Projector recommendations?

We at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences are looking at doing some outdoor TagTool stuff, and I’m looking for a projector recommendation. I believe the projectors I saw used in North Carolina last year were Epson Pro models of some kind, but I’m not sure. Can the amazing OMAI crew recommend a good projector for outdoor use? Thanks very much!

Hi Eric!

You’re right, we like using Epson 3LCD projectors - they have good colors and they don’t flicker when you record the projection with a camera (which often happens with consumer-grad DLP projectors).

For outdoor use I would recommend a model with at least 5000 lumens, and ideally fullHD resolution. For the OMAi Mapping Stories Sessions in Raleigh we used a bunch of these: https://epson.com/For-Work/Projectors/Meeting-Room/PowerLite-2265U-Wireless-Full-HD-WUXGA-3LCD-Projector/p/V11H814020

If you don’t mind a slightly less sharp image, you could get a lower-resolution model for less.

Let us know if you need any more help!

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Hello there, that’s really handy information. We’re a very low budget community project, so when it comes to nice projectors, the most we could hope for is to have a lower grad one inhouse for practicing and to hire a nice one on the night/nights.

Any recommendations for one 300-400 euros tops, so we can practice and develop ideas and hopefully use for smaller more guerilla actions in-between the bigger nights when we hire a nice one?

Thanks :slight_smile:
Rachel

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Hi Rachel,

Even if you are on low budget, I would not take the lowest resolution (XGA, SVGA) but at least HD-ready (WXGA). And it should have at least 3k Ansi Lumen, so you are able to do smaller guerilla actions. There is one compact Epson within your range (390€):

https://www.amazon.de/Epson-EB-W05-3LCD-Projektor-Pixel-15-000/dp/B074ZCWNBB/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1550218242&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=Epson+EB-W05&psc=1

A bit cheaper solution (330€) with quite the same specs would be e.g. an Acer. That’s for sure a good device as well, but a bit less compact (and ev. generally slightly less quality in the picture quality). Also, as Maki mentioned, the DLP could be a problem for recording the projection with a camera.

https://www.amazon.de/Acer-H5382BD-Projektor-Kontrast-20-000/dp/B01IBR1UGG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1550218428&sr=8-1&keywords=Acer+X137WH

Hope that helps,
Josef

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Thanks that’s just the ticket. Haven’t been around much as still waiting for the funds for the project. Will let you know how it goes. :slight_smile:

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