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Today’s Eio post is on the digital projector.

Mini, hand-held portable projector

A projector, more commonly known as an image projector, is an optical device that projects images onto a surface. Digital projectors project digital images directly from a computer or other digital media device through a lens onto a surface, most commonly a projector screen. Digital projectors have replaced transparency projectors.

Things to Consider

When purchasing a projector, there are various items to consider.

  • The size of the room
  • Resolution of the projector
  • Where the picture will be projected onto
  • What type of projector you need

Eio carries several types of digital projectors to choose from. The following are a list.

Home Theater Projectors

Home theater projectors are made specifically for having a theater type atmosphere in one’s personal place of residence. One can project the video onto a larger screen to get better picture quality, and for the home-theater experience. Combined with surround sound systems and comfortable chairs, a projector with a proper video resolution will make the movie or TV watching experience feel like you are in a movie theater.

Sima XL-PRO Inflatable Indoor/Outdoor Home Theater Kit

Create a drive-in experience at home, host a gaming tournament, or watch the big game! Sima Product’s Inflatable Indoor/ Outdoor Home Theater kit, the XL-PRO, now includes a projector to make viewing television, gaming systems, computers/laptops, cable boxes or DVD/BluRay movies even easier. It takes as little as 5 minutes to inflate and has a huge 16:9 HD format screen. Includes air pump to inflate and deflate, two 5W speakers, projector, carrying case, and all required audio cables.

  • 72″ Inflatable Screen
  • 1 Pair 5W Amplified Speakers
  • LCD Projector with LED Technology
  • Projector Remote Control
  • 2 x Sets of Pontoons for Added Height
  • 120V Inflation/ Deflation Pump
  • Volume Control
  • 3.5mm Audio Cables
  • Screen Repair Kit
  • Nylon Carrying Case

Acer H5360 720P 1280×720 2500 ANSI Lumens NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready Home Theater DLP Projector

Portable Projectors

Portable projectors follow the same concepts as their normal counterparts. They are simply made to be portable, and moved from place to place. They are often made smaller, more compact, with less cords and adapters in the back. They also often come with a carrying case for projection.

ViewSonic DVP5 Pocket Camcorder Projector 640×480 15 Lumens

Features:

  • Pico Pocket DV Projector with 5-Mega pixel camera
  • LCoS optical technology, 640×480, 15 lumens
  • RGB LED technology for true color and high contrast ratio
  • HD 720p 30 frames per second, 5M fix lens, 2.5m focus range and 4X digital zoom
  • Project content from Micro SD card (up to 32GB)
  • Project image and video up to 165 cm (65″)
  • Record image or video and project instantly
  • Project content from external media players, mobile phones, camcorders, notebook via AV jack
  • Rechargeable battery records up to 2 hrs
  • LED technology for a long product life up to 20,000 hours

Optoma PK201 854 x 480 DLP Pocket Projector 20 ANSI lumens 2000:1

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DVD vs. Blu-Ray Discs

eiodotcom —  May 3, 2012 — 3 Comments

The American people have spoken about their video format preferences: Blu-ray discs and online streaming sales are on the rise while DVDs steadily nosedive. While this census is clear, a basic review of the pros and cons of each will be helpful as you decide which to ditch and which to switch to. Today, Eio focuses on blu-ray vs. DVDs.

Weighing the Scales: Pros and Cons

The advantages of blu-ray discs over DVDs seem overwhelming. Due to their increased storage capacities, blu-ray discs can hold more special features and graphics, and have enhanced image and audio quality than their DVD-predecessors. The big names in film and media (Disney, Warner Bros, Fox) have also released a cacophony of movie and TV titles on their production arsenal, so these discs are found in most electronic/video stores.

Of course, these added bonuses comes with the downside of higher prices and being forced to buy the accompanying parts to bring out blu-ray’s potential. For instance, one must buy both blu-ray player and high-definition TV because blu-ray’s enhanced image quality will not shine on older TVs. You also have to buy the correct cables (and sometimes adapters) to make the blu-ray fit your TV. On top of that is the higher price of blu-ray discs, some up to $30 a piece while DVDs average $15.

Also, while blu-ray sales steadily increased in 2011-2012, some media analysts hypothesize that the blu-ray won’t gain full swing into the US household (or heart) for another few years. A large majority of consumers are still satisfied with DVDs and don’t want to face blu-ray technology’s added expenses. Blu-ray.com even estimates that the two video formats will coexist until HD-TV’s become more widespread.

While Eio highly recommends upgrading to blu-ray technology, PC World addressed the next question to be answered before fully committing to Blu-ray technology:

With the rise in online streaming (and the subsequent possibility of blu-ray’s demise), how long will Blu-ray’s shelf life be and is it worth the commitment?

Catch us tomorrow for the answer: Blu-rays vs. Online Streaming!

Whether you’re an old school DVD buff or an up-to-date blu-ray watcher, you can find both at our Eio store. You can also find blu-ray drives and burners for your computer.

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