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Conference Room Projector

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    JoshRoss

    i'm shopping around for a ceiling mounted conference room projector, and I was going to get a 4x3 because almost all PowerPoint presentations are 4x3 and I didn't want black bars on the side. 

    But, most desktops are now 16x9 or 16x10. So, if I were to be primarily using the room for computer training, maybe I should go with a 1080P projector.

    Any thoughts?

    -Josh

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    CKurt

    I suppose you mean most laptops are 16x9 so connecting them to a 16x9 projector would have advantages.

    If you will be using the room mostly yourself (or people within the company) I would say make a Powerpoint template for the company in the 16x9 size to be used by everbody. 16x9 does look more 'elite' in my point of view.

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    W3bbo

    , JoshRoss wrote

    i'm shopping around for a ceiling mounted conference room projector, and I was going to get a 4x3 because almost all PowerPoint presentations are 4x3 and I didn't want black bars on the side. 

    But, most desktops are now 16x9 or 16x10. So, if I were to be primarily using the room for computer training, maybe I should go with a 1080P projector.

    Any thoughts?

    -Josh

    Get a 16:10 projector with a good minimum vertical resolution. Most laptops and desktops today are 16:10, the 16:9 models are in the minority but they are growing in number, especially in the low-end markets where cheaper monitors simply reuse panels from 16:9 TVs.

    The "best" projector to get would have a resolution of 1920x1200 as it would be able to display 1920x1080 natively as well as accomodate 4:3 resolutions up to 1600x1200 natively. The catch is that 1920x1200 projectors are amongst the most expensive, regularly topping over $5000.

    Watch out for 16:9 projectors anyway, they tend to be of the low-end home theatre variety, so they're cheaper, but also less bright (because of the assumption they would be used in a darkened environment).

    I wonder if PowerPoint 2012 will introduce widescreen slides?

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