Due to advancements in technology of home theatre projectors leading to cheap prices, projectors are now within reach for average customers and are truly a viable option. So why turn to a LCD screen when for just a bit more you could have an incredible home theatre projector for your gaming needs! Whether you’re looking for a projector for watching movies or strictly for hard-core gaming there are a few things to consider, and a few different models you can choose from.

To begin with for true gaming entertainment 1080p is the only one way to go, and importantly when determining projector brightness the brighter you can get the better. One thing you also must consider is refresh rate, which is the projectors ability to process video and if you can get a higher refresh rate it means more seamless looking images. Furthermore in order to get the best image you have to pay attention to contrast ratio, as many games include high dynamic colour ranges allowing for very dark moments of game play. If you can get a projector with high contrast ratios it will enable you to see the darker more shadowy scenes with greater clarity and often give you a brighter looking image.

One of the best gaming projectors currently out there is the Optoma GT1080 1080p 3D short throw projector which can display true 3D content from almost any 3D source, including 3D Blu-ray players and the latest generation games consoles. In addition with a supersized 100 inch image positioned just over a metre from the screen and a 144 Hz rapid refresh rate, it provides ultra smooth images perfect for gaming and home entertainment. The projector can easily be connected to your smartphone or tablet enabling you to stream video and share photos, and comes with 2 HDMI ports and a built in 10 watt speaker that provides exceptional sound.

If the Optoma isn’t for you then you should check out the Epson EH-TW5100 Full HD Gaming Projector, which offers bright vivid colours, high definition 2D and 3D projections without picture lag and a long lasting lamp all in a slim lightweight design. The full HD 3D projector enables you to experience video games on a much larger brighter display and delivers a 13,000:1 contrast ratio with 1,800 lumens enhanced by Epson’s 3LCD technology for high definition images. One of the best features though is the switching to fast mode, which means that fast-paced football games or online multiplayer video games are projected smoothly and accurately with no lag time, perfect for gamers.

If neither the Optoma nor Epson appeal to you then alternatively you could go for the Benq W1070 1080p 3D Full HD Video Projector which can image project up to 200” in the comfort of your living room. Enjoy crystal clear images with the Benq which features a 10,000:1 contrast ratio and a 2000 lumen brightness, exactly what you need for hard-core gaming. The Benq comes with plug and play built in speakers and Benq’s SmartEco technology, which saves up to 70% of the lamps power consumption and lowers maintenance costs through dynamic power saving features and using only as much light as needed. In addition all new Benq projectors have the triple flash technology feature which improves 3D viewing perception of movies, and triples frame rate from 48 Hz to 144 Hz to smoothen the projection for even better viewing and gaming.

Author’s Bio – Jaspreet works for Projector Planet who are a major retailer of projectors, screens, speakers and all necessary projecting accessories.