Wireless Projectors FAQ

Wireless projectors allow you to display the data and video on your computer, tablet or receiver without running a single wire. (Well, you do have to plug the projector in.) Now you can project documents, presentation and video in real time from a source as far as 100 feet away.

How these projectors receive the information varies. Some wireless projectors include a built-in wireless card. Others require an optional accessory, like a USB dongle. Some projectors use an app installed in your smartphone or tablet to display presentations and documents stored on your mobile device. Others work with your existing Wi-Fi network.

Wireless Projectors FAQ

This is still a new technology and there are no existing protocols. Every wireless projector is different. Your best bet is to call us at 1-888-248-0675 with specific questions about your setup and presenting needs.

That said, here are some of the most common questions we’re asked by customers.

  • Are There Wireless Projectors for Home Theater?

    You bet! Check out the Epson HC5020 UBE and the BenQ W1500.

  • Can I Add Wireless Capabilities to my Current Non-Wireless Projector?

    Yes, but you will need a wireless adaptor. These range in price from $50 to $1,200. The less expensive ones generally work by tapping into existing networks (like Wi-fi). You will usually have to download software to your laptop to use these.

    The more expensive IOGear devices include two boxes that allow you to stream HD video wirelessly between your projector and receiver. They do not include any software.

    Again, call us so we can help you find the perfect wireless accessory for your projector brand and presenting setup.

  • Wait, You Said There Are Wireless Projector Apps?

    Cool, right? Search the Android Market or Apple’s App Store for wireless apps from the following manufacturers: Panasonic, NEC, Hitachi, Viewsonic, BenQ, Christie and Epson.

  • See the Panasonic app in action.

     
  • I Want A Wireless Projector Now!

    That’s not technically a question, but we appreciate your enthusiasm! Check out our complete selection of wireless projectors »

Have 4K Questions? We Have Answers!

Featuring a whopping 4096 x 2160 resolution, 4K projectors have more than double the pixels of the most popular HD projectors on the market today. 

We are confident that 4K will revolutionize home theater. But it’s not yet an affordable technology for most movie lovers.

That doesn’t mean our projector experts haven’t been hard at work studying, and drooling over, this up-and-coming resolution.

We’ve compiled some of our most frequently asked questions in our new 4K technology guide »

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Short Throw Projectors: Get Big Images in Small Spaces

Worried your home theater, conference room or classroom is too small to accommodate a projector? Think again.

Say hello to our newest line of short throw and ultra short throw projectors »

These projectors have very short throw ratios, the distance from projector to screen compared to the screen size. This allows you to place them a mere one to three feet from the screen. Now you can create big pictures in tight spaces.

Bonus: Because they can be placed so close to the screen, short and ultra short throw projectors also reduce the chance shadows will obstruct the image or light will shine in the presenter’s face.

Need a visual? Here’s a chart that breaks down the throw ratios of “normal” projectors compared to short throw projectors:

Projector Type Throw Ratio Distance From Screen Projected Diagonal Image
Regular Projector 1.5:1 7.5 feet 5 feet
Short Throw Projector 0.6:1 3 feet 5 feet
Ultra Short Throw Projector 0.37:1 1.4 feet 5 feet

Short and ultra short throw projectors are commonly used in:

  • Small conference rooms
  • Classrooms
  • Trade show booths
  • Small home theaters

QuickTip: Projectors with quieter fans are desirable when using a projector in a smaller space.

Short throw projectors create a larger image in a small space

Short throw and ultra short throw projectors are popular in classrooms and education settings. But they can also be used in businesses, sports bars and home theaters.

Check out our new short throw and ultra short throw projector technology guide to learn more. And if you have any questions, give us a call at 1-888-248-0675.

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These projectors are backed by the full manufacturer warranty, and they have limited hours on the lamps. But because they are used, we can’t sell them at full price.

Curious what the difference is between a remanufactured and demo projector? Pull up a chair and we’ll explain.

  • B-stock and demo projectors. These vary by manufacturer. They were likely used in training sessions at the brand’s headquarters. Because they have a few hours on the lamp they can not be sold as new.
  • Refurbished projectors. These projectors were used and rebuilt. They may have a scratch or two, but again, they’re backed by a full warranty.
  • Remanufactured projectors. These projectors were rebuilt by the manufacturer with original parts.
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