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Octs Channel 5
(503) 263-6287
351 NW 2nd Ave
Canby, OR
 
Willamette Broadband
(503) 982-4085
353 NW 2nd Ave
Canby, OR
 
Compusa
(503) 240-4900
1780 Jantzen Beach Center
Portland, OR
 
Gearhead Grip & Electric
(503) 542-3990
3357 Se 22nd Ave
Portland, OR
 
Empico Limited
(503) 242-2468
2627 Nw Nicolai St
Portland, OR
 
Gene's Home Electronics Sales
(503) 266-4455
358 Nw 1st Ave
Canby, OR
 
Pro Video Clinic
(503) 445-4458
2221 Ne Oregon St
Portland, OR
 
Circuit City
(503) 283-8009
1772 Jantzen Beach Center
Portland, OR
 
Bose Showcase Store
(503) 224-5772
340 Sw Morrison St Ste 2350
Portland, OR
 
Peter Corvallis Productions
(503) 222-1664
237 Sw Naito Pkwy
Portland, OR
 

Trade Tricks: Life with a Digital Projector

Trade Tricks: Life With A Digital Projector

Show off your photos with a three-LCD projector

TT: Life With A Digital Projector

The old slideshow was a venerable tradition at my house while I was growing up, and I suspect it was part of many PCPhoto readers' youth as well. While the slide projector is rapidly disappearing, taking its place is the digital projector, with bundled computer and slideshow software. Digital slideshows can be done faster, far easier and with more production value, meaning better looking and with superior sound and effects.

Can a digital projector provide the same experience as working with a slide projector of the past? I can't give you an answer that covers every projector on the market, but let's take a look at the Epson PowerLite 737c Multimedia Projector, which I was given to use for a few months to see how it fit into my home and photographic life.

The Epson PowerLite 737c seemed like a good choice to try out the idea of living with a projector. It sells for about $1,599, and offers 2,000 lumens, which is excellent brightness for small- to moderate-sized rooms like those in a home or small business. The projector's resolution is XGA, or 1024 x 768, definitely a good resolution for photography. I used the PowerLite 737c for a variety of shows that I projected to nearly five feet wide onto a quality projection screen.

In addition, the projector uses three LCDs for its images, which offers potentially much higher color and tonal qualities than other projectors in its class. I was very impressed with the images, and my audiences' response was consistently "Wow!"

This is real world for me. If you get close to the screen, you can tell that the resolution of the projector might not quite match a true slide projector, but on the other hand, the images have such excellent color and image brilliance when viewed from normal distances that most people prefer it to a traditional slide projector. The images look great, my audiences are satisfied, and I can do effective slideshows. That's the bottom line for me.Did I like this projector? Absolutely. It made slideshows fun and they looked outstanding. One consistent problem with digital projectors is that they're rarely optimized for photography. The Epson PowerLite 737c, however, did an excellent job of interpreting the images going from my laptop to the screen. Plus, it does a terrific job with projecting video from any video source (from cable to a DVD player). My son loved the unit for sports events, and the whole family enjoyed it for our at-home movie night

Contact: Epson, (800) GO-EPSON, www.epson.com .

Keeping Viewers Awake

Would you rather make great slideshows than those that induce sleep? Here are some tips to follow.

• Edit. Your audience doesn't want to see every photo you took on your trip! Remove bad shots, all duplicates and close duplicates, then edit down to the important and most attractive images.

• Arrange. Look fo...

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