What is the difference between home theater and data projectors?
A. Don’t be blinded by lumens – high lumens will not translate to a great home theater experience. Since the first affordable LCD projectors were released in the early 1990’s, the benchmark for finding the right projector was based on brightness or lumen rating. But as the market shifted from data projection (PowerPoint slides etc.) to home theater, so have the ways of deciding between the projectors. Today, contrast ratio, resolution and native aspect ratio are almost as important as the brightness when it comes to watching a DVD or HDTV through your projector. Always remember – high lumens do not necessarily translate into the best visual performanceespecially in a home theater environment.