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How To Clean A Projector

Tired of looking at dark, blurry images on the screen? A projector is a great way to display presentations and can be very effective unless you have a dirty piece of equipment. While some cleaning steps are simple, others require a bit more attention.

  1. The first thing you’ll need to do is remove w the air filter assembly from the projector housing. If you are unsure how to do this, be sure to read the manual.
  2. Use a vacuum to suck out any dirt or debris that may be causing the image to look dirty or blurry. If you can’t get all of the dust, you can use warm soapy water to rinse it.
  3. Replace the air filter and put the housing back in place.
  4. Using a lens brush or a dry lint-free cloth, wipe the outer surface of the lens or lens cover. Be very gentle because if you rub too hard you can scratch the glass.

Need to rent a projector or projection screen for your next event? We can provide innovative solutions to help reach any size audience and set you apart from the competition. Call CitiView Audio Visual today at 212-632-5196.

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How To Choose A Projection Screen

Size. Aspect ratio. Material. There’s a lot more to a projection screen than you may have thought and they can be the most vital part of a visual presentation. With so many options to choose from it can make your decision seem nearly impossible, but if you stick to these basic guidelines you’ll be able to put on a crystal clear display for your audience.

Consider The Size

Before you go ahead and rent a projection screen for your event, you need to consider the size of the room it’s going to be in and how many people will be focusing their eyes on the screen. Projectors create a limited amount of light and as you increase the image size, you decrease the overall brightness. At CitiView, we are stocked with projection screens ranging from 5ft. to 20ft. wide so we can accommodate just about any size room.

Width of the Screen vs. Height

Another important piece of the puzzle is the aspect ratio, or the proportions between the width of the screen and its height. Most projectors come equipped with a 16×9 display meaning a 16-foot-wide screen should be 9 feet tall. However, your screen doesn’t have to be 16×9 just because the projector is. There are plenty of ways you can adjust the projector to fill the screen.

Material

All projection screens are made from the same material, right? Wrong. Most basic screens are made from a smooth, vinyl material but there are also perforated and woven screens available. It’s a good idea to speak with the venue to find out what kind of lighting is used in the room because this will affect how the images show up on the screen’s material.

Need to rent a projection screen for your next event? The experts at CitiView Audio Visual have exactly what you need to make your event stand out! Give us a call today at 212-632-5196 for more information.

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Common Projector Problems

You’ve spent endless hours practicing your speech. You put together a dynamite visual presentation, and you’re ready to “wow” your audience. It’s time to set up the projector and get everything ready for the event, when all of a sudden you experience problems with the machine. What do you do?

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Nowadays, projectors are a staple in most business meetings and presentations because of their ability to accompany a speech with visual aids. While they can really enhance your event, there are a few problems you may face when operating an LCD projector. But don’t worry, it’s usually a quick fix!

Purple Dots

If you turn the machine on only to notice pink or purple dots on the screen, it means there are dust particles in the green panel. Dust particles can affect the quality of the images you are displaying, so you should clean the projector regularly to eliminate this problem.

Poor Image Quality

Are your images blurry or distorted? This can be a result of an unaligned computer resolution. Most new projectors come with an automatic alignment feature but if yours doesn’t have one, all you need to do is adjust the computer’s resolution until the images improve.

Remote Control Isn’t Working

If your remote doesn’t seem to be working, check the batteries first. If it still doesn’t work after replacing the batteries, move a bit closer to the machine. Most remote controls have a recommended distance range and you may be too far away.

Need a projector for your next event? Whether you need the actual machine, or would simply like to rent projection screens, CitiView Audio Visual has you covered! Give us a call today at 212-632-5196.

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Audio Visual Solutions That Work!

Hosting a spring wedding, business meeting or other special event this year? Ever think about the impression a professional presentation makes on your guests? With audio visual solutions from CitiView, your event can create a memory that lasts a lifetime. Find out about all of our services below:

Audio

Be heard! Have you ever been to an event where the sound quality was inferior? It makes it very difficult to pay attention, right? Well, with years of training and experience under their belts, our highly skilled technical sound engineers know exactly what it takes to make your event sound spectacular.

In addition to our sound enhancements, we also offer recording solutions so you can use content from your event for the future. Have a podcast? Making a promotional video? With recorded content from your event, you can really captivate your audience!

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Have you flipped to a channel that wasn’t broadcasted in HD recently? It was hard to watch, right? The same goes for your presentations. With our High Lumen HD Projection technology, you’ll be far ahead of the curve since we can provide you with solutions that make an impact on any size audience.

Looking to share a video with your crowd? We also offer LED Displays that are crystal clear and energy efficient. A true Go-Green solution to help make your meeting or event pop!

Streaming

With rapid advancements in technology, streaming seems to be the way of the future! You can now watch live sporting events, television and other productions in real-time and our video streaming equipment allows your to captivate your audience whether they’re down the street or across the sea!

So what are you waiting for? Give the experts at CitiView Audio Visual a call today at 212-632-5196 to find out what we can do to make your next event the best one yet! Also, remember to connect with us on Facebook for all of your event production needs!