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New Ultra-Bright 1080p Projectors From Epson

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Epson’s newest projectors are the Home Cinema 1040 ($799) and the Home Cinema 1440 ($1,699), which respectively put out a rated light output of 3,000 and 4,400 lumens. Both are 1080p projectors with integrated speakers and MHL support, with the Home Cinema 1440 adding 1.6x optical zoom and Faroudja DCDi Cinema processing. You’ll be able to get your hands on these, this month!

The Home Cinema 1040 and Home Cinema 1440 feature up to 4,400 lumens of color brightness and 4,400 lumens of white brightness. Epson’s newest projectors feature widescreen, Full HD 1080p big-screen projections for your living rooms. They also feature advanced image quality technology, built-in sound and setup tools for placement, two HMDI ports and MHL support for connecting a Blu-ray player, Chromecast, Apple TV, gaming console, Roku Stick and more. It pretty much makes these projectors a home entertainment hub!

The marketing manager for Epson America, Jason Palmer says, “The new projectors offer today’s households a convenient, affordable and powerful big-screen experience. Beyond the flexibility, the Home Cinema 1440 is also one of the brightest home projectors available on the market–this is a flat-panel killer. Why settle for a 65-inch or 70-inch TV when you can have something four times bigger with bright, lifelike, sharp details, a portable design, and simple setup for a truly captivating experience even in large, well-lit environments.”

High-quality imaging needs high color brightness (color light output) and with the Epson projectors, they have up to 3X higher color brightness than any other projectors. They also feature 25% lower power consumption which lowers your energy cost. Both the Home Cinema 1040 and 440 use 3LCD, 3-chip technology for amazing images with vivid color, as well as featured with built-in color modes for top quality and color. This allows users to be able to enjoy their movie, video game or TV show projecting inside or even outside, with more possibility of color break-up or “rainbow effect.”

These projectors come in a compact design so you can easily install them on a ceiling, place them on a table, or easily put them up on a shelf. They also have a horizontal image correction with easy-slide control technology and an advanced home screen for easy navigation and set up. The Home Cinema 1440 has a split screen capability, so you can project two different videos or still images side by side. Additionally, if you need any advice for your business, such as pay stubs, check out this site at therichnetworth.com.

The Home Cinema 1040 at $799 and Home Cinema 1440 at $1,699 will be out this month at specific stores and online sites nationwide. Both projectors come with Epson’s service and support, as well as a 2-year limited warranty with toll-free access to Epson’s PrivateLine tech support. They also come with a 90-day limited lamp warranty and free two-business-day exchange with Extra Care Home Service.

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Best Projectors Currently Available

Friday, March 20th, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-187093586When it comes to projectors, finding the right one can be a taxing situation. There are a lot of factors to consider, like lumen output, portability, projection distance, image projection size, connectivity, etc… Thankfully you have people like us who make nifty lists like this one that informs you about the current projectors sitting at the top of the market. You’re welcome.

ViewSonic PLED-W800

This is one of the least expensive ViewSonic projectors that still performs like a champion. The smaller price tag is probably mostly due t how small it is, but this means that it is super portable. it weighs just short of 2 pounds, and it is 13.1 x 10.4 x 4.3 inches. You can take it with you to all of your business meetings or events with little to no hassle. The lamp can reach up to 800 lumens. As long as you can control the lighting a little bit, you can use this projector in any room you want for any reason. It has an SD slot, an HDMI input, a USB slot, and a VGA output for laptops. You can connect just about anything to it that you could think of.

This is an great choice for presenting documents from Word, Excel, and Powerpoint presentations directly from a USB flash drive. It can also play video of course, but that isn’t a strong point. Either way, for the money, it’s really hard to beat. Especially with the portability.

Epson EB-X11

ThinkstockPhotos-487439985This is another super portable projector that is great at doing just about everything. It’s also a little cheaper than the ViewSonic PLED-W800, and if you shop around a little bit you can get it for a steal. It has a ton of amazing features, which is why it made it on the list. It measures 11.6 x 11.9 x3.0 inches and weighs about 5 pounds. So like the Viewsonic model, you can easily take the EB-X11 from place to place and take care of business anywhere you need to. One cool feature is the lens cap that automatically shuts off the lamp and the speakers when it is put on. The lamp has a really high brightness for this type of projector, with a rating of 2600 lumens. It does have USB slot, but for some reason you can only view photos with it and not videos. Other than that, this is a really great projector and the brightness and size make up for it’s little flaws. And even the flaws are pretty easy to get around.

Sony VPL-FHZ55

This model isn’t very portable at all, but that isn’t what it was made for. It weighs about 26 and a half pounds, so you probably wouldn’t want to move it anyway. It measures 15.3 x 19.8 x 5.8 inches. This model is also the first 3LCD projector, but the projection chip it uses was made popular by other companies. It does not use a lamp at all but instead uses a blue laser light source. This is very convenient, but we all know you pay a price for convenience. This bad boy is going to cost you an arm and a leg. It goes for about $11 grand if you’re planning on buying as opposed to renting. It has a brightness of 4,000 lumens and can last for up to 20,000 hours. This means you don’t have to change lamps as often. It also has a full set of BNC/component inputs, an RGB D-sub 15-pin slot, DV-D, monitor output and an HDMI input. On the other side of the projector it also has S-video, composite video, lots of analog audio ins and outs, an RS-232C control jack, the DC inlet, and wired LAN. With all of those features you would think that it would have built in Wi-Fi, but sadly it does not. This is a small price to pay for all of the other crazy features though.

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Epson Debuts 3LCD Reflective Laser Projectors….For Real This Time!

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Epson recently announced its newest line of Pro Cinema projectors with 3LCD Reflective laser technology, projectors that were showed off a couple of years ago but never made it to market. The new devices, known as the Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 4K Enhancement Projector and the Pro Cinema LS9600e Wireless 1080p Projector, are capable of producing bright, clear images with up to 1,500 lumens of color brightness and 1,500 lumens of white brightness. In addition to that, these projectors are also have good contrast ratios along with an advanced suite of calibration tools.

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According to Epson, these projectors were developed to “meet the requirements of today’s most demanding home entertainment consumers, providing home theater designers with state-of-the-art solutions for creating unparalleled home theater experiences.”

These projectors combine Epson’s new 3LCD Reflective technology and a laser light source in order to deliver an Absolute Black contrast ratio and one of the industry’s largest color gamuts. The Pro Cinema LS10000 adds 4K Enhancement Technology for high sharpness, clarity and detail by shifting each pixel diagonally by 0.5 pixels, doubling the resolution and surpassing Full HD image quality without visible stair-stepping or pixel gaps.

Epson’s innovative 3LCD Reflective system allows custom installers to ensure that the images filmmakers intended are the actual images that their customers are seeing. Both projectors are capable of producing an Absolute Black contrast ratio that displays zero lumens during full-black scenes along with improved pixel density and increased aperture ratios for smoother, film-like pictures.

In addition to that, both projectors also offer advanced projection features, including Full HD 1080p in 2D and 3D with Super Resolution and Detail Enhancement for sharp, rich images, exceptional frame rate interpolation capabilities and Bright 3D Drive projection for greater brightness when viewing 3D content, according to the company.

Moreover, the projectors are also designed for convenient installations with 2.1x power zoom, power focus, lens shift up to 90% vertical and 40% horizontal and lens position memory that can store up to 10 different settings for standard 16:9 or 4:3 projection areas and 2.35:1 wide cinema ratio.

The laser light engine offers up to 30,000 hours of life with rapid warm-up or cool down time for fast, quiet operation. A WirelessHD transmitter has also been added for added installation and operation flexibility. The Wireless HD transmitter allows you to connect up to five HDMI devices simultaneously with one HDMI out connection and one optical port for switching between sources and MHL connectivity to display content from MHL-enabled tablets and smartphones.

According to Epson, both the PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 and PowerLite Pro Cinema LS9600e will be available through CEDIA and specialty dealers in the fall for less than $8,000. In addition to that, each projector also comes with Epson’s three-year limited warranty and support.

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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

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.

The 4 Easy Steps To A Great Projector Rental

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

153064270I love step-by-step guides. I mean, unless you are buying something from Ikea, step-by-step guides are one of the greatest ways to accomplish something or put something together. For the most part they are simple, user-friendly, easy to understand and ensure that you do a great job and get everything done to the best of your ability. In my opinion the world needs more step-by-step guides.

But I’m not the only one that loves a good step-by-step guide. The folks over at RentOurProjectors.com also seem to be a fan as they have laid out an extremely simple 4 step guide to getting a nationwide projector rental. That’s right, if you thought renting a projector would be difficult or that you would have to jump through a lot of hoops or deal with a lot of technical mumbo jumbo then this easy 4 step process is perfect.

Before I break it down into the specifics let me run through the 4 steps real quick. They are: 1.) You Book It… 2.) We Deliver It… 3.) You Enjoy It… 4) You Return it. Alright, now that we know that the steps are, let’s get into their specifics and how they can make renting a projector from RentOurProjectors.com that much easier.

Step 1: You Book It!

The first step to renting a projector from RentOurProjectors.com is figuring out what type of projector you need. Do you need an LCD? DLP? DVD? Business projector? Portable projector? Something for a large venue? Something with HD capabilities? Something for your living room or entertainment center? I’m sorry, I know I just threw a ton of different options at you but it’s going to be okay. During step 1 you will contact one of RentOurProjectors.com’s Tech Travel Agents.

A Tech Travel Agent is an industry professional that excels at renting technology for any need or reason. All you have to do is describe your rental needs (i.e. what you need your projector rental for) and your Tech Travel Agent will be able to help you figure out the perfect piece of equipment that will suit your need perfectly. I guarantee that your Tech Travel Agent will find you the best product at the best rental price.

Step 2: We Deliver It!

This is one of the best features about renting a projector from RentOurProjectors.com, the local delivery and installation. No matter where you are in the country (or even if you are in some parts of Canada, Mexico or the United Kingdom) RentOurProjectors.com will have your equipment delivered and set up for you whenever and wherever you need it by a local technician.

The benefit of this is two-fold. Not only does having a local technician deliver and set up your projector rental mean you have someone you can contact for any technical difficulties or customer support but it also means that you are helping support the local job market. Local delivery and installation means that the community is also benefiting from your smart rental, not just you.

Step 3: You Enjoy It!

This is probably the easiest of the 4 steps. One your projector rental is delivered, installed and tested to make sure everything is working properly it’s your turn to enjoy it. Utilize the latest technology that the projector industry has to offer wherever and whenever you want. RentOurProjectors.com isn’t your grandma’s projector rental service. We have all the latest technology from the biggest names in the projector industry, meaning you have full access to top-of-the-line equipment.

Step 4: You Return It!

With every projector rental a return label is included, meaning all you have to do is drop the device off at your local UPS store. Not near a UPS store? No problem. Remember that local technician I mentioned in Step 2? Well he/she will come back out, tear everything down and return your projector rental personally, leaving all the logistics up to us. It’s that simple.

So there you have it! A simple, step-by-step guide to getting the most out of your nationwide projector rental: You Book It…, We Deliver It…, You Enjoy It…, You Return It… It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! (and 4… 1, 2, 3 and 4). For any and all of your projector rental needs look no further than RentOurProjectors.com!

MIT Develops Glasses-Free 3D Projector, Bridges Gap Between 3D And Holographic Video

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

790727003D entertainment has come a long way in recent years but users are still required to experience the technology via 3D glasses. The Camera Culture Group over at the Media Lab of MIT has just begun developing an all new 3D video projection system that will allow users to forgo the use of 3D glasses while also providing different users different perspective angles of the same object. According to the group, this technology will be used as a transition between the 3D technology of today and true holographic projection of the future.

MIT’s approach is to come up with a video projection system that doesn’t require the use of 3D glasses. This system will also have wide vision angles along with an ultra-high resolution while being mechanically simple, meaning you won’t have to deal with elaborate installations. In addition to that, this system is also aimed at being more economical than traditional holographic systems of similar quality.

The whole idea behind this technology from MIT is that it will act as a short term solution until something more refined is developed while also making it something users of traditional 2D systems will find attractive enough to start to transition into the 3D space.

What’s interesting about this technology is that it doesn’t simply produce an illusion or parallax. Instead, it creates an actual shift in perspective for multiple viewers looking at the image from multiple angles, providing that the illusion that you are looking at is a real life object. What’s more is that this technology provides better resolutions and contrasts than most 2D video.

Inside the projector is a set of flat panels comprised of liquid-crystal modulators. These panels act as tiny LCD screens that are set between the backlight source and the lens. The first set of LCDs produces light patterns at certain angles which then pass through the second set of LCDs at these exact angles. The patterns then go through a series of lenses arranged like a Keplerian telescope after which they pass through a transparent projection screen that is made up of lines of vertical lenses. This resolves the patterns into a 3D image that shifts as you move from one of eight PoVs to another.

The image is refreshed 240 times per second, which is less than that of a standard TV but more than standard-speed film. Even though the system will require a lot of bandwidth to operate, it does create the possibility of displaying ultra-high resolution video. This is achieved through data compression algorithms that focus on reproducing the edges of the images as opposed to the body of the images. In addition to that, the algorithm also produces a far brighter image with a stronger contrast by generating closer to “true black”, which is not possible with LCDs.

While we may still be a long way away from holographic projections similar to our favorite sci-fi movies, the technology is improving in that direction. This new system from MIT is being treated as a bridge between what we’ve envisioned from movies and what we currently have in terms of 3D projection. While the MIT team sees this technology having a use in entertainment, the technology could also have applications in collaborative designs and medical imaging.

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Summer Activities Made Great With Projector And Screen Rentals

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Summer is quickly approaching, even if the weather doesn’t necessarily show it, which means that the time of summer barbecues, family reunions and birthday parties is right around the corner. While here are a lot of fun activities to do at these events there is one that can really make them special.

I’m talking about setting up a projector and a screen. A projector and screen provides you with a ton of different options for your summer event. Throwing a family reunion? Use the projector to play a slideshow of family photos or show a bunch of old home movies. Nothing brings families closer together than reminiscing over old photos or laughing at great family moments.

Birthday parties are also perfect events for a projector and a screen. After the kids have been running around and playing all day long it is time for them to relax once night comes. Sure you can have all the kids in your living room to watch a movie but kids will find it a lot more fun to watch a movie in the backyard under the stars. Kids will see it as a cool campout situation while parents don’t have to worry about things getting messed up in the house.

But how, pray tell, do you set something like this up? I mean not many people have large projector screens and projectors lying around the house, which poses a problem. But to every great problem there is a simple solution. And what, might you ask, is this grand solution? Well obviously its a projector rental. Renting a projector allows you to have all the benefits of a projector without having the commitment of buying one.

You can rent both a projector and a projector screen from Rentourprojectors.com and have them for however long you need them, whether that be one day or one month. There are lots of benefits to renting the equipment you need. Rentourprojectors.com offers you local delivery and installation from a local technician, meaning you get professional service from someone in your own backyard.

In addition to that, you also get customer support from that same technician. Should anything go wrong for any reason simply contact your tech and ask for help. Once you’re done with your rental, your tech will come back out, take everything down and take your projector and screen off your hands, meaning you don’t have to deal with any of the logistics.

Temporary solutions like a projector and screen rental are perfect for any type of summer gathering. Whether you are hosting your family’s next reunion, having the neighbors over for a cookout or letting a bunch of kids run around your yard for a birthday party, a projector and screen rental from Rentourprojectors.com is the perfect solution.

Crimson AV Debuts New JR Projector Mount Series

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Crimson AV JR3 SyncProIf you have plans of installing a projector anytime soon, then you are going to need the right tools for the job. No tool is more essential, however, than the right mount. Sure, you can simply place a projector on any flat surface, but things are so much more convenient when you can mount it on a surface, like your ceiling, keeping it out of the way.

Crimson AV has just begun shipping a trio of new mounts that are designed to make installing a projector easier and a lot more professional looking. The mounts come by way of Crimson AV’s JR Series and include the new JR, JR2 and JR3 SyncPro mounts.

The JR, which is the base model mount priced at $99, is a basic projector mount with two points of adjustment that affect both pitch and roll. In addition to that, this mount is also designed for smaller projectors under 50 lbs. and comes with a pre-assembled two-piece design complete with integrated cord management and 1.5″ NPT compatibility.

The mid-level model is the JR2. Like the JR, this mount is a two-piece model that is constructed entirely of steel. It has 12 adjustment points in total, six for pitch and six for roll, which means that this mount is capable of holding projectors that are slightly heavier than average or that something that is off center can stay in place. The JR2 is priced at $117 and works with projectors of up to 70 lbs.

The final mount in the JR series is the JR3 SyncPro. This mount comes with a lead screw mechanism, allowing for precise adjustments. All installation adjustments can be completed by rotating the knobs on the mount, which makes the overall process simple. Priced at $169, this mount is perfectly suited for any projector that exceeds 70 lbs and also has additional legs that allow you to expand the range and cover large or irregular mounting hole patterns.

If you need professional projector mounting, however, then there is no better place to turn than RentOurProjectors.com. RentOurProjectors.com has professionally trained installers that are capable of installing any size projector in any type of room and on any surface you need to mount it.

Genius Debuts New BV 200 Pico Projector

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Genius BV 200A new pico projector recently released makes it easier than ever to stream content from your mobile device to a larger screen without the use of a television. In addition to that, you can also watch movies, view pictures or anything else on any flat surface with the SVGA portable BV 200 Pico projector.

This device is a follow-up to Genius’ BV 150 and comes complete with a bigger battery and a better display resolution than previous models. The BV 200 also comes with an SD Card slot reader, allowing you to stream files from video cameras, PCs or smartphones and also comes with a 3780mAh rechargeable battery, allowing the projector to last longer than the BV 150.

In addition to that, this pico projector also boasts an 800 x 600-pixel resolution, which is an upgrade from the BV 150’s 640 x 360 resolution display capabilities. Also included with the BV 200 is 1GB of internal memory and support for data input through AV and USB cables.

Moreover, this pico projector also comes with a remote control for adjusting color settings, as well as a tripod that has been optimized to project up to a distance of four meters. There is also an included ceiling projector kit, which has everything you need to project content onto a ceiling, should you ever find the need to do so.

The new BV 200 pico projector is available now from Genius for a price of $269. But don’t forget that if you ever need a projector temporarily, for a party, family reunion, business meeting or as a replacement unit while your personal projector is getting repaired, you can always rent a projector from RentOurProjectors.com.

With a huge variety of projector rentals from every brand in the industry along with any type of projector you could possibly imagine, RentOurProjectors.com is your one stop shop for projector and projector rental equipment. Just contact your Tech Travel Agent today to get a quote or to set up your rental now!