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The Benefits of Purchasing Refurbished Projectors

When purchasing a new projector, manufacturers and retailers will offer many buying options like New, Refurbished, or Used. There are differences between Refurbished and Used, which we will focus on today to understand the benefits of purchasing a Refurbished projector. 

Here are some pros of buying a Refurbished Projector.

  1. Cost Saving: Generally Refurbished Projectors are cheaper than New
  2. Certified Testing: All refurbished projectors undergo certified testing which is carried out by the manufacturer. The faulty parts in the electronics are repaired and then tested again for checking their performance before they are diffused in the market for resale.
  3. Eco-Friendly: Buying refurbished electronics instead of dumping in landfills can bring a second life to the electronic devices. This can leave a positive impact on the environment and save it from getting polluted through the harmful penetration of the hazardous elements into the atmosphere
  4. Availability of Older Model: If you preferred a certain model and the company no longer sells that model, Refurbished will be the only option to buy these older models.
  5. High Chance of Like-New Conditions: There are a lot of times when a projector is returned due to a customer changing their mind. This will allow for a “Like-New” condition projector that is almost like new but significantly cheaper. 

On top of the pros of buying a Refurbished Projector, you also have to be aware of the cons as well.

  1. Shorter Warranty: Some manufacturers will offer none or shorter term warranty for the refurbished projectors instead of the 1 year manufacturer warranty. Although companies like AAXA Technologies still offer 1 year manufacturer warranty on their refurbished products.
  2. Unknown life span: It is almost impossible to know the life span or used time on refurbished projectors.

Top 5 Essential Accessories For Your Home Projection Experience

Top 5 Essential Accessories For Your Home Projection Experience

Projectors have become an important part of modern homes and offices. Newer models of projectors have extensive range, with more connection settings and ports that enhance the user experience with different options to play and connect your devices. With the increase in projector’s capability, there is also an increase in accessories available for different projectors. There are a few essential accessories that help to improve the image quality while others enhance the viewers’ experience. Some projector accessories include tripods, carrying case, adapters, HDMI cables, etc…

  • Projector Screen: The most important accessory to have with your projector is a good projector screen since it allows for a steady, clear image. The size and quality of the screen depends on the type of projector that you have. Most modern projectors can handle projection up to about 200 inches. It is also important to know how far to position your projector screen based on the projector’s throw ratio.  For rooms that have high ambient light, a light-rejecting projector screen is a must unless you can shut out the light completely.
  • External Speakers: Even though projectors have improved over the years, some still don’t come with built in speakers or come with very low quality speakers. Having one speaker will be enough to improve the sound quality, enough to enhance the quality of your viewing experience. 
  • Streaming Devices: Many projectors have video input through HDMI, which allows for the use of streaming devices such as Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, and Chromecast. These devices provide more options to watch your favorite shows and movies without the need to stream videos from your laptop or phone directly to the projector. 
  • Display Adapters: If the connector on your computer or smartphone is different from those on the projector, then you will need to include an adapter in your projector accessories list. The most popular display connectors are Apple Lightning to Digital AV Adapter, USB-C to HDMI adapter, and Mini HDMI to HDMI. It is important to get the right adapter accessories as you will encounter display errors when using incorrect adapters for iPhone or Samsung smartphones.
  • Carrying case or mounting brackets: The last accessories you should have with your projectors are the mounting brackets and carrying case. If you have a portable pico projector, you can get a carrying case that allows you to carry the projector wherever you go. A mounting bracket is nice to mount the projector into a fixed position.