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TV vs. Projector: What You Need to Know for the Best Media Room Design

We Break Down the Pros and Cons for Your Home Entertainment System

TV vs. Projector: What You Need to Know for the Best Media Room Design

When you add a media room to your property, you already have plenty to consider.

One of the paramount decisions you must make is the types of technology you want to include in your space. Do you want surround sound or a two-channel speaker setup? Do you want custom lighting control and motorized shades?

Another question to consider is whether you want to feature a widescreen TV or a projector.

At Room Service Integrated Solutions, we proudly work with Bend, Oregon homeowners to help them through this decision as we optimize their media room design.

Below, we explore the pros and cons of both TVs and projectors – and give our take on what might be the best option for your new setup.

Just keep reading to find out more.

SEE ALSO: What Are 5 Must-Have Additions to Your Home Media Room?



When you watch the action from your flatscreen TV, you’ll be able to do so in a genuinely high-quality resolution.

Of course, both projectors and TVs can boast Ultra HD and 4K resolution. But while projectors have to launch that image onto a display, TVs naturally do so.

The best media room TVs also feature OLED display technology – backlighting that provides not only top-of-the-line contrast but also delivers true black colors.

Your TV also can come with smart-native features, including built-in streaming, social media and internet-browsing capability – enhancing your viewing experience without any additional cost.


The most significant limitation to widescreen TVs is its size.

Overall, the TV industry is trending toward more giant screens, but even the most expansive 4K UHD televisions on today’s market typically only go up to 86 inches.

In contrast, you can include a projection screen at whatever size you prefer. If you want a media room that showcases a vast screen, a TV might not be the best option available.



As we mentioned in the section above, the most significant benefit of including a projector in your media room design is that it allows you to enjoy a vast image size.

If you want a 150-inch screen to be the showcase of your media room, using a projector would be the best way to achieve this.

Best of all, you won’t have to sacrifice image quality if you opt for a projector instead of a TV.

Ultra HD 4K projectors can deliver high-end image quality to your projection screen.

You still will watch your favorite content in a resolution that significantly outmatches standard HD.


The biggest complaint when it comes to projectors is that they’re much more complicated to install, and often come at a higher price point.

First of all, for the best quality, you need to invest in a high-end projection screen for your home theater. Then you need to properly place and calibrate the projector and screen.

While many TVs can have built in apps and wireless capabilities, you’ll need some add-ons to your projector in order to watch your favorite movies.

You can connect to a Roku stick to stream content, link up your Blu-ray player or your cable box.

Our Conclusion

Ultimately, the decision on whether to include a projector or a television in your media room boils down to your preferences.

There is no right or wrong answer: The correct choice comes down to what you find to be most important.

We at Room Service Home Integrated Solutions are here to help. We’ll work with you to craft a custom media room design optimized for a viewing experience that you’ll love.

Want to find out more about our media room services in Bend and throughout Oregon?

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