LCD is a technology that is used to present a digital image for viewing, for instance, on a laptop or via a projector. LCD is the acronym for Liquid Crystal Display. Most projectors use LCD technology. They can easily incorporate text, graphics and video. These types of projectors are also known as PowerPoint projectors since they are mostly used for presenting PowerPoint slides by corporate houses and business houses for business and sales presentations.
LCD projectors are versatile, reliable and portable. They can be easily connected to video, PC and laptops; they are compatible to most systems. They can project images on any surface with equal brightness. They can present data, graphics and video. These projectors weigh less; they are easily transportable. They have long-life bulbs. They have built-in speakers.
LCD projectors are characterized by resolution, luminescence, dimension, weight and contrast. Resolution is defined as the number of horizontal picture dots times the number of vertical picture dots. Most projectors are usually XGA or SXGA i.e. 1024 X 768 pixels or 1280 X 1024 pixels. LCD projectors have a brightness or Lumens of 1000-5000 lumens. They vary in size from small to bigger sizes and they weigh two pounds to 100 pounds. The contrast ratio determines the handling of the subtler colors.
The major suppliers of LCD projectors are Toshiba, Sanyo, Hitachi, Canon and Plus. These manufacturers cater to all the segments with prices ranging from $1,000 to $15,000.
The rates of LCD projectors depend upon the type of projector and usually the daily rates vary from $100 to $300. The rates for multiple days are given with discounts.
LCD projectors are mostly used for conferences, staging events and business presentations. Their high resolution, ability to handle colors, and quick start up make them a powerful piece of multimedia equipment to convey the message across a large audience.