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4 Creative Ways to Use Projectors

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

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Projectors can be one of the most useful tools in hosting any event. Sure, projectors can be used for normal functions like teaching classrooms or watching movies, but what other exciting things can you do with projectors? I don’t know, maybe make the coolest panorama projection ever to impress your fellow businessmen-in-arms?

1.) Panorama Wall Projection

 

The above video is from an open house event called “The Big Color Bang”. This amazing display was made possible through the use of eight ceiling-mounted LCD projectors rented through RentOurProjectors.com.

2.) Interactive Floor Displays

Projectors can be used for truly amazing things. For example, you can use projectors alongside a computer and a camera to display advanced, interactive floor “carpets” which your guests can interact with. The video below is from an art installation where guests would walk through the projection and the display would react to their presence.

 

3.) Laser & Music Light Shows

Another clever use of projectors would be to give life to your event by orchestrating a laser light show. Using software and a high-lumen projector, you can put on a very impressive laser light show to accompany whatever music you like.    

 

4.) Slideshows

One final reason to get a projector rental for your next event would be to display a slideshow. This is easily the least creative idea I have listed so far, but slideshows can be used in many scenarios. These scenarios include hosting graduation parties, family reunions, or business conventions. Whatever your event may be, if used with creativity, projectors can add a little, or a lot of, extra wow factor.

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.

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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