When it comes to having a large family, entertainment can be tricky. Our kids range in ages from college to grade school so finding something for us all to do without leaving anyone out can be a task! But luckily, we’ve come to enjoy watching family movies together, along with a ton of snacks, and we hope to keep this tradition going even as the kids leave the house. We try to have a big family activity several times each month, including screening a movie or two with friends and other family members.
Let me tell you about how we have our family movie night with a BenQ projector and maybe you’ll start your own version at your home.
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- Provides Full HD picture
- 3,600 lumens provides excellent picture quality in well lit rooms without appearing dim on the screen
- Beautiful contrast able to show very detailed and contrasted images that are lost with other projectors
- Multiple HDMI and VGA inputs that allow for movie, game, or other event equipment all in one place
- Vertical keystone placement which corrects for the offset trapezoid image normally found with projectors
- Easy to use adjustment feet allowing for correction in a variety of meeting rooms or family settings
- Easy access to change the light bulb
- Includes easy to use remote control
Planning a family movie night is a lot of fun. The first thing we do is talk to all the kids and whoever else is being invited about their schedules. Usually the weekends work out for the best since most of them don’t have school or work commitments the following day. A lot of times we’ll also do an easy dinner before hand, and this normally will have easy foods like pizza, fried chicken, or even pot luck meals where everyone brings or helps make a dish (even the younger kids can help a parent or sibling).
Next, we will discuss a few title options. It has to be audience appropriate of course! It’s not always new movies either, but classics that either we already own or can rent or borrow for the night. The local libraries have a great selection of DVDs and there are the local “boxes” you can rent movies from in several locations around our town. We will normally pick up the voted on title while out getting groceries for the evening and simply get everything we’ll need in a single trip to help save time and money.
When it comes to movie night snacks, we like to have a lot of finger foods and dishes that can be set up in a “fix it yourself” bar on a table along with bowls, toppings, and utensils. Then everyone can fix exactly what they want and go back for more, even in the middle of the movie.
Finally we arrange the seating so there are no bad seats and Dad will set up our projector to get the best view in the room. The owner of MDR has another model of this projector from BenQ. You can read how she uses it with her family here.
I really like how easy this unit is to set up and that it includes a great remote control so you don’t have to keep finding the right buttons on the unit itself.
It provides beautiful pictures and images and is so bright, we can watch a movie in the day or night time without it being dim or hard to see! With 3600 lumens, it’s perfectly lit on the screen or blank wall. We love the full HD capability which allows for an immersive experience, like actually being in the movie.
The contrast the projector gives, even in middle or dark tone images is terrific! You don’t feel like you’re missing details in those dark or hard to see scenes, while also providing amazing details in brighter scenes with beautiful colors. And fighting to get the same effect like at the movie theater in a typical rectangle size image was a challenge in the past for most projectors. You could get pretty close but it still wound up being a trapezoid type shape on the screen.
Easy to Setup
With the MH535FHD 1080p Home Theater Projector from BenQ, it’s as easy as setting the projector on a table top or counter and it adjusts for the perfect viewing shape.
The adjustable feet also help get just the right angle, not only for family movie night but even if we’re using it for an event at the family reunion or to watch the big game together.
The older kids have even started using the BenQ Home Theater Projector for video games! It has multiple HDMI and VGA connection ports so they can hook up their game systems and have a huge screen to use for their games. I love how easy it is for them to set up, especially using the remote control features. And when it comes time to either change the bulb or perform maintenance on the projector unit, it has an easy to access top door to get to the lamp without having to uninstall the whole unit. This is a great feature, especially for families who have it mounted on the ceiling!
Power Saving Settings
Dad will usually get the projector set up before we have dinner, but what’s especially great about this one is that it uses power saving modes. It can automatically adjust the amount of light output for the best picture while saving power that would otherwise be wasted. And it also will enter a power saving mode if it doesn’t detect activity after 3 minutes. And there’s also an auto shut off feature that turns the unit off after 20 minutes to help save power and limit the concern for leaving devices on unnecessarily.
Now you see how easy it can be to have a family movie night with a BenQ projector! No matter the age range of your guests, their interests in films, or even what they like to eat, you can quickly put together a fun filled evening in just a few steps. Plus the projector is great for other uses like gaming, sporting events, and even business presentations! It’s a great way to bring some high end technology into your home while remaining budget friendly. Learn more about the MH535FHD 1080p Home Theater Projector today and get started on your family movie night adventures!
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