The world of home entertainment is exploding. Families all over the world are recognizing that it is cheaper, and far more cozy, to stay at home and watch a movie. With streaming movies to your television and computer, and on-demand cable services, people are spending big bucks to outfit their basement or great room with high tech equipment.
At the forefront of this is the home projector. With its crystal clear picture and massive picture size, the home projector is soaring in popularity and more and more people are rushing out to take advantage of a movie-style experience at home.
That means choosing the right projector for your home. While companies like Dell have made a living making top of a great projector line, other companies have swung and missed. Here are some projectors to avoid:
This model got some of the worst ratings from experts and consumers alike. While it has been given good marks in the past for its brightness, users have reported that there have been more than a few bulbs to burn out quickly. There is nothing fun about watching a movie with half a picture.
Aaxa Tech L1 Laser Pico Projector
This projector provides a double-dose of trouble to the consumer. While it was tough to find customer reviews for this little projector, it was fairly easy to find an expert review that slammed First, it’s speaker system does not begin to compete with the market.
In fact, you have to practically put your ear by the speaker get any rich sound. Second, the picture capability is only 26 inches.
Mitsubishi HC 5000
Don’t be swayed by the reasonable price. The Mitsubishi HC 5000 cuts corners when it comes to picture quality, making it a poor investment no matter the price.
In a darker home movie setup, this projector showed it didn’t have the settings to project a quality picture. Turn on the lights? The blacks in this aren’t strong enough to show up. It’s a good projector only if you aren’t committed to seeing the screen.
Canon LV-7565 LCD Projector
The best thing about this Canon model is that it isn’t the worst projector on the market. But it may be one of the bulkiest. At a time when projectors are getting smaller and smaller and lighter and lighter, while retaining and even adding features, the people at Canon have somehow been in the dark.
Slim, trim and maximum portability is what people want in their projectors. Someone Canon didn’t get that memo from its marketing folks.
Radio Shack Cinego Projector
While there isn’t anything obviously wrong with the projector, that isn’t to say that it’s very good either. The Cinego boasts nothing to be proud of and nothing to write home about.
It’s the bottom basement of home projectors. While you could probably do worse, you can certainly do better.
If you are joining the trend to a home projector, make sure you avoid these models. You can do much better with other options on the market. To be safe, you may want to avoid disappointment and shop for a Dell.