A lot of people love video games. Standard gaming on an LCD monitor is very popular. But hardcore players love better experience. Gaming on a 3D TV is not very good, the screen is small in comparison to what projector can offer. 3D projector can create really stunning gaming experience where you will become a part of the virtual world. Flight simulators as well as FPS games will became an awesome experience not just for you, but also for others sitting with you on the couch and watching.
A community of people who love flight simulators is well known for making their own physical flight simulators and often use 3D projectors for absolutely realistic experience. Sometimes it’s not just one projector, but two for ultra wide-angle view.
But 3D projector has to be well suited for gaming. What are the priorities for 3D projector suitable for playing games?
- Low latency/input lag
Playing game with high lag is definitely uncomfortable, sometimes unplayable. For accurate aiming, or fast reactions – lag has to be as low as it goes. Lag means the time between you move the move – to the reaction on screen. You will see an enemy, you will move the mouse but while it will happen on screen, the enemy is elsewhere.
- High resolution
Playing games in HD is normal nowadays. Go for high resolution projector. You will be able to recognize much more details than on a low-res one and the picture will be more natural. There will be no visible raster. By high resolution we mean 1920 x 1080.
- Throw distance
Most of us don’t have giant projection rooms. One of the key aspect is the throw distance. For smaller rooms, buy a short throw projector capable of projecting big screen sizes on short distance. Here is a good tool to calculate distances.
Brightness is very important in general, not only for gaming. Higher brightness is better – you can use an ECO mode to lower it if needed. Take in mind that both active and passive glasses darken the picture a bit. Making the room dark is not always possible. If you want to be able to play even during day, go for high brightness.
Optoma HD25 – suitable gaming 3d projector
- Low input lag (17ms)
- High brightness (3200 Lumen)
- Full HD resolution
- Active 3D technology