Connecting a projector to your output device begins with figuring out what kind of cables you need. For example, there are VGA cables and then there are HDMI cables – both very different and both in need of their own connectors. Ideally, before you buy a projector, you want to figure out which cables you need and which cables are the best for your home entertainment system.
So to get started on this journey, it begins with the projector. There are a number of different projectors to browse through here, ranging in price and features. Price-wise, they are in the range of a TV set however the advantage to a projector is not only in how it displays the image in terms of picture quality and brightness but more premium models tend to come widescreen and can easily be connected to devices like a computer.
From there, it’s all about HDMI or VGA. VGA is the traditional method, somewhat old style though still in use on several models to this day. Prime Cables has a number of specials on VGA and SVGA cables here for anyone who might already be saddled with a project requiring VGA. HDMI is a more advanced cable, able to communicate 1080p, 4K, and as it continues to be updated, it is very much seen as the cable of the future. If you want to take a quick browse through the types of HDMI cables available in the marketplace today, please direct your attention here.
There are also adapters available which allows you to modify the connector on your cable, moving from a VGA connector to an HDMI connector easily. Some people favor these type of adapters as they increase the amount of devices that can be used with a projector.
If you are experiencing any issues with connecting your projector to your output devices, refer back to your manufacturer’s handbook. If your project is not regularly set up and you are just pulling it out now for a special event or whatever the case, you should start getting it set up at least two hours in advance. That way, any issues that come up can be dealt with appropriately within the timeline.
What you want to remember with a projector is to first, examine the ports on the machines you want to connect and weigh your options; then, choose the best quality cables you can; and then, connect it all together. Now you can have fun with your new projector!