What's the best home theatre projector?
Well, that's like asking what's the best flavour of ice cream - it all depends on your taste! But one thing's for sure, a home theatre projector can take your movie nights, gaming sessions, and sports watch parties to a whole new level. It's like having your own personal cinema right in your living room, here in Australia.
At JB Hi-Fi, we've got a smorgasbord of laser projectors, mini projectors, short throw projectors, screens and mounts that'll suit any home entertainment setup. Whether you're after a full HD (FHD), ultra-short throw (UST), projector with built-in Android TV or a 4K HDR projector, we've got you covered. And don't worry, all our projectors come with HDMI ports, so you can connect your laptops, consoles, and recorders with ease.
Here's a quick rundown of the big brands we've got in store, including:
Once you’ve got an idea of the brand you like, think about the following stuff to find the best home theatre projector for you:
- Room size: Got a big room? Go for a projector with a high lumen count. Smaller room? A short-throw projector might be just the ticket.
- Wall size: The bigger the wall, the bigger the screen size. Just make sure you've got the right distance between the projector and the wall.
- Use: Are you a movie buff, a sports fan, or a gamer? Different projectors suit different uses.
- Budget: From affordable HD projectors to top-of-the-line laser 4K projectors, we've got something for every budget.
- Features: Looking for a smart projector with WiFi and Bluetooth? Or maybe a gaming projector with ultra HD resolution? We've got 'em all.
How does a home theatre projector work?
Glad you asked! A ll projectors have come a long way since the days of overhead projectors and slide shows. Today's projectors and projector screens are packed with cutting-edge tech that delivers stunning visuals and immersive audio. Here's a quick breakdown:
- DLP Projectors: These use millions of tiny mirrors to create an image. Perfect for pixel-perfect visuals.
- LCD Projectors: These use three panels to control colours. Great for vibrant, lifelike images.
- Laser Projectors: These use lasers to project the image. Ideal for bright, clear visuals even in rooms with ambient light.
- LED Projectors: These use light-emitting diodes for a low-heat, high-contrast image. Perfect for long movie marathons.
- Portable Projectors: Compact portable projectors with AndroidTV, easy to set up, lightweight and compact.
- Using them in a well-lit room
- Having them closer to the wall or screen
- Enjoying different screen sizes.
- Connecting to your Smart Home and streaming
- 180 or 360-degree sound
And the best part? They can all be wall-mounted, giving you the flexibility to set up your home cinema projector just the way you like it.
How far away should a projector be from the screen?
Home theatre projectors no longer have to be at the back of the room or on the roof to get the best picture quality and image quality. JB’s range of home projectors have a heap of features that allow them to be as close as a little over 11cm from the wall or projector screen. Other features modern home theatre projectors have include:
What is the best lumens for a home theatre projector?
Lumens is the light measurement home theatre projectors put out. The brighter your room, the higher the lumens count you’re looking for. JB has lumens options from 60 all the way up to 3000, which suits any room, office, or conference centre.
What's the difference between a smart TV and a projector?
While both smart TVs and projectors offer excellent resolution and screen quality, the main difference lies in the viewing experience. A projector can turn any wall into a big screen, giving you a cinema-like experience right at home. Plus, with a smart projector, you can connect to the internet, stream your favourite shows, and even manage your smart home devices.
So, are you ready to take your home entertainment to the next level? Check out our range of projectors today and find the perfect one for you. And remember, at JB, we've got your back with our warranty options. So, you can shop with confidence, knowing that we've got you covered.
^Discounts apply to most recent previous ticketed/advertised price. As we negotiate on price, products are likely to have sold below ticketed/advertised price in stores prior to the discount offer. Prices may differ at airport & express stores.