You may be in the market to buy a new slide projector to view the pictures you took or show them to friends and family. There are many different brands of slide projectors, each boasting of the greatest features at the best prices in ads and reviews. Most of these reviews don’t help much if they only focus on trying to sell you the product instead of showing you its features in detail.
1. Look for Slide Projector brands
Look for stores that sell slide projectors and take a look at each model and brand. It would be handy to bring a little notebook to write down the brands and model of the slide projectors you see at the store. If a sales person is on hand ask him which brand sells more and maybe the sales person can give you a little demonstration of its features. Remember to take down the prices of each brand they sell at the store.
2. Read Reviews
Photo hobbyist magazines usually carry ads and reviews of slide projectors. Purchase a couple of these magazines and browse through each slide projector ad and review you come across. You can focus on the brands you found at the store since there will most likely be ads and reviews about them. Read each review to weigh the pros and cons of each brand and model. Take note of the features that each offers so you can compare them with other brands. Some of the reviews you read maybe paid for so they will write a lot of good things about a certain brand but won’t share the negative facts. The internet is also a great place to read reviews about slide projectors. Since the internet has changed so much and websites enable people to comment about a particular review, you can get honest reviews from the people who actually use a particular brand of a slide projector. Forums on the internet are good places to get reviews on products as well. You can interact with other people on forums and they can provide you with answers when you post a question.
3. Compare Prices
If you are not willing to spend so much on a slide projector then you can start comparing prices for the brands you find. Narrow down the reviews you read to the ones that are in your price range.
4. Ask professionals
Most professional photographers use a slide projector so if you can ask them which ones they use and what they think of them, it will help you make a decision. These professionals can also give you an insight on what to look out for in a good slide projector.
After having gathered several reviews you can check each one and narrow them down further to two or three brands that you are willing to consider purchasing.