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Flat Panel vs Projector

Thursday, 09 February 2017

Flat panels are the best—they provide such rich, bright images.
Projectors are the best—with large screens you can see everything.

Wait, which one is it? The answer is both.

One may be better than the other, depending on your needs.

Our job, as your AV specialist is to help you choose when to use a flat panel or when a projector would be better. We listen to your needs and create the most effective integrated AV solution specific to your needs.

When it comes to the decision of flat-panel or projector, there are many factors to consider—more than you’d imagine.

In the Classroom 

Deciding on the right classroom display depends on the size of the classroom and the number of students. In a small classroom, a flat screen may work well, but a projector is usually the display of choice for several reasons. Even though flat screens are now larger than ever, up to 152 inches, large flat screens are usually cost-prohibitive for schools. In a large classroom setting or an auditorium, a projector is necessary to ensure the screen can easily be seen and read by students sitting in the back of the room.

One of the most significant factors when schools are deciding between a projector or a flat screen is cost. Most schools have limited budgets. Their main objective is to get as many classrooms outfitted with technology for as many students as possible.

Projectors are less expensive than flat screens and provide larger images. For the money, more classes can be equipped with projectors than flat screens.

In the Office 

Again, the first thing corporate clients should consider is the size of the space and what will show on the screen. A typical corporate integration project includes outfitting the conference room or boardroom.

A lot of the rooms we install in are on average, 4 metres wide and 6 metres long. In rooms like this, a large flat screen may work well and allow all participants to see the screen.

Flat panels are normally used here for video conferencing, or if large enough, for presentations as well. The flat screen offers a clear, vivid picture that is perfect for both applications. These screens are also aesthetically pleasing, as wiring can be completely hidden.

While the flat panel is great for video purposes, when it comes to text, detailed drawings, spreadsheets or presentations, the projector may be the best choice. The larger screen allows everyone in the room to easily see important text and data.

Some customers want both a flat panel and a projector. This allows them to have the best possible screen for video conferencing and the best screen for text based presentations. A large projection screen can be hidden in the ceiling and easily drop down in front of the flat screen when needed.

Whilst it is generally accepted that flat panels have an advantage in high ambient light conditions, the correct choice of projector and screen will improve image quality.

When faced with a display decision, it’s important to fully evaluate your requirements before deciding.Understanding what you want to achieve, the type of material being displayed, and your budget that you have to work with, will allow us to offer the best solution.

Get in touch…

All you need to do to get the ball rolling is call us or drop in to our showroom at 30 Portsmouth Drive, Dunedin.

0800 508 538 / (03) 477 2898

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