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High Definition Golf Simulator Projector Q&A

Posted by bret richards on March 20, 2014 0 Comments

In a previous blog article, we dealt with the issue of throw ratio and how it relates to the distance a projector must be away from the screen.  In this article, we will discuss some other questions we often get in regards to High Definition Golf Simulators. 

 

Question:  What is the resolution of the projectors you sell?

 

Answer:  Currently we use 720p Ultra Short Throw Projectors.  In projectors, it is often difficult for the average person who is not familiar with projectors to understand the “Specifications” that a projector has.  To simplify the specs, just look at a projector's “native resolution” to see what the resolution actually is.  “Maximum resolution” refers to the resolution that a projector is capable of displaying.  For example, a 720p projector will display a 1080p projection but only in 720p. 

 

Question:  Why don’t you use a 1080p projector to play HD Golf?

 

Answer:  As we have discussed before, we must use an Ultra Short Throw projector with our HD Golf Simulation.  1080p projectors are common among Standard Throw projectors.  However, there is only 1 Ultra Short Throw projector on the market that is capable of 1080p “Native Resolution”.  We actually have access to this projector.  However, we choose not to sell it.  Even though it is 1080p, it is lacking in other specs.  For example it is only 2000 lumens and its throw ratio is a little larger than the one we use requiring it to be a little further away from the screen we like.  Our sims are High Definition Golf Simulators but they are only 720p and not 1080p.  Once the High Definition technology improves for Ultra ST projectors, we will definitely include them with our HD Golf packages.   

 

Question:  Will I hit the projector when I swing the club?

 

Answer:  If your projector is placed directly above the hitting area, our sims are full swing golf simulators.  In other words, you will not hit the projector.  You can take a full golf swing and not have any problems.  However, we have noticed that often when people take a full golf swing outside the hitting area, it is possible to hit the projector.  Basically, use common sense and only swing in the designated area for the full golf swing simulator. 

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