A easy to set up and use projector comes in handy when you have a home theater and need to do PowerPoint presentations for work or school. One like the Infocus IN112 SVGA DLP projector works well for this. It is easy to set up when and where you need it so it is quite portable.
At home, connect it to your home theater components for watching movies on DVD or BlueRay for a theater-like experience. Add your own popcorn and favorite beverage and you might think you are in a theater rather than your living room or family room. Even if you just want to watch your favorite TV shows, you still get the feel of being in a theater. If you have a screen, great but if you don’t, all you need is a blank wall in a light color. You can also attach a light colored sheet to the wall. Just be sure it isn’t one with a print of any kind on it.
Take it from there and connect it to a PC or laptop to run a PowerPoint presentation at work or school that will make a great impression. Show your presentation on a screen or whiteboard if either is available. Again, a blank, light colored wall also works well. The size of the projected image can be adjusted to the size needed for best visibility for the room and number of people present.
During the summer, you can make family movie night or neighborhood bbq extra special by setting up a screen, whether a commercially produced screen or one made from a sheet, and show movies outside under the stars. If you house has smooth exterior walls, similar to adobe, and a large enough blank area, you can use a wall as a screen. Adjust the size of the projected image for the best visibility and it is almost like being at a drive-in theater but without the cars. Instead, you have lawn and patio chairs. Choice of food and drink is yours so you can make it as much like a theater as you want or let everyone make smores using the embers in the bbq grill after grilling hamburgers and hotdogs.
With the price on projectors like this coming down, it is feasible to have one just for using as a PowerPoint projector for work and school if you do a lot of PowerPoint presentations and one to keep at home. It isn’t hard to find a model that is priced low enough to buy two for about five hundred dollars. It was just a few years ago that you couldn’t get even one for that. But the number of uses they can be put to has increased the demand so now, you can have the fun they can make possible and the tool that makes work and school presentations look so much better than plain whiteboard presentations.
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