There are many specifications and characteristics to take into account when buying for example a brand new or used Sharp Projector. We will learn about two important yet easy parameters in this post; they are projector panel type (LCD or DLP) and brightness. By learning about these two things, you will be better equipped to choose the best projector for your purposes.


Projector Brightness

One of the most fundamental projector qualities is it’s brightness. Your screening environment will often dictate what you choose and how many lumens (the measure of brightness) you need. Also, if you’re going to use this for your workplace as a portable presentation device you have to take into account its adjustability. Generally, brighter projectors that can put out a higher amount of lumens tend to be more expensive. These are some loose guidelines about ANSI lumens and the recommended levels for differing projector uses.


• 3000 plus ANSI lumens and  more. Great for outdoor occasions, big theaters or huge screenings, also projecting with the room lights on.

• 1800 – 3000 ANSI lumens. Perfect for classroom presentations and big lectures, high end home theater and TV viewing, DVDs and more.

• 1000 to 1800 ANSI lumens, good for basic entertainment purposes, portable business presentations, static graphics and inexpensive game use.



LCD and DLP are currently the dominant projector panel technologies. LCD is the most popular of the two currently. LCD Hitachi Projector panel technology may cost slightly less than DLP panels. LCD projectors also seem to do a very good job of producing deep and rich colors with greater levels of brightness. Looking at the actual specs with the strengths and weaknesses of the LCD panel when choosing a projector can prove very useful.

DLP technology projectors seem to be in a similar or slightly higher price range, but they are typically able to produce images with higher contrast ratios and deeper, darker black levels than LCD projectors. Home theater buffs also seem to gravitate to DLP projectors for their greater contrast and general ability to project warm, film like images. DLP lamps are believed by some to last longer than LCD lamps. You can view actual DLP projector specs like that of the DLP Dell Projectors to see the current state of this technology now.