Whether you’re ready to dive into a new projector or not, the good news is that the incoming array of amazing content from major studios and streaming services is sure to continue growing for the foreseeable future. The push to elevate streaming content was already underway prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, but like so many other industries, the pandemic helped spur along the radical shift to at-home entertainment in a major way.
This paradigm shift to home entertainment is reminiscent of the way arcades fizzled out of popular culture, which took place decades ago. Before at-home gaming, the only place to get your game on was the local arcade, where Pac Man, Skee Ball and Galaxiga could be played for a dime or two. Then something radical happened. Magnavox introduced something called Odyssey, which was followed by Atari, Sega, Nintendo, and well, the rest is history. Now arcades are relegated to boardwalks on the Jersey Shore and the majority of gaming takes place at home.
But let’s be clear, we’re not saying the theater industry is doomed to the same fate. There will always be die-hard fans who want to watch the latest blockbuster on a real IMAX screen, and we support that mission 100 percent, because well, we’re fanatics of the big screen ourselves. But it can’t be denied, the pandemic has dramatically altered the way content is produced and delivered to consumers, and that won’t quickly shift back to the way things were. In fact, we’re betting it won’t.
Luckily for us, companies like BenQ have been at the ready for this moment in time. Quietly developing the best projector technologies to bring your favorite TV, movies and other entertainment to life. Perhaps the most amazing thing is that you can, as a consumer, dramatically elevate your home theater experience without dropped oodles of money to do it. Think about it, a 100” 4K image for less than $2,000 is something we could only dream of ten years ago. We believe this firmly slates where we’re at today as the absolute best time to be a projector enthusiast, and perhaps the luckiest time of all for people just getting started in the hobby.
So, if you’re looking for a smart projector to access the latest content, we strongly recommend you check out BenQ’s stellar lineup of smart projectors. Whether that’s something focused on gaming, like the BenQ TH685i, or something more home theater oriented, like the HT3550i or perhaps something bettered geared towards sports, like the TK850i, there’s something for you. And remember, don’t despair, despite the fact we’re all stuck at home, at least we’re stuck at home with access to some of the most amazing home theater technology ever before in human history.