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How new in the box?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by arbey, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. arbey

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    I'm just thinking about this:
    surfing on auctionsites, you'll find sometimes barco 808 new in the box. Contacting the seller, you'll find out the unit is indead still in its original box which is closed and never opened before. The manufacturing date on the box says october 1997.
    My question: how could that be of any good to that barco? I mean, does the fosfor keep its quality when it is unused for about 6 years?
    I would like to read your opinions.

    regards
     
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    The phospher will be fine, but like anything electrical that has capicitors they can dry out and my need rplacing.
    Still doubt it if it has been sitting in the box and stored correctly.
     
  3. Roland @ B4

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    It could go either way it depends where it was stored and if it has been powered up.
    There are two that I know of going around they keep popping up on Ebay but no takers.
    I would be very warry of this type of projector. Very few companies buy a £15 -20,000 projector just in case.
     
  4. arbey

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    That's all very right! And, there really is no way to check things out; i mean, are there serial numbers on the box that should match the projector for example?
     
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    Someone tried to sell me a projector like this.

    It turned out it had something like 7 hours on the clock. Roland told me that you get at least 100 hours from the factory because of testing so it was clearly a bit dodgy. :rolleyes:
     
  6. arbey

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    Indeed, those units do get a stresstest. And as i may folow logic thinking; what is set can be reset. I guess someone with knowledge would be able to reset runtime. And then you can get a 7 hours runtime barco...
     
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    Restting the run time is very difficult on any Barco (deliberate)
    If the serial number does not match the software serial number or the number does not exist then smell a rat.

    I still believe that once a projector gets beyond 2-3 years old run time is irrelivant any how.
     

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