Colorado Church Adds 4 Eiki Projectors in Major Upgrade
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AURORA, Colo. – Having opened its doors nearly 17 years ago, Calvary Chapel Aurora, a small nondenominational church recently sought to upgrade its video projection capabilities. The church, serving as one of the many affiliates of the Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, Calif., completed its projector and video upgrade in mid-August.
For the extensive upgrade, which featured four Eiki International projectors, planning for the project began more than two years ago, according to Assistant Pastor Jason Klein.
“I moved here July of 2015, and they had already started looking at companies a year and a half before that,” he said. “For the most part, it just felt that the sanctuary needed an update,” as a means to further ensure its message would continue to be relevant and engaging.
In the three months since the install was completed by Brett Nelson of Nelson Audio & Light, based in Eldon, Mo., the church has been very satisfied with how its staff and volunteers have been able to transition and learn the new equipment.
“We pretty much use all volunteers,” said Klein. “It has gone really well.”
The church had initially looked into laser projectors and even LED wall technology as part of its upgrade plans before deciding to go with four lamp projectors for their space. Two of the projectors, a pair of LC-HDT2000 projectors – offer 15,000 ANSI lumens brightness, a 3,000:1 contrast ratio and native 2K resolution – to handle the imaging for the center screen. For the outer screens, a pair of LC-HDT700 Eiki projectors – each with 7,000 ANSI lumens brightness, a 2,700:1 contrast ratio, and native 1080p – work in the space.
By deciding on the four projectors, the cost factor was noted to have played a major role in the decision behind going with the projectors that were part of a three-week install.
“We got a quote on LED walls, but we found that laser projectors and LED walls are just too expensive right now,” he said. In addition, the projectors were also chosen because they were considered the brightest and offering the richest color for the price point, while not sacrificing reliability.
During the weeks of the install, there were no delays or cancellations of any services to complete the work.
In deciding on the Eiki projectors largely based on a combination of price and features, Klein added that Nelson was integral in getting the most out of the projectors by working with the manufacturer on achieving the ideal setup in the worship space.
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