Personal Projector want you to get a projector that is right for you, so here are a few things to consider before buying one. If you think you know which one you would like take a look at our handy comparison guide to compare the main features, or read our glossary.
If you still need some guidance, you can contact us or phone us on: +44 (0)845 121 8800
What are you using your projector for?
Our range of projectors can be used to project onto any surface (almost), so think about the many ways you might be using yours. You could be sharing your holiday photos with the family, watching a movie with friends, or impressing the boss with a slide show presentation.
For example: if you are a business user, the Vivitek Qumi Q5 can display office documents in their original format. The Pico Genie A100 also has a free App available to download, ProjOut, which allows you to project out PDF's, web pages and more making It perfect for making inpromptu presentations, even sat in a coffee shop or on the train.
What are you going to be using your projector with?
Our projectors can connect to laptops, DVD players, TV’s, games consoles and iPhones, or pretty much anything with a Video out function. Some have Micro SD/ SD Card slots, USB slots and onboard memory.
Where are you going to be using your projector?
In a board room, in your lounge with the lights turned down, in a class room… the environment and the amount of people you will be projecting to are important factors in choosing a projector.
We recommend you use your projector in the darkest environment possible, but we know that isn’t always easy. All of our projectors can be used in normal room conditions (but not direct sunlight).
What is the difference between Pocket, Palm and Portable Pro Projectors?
Pocket, Palm and Portable Pro are terms used to differentiate between the different ranges of portable projectors on the market.
More info on brightness.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for in those ranges, or you’re looking for something a bit different, check out the ‘Other projectors’ range which also includes lamp based projectors.
Which features are most important to you?
We want you to get the best projector for your needs, so why buy one that doesn’t?
If it just has to have that one feature – tell us, we’ll guide you to the right product.
Who should buy one?
- Consumers, businesses or travellers wishing to watch photos, videos, or presentations on a big screen.
- Anyone wanting to enlarge the small screen on a mobile device such as a laptop, iPad/ iPod/ iPhone, mobile phone, games console (Wii, PS3, Xbox etc), PDA or other electronic device.
Great for sharing with friends, colleagues, clients…
- Education environments where it would be better to share information for people to access easily.
What are the benefits of LED? ; Why choose LED Projectors?
No lamps: LED light source means there are no bulbs to replace so you save a fortune on replacement bulbs which can cost over £400 per year
Continual Optimum Resolution: Lamp projectors can often experience deterioration in colour, brightness from day 1 whereas LED projectors ensure even several thousand hours usage you’re still getting crisp bright images.
No Maintenance: there are no maintenance costs on LED projectors and no dust filters to replace
Greener product: There is no mercury inside LED projectors which means these products are easier to dispose of and are much more environmentally friendly
Instant on/off: No hanging around for the bulb to warm up or cool down and no risk of damaging the ‘bulb’ when turning off too quickly so they’re ideal for travel.
Extra Features – even entry level LED projectors generally have a huge array of features not usually available on lamp projectors such as:
Find out more about image quality of LED projectors here
If you have any other questions about products or us, check out our FAQ