LCD Projectors

LCD Projectors

LCD projectors are the modern equivalent of the slide and overhead projector. LCD projectors use a small and usually colored LCD panel placed before a bright lamp, with the images on the screen provided by supplies such as a DVD, VCR or a computer. LCD projectors are generally smaller in size and more easily transportable than former systems. Armed with a lens capable of projecting the images on any surface with a flat plane and not requiring supporting furniture like a big-sized television would, LCD projectors are getting increasingly viable with each passing day.

There are certain things to take into account when purchasing an LCD projector. The projector’s resolution generally determines the price; the higher the resolution, the greater the price. If the need is for minute details to be precisely displayed, then higher resolution projectors are the way to go. The LCD projector’s light output depends on the lumens rating, i.e. the higher the lumens rating the brighter the light output. For classrooms, projectors of 1000-2000 lumens suffice; for big conference rooms, the ideal projectors would be those between 2000-3000 lumens.

The ratio between the brightest and darkest spots of an image is called the projector contrast. When purchasing LCD projectors, it is possible to go for contrasts of 400:1 or higher. This way the best and the clearest pictures are achieved.

If the projector is to be carried around to different locations, then it is best to buy a light projector. Many LCD projectors today weigh below five pounds. The lighter projectors generally cost more though. Also, it is viable to get an LCD projector with multiple ports, in the event that you want to connect multiple video or computer supplies to the projector simultaneously. Another factor that should be considered is the durability of the lamp. Replacements can be an expensive deal. A lamp life of 2000 hours is just about ideal.

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