Choosing a Home Theater Projector
Even though I like to buy and rent movies/TV shows in iTunes store, I really don’t like the iTunes media player. I want to bring my iTunes movies on biggest screen via a Home Theater Projector for watching. Let’s face it. Nothing brings the movie theater experience home like a Cinema projector, and a giant screen as well as a great surround sound system! In the past it was once a rich mans novelty to have the theater experience at home…not any more! Compared with a TV, a projector is much cheaper and relatively easy to set up.
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Can I Play iTunes movies With Home Theater Projector?
“Can I watch iTunes movies on a Home Theater Projector, such as Optoma, BenQ, and Epson, etc.? Just wondering if I can stream iTunes purchased and rented Star Wars movie collections to my projector I’m buying for my family for watching on big screen.”
To answer the question above, we need to figure out what the iTunes movie is first. iTunes offers a different way for you to enjoy popular movies at home. You can download almost all kinds of movies from iTunes store and play them as soon as you purchase them with a relatively cheap price. Because of DRM protection, movies and TV shows that you purchased and rented from iTunes Store are limited to play in Apple ecosystem.
Removing DRM From iTunes Videos for Home Theater Projector
To watch iTunes movies TV shows on Home Theater Projector, you need to remove DRM protection and convert iTunes M4V video files to Home Theater Projector supported video format. Then having a phenomenal Home Theater experience is a piece of cake! Here Pavtube ChewTune is your best choice to realize this goal. (Learn why choose it)
It adopts an innovative DRM decrypting technique which makes it possible to unlock iTunes DRM videos with lossless video and audio quality. With it, you can directly remove the DRM iTunes video and convert both iTunes purchased and rented videos to nomal video formats for playing on Home Theater Projector! The following is a detaild tutorial about how to convert purchased or rented iTunes movies/TV shows to Home Theater Projector using Pavtube ChewTune. Please download this useful tool on your Windows PC or Mac first before getting started.
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How to remove iTunes DRM and convert iTunes video to Home Theater Projector
Step 1. Load M4V files to the DRM Removal Tool.
Get this DRM Removal Tool installed, drag and drop your iTunes M4V files to it directly. Pavtube supports batch convert, so you can add a batch of movies at a time.
Step 2. Choose output file format for playing on Home Theater Projector.
Home Theater Projector natively supports H.264, MPEG-4 file formats, Just click the drop-down list besides “Format” and choose “Common Video -> H.264 Video(*.mp4)”; You can also key in mp4 in the search box to quick locate this profile.
And “Settings” button provides you more customize options like video size, bitrate, frame rate, sample rate(Hz) etc. for output files.
Step 3. Strat removing DRM protection from iTunes M4V.
Now you can click “Convert” button to start removeing DRM protection and converting iTunes M4V for home theater projector. Wait for moments, then click “Open” to locate the converted video. Now you can refer the below methods to set up your home theater projector and transfer converted iTunes movies TV shows to Home Theater Projector for Playing.
Useful Tips: How to set up home theater projector
1. Choose a suitable projector first
Higher lumen value is better and will mean your image is visible even in bright conditions. Aim for 1080p if you can afford it – it’s an absolute must if you’re planning a large projection size. Otherwise just stay away from anything with XGA, WXGA, and SXGA resolutions, and ensure 1080p means 1080p output, and not just “compatible”. Expect to pay at least $500 for a decent 720p projector, $1000 or more for 1080p.
2. Use the projector calculation tool to work out optimal placement.
Either mount to the ceiling or plan furniture around that, making sure you won’t obstruct the projection with anything. A ceiling mount will set you back $50-100.
3. Consider your surround sound system next, along with speaker placement and cable paths.
A budget 5.1 system package can be found for around $300.
4. For best quality, purchase a screen
But the price goes up quickly for larger screens, so expect to pay anyway from $100-$300. A perfectly smooth matte white wall will produce results indistinguishable for most people at a fraction of the price. Blackout curtains may not be essential unless you want the authentic experience. Hold off on buying these until you’ve had a chance to test out everything first.