Top 10 Criteria to Choose Your Video Projector For Best Results

Nothing better than using a video projector during a professional presentation. To choose yours, the
contrast and the brightness of the image, the weight, the focal length etc are the essential criteria to
take into consideration.

For the comfort of your interlocutors during a professional presentation, the use of a projector is much
more convenient than simply using a computer even with a large screen.

Here Are the Top 10 Criteria to Choose Best Video Projector:

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1. The Sensor:

Two main display technologies share the market: the LCD (liquid crystal technology, from which the Tri-
LCD derived) and the DLP (video projection method developed by Texas Instruments).
If the DLP is particularly bright – allowing presentations even in low-light environments – the Tri-LCD is
often quieter and a little less expensive. But the differences both in terms of quality and price tend to
decrease sharply in recent years.
As for LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon), this technology is mainly proposed for Canon projectors.

2. The Contrast:

The ratio between the brightness of an illuminated point and that of an extinct point is one of the battle
horses of the manufacturers of video projectors as well as those of the LCD televisions. Count at least
1,000: 1, but do not hesitate to aim at models offering a contrast of 2,000: 1 or 2,500: 1. The ratios even
reach 4,000: 1 to 10,000: 1 for high-end models.

3. The Brightness:

The darker the room, the better the image of the projector. However, the higher the number of lumens
(values that can measure the brightness), the more we can afford to project in a bright room. 1,000
lumens is a minimum, from 1,600 lumens, comfort is assured. The more you project a large diagonal
image, the higher the brightness criterion.

4. The resolution:

While it makes a real difference in image quality for corporate movie projection, high definition is less
necessary when you are presenting business documents. The resolution must be equal to or greater than the resolution of the image you want to display. Thus, if a resolution of 800 × 600 SVGA (Super VGA,
display standard whose definition starts at 640 × 480 pixels) was sufficient for a DVD or a simple
PowerPoint presentation, a resolution of 1024 × 768 pixels (so-called XGA) will be more suitable for a
richer computer screen display. It is the most commonly adopted format in business for versatile uses.

5. Connectivity:

It all depends on the devices you need to connect. A VGA jack will broadcast the image from your PC, S-Video, Composite, and YUV inputs are for the DVD player or VCR. A USB port can also be practical. For
high definition, check that the unit has an HDMI jack. Finally, some projectors now integrate WIFI to
avoid wired connections.

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6. The life of the lamp:

The lamp, consumable costing between 75 and 200. Must be regularly changed. The life of the lamp is
generally announced by the manufacturer: it is commonly between 1,500 to 3,000 hours. Note that
some projectors include Economy modes to extend the life of the lamp.

7. The Noise:

This noise comes from the fan. This is one of the criteria to which the builders have been very alerted. If
the focus on silence is more present in personal projectors, a real effort has allowed these professional
devices to maintain around 30 decibels.

8. The focal:

Before choosing the model, you must have clearly identified the room where the projector will be used
and the recoil you will have. Short-throw projectors make it possible to be closer to the projection
screen, the classics will obtain an image of a 2m base if they are installed at 4 meters, while the
projectors with long focal length will be reserved primarily for the dedicated rooms.

9. Congestion:

Smaller video projectors weighing less than 2kg are more practical for itinerant professionals, but they
are generally less efficient, both in terms of image quality and size as well as from the point of view of
the importance of noise. They are also often more expensive.

10. The price:

The range of price of the projectors depends on your expectations in terms of quality. For occasional
and office uses, you can find rangefinders under $100 to $500 (Read the projectors review Here), but for regular use, it is better to invest in robust and efficient equipment, around $1000. For high-definition screenings in large theaters, the acquisition can reach several thousand dollars.

Hope you liked this article and I am sure it will help you to choose the best Video projector. If you have any doubts or suggestion feel free to comment below.

Andrew Wyatt

Andrew Wyatt

Andrew Wyatt, the CTO of Bestolin.com, is an Electrical Engineer of Optoma. He is also working as a consultant in a Chicago based IT company.
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