Whether you're planning a video gaming party for yourself or for your child, you'll want to take the gaming experience to the next level for the special day. With video games and gaming parties becoming more popular, you'll need to create a top-notch day to impress your guests. If you already have a big TV or you're thinking of hiring one, you may be wondering why a projector would be of use to you. However, projectors offer many benefits over big screens. As the name suggests, they can project your game onto any flat, white surface at an enlarged size without many of the drawbacks televisions have. If you're on the fence, take a look at these 3 benefits, then contact a reputable audio visual event hire company.
Better Space Saving
Unless you have a very large room for your party, a very large TV is often physically impractical. Large TVs need lots of wall or floor space to set up, and the room also needs enough space to create a reasonable distance between the gamers and screen. Even if your home or event hall has enough space to place the TV, ask yourself if the screen and cables are likely to take up so much room that you and your guests will feel cramped. Aside from the fact that gaming too close to a screen is uncomfortable, the closer you get, the more likely you are to cause damage to it that you'll have to pay for. This is true for those who already have big TVs, too. Just because there's enough space for you to game on it safely doesn't mean the same will be true when you have a dozen or more guests piled into one room. Projectors, on the other hand, take up far less space and are much harder to damage. You and your guests can get as close as you like to the surface you're projecting onto without worrying that something will get smashed, you won't have to worry about tripping over cables as they can be hidden away, and you can adjust the 'screen' to be as large or small as you like.
Better Split Screening
If you don't think a big screen is necessary for a gaming party, remember that party games are unsurprisingly one of the top choices at gaming events, and many of them come with split-screen mode for local multiplayer. However, in order for split-screening to be viable for all players, each person needs to get a decent share of the screen. When a small screen is split up into multiple segments, the experience is less enjoyable. This means you need to have a big screen if you intend on playing party games, and given the reasons listed above, it's often best that that screen isn't a TV. With a projector, you can create a massive image so every player can see what's happening on their end of the game, and you won't have to worry about steep hiring costs or breakages.
Better Signal Speed
While the signal speed on a projector isn't necessarily better than that of a TV, it's important to note that signal speed is better than it used to be in the past. Projectors were once rejected as a viable option for gamers and gaming parties because of the input speed -- how fast the image signal is transmitted. Many games require impeccable timing, and lag can ruin a gaming party pretty quickly. In the past, projectors came with significant lag, making them unsuitable for gaming. Nowadays, you can hire good quality projectors with very minimal input lag that won't affect your ability to play fast-paced games like first-person shooters and platformers at your party. Best of all, many of them are inexpensive, so you should still be able to fit one into your party budget.
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