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Education Projector Buyers Guide

Choosing the right projector for your school.

What brightness level do I require?
What Resolution is right for me?
Are there portable models available?
What do the PC Free and Wireless features mean?
Is there anything else to look for?
Can I order using a Purchase Order?
What projectors do you recommend for educators?

 

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What brightness level do I require?
Brightness with all digital projectors is universally measured in ANSI Lumens. The brightness level required in a standard size classroom can range considerably, depending on the screen size and ambient light. Traditionally a brightness level or 3000 ANSI Lumens or more is sufficient for a standard screen size like 90" to 100" in a lit room. Your viewing environment will be a major factor in determining how bright your projector must be. A lower brightness can still be used, however the ambient light in the room may have to be lowered or the screen size reduced to ensure a clear image. The Larger the screen and the higher the ambient light is in the room the more powerful the projector will have to be.

What Resolution is right for me? [top]
A native resolution is essentially a measurement for the number of pixels being projected. Usually this is represented in a number of pixels width to height e.g. 1280 pixels width and 800 pixels high. Projectors can accept signals higher and lower of the native resolution but will have to convert or compress the signal to display in the native resolution.

The most common measurements for education projectors are
SVGA - 800x600 - Great large font e.g. basic PowerPoint presentations
XGA - 1024x768 - Basic Powerpoint and video presentations
WXGA - 1280x800 (HD) - Enough detail to handle smaller text or HD video e.g. Spread Sheets
WUXGA - 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) - The most detail great with full HD movies small text or even fine CAD drawings.

Are there Portable models available? [top]
All projectors can be transported fairly easily, though the size and weight of a projector will limit the amount of brightness it can produce. So for a large venue situation with 100 people you would want a powerful machine with over 4000 lumens brightness to achieve a large image. While smaller 6 people groups can have a little pocket sized projector. There are a few classes of projectors as below:

  • Less than 0.5kg - Pico Projector (limited to less than 1000 lumens brightness good for 2-10 people audience)
  • Less than 1kg - Mini Projector (usually 1000 to 2000 lumens brightness suitable for around a dozen people audience)
  • 1-2kg - Portable projector (Range from 2000 to 3000 lumens and can handle a classroom sized audience around 30)
  • 2-3kg - Multipurpose (3000 - 4000 lumens fine for up to 50 people groups)
  • 3kg+ - Large Venue (Larger more powerful models 4000 lumens to 10,000 when you have conference centre)

What do the PC Free and Wireless features mean ? [top]
PC Free and Wireless functions are two relatively new technologies to be found with presentation projectors.

PC Free allows the unit to project a presentation, image or some video files without the need to connect a computer or any other AV device. The correctly formatted files can be loaded onto a USB flash drive or SD Card, which is then connected directly to the projector. The projector can only read some file types and therefore a standard PowerPoint presentation must be correctly formatted into a projection file. Software comes with many of these projectors that can do this for you. PC Free is a great option for teachers that have many sessions or presentations a day and do not wish to carry around both a projector and a notebook computer.

Wireless connectivity allows the projector to connect to a computer without the need for cabling. Wireless typically transmits at a low frame rate so is only suitable for presentations and photo's, not for motion (video/movies)

Is there anything else to look out for? [top]
If you plan on installing a projector in the ceiling then 'throw distance' will become a factor to be aware of. Many projectors will require around 3.2m distance for a 2 metre wide image, but this can vary so let us know if you need a specific distance for a current image size.

Can I order using a Purchase Order ? [top]

Yes. Once you have decided on the products you require, you may attach your schools offical purchase order to an email and send to sales@gmmultimedia.com.au . Please ensure your purchase order includes billing and delivery instructions plus is signed by an authorised person. Payment terms for most education facilities is 30 days, however restrictions may apply depending on order size and trading history.

What projectors do you recommend for educators? [top]


Multipurpose Recommendations

BenQ MX507 DLP Multipurpose Projector
Your Price:
$419
MX507
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: XGA 1024 x 768 4:3
Brightness: 3200 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 13,000:1
Weight: 1.8kg
Fan Noise: 33 / 28db (eco)
Warranty: 2 Years (+1 Year $65)
Lamp Warranty: 6months/750hrs
Lamp Life Up To: 10,000hrs

FEATURES
- Vertical Keystone Correction
- VGA Connection

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$799
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Epson EB-W32 LCD Multimedia Widescreen Projector
Your Price:
$699
EB-W32
HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WXGA 1280 x 800 16:10
Brightness: 3300 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 15,000:1
Weight: 2.4kg
Fan Noise: 37 / 29db (eco)
Warranty: 2 Years (+1 Year $65)
Lamp Warranty: 12 months / 750 hours
Lamp Life Up To: 10
,000hrs
FEATURES
- Vertical Keystone
- Horizontal Keystone
- MHL Compatible
- Instant Off
- HDMI Connection
- USB to laptop Connection
- USB stick reader (jpeg only)
- Wireless Included
- iPad, iPhone Wireless
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Epson EB-U32 LCD Multimedia Full HD Widescreen Projector
Your Price:
$899
EB-U32
Full HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1200 16:10
Brightness: 3200 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 15,000:1
Weight: 2.4kg
Fan Noise: 37 / 29db (eco)
Warranty: 2 Years (+1 Year $85)
Lamp Warranty: 12 months / 750 hours
Lamp Life Up To: 10
,000hrs
FEATURES
- Vertical Keystone
- Horizontal Keystone
- MHL Compatible
- Instant Off
- 2x HDMI Connection
- USB to laptop Connection
- USB stick reader (jpeg only)
- Wireless Included
- iPad, iPhone Wireless

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Ultra Portable Recommendations

Casio XJ-A257 Ultra Slim Portable Widescreen LED Projector - With PC Free & Wireless
Your Price:
$1550
XJ-A257
HD Wifi
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WXGA 1280 x 800 16:10
Brightness: 3000 ANSI Lumens

Maximum Contrast: 1800:1
Weight: 2.3kg
Fan Noise: 35 / 29db (eco)
Warranty: 5 years / 10,000 hours
Lamp Warranty: 5 years / 10,000 hours
Lamp Life Up To: 2
0,000hrs

FEATURES
- 2.0x Zoom
- HDMI Connection
- Motorized Focus & Zoom
- Instant Off
- Auto Vertical Keystone
- PC Free & Wireless

- 2GB Internal Memory
- iPhone/Android Wireless Projection
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Short Throw Recommendations

Optoma W316ST DLP Short Throw Widescreen Projector
Your Price:
$1199
W316ST

HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WXGA 1280 x 800 16:10
Brightness: 3600 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 20,000:1
Weight: 2.7kg
Fan Noise: 29db (eco)
Warranty: 3 Years (+1 Year $100)
Lamp Warranty: 12months/1000hrs
Lamp Life Up To: 8,000hrs

FEATURES
- HDMI Connection
- Powerful 10W Speaker
- 3D Capable(3D glasses required)

- Optional Wireless
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Large Venue Recommendations

BenQ MH684 DLP High Brightness Full High Definition Multipurpose Projector
Your Price:
$1199
MH684
Full HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1080 16:9
Brightness: 3500 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 13,000:1
Weight: 3.3kg
Fan Noise: 34 / 29db (eco)
Warranty: 2 Years (+1 Year $119)
Lamp Warranty: 6months/750hrs
Lamp Life Up To: 6,500hrs

FEATURES
- 2x HDMI Connection
- MHL Compatible
- Vertical Keystone Correction
- Horizontal Keystone Correction
- 3D Capable(3D glasses required)
- Optional Wireless
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Optoma EH502 DLP High Brightness Full HD Multimedia Widescreen Projector
Your Price:
$1999
EH502
Full HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1080 16:9
Brightness: 5000 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 15,000:1
Weight: 4.5kg
Fan Noise: 30db (eco)
Warranty: 3 Years (+1 Year $135)
Lamp Warranty: 12months/1000hrs
Lamp Life Up To: 3,5
00hrs

FEATURES
- Horizontal & Vertical Keystone
- 2x HDMI Connection
- MHL Compatible
- 1.5x Zoom
- Vertical Lens Shift

- Powerful 2x 16W Speaker
- 3D Capable(3D glasses required)

- Optional wireless
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Epson EB-2265U LCD High Brightness Full HD Widescreen Multimedia Projector
Your Price:
$2499
EB-2265U

Full HD WidescreenWifi
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1200 16:10
Brightness: 5500 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 15,000:1
Weight: 4.9kg
Fan Noise: 39 / 29db (eco)
Warranty: 3 Years (+1 Year $135)
Lamp Warranty: 12 months / 750 hours
Lamp Life Up To: 10
,000hrs
FEATURES
- Vertical & Horizontal Keystone

- Powerful 16W Speaker

- 1.6x Zoom
- 2x HDMI Connection
- MHL Compatible
- HDBaseT Compatible
- USB to laptop Connection
- Instant Off
- Wireless - Included
- WiDi and Miracast
- iPad, iPhone Wireless Projection
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NEC PA672WG High Brightness Large Venue Widescreen Projector - Lens Required
Your Price:
$3799
PA622XG
HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WXGA 1280 x 800 16:10
Brightness: 6700 ANSI Lumens

Maximum Contrast: 6,000:1
Weight: 8.4kg
Fan Noise: 39 / 33db (eco)
Warranty: 5 Years
Lamp Warranty: 6months/2000hrs
Lamp Life Up To: 4,000hrs
FEATURES
- Lens Options
- Horizontal & Vertical Keystone
- Horizontal & Vertical Lens Shift

- 360° Installation (vertical axis)
- Portrait Installation Mode
- Edge Blending
- Multi Screen Function
- Stacking Function
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