The primary thing that makes TFT and Plazma more common than projectors is the high price of substitute lamps. Nevertheless, a projector can produce a much bigger image and with modern LCOS and DLP shows a superior image in lots of cases.
Traditionally projectors have used Ultra High pressure lamps and this is the problem! UHP Lamps price between 2 and four hundred to replace. They normally have a average life span of two,000 hours, produce a LOT of warmth and use lots of electrical energy, so the price of running a projector can be fairly considerable.
Nevertheless, emerging onto the Market now are projectors that use LED lamps, offering a superior 20-40,000 hours of lamp life, a a lot lighter power utilization and rather a lot less warmth! Not only that, due to the decrease heat, LED projector require less cooling and so, the projector may be made a lot smaller and lighter.
The primary wave of LED projectors have been launched a couple of years ago, mostly in pocket measurement, pico format, but they failed to impress, with lumen scores as low as 8 lumens, they have been useless in all but a “pitch dark” room. LED projectors at the moment are evolving quick and getting brighter by the month, in truth, Casio now produce an LED/Lazer projector with a full 2,500 lumens of light!
Still it’s the Pico projector market that interests me, extremely portable projectors are nice for “on the go” presentations and places where a fixed system isn’t an option. The first Pico projectors were, more or less, useless, but now, they are actually getting some fairly usable specs and I’m certain the longer term lies here.
A pocket size projector that can throw a 100+ inch screen is loads more handy that transporting a screen or monitor, it is also nice for smaller offices and occasional residence cinema, but what projector do you go for?
In steps European Company MicroJekt with it is fashionable LED mini projector range, with as much as a hundred and fifty lumens of light and high Quality LCOS shows, the issue is solved! 150 lumens might not sound a lot, however I am more than happy with the results of my MicroJekt Traditional LED projector. It has a new type RGB LED lamp and produces very crisp clean images, It could handle 50 inches in ambient light and up to one hundred twenty” in a darker atmosphere, from a very small package. It additionally has a in-built USB host and SD reader that can play movies and displays directly from an SD card, USB stick or USB hard disk, a really helpful feature.
Microjekt projectors provide reasonable quality, but are a bit of cheaper than other manufacturers, although offering more feature and brightness. The Microjekt Basic LED pico is about the identical size and weight because the Acer Pico, however boasts 50 lumens more light and quite a bit more features. A friend of mine has a Microjekt 35 lumen pocket energy, once more a true pocket size projector, in darker environments that is quite spectacular too, but nonetheless a little bit of a “big boys toy”, the traditional is a more sensible choice for serious use.
If you’re thinking of shopping for a projector, then consider the running prices and track down the latest LED models, they’re more than just toys as of late! I am positive that as LED expertise continues to develop, we are going to see the projector make an enormous comeback, with much a lot lower running prices, they provide a pretty alternative to Plazma and TFT screens.