Lamp vs. Laser Projectors: Which Is Best for Home Theaters?

Lamp vs. Laser Projectors: Which Is Best for Home Theaters?

Compare Laser & Lamp Projectors and Discover Which Provides the Ultimate Performance for Your Home Theater If you’re building a home theater or media room, and you’ve decided to use a projector system rather than a TV, you’ll need two things: a screen and a projector. Not all projectors are built equally—in fact, some models offer tremendously better quality than others. So which projector should you use?  Often the decision comes down to budget. But if you want the best picture quality possible in your home theater, most professionals (including our team at Electronic Integration) suggest investing in a laser projector.  If you’re new to laser projectors, you may wonder what they are and what makes lasers better quality than standard video projectors. Read on to learn how lamp and new laser projectors compare and how they’ll enhance your Denver, CO, home entertainment. SEE ALSO: Immersive vs. Casual: How to Set Up Your Home Entertainment System for Both Lamp Projectors: The Longtime Standard  Until 2015, the only projectors you’d find in home theaters were lamp projectors. Lamp projectors use an internal light bulb to project visuals on a screen. This devices can still be high-quality, displaying HD and even 4K content. But internal lamps can fade over time and require replacing, just like regular home light bulbs.  Laser Projectors: A New Approach  You guessed it: laser projectors use a laser to produce visuals rather than a light bulb. So how does a laser create a movie on the wall? If we get technical, the projector uses laser diodes to shine on a phosphor-coated wheel. The colors are then sent...