Home Theater Projector Setup – Everything You Need To Know About Projector Installation

Home Theater Projector Setup –  Everything You Need To Know About Projector Installation

This is a guide for buying and installing a home theater projector. This video covers everything from planning, measuring, building, purchasing, and installing a home theater projector. Now that home theater projectors are more inexpensive than ever, it’s a great time to build your own home theater. Even 4K home theater projectors are affordable now, allowing most people to enjoy a big screen that looks better than most movie theater screens. This guide can be used as a way to determine the best home theater system for your space. Please be sure to post any questions in the comment section as I try to respond to as many questions as I can.

Here are my top projector picks for December 2017:

Best Budget 4K Projector
Optoma UHD60:
Epson 5040UB (1080p /w 4k Enhancement):

Best Budget 1080p Projector:
BenQ HT2050:
Optoma HD142X:

Best Short Throw Projectors:
BenQ HT2150ST:
Optoma GT1080:

Suggested Fiber HDMI Cable:

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  1. Roch Fortune
    Roch Fortune 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    I have high ceiling in my basement (9'). I manage to have a diagonal of 221" against the wall with my epson hc1060. I can place the sofa at 12 1/2' or 16' from the wall. I don't use it that much neither that often. I have to admit it is pretty big; only maybe 3 people out of 15 think the screen is too big for the distance, but for me it is ok I don't know 🤷🏽‍♂️

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  2. Jendell Overland
    Jendell Overland 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    I bought the Optoma UHD65. I have already replaced the bulb and every now and then when watching a movie, the bulb will shut off even though the projector is still powered. I bought an Optoma bulb, not a cheap knock off, is there a fix for this.

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  3. Todd RipCity
    Todd RipCity 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    So, I connect all my devices into the back of my A/V receiver: where does the ethernet cable go into? the receiver or the android & ps5?

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  4. 2nd Timothy
    2nd Timothy 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    What's the best projector that has screen mirroring feature?

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  5. Untouchable
    Untouchable 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    And my room is 10 x10 and I just bought a 100 inch screen
    So how will it look or what can I do ?

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  6. Untouchable
    Untouchable 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    How I mount a projector on the ceiling if is a DVD player projector ?

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  7. Todd Brand
    Todd Brand 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    Awesome. Thank you for this video.

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  8. slostlmo
    slostlmo 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    Great video

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  9. TOYODA YANG CHANNEL
    TOYODA YANG CHANNEL 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    Thank you 😊

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  10. Ubeso
    Ubeso 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    Him: your either buying one or already bought one.
    Me: I want one but I’m broke so I watch you get to enjoy it.

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  11. Randy Martinez
    Randy Martinez 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    Best projector set up video I've seen thanks a ton!

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  12. Jeff O'Brien
    Jeff O'Brien 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    probably could use a higher res buddy

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  13. Avery Follett
    Avery Follett 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    Damn fiber optic HDMI cables have come way down in price

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  14. Keith A
    Keith A 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    Hi Chris, Im finally joining the projector club, projector is going to be around 16 ft away from the screen and receiver, do I need a HDMI balun if i want to run ps5 and apple tv on it as well or a 30ft HDMI cable isgood enough? thanks

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  15. Lisa Lisa
    Lisa Lisa 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    This is not what I was looking for. I just want to know how to hook it up to my laptop. 😂

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  16. Niallo Carroll
    Niallo Carroll 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    Very informative, concise and clear – thank you

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  17. MrTechnoTaco
    MrTechnoTaco 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    Instant sub great video thank you

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  18. djmcstiff
    djmcstiff 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    I'm looking at getting the 5050ub and on projector central it says the projector needs to hang down 3 feet from the ceiling, is that accurate or can I use the lens offset feature anf mount higher up?

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  19. Effect Phoenix
    Effect Phoenix 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    How short should throw distance be to call it short throw?
    My future apartment will be around 3.25 meters, is that short throw?

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  20. Samcanplaymusic
    Samcanplaymusic 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    Your videos are so dang helpful

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  21. Patrick Donovan
    Patrick Donovan 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    Loved it. Helpful. Concrete visuals are worth the time you put into them.

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  22. William Welke
    William Welke 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    I have a very large room and large wall. What would you recommend as far as type of screen and projector for the best quality? Budget isn't really an issue. Thank you.

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  23. Gonzalo Iniguez
    Gonzalo Iniguez 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    I can appreciate videos like this thank you

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  24. ✌️MeTiCuLoUs VJ😎
    ✌️MeTiCuLoUs VJ😎 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    Thanks a lot for your valuable information😊👍🏻

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  25. Darren Chow
    Darren Chow 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    how do u calibrate the projector? please make a video about this.

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  26. Alexandria N. Fall
    Alexandria N. Fall 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    So helpful! Thanks!

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  27. wanda Shivers
    wanda Shivers 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    Thanks for speaking proper English

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  28. Steve Murphy
    Steve Murphy 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    Great video, thanks for the info

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  29. William Welke
    William Welke 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    Also what screen or screens do you recommend

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  30. William Welke
    William Welke 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    On elite screens website. What projector or projectors do you recommend. My wall and room is very big roughly 2000 sq feet. And also where do I get the led light behind your screen that matches the color on your display.

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  31. Richard Halliday
    Richard Halliday 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    Very good – straight to the point and very helpful – marvellous.

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  32. Shannon Lane
    Shannon Lane 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    Very good content. Thanks for posting.

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  33. Mr. RaiderNation
    Mr. RaiderNation 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    Im about to build a theater room im going to black out the walls and dark flooring

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  34. Dessie Macdowell
    Dessie Macdowell 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    Here's a list that helped me out.
    "whinyl.com/bprt-guide/
    In the end, I went with #7.

    1:21

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  35. Luminous
    Luminous 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    I need to call this guy to trouble shoot

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  36. Jim Atwater
    Jim Atwater 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    Great Knowledge you shared THANK YOU

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  37. SuperBonBon13
    SuperBonBon13 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    hey thanks for dropping all this knowledge

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  38. Santosh Kumar
    Santosh Kumar 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    This is the best video I have seen so far on Projectors.

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  39. Nicky Reigns
    Nicky Reigns 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    I need that screen guess I’ll put my own

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  40. PREDATOR SHAPOUR
    PREDATOR SHAPOUR 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    Currently putting mine together we will see.

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  41. Type One
    Type One 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    can anyone tell me what game he had on ? ghost rider vs ironman??

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  42. 3rdEye
    3rdEye 15 May, 2022, 10:41
  43. William Kerr
    William Kerr 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    I noticed you don't have your speakers behind your screen. What are your thoughts on acoustically transparent screens?

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  44. John Maibauer
    John Maibauer 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    Super helpful video!!

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  45. kikitootsie
    kikitootsie 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    I have a Denon AVR 1707 receiver, will the new projectors work with this or do I need a new receiver too?

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  46. No Name
    No Name 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    Nobody needs 4K. You're kidding yourself if you think you do.

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  47. Joshua Miller
    Joshua Miller 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    Mines a rca roku stick projector have it mounted on the wall but the power adapter is making it lean over any tips

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  48. jah king custom designs
    jah king custom designs 15 May, 2022, 10:41

    I have the new black VAVA which port do I put my Amazon fire stick in for it to work with the optical laser sound cord to play into my movie speakers I’m lost need help

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