One of our favorite projectors happens to come from Sony. The specs and features are above most, if not all, other projectors on the market at present.
- SUPER RESOLUTION: Enhances all of the subtle details, colors, and textures to produce full HD images
- HIGH CONTRAST RATIO: See brighter highlights and deeper blacks in day-lit rooms with 1,800 lumens
- NO MOTION BLUR: Fast response rate with Motionflow technology to see every detail with minimal blur
- ZOOM FLEXIBILITY: Manual 1.6x zoom ratio and wide lens shift range to work in rooms of all sizes
- VIEW IN 3D: Wider coverage and greater stability with the built-in industry-standard RF transmitter
- LONG LASTING LAMP: Enjoy up to 6,000 hours of screen time for lower maintenance and fewer lamp swaps
- The remote control, batteries, AC power cord, lens cap, operating instructions and manual are all in the box
Sure, televisions have come down in price and now 4K models have become more affordable. There’s even 8K resolution entering the marketplace. Isn’t it exciting where technology is taking us? We may never go to the actual movie theater again!
Just when you thought the decision to invest in the latest 4K unit for your entertainment enjoyment had been reached, here comes another factor showing up on the radar. Here’s the question: wait, or purchase?
In terms of size, projectors win the pro vs. con debate, but televisions are quickly advancing. The 85-inch televisions on the market go for somewhere north of $3,000. That size is great for home theaters, or in a board room or meeting room to say the least, provided it offers a great viewing performance quality (not all do).
Life wouldn’t be fair if all we talk about is how projectors lead the pack for picture size and quality, but there are pros and cons. Projector bulbs dim over time; TV’s generally do not. High bright projectors are available, but they too aren’t quite as bright once the image bounces off of the screen and heads in your direction. Lumens vs. nits. It’s a matter of measuring the difference in brightness from the TV to Projection. It’s really a matter of understanding the room environment, the type of viewing that is preferred, and some personal taste, in our experience.
In the end, a great in-home experience can be achieved from either viewing platform.
Regardless of platform selected, let me reiterate the argument for automating the lighting, temperature, windows, and A/V system through control automation. It will impress your guests and can make for a much nicer overall experience for your daily life. With a single command on your Amazon Echo, the sights and sounds will begin, the windows will be drawn, and the lights will dim, all while you are comfortably seated in the best seat in the house.
One final reminder. Audio Video Synergy offers design consultations to help find the exact system for you based on viewing or listening preferences, room design, environmental specifics like ambient light and background sound bleed. To schedule an in-showroom demonstration, just give us a call.