Creating Awesome Thanksgiving Day
Memories With Smart Projectors
By XGIMI Tech - 2022-03
Thanksgiving Day emphasizes gratitude— for life, health, family, and sustenance. While anyone can celebrate Thanksgiving Day personally, you will certainly enjoy the company of friends and family more on such occasions. A Thanksgiving dinner with the whole family treated to a meal of roast turkey is a fine sight to behold for sure, and one of the reasons Thanksgiving Day is also called Turkey Day.
While Thanksgiving hardly passes without a great turkey meal, various party activities can equally spice up the experience when dinner is over or before dinner begins. Turkey bowling, holiday family feud, pumpkin painting, and a movie marathon are a few Thanksgiving activities that can add fun to the festivities.
Smart projectors come in handy when a movie marathon is on the menu. Whether indoor or outdoors, families are treated to their favorite movies in a widescreen display like in the cinemas. Able to deliver entertainment, from games to movies, and maintain excellence, these projectors can add a touch of finesse and more fun to Thanksgiving Day with friends and family.
Fun Thanksgiving Activities For Everyone
To maximize the opportunities for bonding and happiness that Thanksgiving brings, here are a few fun suggestions:
- Thanksgiving Bingo/Trivia: This game involves playing cards with Thanksgiving themes and playing a few rounds of bingo with the family. Thanksgiving bingo is easy for small kids and highly entertaining for older children.
- Pin The Tail on Turkey: Another colorful game that promises good laughs for the audience, this game involves blindfolds, and everyone tries to fix the missing piece of the turkey's tail while blindfolded.
- The Name Game: Sure to leave many giggling, the name game involves paper stickers and tricky questions. Place a sticker on each player's head, and write on it the name of an influential person, dead or alive. Players then walk around the room to guess the names written on their foreheads by answering questions thrown to them by fellow players.
- Thanksgiving-themed Scavenger Hunt: You can keep the kids busy by sending them on a scavenger hunt adventure around the home, or if you can afford the time, older people can get their fair share of brain-wracking activities and fun for all players.
- Thanksgiving Movie Marathon: After dinner, the whole group can sit in the living room and enjoy their favorite movies on a widescreen with home projectors or move to the backyard for an outdoor cinema adventure with portable projectors.
- Pumpkin Painting: Another activity to keep busy and wow everyone, the pumpkin painting craft is easy and requires few art supplies to complete. Players paint an entire pumpkin to their tastes and display their finished artworks.
- Thanksgiving-themed Charades: Charades can be quite interesting and a great Thanksgiving activity for the family. A player has to act out a chosen phrase while the rest of the players try to guess what the action depicts.
An Unforgettable Thanksgiving Movie Marathon
Watching movies with the whole family in the living room on Thanksgiving day is one of several indoor activities that everyone can participate in. Smart projectors, with their amazing capabilities, can make watching Thanksgiving movies a fun affair, bringing your favorite content to an enormous screen. You can also enjoy a cinematic feel watching movies at the backyard with a great outdoor projector.
When looking to buy a projector for the Thanksgiving movie marathon, whether indoors or outdoors, you should look for for the following features before choosing the device that suits your needs:
For Home Projectors
- Resolution: Projectors that deliver their display in 4K/1080p resolution are the preferred option for clear images and a great cinematic treat during Thanksgiving.
- Brightness: The home projector deals with ambient light interference compared to portable projectors in outdoor settings. To deliver a consistently bright display even in well-lighted living rooms, a brightness of over 2000 ANSI lumens is usually sufficient.
- Excellent Sound: Great sound is crucial, and some home projectors come with built-in speakers that supply high-quality sound, helping you save money on external speakers.
- Image Enhancement: The more lifelike the colors, the easier it is for the audience to be immersed in the movie. The HDR10 feature ensures the projector displays well-defined colors, whiter whites, and darker blacks, and MEMC (motion compensation technology) ensures the images in fast-moving content are free of blurs.
- Easy Setup: A home projector with ISA technology with auto focus, auto keystone correction, smart screen alignment, and obstacle avoidance can easily simplify the setup process. Auto focus keeps the image sharp, and obstacle avoidance realigns the projection if an object gets in its way. You can get an image automatically aligned to your projector screen with the intelligent screen alignment option, and auto keystone correction ensures a rectangular image regardless of positioning.
- Built-in Entertainment: Smart projectors run on Android TV, which brings over 5,000 apps to your screen. You can enjoy your Thanksgiving movie marathon by streaming your favorite shows directly from your favorite apps.
For Portable Projectors
- Built-in Battery: For Thanksgiving movie marathons in the backyard, power sources may not be readily available. Portable projectors have built-in batteries that can last up to 2–4 hours during usage.
- Brightness: Mini projectors can come with a brightness of over 700 ANSI lumens, which is sufficient for a clear and illuminated display in lowlight conditions.
- Resolution: Your mini projector choice for a Thanksgiving movie marathon in the backyard should be capable of a 1080p resolution display for clear image quality, rich colors, and a great viewing experience overall.
- Excellent Sound: Portable projectors with built-in speakers help you save money on alternative sound systems and deliver great quality and immersive sound.
- Image Enhancement: Features like MEMC for low image blurs, and HDR10 for realistically-defined colors are a plus for any portable projector and great options for Thanksgiving movie nights.
- Easy Setup: As mentioned in the section for home projectors, auto focus, auto keystone correction, obstacle avoidance, and smart screen alignment simplify setup immensely and are worth looking out for in a portable projector.
- Built-in Entertainment/Internal Storage: Android TV on a portable projector gives users access to many apps for sourcing their favorite content. Also, they have storage space for users to save pre-downloaded content which they can watch offline.
- Projector Screen: Outdoor use requires projector screens for the best experience. There are several mounting options, like floor-mounted or suspended screens, so it is best to go for one that fits your setting area.
XGIMI projectors can make the difference by giving you a Thanksgiving movie marathon to remember. The following projectors are great choices for their unique and powerful features:
XGIMI Horizon Pro (4K UHD Home Projector)
● HORIZON Pro supports native 4K UHD resolution for crystal-clear displays and a brightness of 2200 ANSI lumens.
● Capable of projecting a display between 40-200 inches, HORIZON Pro features MEMC that delivers low latency rates and eliminates image blur, plus HDR10 support, which explains its well-detailed display.
● Its X-VUE 2.0 Image Engine ensures the colors on display are vivid and lifelike.
● Dual 8W Harman Kardon speakers supply rich HiFi sound.
● HORIZON Pro offers a simplified setup with the ISA technology. The projected image sharpens automatically with auto focus, and aligns perfectly with the screen, which is a function of the smart screen alignment feature. The screen is resized automatically to avoid obstacles that can distort the projected image (obstacle avoidance) and auto keystone correction makes certain that the projected image is rectangular, correcting it ±40° vertically and horizontally.
● Multiple ports (2× USB for flash drives, 2× HDMI ports for laptops or gaming consoles, 1× LAN, 1× Headphones) for alternative content options.
● HORIZON Pro also has Chromecast built-in for mirroring screens of smart devices, Bluetooth 5.0, and WiFi compatibility.
● The home projector runs on Android TV™, bringing entertainment from over 5,000 apps like YouTube, Disney+, and HULU, into the home.
XGIMI AURA (4K UHD Ultra Short Throw Laser Projector)
● XGIMI AURA uses laser technology to achieve ultra short throw projection, giving you a 120" screen from 11.7" in 4K UHD.
● AURA produces a clear image and has a brightness of 2400 ANSI lumens, making it perfect for use even in well-lighted places.
● The laser projector comes with XGIMI's X-VUE 2.0 Image Engine that will bring a colorful display with lifelike, realistic colors to your Thanksgiving movie night and MEMC for low image blur in fast-paced movies or sports.
● AURA has built-in speakers from Harman Kardon— 4× 15W woofers and tweeters, two for each, that produce a rich, room-filling sound.
● XGIMI AURA supports multiple port connectivity for extra offline options (3× USB, 3× HDMI, 1× LAN, and 1× Headphones).
● Chromecast built-in for screen mirroring and Bluetooth/WiFi are available.
● Android TV™ is the projector's operating system, and it gives you over 5,000 apps for your entertainment like HBO Max and YouTube.
Halo+ (1080p FHD Portable Projector)
Halo+ comes in handy if the Thanksgiving activity in mind is the outdoor movie night experience.
● With a resolution of 1080p, Halo+ delivers clear and smooth displays on a 200" screen and has a brightness of 900 ANSI lumens, sufficient for nighttime use.
● Halo has a built-in battery that can give 2–4 hours of playtime, enough for one movie.
● A lifelike display with vivid colors is the end product of the X-VUE 2.0 Image Engine on Halo+.
● Clear sound from Harman Kardon speakers gives an immersive feel to the entire setting.
● The Intelligent Screen Adaptation (ISA) technology (auto keystone correction, smart screen alignment, auto focus, and intelligent obstacle avoidance) makes setup easier. Auto keystone correction mitigates misshapen projection up to ±40° horizontally and vertically, while obstacle avoidance resizes the display to keep it away from interfering objects. You get a sharp image seconds after powering on the projector with auto focus, and intelligent screen alignment fits the display to your projector screen size automatically.
● Android TV™ makes Halo+ a proper entertainment option with access to streaming apps and content of all kinds.
Thanksgiving activities can add more fun to the event beyond eating a meal of roasted turkey. Pumpkin painting, the name game, turkey bowling, Thanksgiving-themed Charades, and other fun activities are great to pass the time and create happy memories.
Smart projectors enhance the Thanksgiving experience as families can sit on the couch or in the backyard and enjoy interesting movies on an enormous screen, thanks to them. With powerful display features, sound, and several entertainment alternatives, smart projectors pack a lot of goodness.
XGIMI projectors HORIZON Pro, AURA, and Halo+, are excellent home, laser, and portable projectors that can make Thanksgiving truly special. You can learn more about XGIMI other projectors comparisons here.
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