Home Theater Systems: LED or Projection Screen?

You have a lot of choices when it comes to components in home theater systems. Universal Remote Control (URC) or Crestron control system? 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound? What sort of seating should you choose? And the big question that establishes the entire look of your room: Do you want an HD or 4K LED TV or a two-piece projection system?

Specialists in home theater systems, the pros at Synergy Integrated Systems can help you decide what’s best for your family and your budget. Let’s explore the reasons you may choose a two-piece projection system over an LED screen or vice versa.

LED Screens: Bright Picture Even in High Ambient Light

When people imagine home theater systems that use projection screens, they often think about a dark room with theater-style seating.

If you’re aiming for a more flexible seating environment, where some of your guests may be sitting to the side of the screen, an LED screen might offer a better picture from any viewing angle.

Likewise, if you plan to use your home theater systems in high ambient light, an LED will perform better in many cases. However, if a home theater specialist positions the lighting in the right way relative to the projector, a projection system can also provide a bright, bold, crystal clear image in high ambient light.

Projection Systems: A High-End Look with a Lower Price

Two-piece projection systems, which consist of a projector and a screen, provide a look more reminiscent of a night at the movies. Some people prefer the softer angles and the color reproduction from a projector and screen.

Electric screens can make your home theater systems vanish from view when you’re not using them, a great feature in a room where aesthetics may be important. You can do the same thing with an LED screen, but this requires more custom design elements that can drive up the price of your home theater systems.

In general, a projector and screen offers more bang-for-the-buck, inch-for-inch, in home theater applications. A 100-inch-plus screen and ultra-bright projector costs less than an 80-inch LED screen in many cases. If you want a 4K LED, or a curved monitor, or other special features, you’ll pay even more for an LED.

Choosing Home Theater Systems with the Look You Want

Ultimately, the choice between LED or projection screens in home theater systems comes down to your personal preference. Do you want the look of a traditional theater? Or do you want an 80-inch LED to provide the perfect media focal point?

The home theater specialists at Synergy can use soffits to hide projectors. We can tuck all other audio visual components into an equipment closet, so the screen will take center stage as people notice the décor of your room, not the technology.

Whether you’re using the screen for video games, family movie night, sports viewing or broadcast TV, either option provides clear images up to 4K resolution, with a sleek, modern design that blends into the room’s architecture. Let the pros at Synergy Integrated Systems help you choose all the best components for your home theater systems.