gift for their special someone. Projectors like the ABIS HD6K+, for instance, is one of the bestselling products for a number of reasons – and they’re often sold out during the holidays.
But some may want to pick the projector for their holidays on their own. For them, we thought of providing some clarification over the terminologies and technical jargon that can be confusing, overwhelming, and sometimes, intimidating. There are many projectors that are out and available to the market these days. But not all of them are built the same. Sure, one feature may not be as great as the other one, but depending on your needs and usage, these errors or shortcomings may be overlooked – may be advantageous, even.
But how exactly will you know what to look for when purchasing a projector? Better yet, how does one find the perfect one for them? Here are a few technical specifications – and we simplified them for you.
Resolution refers to the number of pixels that is shown on your projector display – in a single picture. Succinctly, the more pixels that can fit and be displayed on the screen, the higher the resolution is. Watching movies, playing games, or even displaying still images into space allows you to see more vibrant and crisp pictures if you have a projector that can display high-resolution images.
There are plenty of resolutions that you can choose from. Here are some of them.
- Video resolution (4:3 aspect ratio)
SVGA: 800 X 600; total number of pixels – 480,000
XGA: 1024 X 768; total number of pixels – 786,000
XSGA+: 1400 X 1050; total number of pixels – 1,470,000
UXGA: 1600 X 1200; total number of pixels – 1,920,000
- Widescreen Resolution (16:10 aspect ratio)
WXGA: 1280 X 800; total number of pixels – 1,024,000
WXGA+: 1440 X 900; total number of pixels – 1,296,000
WUXGA: 1920 X 1200; total number of pixels – 2,304,000
- Widescreen Resolution (16:9 aspect ratio)
720p: 1280 X 720; total number of pixels – 921,600
1080p: 1920 X 1080; total number of pixels – 2,073,600
4K Ultra HD: 3840 X 2160; total number of pixels – 8,294,400
Those who are very particular about their projector resolutions and use it for games and movies opt for a widescreen resolution of 1080p or more. Projectors like the ABIS HD6K+, however, are preferred by tech-savvy individuals because of its 1080p resolution that supports the 4K Ultra HD.
2. Aspect Ratio
A projector’s aspect ratio refers to the ratio of the displayed image’s height and width. Even though the 4:3 ratio was once common, projector manufacturers are now trying to avoid that aspect ratio because movies and computer screens are now being made with a 16:9 aspect ratio -- typically. Though purchasing a projector with a 16:9 aspect ratio lets you display 4:3 images without any problem, HDTV signals and Blu-ray discs now only use 16:9 as the standard.
Fortunately, we are ahead of its time as our HD6K+ is made with a 16:9 aspect ratio. No matter where and how you will use your projector, be sure to only purchase a screen that will display images that’s compatible -- or would look best -- on what your projector is projecting.
While the debate on the importance of lumens in a projector is still ongoing, many still see the lumens as a key feature on the projectors that they purchase. When you say lumens, you’re talking about the measurement of the light from not just the projector lamp, but to all the lighting sources available. Essentially, the more lumens your projector has, the brighter it can project the images on the screen.
4. Additional and Miscellaneous Features
While at the end of the day, the technical specifications will still vary from one person to another, the only sure way of purchasing the perfect projector for you to use is to know where and how you’re going to use it. To a trained eye, these details can be visible and apparent, but to those who wish to enjoy a home cinema or a gaming projector can do so with the other features that the projector is equipped with. If you want to maximise on using a projector, choose not only the highest-quality one in terms of technical specifications, but also consider the added features that it has.
The HD6K+ by ABIS is not only an exceptional projector in terms of technicality, it’s also one of the few HD projectors that has a WiFi and Bluetooth feature that readily allows you to connect to the internet, stream movies, and play games.
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Recommended projector for your holiday season: the HD6K+
Many of you landed on this blog post with the intention of learning how to pick the perfect projector for their needs. However, some may have arrived here in search of a straight recommendation on the top-grade projector for a home environment.
For them, we want to share our absolute favourite projector: the ABIS HD6K+.
The HD6K+ is equipped with a number of unique features that can benefit your loved ones. This projector, for one, is commonly used during the holidays because of its TruWireless feature. Navigating and controlling the projector screen need not be done on a computer or laptop – remote control is provided to you once you purchase this. Moreover, there are countless things that you can do when you use the HD6K+. You and your loved ones can enjoy thousands of movies that are available – and you can watch them with HiFi speakers that we also have. Connecting your projector to a speaker via Bluetooth is also possible.
Playing games on your HD6K+ is also possible – and worthwhile. The HD6K+ is one of the few WiFi-able projectors. You and your loved ones can enjoy thousands and thousands of movies and games; you can connect your projector via WiFi and access movies, shows, and games through the App Store.Because the Holiday Season is the time for giving to truly show your appreciation to your loved ones, gift them only the best products that they can thoroughly enjoy for the next few years. Whether it is for movies or games, they will be able to find a use for the HD6K+. You, too, can give this to yourself to provide you with years of entertainment. While projectors were once known only for school lessons, projectors made these days -- the HD6K+ especially -- are made for several other purposes. Christmas season, of course, is one of the best times to watch movies with you and your family members.