1. Commercial projector or home projector?
Generally, projectors can be categorized into 2 types: commercial projector and home projector. A commercial projector is mainly used in the office, conference room or even a meeting center for over 100 participants. This kind of environment is usually not a completely dark room and the main purpose of the participants is to view the presentation. So the projector should be bright enough to make all contents clear and easy to read. And “lumen” is the unit of projector brightness. Basically, the brightness of a commercial projector for a small to medium conference room can reach 3000~3500 lumen. And the brightness of a projector for a large meeting center for 100~200 participants or large screen used for an outdoor show can go up to 6000~8000, even tens of thousands lumen.
As for the projector used on a home theater system, it mainly serves certain purposes including watching the movies, dramas and variety shows. Most dramas and variety shows are produced with sufficient light to achieve vivid colors, so the performance on the projector shows less variation. However, if you want to watch the movie, even the drama shot in a movie-like fashion, you need to consider if the projector can display saturated and real colors, fine detailed image quality, high contrast and outstanding low-light performance. BenQ’s short throw and home theater projectors adopt the RGBRGB color wheel to efficiently separate the 3 primary colors forming the image and restore the most natural movie colors.