The very small church my wife and I attend is making the transition to digital, instead of printing lyric sheets for the songs we sing. I ordered up an Epson 85HD MovieMate to satisfy several requirements:
1. Display song lyrics on a screen, instead having to print lyrics on paper. Organizing these every week is a bit of a nuisance.
2. Useful for showing videos that are useful for Bible studies (such as The Truth Project).
3. The pastor can use it for maps and such.
I picked the Epson because our pastor is older, and not exactly computer friendly. He wanted something that he could literally put a DVD in the unit, and have it appear on the wall--and this does that very well. The images are sharp and bright. (I really would have preferred one of the LED units, but I could not find one that was going to be bright enough to handle the transition to the stage where we might actually have dozens of people attending church.)
In any case, the display works great--I just plug it into the SVGA port on my notebook, and it works great. (There were some problems with getting Ubuntu Linux to not treat the Epson as an extension of the main display, but I rebooted under Windows and everything was wonderful.) What I am hoping for is a program that has the smarts to let me load in the stack of lyric sheets that we have in a Microsoft Word file, and then select which songs will go in this week's stack, allowing us to step through stanza by stanza with the click of a mouse. There are ways to do this (clumsily) with Word and PowerPoint, but I suspect that someone out there is familiar with something more specific to this application.
Free is good, but if it isn't too expensive, and especially if there is some way to try before we buy, all the better.
UPDATE: This looks very promising indeed! Open source, too.