Four Items to Consider When Choosing Between a Projector and a Big Screen TV for Your Media Room

Renovating any room in your home is an exciting experience. The media room, however, tends to get special treatment, since those who have a media room often like to ensure they have the best of the best.


One of the biggest decisions media lovers struggle with is deciding between installing a big screen TV (80 inches and above) or a screen and digital projector. And while the option may seem obvious, which is to install a projector, the decision involves a lot of factors.

Can a Wall Bracket Support a TV That Big? This is the first question you need to ask yourself as it will inevitably decide before you continue the list. To find a bracket for the TV size you want, check out the Groupon Coupons page for Newegg for brackets and mounting kits. If you can’t find one which will support a big enough TV, then your only options is a projector.

How Crisp You Want Your Picture? This is going to be a good indication of which you are going to be installing. If you are looking for bleeding edge crispness, then your choice is clear (pardon the pun) with a big screen TV. As detailed as a digital projector can be, given that light has to travel, they aren’t able to provide the level of clarity of their screen based counterparts.

Are You Looking for Smart Options and Features? That’s another vote towards a TV. Digital doesn’t mean smart, and projectors don’t offer the level of internet connected features that high-end televisions do. This means no Skype on the big screen, and definitely, no screen sharing.

Would You Rather Pay Upfront or Ongoing? While digital projectors employ LED technology, bulb replacements will be needed throughout the life of a projector. A TV, on the other hand, has no user serviceable parts.

If you have read this far, then you have made your decision. When you begin shopping for a large scale TV or Projector, remember to do your online research before you head to the store, and take a list of questions and comparisons with you.