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.

11 Tips To Buying A Projector for Your Church
The BenQ SU931 is one of 11 models that Worship Tech Director finds that could be an excellent option to be the projector or one of multiple projectors in your worship space to handle tasks such as environmental projection or IMAG.
11 Tips To Buying A Projector for Your Church
The BenQ SU931 is one of 11 models that Worship Tech Director finds that could be an excellent option to be the projector or one of multiple projectors in your worship space to handle tasks such as environmental projection or IMAG.

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11 Tips To Buying A Projector for Your Church

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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.

The projector models that WTD selected include models from Barco, BenQ, Canon, Eiki, Epson, Hitachi, InFocus, NEC, Optoma, Panasonic and Sony.

Plan on getting started? Look over this checklist of 11 points first:


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Andres Caamano is the site editor for Worship Tech Director, which aims to inform tech directors, audio, video or lighting directors, creative directors, music directors and worship leaders about the latest technology, while also bringing to the forefront some of the most notable examples of leadership and completed projects that can be of benefit to houses of worship of all sizes. Andres joined WTD in 2015, and is focused on taking an engaged approach to the market; one that is encouraging, creative and set toward ministry purpose.
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