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LCD Home Video Projector

LCD home video projectors make it possible to view personal media like photos, videos and home movies on a large flat vertical surface like a folding video screen or wall. If the LCD home video projector is capable of connecting to other devices, such as laptops, tablets and video games, then the entertainment possibilities that can be seen through the projector go up exponentially. It's like having a professional-quality movie projector in your home.

How does an LCD home video projector work?

LCD, which stands for liquid crystal display, provide a light source to a screen that sends it through a lens that then projects the images onto a projector screen or wall in a highly magnified format. Depending on how large the image is being displayed and how close the video project is to the display source determines how sharp the image is. The larger the image, the less clear the projection becomes.

What are some important features of an LCD home video projector?

When selecting an LCD home video projector, there are certain features to look for, including:

  • High screen resolution
  • Ample brightness
  • Zoom capability
  • Multiple video inputs
  • Wi-Fi connectivity or Bluetooth-enabled
  • Lightweight design

To see your pictures, videos, movies and other media more clearly, a display resolution of at least 1280x800 or 800p, also known as HD or HD ready, is essential. An HD projector that delivers a screen resolution of 1920x1080 or 1080p, also known as full HD, is better. Rooms with a fair amount of ambient light need to have an LCD home video projector with at least 2000 lumens. Dedicated home theatres without much ambient light can get away with a lower amount, such as 1000 lumens. Digital zoom is preferred compared to optical zoom, but optical zoom is better than no zoom option at all. Look for units with video inputs that support USB, HDMI and composite as well as VGA and S-video.

What devices is an LCD home video projector compatible with?

Being able to connect an LCD home video projector to a computer, laptop, tablet, video game console, smartphone or thumb drive through a USB port increases the amount of media that can be displayed on the screen. If you have digital downloads of favourite movies, TV shows or music videos, they can be seen using an LCD home video projector. If you can hook up a video game console to the projector, you can play games that you watch in the larger format. Being able to connect a home stereo system to the projector completes the home theatre experience.

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