How to Make My Projector Brighter

By Michael Faye

Projectors offer a much larger, and sometimes even clearer, picture than the latest high-definition televisions. Their portability makes them ideal for an office space where one projector is needed for several different presentation rooms. And at home, the sheer size of the picture a projector is able to generate is unrivaled by any of the largest flat-screen televisions currently available on the market, all at a fraction of the price. Adjusting the picture of the projector is key to obtaining the best picture quality possible, especially its brightness.

Things You'll Need

  • Projector
  • Projector remote control

Step 1

Press "Menu" on the projector's remote control. If the projector doesn't have a remote, there will be a button labeled "Menu" on the top or bottom of the projector -- most likely adjacent to the "Off/On" switch.

Step 2

Select "Display" from the menu.

Step 3

Select the "Adjust Brightness" option under the "Display" menu.

Step 4

Use the directional arrow buttons on the projector's remote control, or on the projector itself, to increase the brightness of the projector's picture. This will most likely be graphically depicted as a cursor moving left or right, or up or down, a number line.

Tips & Warnings

  • Many projectors use lamps that must be replaced after a certain amount of viewing time has elapsed. Increasing the brightness of your projector may degrade the lamp faster, causing you to have to replace lamps more frequently, which could be expensive depending on the make and model of your projector.