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Planning Your Own Outdoor Movie Night

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Movie Night Planning

During many articles, I talk about how you can get a projector rental for outdoor movie nights. Normally during these articles I do not fully dive into the intricacies of movie nights, but since summer is finally upon us this article is fully dedicated to the art of hosting outdoor movie parties.

Preparing the Outdoor Theater Space

A general rule of thumb when it comes to party hosting is that you want your guests to have a good time. Although you can’t directly force people into having fun, there are two tactics which will help you increase the probability of your audience having a great night. These two tactics are:

1. Thinking about what could cause your guests to have a bad time

2. Thinking about what you could do to give your guests a better viewing experience

Pretty simple, right? Even though these two strategies easily fall into the category of common sense, as humans we have a tendency of doing things which do not make sense.

Planning for the Negatives

In order to have your party not feel haphazard, you need to think over the two strategies listed above. For the first strategy, all you have to do is ask yourself, “What would make my party suck?”. In the context of outdoor movie nights, I can easily think of two things which can make your party miserable: mosquitoes and bad weather.

Of all of the life on this green earth, mosquitoes are easily my least favorite. Luckily, those little party-poopers can be stopped with the aid of bug spray, and if you want to go the extra mile you can set up Tiki torches with Citronella, Citronella candles, or if you are comfortable with killing off all of the insects in your yard, you can spray pesticides, however there are other methods of mosquito deterrent besides these three options that you may want to investigate before resorting to pesticides.

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What you are not able to control when planning an outdoor party of any sort is the weather. Unless you move indoors, your party will be at the mercy of the weather. The ever-relevant, if not overused, Murphy’s law adage which says that, “anything that can go wrong will”, most certainly applies to your outdoor movie night plans. Pay attention to weather forecasts when planning a date and time for your outdoor movie night.

Improving the Experience

I said earlier that you cannot force people into having fun, but that does not mean that you can’t try to do it anyway. If you want people to have fun at your movie night, think about ways you can improve your movie night to make it an even more fun experience. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself which will get you on a train of thought from which you can improve your movie night:

1.How do I want my outdoor theater space to be set up?

2.Do I want to have a specific theme for my outdoor movie night?

3.What kind of snacks and drinks should I get?

4.Is there enough space for guests to sit comfortably?

Setting up the Gear:

Now that you’ve considered the non-technical aspects, let’s get into the nitty gritty of hosting an outdoor movie night. If you’re not just throwing a TV outside on your back porch, you can go big and go home with a projector rental. Buying a wall-sized TV screen would cost you an arm and a leg, but a projector rental can be used to project in the same wall-sized proportions without you needing to fork over an amount of cash somewhere in the quadruple digits. If you want better  image quality, you can also get a projector screen rental.

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It is also important to note that a lot of projectors do not have good sound systems. If you are hosting a movie night you will want to have something, such as a soundbar or a bluetooth speaker, set aside for your audio needs.

A Final Tip and Common Courtesy:

A big issue with projectors is the amount of light they produce. This amount is measured in lumens, and depending on how big you want your projection to be, how far you want the projector to be from the screen, and how early you want to start watching your movie, the amount of lumens you will need can change. A good minimum for using a projector for an outdoor movie night would be 2,000 lumens, but you may want to go higher depending on any of the three things I mentioned above, or for other reasons.

One last thing, if you live in the city, before hosting your movie night invite your neighbors to attend, or at the very least let them know what you are doing. Movie nights can be a great way to build up your relationship with your neighbors.

 
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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.

Holiday Projector Rentals
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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Training Course Projector Rentals

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Modern educational programs are often empowered by technology. Many programs, such as PowerPoint, Word, and Excel, are routinely used in training and educational courses. However; if you are running a training course, you may not have a projector at your disposal to adequately display essential information.

Getting a training course projector rental will increase your training program’s value, while also saving you time. Instead of writing down information on a whiteboard and erasing and writing information as the program progresses, you can switch between nicely formatted presentation slides.

Having a projector also allows you to display more accurate graph related information. Handwriting and graphing are ancient nemeses, but being able to display a computer generated graph saves you the hassle of becoming a part of that ancient feud, and allows you to concentrate on presenting information instead of staring at your own drawing skills.

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One thing projectors can do that the mastering of penmanship will not allow you to do is displaying videos. There is a massive amount of instructional videos on the internet, and having just one of these in your presentation can greatly increase the presentations value. If you were learning to change a tire, it would be more helpful if you saw it being done so that you can repeat the process, instead of just reading about it. Displaying a video through your projector is a great way to get your audience’s attention, and add a new layer of depth to the material being taught.

If you are suddenly thrust into a scenario where you are giving a training presentation and you have a projector, but do not have a projector screen appropriate for your venue, you’ll be pleased to know we offer projector screen rentals. Projector screens are not compact or easily transportable, but if you rent a projector screen from RentOurProjectors.com, our tech agents can deliver it to your venue so you don’t have to worry about how you are getting your projector screen. 

One final word of advice, when renting a projector screen, try to find out the height of your venue’s ceiling, the distance from the screen to the audience, and the projector’s native resolution. Knowing these three things will make choosing the size of your projector screen a walk in the park.

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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.

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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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.

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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Why Using A Projector Is Better Than Using Your Tiny TV

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

It has always been a symbol of power amongst friends; who has the bigger TV? Never has this fight been a fair one, as we see friend against friend constantly trying to one-up each other. This is to be expected as most all males do love competition. However, the prices of TV’s are never cheap enough to where we feel like we have just gotten a steal, and can walk away with our wallets still content. The other downside is that it seems like as soon as you buy that new $3,000 TV, it is already obsolete. Well, why stick with a TV that is constantly stuck at 55″ or 70″ max? Why not venture into the realm of projectors? After all, there are a multitude of reason’s as to why they out class TVs.

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Think about the size for one. This is probably the first thing you will should consider. While it may be true that you don’t necessarily NEED a TV the size of the moon, it is never a bad feeling to know that you can own one. The sad truth is, is that depending on the size and type of the display, ultimately affects the price. When picking up a projector, the size limitation basically goes out of the window. The size of your “screen” is limited only to the size of the blank wall you will be projecting your images on. Movies, TV, web surfing, and video games look great on a 70″ 1080p TV display. They look even bigger and better on a 108″ 1080p display! The fact is, is that you are paying for fixed size and display type when buying a TV. You only pay for display type when you rent or buy a projector.

Since you an increase the overall size of the image depending on the size of the wall, this is where the whole 4K benefits really kick in. At the normal distance most of us sit away from the TV, it is next to impossible to see a real difference in the pixel count/quality between Ultra HD 4K resolution and regular 1080p resolution. Take that pixel count and expand it on the wall. Now you have that crystal clear picture that everyone raves about with the added pixels. Even at magnified viewing based on the distance from the wall, a 4K projector’s clarity is unmatched. The only downside is finding, and at an affordable price.

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Since you are expanding the image, all the light from the display has more room to spread out. This answers the question of, “will my eyes hurt?”. That answer is no. Again, the light is not as concentrated into a smaller area like it would be for a TV. This fact along with the ability to easily mount most projectors make them the obvious rental or purchase. You obviously get into more expenses should you decide to set up the wiring in the walls or get a projection screen. Then again, there is nothing wrong with having a nice stand for it, plugging it in, and displaying it on a solid white wall. TVs are a lot heavier than projectors, so remember that. Should you still be on the fence, remember that renting your projector before you buy it first is never a bad idea.

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