How to choose a projector for your needs

It is all about Resolution, Brightness & the presentation conditions.

  1. Room and screen size
  2. Resolution
  3. Technology & brightness (lumens)
  4. Room conditions
  5. Contrast ration
  6. Colour reproduction
  7. Inputs for composite, 5-video & extra features
Resolution: measurement of your PC's display in pixels/mirrors. The higher the resolution the greater the definition. Most modern laptops are now XGA or higher. Try to match your PC with the projector to provide greatest clarity.

Technology: LCD or DLP. Both are suitable for all applications within business and educational environment - well suited for computer software packages. DLP provides a smoother appearance with less pixilation - ideal for video and photographic images as well as greater contrast ratios.

Brightness: measured in ANSI lumens. For general use in meeting rooms with standard screens up to 1.8m wide - minimum brightness of 2000+ lumens is recommended. With larger screens use 2500+ lumens. For larger audiences or screens consider output of 2000+ lumens. Projectors within 100-150 lumens of each other will produce similar results.

Contrast ratio: measurement between black and white images projected on screen. The higher the ratio the greater the density of these 2 colours, which give the appearance of higher screen brightness. Look for a projector with the greatest contrast ratio for the specification of the machine required.

Lenses: there are now 'short throw' projectors available which are well suited to situations where projector is ceiling mounted and much closer to screen, thus eliminating shadowing from presenter.

We offer very competitive prices so call one of the team now for prices and information on our multimedia projector range: Call Nina, Debbie or Sophie on 0845 644 5200 or email