5 Fun Ways to Use Your Projector

Are you looking for ways to get the most use out of your home projector?

Check out this list of 5 creative and fun new things you can do with your projector! 

  1. Planetarium
home planetarium with projector

If you love astrology and stargazing at night, this one is for you! With your projector, you can bring the whole galaxy straight to your bedroom. You can easily explore constellations, planets, and solar systems like an astronaut traveling through the universe. It’s an educational, relaxing and mesmerizing experience. Stellarium is a free software that is actually used by many real planetariums, and you can download it right to your computer. You can see everything that’s happening in the night sky right above you, in real time. You can see meteor showers, satellites, zoom in and learn about constellations, and much more. You can even keep a log of everything you love so you can easily find it again! There is also a paid mobile version available for both IOS and Apple users. 

The Optoma GT5600 Ultra Short Throw is a perfect projector to use for this. Its portability allows you to place it anywhere and adjusts to almost any surface. Connecting your device couldn’t be easier due to its wireless screen mirroring feature. When you need a replacement lamp, we’ve got you covered with the BL-FU220E lamp. 

2. Art Project

Tracing image with projector

You don’t have to be the best artist to create a masterpiece. Simply choose the image you want to recreate and project it onto the wall. Grab some paint, markers or pencils, put up some paper and trace away! Everyone in the family can have fun with this one. Kids will have a blast coloring in giant pages, teens can use this idea to create a cool background for their selfies, and adults can have their own at-home “Painting with a Twist night”, or if you’re feeling extra creative, you can paint a beautiful mural right on to your wall. 

3. Game Night

Trivia game on a projector

Experience gaming in a whole new way with your projector. You and your guests will love the life-like feeling of immersing yourself in your favorite video games on a large screen, not to mention the large display will make it way easier to play split-screen and multi-player games together. Another cool way to incorporate this idea is hosting a trivia game night. Crowdpurr is a great interactive software available on all platforms that allows you to create and customize your own trivia questions, allows your guests to answer questions from their smartphone, and displays the crowd rankings. This is also a fun way to engage your audience for business events and presentations!

A great projector choice for this idea is the Epson Home Cinema 1060 projector. It features a bright 3,100 lumens along with a dynamic contrast of 15,000:1 which makes it ideal to use in a wide variety of settings. The replacement projector lamp can be found here.

4. Make Cooking Easier 

Person chopping vegetables

We’ve all been there: You just found a great recipe on your phone and can’t wait to try it out, you go to swipe for the next step and you get smudges and food all over your phone screen. Nobody likes a dirty phone. Make your next dinner preparation much easier by projecting your recipe on to the wall instead, on a bigger screen you can see it all at once with much more convenience. You could also try throwing on the Food Network and cooking right along with your favorite chef. 

5. Light Show

light show with projector

Make any event, party, or night-in more fun with a musical light show! We might not be able to throw big parties due to the pandemic, but you could use this idea to host a super cool drive-in mini concert, or a personal dance party. Just download MusicBeam, connect it to your projector, throw on your favorite playlist and enjoy the show! It’s easy to set up and completely customizable. The BenQ HT2050 Home Cinema Projector features CinematicColor technology, and full HD 1080p definition, to give you the clearest, most colorful picture for your light show. It also boasts its ultra short throw, allowing the most convenience to place it anywhere. The BenQ HT2050 uses a 5J.JEE05.001 replacement lamp, available here.

Summer is Here!

Meat And Vegetables On Barbecue Grill

Are you ready for the bonfires and cook outs? More importantly, is your projector? Projectors are a great addition to any outdoor gathering. Whether you’re watching movies, music videos, or slideshows of your quarantine memories, you can be sure your guests will be entertained. If you already own a projector, now is a good time to check on your lamp and make sure it’s running smoothly. If you’re looking for a new projector, we have some great recommendations for all your outdoor cinema needs.

Epson Home Cinema 2100:

Epson HC 2100 projector

The large image size, high color brightness, and portability make this a great projector to use outdoors. With the ability to display images up to 11 feet while featuring 2,500 lumens at 1080p resolution, you’re sure to get a large, vibrant, high-quality picture, even outside. The vertical lens shift allows the flexibility to set up anywhere easily.  Since it features HDMI ports and MHL connectivity, it’s super easy to stream content from most devices, like your smartphone, Roku, Apple TV, etc. Not to mention this projector comes with a great built in speaker, which makes setting up even easier and more affordable. When it comes time to purchase a replacement projector lamp, we have you covered.

BenQ TK850:

BenQ TK850 projector

This projector not only features a large 100” image size, but it also displays images using UHD (Ultra-High-Definition), and HDR (High-Definition-Resolution) technologies. When combined with its 3,000 lumens of brightness, and consistent zoom ratio, you’re guaranteed to get the vivid, high-quality picture you need for outdoor viewing. On par with the image quality is the 10W chambered speaker which delivers enhanced sound. Not only is the TK850 easy to set up anywhere, it’s keystone correction feature adjusts the image to avoid misshapen pictures and display perfectly aligned images from most angles. Universal connectivity adds to the portability, with its USB reader that allows users to easily project content wirelessly. The BenQ TK850 is a great option for all your outdoor, or indoor gatherings. Don’t forget to check up on your lamp periodically to ensure your image quality is always up to par. Once this lamp reaches about 2,000 hours, it’s important to consider purchasing a replacement projector lamp

Optoma UHD60:

Optoma UHD60

With 3,000 lumens of brightness, 4K UHD resolution, and extremely high contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, the Optoma UHD60 is sure to produce sharp, life-like images in any setting. Its vertical lens shift allows simple installation while still maintaining its image quality, which provides a wide range of placement possibilities. Combined with the ability to project images up to 140 inches, this is a great home theater projector.  HDMI 2.0 connectivity makes it compatible with all the latest 4K UHD devices, adding to its portability and easy setup. The replacement lamp for this projector can be found here.

Have a happy summer from all of us here at Pureland Supply!