If you’re preparing to create your own DIY backyard movie theater, then getting a good projector is one of the most critical pieces of equipment you’ll need. Projectors have numerous benefits when compared to standard televisions. For instance, projectors provide better quality pictures. Not to mention, they give the viewer an experience much closer to attending a showing at the local movie theater than a standard television. However, projectors come in two main varieties: electric and fixed screen. Both have their own unique benefits, so let us tell you a bit more about each in order to help you make a more informed buying decision for your new home movie equipment.
Electric projectors are versatile. They’re able to be mounted from the ceiling or on the wall. You don’t have to take the time to pull them down because an electric motor does it for you. Additionally, you hold the risk of ripping the screen when you pull it down, but not with an electric motor. It always moves it to the position you desire with the same force. Generally, the switch to control an electric projector is simple to use. You can hook it up to through a switch on the wall. With this installation, you merely have to use a switch that puts you in charge of moving the switch up or down. Not to mention, you’ll be able to use the button to stop it when it’s down or up far enough. You also have the option to use different types of remotes. It’s ideal for people who have pictures, mirrors or other knick-knacks on their wall since they’re still able to hang these and move them when they need to use the projector. It’s easy to clean behind them when needed as well. They’re easy to move to other spots in the room if or when you decide to redecorate. They tend to wear out before a fixed frame projector due to their electric motor.
Fixed Frame Projectors
Fixed frame projectors don’t require you to have to wait to put the screen down. The screen is always right there for your convenience. You don’t have to worry about adjusting it to your liking since it will already be in that position. This type tends to have a better picture quality. Moreover, the screen won’t be wavy when you have it fixed to the wall already. It’s much more convenient, especially for people who use their projector on a regular basis. Fixed frame projectors tend to last longer because the owner doesn’t have to repeatedly use the electric switch, which tends to malfunction sooner than the entire screen would. The fixed frame projector takes up space on the wall, which isn’t ideal for those who like to decorate a certain way. Installation is a bit more complicated with fixed frame projectors.