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Conference Room Projector vs. TV: What Wins?


When you are looking for a display system for your conference room, you will want to make sure that it is the best one for your space. This will depend on a few different factors.

If you are weighing the difference between getting a projector or a TV, know that one is not necessarily better than the other. The deciding factor between these two different display methods should be decided on which is better for the space of your conference room.

Similarities Between Projectors and TVs

Both projectors and TVs are systems that you can use to display an image. They are both great for giving presentations, and showing visuals during a meeting in a conference room.

Plus, you could connect both of them to a computer for easy access to presentation materials.

They can also both either be mounted on walls or kept on stands so that they could easily be moved to different spots in the room.

Difference Between Projectors and TVs

projector vs TV

One of the most significant differences between projectors and TVs is the amount of space that they take up.

Projectors are much smaller, and you can create a larger image from a projector. A TV would take up more space in the room, and the image is only as big as the TV that you buy.

A projector also needs to have a clear line of sight between the machine and the wall or screen that it is projecting the image on. This can be difficult if you have a space that would have a lot of obstructions, such as people’s heads or furniture in the room.

Projectors can also be mounted on a ceiling, which makes it easier to get around things that could block the light.

A TV displays its own image, so you wouldn’t need to worry as much about how the placement affects the image.

Expense and Maintenance

a man fixing projector

Projectors tend to need more maintenance than a TV, so you would have to keep an eye on a projector or it may not work when you are counting on it during a meeting.

They need to be cleaned of dust, and periodically have their lamps replaced, whereas TVs are more self sufficient.

However, a projector is less expensive than a TV, and will produce a larger image. If you are on a budget, it is probably better to go with a projector, especially if you need to fill a large space in the room.

Wall Space

conference room with a TV screen on a wall

Some rooms might not be able to support the amount of space that a projector would need for the visual. For example, a room might not have a lot of empty wall space, or enough continuous empty wall space to display a projector’s image.

A TV might be better for this kind of room. TVs can be displayed in room corners and at angles, which is difficult or even impossible for a projector to do.

You might even be able to get a TV on a cart, so that you are able to change its location easily, and remove it from the room if you need to.

Room Size

conference room with a mounted projector on ceiling

A projector will probably take up less space than a TV would. Projectors are versatile in that they can be hung from a ceiling, or placed on top of a table and moved into a cabinet when not in use.

This makes it easy for small room spaces, so you can store the projector when you don’t need it. Projectors are also small, so if you needed to leave it out, it would not be as intrusive as a TV would be.

If there is not a lot of wall space in a room, you could still invest in a projector screen, which can be rolled up when you are not using it so that it does not take up any space in the room.

If you have a very large room, a projector would be a better investment. For less money, you would be able to project a large image that could be seen throughout the room.

If you have a TV in a small room, you would need to get a much bigger one, which would be very expensive. TVs are much better for smaller rooms, so you do not need to spend too much money on getting a large screen.

Room Lighting

a TV screen in a bright conference room

If your conference room has a lot of windows, or has mostly bright lighting, it will be harder to see a projector’s image. A TV screen would be more reliable in image clarity, and you wouldn’t have to shut blinds or turn off lights to be able to see the display.

While a projector can be very bright, and many projectors are visible even when room lights are on, it would still be difficult to display a projector image in a room that has a lot of lighting.

If a room does not have a lot of windows and natural light, a projector’s image would show up very clearly. You would not need to worry about blocking out natural light, and if you still needed the room to be darker, you could dim the room lights.

You should make sure that the quality of a projector is good enough so that you do not have to make a room too dark. A room that is too dark might not be the best atmosphere for a work meeting.

Which Is Better?

Ultimately, you are the one who needs to decide which is better, a projector or a TV. Every space differs, and there is no one clear answer.

Consider the room that the projector or TV will be in, and what you need to use it for.

However, both of these display methods will work fine in just about any room. There are many different ways that you can adapt a room to fit either a projector or a TV, so it’s hard to go wrong with either of these choices.


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