7 Tips For Buying a Portable Digital Projector
A digital projector can bring your data to life and make a large impact on your presentations and meetings. When choosing a portable digital projector, there are several factors you should take into consideration. They are the following:
- Sometimes when the projection screen and the projector are not at the same height, the image can suffer from what is called keystoning where the projected image looks like a trapezoid. This can be corrected with a projector that has keystone correction or a horizontal and vertical lens shift capability.
- Any projector under 6 lbs can be labeled as portable, however, lugging around that much weight can be cumbersome if you'll be walking around at a conference all day. Consider buying one of the pocket sized portable digital projectors instead.
- Sometimes you'll have to use the projector in less than perfect darkness and your image will appear washed out from the environmental light. To compensate for this, look for a projector with at least 2000 ANSI lumens.
- To avoid being drowned out by the annoying hum of your projector, look for a noise level less than 30 dB.
- Many projectors now come with the ability to read directly from USB storage devices such as thumb drives. This can save you the hassle of having to bring along your computer.
- Look for a projector with a remote control so you can move around during your presentation.
- To have the most flexibility the distance between the projector and screen, choose a portable digital projector with a high zoom ratio.