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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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Education Projector

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

Optoma W400LVe DLP HD Multipurpose Projector
Your Price:
$649
W400LVe
HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WXGA 1280 x 800 16:10
Brightness: 4000 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 25,000:1
Weight: 3.0kg
Fan Noise: 27db (eco)
Warranty: 2 Years (+1 Year $65)
Lamp Warranty: 12months/1000hrs
Lamp Life Up To: 15
,000hrs
FEATURES
- HDMI Connection
- Powerful 10W Speaker
- 3D Capable(3D glasses required)
- Optional wireless

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$799
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Epson EB-W52 LCD Multimedia Widescreen Projector
Your Price:
$699
EB-W52
HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WXGA 1280 x 800 16:10
Brightness: 4000 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 16,000:1
Weight: 2.6kg
Fan Noise: 37 / 28db (eco)
Warranty: 2 Years (+1 Year $119)
Lamp Warranty: 12 months / 750 hours
Lamp Life Up To: 12
,000hrs
FEATURES
- Vertical & Horizontal Keystone

- HDMI Connection
- USB to laptop Connection
- USB reader (JPEG, GIF, BMP, AVI)
- Instant Off
- Presentation Wireless - Included

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BenQ MH560 DLP Multipurpose Full HD Widescreen Projector
Your Price:
$929
MH560
Full HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1080 16:9
Brightness: 3800 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 20,000:1
Weight: 2.3kg
Fan Noise: 32 / 29db (eco)
Warranty: 2 Years (+1 Year $65)
Lamp Warranty: 6months/750hrs
Lamp Life Up To: 15,000hrs
FEATURES
- Vertical Keystone Correction
- 2x HDMI Connection
- 10W Speaker Inbuilt
- 3D Capable(3D glasses required)

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Epson EB-FH52 LCD Multimedia Full HD Projector
Your Price:
$979
EB-FH52
Full HD WidescreenWifi

SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1080 16:9
Brightness: 4000 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 16,000:1
Weight: 3.1kg
Fan Noise: 37 / 28db (eco)
Warranty: 2 Years (+1 Year $119)
Lamp Warranty: 12 months / 750 hours
Lamp Life Up To: 12
,000hrs
FEATURES
- Vertical & Horizontal Keystone

- Powerful 16W Speaker

- 1.6x Zoom
- 2x HDMI Connection
- USB to laptop Connection
- USB reader (JPEG, GIF, BMP, AVI)
- Instant Off
- Presentation Wireless - Included
- Miracast Compatible

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Casio XJ-F211WN LED Multimedia HD Projector
Your Price:
$1399
XJ-F210WN
HD Powered By LED

SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WXGA 1280 x 800 16:10
Brightness: 3500 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 20,000:1
Weight: 3.8kg
Fan Noise: 35 / 29db (eco)
Warranty: 5 years / 10,000 hours
LED Warranty: 5 years / 10,000 hours
LED Life Up To: 2
0,000hrs

FEATURES
- 2x HDMI Connection
- 5V USB Power
- Optional Wireless
- 1.5x Zoom
- Instant Off
- Auto Vertical Keystone
- 360° Installation (vertical axis)
- Portrait Installation Mode
- Powerful 16W Speaker
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Casio XJ-S400WN LED Multimedia High Brightness HD Projector
Your Price:
$1599
XJ-S400WN
HD Powered By LED
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WXGA 1280 x 800 16:10
Brightness: 4000 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 20,000:1
Weight: 5.9kg
Fan Noise: 35 / 29db (eco)
Warranty: 5 years / 10,000 hours
LED Warranty: 5 years / 10,000 hours
LED Life Up To: 20,000hrs
FEATURES
- 2x HDMI Connection
- 5V USB Power
- Optional Wireless
- 1.7x Zoom
- Instant Off
- Auto Vertical Keystone
- Powerful 16W Speaker

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Casio XJ-S400UN LED Multimedia High Brightness Full HD Projector
Your Price:
$1999
XJ-S400UN
Full HD WidescreenPowered By LED
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1200 16:10
Brightness: 4000 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 20,000:1
Weight: 5.9kg
Fan Noise: 35 / 29db (eco)
Warranty: 5 years / 10,000 hours
LED Warranty: 5 years / 10,000 hours
LED Life Up To: 20,000hrs
FEATURES
- 2x HDMI Connection
- 5V USB Power
- Optional Wireless
- 1.7x Zoom
- Instant Off
- Auto Vertical Keystone
- Powerful 16W Speaker

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Ultra Portable Recommendations

Epson EB-1780W LCD Portable Multimedia HD Projector
Your Price:
$899
EB-1780W
HD Widescreen Wifi
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WXGA 1280 x 800 16:10
Brightness: 3000 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 10,000:1
Weight: 1.77kg
Fan Noise: 39 / 30db (eco)
Warranty: 3 Years (+1 Year $119)
Lamp Warranty: 12 months / 750 hours
Lamp Life Up To: 7
,000hrs
FEATURES
- Auto Vertical Keystone
- Auto Horizontal Keystone
- Auto Screen Fit
- Instant Off
- HDMI Connection
- MHL Compatible
- USB image reader (jpeg, gif)
- USB video reader (AVI)
- USB file reader ( PDF)

- Presentation Wireless - Included
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Epson EB-1795F LCD Portable Multimedia Full HD Projector
Your Price:
$1599
EB-1795F
Full HD WidescreenWifi
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1080 16:9
Brightness: 3200 ANSI Lumens

Maximum Contrast: 10,000:1
Weight: 1.8kg
Fan Noise: 39 / 30db (eco)
Warranty: 3 Years (+1 Year $125)
Lamp Warranty: 12 months / 750 hours
Lamp Life Up To: 7
,000hrs
FEATURES
- Auto Vertical Keystone
- Auto Horizontal Keystone
- Auto Screen Fit
- Instant Off
- HDMI Connection
- MHL Compatible
- PC Free

- Gesture Presenter
- Wireless - Wifi, NFC, Miracast
- iPad, iPhone Wireless Projection

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Short Throw Recommendations

Optoma GT1080HDR DLP Full HD Short Throw Projector
Your Price:
$1499
GT1080HDR
Full HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1080 16:9
Brightness: 3800 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 50,000:1
Weight: 3.49kg
Fan Noise: 26db (eco)
Warranty: 2 Years (+1 Year $125)
Lamp Warranty: 12months/1000hrs
Lamp Life Up To: 15,000hrs

FEATURES
- HDR10 Compatible
- Rec. 709 Colour Calibration

- Vertical Keystone Correction
- 2x HDMI Connection

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

- Fast Gaming Modes
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Maxell MCAW3006 LCD Ultra Short Throw Data HD Projector
Your Price:
$1099
MCAW3006
HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WXGA 1280 x 800 16:10
Brightness: 3300 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 10,000:1
Weight: 4.3kg
Fan Noise: 37 / 30db (eco)
Warranty: 3 Years (+1 Year $119)
Lamp Warranty: 6months/750hrs
Lamp Life Up To: 6,000hrs
FEATURES
- Vertical Keystone Correction
- 2x HDMI Connection
- Powerful 16W Speaker
- USB stick reader (jpeg only)

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Maxell MCAW3506 LCD Ultra Short Throw Data HD Projector
Your Price:
$1199
MCAW3506
HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WXGA 1280 x 800 16:10
Brightness: 3700 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 10,000:1
Weight: 4.3kg
Fan Noise: 36 / 29db (eco)
Warranty: 3 Years (+1 Year $119)
Lamp Warranty: 6months/750hrs
Lamp Life Up To: 6,000hrs
FEATURES
- Vertical Keystone Correction
- 2x HDMI Connection
- Powerful 16W Speaker

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Optoma HD36UST DLP High Brightness Full HD Ultra Short Throw Projector
Your Price:
$1999
HD36UST
Full HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1080 16:9
Brightness: 4000 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 22,000:1
Weight: 3.9kg
Fan Noise: 25db (eco)
Warranty: 2 Years (+1 Year $100)
Lamp Warranty: 12months/1000hrs
Lamp Life Up To: 15,000hrs

FEATURES
- 2x HDMI Connection
- USB Reader Jpeg, PDF,
- USB Reader Word, Excel, Powerpoint

- Wireless - Optional
- iPad, iPhone Wireless Projection - Opt.

- Powerful 15W Speaker
- 3D Capable(3D glasses required)

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BenQ LH890UST DLP High Brightness Full HD Ultra Short Throw Laser Projector
Your Price:
$2999
LH720
Full HD WidescreenHD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1080 16:9
Brightness: 4000 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 100,000:1
Weight: 9.0kg
Fan Noise: 33 / 32db (eco)
Warranty: 3 Years (+1 Year $139)
Laser Warranty: 3 Years/10,000hrs
Laser Life Up To: 20,000hrs

FEATURES
- HDMI Connection
- Vertical Keystone Correction
- Horizontal Keystone Correction

- Powerful 10W Speaker
- 3D Capable(3D glasses required)
- Optional Pen Interactivity

- Optional Wireless
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Large Venue Recommendations

Optoma EH512 DLP High Brightness Full HD Multimedia Widescreen Projector
Your Price:
$1599
EH512
Full HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1080 16:9
Brightness: 5000 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 15,000:1
Weight: 4.6kg
Fan Noise: 30db (eco)
Warranty: 2 Years (+1 Year $135)
Lamp Warranty: 12months/1000hrs
Lamp Life Up To: 7,0
00hrs

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

- Powerful 2x 10W Speaker
- 3D Capable(3D glasses required)

- Wireless - Optional
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Epson EB-2250U LCD High Brightness Full HD Widescreen Multimedia Projector
Your Price:
$1999
EB-2250U

Full HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1200 16:10
Brightness: 5000 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 15,000:1
Weight: 4.8kg
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
- USB to laptop Connection
- Instant Off
- Wireless - Optional
- iPad, iPhone Wireless Optional
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Epson EB-2265U LCD High Brightness Full HD Widescreen Multimedia Projector
Your Price:
$2449
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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Sony VPLPHZ50 High Brightness Full HD Laser Projector
Your Price:
$2999
VPLPHZ50
Full HD Widescreen Laser
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1200 16:10
Brightness: 5000 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 500,000:1
Weight: 7kg
Fan Noise: 35 / 32db (eco)
Warranty: 5 Years / 20,000 hours
Laser Warranty: 5 Years / 20,000 hours
Laser Life Up To: 20,000hrs

FEATURES
- 2x HDMI Input
- Vertical & Horizontal Keystone
- Vertical Lens Shift (-35%, +55%)
- Horizontal Lens Shift (+/- 15%)

- 1.6x Zoom
- 360 degree tilt Horizontal & Vert.
- Powerful 16W Speaker

- HDBaseT Compatible
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Sony VPLPHZ60 High Brightness Full HD Laser Projector

Your Price:
$3699
VPLPHZ60
Full HD Widescreen Laser
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1200 16:10
Brightness: 6000 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 500,000:1
Weight: 7kg
Fan Noise: 37 / 34db (eco)
Warranty: 5 Years / 20,000 hours
Laser Warranty: 5 Years / 20,000 hours
Laser Life Up To: 20,000hrs

FEATURES
- 2x HDMI Input
- Vertical & Horizontal Keystone
- Vertical Lens Shift (-35%, +55%)
- Horizontal Lens Shift (+/- 15%)

- 1.6x Zoom
- 360 degree tilt Horizontal & Vert.
- Powerful 16W Speaker

- HDBaseT Compatible
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Panasonic PT-MZ880 Laser Large Venue Full HD Projector
Your Price:
$8299
PT-MZ880
Full HD Widescreen Laser
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1200 16:10
Brightness: 8000 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 3,000,000:1
Weight: 18.6kg
Fan Noise: 34 / 27db (eco)
Warranty: 5 Years / 10,000 hours
Laser Warranty: 5 Years / 10,000 hours
Laser Life Up To: 20,000hrs
FEATURES
- 1.6x Optical Zoom
- 3x HDMI Connection
- Vertical & Horizontal Keystone
- Vertical Lens Shift (+/- 67%)
- Horizontal Lens Shift (+/- 35%)
- Powered Lens Shift
- Powered Focus

- 360° Installation (v&h axis)
- Portrait Projection
- Geometric Correction

- Digital Link Compatible
- Optional Wireless
- Lens Options
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