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The Comeback Of UHP Mercury Arc Lamps

When LED projectors came out boasting the ability to last longer than the traditional lamp option, while being just as bright, many manufacturers and customers jumped on board. The traditional technology, which up until then had been used for replacement lamps, are a special type of bulb called the UHP Mercury-Arc Vapor lamp. This lamp was developed by Philips in 1995 for use in commercial projection, home theaters, and video walls. These lamps are highly efficient compared to other projection lamps, and they were well received when they were first developed.

Fast forward to when LED projectors came out, they were supposed to last longer while being just as bright, but that is not exactly what happened. A couple of main problems were that once the LED’s burned out, customers incurred a massive cost to replace them, or they simply threw out the whole projector. This additional waste was both financial and physical, because this meant more material being added to the landfills. Another issue was that they simply were not as bright as the Mercury-Arc Vapor lamps, regardless of the claims being made to the contrary.

The result was that projector manufacturers like OPTOMA and BENQ have switched back, and returned their focus to making projectors that use the traditional technology. Customers have begun returning to the traditional bulbs as well, simply because they are brighter and less costly to replace. Another added benefit of course was that the customer was able to keep their existing projector, which saves time and aggravation, and ultimately means less waste in our landfills.

Although LED technology is game changing in many industries, in the case of projector bulbs, traditional Mercury- Arc Vapor lamps still remain the best option.

 

BEST PROJECTORS FOR WATCHING SUPER BOWL LIII

Super Bowl LIII, featuring the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams, will from air from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, February 3rd.  That means there’s still plenty of time to buy a new projector to watch the game in style.

 

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To get the most out of your experience, you’ll need to make sure your projector is high enough in quality and provides clear images.  You also want a projector that can render an image large enough in order to enjoy the experience properly!  Other details to keep in mind are the number of lumens, the contrast ratio, and the fast motion refresh rates.

 

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Considering these factors, here are our top recommended projector models for viewing the Super Bowl:

 

BenQ TK800

This BenQ model’s 3,000 lumens should be bright enough for most living rooms, and its 4k resolution will provide a dazzling image.  In addition, the BenQ TK800 can project an image of up to 300 inches.  Another standout feature of this model is the “football mode,” which adjusts brightness and resolution to render more vivid colors and more accurate skin tones.

 

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Sony VPL-HW45ES

Among the benefits of the VPL-HW45ES is Sony’s Reality Creation technology, which enhances the quality of the images by selecting their best aspects and projecting them with a natural look; and Sony’s Creative Frame Interpolation, which smoothes the frames to keep up with fast-paced action, including sporting events.  In addition, it has 1,800 lumens, which will be enough for a home theater.

 

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Epson Home Cinema 5040UB

The motion refresh rate on the Epson Home Cinema 5040UB is superior in quality; fast motion refresh rates are important as they give you a nice smooth picture where you can track the ball.  Moreover, this Epson model features an excellent 1,000,000 to 1 contrast ratio, 2,500 lumens, and three 1080p LCD chips.  And with Epson’s 4k-Enhancement pixel-shifting technology, the projector’s image looks closer to true 4K than 1080p.

 

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Optoma HD27HDR

This Optoma model ticks all of the boxes while costing a lot less than its competitors.  It is a 4K projector that offers 3,400 lumens, and has a 50,000 to 1 contrast ratio.  The Optoma HD27HDR is bright enough to light up a 140-inch screen in the dark or a 100-inch screen in ambient light.

 

 

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If you already have a projector ready to go for viewing the Superbowl and the lamp needs replacing, MyProjectorLamps.com has you covered with an unbeatable selection of high-quality replacement lamps at low, affordable prices.  Shop with us today and save!

BEST PROJECTORS AND TIPS FOR HOSTING A COMPANY CHRISTMAS PARTY

With the holiday season approaching, it’s time to plan your company’s Christmas party.  In order to make it a party everyone will enjoy, you must consider several important decisions:  how much to spend per person; whether to hold the party in the office, a restaurant or other venue; and whether or not to allow your coworkers to bring family members.

 

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The main purpose of the Christmas party is to let off some steam at the end of a long year where everyone has worked very hard.  Thus, it is important to recognize certain people for their achievements with awards.  Why not hold a raffle or hand out prizes?  This kind of moment requires you to draw people’s attention away from their conversations, and the best way to do so is with a projector.

 

With these suggestions in mind, here are a few tips on how to host a company Christmas party with recommendations on the best projectors for a party atmosphere:

 

  1. Make a Budget

 

According to data collected by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Incorporated, 65 percent of companies surveyed in the U.S. planned to host a holiday party in 2018.  Of these, nearly 25 percent had plans to increase their party budgets compared to years prior.

 

How much should you spend on a Christmas party?  A good rule of thumb is to budget $75 per person.

 

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  1. Set a Date

 

This step will need to work with the venue you select (see next tip).  Keep in mind that a party at the end of the week signals to the staff that it will be more relaxed with plenty of alcoholic drinks.  Many companies are moving their parties to Monday or Tuesday nights to counteract that perception.

 

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  1. Book a Venue

 

The end of the year is a busy time for many venues as they will be booked for parties, weddings, dances, etc.  Book the venue as soon as possible and have a few open dates in mind.

 

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  1. Select a Menu and Bar Plan

 

This is where you can let your coworkers know that they are appreciated:  food and drink.  An overly elaborate menu and open bar may blow your budget, but it will pay dividends when it comes to overall job satisfaction.

 

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  1. Plan Activities

 

Use your projector to display staff photographs taken that year, to hold a raffle or to give out awards.  Making it an interactive experience is a good idea.

 

Top Banquet Room Projectors:

 

ViewSonic LS830

 

This ViewSonic model’s 4,500 lumens make it bright enough no matter where it is:  medium to large rooms, sports bars, and any room with high levels of ambient light.  This is a short throw projector that only requires a distance of 31.4 inches from the screen to project a 16:9 image at a size of 150 inches.

 

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Optoma EH500

With 4,700 lumens, the Optoma EH500 is slightly brighter and less expensive than the ViewSonic LS 830.  The Optoma EH 500’s 1920×1080 resolution and Full HD 3D compatibility will surely get your coworkers’ attention.

christmas party 8BenQ MH750

The BenQ MH750 has 4,500 lumens of brightness, 1920×1080 resolution, a short throw distance, and other attractive features for less than $1,000.  This model incorporates Colorific technology, which allows the projector to display over a billion colors!

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Whatever you choose this holiday season, make sure you have a back-up plan to avoid any disappointment by getting replacement lamps from MyProjectorLamps.com We offer the largest market in North America and have an unbeatable selection of high-quality replacement lamps at low, affordable prices. Shop with us today and save!

TOP PROJECTORS FOR WATCHING AMERICAN THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL

Thanksgiving is a time to kick back with friends and family, stuff yourself with lots of food and watch football!  This Thanksgiving, there will be a triple header of NFL match-ups that will begin airing around noon and will continue until the late evening.

 

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Whether you’re hosting a large family gathering or flying solo, you’ll need to make sure your projector is high quality and provides clear images.  You also want a projector that can render an image large enough for everyone to see and enjoy.  And when it comes to image quality, a projector with lackluster lumens or a low contrast ratio just won’t do the job.

 

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With these factors in mind, here are our top recommended projectors for viewing football:

 

Epson Home Cinema 5040UB

 

The motion refresh rate on the Epson Home Cinema 5040UB is superior in quality; fast motion refresh rates are important as they give you a nice smooth picture where you can track the ball.  Moreover, this Epson model features an excellent 1,000,000 to 1 contrast ratio, 2,500 lumens, and three 1080p LCD chips.  And with Epson’s 4k-Enhancement pixel-shifting technology, the projector’s image looks closer to true 4K than 1080p.

 

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BenQ TK800

 

This BenQ model offers dazzling 4k resolution at a price far lower than other 4k projectors.  The projector’s 3,000 lumens should be bright enough for most living rooms.  In addition, the BenQ TK800 can project an image of up to 300 inches.

 

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Optoma UHD60

This 4K projector excels at showing action with sharp focus from side to side and top to bottom of the screen.  Its color balance is well tuned, and with an impressive 1,000,000 to 1 contrast ratio and 3,000 lumens of brightness, the picture will be perfect.  Furthermore, the Optoma UHD60 has the lowest audible noise rating among projectors of its kind and can project an image of up to 302 inches.

 

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If you already have a projector and the lamp needs replacing, MyProjectorLamps.com has you covered with an unbeatable selection of high-quality replacement lamps at low, affordable prices.  Shop with us today and save!

Top Projectors for Newly Released November Movie Rentals

There’s a great new lineup of movies to rent this November to satisfy fans of action, comedy, drama, romance, horror, and fantasy.  If you are looking to buy a projector for the first time or upgrade to a newer model, there are a few relatively new models that will deliver the crystal clear picture your family desires.

 

PROJECTORS:

 

Epson Cinema 4010

The standout feature of the Epson Cinema 4010 is the company’s 4K PRO-UHD enhancements, which include a new algorithm intended to deliver a resolution that meets or exceeds 4K quality.  The projector’s 15-element glass lens provides a sharp and dimensional picture, and with 2,400 lumens you are sure to see a bright display.

 

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InFocus IN1118HD

This portable InFocus model will come in handy if you are travelling this Thanksgiving.  The projector, which boasts a 1080p resolution, offers a display that is bright enough for a guest bedroom (850 lumens).  All that and it’s only 3.5 pounds!

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Optoma UHZ65

For those with a bigger budget, the Optoma UHZ65 is highly recommended for its rich, saturated color and high contrast.  With 3,000 lumens, this unit can perform in a family room with moderate ambient light while projecting a 150-inch, 16:9 diagonal image.

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MOVIES:

The Spy Who Dumped Me

When her ex-boyfriend Drew shows up at her door with spies on his trail, Audrey becomes entangled in a web of international espionage.  Together with her best friend Morgan, the hapless, untrained pals team up with a British agent who helps them evade assassins.

 

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Ant-Man and the Wasp

After the events of the Avengers’ Civil War, Scott Lang reunites with Dr. Hank Pym for another mission.  Alongside Hope van Dyne, who has been outfitted with a suit of her own to become The Wasp, the duo face off against the super-powered criminal Ghost and discover secrets hidden in the quantum realm.

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Slender Man

In a small town in Massachusetts, a group of friends summon the Slender Man, a creature of Internet legend, in attempt to prove that he doesn’t actually exist.  When one of them mysteriously goes missing, the others must contact Slender Man again to bargain for their friend’s life.

 

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Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

In this animated family film, the Teen Titans — Robin, Cyborg, Beast Boy, Raven and Starfire — decide to prove they are equals to Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman by declaring super villain Slade their arch-nemesis and vowing to stop his plan to take over the world.

 

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