Home / Blog / LCD Projectors: More Complex Than You Think

LCD Projectors: More Complex Than You Think

LCD Projectors: More Complex Than You Think

LCD projector rentals have been around since the beginning of the PowerPoint revolution some 25 years ago. They have been a basic staple in the AV technology portfolio; but they really haven’t changed much in all this time – right? Wrong!

Today’s post will bring you up to speed on the different projector options, what their features mean to you and which projector is best for your meeting or event type.

Meeting Room Projector: The Epson Powerlite 1985WU

The Epson PowerLite 1985WU Projector rental works well in small-to-medium sized meeting rooms and is bright enough to even be used for outdoor events. This high-resolution projector is perfect when you have a variety of presenters who need to connect with assorted laptops, phones, and tablets.

Here are the features of the Powerlite:

  • Wide Ultra eXtended Graphics Array (WUXGA):  A 1920 x1200 pixels resolution and 1.6:1 aspect ratio which is the best display definition for LCD technology.
  • 3LCD, 3-chip technology: a solid-state optical design with no moving parts making it more reliable with 3x brighter colors.
  • 4,800 lumens: Lumens measure how much light you are getting from a bulb. More lumens means it’s a brighter light; fewer lumens means it’s a dimmer light. Projectors range from 1,000 to 40,000 lumens.
  • Wireless connectivity: You can rent a laptop or tablet or even use your own smartphone to display content. No wires required.
  • Split Screens: This is the ability to project two images simultaneously from two different input sources. For example, you can show video from your smartphone while displaying a PowerPoint slide from your laptop.
  • Integrated Sound System: No need to hook-up speakers.

Best uses include: Corporate meetings, peer reviews, training programs and outdoor events. Presenters that use a wide variety of technology and medium (videos, photos, presentations) to convey their message where wireless connections are optimal.

Large Venue Projector: Christie Roadster HD18K

The Roadster HD18K features high-quality lenses specifically designed to increase image sharpness. This model provides one of the brightest, clearest HD imaging available today.

  • High Definition: 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
  • 18,000 lumens: Allows for clear, crisp images even in large spaces.
  • Xenon lamp system: Accurately color-matches images.
  • 4:4:4 full bandwidth capabilities: No compression of the color signal and no possible degradation of picture quality with appropriate bandwidth levels.
  • Picture-in-Picture: Lets you view multiple sources at the same time, with no lag time.

Best uses include: Conventions, trade shows, product launches and the entertainment industry.

3D Projector: LG CF3D

  • High Definition: 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
  • 2,500 lumens
  • Full 3D Mode: Throw distance of 4 to 30 feet.
  • Requires use of polarized 3D glasses.
  • Must connect to a 3D program source: Can handle multiple 3D formats

Best uses include: Small meetings where the way to convey the message is through 3D imagery or during the development of 3D projects by the entertainment industry.

Digital Visual Presenter: Elmo P30S

Actual specimens, real three-dimensional objects, authentic documents, and pages directly from a book are good uses of the ELMO P30S VisualPresenter. True-to-life presentations that catch and keep the attention of everyone in the room.

  • High Definition: 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
  • 1.35-megapixel image resolution: Which is the highest industry standard
  • 64x zoom with auto focus
  • 30 Frames Per Second (FPS): Allows for smooth motion display
  • USB interface with PCs

Best uses include: Litigation support, library or museum research and education.

Hartford Technology Rental is Your Source for Projector Rentals

We have all the projectors listed above and even more! Let us help you figure out which projector is best for your meeting or event. Contact us at 888-520-5667 to speak with our knowledgeable technology sales professionals.