Types of Projectors
Single Chip Projectors – Start with a source of light (lamp) and split the light into three beams. Each beam passes through its own LCD panel. The LCD panels each have hundreds of thousands of tiny pixels, the higher the resolution, the more pixels. Data determines whether light is allowed to pass through each one. Single chip projectors offer a great value, but can be perceived as overly saturated and can sometimes display what is know as the rainbow effect.Three Chip Projectors – 3 chip projectors are a system where a white light passes through a prism that divides the light into red, green and blue. The colored light is reflected from the DMD (Digital Micromirror Device) and passes through the lens to project an ultra rich image. Three chip projectors come at a premium price, but have an ultra sharp image without the rainbow effect or heavy saturation.
When choosing a screen for a projector, there are additional considerations to factor in like ambient lighting, viewing angles, and space. For example, environments with a high level of ambient light might benefit from a gray screen to enhance the black levels. Manufacturers like Stewart Filmscreens offer a wide range of high quality screens that are designed to meet the needs of any theater room setup.Many customers enjoy the ease of having a motorized screen lower from the ceiling when the time comes to throw in a movie. This provides the most flexibility in terms of location and a popular way to turn a traditional living room into a home theater without affecting the décor.As you can see there are many things to consider when purchasing a projector for your home. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about projectors please feel free to call our office at (415) 456-7000, send me an email or visit our website today.