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Top Projector Models to Use for the Classroom

Finding ‘the best projector’ is always a subjective matter, as a projector that is perfect for home cinema isn’t necessarily great for viewing family photos. So the most important step you can take before deciding which projector is right for you is to know what you primarily want to use it for. Certainly if the projector is going to be used inside a classroom, that changes what the key features and functions will be.




For a start, cost is always more of a factor for projectors that are being bought within the education system, so we will focus on projectors that offer good results for good value. They don’t necessarily need to deliver full HD pictures because that’s rarely something that would be useful in a classroom in the same way that it would be at home.




A short-throw lens tends to be preferable as it enables the teacher to have control of the projector near the front of the classroom. The brightness is also something to consider, as most classrooms can be made dark enough for almost any projector to create a clear picture. Classroom projectors will also be used more often than ones at home, so finding a projector with a long lamp life will mean less frequent need for replacements.


Below are some recommendations for the best projectors you can purchase for the classroom:

Epson W29


A mid-range projector in terms of costs, this Epson model offers a lot of quality features that still make it excellent value, not least the WXGA resolution and 3LCD technology to deliver crisp and colorful presentations. It’s also got great connectivity options, allowing for up to four devices to display simultaneously with the teacher having moderation control. That alone makes it well worth spending slightly more than you’d expect for other school projectors with similar visual specs.


Epson W29

Casio EcoLite XJ-V1


This one comes with XGA resolution (ie, not widescreen) which may or may not be a problem depending on the display options in your classrooms. Many are still not able to take advantage of widescreen projectors anyway, so spending the extra money to get one isn’t worthwhile. The Casio EcoLite is a great low budget, low maintenance projector that delivers good brightness, is energy efficient and light enough to be moved around classrooms.


Viewsonic PJD6350


This is a model that offers slightly more advanced visuals, including being 3D Blu Ray ready if your school or college is wanting to take things to the next level. But most importantly, it also delivers great quality picture for presentations with excellent sound, long lamp life and weighs just 4.9 lbs so is very transportable, making it an all-round great choice for a classroom projector.

Viewsonic pjd6350

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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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Recommended Projectors for the Upcoming School Year


Technology is crucial in today’s educational environment. Teachers are now using computers daily as a part of their curriculum. Some ways they are using them include:


  • Sharing visuals from computer screens including graphs, tables and spreadsheets.


  • Showing movies or DVDs.


  • Data entry and reviewing notes or tests results.


  • Live webcams and video streaming.


  • Group reading or storytelling.


  • Online textbooks.


  • Showcasing student work.




Each school is different and consequently will have different projector needs. However, there are a few standard features that are important to have for the majority of school projectors.


Ultra-short throw capabilities.


Brightness of 2500 lumens to 4000 lumens (although more is needed for auditoriums and lecture halls).


Portable and lightweight or easily mountable.


XGA or WXGA resolution.


3D capability.


HDMI support or connectivity.


Horizontal/Vertical image correction.


Auto-screen fit.


Energy efficient.


Long bulb life.




Schools are typically in need of high quality projectors at a lower price. The following projectors are efficient, but also budget-friendly. We have chosen our favorites for a variety of class sizes and age groups.


  • For small classrooms and elementary schools: The Optoma H27 projector provides a quality projector at a great price. It will work exceptionally well with other media devices including computers and DVD players. It is also easy to set-up, use and operate.

optoma h27




  • For colleges, universities or large meeting rooms: The InFocus 5316HDa provides great, quality viewing even from far distances. It also offers high brightness and simple connectivity to other devices.



  • High power for science, architecture, art and computer classes: The Epson PowerLite W16 offers WXGA resolution and 3D capability. It is lightweight, portable and will work well with computers, DVD players or tablets. It also includes a remote control for added convenience and ease of use.




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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 Projectors for the 2016 Summer Olympics

All of us will soon be able to enjoy the 2016 Summer Olympics taking place in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The games will include a large variety of sporting events with plenty of fierce competition among athletes. When watching history being made at this spectacular event, there is no better way to view it than on a large projector screen. With a projector, you will see all of the vibrant images and colorful decorations displayed in the opening and closing ceremonies as well as fast moving images for every sporting event.




Get ready to watch your favorite Olympians with one of the top projectors for sports viewing. A few things all of these projectors have in common include:


  • HD Capabilities


  • Lens Shift


  • Multiple HDMI Connections


  • LCD or DLP Projectors


  • 2200 or More Lumens


Some of the top projectors on the market for viewing the 2016 Summer Olympics include:


  • The Epson PowerLite 3020


  • The Sony VPL VW300ES



  • The Optoma HD28DSE



To upgrade your experience, consider buying a separate speaker to enhance the sound. Some events will also be shown in 4K. A few 4K projectors are presently on the market which include the Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 and the Sony VPL VW350ES.


With warm weather, you may even choose to watch the Olympics outdoors. If this is your plan, you’ll need to ensure your projector has more lumens – 4000 or more would be best. Be sure you choose a location with a level ground and a place to display the event or hang your screen. A potential location could be on the side of a garage or the back of a house.


The Summer Olympics will begin on Friday, August 5th and continue through Sunday, August 21st. You can watch it on NBC channels and their affiliates.


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