Projector for golf simulators

Video projector for golf simulators

 

Selecting the right video projector for a golf simulator is crucial for optimizing your golf simulator experience. Several key factors should be considered, including resolution, brightness, throw ratio, input lag, and price. Additionally, factors such as screen size, lighting conditions, installation options, and player orientation play a significant role in determining the ideal projector for your setup. This chapter will guide you through the essential considerations to ensure you choose the perfect video projector for your golf simulator, enhancing your gameplay and overall enjoyment.

 

Resolution: The resolution of the projector will determine the quality of the image that is projected onto the screen. For a golf simulator, it is important to choose a projector with a resolution of at least 1920x1080 (1080p). However, if you are looking for the best possible image quality, you may want to consider a projector with a resolution of 3840x2160 (4K). Many golf simulator enclosures are designed to 4:3 aspect ratio, so it might be a good idea to have this option in projector.

Brightness: The brightness of the projector is measured in lumens. For a golf simulator, you will need a projector with at least 2500 lumens. However, if you are using the projector in a bright room, you may need a projector with a higher lumen rating.

Throw ratio: The throw ratio of the projector determines how far away the projector needs to be from the screen in order to project a certain image size. For a golf simulator, you will need a projector with a short throw ratio. This is because you will likely have limited space between the projector and the screen.

Input lag: Input lag is the time it takes for the image to be displayed on the screen after it is sent from the computer. For a golf simulator, it is important to choose a projector with low input lag. This will ensure that your shots are accurately displayed on the screen.

Price: Video projectors can range in price from a few hundred euros to several thousand euros. The price of the projector will depend on the features and specifications that you need.

Light source: Three options available.

Type of light sourceAdvantagesDisadvantages
Lamp
  • Relatively inexpensive
  • Shorter lifespan
  • Produces a lot of heat
  • Lamp replecement can be expensive
LED
  • More energy-efficient
  • Longer lifespan
  • Produces less heat
  • Can be more expensive
  • May not be as bright as laser projectors
Laser
  • Longest lifespan
  • Brightest
  • Produces less heat
  • Most expensive

 

Here are a few additional things to keep in mind related to circumstances of your installation:

 

Consider the size of your screen. The size of the screen will determine the brightness and throw ratio that you need.

Think about the lighting conditions in the room where you will be using the projector. If the room is bright, you will need a projector with a higher lumen rating.

How the projector can be placed. If your simulator enclosure is sturdy enough, you can attach the projector to it with specific installation package. Is your room high enough for ceiling mounting? If so, we have installation kits for projectors we sell to facilitate installation. Another option is to place projector on the floor, in which case you will defenitely need protecton case for your projector.

Lateral position. Modern projectors have an adjustment for corner fit and 2D keystone to place it slightly off the center line.

Left and right handed players. On ceiling mounts make sure the projector is safe from golf clubs from both sides.

Finally; BenQ assists you in choosing the right projector for your golf simulator setup with their projector planner!