North Side City Church, located in Charlotte, NC wanted to provide a captivating worship experience with a large, ultra-wide display placed above the presenter, but had a limited budget that could not accommodate the high costs of direct view LED displays. Given the need for an ultra-wide display, a blended projection solution that was dependable and bright enough with installation flexibility was needed. Pastor Jerry Chadwick turned to John Sears, founder of Sears Audio & Video, to assemble and install a visual solution that best suited the church.
Consulting Optoma, Sears Audio & Video recommended a pair of Optoma ZU750 laser interchangeable lens projectors, which delivers 7,500 ANSI lumens of brightness with a WUXGA resolution. The interchangeable lens support enabled Sears Audio & Video to select the right lens for the church’s installation location. The integrated edge-blending and brightness correction functions enabled Sears Audio & Video to create a seamless, ultra-wide image that provides the same look as an LED wall at a fraction of the cost.
“The reason we chose the projector blend is that we wanted the look of a LED wall but our budget wouldn’t permit it,” said Pastor Chadwick. “Sears Audio & Video suggested to go with a projector blend, so that is what we did!”