Projectors & Screens for Installations

We can supply and advise you on the right combination of screen and projector for your application, such as for a Church, School, and College or Bar to name but a few. From a smaller classroom screen solution to a large conference area project, we have cut through much of the technical specification and jargon that is out there to make it easy for you to choose from our selection of popular products.

Within the Church sector projectors and screens are a great solution for displaying sermons, worship song lyrics and even community cinema projects. Sometimes large screen TV’s will be adequate, but generally a projector and screen combination will move this up a level and be a much more satisfying result for the congregation.

Likewise with a large screen solution televising a big sports or music event in a pub or venue, especially when the sound is routed through to the house PA system, it will enhance the experience.

Like most items involved in an Audio /Visual (AV) Installation, the prices vary so much. Projectors are available from just a few hundred pounds, up to many thousands of pounds. There are several reasons for this. Here we’re going to list just a few of the main ones.

  • Brightness. The fundamental job of the projector is to convert a small image into one that is much bigger so the audience can see it clearly. The higher the Lumens, the brighter the picture. Typically if you were to have a home projector for a small room, 1 -2,000 lumens would usually suffice. In an area such as a church, were there are large picture windows that have natural light shining through them, the projector would more than likely need to be 3 – 4 times this amount.
  • Optics. These are a set of lenses and mirrors that convert the image from the projector into an image on the screen. A budget projector will have less expensive components of course. This may be fine for a classroom that is mainly only displaying graphs, slides, power points, etc., but not suitable for films or sports events in a larger environment.
  • Keystone correction. This is when the projector needs internal adjustment because it cannot be installed at the correct distance directly in front of the screen. Take a church for example; it is more likely that the screen is going to be centre to the front of the church. Ideally the projector should be positioned at a set calculated distance back which is perpendicular to the screen. However this is probably part way down the church aisle! The projector would have to be placed to the side and keystone correction adjusted in order to make the image rectangular and square to the screen.
  • Lens Shift. A horizontal and vertical internal mechanism to enable shifting of lens without having to adjust the projector itself up or down

Projector screens also come in a variety of sizes and qualities and like the projector, really does depend on the application. Most screens within this category are permanently installed screens. Often they are motorised screens with a remote control that can be scrolled away when not in use. Screen ratio varies also. For showing sporting events or films the 16.9 ratio is the most popular. This means the screen is 16 units wide and 9 units high. Think in terms of a much larger version of your Smart TV at home. This also is 16.9 ratios. A 4.3 ratio screen is more of a square aspect. These may be more suited for classroom installation where words and graphs may be shown. Size varies depending on application of course.

Here at Music Gear Direct we have many years’ experience in supplying and Installing Screens and Projectors so we’re always on hand to advise you on the best product for the job. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

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