Most businesses today use projectors to present their content as the information can be seen easily by all parties involved. As with so many other consumer products these days, choosing the right LCD projector for your office is easy when you are equipped with ample amount of correct information. There are some prerequisites that you should be familiar with before you head out to purchase an LCD projector for your office:
When it comes to purchasing an LCD projector, you should determine the resolution provided by the device. LCD projectors available today are available in a variety of resolutions such as SVGA (800 x 600), XGA (1024 x 768), SXGA (1280 x 1024), and so on. The general rule of thumb is that projectors with higher resolution will cost more. Hence, you will need to think about what you will be primarily using the projector for. If you are using the LCD projector mainly for PowerPoint presentations, then SVGA resolution will be sufficient, whereas XGA is a better choice if you will be constantly displaying numerical data. Higher resolution LCD projectors will only be required if you need to accurately display fine details.
The brightness of an LCD projector’s light output is measured in ANSI. All you need to remember is the higher the ANSI lumens rating, the brighter the LCD projector’s light output. You will need to consider where you will be using the projector to determine the brightness you require. Projectors of 2500-3000 lumens is sufficient for normal classroom or business meeting rooms whereas projectors of 3000-4000 lumens will be needed to illuminate images without washout in large conference rooms and classrooms. For projections in halls, auditoriums, and larger spaces, a projector of 4000 lumens and above is ideal.
Throw ratio can be explained as how wide the image will be when you place the projector at a certain distance from the screen. Throw ratio is important if you are planning to mount the projector permanently. If you have limited space to install the projector, a short throw projector is recommended as it can be fixed much closer to the screen yet display a wide enough image to fill the entire screen.
When buying a projector, it is best to choose one that has several interface ports such as USB, HDMI, Network, etc. This increases its versatility and enables the projector to be connected to different sources. There are also some models that offer Wi-Fi connectivity, whereby the image from the computer screen can be transmitted to the projector via Wi-Fi, removing the need of cables and connectors.
Another aspect that you should consider about is the weight of your LCD projector. Lighter models are more portable, ideal to be used if you are making presentations in different locations. However, do keep in mind that lighter units tend to be costlier.
Where there is a projector, there needs to be a projector screen. Do not forget to equip your offices with these projector screens as well!