October 18, 2018
3 min read
Learn what to look for when selecting a projector for conference and huddle rooms.
Projectors really come in handy in the business world, helping businessmen and women conduct meetings and video conferences more efficiently. Choosing the proper projector for your business needs, however, can take quite a bit of research and comparison. When looking for a projector for your business, consider these following aspects of your video equipment.
Brightness is an important aspect to look at in your projector because there are projectors designed for when the lights are on and those for when the lights are off. The brightness of your projector helps deliver the best quality image based on how bright the room is.
If you're planning to use the projector with the lights on, you'll want to look for one with a high lumen count, usually around 2,000 to 3,000 lumens. You may also consider using a projector where you can control the brightness so that you can use it with the lights on and with the lights off.
Whether you're using your projector for video conferencing or for presentations, a clear resolution creates a better experience for everyone in the conference room. If you're looking for a projector that's well worth the price and delivers vibrant color and a clear picture, you'll want a high-definition projector, which is usually marked 720p and above, although 1080p is also common. For even more high-quality resolution, consider looking into 4k monitors, which are the latest in high-definition technology. These come with an outstanding 4096 x 2160 pixel resolution for a crystal clear picture.
Contrast ratio is another aspect that affects how clear your picture is. Contrast ratio refers to the difference between the projector's darkest black and lightest white. For more defined pictures, go with a projector that has a high contrast ratio. When looking at projectors, you'll notice statistics for dynamic contrast ratio and static contrast ratio. When looking for the best image quality, compare projectors based on their static contrast ratio.
Since you'll likely use the projector often, you'll want to choose one that lasts a long time. Some of the more long-lasting projectors on the market today use an LED projector lamp. These projectors often report life spans of tens of thousands of hours. Compared to incandescent projectors that last only about 2,000 hours, LED lamps are well worth any extra costs.
The "throw" refers to how far back a projector has to be from the screen or the wall to produce a clear image. You'll want to consider where you want the projector to sit to help you decide what type of equipment to purchase. A "short throw" projector sits closer to the screen, and you can even choose a "super short throw" projector and mount it directly above the screen to eliminate the amount of shadows you encounter.
Now that you have a better idea of what to look for in your business projector, you can decide on a high-quality device to deliver crystal clear images for your conference room needs.