A salesman is a salesman. He does not make a living if he does not sell
something. So it may sometimes happen that a salesman or a dealer will not
tell the buyer all of the relevant facts about a given product. We have
tried to list enough of them here to give you a general idea of what to
look for and what to ask.
Bulbs or the Headlamp
This is probably the one thing that gets overlooked more than anything
else. The bulbs are an expensive part of the home theater system and need
to be checked out carefully before purchasing a projection unit. What is
the projected bulb life? How many lumens does it generate? These are
specific questions that should generate specific answers that the projector
dealer may not otherwise mention.
Contrast ratios are something else that needs to be considered. The
projector dealer may or may not know the statistics regarding a specific
projector unit, but what about the ambient lighting in the room where the
projector will be used. Is the light source constant or is it varied?
Properly factoring in the light source in the room where the theater
projector will be set up is not something that many dealers or salesmen
will volunteer to do for the buyer.
The screen is also an important part of the whole home theater experience.
Which screens work best with which types of projectors is likely something
the salesman or dealer is not going to know and will not tell you without
prodding. Having the information beforehand can save a lot of time and
grief when shopping for a home theater projector.
What types of mounts are included with the projector is something they may
or may not refer to at the projector dealer, but what else is there to
consider with mounts? Is the projection unit prone to overheating when
mounted on a shelf mount? Is it compatible and able to be mounted in the
proper place for the distances in the room where it will be used? Another
factor in regards to the mounting of the multimedia projector is the hazard
of creating a keystone effect by mounting the projector incorrectly or off
center. What kind of variance do the optic lenses on the projector provide
to prevent this? Is there only a vertical adjustment or does it have both
horizontal and vertical optic controls? Does it only have the keystone
adjustments or does it provide digital adjustment as well? Mounting the
multimedia projector properly is a key factor in being able to properly
enjoy a high quality picture with the home theater projection unit.
Is this the right projector for me?
Is the projector really compatible for the uses that are needed or is the
salesman or dealer just trying to push a product off on the consumer?
Knowing which projectors are better for what types of displays is something
that the dealer may not even know about. Different home theater projectors
have different uses. Some work better with movies, videos and video games,
and some work better for still-multimedia presentations. Being
knowledgeable about which projector does what can save a lot of hassling
with the uninformed salesman or the dealer who just wants to move
projectors out of his store.
To be forewarned is to be forearmed. No matter how well prepared the
salesman is or how honest the projector dealer is, they have many different
products that they have to know a lot about. Even the salesman with the
best intentions will not know everything about all of the home theater
projectors available. There are many things the projector dealer will not
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Clifford Tan, a Home Theater enthusiast and owner of the website Home
Projector Advisor offering projector reviews, advice and many useful tips
and hints to business and home consumers looking to purchase a home
projectors. He is a System Administrator by profession with more than 10
years experience in the IT industry. He is very passionate about Trends &
Technology, especially when comes to mobile gadgets.
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