How to Adjust Your Projector for Maximum Quality

Many of us prefer flat screen panels because they are not that difficult to install and use. Heck, you do not install flat screen T.V.’s. You just need to place them in your living room and you set. Just watch and relax. However, flat screens are quite expensive for their size. The bigger one’s will drain your bank account. Such is one for the more notable defects of an otherwise excellent product range.

 

Such problem is not shared by projectors. Albeit not that cheap, the best of the projectors can project an image in a bigger surface than any of the commercial, in-home, flat screens. So, if you consider it, the size of the image displayed i projectors does not correlate to a higher price. This is the polar opposite of flat screens were the size of the display positively correlates with price. In other words, it gets more expensive.

 

Installation Tips: How to get it right

 

As mentioned above, setting up flat screens are quite easy. The same may not be true for video projectors. However, that is just a small price to pay for an otherwise excellent product that you are choosing. Anyway, most of the modern projectors of today are quite easy to install. The following are the things that you must consider.

 

Throw Distance

 

Before delving in the tips pertaining to throw distance, it’s better to define the term “Throw Distance” first. Throw Distance is used to define and describe the distance between the projector and the screen of which the image or video will be projected upon.

 

This is very important because the capability of the projector will dictate the minimum and maximum distance of which one can place the projector relative to the projector screen or any surface. Thankfully, most projectors are easy to place because of the softwares nowadays. Still, it’s imperative that you know the throw distance of your chosen projector.

 

Screen Size

 

Mentioning the term throw distance will also, naturally conjure the discussion on screen size. The two terms are largely intertwined in the installation face. For example, placing the projector in the correct distance will be useless if the screen is too small or too big. One must always think of the two terms here in order to get the best results out of your projector.

Cabling

 

Smartphones have been very good in the past few years. They even have wireless charging and wireless speakers now. In direct contrast, the world of projectors have yet to follow. That is why cables and wires are still important. Take note of the ubiquitous HDMI port and wires. HDMI is still the staple of the projectors in this day and age. An HDMI wire of 60 to 100 feet will usually do the trick.

 

Picture Adjustment and Zoom/Focus

 

 

Installation of the hardware is not the end of it all. You’ll have to deal with software once the hardware face isover. One thing that you must master is the zoom/focus function of projectors. This will enable you to dictate the clarity of the image being projected. Of course, the actual software inside every projector will have a myriad of options. Make sure you research your projector’s settings.

 

Other Steps that you must comply with:

 

  • Ceiling Mount Adjustment
  • Horizontal Centering and Vertical Offset
  • Keystone Adjustment
  • Sound Adjustment

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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