How to Get the Most Out of Your Mini Projector

When it comes to using your projector, chances are you’ll be doing so in a dark room or with the lights off. And when it comes to watching movies and shows on a personal device, that’s about all we have time for at home these days. That’s why mini projectors have become such a popular device lately. These small, portable devices are perfect for getting independent access to your TV in smaller spaces like apartments and dorm rooms where space is limited. To get the most out of your mini projector and help you use it more efficiently, check out the following:

Set up your projector before you sit down

Before you even sit down to view anything, the very first thing you are going to want to do is make sure that your projector is properly set up. This is due to the fact that in order to have a nice picture, you need to ensure that there are sufficient light sources surrounding the screen. If you want to get the most out of your projector, you’ll need to make sure that the light coming from the screen is pointed in the direction of the wall or ceiling that contains the lights.

It goes without saying that all of this is predicated on the assumption that the room in which you have your projector set up is dim enough to begin with. Before you begin setting up your projector, make sure that the room you are in does not have an excessive amount of light coming from the windows or any other sources. If this is the case, draw the curtains or turn off the lights. It is not a good idea to shine additional light on the screen if there is already insufficient light in the room. This will just make the situation even more difficult.

Always use a screen when watching movies

A screen is not only something you should do to begin with since it will help you obtain better visual and audio quality out of your projector, but it is also something that will aid you. Why? When you don’t make use of a screen, what you are doing is, in essence, projecting the image of the screen onto the surface that you are projecting onto. When you do use a screen, you actually have the ability to generate a better picture and give your photographs more depth.

This is because the screen creates a barrier between the image and the surface that you are projecting it onto, preventing the image from being distorted. This results in darker parts of the image, which thus have the ability to be projected with a higher contrast. Better picture quality is achieved by increasing the contrast in the image. 

However, this does not mean that you should exclusively use a screen when using your projector. You could also create a makeshift screen by just using a piece of cardboard or a sheet of flat paper, although this will depend on the size of your budget as well as the rest of your setup.