TV vs projector: which is best?

February 17, 2022

A video projector can give you a true cinema-like experience at home – but should you choose one over a big screen TV?
Projectors enable you to watch TV and films on an over 100-inch screen at home, and you don't need to win the lottery to buy one.  

and recent years, the cost goes down a lot, especially since the LCD technology emerged in China 2015.

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You do have to put some careful consideration into whether this is the right option compared to a large TV though, projectors do have their limitations. You'll need a dark room or the image on screen can appear washed out and attaching the projector to your ceiling can require extensive DIY. Are the results worth it, or would you be better off with a wall-mounted TV? We run through the pros and cons of both scenarios to help you decide before you buy.

Projector pros and cons


1. Screen size: with the right projector set up, you can be watching a movie as the filmmaker intended, or even super-sizing your PC screen for showing off those holiday photos. Alongside high-definition, you can also buy 3D projectors and 4K projectors (for more, see What is 4K TV?). 

2. Cost: projectors are, on the whole, cheaper than comparable HD TVs. A 108-inch TV, for example, would cost tens of thousands (if you can find one to buy), but getting the same screen size and equivalent HD picture quality could cost well under a thousand pounds with a projector. 

3. Viewing experience: many people feel that due to the larger screen size and less overall brightness compared with a TV, projectors can actually give a more comfortable viewing experience. Just as with the cinema, the picture is also typically more immersive.


  1. 1. Light: This is the major drawback with projectors. Unless you have the curtains closed or shades firmly down, a projector’s performance will be affected by any ambient light that comes into the room. Even in a darkened room, any ambient light creeping under the bottom of a drawn curtain can affect the contrast and quality of the image. Opting for blackout blinds or curtains can help stop any extra light getting in.

  2. Volto projector factory specialize in full range of Lcd and DLP projector, Dlp Projector can be used in daytime or with the light on. 

  3. 2. Lamps: Projectors have the extra cost of periodically having to replace their lamps, probably once a year (see below for more on that). 

  4. In the past, factories would use tradition lamp as light source. The life of the bulb light source under normal use is generally concentrated around 4000-6000 hours, which is much less than LED or Laser light sources.

  5. Volto projector use LED lamp from Orsam, it's lifespan is 20000 hours(up to 40000 hours and Laser lamp has loner lifespan. 

  1. 3. Sound: Some projectors have built-in speakers, but realistically with a screen that big you will want to invest in a good home cinema audio set up to do it justice. Volto projector adopt with Harman kardon speaker, to supply you best sound quality. 

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