DVD Projector

A television is not the best choice for a large room or theater because the screen is too small for the people up the back to see it clearly. A regular projector is great for showing movies on a large screen but you need to have a spare DVD player available. Using a DVD projector avoids this problem because it has an internal DVD player. It is compact and light enough to be carried between rooms and some models will even fit inside a briefcase or backpack. Choosing the right DVD projector is not an easy decision because there are many features to compare, such as the brightness, resolution, and image size.

A DVD projector is just like a regular projector except that it has an internal DVD player. Despite this extra capability, it has pretty much the same weight and appearance of a regular projector. The only noticeable difference is the narrow slot and extra controls for the DVD player. A great advantage of using a DVD projector is that there are no audio-visual cables to connect, which always seem to go missing when you need them in a hurry. A DVD player generates very little heat so a DVD projector does not require extra cooling for it, which means that it is just as quiet as a regular projector.

The main components of a projector are its light source, image source, and lens. Projectors that use a halogen globe are generally brighter than ones that use an LED globe. However, a halogen globe uses more power, generates more heat, and has only a fraction of the lifetime of an LED glove. Unless brightness is a problem, choose a model that uses a LED globe. A projector should also have a large picture size and screen distance. Color depth is also important because some projectors do not display true color images. Ideally, it should be able to show movies in full high-definition, but expect to pay more for those models.

The features of the DVD player should also be checked but they are not as important, since there is not a lot of difference between players anymore. Some models are capable of playing Blu-ray movies, which is great so long as the projector is capable of showing them in full high-definition. Internal speakers are good because they avoid the need for external speakers but their sound is generally poor. Upscaling is a great feature because it allows a DVD movie to be shown at higher resolutions. A player that has output ports for video and audio can even be used with a television or computer.

There are a few other features to look out for when looking for a DVD projector. Automatic brightness control is great because it changes the brightness of the projector to suit the lighting conditions in the room. A TV tuner allows television broadcasts to be shown, which is good for sports events that draw a large crowd. A DVD projector that has a microphone port can even be used as a karaoke machine. Also, check the box to see if it comes with free accessories, such as a carry case, remote control, or lens cleaning kit. These accessories can be very expensive to buy on their own. It is a good idea to buy a few replacement globes as well, especially if the projector uses halogen globes.

Setting up a DVD projector is a fairly simple task that takes only a few minutes. You just position the projector in front of a screen, pop a DVD into the player, and adjust the focus of the lens. The screen can be any flat surface that does not allow light to shine through, such as a wall or door. A window can even be used but only at night, because during the day there is too much light shining through it. The best screens are made from fabric or plastic film and have a silver coating for maximum brightness. They also have a sturdy frame that keeps them rigid and stops them from moving around.

This DVD Projector Review is Written/Updated on Jan 13th, 2011 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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