Once upon a time, home theatres were reserved for the rich and famous. It cost a lot of money to create a home theatre setup, and it required a lot of space, so not everyone was able to put together home theatres.

The recent pandemic helped change this. Many Australians were stuck in their homes for months on end. It led to a surge in home theatres throughout the country.

The only downside to this is that many people chose to hang large TVs in their home theatres as opposed to projectors. A home theatre projector would be a better option if you’re thinking about setting up a home theatre.

So, why should you go with a home theatre projector vs. a TV? We’ve come up with a list of the best reasons to buy an entertainment projector for a home theatre rather than a TV. We’ve also included some tips on how to track down the best projectors for your home theatre.

Check out our guide on why you need to purchase a home theatre projector below.

Reasons to Buy a Home Theatre Projector

TV prices have gone down dramatically in Australia as well as in many other parts of the world. This would help explain why so many people have decided to buy TVs instead of projectors for their home theatres.

But there are a whole bunch of reasons why a home theatre projector is a superior choice over a TV. Here are a few reasons that you should keep in mind.

Customizable Screen

If you buy a TV for a home theatre, you’re going to have to pick one particular size that you would like the screen on it to be. You aren’t going to have much flexibility at all when it comes to the size of your TV screen.

But this isn’t going to be the case with a home theatre projector. You can, of course, invest in a high-quality custom screen that you can utilize with a viewing projector. But you’ll still have the power to make the movies, TV shows, etc., that you project onto this screen as big or small as you want.

You’ll appreciate being able to adjust the video that your home theatre projector creates as you see fit. It’ll put you in control from the second you start watching things in your home theatre.

Sharper Picture

When you purchase a home theatre projector over a TV, you’ll be able to do more than just tinker with the size of the videos your projector puts out. You’ll also be able to play around with its picture to make it look incredible every time you’re watching something.

Technically, you can also do this with a TV as long as you’re willing to spend some time messing around with its settings. But a good home theatre projector is going to make it so simple for you to get the sharpest picture possible.

Reduced Eye Strain

Have you found that you often have to strain your eyes to see what’s going on when you’re watching TV? This eye strain has, unfortunately, become very common among those who spend their fair share of time watching TV.

There are steps you can take to reduce the eye strain that can come along with watching TV. But it can be a time-consuming process trying to figure out how to adjust your TV’s settings to work better with your eyes.

The images and videos that a home theatre projector will create for you will be so much easier on your eyes. You’ll quickly discover that you won’t be rubbing and itching your eyes all the time anymore when you watch a movie or catch a ball game in your home theatre.

Better Value

As we alluded to earlier, TVs cost a lot less than they used to. Because of this, you might be able to find a decent TV for just a fraction of what a home theatre projector will run you.

But at what cost? One issue with modern-day TVs is that it doesn’t take very long for them to become outdated. This is going to force you to step into an endless cycle of buying new TVs every year or two to keep up with the latest technology.

Home theatre projectors evolve over time just like TVs do. But they don’t always do it at the same rapid pace. It should enable you to hang onto the same home theatre projector for at least a few years before you’ll ever need to entertain the idea of upgrading to a new one.

This is going to make buying a home theatre projector a better value overall. It’ll be well worth the slightly higher investment that you’ll need to make in it.

Increased “Wow!” Factor

Are you planning on inviting people over to your house to watch movies, sporting events, etc. in your home theatre? Then you’re going to want to be sure you’re ready to put on a show every time they visit.

You might be able to do this with a TV. But because more than 80% of Australians have TVs at home, you’re only going to be able to impress them with a TV so much. A projector, on the other hand, will be a novelty for a lot of people who come to your home to hang out in your home theatre.

You’ll find that a home theatre projector will have plenty of the “Wow!” factor that you’re looking for when shopping for everything that’ll go in your home theatre. It’s one more reason why you should invest in a projector for your home theatre in the first place.

How to Find the Right Home Theatre Projector

At this point, you should have a pretty good idea of why it would be so smart to buy a home theatre projector over a TV. You might even be convinced that this is the best option for you.

But before you run right out and purchase a home theatre projector, it’s going to be important for you to know how to go about doing it. You don’t want to end up with the wrong projector and miss out on all the benefits we’ve discussed thus far.

Here are the steps you should take when shopping for a home theatre projector.

Make a List of Home Theatre Projectors

When you’re first in the market for a home theatre projector, you should begin by making a list of the best options around. Google something like “best projectors” and take note of any and all projectors that pop up.

You’re not going to want to simply select the first home theatre projector you can find and go with it. But you should go through the projectors that appear and write down their names and where you can find more information about them.

Learn About Home Theatre Projectors

Once you have a running list of the best projectors for home theatres, the next thing you’ll need to do is research each and every one. You should be able to locate lengthy descriptions of each projector on the websites of the brands that manufacture them.

You’ll want to consider a handful of key factors as you compare each home theatre projector on your original list. Take a look at these factors below:

  • Light output
  • Brightness
  • Pixel density
  • Contrast ratio
  • Resolution

You’re really going to want to take a deep dive into each home theatre projector that’s on your radar. It’ll make it possible for you to start to see which options would be your best ones.

Read Reviews for Home Theatre Projectors

All the brands that specialize in manufacturing home theatre projectors are going to make it sound like their products are the best. But what do those who have used these products in the past have to say about each of them?

That’s a question you should attempt to answer by reading through as many online reviews as you can find for different home theatre projectors. These reviews should shed so much light on which projectors are going to be worth your time and money.

You can rule out any home theatre projectors that have seemingly gotten nothing but negative reviews from those who have tried them out. You’ll only want to focus on the projectors that have earned positive reviews from those who have enjoyed utilizing them.

Compare Home Theatre Projector Prices

You should try not to get too hung up on price when you’re comparing home theatre projectors. You don’t want to choose the cheapest projector out there just because it’s affordable and pay the price for it later when it doesn’t have all the latest technology that you’ll need.

At the same time, you also don’t necessarily want to just buy the most expensive home theatre projector around. It might pack more power than you need, and you may not be able to use it to its full potential, depending on your home theatre setup.

By comparing the prices of home theatre projectors, you’ll be able to locate one that’ll fit nicely into your budget. It’ll leave you with plenty of money left over to add other high-quality home theatre products to the mix.

Ask Experts About Home Theatre Projectors

Does the idea of trying to narrow down a long list of home theatre projectors to just one stress you out? If it does, you should know that you don’t have to go at it alone.

You can count on the video and sound experts from AV Design to lead the way as you shop for the right projector for your home theatre. They’ll use their expertise and their experience within the industry to show you some of the best options you’ll have.

They can also explain what sets different home theatre projectors apart so that you understand what you’ll be getting with different options. It’ll make the entire process of shopping for a projector so much simpler than it would be otherwise. And it’ll leave you feeling good about the projector you pick out in the end.

Who to Trust to Install a Home Theatre Projector

You can buy one of the best projectors in the world for your home theatre. But if it doesn’t get installed in the right way from the start, it might all be for naught. It won’t be able to deliver the great results that you’ll expect from it.

For this reason, you should bring a trusted team on board to install your new home theatre projector for you. This is another area in which Smarthome Design can assist you.

When you call on us to help you with your home theatre, we’ll show you the perfect place to install it. We’ll also show you some of the custom screens that would work great with it. We’ll even touch on which surround-sound speaker solutions you should pair it up with.

Whether you’re taking a room that’s empty now and transforming it into a home theatre or making upgrades to an existing home theatre, AV Design will be there for you every step of the way.

Contact Us for All Your Home Theatre Needs

Do you want to get more information on buying a home theatre projector? Or do you have any questions or concerns about creating or upgrading a home theatre in your house?

AV Design would love to lend you a hand. We’ve helped so many people set up the perfect home theatres in the past, and we hope you’ll give us the opportunity to do it for you.

Reach out to us today to get started.