Projector People’s Golden Globe Picks

The Golden Globe Awards kick off Sunday night at 8pm. We’ll watch hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey (two of the funniest comedians on TV, in our humble opinion) dole out jokes and awards on our new Panasonic PT-AE8000U projector. (We know you’re jealous.)

Here are the shows, actors and movies we’ll be rooting for Sunday night.

Golden Globe award hosts

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey host Sunday night’s Golden Globes

Best television series – “Breaking Bad”

Who would have thought watching one man’s descent from dedicated school teacher and loving suburbanite family man into a meth-dealing, narcissistic sociopath could be so addictive?…

Best performance by an actor in a television series – Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”

…And who would have ever picked Hal from “Malcolm in the Middle” to play the part? If anyone ever deserved an acting award, it’s Brian Cranston.

Best television series – “Modern Family”

Because of this line: “I’m a cool dad, that’s my thang. I’m hip, I surf the web, I text. LOL: laugh out loud. OMG: oh my God. WTF: why the face.”

Best performance by an actress in a television series – Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

Tina Fey is also up for an award in this category. We vote for Amy because Tina’s show, “30 Rock”, airs five repeats for every original episode.

Best performance by an actor in a television series – Alec Baldwin

Our favorite elitist, out-of-touch and overpaid executive is hands-down Jack Donaghy

Best motion picture – “Les Miserables”

Tom Hooper’s big screen adaptation of the world’s longest running musical lives up to its hype despite an underwhelming performance by Russell Crowe. (Learn to sing, man!)

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, comedy or musical – Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”

Homeboy didn’t drink water for 24 hours to capture the emaciated look of protagonist Jean Valjean. (Meanwhile Russell Crowe drank beer and napped. Seriously, did Crowe know he was on camera?)

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role – Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”

The tears were real. The shaved head was real. The singing was real. There is nothing more to say.

Best motion picture, drama – “Lincoln”

Daniel Day-Lewis’ performance as Abraham Lincoln gives that handsome but flawed period piece the edge over its competition…

Best actor, drama – Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”

…He inhabits his role so thoroughly, you forget you’re watching an actor at work.

See the full list of 2013 Golden Globe nominees here »

Who will you be rooting for Sunday night?

Projectors For Sports Bars: Five Tips

Ask any bar owner, restaurateur or hospitality entrepreneur and he or she will tell you that there are three secrets to running a successful sports bar: serve good beer, good food, and keep the customer entertained.

sports bar projector

You worry about the chicken wings. We’ll provide the entertainment.

You focus on perfecting your chicken wings recipe, we’ll handle the entertainment.

Projectors provide the lowest cost per inch compared to any display on the market, including flat screens and plasmas. Projectors are also easier to move and ship than televisions. Read more about why projectors are better than flat screens »

We’ve helped hundreds of customers, including the sports bar chain Dave and Buster’s, outfit their establishments with projectors that provide larger than life football, baseball and hockey.

These 120 inches of big screen goodness not only keep the customers entertained. They also keep the customers in their seats, buying more of your chicken wings and beer.

Ready to make a smart investment in your bar or restaurant, or ready to upgrade your current system? Here are five tips to help you pick the perfect projector.

Sports Bar Projector Tips

Tip One: Turn Off The Lights

In a room with controlled lighting you can safely get away with a 2,000-lumen projector. Brighter spaces will need a projector with at least 3,500 lumens.

Tip Two: Go For HD

Projectors with the HD (1920 x 1080) resolution will give you the best image and the greatest connection flexibility. The XGA (1024 x 768) or Wide XGA (1280 x 800) resolutions are your next best bet.
BenQ SP890 sports bar projector

The 4,000-lumen BenQ SP890 projector provides bright HD video for sports bars and sports fans.

Tip Three: Stock Up On Replacement Lamps

Projector lamps typically last 2,000 to 4,000 hours. All of our projectors ship with at least one lamp. We recommend stocking up on a few spares so you don’t go dark the day of the big game. Or check out Casio’s lamp-free projectors »

Tip Four: No Smoking

Some projector manufacturers may not honor a warranty in a smoky environment because smoke can do damage to the optic system. The good news is, most customers never have to use their warranty. If you project in a smoky room, give us a call and we’ll iron out the warranty details before your purchase.

Tip Five: Read Our Buyers Guide

Learn more in our projectors for sports bar and hospitality buyer’s guide » Or call us at 1-888-248-0675 if you have any questions.