How to Install a Projector- Everything in One article


You have finally gotten hold of that cash and you are looking at a projector! You have finally managed to get rid of the LCD screen and go right into the juicy stuff – the projector! Now we got to start kissing the lumens – Congratulations!

Now that you’ve bought it, how do we use it? The big question: “How do I use this freaking thing?” Its okay, I’ve got you all covered.  I make sure that I hold your hands right from the beginning right to the finish line. I’ve installed lots and lots of projectors, so I will make you spin with the article and information I am about to give you.

First, let’s start with the size of the screen.

There are many sizes of the screen, but to put it simply, the width of your projector’s width is going to determine the throw distance and the location that you will have to install your projector. The amount of lumens needed for the brightness of the screen depends on the how close the projector is. Which means the wider the screen, the nearer the projector has to be to the screen. The throw distance is the determining factor of the brightness and clarity of the projector screen.

Throw distance is actually the distance calculated from the screen of the projection to the lens of the projector. Most of the projectors have a pre-installed throw distance and makes them possible to function in almost any room in the house with all different sizes. There is a variety of lens options that allow one to place your projector anywhere in the room.

Let’s try the JVC projector. It has a projector range of 1.4 to double of it that can be put anywhere of that distance the times of the screen width. Which meant that the measurement can be along these guidelines to get the perfect picture resolution on the screen.

Next, where do we place the projector? You have the perfectly desired spot to place your projector. All that is left to is where to put your projector in the room. Please be aware that although modern projectors are soundless, there is still a whirling fan sound on the projector.

If you like the sound of the fan, you are most welcome to put it next to your head when using it in the room. However, placing it nearer to the screen will enable it to give out clearer image resolution, which is important. So make SURE you have the clearest image possible for the screen. It is the quality we want at the end of the day.

Furthermore, we need to fix the cabling issue. We will be using the HDMI cabling in this projector. We need extra-long ones so that it will be long enough to connect the projector to the screen. Make sure you get a good brand from the electronics store.

I’m not stating any brands here, just go read a few reviews and get a long one with a good brand. Try to test it out in the shop before purchase. Also get some cables for internet connection. Now that we’ve solved the cabling issues, we’ll head on to the next item.

Likewise, we are moving on to the sound issues. Don’t ever, ever use internal speakers on your projector. Never grab one – someone that doesn’t know anything about electronics will be turned into a joke in front of someone selling a tv set, but ladies, let’s not be dumb in front of a guy, kay! Grab an external speaker and make sure that it is within your budget limit. So take my advice. No internal speakers. No means no. justinrange  has described a great article about buying HD projectors.

Next, we need the main key of the projector. We need the projector to be exactly parallel to the projection screen and at the very top so that it is leveled. This will enable the end user – you to have an even, square image that is perfectly leveled on the screen. If it ain’t straight, do some hanky-panky with it until it is perfectly straight on the mount.

Read the installation manual if you can’t get this simple job right. Try to hum while doing it so you don’t overstress yourself in doing it right. Patience, patience. Don’t get impatient and if you feel a little tired, just rest awhile and continue after resting. Don’t lose your temper and hijack your projector before it starts working. Make sure that you keep trying until it works. Don’t give up halfway.

Moreover, we will be looking at the zoom issue. We are almost done here, so hang in there. Your projector either comes with an automatic zoom or a manual zoom. You need to adjust it to perfection in order to get the perfect image. Manual zoom should be more accurate, personally speaking, I prefer a manual zoom. It can get the image get right up onto the projected screen and it gives you a real insight of the focus. There will be a variation of pattern to fix your image to the best zoom. Use your controls to get your image right up to the screen. When all is finished, check the output quality in either or both HD quality or non-HD quality. Try messing with the size to get a general balance for each of the video quality source. Just make sure that you follow the manual and follow my instructions.

Lastly, we are almost done. Let’s take a moment to put in some of the glorious stuff for the best looking picture! The best picture is attained by setting up the contrast and the brightness. Once you have tampered with it, use the normal settings like when you watch movies, you will be all set to go!


We must understand how the lighting works. The more light needed, the more lumen needed for a clarity of pictures. The accessories have to be bought at a price, so reconsider the parts if you want to buy a replacement bulb or cable. Always remember that by trial and error you will be able to get your installation done properly. If you have many difficulties, try getting a technician to do it for you the first time. The second time, however, you have to learn by yourself. Thanks for reading! Chow!