projectors

Projectors

A Long History

Projectors

A Long History

The projector is a piece of technology that has significantly evolved over the course of roughly two millennia. From the first projected images thousands of years ago, to the cinematic releases or home movies we so enjoy today, it is an excellent medium for conveying media.

  • The first recorded image broadcasting devices would be the Han Dynasty’s “magic mirrors” of bronze and mercury.
  • Trotting horse lamps, also of Chinese origin, were basically progressive cut-outs of equestrian activities and a candle wick inside of a rotating platform. When lit, viewers would see shadows of horses and horsemen moving around the walls.
  • Refracted mirrors were once used to project still images.
  • The helioscope of the 1600s was used by astronomers to project the movement of the sun by recording the location of sunspots.
  • Also from the 1600s, the stenographic mirror was used to project images and text with the intention of long-range communication. However, this approach resulted in a loss of clarity the further out the images went.
  • One last instrument from the 1600s, known as the “magic lantern,” used mirrors and lamp light to project images.

At Kazoo Audio, we know our history and we know projectors. Our knowledgeable staff can answer any questions you may have about the projectors we stock to determine which one is ideal for your situation. A few brands we carry include:

Epson   |   Sony   |   JVC

Whether you are looking to create a dynamic home theater or simply want to project home movies on your wall, we are sure to have the projector for you.
What is a projector without a projector screen? Visitor our Projector Screens page to find the perfect companion for your projector.

The projector is a piece of technology that has significantly evolved over the course of roughly two millennia. From the first projected images thousands of years ago, to the cinematic releases or home movies we so enjoy today, it is an excellent medium for conveying media.

  • The first recorded image broadcasting devices would be the Han Dynasty’s “magic mirrors” of bronze and mercury.
  • Trotting horse lamps, also of Chinese origin, were basically progressive cut-outs of equestrian activities and a candle wick inside of a rotating platform. When lit, viewers would see shadows of horses and horsemen moving around the walls.
  • Refracted mirrors were once used to project still images.
  • The helioscope of the 1600s was used by astronomers to project the movement of the sun by recording the location of sunspots.
  • Also from the 1600s, the stenographic mirror was used to project images and text with the intention of long-range communication. However, this approach resulted in a loss of clarity the further out the images went.
  • One last instrument from the 1600s, known as the “magic lantern,” used mirrors and lamp light to project images.
At Kazoo Audio, we know our history and we know projectors. Our knowledgeable staff can answer any questions you may have about the projectors we stock to determine which one is ideal for your situation.
Whether you are looking to create a dynamic home theater or simply want to project home movies on your wall, we are sure to have the projector for you.
What is a projector without a projector screen? Visitor our Projector Screens page to find the perfect companion for your projector.

 

Not Just For Movies!

Not Just For Movies!

Despite the common perception that projectors are only used for movies, the technology has advanced far enough that they can be used to broadcast all sorts of visual media. But hey, you’re still going to love watching movies with it!

Video Gamers.

Hook up a console’s video output to a projector and enjoy localized split-screen co-op without having to potentially squint your eyes to make out things on your section of the screen.

Businesses

Great for conference rooms. Broadcast reports or establish video conferences among everyone in the room at the same time.

Families

Reminisce over slides projected at a size large enough for even the elderly to see them, or make family movie night a true cinematic experience.

Despite the common perception that projectors are only used for movies, the technology has advanced far enough that they can be used to broadcast all sorts of visual media. But hey, you’re still going to love watching movies with it!

Family movie night.

Slow down for a couple hours and spend time watching a movie with your family – and think of the money you will save on tickets and snacks.

The Big Game.

Can’t get tickets to the big game – no problem! Enjoy sports and your favorite team on the big screen.

Video Games.

With HDMI inputs and Smart TV technology you can connect to your favorite video games and experience awesome graphics – play your games the way they are meant to be played.

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