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The Best Projectors for Summer Camps

Summer is just around the corner and many organizations have started preparation for hosting summer camps. As you plan activities, remember that today’s kids are very much intrigued by learning through technology. And although summer camp is usually more about outdoor fun and recreation, incorporating technology in your program will be a smart move to keep participants interested and engaged.

 

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A number of possible ways you can use a projector in your summer program include:

 

  • Outdoor Movie Night - Enjoy an array of entertaining movies after the sun goes down. For easy viewing, you’ll want to make sure your projector offers lots of light (that is over 2000 lumens) and HD capability for better imaging and clear resolution.

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  • Learning and Instruction Such as Showing an Exercise Video – this can be a great way for kids to engage in learning through the use of movement and can help provide some direction during the program.

 

  • Reading an E-Book to a Large Group – some e-book applications can be hooked up to a projector using an HDMI output

 

  • Playing Video Games - Play a variety of games outdoors with a projector and screen. To do this, your projector will need to have an HDMI connection for your video player.

 

  • Showing Slide Shows – this can be a fun, interactive activity which can be used to tell a story or help children learn.

 

When selecting a projector, you’ll want to choose one that is portable. It will also need to be hardy, durable and able to withstand frequent use. Additionally, it will need to have 2-3 ports for possible connections to computers, DVD players and gaming systems. Finally, it must be suitable for use in both indoor and outdoor environments, and should offer 2,000 lumens or more for better visibility. Some great projector choices for summer camps include:

 

 

  • ViewSonic PJD5533W – provides good resolution and brightness, and has plenty of connectivity choices for a value-priced data projector.

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  • Optoma HD20 or HD71 - This is easily enough light for a 135″ diagonal screen in a room with good light control, or a 100″ diagonal screen in a room with some ambient light. Even more noteworthy, the HD20’s Cinema mode still delivers a substantial 505 lumens, even in low lamp mode. So you get a very bright image and longer lamp life all at once.

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  • Epson MovieMate 72 – The MovieMate 72 integrates an LCD-based projector, DVD player, audio system, and stereo speakers into a single box. Almost all you have to do to set it up is plug it in, point it at a screen—or a blank wall in a pinch—and insert a DVD.

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  • Panasonic PT-AX200U – this projector offers a few new features at a much lower price. Most of the specs are still the same-2000 ANSI lumens maximum light output, 1280x720p resolution LCD panels, and a very quiet fan. It is a video projector uniquely designed for a wide range of home entertainment uses.

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Top 5 Projectors for Watching Sports Broadcasts

Spring is just around the corner and with it comes the NHL playoffs and the new MLB season! Watch your favorite sports team in the comfort of your own home. Create a sports bar environment with a large screen and projector for viewing. Lightweight and portable, you can also move your projector to your backyard for a fun, outdoor sports party.

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Projectors show better images than really large, flat screen televisions. They are also more economical in most cases. However, you will need to choose the right equipment to get that movie theater quality look and feel.

When choosing, look for a projector with the following features and capabilities:

  1. Projector Brightness – 1,000 lumes or brighter.
  2. Full HD (a must have to watch sports in HD)
  3. Lens Shifting Capability
  4. Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio
  5. Zoom Feature
  6. Short Throw Distance
  7. Wireless HDMI
  8. Lightweight and Compact for Portability

 

The following projectors are great for sports watching. Additionally, they are economical and will fit into the average home theater budget:

 

  1. The Sony VPL-HW50ES 3D Projector  vplhw50es_1
  2. Optoma HD 25 or HD33     41lUC38i0JL-2
  3. Panasonic PT-AE8000U     Panasonic_pt_ae8000u_Full_HD_3D_Home_891638-3
  4. InFocus IN112A      infocus-in112a-dlp-projector-4
  5. Epson Home Cinema 3500       hc3500_fcs-our_690x460-5

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Panasonic PT-DX100LK XGA Projector Review

The Panasonic PT-DX100LK is billed as a “large venue” projector, and it has a range of features that back up that claim. For starters, its dual lamp system delivers powerful brightness: 10,000 lumens. That’s ideal for large conference spaces, lecture halls and boardrooms.

Panasonic PT-DX100 Projector
Panasonic PT-DX100 Projector

But it’s more than just a super bright projector. For instance, the image quality is stellar. The projector utilizes Panasonic’s Dynamic RGB and Detail Clarity Processor 3, which helps it deliver high-quality, detailed images. Even the largest of images are crisp and clear with impressive color quality. Wait, there’s more! A range of options, including wired networking, Full HD video compatibility, and a stable of lenses make this system easy to integrate into your A/V infrastructure.

The DX100 is the top-of-line projector in Panasonic’s DZ870 Series, and it’s one of best XGA projectors available. As such, the PT-DX100 will set you back north of $7,000, but it’s a worthy investment, especially for business applications that require high-quality images in large venues. The projector is ideal for universities, houses of worship, and business conference environments. Here are some of the most impressive features:

Panasonic PT-DX100: Quick Specs

  • Brightness: 10,000 ASNI lumens; 8,000 lumens in Eco mode
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3, aligns to most computer and standard TV
  • Contrast Ratio: 10,000:1 for crisp, detailed images
  • Connections: HDMI, wired networking, RS-232
  • Lamp Life: 1,000 hours in dual-lamp operating mode
  • Key Features: DIGITAL LINK, edge-bending, PC 3D Ready, High-Brightness Imaging, Single-Chip DLP-based

Panasonic PT-DX100: Key Features

The DX-100 is a powerful multimedia presentation tool. It’s built for large venues, providing substantial brightness. And with its robust networking tools, the projector can link up with several units, making it ideal for venues that have multiple projectors. Here’s a look at its most useful features:

Panasonic PT-DX100 Rear Inputs
Panasonic PT-DX100 Rear Inputs
  • Flexible Installation: The projector is available with a range of lenses, including several zoom lenses, a fixed long-throw lens, and even specialized short-throw lenses. Many projectors this size aren’t available with a dedicated short-throw lens, which is perfect for installations closer to the screen. In addition, the projector has remote-controlled lens shift capabilities, as well as the ability to be rotated 360 degrees, enabling a range of installations.
  • DIGITAL LINK and Networking: DIGITAL LINK enables more cost-effective installations with minimal cabling. Essentially, the system allows all inputs to be wired to a digital interface box, and then linked to the projector with one cable. This greatly reduces the amount of cables needed to connect with the screen. In addition, the system is equipped with a wired network connection, allowing devices and PCs to communicate with the projector via a LAN network.
  • Image Quality: With a 10,000 brightness rating with 90-percent uniformity, the images produced by the PT-DX100 are extremely bright, especially in large, moderately light venues. Additionally, a range of Panasonic image quality technologies including Dynamic RGB deliver impressive color performance and solid detail imaging.
  • Dual-Lamp System: The projector features two dual lamps that can be configured in a few different ways. For one, they can both operate simultaneously, allowing impressive brightness, but if one lamp fails, the system is still functional, with one lamp continuing to operate. Additionally, the lamps can be set to a relay system, with both lamps alternating output. This feature greatly improves lamp life. The projector lamp is also know as part number ET-LAD120PW.

Overall, the Panasonic PT-DX100 is an extremely useful and user-friendly presentation tool. With its long list of features and impressive brightness, it’s not a surprise the projector is a popular machine for large venue multimedia presentations. Compared to similarly priced XGA projectors, the DX100 is a useful projector; it’s definitely worthy of your consideration.

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Panasonic PT-EX16K Auditorium Projector Review

For an XGA resolution projector, the best-in-class Panasonic PT-EX16K boasts some powerful specs. Its quad-lamp design achieves 16,000 lumens of brightness – more than enough to provide bold, brilliant images in the largest venues. It’s capable of projecting an image up to 600 inches diagonally, and with Panasonic’s Pure Color Technology, the color saturation in these massive images is near-perfect. Plus, durable construction, flexible installation and long lamp life are other reasons this is a premium projector. So why isn’t this the world’s most popular XGA projector?

Panasonic PT-EX16K Projector Front
Panasonic PT-EX16AK Projector Front

For starters, this Panasonic comes with a premium price tag. When it was launched in 2011, the PT-EX16K started at $28,999 MSRP. Since then, the price has dropped, with the average street price at about $10,000. That means this is a projector for larger organizations – corporate businesses, 1,000+ member churches, and museums – that have a budget for technology. Plus, at just over 100 pounds, this is a permanent installation projector. For these large venues and for organizations with the money to spend, the Panasonic PT-EX16K is powerful, provides impressive image quality, and with a range of lenses and lens shift, the installation possibilities are endless.

Panasonic PT-EX16K Projector
Panasonic PT-EX16K Projector

Panasonic PT-EX16K: Specs, Features and Pricing

  • 16,000-Lumen Brightness: The Panasonic EX16 achieves such a bright image thanks to its quad-lamp design. The projector uses four 380-watt bulbs, thus it’s about four times as bright as standard single-lamp XGA projectors. That’s one reason it’s widely used in large venues: The image is bright enough to compete with ambient light, delivering an image that’s crisp, clear and vibrant.
  • Color Performance, Image Quality: The 3-chip LCD EX16 is designed to provide impressive and detailed color. There’s a chip that maintains light intensity for each primary color, but in addition, the Pure Color Technology enhances and controls the yellows, adding another layer of color reproduction. Plus, the 16-bit processing delivers smooth skin tone coloring, and the 2,500:1 contrast ratio provides detail in dark areas of the image. In effect, the images jump off the screen with bold, accurate coloring. |
  • Installation Flexibility: Even though the PT-EX16 is built for large venues, there’s a range of options for installation. For starters, vertical and horizontal lens shift make it possible to fit the projector to an existing ceiling mount. Plus, Panasonic offers a wide range of lens – from short or long zoom lenses, to fixed short, long and ultra-long options. So, even though portability is limited due to the sheer size of the projector, there are plenty of options for installation: from overhead to ceiling-mounted, to rear-projection.
  • Rugged Construction: The PT-EX16K is built to last. From the durable outer shell, to long-lasting air filters and optical engines, there components of this projector are of the highest quality. Both the filter and the optical lens are rated at 10,000 hours of use, and the optical engine is designed to regulate and maintain the LCD panels over time to prevent degradation. Additionally, there’s an iron base plate to protect the bottom of the projector.
  • Screen Size: The Panasonic is designed to project an image between 40 and 600 inches diagonally, and yet, the technology helps it achieve constant color saturation and image quality. What’s more: There’s a multi-screen support system, enabling the projector to connect across more than one screen. The support includes edge blend – to blend the edges of different screens – as well as color match.

    Panasonic PT-EX16K Projector Inputs
    Panasonic PT-EX16AK Projector Inputs

The Panasonic PT-EX16K: A Powerful, Quality Large-Venue Projector

Panasonic has a reputation for developing high-quality projectors, and the PT-EX16K certainly carries on the tradition. The EX16K is a special piece of hardware. It’s one of the brightest XGA resolution projectors available, and it delivers powerful, impressive images. Plus, with the ability to cast a 600-inch screen, the projector is ideal for auditoriums, larger venues.

The Panasonic is widely used as a corporate presentation tools, as well as in museums for delivering multimedia. If it’s in the budget, this is a particularly useful piece of hardware. The projector is extremely useful for data projection – it can display 1080p video, but it doesn’t specialize in video – and if you’re on the market for an auditorium projector, the EX16K should be on your short list.

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Projector Highlights from InfoComm 2015

The annual InfoComm Show was held last week in Orlando, Florida, and the MyProjectorLamps team was on hand. We had a great time, taking in all the demonstrations of the latest and greatest in cutting-edge A/V technology. Throughout the show, some of the most innovative, brightest and new 4K projectors were on display.

InfoComm 2015 Floor
InfoComm 2015 Floor

It seemed that the biggest news was generated by laser-based and 4K+ projectors. A number of manufacturers unveiled new 4K+ projectors, like Panasonic and DPI, and it appears that the higher resolution systems are a priority for most. We’re bound to see the cost of 4K projectors continue to decrease, as the technology becomes more affordable. In addition, extremely bright, laser projectors also made a big splash at InfoComm this year, like NEC’s 12,000-lumen PH1202HL and the DPI’s 12,000-lumen 4K setup. Here are a few highlights:

  • NEC unveiled the PH1202HL projector, which is a laser/phosphor light source, 1080p resolution projector. The most impressive spec: The PH1202HL casts a 12,000-lumen image with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio. Plus, the lamp-less projector has a 20,000-hour life on the laser light source.
  • Christie unveiled a small, ultra-short-throw projector, the Digital Captiva DUW350S, which utilizes a 1DLP imaging system. The projector’s output is 3,500 lumens and its ultra-short-throw ratio of .25:1 helped the project nab a “Best in Show” award, from Governmental Video. This was the first time Christie demonstrated their Captiva lens.
  • DPI released a new 4K projector, the INSIGHT 4K Laser, which earned a “Best in Show” award from AVNetwork. The projector casts a 12,000-lumen image in Full 4K resolution; both of these specs were cited as reasons for the award. During a demonstration, the INSIGHT created an incredibly color-saturated, high-def image.

    Sony VPL-GTZ270
    Sony VPL-GTZ270
  • Sony used InfoComm to announce and show off a pair of new laser-based 4K projectors. Both get incredibly long lives from their light sources: 20,000 hours in standard mode and 40,000 hours in eco mode. These are powerful, professional setups. The VPL-GTZ270 is designed for “entertainment venues,” like theme parks and planetariums. And the VPL-GT280 is designed to be used for simulations. Both produced incredible images during two different demonstrations.
  • Another 4K projector released at InfoComm, the Panasonic PT-RQ13KU creates an image beyond 4K at a resolution of 5,120 X 3,200. Panasonic says the projector is “the most compact and lightweight 4K+ 3-chip DLP laser projector in the world.” Some specs: The brightness is rated at 10,000 lumens with a 20,000:1 contrast ratio. The projector also used horizontal and vertical pixel shift at a frame rate of 240 Hz, which boosts the overall image quality and quadruples pixel density.

    MyProjectorLamps Booth at Infocomm 2015
    MyProjectorLamps Booth at Infocomm 2015

These were just a few highlights from InfoComm 2015. It was an incredible show, with tons of great A/V technology. We’re already looking forward to attending next year.