Whether you’re a film buff or just a casual movie-goer, everybody loves heading to the cinema for a few hours of escapism. Sinking into your seat, chomping down on some popcorn and enjoying the latest blockbuster movie is a brilliant experience.
And thanks to new tech, it’s now one that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home.
There’s no longer the need to drag yourself out to your nearest picture house and take out a bank loan to afford some popcorn. With a home cinema projector, you can transform your living room into the perfect movie-viewing environment.
To help you get the best setup possible, we’ve created this list of the best projectors for home cinema.
Optima HD143X Lumens Projector
This stunning piece of kit ticks all the boxes, starting with great picture quality. You can’t enjoy the perfect movie experience without full HD 1080p resolution, which this projector prides itself on. Not only does it provide exceptional quality in 2D, this projector is also capable of displaying 3D content from almost any 3D source.
Here’s something you probably never thought to use a projector for… gaming!
Connect to your gaming console of choice and enjoy your favourite video games on a display bigger than any TV could offer. Using the specifically designed ‘Game Mode’ you can optimise your projector for lightning response times, maximum contrast and vivid colours to capture every detail.
- Gaming Mode
- Smart display feature
- Wireless option
Epson EB-S41 Lumens Projector
Bright and bold, this projector creates the perfect big-screen experience with a white and colour light output of 3,300 lumens. Built with durability in mind, this Epson is designed to last. In fact, you could watch a film every single day for 15 years!
Ideal for bringing your favourite movies to life, this projector is capable of projecting a display up to 350 inches in size. But just because it provides quantity doesn’t mean it lacks in quality, the EB-S41 uses 3LCD technology to provide bright and crisp colours.
- Quick set-up
- Long lifespan
- 3LCD Technology
Optoma LV130 Ultra-Compact Projector
If you’re looking for a fully immersive cinematic experience but don’t have the space for the clutter, then this ultra-compact printer will be right up your street. Weighing less than 0.4kg, the projector comes with a built-in battery and a carry case which is perfect for taking round to your mates without a lot of hassle.
When buying a compact piece of kit such as this you’d expect certain features to be compromised. But the high-quality LED technology ensures a consistent brightness, superior display and extensive life span meaning this projector operates with maximum efficiency.
- Integrated speaker
- Built-in battery
- 24/7 operation
Screens, Soundbars & More
To really get the most out of your projector you’ll want to equip some superior sound equipment and a specially designed screen for a smooth display. Whilst a high-quality projector does a great job when solo, you can’t argue with how much better the experience is when paired with the other upgrades.
A projection screen is a worthwhile investment, as it improves the quality of the display and brings you one step closer to the deluxe experience that cinemas such as Odeon Luxe offer. Depending on what size you’re after, most are compact and easy to set-up. Avoiding extra clutter, the screen rolls up neatly into the main casing.
There’s nothing worse than wanting to watch a great film but being unable to hear it properly. So, to avoid any shortcomings, complete the home cinema experience with soundbars which can fill your living-room and fully immerse you.
Streaming is becoming increasingly popular and with easy access to great films on services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, it’s no wonder why. But if you’re anything like me, you’ll have a huge collection of DVDs that you’ve accumulated since the turn of the millennium.
This collection no doubt includes some of your all-time favourites that you just love to watch, time and time again. It’s for this reason that, although it seems outdated, you can never overstate the importance of having a DVD player to re-watch all of your old faves.
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Hopefully, you’ve found everything you’ve been looking for to get your perfect home cinema set-up. If not, take a look at our other products to see if you can find what you’re looking for.