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Home cinema projector for any sports event on the big screen

We explain everything about sports projectors, screens and audio solutions!

We show you what you need to know when looking for the right LCD and DLP projector for the World Cup! Sports fans, home cinema enthusiasts and hospitality professionals will find numerous product recommendations, instructions as well as a projector buying guide for the World Cup here.


How can you make the most of the next big sports tournament? The best way is in the living room at home with a football projector and a matching projector screen. We have tested all recommended products and updated them for maximum comfort and compatibility. Now our projector and screen selection is suitable for every sports enthusiast!


The perfect sports projector - What do I need to look out for?

What do you have to look out for in a projector for live sporting events? Which technology is best suited for sports projection? What useful features are there? We have summarised the 4 most important points you should consider when choosing your projector for sports.

1. Light output (lumens) - How bright does the football projector need to be?

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Sports projector for the living room

To achieve good picture quality with the projector in the living room, it should offer at least 3,000 to 4,000 lumens . However, you should be aware of this: LCD projectors are somewhat brighter than DLP projectors with the same lumen value. Therefore, if you decide to buy a DLP projector, choose one with a higher lumen rating.

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Using a projector on the terrace

You would also like to use the projector on the terrace? For games that take place in the evening, a projector with 3,000 to 4,000 lumens can also provide an excellent picture. For games that take place in the afternoon, the projector must be significantly brighter. You can find out what technical equipment you need for public viewing in your own garden in our public viewing projector buying guide.

2. Resolution - How sharp should the image be displayed?

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Ultra-sharp display for home cinema enthusiasts

Home cinema professionals swear by 4K resolution. At 3840 x 2160 pixels, this offers four times as many pixels as Full HD and therefore delivers even sharper and more detailed projections.

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The right resolution for casual viewers

Full HD has now become the standard and is absolutely sufficient for the occasional watching of football or the evening TV programme. Because: With a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels in 16:9 format, it provides enough pixels for football matches and films.

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Bonus tip - here you can watch films and football in 4K

Many films are now available on Blu-Ray in 4K resolution. Streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ also have many 4K films in their portfolio. Live TV providers such as Sky, Amazon Prime and DAZN also show sporting events such as the World Cup in 4K. So if you are looking for an up to date piece of tech, go for the 4K projector.

3. Connections - Which devices do you want to connect to the projector?

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Freestyle - With these connections your projector is even more versatile!

The USB-C connection is also being used more and more. New laser TV projectors in particular often use a USB-C connection in addition to HDMI. Like HDMI, USB-C also transmits image and sound in high quality. In addition, data and power are transmitted via the USB-C cable. Since many tablets, laptops and mobile phones also have a USB-C port, they can be connected directly to the projector. This way, you can stream the football match on your laptop and easily connect it to the projector. For easy audio transmission, some projectors now rely on Bluetooth. This allows you to connect your speakers wirelessly to your projector.

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Mandatory - You need these connections!

Your new projector should have at least one HDMI connection. The HDMI connection transmits video and audio signals digitally and in high quality. You can connect game consoles, streaming sticks or Blu-ray players directly to the projector via HDMI. Your projector should also have a 3.5 mm jack connection. With this, you can connect an external speaker or soundbar to your projector and thus significantly improve your audio experience.

4. Features - What else should your projector be able to do?


The optimal screen for a great sports experience

A basic distinction is made between mobile and stationary screens. When choosing a projection screen, it is generally important that you allow sufficient space between the screen and the seating area. You can find out more about this in our tips on buying a projector.

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Stationary screens - for the stadium in the living room

If the projector is permanently installed in the living room, then we recommend a stationary screen. With a stationary screen, you set up your living room or home cinema basement optimally for long-term use of your projector. Stationary screens are mounted on the ceiling or the wall, depending on the model. Roller and motorised screens can be retracted after use and thus disappear from view. You can find more information in our projection screen buying guide.

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Mobile screens - for the spontaneous fan meeting

If you only use the projector occasionally or transport the projector frequently, it is best to go for a mobile screen. With a mobile screen and the right football projector, you can take the World Cup with you wherever you go. With mobile screens, you can choose between tripod screens, ultra-mobilescreens and mobile frame screens. You can find the individual advantages in our screen buying guide.

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Sound systems for the stadium atmosphere

Only the right stadium sound makes the sports experience complete! Most sporting events are now broadcast in Dolby Digital 5.1. So with a surround system, you are perfectly equipped. But we also have the right solution for you for the mobile fan meeting.


Soundbar and surround systems - stadium sound for the living room

The soundbar is the simple and affordable entry into home cinema. It nestles inconspicuously under the TV or screen and still delivers an impressive sound backdrop. A surround system delivers a much more immersive sound experience! A 5.1-channel set already offers an excellent home cinema experience. If you have a lot of space and want to experience the rear listening area even more intensively, go for a 7.1 system. It is important that your AV receiver supports 5.1 or 7.1 systems.

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Multiroom speakers - football feeling in every room

With Multiroom speakers, the entire home can be supplied with music. Depending on the system and manufacturer, the same music can be played in several rooms or different music can be played in parallel. Of course, you can also output home cinema or football sound via the speakers and create a stadium experience throughout the entire home!

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Bluetooth loudspeaker - fan party on the go

Bluetooth speakers are excellent for fan parties in the garden or on the terrace. The Bluetooth loudspeaker can be connected to a notebook, smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth with an audio signal. Many projectors now also have a Bluetooth interface and can be connected directly to the speaker.

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