Set up your home theater for sports action

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 8 years ago



Enjoy all the sports action on your big home theater screen.

Here’s what to do to set it up.

There are more choices that every for watching TV shows and films as well as all the big sporting events from the comfort of your own home. A 1080p high definition TV projector will give you the clearest picture and sharpest colors. Learn all the elements you need to pull together to create your home theater experience.

Where will you be watching?

Today’s digital projectors handle a wide variety of media from video, TV, photos or documents. The type of digital projector you buy will depend on how you’re going to use it. Home theater projectors are generally used in completely dark room, so don’t need to bright as home projectors. A general TV projector used in a bright room with more ambient light may need a brighter projector. It may be worth spending a big more money for a projector that can handle different types of lighting with more focus options.

Consider your ceilings

Any home theatre also needs a screen and that is dependent on your ceiling. Ceiling height controls screen height and width and ultimately how far back your projector will need to be. Does this mean you need a short-throw projector or one that can be further back from the screen. Any screen must be at least three feet off the floor. Subtract three feet from your ceiling height and this will be your maximum screen height and will give you an idea of how big a screen you need. Look for a projector with a lens shift option. One of the most important considerations when setting up your home theater is looking at the aspect ratio as well as the projector’s gain.

Pick out the screen

The type of screen you need depends on your projector, the amount of light in the room, the size of the room and the viewing angle distance from the screen. The first step to buying your screen is learning about the various kinds of projector screens that both your budget and projector. There are four basic types of projectors screens:

  • Electric
  • Permanent, fixed frame
  • Manual pull down
  • Portable

Read more about screens and their and material.


Good sound is an important as the screen. With your home theater, the speakers are not going to be next to the projector. You’ll need cables to hook up the projector to the speakers you have chosen. You can fore go the cables and use a wireless connection for your speakers. A Sound Bar system produces a surround sound listening environment using one speaker box. If there isn’t room for cables or you don’t want unsightly clutter, you can also invest on wireless speaker. An AV input switcher is also an important piece of equipment by allowing you to swap between your different video sources such as your computer, DVD player or BlueRay device.
Keep in mind that you can start off with the very basic and upgrade your system. Home theaters are one hobby you can definitely grow into.

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