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projector shopping for a church

I am the volunteer technology director for my church. We have a Dukane Image Pro 8052 projector that is used every week to project song lyrics and sermon outlines on a white screen, under florescent lights and with all the lights on. This projector was purchased several years ago and before I began volunteering for the church. This particular projector only has 2200 lumens and 400:1 contrast. It is VERY hard to see images projected on the screen through this projector- they are washed out by all the lights. However, turning the lights off is not an option due to the architecture of the room.

I have been looking into the cost of a replacement projector and am confused by what I have found. What should I be looking for in a new projector- lumens or contrast? If a projector has (for example) 5,000 lumens, is it automatically better than a projector with 4,000 lumens? What projectors do you recommend for our situation?

If you have any questions please ask! Thanks!

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