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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The LED Pocket Projector

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Asus S1 LED Pocket Projector

Here is a super neat little product for anyone who is frequently traveling for business. You can cut down on the amount of things you take with you on any trip for and presentation with this little pocket projector.

The Asus S1 LED Pocket Projector can connect to any smartphone or any laptop via MHL to give you a big, bright screen anywhere you want it to show anything you need.

It has a built in battery that will give you up to 3 hours of projection, and it can even work as a power bank so that you can use it to charge your other mobile devices. Obviously, if it is plugged in you have limitless amounts of projection time. It is really small, only about 4 inches wide both ways and a little over an inch thick. It could easily fit in any pocket. It is capable of 200 lumens brightness and has the best in class short throw (41″ display at 1 m). Aside from the MHL connectivity, it also has an HDMI input and a SonicMaster-enhanced speaker built right in.

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Not only is this a great choice for any type of business meeting, but when you are constantly traveling, entertainment is hard to come by. When you aren’t in an important meeting, this is the perfect thing to hook up to your phone and enjoy some of your favorite movies on Netflix or watch some YouTube videos. No matter what you are using it for, this little projector is one of the coolest mobile devices on the market right now.

*BONUS: SEE ALSO: Sony’s 4K VPL-VW1100ES Projector – The Expensive, Extensive Projector You Probably Can’t Afford

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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

What Makes A Projector Practical These Days?

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

projectorI don’t care what type of technology you use or what you are into. We can all agree on something; we’re not going to go out of our way to purchase new tech devices unless we can see ourselves using them. There has to be a level of practicality to the devices that we use. We NEED to have a reason to buy it. There has to be something that the device offers that makes us want to buy it. It’s pretty easy to justify the purchase of laptops, tablets, computers, and even smartphones. We tend to use these devices every day. Some things that you may not think of in terms of practicality are projectors. They too have to be useful in more ways than one these days.

Is Your Projector Practical?

Obviously if you have a projector, you know that you’ve bought it for a reason. You want to make sure that you can view your images and videos on a larger display. If you have one at your office, you more than likely use it for business meetings to talk about projected sales and need it to make sure everyone can see the images in the meeting clearly. They all have the basic function, but there usually has to be a bit more to makes sure that consumers want to buy it. Even today, most business want a bit more from their projectors than just throwing the image on the closest wall. Does your projector do more than that? If not, you may want to look at other options just to see what you’ve been missing out on.

Internet Access and Hotspots

There’s a lot that could be considered useful when talking about projectors. All things considered could be the reason why you decide to purchase your projector. Yes, short-throw and 4K projection are all nice things, but they are very specific bonuses. What about the projectors that offer you more? There are projectors that offer you internet access and even access to apps. That’s right. There are projectors out there that you can watch Netflix and Hulu on right now. Obviously, this is more of a relaxed consumer benefit, but still a very nice practical addition to any projector. There is a ZTE projector that projects at 1080p but also doubles as a mobile hotspot thanks to Sprint. This projector is what I would call practical. Always having access to internet usage is something that EVERYONE can get behind. We are a society that has to stay connected nowadays. That’s just how we are now

It All Helps Make Your Decision Easier

Projectors cost money just like everything else. If you’re going to rent yours for some type of event, meeting, or convention, you’re going to want something that you can be proud of. You’re going to want to get your hands on the projector that is going to be just as practical as it is effective. Simply by looking at the extra features and seeing what would be beneficial to have could help make your decision making so much easier. Are you going to need the internet access and app usage? Are you going to need the mobile hotspot functionality? Perhaps you just need something that’s short-throw or ultra high resolution output. All of these factors are going to determine how practical your projector is/will be. It is all a matter of opinion, but just remember; ALL projectors project images, but they’re not all made the same.

I, just like everyone else, want my technology to be practical. When I think of a projector that is able to work and give me a mobile hotspot for internet access as well, I feel like I found a projector that is worth checking into. Practicality is key.

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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!

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.

Skip Going to the Movies and Turn Your Living Room into Your Own Personal Theater

Monday, November 26th, 2012

family movie nightPeople love going to the movies. It’s a simple fact. I mean, if it wasn’t true, movies like The Avengers wouldn’t be bringing in over $1 billion in profit. However, going to the movies can be expensive, especially if you have a big family. I know that when I used to take a girl on a date it would be no less than $40 for tickets and refreshments.

With ticket prices rising, a lot of families are turning to having movie nights at home, gathering friends and family around to relax and have some fun. However, nothing really says movie night like a projector and screen, which is why a lot of people look into renting a home theater projector.

A projector rental is a perfect way to bring friends and family together for a movie night. Not only do you get the benefit of saving money on overpriced tickets and refreshments but you also get the joy of not dealing with huge crowds of people, noisy theaters or the problem of your movie being sold out.

Projector rentals are also perfect for sporting events. Thinking of throwing a big Super Bowl party or watching the March Madness Finals? With a home theater projector rental you can throw the game up on a big screen and invite all your friends over to celebrate (or cry depending on who you are rooting for)!

Family reunions, weddings, birthday parties, you name it! A projector rental is perfect for all of those occasions. Home theater projector rentals allow you to have all the newest technology without having to pay a ton of money to get it, which is very enticing in this economy.

Rentourprojectors.com knows what it takes to make a movie night or Super Bowl party really special and is dedicated to giving you everything you need to make it so. If you need a temporary projector for any kind of event, you can’t go wrong with a company that has over 25 years of experience in the business.