The Building Blocks of a 4K Home Theater
There are many components needed to build the ultimate home theatre experience, but just like you see the lightning before you hear the thunder, the visual must come first. Every race car needs a powerful engine and the engine of a home theatre system is a projector.
For a picture like you see at the local megaplex cinema you’ll need to get a projector that’s capable of 4K resolution. There are generally two specifications that are the most important for projectors: 3840x2160 or 4096x2160 pixels. The more pixels, the purer the picture. The technology inside your projector to produce the picture is critical to produce an image the Joneses won’t stop talking about. DLP, pioneered by Texas Instruments, is the leading projection display technology on the planet. The DLP chip inside the BenQ line of 4K projectors uses a technology called pixel-shifting, which can achieve true 4K resolution with 8.3 million distinct pixels. That is to say, a DLP 4K projector can bring you a cinema quality experience with true and accurate color and depth. How do you like us now, Mr. Jones?
Another key piece to your home theater experience is the source, or what you’re watching. Today’s best picture comes from 4K Blu-ray discs using a 4K Blu-ray player. 4K Blu-ray discs are becoming more widespread, but you have to have the right system to take advantage of it.
Three must-haves are a 4K projector, a Blu-ray player capable of playing 4K, and a 4K Blu-ray disc.