Sometimes I think we should change our name to “TVs are Us”. TVs are rapidly replacing projector installations in small to medium sized conference rooms.
In this conference room, the client wanted us to remove the projector and traditional projection pull-down wall screen and replace it with a “big” TV. My first thought was, even the largest TV available (90 inch diagonal) will not be as large as the pull-down 120 inch diagonal projection screen.
What we all need to realize is that although a TV may not be eight feet wide, what it lacks in size is made up for in contrast and brightness.
A lot of the dimmer projectors that were installed 5-10 years ago are ready for an upgrade today. They are probably the old, lower resolution, old (full-screen) format and they project a dim light output. This may be because it was a low light output projector to begin with or it simply is ready for a lamp change. Something you never have to do with TVs. No filters to clean either.
In this conference room, we replaced an eight-foot wide pull-down wall screen with a 90 inch diagonal Sharp professional series TV monitor. No more noisy, unsightly projector hanging over everyone’s head and no more daylight washing out the white pull down screen. And, a three year express warranty.