Archive for July, 2014

Everything You Need To Know About DLP Projector Rentals

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

light switchWhen it comes to visual technology, most people nowadays understand what LED, LCD and HD mean in terms of picture quality. But when you delve into the realm of projectors, a new technology is added to the list, DLP. Ask any random person on the street what those other things mean and they can tell you with a certain amount of confidence. Ask them what DLP means and you might as well ask them what the answer to life, the universe and everything is (it’s 42, by the way).

DLP stands for Digital Light Processing and is one of the leading technologies used in digital cinema projection. Some have called this technology “the world’s most sophisticated light switch” with the technology spreading through the consumer electronics sector at an astonishing rate over the past few years.

The technology was invented back in 1987 by Dr. Larry Hornbeck of Texas Instruments and has become so popular that it even warranted its very own Super Bowl commercial back in 2008. With the catchphrase “It’s in the mirrors”, Texas Instruments has marketed this technology extremely well.

DLP technology, in its early form, could be found in large screen TV displays but has evolved into one of the leading technologies in video projection. DLP projectors have many advantages over other forms of projectors, including high resolution chips tat are able to project images at near 35 or 70mm film quality without the negative effects of film scratches. In addition to that, other advantages include top quality color accuracy with no “screen door” effects and smooth, high contrast pictures.

Independent testing has shown that DLP projectors exhibit consistent picture reliability, with the same testing indicating that LCD projectors developed some image degradation. Picture reliability is how images form your projector will look over time. When you look at a projected image, you may notice an unusual amount of yellow or green hues in your images. This is what is known as color decay. Projectors that use DLP technology are virtually immune to color decay.

Some quick facts about DLP projectors include:

  • DLP Projectors display movies better
  • DLP Projectors are better to use for presentations that include fast motion graphics.
  • DLP Projectors are reliable long-term

DLP Projector rentals are popular with presenters who need animated presentations displayed. These projectors also usually provide a larger size projection due to the fact that DLP projectors focus more on higher quality brightness and color saturation than LCD while also producing a more consistent picture.

RentOurProjectors.com has been in the projector rental industry for over 20 years. With that type of experience, RentOurProjectors.com is certain that you will be able to find the perfect projector for your short-term projector rental needs. If DLP is what you are looking for then you will be pleased to know that RentOurProjectors.com has the latest in DLP projector technology, including the BenQ MP522 Lumen DLP projector which comes with a native XGA 2,000 lumen output and the latest in DLP technology.

No matter your need, RentOurProjectors.com can help. Contact a Tech Travel Agent today to start down the path to an amazing projector rental experience. With local delivery and installation from a certified professional and 24/7 customer support you’d be hard pressed to find a better experience than the one you’ll get from www.RentOurProjectors.com

What Makes A Projector Practical These Days?

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

projectorI don’t care what type of technology you use or what you are into. We can all agree on something; we’re not going to go out of our way to purchase new tech devices unless we can see ourselves using them. There has to be a level of practicality to the devices that we use. We NEED to have a reason to buy it. There has to be something that the device offers that makes us want to buy it. It’s pretty easy to justify the purchase of laptops, tablets, computers, and even smartphones. We tend to use these devices every day. Some things that you may not think of in terms of practicality are projectors. They too have to be useful in more ways than one these days.

Is Your Projector Practical?

Obviously if you have a projector, you know that you’ve bought it for a reason. You want to make sure that you can view your images and videos on a larger display. If you have one at your office, you more than likely use it for business meetings to talk about projected sales and need it to make sure everyone can see the images in the meeting clearly. They all have the basic function, but there usually has to be a bit more to makes sure that consumers want to buy it. Even today, most business want a bit more from their projectors than just throwing the image on the closest wall. Does your projector do more than that? If not, you may want to look at other options just to see what you’ve been missing out on.

Internet Access and Hotspots

There’s a lot that could be considered useful when talking about projectors. All things considered could be the reason why you decide to purchase your projector. Yes, short-throw and 4K projection are all nice things, but they are very specific bonuses. What about the projectors that offer you more? There are projectors that offer you internet access and even access to apps. That’s right. There are projectors out there that you can watch Netflix and Hulu on right now. Obviously, this is more of a relaxed consumer benefit, but still a very nice practical addition to any projector. There is a ZTE projector that projects at 1080p but also doubles as a mobile hotspot thanks to Sprint. This projector is what I would call practical. Always having access to internet usage is something that EVERYONE can get behind. We are a society that has to stay connected nowadays. That’s just how we are now

It All Helps Make Your Decision Easier

Projectors cost money just like everything else. If you’re going to rent yours for some type of event, meeting, or convention, you’re going to want something that you can be proud of. You’re going to want to get your hands on the projector that is going to be just as practical as it is effective. Simply by looking at the extra features and seeing what would be beneficial to have could help make your decision making so much easier. Are you going to need the internet access and app usage? Are you going to need the mobile hotspot functionality? Perhaps you just need something that’s short-throw or ultra high resolution output. All of these factors are going to determine how practical your projector is/will be. It is all a matter of opinion, but just remember; ALL projectors project images, but they’re not all made the same.

I, just like everyone else, want my technology to be practical. When I think of a projector that is able to work and give me a mobile hotspot for internet access as well, I feel like I found a projector that is worth checking into. Practicality is key.

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The Ins And Outs Of An HD Projector Rental

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

462443715Having a projector doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice picture quality like it did in the past. Projectors are now following the latest trends of high definition media and many HD projectors are now available to everyday consumers for prices that fit almost any budget. High definition (HD) projectors offer full 1920 x 1080 HD resolutions, meaning that they are leaps and bounds above the standard 800 x 600 resolutions of traditional SVGA projectors.

When looking for the right HD projector there are a few things you need to take into consideration, like performance features and characteristics. Each HD projector is different and works differently in different situations so it is imperative that you understand what everything means and how it affects you.

One of the most important aspects of a projector and one that almost everyone notices first is the sharpness and clarity of the HD images. It will be difficult to compare image quality unless the source is 1080p from a Blu-ray player or equivalent device. An HD projector that is incapable of ¬†handling an HD image will have an apparent softness while the images will have a slightly blurry or cloudy look to them while also displaying digital noise. As an example, switch your HDTV to a channel that isn’t an HD channel and that should help put things into perspective.

The de-interlacing capability of the projector is another feature that you should consider. A projector that has poor de-interlacing capabilities will suffer from flickering and motion artifacts.  A projector should provide a solid and stable image with few noticeable faults.

Lumen output is also a huge factor in determining the right projector for your needs. On average a higher lumen output will provide a brighter picture. Higher lumens are needed if you plan on using the projector in well-lit rooms or even outside. Without the proper lumen output your projector will look transparent and dull.

Contrast ratios measure the brightest white compared to the darkest black. The higher the contrast ratio the bigger the difference is between the two colors. Higher contrast ratios will provide more realistic looking pictures for dark scenes and images in addition to more vibrant colors.

Black levels refer to how rich the black will be when displaying the colors. Projectors that have low black levels will have their black colors look less, well, black. They are typically referred to as “bright” black or looking more gray. Black levels need to be taken into consideration, especially when using an HD projector.

Audible fan noise may not seem like that big of a deal but trust me when I say that a quiet fan makes a huge difference. When projectors are being used at max settings they often go into a high lamp mode which requires even more cooling from the internal cooling fan. In a situation where you are trying to watch a movie a loud fan can be a big distraction.

Other characteristics that need to be taking into consideration include zoom lens, lens shift, connectivity and compatibility along with warranty and price. If you take all these factors into consideration and determine which features are the most important to you then you will be completely satisfied with whatever purchase you decide to make.

If you are just at a complete loss then the professional Tech Travel Agents at RentOurProjectors.com can help with any and all questions. Renting an HD projector allows you to get all the benefits of an HD projector for a short term. Simply tell your Tech Travel Agent what you need your HD projector for and they will assist you every step of the way to ensure that you get exactly what you need, exactly what you’re looking for and something that fits your budget.