There are all sorts of projectors on the market. From gaming projectors for immersive play to pocket-size projectors for on-the-spot presentations. When all you need is a workhorse that projects a big bright image for big rooms, you can pass by all the others. We’ve chosen two of the best business presentation projectors with SVGA displays. Let’s look at them both to see which will be the best for you.
ViewSonic PJD5155 3300 Lumens SVGA HDMI Projector
ViewSonic’s PJD5155 projector is a powerful, no-nonsense aid for any class or presentation you need to give. While the image resolution is only SVGA, or 800×600 pixels, it covers up to 207-inches of screen size. When you’re presenting in a large room, this is the kind of projector you need.
The bright 3300 lumens lamp, SuperColor technology, and 20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio make each PowerPoint, photo, text, and video clip crisp and clear for the audience. The SuperColor tech expands the capability of a typical DLP projector so that it shows a true-to-life image in dim or well-lit environments.
Input your files in one of several ways, with HDMI, VGA, S-Video, or mini-USB from another device. The PJD5155 projector is compatible with Mac, Windows, DVD or BluRay players, Amazon FireTV, Apple TV, or Google Chromecast.
The built-in speaker is able to output a full dynamic range of sound from 20 to 20,000Khz. But you can still connect external amplification with the 3.5mm audio out jack.
More features of the ViewSonic PJD5155 projector:
- Covered by a 3-year parts and labor warranty with 1-year lamp guarantee and Express Exchange service
- In power-saving mode, the lamp is expected to last 10,000 hours
- Comes with power cord, VGA cable, remote with batteries, and instructions
- Measures 12.4 x 8.98 x 4.08 inches in size
Epson VS240 SVGA 3LCD Projector 3000 Lumens Color Brightness
At at glance, the Epson VS240 SVGA projector seems similar to the ViewSonic PJD5155. But the Epson is an LCD projector, not a DLP like the ViewSonic. Epson says this fact gives the VS240 the ability to display a wider range of colors. And with 3000 lumens and a 15,000:1 contrast ratio, you can use this projector in a well-lit environment if needed.
It accepts HDMI, S-Video, and VGA connections from a variety of devices like PCs and gaming consoles. Setup is simple since the projector is Plug ‘n Play ready for both Mac and PC. On the downside, there doesn’t appear to be a speaker or a way to connect one to this projector.
The image from the projector is displayed in a 4:3 format. It can be re-sized to 1024 x 768 or up to 1400 x 1050. The normal operating distance it requires is 19.7 feet so it’s designed for big rooms. And the built-in keystone correction keeps your display rectangular, not skewed.
One feature that sets apart the Epson from the ViewSonic is E-Zoom Plus. There is a button on the remote control that lets you zoom in on a part of the screen’s image and enlarge it. The remote also lets you pause the projector without turning it off.
And when you’re done with the presentation, you don’t need to waste time letting the projector cool down so you can pack it up and leave. It has an instant off power down sequence.
More features of the Epson VS240 SVGA projector:
- Comes with a power cord, remote, and VGA cable, but carrying case is sold separately
- Weighs 5.29 pounds, measures 11.7 x 9.2 x 3.2 inches
- Lamp life up to 10,000 hours in ECO mode, or 5,000 hours normal use
It may seem a little difficult to choose between these two SVGA projectors. These details may be what helps you make the decision:
The ViewSonic PJD5155 is a little larger in size than the Epson, but it has a built-in speaker and the capability to output audio to an external amplifier. The lumens rating and contrast ratio are also just a little higher than those of the Epson.
The Epson VS240 has the E-Zoom Plus feature that allows enlargement of a portion of the display. The instant-off feature for quick shutdown is also very handy if you’re in a hurry.