At Experience Audio Video, one question we hear every now and again from our commercial customers is about how to handle video capabilities in conference rooms. Are projectors and screens the right choice, or would businesses be better served using large TVs? It’s a great question, and the answer isn’t the same for every organization. Let’s look at the pros and cons of both options.
Projectors and Screens: Pros and Cons
The digital projector has been a conference room staple for a few decades now. It’s ubiquitous, and for good reason. You can get a pretty large projection in a relatively small space, and when properly configured a projector will mimic the experience of looking at a computer screen for a larger group. Excel files, for example, tend to display in a size that makes sense.
Projectors aren’t without their downsides. They tend to be a little bit dull/dim, and some models are hard to adjust when they go out of focus. Typically, their onboard audio capability—if it exists—is terrible. They also tend to be fairly pricey.
Large HDTVs: Pros and Cons
The price of large televisions has dropped drastically in the last decade, even as their quality has increased just as drastically. A good large TV will have a sharper display and a higher brightness than the average digital projector. If crisp visuals are a priority, a TV or two might be the better choice. They often tend to be much cheaper than projector/screen combos.
The downside is that they aren’t exactly intended to be used as business displays. Play a video or PowerPoint, and they’ll do great. But if you’re displaying a spreadsheet? Your attendees may have real difficulty reading. They also tend to be mounted in more accessible locations, increasing the risk of damage.
Get an Expert Opinion
So what’s the right choice for your business’s conference room? Well, it depends. The team at Experience Audio Video can help you decide, and we’re happy to do so. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.
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Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a Free Consultation.