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Lenovo Is Giving Us A Tablet With A Built-In Pico Projector!

Friday, October 17th, 2014
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Over the course of the past few years, we’ve seen some pretty amazing breakthroughs with projectors and how we can actually use them. There have been many new makes and models to come out, each boasting different specs and functions. tablet textEven with all of the new projectors that come out though, they can still be looked at as an “unnecessary” commodity in the eyes of some. There’s not a huge sense of practicality for those that would only use it for business or the occasional movie night. To them it might be just an extra expense. Because of that however, we’ve been graced by projectors being incorporated into other tech devices, such as our smartphones.

One that is a bit new to the table though, is a projector in a tablet.

Lenovo’s Projector Tab Is Pretty Sweet

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When you think about how much we use our tablets, both for business and for pleasure, there are certain ideas that would just… make sense. Tablets these days are used mainly for consuming content. Now mind you there are still some out there who use it for business purposes. Projectors have recently started to become more than just devices that throw images upon a wall or screen. They’re now holding hard drives and are capable of using apps, much like your tablet. The new Lenovo Yoga 2 tablet just cuts the middleman out all together and gives us a tablet with a built-in pico projector. It comes with 2 GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space to hold all sorts of apps, photos, movies, and games. It’s also working with a 4th gen Intel Atom processor with the Android KitKat 4.4 OS. The tablet is capable of throwing a 50 inch image for you and everyone else to enjoy.

How Will You Use It?

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Needless to say, many of us who own tablets normally just surf the web, go on social media, and watch YouTube videos. Even still, if that is the case, there is nothing wrong with throwing up a 50 inch display of your favorite cat videos for you and your friends to cry laughing at. This isn’t to say that I’m pigeon-holing this product. There is still a high use business aspect of this device as well. It can be cumbersome to actually connect a tablet to a projector, so when you’re going to give your presentation at that board meeting, it might not go as well as you may have wanted. Now with the Lenovo Yoga 2, you don’t have to worry about that. Every corporate office deals with giving and receiving presentations. This tablet just makes your presentation giving a lot easier.

SEE ALSO: Ashton Kutcher’s New Creation Is A Tablet With A Built In Projector

Should We Expect This To Become The Norm?

While this is still a really cool and practical (for once) concept, there is still a lot more to projectors than most people realize. To have a really good image, you not only need a good projector, but also a good screen to go along with it. With the new Lenovo tab, you’re not really going to be too worried about having a good screen however, because your tablet has a pico projector inside of it, and it should be enough to get the job done. Until companies are able to truly make something like a 4K short throw projector built-into an extremely fast and extremely light weight tablet, laptop, or wearable, I feel that it’s safe to say that this could be a one time thing. That being said, I’ve been wrong before.

Whether you would be using this for business or pleasure, there is no doubt that having a pico projector built into the new Lenovo Yoga 2 Tablet isn’t an awesome asset. Now if only it was an ultra short throw pico projector…

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Sony Has A More Portable Version Of Their New Short Throw 4K Projector

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

sony ultra short throwWho doesn’t love a good movie or a good TV show? It’s always more enjoyable when you can view your movies or TV shows in pristine visual resolution. In case you’ve been living under a rock, there are new resolution rates that making watching movies or TV shows look like you’re at the movies, or even in the movies. For the longest time we’ve had the 720p and 1080p resolution rates as the standards at which we view our programs. Now we have 4K resolution, and it definitely looks remarkable. The only thing is that maybe you want to watch your programming on something other than your TV. This is where a 4K projector would come into play. The only problem is that Sony’s newest one,  shown off at CES earlier this year, is big and costs about as much as it looks like it would cost.

Luckily for us, they have developed a portable version of their new 4K Ultra Short Throw projector.

It’s Tiny

The newest 4K ultra short throw projector from Sony was shown off at CES 2014, and it looks incredible. The picture quality looks remarkable as well. The only setback, aside from the $50,000 price tag, is the fact that it’s very, very large. The projector itself looks like a very wide TV stand. Well Sony’s portable version is quite a bit smaller. The portable version of the 4K ultra short throw projector is roughly about the size of a box of Kleenex. It’s definitely a lot smaller than its predecessor, and to be honest, that makes it much more interesting to me personally. The features that it includes also give you a reason to look at it, and consider investing in it.

It’s Interactive

146920478That’s right. You can directly interact with the images that this projector displays. The projector itself beams a 23-inch image of whatever it is you’re viewing at the moment. It expands on something that was already looking really good with the larger version, as all of the images are still being displayed in stunning 4K resolution. These 4K images are also very interactive as you can stick it to your refrigerator door and have it display pictures or reminders that you can then move about with your finger. It can also connect wirelessly to your phone so that you can show photos directly from your phone and have the projector beam them out immediately. The interactive mode means that you can move the photos, or if you’re reading an article, magazine, or cooking recipe, you can “move” the pages as you need to.

So Why Get It?

It’s a lot smaller than the larger model that was shown off at the CES event earlier this year. It’s extremely portable, and it seems that portable projectors are getting more and more popular. This particular projector is also waterproof, so if you feel like watching a movie while relaxing in the tub, you can totally do that. It’s all really up to you once you invest in this projector. The 23-inch display isn’t a bad screen size considering the size of the actual device. No price has been given on the new portable version of this projector, but something tells me that it won’t be in the $50,000 range like its larger counterpart. It could definitely be a good investment for recreational purposes, or even for smaller business meetings where you want to make things a bit more interactive.

No matter which way you look at it, 4K is still doing everything it can to make sure it shows up in your life somehow. If you’re looking for a projector, why not get a portable one, especially one that’s short throw in 4K. Sony just might be onto something here.

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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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What Will Projectors Be Like In The Future?

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

178800526 (2)Technology slows down for no man, and it shouldn’t. We are developing new ideas and concepts at such an alarming rate that it would be almost idiotic for it to slow down for society. Society moves fast anyway, so it would make sense for the advancements in our tech to move at the same speed. We’ve seen the tablets, the smartphones, the computers, and the smartwatches. What about the projectors? What about the projectors that are going to be available for recreational use, and not just for office meetings? There is a lot changing and developing with the new projector technology. Whether it be 4K, short throw, holograms, interactive, or even higher functioning pico and portable projectors, we have a lot to look forward to with the new technology.

While we know that the projectors are looking towards the future, it does make one wonder, “what is the next step for projectors to push for?”

There are plenty of avenues open for projectors right now. They have a plethora of different realms that they can put more focus and funding towards. Though, just because you can spend money on something doesn’t mean that you should. Instead, developers should be focusing on what is going to generate the most revenue now so that they can put profits towards funding for the other ideals. If mobile projectors are going to bring in the most money right now, then that is where more funding should be going. Mind you though, there is a reason why I said mobile projectors.

Lets think for a second about the technology that we use every day. We use our laptops, smartphones, and tablets. These all fall into the category of mobile technology. Shouldn’t it only make sense that we bring the same idea towards the development of new projectors? Yes, 4K is nice, if you have a big enough screen for it (and the pockets for it). Holograms and Interactive projectors are always fun and entertaining, but also very costly to create and can be unresponsive. Short Throw projectors are good for a STRICTLY entertainment-only projector that is designated to be stationary. The more mobile projectors are where I feel there could be a lot more promise for companies.

With the use of the mobile projectors, you’ve entered the realm of other mobile technology that is on such a mass market area, it could bring in quite a profit. I never thought that tablets would catch on, but I was dead wrong. I know that mobile projectors could have the same type of effect. There are even some smartphones out there that are including projectors in them. This is where I see promise. This is where I can see the future happening. We have the incredible displays on our smartphones and tablets. Why not make the picture large enough for everyone to see? We have cameras on the backs of our devices. Why not add a projector? This can pave the way for pico projectors to be a more dominant version of projectors on the market as well. The idea is being mobile. We are always moving as a society, so why not add it to literally every tech device we have?

Almost everything tech related that we use is mobile today. Our game systems, our computers, and our phones, are all now basically one in the same. All inclusive in one device or more. I can only see this being the case for projectors in the near future. It would only make sense. Projectors are going to move and become more mobile with us, just like every other technology. It’s only a matter of time before we seem them available for purchase and rental on the mass market.

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Does Microsoft’s Project Ripple Hold Any Merit For Use With Projectors?

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

rippleI’ve always been the type of man to embrace innovation and new ideas. It’s who I am as a person. While I’ve not done the most work with projectors, I do understand enough about them to carry a conversation. I also know well enough to know when I see a good product or marketing idea. Again, I’m all for trying new things, but then there are certain ideas that I see that I feel could have been… better executed I should say. The idea I’m talking about is one of Microsoft’s new projects. The newest idea budding from the tech giant company is “Project Ripple”.

To understand what Project Ripple is, you really need only look at the video to get the basic understanding of it. It’s much like what you may have experienced as a kid when you went to the museum or what ever “family fun learning facilities” you might have went to. The screens you would stand in front of to and flail your body about to make waves on the screen or see yourself in “thermal vision”. That is essentially what Project Ripple is, albeit with a bit more finesse. You’ve even seen things like these at the mall. I know I’ve seen something like that at one of the malls by my house.

What Microsoft is referring to it as, is a “projector-based infotainment center”.  The difference between their system and the ones you’ve seen at shopping centers and museums? It works with two different projectors and is mainly operated by your feet. No, I’m not kidding. While Microsoft has said that it is, in fact, similar to what we’ve seen around publicly, they’ve also admitted to a few sources that they don’t feel that the public technology isn’t living up to its full potential.

Now this may be a true statement, but Microsoft feels that their Project Ripple will be the one to bring that technology’s true potential out onto the surface. What you normally see when dealing with these types of interactive projectors is one screen. The “screen” would be directly at your feet facing from overheard. Microsoft’s version will be dealing with 2 separate projectors. You will now have a screen in front of you and a screen at your feet. The display in front of you will be utilized with the company’s Kinect motion tracking camera. You’ll use your feet for the bottom screen and your hands for the screen in front of you.

One thing that Microsoft noted, was that this wouldn’t be a product. This will be a free open-source program. Microsoft is still designing a multitude of editing tools that will allow users to create just about anything in terms of what they may want. Everything from video content, to Flash, and even HTML will be able to be edited directly in the program. This could lead to specialized ads that could be interactive or even add some flare to a special occasion or presentation event. The ideas are there, that’s for sure, but it still begs the question of practicality. In today’s world, if it’s not practical, it’s not marketable.

If the community is very receptive of this type of software, and want to take the time out of their day to work with it and create something very cool and amazing, then yes this could definitely be a useful tool for projectors. Then again, you have to think of why people get projectors in the first place. Many don’t have a need for this type of software, so Microsoft may be catering to a very small audience. Only time will tell if Project Ripple will actually make some waves.

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The Philips Screeneo Projector May Be The Right Entry Level Projector For You!

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

screeneoIt’s ok to admit it, some of us don’t really like the idea of getting rid of that huge new heavy TV we just bought. After all, it’s supposed to be the centerpiece for your living room when you watch the game right? Here’s a fact though: that TV has a fixed viewing size, projectors don’t. Again, I know that the idea of replacing that beautiful TV with a projector may seem out of the question, but you don’t have to fear the change anymore! There are projectors out there that have been designed with people like us in mind. There are many makes and models out there,  and it can be confusing to differentiate between them on the basis of lumen count or bulb life. How can a newcomer make sense of all of that terminology?

Perhaps you’re familiar with the brand Philips? You may have one of their TVs in your house, but now they are making it easier to transfer to a projector. The Philips Screeneo projector might be exactly what you’re looking for if you’re a first time projector user.

Most people get turned off by the idea of a projector due to the fact that you normally have to have some special mounting involved. Then there is the issue of hiding the wires, should that be something that you want to do. All of that may add extra expense to the projector that you didn’t plan on. This is where this Philips Screeneo helps you out. For those of you that may not be familiar with the term “Short Throw”,  just know that it basically means “feature that saves me money”. Instead of needing to mount the Screeneo, all you need to do is place it on your TV stand and plug it in. You are pretty much ready to go. It throws the image upwards against the wall. These types of projectors are actually meant to be placed against the wall, getting rid of the hassle of mounting and hiding wires.

The output of this projector might not be the flashiest, but it will definitely get the job done. With a 720p resolution output, and a 50-inch display at 10 centimeters from the wall, you’re still going to have a pretty good result. Should you want to increase that size to 100 inches, all you need to do is scoot the device back to 45 centimeters from the wall. What’s better than having a TV whose screen size can be changed? The device also connects to many of the devices you may have at home. All you need to do is set up the screen orientation for each input, and you’ll be ready to go! The Screeneo is powered by Android software and comes with 4GB of storage built into the device. Built in Wi-Fi allows for web browsing on the projector itself. The addition of the SD slots mean that you can add additional storage when you need it and even upload onto the main storage deck. The built-in 26-watt speakers are also a nifty little touch to this projector.

Making the change between a TV and a projector can be difficult when you don’t know where to start or aren’t sure what you’re looking for. While this is a good entry level projector, it may be best to rent it before you buy it, seeing as how the $1,500 price tag is a bit steep.

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Your Projector’s Lamp Plays A Bigger Role Than You Think It Does

Friday, April 25th, 2014
projectorWhen you go out and decide to make a purchase on some new tech, you’re more than likely going to want to know everything about what it is you’re buying. You want to learn what the product does. Are you going to have to perform regular maintenance on it? Do you need any accessories to bring out the product’s full potential? Should something break or become faulty, how do you fix it and how much is it going to cost? One such product that you have to take all of these things into consideration is a projector. You buy a projector for many reasons, but there are factors to consider. Of course picture quality is often the biggest concern, but what about the projector lamp?

Not many think about the projectors lamp when they first get the projector. It’s normal. You are so excited to get this new projector up and running. You want to check out how well the picture quality is and how responsive the projector itself is. So you turn it on, and you notice how bright it is. That is not just some type of coincidence. The brightness of your new projector is directly affected by the projector’s lamp, and unfortunately it won’t stay that bright forever.

When we talk of brightness in projectors, we measure it like we would with any other type of light source; in lumens. Now depending on what type of projector you are going to use, that will likely determine how bright it will be. Should you be looking into getting a business projector, then you can expect to see the images thrown onscreen to be quite bright. Most cheaper models are upwards of around 3500 lumens. By cheap I obviously mean price. You can find a projector with this type of lumen brightness count for less than $1000. That may seem like a bit more than you intend to pay, but remember it’s for the business. If you start to look for a projector for the home, then you need to start looking more at the lumen count and lamp life of your new device. The average consumer is going to take a lot more into consideration when purchasing due to the fact that they’re going to be viewing it for different purposes. They want to look at how well and where they can place it, the image quality, and obviously cost. Because of all of the factors, especially picture quality, household consumers will often choose a projector with less brightness, but better picture quality.

The life span for these projector lamps obviously differentiate as well. It all depends on how often you are going to use your projector. If you are going to use it at full brightness, you can expect around 3000-4000 hours of usage. If you choose to go the “eco” or low power setting, you’ll just be sacrificing a little bit of brightness for an extended life on  your lamp. Certain projectors will give a whole new meaning to long lamp life, if they are used in “eco” mode. While the standard is around 4000-5000 hours in the power save mode, some projectors will be able to push the lamp life a lot longer than that. That’s a very good thing, seeing as how some lamps can get very pricey, especially when dealing with higher end projectors.

When you are looking into projectors, you want to take everything into consideration. Everything has a cost, even the lamp in your projector. Learn more before you rent or buy.

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Should Pico Projectors Be Coupled With Other Devices, Like Smartphones?

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

There have been a few items that we have seen recently that have been coupled together. Some devices can make this work out in their favor. Take for example the smartphone. The smartphone is basically a PDA with phone call and texting capabilities. The smartphone even took over the MP3 player by adding the same functionalities as the other device. So many things have been added onto the features of a smartphone, so many different applications and functions, that it now seems like they are just mini computers. They basically do everything your laptop does. I mean, there are different applications that have come up on the mobile app store, providing versions of their software (like Garageband for example) for direct mobile use. Now what about projectors though?

A projector is a bit different that an MP3 player or a Game Boy. It’s not as compact, normally, and tends to offer a function that can’t really be coupled with other tech devices. The biggest reason being the action of image projection. Some people use projectors for their entertainment systems, and this is where they really shine. Trust me, if the Game Boy or PSP was able to project their images on the wall, a lot more people (yours truly included) would have paid pretty handsomely to own one. But here in lies the issue. When you put two devices together, especially if one of those devices happens to be a projector, you arent able to fully focus on each devices’ separate functions and quality while maintaining a small size. We love our technology small, and that’s exactly why the pico projector came along. The pico projector by itself offers exactly what you may need for a short presentation or even a college dorm movie party. You’re smartphone offers you access to basically anything you need as long as you have a phone plan and an internet connection.

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Putting the two together does come with some pretty noticeable benefits. In that same thought process, there are some drawbacks. Take the Ayane pico projector smartphone. Yes, a smartphone with a pico projector built into it. All in all, not a bad idea. The only issue being that with the size of a typical smartphone, Ayane has a certain standard to adhere to. While, yes, there are a few brands like Samsung that put out larger phones, the typical size you are going have is about 5 inches or so. Since this is the market standard, Ayane has to put all of the components and features that make a smartphone a smartphone, while still finding a way to keep the pico projector it packed inside up to standards.

The phone itself isn’t anything fantastic by any means. With only a 2000mAh battery, 4GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, and a 1.2GHz duel-core processor, you’re getting literally the basics in terms of what we consider a high quality smartphone. The pico projector does offer a 42 inch display when thrown on the wall. It offers a 480p resolution and 1,000:1 contrast ratio. Definitely not the BEST picture, but for packing that into a smartphone, it definitely gets the job done. But again, this is why some devices might not be suited to be spliced together. Sacrifices will have to be made on both devices, and the quality may suffer in comparison to the industry standards of the modern world.

If you are in need of something that gets the job done, it may not be the worst investment. However, should you want to get the job done with a bit more quality, renting your pico projector may be a better choice.

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The Optoma PK320 Is A Pico Projector With Power

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Have you ever noticed that the smaller a device gets, the more impressive it seems? While this is not to sound cross or sarcastic towards any company or device, it just seems to be the norm. It’s never a bad thing to have larger devices shrunken down to accommodate for more mobile purpose and functionality. Remember when you first bought your boombox or Playstation 2 and how big and bulky it was? Then as time went on, we were delivered the smaller versions of these devices. They performed exactly the same as their larger counter parts but were a lot more portable. That is, luckily, the same thing that has happened now with projectors. Instead of the large boxy things from our memories of 4th grade math class, we now have some that are a bit smaller.

Pico projectors are essentially portable projectors that can be put in your pocket and taken with you on the go. They run on battery charge but can deliver the perfect visuals you need for meetings or impromptu movie sessions with friends.

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In case you have been on the search for a new pico projector, or just want to start out with the best of the best, the Optoma PK320 may be the one you’ve been waiting for. Pico projectors are perfect for business meetings, and this is the one to prove it.

The throw of this particular pico projector sits at almost 20 feet in range, and can display images up to 150 big diagonally. No matter how you slice it, both of these numbers are enough to get your attention. The projector itself is pretty small. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand actually. The projector is only 4.7 inches long, 2.7 inches wide, and a mere 1.2 inches tall. something that can easily fit into a bag or your pocket.

The projectors image quality is pretty substantial for its size as well. It’s contrast ratio sits right at 3000:1 which means you’ll get some really vibrant pictures when you need them. Your blacks will be black, your whites will be white, and everything in between! The Optoma’s aspect ratio is 16:9 with a pixel resolution output of 854 x 480. While it may not seem like much, the resolution rate is actually the industry standard for these types of projectors. The projector can be powered through an AC adapter, but should that not be available, it can run about 45 minutes on a standard charge, and about 90 minutes on “Eco” mode. Perfect amounts for any business presentation you might have.

The projector also comes with 2GB of internal memory storage, but it might be better to just stick with a USB flash drive as there is an available USB port for it as well. By carrying the flash drive with you, it eliminates the need for you to bring your laptop into the presentation or have it with you when getting ready to watch a movie with friends. If you are going to go portable, you might as well go completely portable right?

The best part is that this projector retails for only $129 currently. Definitely not a bad price for the quality and size. However, if you are on the fence or new to pico projectors, renting one for your next business presentation isn’t a bad idea at all.

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Believe It Or Not, Your Projector Screen Is Just As Important As The Projector Itself

Friday, April 4th, 2014

There are some things that just naturally belong together. Peanut butter and Jelly. Cheeseburgers and fries. Me and video games. The list just goes on and on. Certain things were just made for each other, and others are designed to work in tandem with other things. Yes that sounds a bit vague, but think about it. A controller to a game system is specifically designed to work with a specific game system. The buttons are all laid out in a way that can give the user a sense of comfort and responsiveness. It should honestly be the same way with your projectors and your screens. Not sure what I mean? What I’m saying is that your screen is just as important as the components in that high end super expensive projector you just bought. They all work in conjunction with each other.

Consider this as well. You look at the screen. You don’t look directly into the projector. The screen is what gives you the image, as the projection is reflected back off of it and then displayed. Yes, having a really nice projector such as a 4K short throw model with all of the bells and whistles would be nice, but if you have a “decent” screen then you can expect to view a “decent” picture. When deciding on a projector, the screen should be just as much of an early decision with just as much research put into it.

There are certain factors that go into the overall quality of the picture. Some of these are completely dictated by the projector itself. Its display type, its throw distance, and the amount of light the projector actually puts out all play a huge role in how the image will be displayed. There are some factors that can’t be controlled by how amazing your projector is. Think about how far away you will be sitting from the screen, what all furniture and decor you have in your viewing room, and the natural ambient light that will be present. This is where your screen can come in. There are a screens that are made with specific materials and are designed to be in certain surroundings to compensate for some of the more uncontrollable variables.

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The color of your screen is another big deal. Yes, the color can actually matter as odd as that seems. Depending on the lighting situation in your viewing room, having a white or gray screen can really make a difference in image quality. If you aren’t really going to be in control of the lighting around you, a gray screen might be the best choice for you. If you are going to be able to control the ambient lighting then you’ll want to get a white screen. The gray screen can really boost color contrast and help colors retain their vibrancy even in well lit situations. Some screens are even designed with specific coatings involved. The coatings will be there to help disperse light from other ambient sources so that the image will be distorted and colors won’t appear washed out.

So you got the really nice high end projector for the work space or your home theater. Now just make sure you have the right screen. If you are unsure of what to get, rent a couple of them just to see what is going to give you the best image quality for your projector and surroundings.

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