If you just set-up a projector and have no idea on how to get it up, you’re at the right place. Most people think a projector is just like any other plug-and-play device. Although, setting up a projector for any event i.e. movie, presentation, game, etc. is no rocket science. But it sure is different from setting up your home TVs.

After purchasing a projector, then you have to look for space, then get the focus of the image along with other settings. Don’t fret, just read on. It’s easy.

#1: Find the Right Display Location

The first step is deciding where you want to place the projector as well as where you want the projection to be displayed. This space could be a blank wall or a recommended screen. Have in mind that the bigger the projection, the better. However, larger images will appear dimmer.

Whilst deciding on the display location, consider the audience seating arrangement. This helps avert cases where the path of the light beam is interrupted by body parts i.e. head, arms, etc. of your audience.

#2: Get the Right Height

The most common projection orientation today is using a table mount so the projector can be placed on it. However, this setup won’t work for all seating arrangements i.e. Stadium etc. You can consider using ceiling mounts and rear projection configuration which are used in most cinemas.

Once you are able to get the height right, the more squared-off the projected image will be.

#3: Plug in all in and Turn On

Plug in all the appropriate cables. The power cables, for both the projector and whatever device you want, projected i.e. laptops, video players, game consoles, streamer, etc. Also, the display cables, VGA, HDMI, etc. Once you can confirm that all connections have been properly made and none is undone, you can power on the projector. But be sure to get quality cables like the Prime cables DisplayPort to VGA cables. You will be glad you do latter in the future.

#4: Adjust the Projected Image

If you have properly connected the cables, you should see the projection of the projector after powering it up. Most times, this image is not properly aligned or displayed. You’ll have to adjust it.

Align the center of the lens with the screen. Ensure that the projector is of the same level with and is perpendicular to the screen or wall. Use the zoom knob to properly size the image. Adjust the focus until the image is sharp. Set the appropriate picture mode for the condition. Movie or Cinema mode is typically used in a dark room while a brighter mode goes better with ambient light.


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