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Choosing a Digital Projector

Khushnuma Irani Feb 11, 2020
Whether used in a school room or a large auditorium, a digital projector is the next best thing where projectors are concerned. If you are planning to buy one soon, you need to be aware of a few things beforehand. Continue reading to know what you should, before spending the money.
Still using overhead projectors that use transparencies to display the images? You need to enter the new world of digital projectors, which completely eliminate the use of transparencies. Only schools and small businesses use overhead projectors; most prefer the technology and advantages of a digital one.

Tips To Help You Choose The Best Digital Projector

Place of Use

Before you step out to buy, you need to know where the projector is going to be used. Is it going to be used in a conference room that accommodates 15 people or less? Or is it for an auditorium or banquet hall? Also, does the room have ambient light or can it be darkened promptly? These are some questions that need to be answered before buying.

Location of Screen

You need to decide where the screen is going to be located. Is it the kind that drops from a high ceiling? Or is the projector the stand-alone kind? Is the screen easily viewable, and can the projector be set up without hassles? These questions about the screen will simplify your buying process.


The price is an important factor to take into consideration. But this depends on the features of the projector, like its resolution or image format.

Quality of Images

This would come down to the resolution of the projector. Is the resolution high or low? Does the projector let you read text easily? Can the image be seen in a room that is still lit, or is the image only clear in a dark room?

Size and Weight

Do you want a projector that is portable or do you want a fixed one? If you are a businessman, who needs to show presentations while traveling, you need to look for a one that is easy to carry and comes with a carrying bag or a case on wheels. This makes it easier for transportation.


Brightness for digital equipment is measured in lumens. A standard digital projector is of 1,000 to 2,000 lumens. A 1,000-lumen projector is suitable for a conference room accommodating fifteen people or less. It also works best in rooms with little ambient light or rooms that are dark.
A 1,500- to 2,000-lumen projector is more suited to large and spacious rooms like banquet halls or auditoriums. It works well in rooms that have lots of ambient light.

Set Up

If you are using a digital projector you need one that is easy to set up and doesn't require too much effort to get started.


The operation of the projector should be simple. Too many menu buttons and too many operations can be confusing and complicating to use. Can you handle the brightness and screen without wanting to pull out all your hair? Easy is the best way to go!


At the end of the day all of us are vain and we want our equipment to look as good as we do. So sleek and small digital projectors are the rage. Though don't just buy one simply because it looks good, make sure it has the features you want.
As you must have observed, it's not rocket science to go and buy yourself a digital projector. There are just a few things you need to keep in mind. If you're still confused about how exactly to go about it, check some reviews or ask a friend to help.