A Comparison of Different Epson Short Throw Projectors

A Comparison of Different Epson Short Throw Projectors

The Epson short throw projector has become one of the most famous projectors that are used in classrooms and offices. Being a rather popular brand, Epson has a number of models available in the market. The following list of Epson short throw projectors has been collated to offer you the basic comparison of the different projector models available at present.

Why Epson Has Become a Popular Brand

With a classroom-friendly design, these ultra-short throw projectors blend in with their surroundings, even when they have been mounted on the wall. Other advantages of the range of Epson short throw projectors are that they are non-blinding, even when you stand directly in front of the screen, and that they help significantly in reducing shadow interference. In fact, these projectors can also project vertically downward.

Epson interactive projector

List of Epson Short Throw Projectors

The Epson EB-530

The EB-530 delivers superior-quality images and a host of additional features as standard to give users more for their money. Ideal for classrooms or small meeting rooms, this projector can be wall or ceiling mounted or placed on a table close to the wall to free-up more workspace.

The Epson EB-575We

This is an ultra-short throw model that is perfect for the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) classroom of today. The Epson EB-575We delivers dynamic images and has a great widescreen WXGA resolution. The projector features 2700 lumens of colour brightness and white brightness, has a longer lamp life (up to 10,000 hours on ECO mode), includes a 16W built in speaker, and can be controlled remotely.

This projector makes it very easy for people to share lessons, and the moderator software available with it helps you share, manage, control, and even compare work from different devices at the same time. You can connect up to 50 devices in one go on the projector.

The Epson EB-575Wie

The EB-575Wie Epson short throw projector is an interactive product that also offers simultaneous dual-pen functionality. It allows the teachers and the students to add notes at the same time. The pen design also includes selectable function side buttons that allow you to control the projector functions, like switching sources, volume control, etc. The projector comes with Multi-PC projection software that lets up to 50 devices connect to the projector. There is also a moderator function that helps manage and control the displayed images.

Similar to the EB-575We, the EB-575Wie also features 2700 lumens of colour brightness and white brightness, long lamp life, and a 16W built in speaker.

The Epson EB-585Wi

The EB-585Wi is another popular interactive ultra-short throw projector by Epson. This one is equipped with 3,300 lumens white brightness and colour brightness, offering better and brighter images. The projector is also equipped with the latest and most enhanced PC interactive software and features an intuitive user interface and enhanced interactive features.

This model too comes with the simultaneous dual pen functionality where the pen has selectable function side buttons. This projector too can connect with up to 50 devices at a time.

The Epson EB-595Wi

The Epson EB-595Wi is the world’s first 3 LCD, touch-enabled, interactive projector. With its touch and pen-based interactivity, the projector takes kinaesthetic learning to a new level. It is very simple to draw and collaborate via familiar and intuitive gestures. This projector too has dual pen functionality and can incorporate gestures from up to 6 fingers.

The Moderator software allows simultaneous sharing of work via multiple devices, and offers 3300 lumens of colour brightness and white brightness.

How to Avoid Buying Fake Projectors Online

How to Avoid Buying Fake Projectors Online

In this day and age, it is not uncommon to encounter fake products, so it’s no surprise that there now exists a market for counterfeit projectors and projector bulbs. These projectors are very convincing replicas in all aspects, apart than the actual functioning side of things!

While shopping for projectors online, it is imperative that customers make purchases from reputable projector websites and not from sites such as eBay or Amazon. These websites make it far too easy for sellers of fake products to get their products online and make money from inexperienced buyers.

The sad truth is that you might not know that the product you purchased is a fake until it arrives at your door, and by then it turns into a lot of hassle to try and return your product and get a refund. The internet is full of scam artists eager to make a quick buck.

To avoid something like this happening to you, there are a few things that you can look out for when buying a projector online. Here are our top 6 tips to consider when buying a projector:

The Price

If the price seems too good to be true, then it probably is. Projectors are not cheap products to purchase as they contain complicated technology that cannot be reproduced easily or cheaply. There is a constant R&D process behind the technology to ensure that the best products get to the market.

It’s a red flag when you read a product description for a projector with 1000 lumens priced for €100. This is impossibly cheap and not real, and if this was the actual case, then the seller would be losing hundreds of euros with every sell. On top of this, we can pretty much guarantee you that this projector does in fact not have 1000 lumens and will have a very dull image with low resolution.

The Reviews

Read the product reviews. In this day and age, consumers are running rampant with reviewing products and services. A simple and quick way to see if a product is counterfeit is to read the reviews from previous buyers. If you see a lot of complaints and negative comments on a product, it’s probably not the real deal and you should steer clear.

If you have already purchased a projector that you suspect is a fake product, there are a few tell-tale signs you should look for:

Fixed Focus

A lot of Amazon and eBay products state they have fixed focus. Although this sounds like a positive descriptor, what it actually means is that the projector needs to be an exact distance away from the projector screen for it to be in focus. If it is any closer or further away, then you have a blurry image. This is not an ideal situation if you have a limited amount of space for the projector.

Cost

If the price of the projector is less than €100, then forget about it. Even a low quality, low lumen projector will still begin to retail at around €150.

Warning Signs

Not only are fake projectors bad quality, but they are also extremely dangerous. If you read a product description for a fake projector that says ‘turn off after 2-3 hours to avoid overheating’, this is a huge red flag. This is the company warning you that this machine is prone to overheating and possibly catching fire. Remember that these products are made with the cheapest in materials and are not reliable when it comes to safety.

On top of counterfeit projectors being dangerous and unreliable, there is also no guarantee attached to a projector bought from eBay or Amazon like there would be when purchasing from reputable companies such as Lightmeup.ie who are accredited and experienced Epson resellers. Epson states that their products are “covered by warranty against defects in workmanship and materials when operated under normal use and handling conditions, as indicated in the product documentation”.

The best way to avoid fake projectors entirely is to ensure you are purchasing your products from a reputable source. And although Amazon and eBay are great for purchasing everyday products and services, when it comes to technology, you should be careful who you trust.

At LightMeUp.ie, we pride ourselves in being able to give our customers the very best products, and the very best service. We are also specialists in the maintenance and servicing of all makes and models of projectors, so when you buy from us, we will always be by your side to help with any issue that might arise. We offer a 4-hour response time to calls within the Dublin region.  And for all other calls outside of Dublin, we offer next day servicing.

Shop online for Epson projectors here or contact us today at [email protected] for more information.

Call our #TeamLMU at 01 4097034 for a consultation if you are not sure what projector will fit your needs.  There are short throw, ultra-short throw (interactive projectors), medium throw and long throw projectors.  Some are mobile, some can be ceiling or wall mounted and the lumens strength is a key factor in determining the right solution for the space required to ensure it’s fit for purpose.

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XGA vs WXGA Projector Resolutions

XGA vs WXGA Projector Resolutions

XGA vs WXGA Projector Resolutions. What’s the Difference?

Resolution is a crucial aspect of the projector selection process. You will either want a basic projector for general office/classroom powerpoint presentations, or you will want a top of the line HD projector for movie viewing or gaming in the comfort of your home.  The resolution you choose will depend on what you plan to use the projector for.

What is Projector Resolution?

Projector resolution is the effective number of pixels that a projector can render. Picture elements, also known as pixels, are the individual microscopic dots that make up the final projected image. The aspect ratio refers to the amount of horizontal and vertical pixels, which in turn reflects the sizes and dimensions of the projected image. XGA (Extended Graphics Array) and WXGA (Wide Extended Graphics Array) are the most commonly used by most projectors these days.

Extended Graphics Array

XGA has an aspect ratio of 4:3, this resolution offers an effective resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels, which equals to 786,000 pixels being rendered at any given time which results in an even sharper image and great detail. Usually, the higher the number of total pixels in any given resolution, the clearer the overall projected image will be.

 Wide Extended Graphics Array

WXGA carries a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels, the WXGA resolution results in a much wider aspect ratio of 16:10, this means that the horizontal pixels make up twice the vertical pixels. The WXGA is the most commonly used resolution in many entry-level projectors these days, this is due to its clearer detailed images and very enticing price tag. The resolution for the WXGA equals 1,024,000 pixels.

Which Resolution is Right for Your Projector?

The number of resolutions a projector can display will also reflect on its price which is helpful when trying to decide which projector suits your needs.  Paying more for a higher resolution projector may pay off if you need to display higher-end graphics, but entry to mid-level projector will offer a cost advantage while being able to do the job you need it to do.

Each company will have different needs and different budgets, so it is important to point out that both projectors types are great, so the decision is up to you.

Alternatively, we would be happy to assist you in your decision in any way we can, and if you can’t find what you’re looking for here, just ask!  We are always expanding our range.

If you are unsure of what bulb you need, we also offer a bulb selecting service you can avail of by clicking here. We offer a next day delivery on many of the bulbs in our shop, but if the one you need, isn’t listed or isn’t listed for next day delivery, just let us know and we’ll order it in especially for you.

Contact us today on [email protected] or call us on 01 4097034 for more details and for a quotation.

Lightmeup.ie are premier stockists of Epson projectors, visualisers and a range of high quality original and compatible bulbs, including Epson, Sanyo, Hitachi, Promethean and many more.

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Are Lumens Important?

Are Lumens Important?

Are Lumens Important? The short answer is yes.

In fact, lumens are pretty important. Whether you need a projector for your home, office or school, there are many factors that should be considered before purchasing a projector; one of the main factors being lumens.

Projector lumens will always be listed in the projector specs, and to put things simply, the more lumens a projector produces, the brighter the image will be. It also means that the days of making a classroom or office pitch black before starting a projector are long gone, as the projector should be bright enough to project a perfect image in daylight.

What are Lumens?

Lumens are a way to measure brightness from light sources, so the more lumens a projector has, the brighter the light is. To help you better understand, below are some rough examples of lumens in other light sources:

  1. Candles – 13 lumens
  2. Average sunset – 400 lumens
  3. Car headlight – 1000 lumens
  4. 100 watt light bulb – 1600 lumens
  5. Projectors – these range from 500 lumens to 10,000 lumens

Do Lumens Matter?

As you can probably tell by now, lumens are one of the most important factors you need to consider before purchasing a projector. The brighter the projector is, the less dark or ambient light will matter with regards to picture quality. It also means you can place the projector as far away from the projector screen as desired.

Here is a rough guide of what can work when you have to choose a projector for different spaces.

  • To use a projector in a living room with the lights off, you would need approximately 1,500 lumens to 2,000 lumens.
  • To use a projector in an office or a small classroom with dimmed lights, you would need approximately 3,000 lumens.  If it’s in a hall or larger area, then a 5/6/7/8k lumens projector could be the best choice.
  • A movie theatre would need massive 20,000 lumens.

If you are unsure of what projector and lumens to choose for your space, it’s a good idea to get a specialist in projector installations to do a thorough site survey to assess the space, perhaps measure it out and to discuss what you need to achieve from your projector. A specialist will look at the full layout, stress test the walls and ceilings and advise on what the best mount, be it wall or ceiling, is best for space.

How Lumens Can Decrease Over Time

For projectors, the light source is within the bulb of the lamp. The bulb is of key importance to the amount of brightness a projector produces, and over time the brightness of the bulb will slowly decline and a replacement bulb can be bought to give the projector its lease of life back.

Light Me Up offers replacement bulbs for almost all projectors, and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, just ask! We are always expanding our range. 

If you are unsure of what bulb you need, we also offer a bulb selecting service you can avail of by clicking here.

Lightmeup.ie are premier stockists of Epson projectors and a range of high quality original and compatible bulbs, including Epson, Sanyo, Hitachi, Promethean and many more. For details contact: [email protected] or call 01 4097034. www.lightmeup.ie

 

 

 

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