After the purchase of your projector and projector screen, set your projector screen in the place of your preference. The following steps are something you should see if you want to install your home theatre projector correctly.
Determining the placement of your projector is key. This should be done depending on where your screen is. Projectors available in the market can project onto a screen from the rear or front, from the ceiling or even from a platform that is tabular in shape.
In cases where the projector is to be mounted from the ceiling, the projector is placed upside down and is then fastened to the ceiling mount. The images reflected in this case tend to be upside down. Projectors that are to be mounted to the ceiling, however, come with a feature that allows you to rotate the image. This type of placement requires that you get the correct distance from projector to screen. The distance is usually the same as you would have set out on a flat ground.
If the projector is going to be set behind the screen, this means that the images will be horizontally reversed. Such projectors come with a feature that allows you to turn the images to the correct horizontal position.
The projector user manual also comes with charts that have the correct distances of the screen to the projector. It is, however, advisable that you get a home theatre installer if you are to mount your projector on the ceiling. This will make sure that the distance, angles and ceiling mounting is done to the best of your desires.
After mounting your projector, connect your source devices to your projector. They may include play stations, DVD player, media streamer or PC. You can connect one or more of these devices. Most of the available projectors in the market come with HDMI input, component video, composite and PC monitor inputs. However, it is important to ensure that the projector you purchase has the input options for the intended purpose you had.
After everything is connected right, turn on your projector. It is now time to get correctly the picture onto the screen. To ensure that the picture reflected is at the right angle, adjust the adjustable foot on the front of the projector to either raise or lower the projector to a suitable position. Some projectors also have a rear adjustable foot (feet) to adjust it right or left.
If your projector was mounted on to the ceiling, you will be required to climb on a ladder and adjust the wall mount to an angle the pictures will be reflected properly to the screen. Projectors to be mounted to the ceiling come with the ability to be tilted to some extent. Most projectors come with the keystone correction to ensure that the images are rectangular in shape.
Once the angle of projection and image shape are correct, ensure that the images are as clear as possible. This is done by adjusting the zoom control and focus control to improve the visibility of images.
Finally, adding a sound system will make your home have the theatre experience. Some projectors, however, come with their own sound systems.