CLEARCO HD9000 ?? Who actually MAKES it? Mysterious

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S400

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I have (for my sins) recently acquired a Clearco HD9000 projector.

Amazingly there is not a single identifying mark or work relating to who the manufacturer is ......... nothing on the box, nothing in the internet advertising etc., nothing in the user manual, nothing on the warranty card, even nothing on the device itself (not even a serial number!!).

In checking the warranty card, I find that there is no warranty registration, either online or via the card - instead one should just complete the card and return it with the "original Invoice to the following." [sic!]

Return to the following what or where? Good question. There is no following information or address...... ????

On the other side it is a bit more helpful, and says "return to an authorised dealer" ......

I bought the machine online in UK, and will take it with me abroad.

If I don't know who the manufacturer is, how am I supposed to ask who the manufacturer's authorised dealers are??

So ... does anyone know who the manufacturer is?
 

Duke

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Hope you weren't expecting HD resolution. From what I gather its 600x800 native resolution.

The only leads I have found (on-line) are:

Visualtronic.co.uk and electrostar.webhosting3.(whatever), both of these seem to be the main pushers - sorry I mean dealers/distributers of this product. You're not the only one to have bought one of these though, there seems to be no end of questions from people on this and other forums across the web regarding the HD?9000 and it doesn't look promising...

Good luck.
 
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S400

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Hope you weren't expecting HD resolution. From what I gather its 600x800 native resolution.

The only leads I have found (on-line) are:

Visualtronic.co.uk and electrostar.webhosting3.(whatever), both of these seem to be the main pushers - sorry I mean dealers/distributers of this product. You're not the only one to have bought one of these though, there seems to be no end of questions from people on this and other forums across the web regarding the HD?9000 and it doesn't look promising...

Good luck.

Hi Duke,

Another reason for asking is that the Visualtronic.co.uk advert states clearly that the HD9000 has a "Resolution 1024*768" - yet the unit which arrived has a user manual stating an 800*600 resolution. :mad:
 

Chris Frost

Well-known Member
Another reason for asking is that the Visualtronic.co.uk advert states clearly that the HD9000 has a "Resolution 1024*768" - yet the unit which arrived has a user manual stating an 800*600 resolution. :mad:
That's really quite naughty. Trading Standards might have something to say about that. There's no obvious link to more detailed specs that might give a clue to the native vs maximum resolution.

This type of projector has been around for a while. I thought it would have been an Ebay only type product, but now they're being sold via dealer sites. That's worrying.
 

SJ200

Standard Member
I just bought a Clearco HD9000 and problems started straight away with delivery. I have now got the projector but the AV cables won't work with the DVD player, so I'm going to try an S video cable. Lack of sound won't be a problem for many of my projects, but I'm beginning to think I've made a mistake. Are there any positive reports of this projector?
 

S400

Standard Member
I just bought a Clearco HD9000 and problems started straight away with delivery. I have now got the projector but the AV cables won't work with the DVD player, so I'm going to try an S video cable. Lack of sound won't be a problem for many of my projects, but I'm beginning to think I've made a mistake. Are there any positive reports of this projector?

The only positive reports are the various sales pitches and ostensibly independent assessments etc.

I successfully returned mine by exploiting the 7 day "cooling off" period in the distance sales regulations, whereby without requiring any reason you have the right to return the goods (in as new condition and with packagin) in exchange for a full refund.

Though I didn't get their carriage charge refunded, I did get the rest of the money credited to me credit card account (after a reminder!).

Even if you've had the thing for more than 7 days, you can cite the misleading advertising - they quote a 1024 x 768 resolution, when it's only 800 x 600 - with support for 1024 x 768 at a 800 x 600 resolution!

They ask you to phone for a returns authorisation number, and try to talk you into keeping the product - but back down if you stand your ground about the advertising.

You also have more grounds to demand a refund if there are other functions which do not work.
 

Kidderman

Standard Member
I found this thread a little too late as I ordered one of these and am expecting it to be delivered tomorrow. I'll send the projector back without opening it. They (Visualtronic) will hopefully refund based on the misleading resolution info. Thanks for the tip.
 

Tight Git

Distinguished Member
I found this thread a little too late as I ordered one of these and am expecting it to be delivered tomorrow. I'll send the projector back without opening it. They (Visualtronic) will hopefully refund based on the misleading resolution info. Thanks for the tip.

Welcome to the Forum. :)

There's lots of knowledgable people on here, who've helped me many times.

Good luck with your refund. :smashin:
 

JoeBot

Standard Member
hi all,

im considering getting one of these... the price is so good £150 !!!

is there anything good to say about it? im just want to watch movies in the evening at home really, and ahevtn got a projector at the mo, is there anything better for not much more cash?

J
 
Save up and dont be a cheapo and buy something you can be proud off when you spend your well derserved chill out time, watching porn on a 100 inch screen
 

SteveCritten

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You can get a decent 2nd hand 720p for about £250 look for an Infocus X9 or the Optoma. Whatever you do if you want even a half decent picture do not get the clearco!!!
 
The ladies are that real and life like when projected on my wall, that I just jump in there with them and get envolved!..... Dude you need to go to the forsale section on here and put a wanted advert up for a second hand projector = more value for your money!
 
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kbfern

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Too much information:D
 

number1barber

Standard Member
hi im jason.
heres some background. i have a 3year old £3500 mitsubishi projector with blown bulb and was just in the process of building a high def projector when i came across this for sale. after reading the specs i got it for £100.
there seems to be some confusion about this projector so let me try and assist. my laptop is putting out high def res via vga and unless this is downgrading the signal it may be running at full res. i cant be sure as it probably cost more to workaround reducing the feed than it does to put a high res lcd inside. i know it states hd on the box the point is as follows.

you just paid £200 for a projector that is pretty bright and very watchable
the closet thing to it for that price would be a kids projector which would be useless in every sense.

the bulb is i believe a metal halide which is rated 8000 hours which at 5 hours a night is 4 and a half years approx at a cost of £40 and buyable at most electrical wholesalers. for the bulb alone it is worth it all day long.

because of the price i fully expected it would not be as good as it stated but i was nevertheless impressed.
to all the people not so impressed i suggest you spend £400 on a better one and pay between £250 and £350 every two years for a new bulb.
 

kbfern

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You are a bit out of touch mate,replacement bulbs for Optoma projectors are approx £120.
 

SteveCritten

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kbfern when I read the email of jasons post before I looked on the thread I thought "what are the odds that this is his first post"!!!! mmmmmm!
 

number1barber

Standard Member
You are a bit out of touch mate,replacement bulbs for Optoma projectors are approx £120.
?? ok so three times the price of a halide and 4000 hrs a clearco hd9000 which is what i have and uses a metal halide. metal halides are available anywhere and last 8000 hrs and whats with the comment about it being my first post?? i post cod videos on youtube all the time and have for ages so if thats a weird comment about who i work for then the answer is a jewllery shop in bromley. checked the optima and it is very bright but i work days so light is no issue. quite a price difference overall
 

SteveCritten

Distinguished Member
Sorry jason to be so patronising I didn't mean it to be so rude :smashin:. Just out of interest what model was the previous PJ you had. Perhaps we just have different standards. I have what I would consider an entry level home cinema PJ which is 720p. A friend of mine got one of the clearco's a while ago and since he has seen my PJ he has regretted wasting his money and after I saw his I was so pleased I spent the extra couple of hundred but I use mine mainly for Blu-ray movies or HD content as I cannot see the point of watching SD on it.

Lets start again shall we, welcome to the forum mate sorry for any misunderstanding:)
 

number1barber

Standard Member
Sorry jason to be so patronising I didn't mean it to be so rude :smashin:. Just out of interest what model was the previous PJ you had. Perhaps we just have different standards. I have what I would consider an entry level home cinema PJ which is 720p. A friend of mine got one of the clearco's a while ago and since he has seen my PJ he has regretted wasting his money and after I saw his I was so pleased I spent the extra couple of hundred but I use mine mainly for Blu-ray movies or HD content as I cannot see the point of watching SD on it.

Lets start again shall we, welcome to the forum mate sorry for any misunderstanding:)

the pj that blew is a mitsubishi lvp-x70u which wasnt cheap but the bulb price killed me so i was building a high def projector with a pc screen and 250w metal halide. fair enough i dont do hd at the moment so i see your point i have not tried a ps3 on the clearco yet. maybe next month. the bulb price is and remains a killer on usual projectors for me. my laptop is saying its putting 1024x768 into it. anyone hooked it to other high def yet. thanks for clearing it up i apoligise for sounding rude. what pj do you have and whats the bulb cost as i may upgrade later if there is a massive difference in quality
 

kbfern

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Mitsubishi Projectors: Mitsubishi XD70U DLP projector

I presume the projector you have is the one above which was discontinued approx 5 yrs ago.

It was a presentation type projector rather than a home cinema model.Things have moved on considerably in the meantime such that £400-£500 will get you a much better machine for 15-20% of what you paid for the Mits.

The Clearco really are rubbish if comparing with the current crop of entry level models from Optoma Benq and Acer etc and are usually less than £500.Replacement bulbs are usually around £100-£130.

These Chinese projectors if available at £100 might be classed as worth the money but they are usually around £250-£350 and at this level represent poor value when compared with the £400 proper projectors that are available.

The Clearco and their like are touted on here regularly from folks who see them advertised on e-bay and ask for forum members opinions as to whether they are worth buying(they are not).

There is a thread a few down from this one from someone who bought something similar and regretted doing so.

Therefore when someone comes on defending the product you will have to excuse us from being sceptical.

http://www.avforums.com/forums/projectors/1345463-oley-led-projector.html
 
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