Understanding Short Throw Projectors
Projectors have become essential in today’s
world for small and medium sized businesses. However, when you think
of buying a LCD or DLP projector, the quotations you receive from
vendors often specify the throw distance in them. Throw distance
essentially is the distance between the lens of the projector and
the projector screen that the equipment needs to produce best
quality images. Many a times, short throw or long throw capabilities
are highlighted by the vendors while marketing the projectors as
good quality lens can project small images over long distance or big
images over a very short distance. Let us understand short throw
projectors in detail and to determine if they suit your needs.
Principle of Short Throw Projectors
A projector which is capable of projecting
large images over a very short distance without compromising the
image quality is termed as a short throw projector. You may have to
use a short throw projector if the room size is quiet small. A short
throw projector can also be used if you don’t want the projector to
be seen by the audience. Though a standard projector can be made to
function as a short throw projector by simply fitting it with a
short throw lens, it is not advisable to do so. Short throw
projectors like BenQ MP771, NEC WT610 and Hitachi X275 are fitted
with short throw optical system and short throw lens which enables
them to project 60-inch image even from a distance of five feet.
Something a standard projector fitted with short throw lens will be
unable to do.
Differences between Short Throw and Standard Projectors
A standard projector has to be placed at a
certain distance from the screen so the images are of satisfactory
quality. Any change in throw distance would ruin the entire
presentation. Moreover, since a standard projector has to be placed
at the back of the room, any sort of movement gets shadowed on the
screen playing a spoil sport on the presentation quality.
Short throw projectors on the other hand do not
suffer from any such impediments. They are ideal for class rooms,
home theatre systems, small businesses, advertising booths at open
air events and conference meetings for small audiences. Moreover,
the light emitted by the short throw projector does not fall on the
eyes of the presenter which enables him to maintain eye contact with
the audience. Even if ambient light is present, short throw
projector delivers images of the best quality.
A good quality short throw projector will cost
nothing less than $4,000. If you are a small business entity, it
would mean a lot of money to you. Even large businesses would think
twice before buying it if it will be used only at particular events.
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