by floy xiong | Jun 03, 2021
Imagine watching Thanos thrashing the Avengers with the sound turned off. Or 007 racing through the streets in a silent Aston Martin. Or worse, a T-Rex who squeaks like a mouse?Clearly, sound is critical to enjoying the big picture. And with projectors that can throw a 120-inch display onto a wall in seconds, you really need big sound to go along with it. The soundtrack, whether it's accompanying pyrotechnics or pianos, makes you feel like you're in the picture, you are there. It's what makes a movie or video immersive. So in choosing a projector you should consider not just the quality of its picture but also its built-in speakers and how well they reproduce sound. They should kick out enough volume to clearly hear the dialogue in a large room as well as blast an Adele theme song without adding distortion and static. Why don't you hear more about the importance of sound when it comes to TVs and projectors? Because it's difficult to get it right. Making sound means moving air to make sound waves and that can be tricky given how small and thin today's TVs are. That's why most flat-panel LCD sets, for example, have such meek audio capabilities and usually need an external sound bar. Sound is often just a secondary consideration.