11 Tips To Buying A Projector for Your Church
A key to deciding on what will work best for you is to have a basic grasp of what the system’s capabilities are and to plan beyond your immediate needs.
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As was outlined just last month in the Worship Tech Director Guide on Environmental Projection, written by Tim Ottley, the Media Team Associate for Asbury United Methodist Church in Tulsa, Okla., the beginning steps when considering how to move forward with an installation of a projection system in your worship space aren’t as complicated as one might be initially led to believe.
And considering all the variables involving projectors available on the market, Worship Tech Director recognized that in the two-and-a-half years since its last writeup on projectors — it was time for an update.
Beyond just acknowledging that the previous material needed some freshening up, it’s hard to ignore how popular the original piece on projectors has remained on WTD, even a couple years since it was compiled. Over the last seven months through February 2016, the projector piece — written in October 2013 — remains one of the site’s most sought out pieces.
Upon gaining a basic understanding of projection technology, with the 10-page environmental projection by Ottley a great place to start, it can seem rather daunting to decide what projector would be the right one for your worship space, with so many choices on the market.
Seeking to provide some level of direction of where to begin, we here at WTD took a glance at a number of projectors, and narrowed it down to 11 different brands and models that we thought were worthy of consideration.
Recognizing how with the litany of models available comes with a laundry list of features, we deemed it necessary to winnow down the field by selecting models that are running WUXGA technology, or have a 1,920 pixel-by-1,200 pixel resolution, the top resolution available for Extended Graphics Array displays, at a resolution that is similar to Full HD (1920x1080).
Beyond just deciding which projector or projectors have the best features, a key to deciding on what will work best for you is to have a basic grasp of what the system’s capabilities are, what you will need, and to plan beyond your immediate needs.
Plan on getting started? Look over this checklist of 11 points first:
Latest ResourceWorship Facilities Magazine, January-February 2018
The January-February 2018 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers articles about the many steps a church had to take in the aftermath of a fire, and another involving a church making the jump to 4K.