Whether you’re an events coordinator, a hotel manager, wedding planner or a mobile DJ, the latest range of projectors from the industry’s top brands could be exactly what you need to help your next event stand out.
But how do you know which to buy? If you’ve a bit more time on your hands, then jump into our more in-depth article on events projectors here and take a look at our full guide to buying the right event projector.
If you’re pressed for time, then read on for three solid favourites.
A perfect budget combination
At the lower end of the price spectrum is the BenQ MH741. Coming in at £577 ex. VAT, it’s a perfect combination of price and spec. This popular BenQ device boasts a range of impressive features, including Full HD (1920 x 1080p) native resolution, 3,000 hours of lamp life and 4,000 ANSI lumens, making it a top choice for environments with unpredictable ambient light levels.
Built for versatility, the device is designed to work well in small spaces, achieving an image width of 2.5 metres from between 2.88m and 3.73m metres away. Pair this with the MH741’s low weight and low noise levels and you have the perfect solution for adding an extra dimension to any small or medium sized event.
Coming in at around £1,216 ex. VAT is the Hitachi CP-WU5500 a midrange fixed lens projector built to be flexible. Offering WUXGA resolution (1920×1200 pixels) and 5,200 ANSI lumens of brightness, the device is powerful enough to cope with varying ambient light levels, an important feature for events coordinators who don’t necessarily have control over the venues they’re working in.
For events this bright hi-res projector is capable of projecting a 3 metre wide image from a distance of 4.2m to 6.9m away.
This makes it ideal for changeable venues and unpredictable locations such as wedding locations and hotels, where flexibility matters if you’re working with limited space.
Further up the price spectrum is the Sony VPL-PHZ10 at £1,989 ex. VAT. In return for your extra cash you get a high brightness (5,000 ANSI lumens) widescreen WUXGA professional laser projector.
This laser projector delivers bright vibrant images with deep blacks and sharp detailed images for up to 20,000 hours. Horizontal and vertical lens shift adds to installation flexibility ensuring projected images remain square even if the installation can’t quite line up with the screen.
What’s more, the device offers built-in HDBaseT technology, which allows a single cable to be used for audio, video and controls.
If you think a projector could be the key to enhancing your event but you’re not sure which device is right for you, get in touch with our experts via our website or call us on 0800 274 4964.