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Watching Soccer On Projectors: A Closer Look

Every year, more and more people are letting their TVs gather dust in favor to using projectors, thanks to their increasing affordability and unparalleled image size and experience. Consumers that love having a movie theater-like experience in the comfort of their own homes know that there’s no better way to get there than by using video projectors. For decades, one of the most popular forms of entertainment has been watching sports. People that usually enjoy watching their favorite TV shows and movies on a projector are aware that it’s hugely satisfying to enjoy an important match on a 60”+ inch screen.

A survey made towards sports fans mentioned that football and soccer fans have been the most eager to jump in on the projector craze in order to enjoy their anticipated matches on a wholly new level. Of course, just about any type of sport will look great on a huge, HD screen as you can see more projectors here. Inviting your family members, friends and neighbors to watch an exciting match on a huge screen is an amazing experience that none of them will be forgetting any time soon.

As an important rule of thumb, whenever you are choosing a projector mainly to watch soccer, the most important thing to consider is the ambient light in your viewing area. How many lumens you’ll need will not depend if you’ll be using the device mainly to watch soccer or another sport match. Projectors that will be mainly used for home won’t to be as bright as those used outdoors or in places with more ambient light. Generally speaking, for home theaters you’ll mostly want 1,000 lumens or brighter and for places with heavy ambient lights you won’t want less than 3,000. Afterwards, it doesn’t really that much if your projector uses LCD or DLP technology. Of course, devices with High Definition capabilities (1920 x 1080) resolution will give you the best image possible.

Here are some of our projector recommendations for soccer matches:

For home use: Epson PowerLite 3020 with a 1920×1080 resolution and 2200 lumens, BenQ Q1070 with a 1920×1080 resolution and 2000 lumens, JVC DLA-X35 with a 1920×1080 resolution and 1300 lumens.

For places with more ambient light (such as sports bars, outdoors): Benq SH960 with a 1920×1080 resolution and 5500 lumens, EPSON VS410 with a 1024×768 resolution and 4000 lumens, Casio XJ-H1600 with a 1024X768 resolution and 3500 lumens, Benq SH910 with a 1920×1080 resolution and 4000 lumens.

If we didn’t mention a projector you’re interested in, don’t worry. Just remember to scale the lumens/resolution to the viewing space and you’ll choose the right device.

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  1. Nelson

    March 10, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    I did about 40 hours of research on projectors before finally buying one. So I can see why the article is a little unnecessary when it gets into the technical/product advice. However, I do think “soccer” benefits from a big screen more than any other sport I watch.

    I have a 10 foot wide screen connected to a HTPC I built so I can watch everything on Comcast and the web. I simply laugh at people who think a 70″ TV is big. My screen is four of those put together at a price that is less than a single tv. I have a 1080p DLP BenQ w7000. It looks as good as any tv out there for sports. With that said, it’s black levels suffer so it’s not as good for dark movies.

  2. Mufc77

    March 10, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Just a little strange gaffer that’s all. I can understand the increased MLS coverage especially if you have a deal in place with them. I even get the partnership and promotion of that travel site offering trips to the EPL games but giving projector advice is a little out in left field.

  3. Jdoe

    March 10, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Lol. Didn’t know this was an electronics website. Experts at everything huh? Regular Renaissance men.

    • Christopher Harris

      March 10, 2014 at 12:22 pm

      We’ve always had lots of reviews of gadgets and technology that help the soccer-watching experience. That hasn’t changed.

  4. Frill Artist

    March 10, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    LOL. What is this rubbish?

  5. Mufc77

    March 10, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Is this a serious post? Somehow I don’t think people come to this site for advice on which projector to buy.

    • Christopher Harris

      March 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      With the World Cup around the corner, I can bet you that there’s a lot of people looking for projector advice.

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