TV v Projector - which would provide the best solution?
Our Pre-School need to replace the TV they use for playing DVDs and Videos as it's packed up.
They came to me (progress here :) ) with a spec as long as your arm, but have now sat down and thought about what they actually want.
1. Wall mounted display
2. option to watch Video/DVD or "display our pre-school photos on a screen at the beginning and end of the day, and also on open days that is large enough for viewing across the room"
3. They do not want an interactive whiteboard.
As I see it, there are 2 ways of doing this,:
1. A wall-mounted flat-screen TV (how big? how heavy?)
2. A ceiling mounted projector and wall-mounted screen (or ordinary whiteboard or plain wall)
either of which could be hooked up to a DVD/Video player.
They are talking bout burning a CD of photos to put on display at the end of the day to show what they have done, but I think they will find this tiresome.
I think it would be possible (with the right camera?) to hook a camera up and play a slide-show through a TV. Can some TVs do this from a USB/ camera card? is it just easier to hook up a laptop?
Sorry if my thoughts seem muddled. I'm on my 4th email about this today and trying to straighten my thoughts.
Whatever we do, we need to be mindful of costs!