Do you know what the aspect ratio of your TV or Projector Screen is? If you do, then chances are you are pretty up to date with the variety of options available. If you don’t, then we’d like to bring you up to speed on what aspect ratio is as well as the history behind it. Aspect Ratio is simply a numerical way to describe the width to height ratio of a rectangular image.
Watching old “classic” movies is one of my favourite pastimes on a rainy day, but have you ever wondered why the picture is so grainy? Well, it comes down to the picture resolution. Just like computer monitors or digital photos, the resolution of the image is so important in terms of picture quality.
If you’re considering a projector screen for your home theatre, there are a few things to consider. Bigger is always better right? Not necessarily. Included in the regular questions we hear from our customers is “How big should the screen be?” or “How big are your screens?” in the hope they are so big they will eclipse the entire wall. This is where a “bit” of restraint is needed, because a quick decision to slap up a huge screen in a small room will lead to real disappointment in the long run.
Audio Return Channel, often referred to as ARC, is a very practical feature that has become popular since the evolution of the HDMI v1.4 (also known as high speed cable with Ethernet). Essentially ARC allows the audio signal to be transferred from your television back up to your receiver at the same time a signal is being sent from your receiver to your television. This means a separate audio cable is not necessary from your television to your receiver. Typically a digital optical or digital coaxial would be used to transfer the audio signal from your tv to the receiver.
Contrast Ratio is an important figure to take into account when looking for your new projector. Along with the ANSI Lumens, the contrast of the picture is one of the more noticeable specifications.The ratio explains the level of intensity between the whitest white and the blackest black of the image. The figure represents some light output for white divided by some light output for black.
Purchasing a projector for your home theatre can be a very exciting but daunting experience. Just reading through the specifications with all the numbers and abbreviations can make your head spin. Over the coming weeks, we hope to be able to explain some of the terminology used, so you will know what to look for when taking the big step to becoming a projector owner or upgrading your old projector.
Over the next few weeks, we will explain some of the main terminology that you will see when purchasing a projector, including the brightness, contrast and resolution. Hopefully you will feel better equipped to look into the quality home theatre projectors that are available today at really affordable prices.
Televisions have been getting thinner and larger for years now, with many homes having at least one “flatscreen” TV. Most flatscreens come with their own stand which means you will most likely use a solid piece of furniture for them to sit on to manage a comfortable viewing height. Although this is a popular solution, they are also a lot lighter than the old bulky TVs which lend themselves nicely to wall mounting.
How would you feel if you could relax with the family or your mates over Easter enjoying your favourite movies on your own big screen? Many people think that a Home Theatre is out of their price range, and that it will always be something left on the wish list. The good news is that over time, home theatre components, especially projectors have become more affordable than ever before. For what you used to pay for an average quality lounge room television, you can now enjoy your very own cinema experience in your own home. With our easy to customise packages, you can have your system for as little as $1349, which includes your projector, projector screen, mounting bracket and HDMI cable.