Video Projectors (Where to Buy, Saving Money, Advice)
From my experience Sony, Panasonic, Sanyo and Eiki represent the best value in video projectors. I recommend that you see the video projector before buying it. If you buy an inexpensive video projector, you might be disappointed in the quality of the picture. Please remember that if the place where you use it is not real dark, you need more brightness or ansi lumens to get a good picture. If you are in dark conditions, you should get at least 500 or 600 ansi lumens. If you are trying to use the video projectors in a light area, you need at least 1000 ansi lumens.
I recommend talking to or corresponding with Jim Kovalik at Evangelical Purchasing Service for good advice. However, he just sells the Eiki brand. If you want to talk to a company that sells a lot of different brands, please contact Fowler Productions. They also sell some software for $349 to display songs, sermon notes, and do presentations similar to Microsoft Powerpoint presentations.
Jim specializes in video projectors and it's sound system. He sells mainly Eiki video projectors. You will probably save a few hundred dollars by buying from him as opposed to someone else. He sells NTSC and PAL video projectors. He also specializes in overhead projectors and projection screens. He sells a lot of transformers. He also finds/sells Eiki 16mm projectors, which are 220 volt 50 hertz. He also finds special prices for missionaries for many different things including stuff for churches.
Fowler Productions specializes in video and data projectors. It is owned by Christians. They sell Eiki, Sanyo, nView, 3M, and Panasonic. Sanyo and Eiki are basically the same projector, and are probably the best value. They sell NTSC and PAL video projectors. They usually give good, experienced advice. Sometimes Fowler Productions has closeouts.
Free Video Projection Planning Guide: http://www.fowlerinc.com/buyersguide/
Worship Projection Software:
Complete turnkey projection solutions:
Galcom is a service to missionaries and unreached peoples. They specialize in fix tuned radios and low power radio stations. Allan also helps with advising missionaries on video projectors and other equipment for outreach. They also sell video projectors. They sell NTSC and PAL video projectors. Allan is interested in developing new technology to help reach the unreached.
4840 Lincoln Rd
Blaine WA 98230
USAToll Free Phone: 1-800-333-7279
(US and Canada) Phone: (604) 522-7955
Fax: (604) 522-7799
1840 Brunette Ave
Mini-$500 portable video projectors
Below is from Jim at Evangelical purchasing service.
The lowest priced new projector is EIKI LC-180AR for $ 1695 with 200 lumens. The next step up is 500 lumens, LC-360 for $ 2395. And they go up in price and lumens from there. I don't deal in used projectors and that's always risky as well.