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Three Ways to Improve Your Valentine’s Day with a Valentine’s Day Projector Rental

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

 

It is the beginning of February which means that Valentine’s Day is nigh upon us, and for those who are not in a relationship, discount chocolate day is just one more day of waiting. However, if you are in a relationship you’re probably currently experiencing the hardest part of Valentine’s Day: planning how to celebrate it. If you’re struggling to find some good ideas, here are three ideas for what you can do on Valentine’s Day by getting a Valentine’s Day Projector Rental.

1. Indoor/Outdoor Movie Night

 

The reason that this suggestion is both indoor and outdoor is because that it’s the middle of winter, and if you live in Ohio or any other more northern State, it’s not unrealistic to be putting up with 20° temperatures and snow on Valentine’s Day, and those aren’t pleasant conditions for an outdoor movie night.

Getting a movie night projector rental is a fun way to mix up a standard movie night, as it makes the experience more like watching a movie at a drive-in instead of just watching TV like normal, and it makes the experience much more memorable. If you decide to go this route, don’t forget to pick up your favorite popcorn and sodas!

2. Gaming/Dance Party

 

Typically when you see the word party, it’s referring to more than just two people, but not this time! If you and your partner are both into gaming, you can surprise them by hooking up a projector with a gaming device and having a good old fashioned game night. A lot of more modern games are diverting from their split-screen origins when it comes to multiplayer, but there are still a lot of good games out on the market that have this feature, and playing almost any game cooperatively adds a whole lot of fun.

Of course, if neither of you are that into gaming, you can pick up a dancing game, such as Dance Dance Revolution, and challenge each other to an ultimate dance off. If neither of these ideas float your boat you can always fall back to the movie night plan.

3. Experiment with Visuals

 

If you’re a huge fan of paintings, you may just want to turn your house into a living art piece. There are a lot of cool visual sites out on the internet, and with  a standard projector rental you can bring those sites to life in your living room. The great part is that there are both interactive and non-interactive sites that let you create and view amazing artwork, so if you want you can draw images to project with your partner, or you could both just enjoy a virtual art gallery brought to life in your home.

The best thing about these ideas is that they can all be reasonably executed on Valentine’s Day itself,  as all of these ideas can be a quick date night plan, that don’t require you to have an entire day without any schedule complications such as work. I hope these three ideas have helped you if you’ve been stuck in a planning rut.

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Touchscreen Projectors VS Personal Projector Rentals

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

It has been ten years since phones have released equipped with touchscreens, and we have not stopped putting touch screens on our technology since then. Almost nothing is safe from being upgraded with a touch screen, even every-day  household appliances, such as refrigerators and toilets, have seen touchscreen integration over the past few years. Once you find out that someone has upgraded a toilet with a touchscreen, it should be no surprise that projectors are not an exception to being upgraded with touchscreens.

When it comes to making interaction possible with projectors through touch, the term “touch screen” is a little different from the traditional sense. Since standard projector rentals don’t usually have built in touchscreens inside of the actual projector, it would be more apt to call the technology I’m referencing “touch projection”. If you’ve been in a school or university classroom at any time in the last four or five years, there’s a good chance that you might have seen a projector with touch-screen technology at work in the form of an ENO board, which are extremely helpful for both teachers and students alike.

So, how do touchscreen projectors work? As I mentioned in the above paragraph, projector touchscreens are a little different from normal touchscreens because most projectors require you to use styluses instead of your fingers. This technology is especially helpful for PowerPoint Presentation Projector Rentals, which is a main reason as to why ENO boards are so popular in environments relating to academia.

While it is more common to find projectors with styluses inside of a classroom or work related environment, it should be mentioned that touchscreen projectors are capable of being lightweight. With some touchscreen projectors coming in at only over half a pound, touchscreen projectors are on the road to being more and more common in personal projector use.

At the moment, the majority of touch screen projectors are used in work and schooling environments, but there are some smaller touchscreen projectors available on the market. If you want a projector for something more along the line of personal use, perhaps for something like watching movies, you should probably just go with a DVD Projector Rental instead. Stylus projectors are not necessarily in style yet in the personal use market. 

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Christmas and New Years Eve Party Projector Rentals

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Christmas is in three days, which means that the majority of the people reading this already have their homes decked out for the holiday season. However, there’s not much of a point decking your halls unless you are going to be showing aforementioned halls off for all to see. If you don’t have a Christmas party or a New Year’s party planned we’re going to give you a few projector-related ideas to help you plan your own party. Not all of these ideas may be helpful for you, but if any of these are applicable for you, you may be well on your way to making the best Christmas or New Year’s Eve party you’ve had in years.

• Backyard Movie Night

Although highly nontraditional for a Christmas party, backyard movie night projector rentals are great for parties. To get a backyard movie night to be a blast though, you’ll want to set up a few things for and with your guests pre-party. You may not have a ton of chairs at your disposal, which means you will probably want your guests to help by bringing their own lawn chairs or other seats.

Your guests will also be much more on board with an outdoor movie night if they have plenty of snacks available, and popcorn is the go-to movie night snack. So pop a whole lot of popcorn in advance to get your movie night going.

If you live somewhere cold, you still may consider doing an outdoor movie night for your holiday party, just tell your guests to bring blankets and to bundle up before they get there.

• Indoor Movie Night

If you live in a colder area and you were reading the suggestion above, you probably were already thinking of this. A movie night projector rental is just as viable an option for indoor settings as it is for outdoors, except by choosing to watch your movie indoors it doesn’t necessarily have to be night to get the same great image.

Most of the tips suggested for backyard movie nights still apply here besides the blanket and coat thing. Meaning that you should still have a lot of popcorn and soda ready for the audience. Since you aren’t actually going to a movie theater, getting snacks shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. If you have a lot of movies which are on DVD, get a DVD projector rental which will allow you and your audience to watch whatever you want on the bigscreen.

• Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

 

There’s probably going to be a point where you get tired of watching Christmas movies, and when that point comes you’ll be faced with a decision: will you start watching something else, or will you decide to truly rock around your Christmas tree? If you chose option number 2, you can start projecting Dance, Dance Revolution or any other dancing game alternative.

 

• Extreme Christmas Home Decoration

 

If you want your house to be the most festive looking house on the block for your party night, you can do some pretty impressive light displays through projectors. Although this is probably one of the least interactive things you can do with a projector rental, it can easily result in making your house look like the coolest thing on the block.

Hopefully some of these suggestions were helpful for you. These are just a few ways you can use a projector rental for your Christmas or New Year’s parties. Have a holly, jolly Christmas!

 

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Tis the Season for Holiday Projector Rentals

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

 

It is the second time this year I have had the opportunity use the phrase, ” ‘Tis the Season”, and I would be Scrooge not to take it. December is finally upon us, which means it is time for hot chocolate, excessive blanket usage, and hoping for a white Christmas with a fire going in the fireplace depending on where you live. Christmas is also when you tell tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago.

 
The truth is that you don’t neecessarily have to focus on telling Christmas stories, but the Christmas season is a great time for storytelling in general. Proof of this fact can be seen in the countless Christmas movies which litter television during the holiday season. For everyone living in regions which stay warm in December, this won’t apply but for anyone in our region (Southwest Ohio), most of us know that it’s not always pleasant to be out and about during the winter, which means we stay indoors and entertain ourselves with either stories from books, television, or games.

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This Christmas you can mix things up, if you’re hosting a Christmas party, get a projector rental to display movies or games for your attendees. You can dedicate an entire wall to playing you and your guests’ favorite Christmas movies you have on DVD with a DVD projector rental. Everything is better on the big screen, and there aren’t many bigger screens than projector screens. Of course, if you don’t have a projector screen, you can also get a projector screen rental to get the most out of your projector.

 
Projectors can be rented for more than just throwing a Christmas party though. You can rent a projector for a much more work-related reason, such as putting on a Christmas play for your organization, you could get a large venue projector rental to provide a backdrop to make your play more captivating, or you could use your projector to project something instrumental to the play’s script itself.

 
Whether you need a Christmas projector rental for a Christmas party, Christmas play, or any other holiday or even non-festive reason, you can get a projector rental quote from us today. Happy holidays!

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Sony’s 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector: The $50,000 Projector That You Will Never See In Real Life

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Way back in January, Sony had unveiled a new projector at CES. It was really impressive, and used lasers to project a really nice 4K image. They were advertising it as a luxury device, and we all knew that it was going to be really expensive. The price was thought to be around $30,000 at the time, which many believed was an absolute joke.

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Well, the joke just got a whole lot funnier, because the Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector is going to be available in September for $50,000. Yes, you read that correctly. Not only that, but it is only going to be available to people who live in the New York City metropolitan area. If you don’t live there, you can’t buy it anyway.

sony ultra short throwWe have to give Sony some credit here though! Many of the devices that are always shown off at CES don’t ever even see the light of day after that. Sony did actually deliver what they promised here. And if you are in the 1% of the population who can even say that you’re interested in this projector, then you will be able to order it from Sony by phone or on their website.

The 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector uses an SXRD laser to produce its 4096 x 2160 picture. It also has four HDMI inputs, Triluminous display, it supports 3D, and has built in speakers. Although it may not be worth as much as they are asking for it, it is actually a monster. This thing is literally like having a movie theater.

Now, lets say that you are interested in a nice short throw projector, but you don’t want to sell your house in order to get one… There are some good options out there. Plus, if you sold your house to buy this then you’d have to project movies onto trees, and I don’t think that would work very well. You can get a really nice projector for just a few hundred dollars these days.

And if you are interested in something that looks really great for way less money than you would spend buying one, you can always rent a fantastic projector for events or business meetings.

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Projectors: A Renter’s Guide

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

If you are involved in any kind of company or organization, chances are that at some point you will have to plan a multimedia presentation.  If the old saying “It’s all in the delivery” is, in fact, true your projector could be the difference between a success and a night constantly fiddling with your equipment.  For those whom buying a projector is not an option, renting is a quick, easy, and affordable solution.  When looking for a projector for your next presentation, keep the following things in mind to help you narrow down the wide range of products:

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Room Size

When considering a projector, room size is one of the most important factors.  If your projector is too small for your venue, the image may be fuzzy and quality will be negatively affected.  When looking at your projector, make sure to look at the dimensions of the image that it casts.  This information should be readily available in the product description as its “resolution.”

Projector size

The room size will help you to determine the size of the projector you need.  Different size projectors will have different lenses, hookups, and additional features.  Some projectors are light, portable, and suitable for events in the home or smaller conference rooms; others are heavy with many extra features that are most useful in settings such as auditoriums or outdoor events.  Consider the size and venue when deciding which product you will rent.  Both small and large projectors often have the same features, so do not worry about losing quality by downgrading or upgrading the size of your unit.

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Price

For many small organizations and businesses that do not own their own projector, price can be one of the most important factors.  How is the price of the rental broken down?  Is it a flat rate?  Is there a flate rate plus number of days?  Is there a discount given for longer periods that you can take advantage of?  Think about these issues and you may find an excellent deal on just what you are looking for.

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Audio Capability

If there is any audio in your presentation, you need a projector that can handle audio.  Its especially important that if the projector does in fact have built-in sound software, as many projectors do not include this feature.  If it does have built-in audio, ensure that it is of the sound and quality that you need.  Many projectors despite having sound are more suited for home theater activities, and are not designed for crowds or large gatherings. If you have any doubts, it may be better to also rent a separate sound system.

Connections, Connections, Connections

One of the most important factors in projector choices is how you plan to connect it to your computer or other media device.  Almost every laptop or desktop computer comes standard with an analog connector (trapezoidal) that is compatible with nearly every device.  While this is convenient, the preferred connection would be the HDMI ports that are being installed on many newer platforms.  HDMI, with its digital medium is far more reliable than the analog ports that may have interruptions such as skipping and inferior frame rates.  Some models may even come equipped with a wireless connection and necessary software.

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Renting a projector can seem like an overwhelming task.  It takes careful research and knowing exactly what you need to ensure you make a proper decision.  Alternatively if you want to skip the research, a trained rental representative from www.RentOurProjectors.com will help you decide exactly which projector is right for your event, just call 888-736-8301. Keeping these important factors in mind can make the experience seem effortless, and make your event a triumph.  Remember, presentation is everything!

This Handheld Projector Creates An Interactive Screen

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

touch projectorThere have always been companies that put out handheld projectors, but the new TouchPico from TouchJet is putting a totally new twist on it. This little projector can turn any flat surface into an interactive screen!

It is a small projector that you can hold in your hand. It can run any Android app and projects pictures up to 80 inches on any wall. At 150 lumens, it can produce a pretty good, bright image, and it ships out with a special stylus to use with it.

One of the coolest parts about the whole projector is the way the included stylus works. It isn’t attached to the projector at all so you can move around and use it. One end of the stylus has an infrared switcher, and the projector has an infrared camera attached to it that can track the movement of the pen in front of the TouchPico’s screen. This means that you can use it to interact with any objects on the screen using the stylus and using tapping gestures.

These would be great for a lot of different applications. There are a ton of different projectors out there that are being used for educational purposes, but they are outdated and need special screens to project on in order to work properly. With the TouchPico, you can project images on any flat surface that you can find. Not only that, but it is designed to sit very close to the wall and at a high angle. That means that no matter what you are doing, it would be really hard to block the projection. Throw in the interactive screen with the stylus, and that is just the icing on the cake.

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Also, not trying to put any ideas in your head, but if you’re feeling really irresponsible and want to waste some time in between important work… I’m sure it would be an absolute blast to play Android games on. Just throwing that out there.

The TouchPico has HDMI and audio outputs on the back. It also has built in Wi-Fi and can be used with the Android Screencast technology.

TouchJet is expecting to ship these out in October. They recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to help fund the manufacturing of the TouchPico. Expected price around $500 or below. At that price, it seems like a steal.

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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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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Trying To Decide Between An LCD, DLP, or LCoS Projector Display?

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

family movie nightDo you ever feel the need to upgrade your business or entertainment tech? Mainly your displays? Sure, having a huge top of the line TV is nice and all, but how good is all that resolution when it is fixed to a certain size? These days the implementation of 4K resolution rates seem to be taking over the display world. That is all well and good, but there are a few factors that determine how well that super high resolution rate is going to look. Take for example how large the display is. Viewing 4K on small screens isn’t going to make that much of a difference, but a large screen will really show the detail since there is more room for the pixels to shine through. But what about the displays? The type of display is also going to play a part in how your picture will turn out.

DLP

DLP, or Digital Light Processing, is that type of display used by a majority of home and business projectors. These particular projectors use something called a “DMD”. This “DMD”, or Digital Micro-mirror Device, is the chip that is used inside every DLP projector. These projectors can range in price depending on the number of DMD’s in them. A single DMD will provide a primary color sub-image at a rapid pace, displaying your picture. A DLP projector using three DMD’s will have a DMD chip generate a sub-image in each respective primary color obviously resulting in a better, more full color picture, but also raising the price. Most of the portable projectors use the DLP display and can sit at an easy $400, while the more high end models can get up to $100,000 for the best of the best.

LCD

The ever-popular LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) has come a long way since it has been first introduced. When they were first introduced, they had quite a few problems with their contrast ratios and black levels on screen.  The 3 LCD micro-chip displays work in the same way the the DMD chips work, with each one designated for a particular primary color. The fact that these projectors typically have very good placement flexibility and offer many lens shift adjustments with different zoom lenses make them worthy competitors against the DLP projector. They are able to provide the performance of a DLP with added adjustments, making it a great choice for businesses and home theaters alike. Their prices can range from $600 to $8,000 depending on the model.

LCoS

The Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) is very close to the LCD display, but is set up a bit differently. By using a reflective layer behind the liquid crystal layer, the light projected is reflected instead of transmitted. This coupled with the fact that the electronics controlling all of the pixels are placed behind the pixels, instead of between them like in 3LCD projectors, means that you will see a higher “fill factor” image. Since the pixels are next to each other instead of separated by the electronics, it provides a higher clarity image even at close distances. These projectors can run you anywhere from $3,000 to $45,000 depending on the make and model you choose.

Knowing the difference in these displays and what you need can greatly help in the decision making process of what to upgrade to. If you don’t need anything too fancy, then don’t get it. However, if your business or home theater is in need of a nice upgrade, it never hurts to rent one to figure out what would be the best image suited for your needs.

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