Projector Selection Guide

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Projectors have long been a staple of the event industry. From seminars to conferences and product launches, projectors enable event planners to ensure that the audience is able to get the information they need and deliver visuals that are easily seen by every attendee. There are many different factors to consider when selecting which projector rental is right for your event and the wide range of products and features available can be confusing. Have no fear -our handy guide can help you select the right projector rental for your next event.

Projector in a large auditorium

Event space and audience size

The size of your space and audience is one of the most important factors in selecting the right projector for your event. Once you’ve selected the location of your event, measure the space and map out the setup you’ll use on the day of the event. Having this information in hand, you can start to narrow down your projector selection.

Planning a huge presentation or product launch in a massive converted warehouse space? Then you’re in need of a large venue projector rental, with its 5,000 or more lumens designed for projecting oversized images for big audiences. Whether you’re staging a trade show or a concert, large venue projectors can help create the excitement your event demands.

Don’t forget to equip your breakout spaces. If your next conference includes breakout sessions in smaller meeting rooms, our breakout room projection rentals allow your team to quickly and easily deliver information to participants. From slideshows and spreadsheets to short videos, these projectors help move along the discussion while giving your breakout session leaders the ability to disseminate information easily.

Aspect ratio

Aspect ratio is the geometry of the projected image, or the ratio between the width and height of an image. For quick and easy reference, the aspect ratio of a projector is displayed on the equipment itself, with the most common ratios being 4:3 and 16:9.

If your projection media includes video, the most important consideration for aspect ratio is the type of video you’re projecting. If your media is streaming or in widescreen, you’ll want to look for a widescreen projector that offers a 16:9 aspect ratio. When selecting projectors for PowerPoint presentations or video directly from a desktop or laptop, a 4:3 ratio is generally sufficient. While you can project media with a larger aspect ratio on a projector with a smaller aspect ratio, you will lose viewing quality as the projector shrinks or cuts off portions of the image.

Image resolution

Image resolution is the number of pixels used to create an image. You’ll need to find the resolution of your video or other display content. If you’re projecting from a computer screen, you can use the computer’s resolution as a guide for selecting your projector. For streaming TV or video, the resolution is identified using only the number of horizontal pixels followed by the letter ‘i’, such as 720i or 1080i, while recorded content uses the letter ‘p’, as in 1080p. Want to know more about image resolution? Check out our sister site’s recent post Is 4MP the Same as 4K?: And Other Questions about Image Resolution You’ve Been Dying to Have Answered.

For the best quality projection results, you should select a projector whose horizontal number is at least as high as that of the videos or images you want to view. Need to share high-resolution media? High definition projector rentals offer crisp and clear images at an impressive 1080p, important for events that include video, images, and presentation slides.

Brightness and Contrast

In the lingo of projectors, brightness is the amount of light your eyes perceive from a projected image. Conversely, contrast is the difference between the brighter and darker portions of that image. Brightness is typically measured in lumens. The higher the number of lumens, the brighter the projection. Contrast is measured as a ratio of the brightest white and darkest black the projector is capable of producing. The greater the difference between the numbers in the ratio, the better the viewing experience.

Event planner with audio visual

When thinking about the number of lumens and the amount of contrast you need from a projector rental, think about the lighting in your event space. If your projections take place in an entirely dark room, you may not need a high lumen projector. If you’ll have natural lighting coming into the space or have ambient lighting, you’ll need a brighter projector to help event attendees clearly view the media you’re sharing.

Still have questions?

Projector rentals are an ideal way to ensure that the information and images you want to share are seen by all attendees at your events. Making the right choice for your projector rentals can be the difference between muddled images and sending a clear message to your attendees. If you need guidance on the right projector for your next event, the experts at Rentourprojectors.com have a wide variety of projectors to meet the needs of your next event, conference, or project. Get a quote for all of your projector rental needs today!

Need other event equipment rentals or event production services? Our sister company, Rentacomputer.com, offers comprehensive event technology rental solutions for any event big or small as well as event production services for almost any industry or event type. Get expert advice and a quote for all of your event rental needs today.

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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!

Why Rent A Projector Screen?

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Projector Screen Rental

If you already have a projector, do you have a screen? You need something to project your important presentation onto other than a non optimized wall.

Consider a Projector Screen Rental delivered to your presentation location.

Projector Screens don’t travel Well
Even if you have a screen, you know they don’t travel well. Have you ever tried to get an 8′ screen on an airplane, bus or train? Projector screens take up large amounts of space in a car, even when they are rolled up. Traveling with a projector screen is a great big hassle.

Projector Rental Screen Types

Renting a projector screen can save you the frustration of making room for the screen during travel without risking your own equipment.

Whatever screen size you need, you will be able to work with an experienced Tech Travel Agents to get the best projector screen rental for your presentation environment.

Get a quote on a projector screen rental here: https://www.rentourprojectors.com/projector-screen-rentals.asp

Can You Rent DVD Projectors?

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

DVD Projectors

Yes we have DVD Projector Rentals!

Whether you want to show an educational film to students or want to have an outdoor movie night with friends and family, a DVD projector is the way to go. DVD projectors require very little setup and are very user friendly. In addition to easy operation, DVD projectors usually have great image quality and size.

A DVD Projector Rental is popular at wedding receptions and other staging events such as conferences and trade shows due to the easy transportation and simplicity in use. DVD Projector Rentals replace the need for renting a laptop to accompany your Projector Rental.

For more information visit: https://www.rentourprojectors.com/dlp-projectors/