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Top Sports Bar Projectors for Watching the 2016 NFL Season

Are you ready for some football? On September 8th, the new 2016 season will kick off in the NFL when the Denver Broncos play host to the Carolina Panthers in a Superbowl re-match. What better way to watch the game then at a sports bar on a large projector screen?


If you’re a bar owner, this can be a great way to get new patrons. However, you’ll need to make sure your projector is high quality and offers clear imaging. A grainy picture or distorted image will run customers away and they’ll never come back. Remember, fans are serious about watching the game and if you want to show it at your establishment, you’ll need to do it the right way.


Doing it properly starts with the right equipment. Check out the following top projectors for enjoying sporting events. All are LCD or WUXGA projectors with HD capabilities. Along with high picture quality, they are ceiling or wall mountable, have high lumens, and include HDMI connections. Closed optics are also necessary to protect your projector if smoking is allowed in your bar.




Projectors for Large Spaces


If you have a large space, you’ll need to select a projector that has higher lumens such as the NEC NP-PA622U. Some features of this projector include:


  • 6200 lumens
  • Horizontal/vertical lens shift
  • Tilt-free installations





Projectors for Medium Spaces


The BenQ SU922 is an ideal projector for medium-sized pubs or bars. Along with exceptional brightness and clarity, this professional quality projector also offers:


  • Vertical lens shift
  • 5,000 lumens
  • Attractive metallic design



The BenQ SU922


Projectors for Small Spaces


Epson Pro Cinema 6550WU provides perfect color and advanced video processing. It is compact, making it a good choice for smaller venues. Other features of this projector include:


  • 5200 lumens
  • 2 HD connections
  • Centered/locking lens shift




The Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema G6550WU



Finally, don’t fail to invest in a quality screen and sound system.


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Top 3 Projector Brands for Outdoor Viewing

Whether you’re preparing for a home movie night or looking to set up a projector for a business presentation, you’ll need to choose the right equipment to ensure successful viewing outdoors. If your projector lacks brightness or has poor resolution, your audience will be unable to see the screen clearly.



An outdoor projector should also be mobile and lightweight for easy transport to the backyard or even for taking with you on a camping trip. Since you may have to use a small cart or table to hold it in place, the projector should also be small and compact.


You’ll also want to make sure your projector has built-in speakers for convenient audio listening. If needed, you can always connect an extra speaker for a more powerful sound. To do this, you will need your projector to have audio outputs. To show movies or share your computer screen, it should also have multiple USB ports for connecting a DVD player, laptop, tablet or other electronic device.


Some brands have gone the extra mile in designing projectors specifically for outdoor use. The top 3 projector brands on the market today for the creation and manufacturing of outdoor quality projectors include:


Epson – makes a number of projectors suitable for outdoor use. These all have HD capability and include the Epson MovieMate 85HD, Epson MegaPlex MG-850 HD and the Epson Home Cinema 740HD.



The Epson Powerlite Home Cinema 740HD



Optoma – creates a line of very budget-friendly projectors that are of high enough quality to use outdoors. Some models to consider include the Optoma X341 3000 XGA 3D LDP Projector, the Optoma HD141X and the Optoma EH500 (which works well with larger screens).

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The Optoma EH500


BenQ – provides an option for projector owners with a little more money to spend. This brand is a good choice for bigger venues or commercial use. A couple of these outdoor projectors include the BenQ HT2050 and the BenQ W1070.


benq_ht2050_ The BenQ HT2050


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Top 5 Projectors for the Classroom

Technology can play an important role in learning and education. Along with the classroom, projectors can be used for school assemblies, social clubs and sports training.




Projectors are especially important when it comes to higher education and are an excellent resource for teachers looking for ways to get students more involved in learning.


In the classroom, teachers can use projectors to:


  • Present lessons or lectures using support materials from your computer.


  • Share pictures or videos.


  • Display websites so that the entire class can see.


  • Show movies that are on DVD.


  • Read books.


  • Video chat.


  • Show test questions from the computer screen.


Some features to look for in a classroom projector include:


A short throw lens – Why is this important? In classroom set-ups, the projector screen is often far up near the front. A short throw lens will show images and pictures from both a large and clearer perspective.


Mountable – If you are not sharing your projector or using it in other classrooms, it can be convenient to mount the projector on the ceiling


LCD Technology – Some will recommend DLP technology, however LCD is better for the variety of functions the projector will serve in the classroom.


Easy to set up and use.


HD capabilities.


HDMI connectivity – for interaction with DVD players and computers.



Our “Top 5” projectors offer all of these features and even more. They include:


  • The BrightLink 595Wi (interactive)


  • BenQ MX525 (budget friendly)


  • Casio XJ-A252 (great for lecture halls)


  • BenQ MW883UST (offers an ultra-short throw)



  • RIF6 Cube (a tiny mobile projector)



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Top 3 Projectors for Viewing Home Movies

Home theaters are quickly becoming more and more popular. Many individuals are converting their basements, attics or even their garage into rooms where the family can come together to watch or enjoy movies.

Along with selecting the right projector screen, you will need to choose a good projector to ensure quality imaging. Some things to look for in a video projector include:


  • Resolution – You will definitely want to opt for HD resolution as many tv shows and sporting events are now shown in HD.


  • Lumens or Brightness – If your home theater is in the basement where it is really dark, you won’t have to worry about selecting a projector with above average lumens. However, if your home theater is in a well-lit area with many windows, you will need to choose a projector with 1500 lumens or more.


  • Multimedia Capabilities – Surely you’ll want to connect other devices to your projector such as cable or satellite television, video game consoles and possibly even a computer. Therefore, you’ll want your projector to have at least 2 HDMI ports.


Considering the above features along with cost, we have selected the following as our “top 3 home theater projectors”.

  1. Epson Home Cinema 2030 – With both 2D and 3D capabilities, this projector will take you into the future. It also offers 2000 lumens making it suitable for use in most home theaters. Offering HD resolution, you can also enjoy an array of TV shows and sporting events along with online movies and more. This projector comes equipped with 2 HDMI ports, which will accommodate your DVD player, game consoles and other devices. homecinema2030
  2. BenQ W1070 – Economical, you’ll get the most bang for your buck with this projector. Similar to the Epson Home Cinema 2030, it also offers 2000 lumens making for great imaging in almost any room. And with both 3D capability and two HDMI ports, this projector offers everything for less. BenQ W1070
  3. Optoma HD37 – Small and compact, this projector is also a good choice for your home theater. With 2600 lumens, it is a better option for home theaters located upstairs or where there are lots of windows surrounding the area. It also provides HD resolution as well as 2D and 3D capabilities. Hook up your video game, cable box and more to this projector with no issues. Optoma HD37

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5 Best Home Theater Projectors of 2015

This year was fairly quiet for new projectors. The majority of the major PJ brands kept new releases to a minimum, continuing to sell models that were released in 2014 and earlier. Even so, there were several new entries in the 2014-2015 projector season and many of them offered exciting new features and impressive performance.

Epson EH-LS10000 Projector
Epson EH-LS10000 Projector

So which home theater projectors, with Full HD or 4K resolution, were the best in 2015? It’s tough to pick from the field of those that have been released since fall 2014. But there are a few models that stick out from the pack. This year saw more affordable 4K projectors, as well as improvement on existing favorite PJ models. Here are a few of our favorites that were released in 2015:

Epson EH-LS10000

In terms of image quality and performance, the LS10000 is one of the best projectors that hit the market in 2015. The projector features a laser light engine – compared to a standard replaceable lamp – which lasts the entire life of the machine and delivers image quality that’s certainly right there at the top. Black levels are rich and saturated, and contrast provides an impressive range of detail. Of course, with this advanced technology like adaptable 4K resolution and the laser light engine, the LS10000 isn’t cheap; it starts around $8,000. But it’s certainly one of the best high-end projectors released this year. But what happens when the laser is kaput?

Optoma HD141X

Optoma HD141X Projector
Optoma HD141X Projector

The HD141X is at the opposite end of the spectrum in terms of price, starting just north of $1,000. But don’t let the price deceive you. The HD141X is an impressive little machine. It’s equipped with a powerful light source – a 3,000-lumen bulb – which is ideal for the living room. But in Cinema Mode, the HD141X provides 1,000 lumens of brightness and super vibrant images. Another great thing: The HD141X’s replacement lamp is cheap, which keeps cost of ownership to a minimum.

BenQ W1070+

BenQ W1070+ Projector
BenQ W1070+ Projector

The original BenQ 1070 has been a best-selling bargain HD projector, and its successor the 1070+ which was released in 2015 offers several improvements on the fan favorite. The Plus offers improved brightness, up to 2200 lumens, MHL capability, as well as wireless connectivity. Overall, the performance is above-par, especially for a sub-$1,000 projector. Images are crisp, clear and well-saturated. If you’re looking for an entry-level theater projector, the W1070+ — or the HD141X – are some of the best options available.


Sony VPL-HW40ES Projector
Sony VPL-HW40ES Projector

The HW40ES was released last summer, and quickly became a favorite Sony projector. The reason: It’s the most affordable projector Sony had ever released. So what’s great about the projector? For starters, it includes Sony technology that’s only been available in more expensive models, including Reality Creation, MotionFlow, and a zoom lens capability. In effect, image quality is superb. Plus, it’s extremely low noise, offers great Cinema modes, and it’s backed by a 3-year warranty.


JVC DLA-X500R Projector
JVC DLA-X500R Projector

The best feature of the X500R is the e-Shift technology, which enables the 1080p projector to shift pixels to display 4K. Overall, the image quality is right up there at the top. Black levels are ultra-dark, and the contrast 60,000:1 – which jumps to 600,000:1 when the auto iris enabled – creates a level of shadow detail that’s incredible. The system also includes a zoom lens with lens shift, delivers some of the best color performance available, and the impressive build quality.

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