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How to Choose the Best Projector for Video Games

How to Choose the Best Projector for Video Games

In the gaming industry, there are different ways of rendering the graphics. You may want to use a monitor in your gaming business or you go for a projector. Both options have their own advantages as well as disadvantages. However, you will realize that the projector option is going to outweigh the monitor. For instance, a gaming projector works best if you want your users to have a better image view in a size larger than the monitors you can get in the market.

In some other scenarios, a projection works seamlessly in that you do not have to include too many wired connectivity cables. There are other reasons why you might want to employ the power of a gaming projector as opposed to a gaming monitor. Some of the reasons may be up to a personal level.

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All in all, you will want to know how you can get the right projector for your business so that you can easily select your preferred gaming projector the next time you go shopping for one.

What You Should Look Out for when Buying a Gaming Projector:

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1. Color and White Brightness

The brightness of a projector is measured in lumens. The greater the brightness, the better the view.

When you want your computer gaming users to experience the best out of the games, you need to get a good projector that helps them to see the image clearly even when the conditions are not the best.

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2. The Contrast Ratio

When you are playing computer games on your projector, you need to identify the distinct objects in the game. Most of them can be identified by the color texture. For a better experience, you need to have a gaming projector that can easily do the task.

To measure this attribute, you take the ratio between the brightest white against the darkest black display color of the projector. The value you get gives you the contrast ratio.

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This translates that for the best exposure, you need to get a projector with a high contrast ratio to easily differentiate the colors.

3. Projector Resolution

When you want to display high-quality graphics, text, or HD video, you need a projector with a high resolution. The resolution is actually the number of dots that align on the display. This value is usually given in a combination of the width by the height of the display.

For instance, a 1260×728 tells you that there are 1260 dots horizontally and 728 in the vertical display. The resolution determines the quality of the image the gaming projector renders. It also determines the aspect ratio of the video display you will enjoy. On the top of the projector box, you will find a universal barcode from which you can track the product value, construction date, and other important material data.

Apart from the display features, you might also be interested in finding out how you can get the right projector for your business in terms of technology and design. In most cases, these features rely on the way you have arranged your room among other environmental aspects. Here are a few things you might want to know:

  • The Display Technology: There are two types. They include a 1-chip DLP display and a 3-chip LCD display.
  • Connectivity: You may want to buy a wired projector or a wireless one for your gaming business. It all depends on your preferences. The wired connectivity can further be subcategorized depending on the connectivity port type. You can determine what will work for you with the computers you are going to use for the projection.
  • The Throw distance: This is a design feature that determines the distance between your projector and the wall for the best image display according to your desired size. For this, you need to consider your room size and setting.

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Last Updated on February 15, 2019

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

Joe’s Goals

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    Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

    Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

    Daytum

      Daytum

      is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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      Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

      Excel or Numbers

        If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

        What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

        Evernote

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          I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

          Evernote is free with a premium version available.

          Access or Bento

            If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

            Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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            You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

            Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

            All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

            Conclusion

            I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

            What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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