Projector Expert Questions & AnswersQ:
I am a teacher at a small high school that is in dire need of upgrading its technology. We would like to get a video projector, however our budget is tight. Can you help me find a good, low-priced projector that fits our minimal budget? It doesn't have to be the absolute latest and greatest technology, just something inexpensive that can get the job done.
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~ Ed U. CatorA:
Dear Ed U. Cator,
Thank you for your question. In order to help you find an answer, let's start by determining your basic needs. We'll begin with lumens and resolution, and then we'll show you the easiest way to find inexpensive projectors on our site.
Buying a lower resolution projector is the most significant way to reduce the overall cost of your projector. Since you are working with a tight budget, SVGA or XGA would probably be the best resolution choices for you. However, you may be able to find a deal on an HD demo unit.
For school use, you will probably face varying lighting situations and class sizes. You want to make sure the projector you choose is bright enough for a large classroom or in a small room with ambient light from windows or doors. A 3,000 lumen projector is considered bright enough for lights on presenting. These projectors have seen a huge dip in price recently.
Select manufacturers also include discounted prices for Education buyers. Browse by manufacturer to see available discounts, or call and speak to a Projector Expert.