According to recent data, projector sales have begun to grow ahead of the World Cup as sporting fans look to the latest technology to deliver the best viewing experience possible.
Projector traders within the domestic market have reported that more and more customers are looking to projectors as an alternative to televisions for World Cup viewing. The majority are looking to big name projector brands, such as Vivitek, NEC, Epson, Infocus and Dell due to their affordability and quality, both of which have significantly changed since the previous World Cup.
Tarun Bajracharya, executive director of Evolution Trading, the authorised distributor of Vivitek, NEC and Optoma in Nepal, believes that sales have been steadily increasing as the event draws closer, with many using the football tournament as an excuse to enjoy the sport on a big screen. He said: “TV is for regular viewing, but for World Cup football, people prefer to watch the matches on the big screen."
According to Mr Bajracharya, the event has seen projector sales triple thanks to the sudden interest from the domestic market, which usually takes a back seat with regards to projection technology.
Some of the projectors recently launched by Evolution Trading before the World Cup include the Vivitek 556 and the Vivitek D 967, both of which have a brightness or 3,000 lumens or over and a contrast ratio equal to or in excess of 10,000:1.