Some people who set up home theater systems prefer to use projectors rather than the traditional television sets because projectors typically produce higher quality pictures. A projector also appeals to some people due to the fact that it can offer a more authentic movie-viewing experience with its large projection.
Disadvantages of Projectors
Most light-projection theater systems produce a big picture that is not suitable for smaller rooms. These products are also not good in rooms with bright, ambient lighting. Since these projectors produce the picture by emitting the picture on a screen using light, any other light source can interfere with the projection.
If you intend to use projectors in your home theater system, you will need to have a dedicated room for theater purposes. It requires you to have a room capable of being in complete darkness, as well as having enough room for a large screen for your projector to project the picture.
The cost of the average projector is comparable to a high-quality, big-screen, HDTV-capable television. The higher quality projectors can end up costing more than the television set them.
The least expensive projectors can cost as much as $3,000. These products will have lower resolution than the more expensive ones. It is not be better to purchase a large-screen, HDTV-capable television rather than a $3,000 projector.
The good, quality projectors begin at $5,000 and can go as high as $12,000 or more. These are the products with very good resolution, which will give you the proper home theater experience.
If you are in the market to purchase a theater projector and are only looking to buy an average system, expect to spend up to $7,000 for the projector. You should then modify the room to allow for complete darkness.