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i nead a smoke resistant projector

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by kevin9761, Sep 27, 2004.

  1. kevin9761

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    im after a good quality projector for playing my xbox and watching dvds mabye tv to if thats possible but it has to be smoke resistant..

    ive found this one BENQ PB2120 from www.projectors.co.uk could anyone recomend anyothers for under £1000

    thanks in advance..

    my room size is 4m square
     
  2. LV426

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    Any lamp-based projector is going to need a flow of air through it to keep it cool. If the said air contains smoke, then the tar will accumulate inside the optics and it will go yellow.

    To make it smoke resistant, it needs enclosing in an airtight box with an in and out vent to clean air from somewhere else.
     
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    Stop smoking, problem solved
     
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    That's good advice from dazca.
    My dad was diagnosed with lung cancer last week. He won't make Christmas.
    He used to smoke 40 a day....
     
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    There are only 3 manufacturers who make projectors that offer warranty for smokey environments. You have the Sanyo aircleanpro, mitsubushoi defender and I think any BenQ. Your only other option is to buy a cheap projector, and then a smoke box, but they are around £500 +.
     
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    Very sorry to hear about your father Siamese Cat :(

    Alas I do smoke like a trooper and own a Sanyo Z1, the other half made a nice cover for the projector partly for the whole smoking thing and to act as a dust protector.

    I think if you break it down a couple of ciggies during a film isn’t going kill any projector, might shave a little of its life in the long run but hey fingers crossed we would have snubbed this dirty habit by the time it could cause problems.
     
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    Not going to get into any anti smoking comments.
    But it's a funny old world we live in when people are more concerned about shortning the life of their TV projector but not so worried about shortning the life of their body!

    Strange eh.............
     
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    Won't the screen be yellow too??You'll have to keep calibrating the colour!!!

    Seriously though mate just stop smoking and think of all the gear you could buy with the money, never mind the health benefits!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
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    Hi

    While searching on ebay I found this, and thought you may be interested in it.

    Projector Smoking Jacket

    PS. I have absolutely no interest in the sale of this item.
     
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    This is one of the one's I was on about.
    Ignore the Philips thing, as they are universal smoke boxes. The biggest problem you are going to have with this is the noise level.

    Units can be purchased from here www.thefreshaircompany.com but they are designed for pubs / clubs where noise is not an issue.
    I heard one of these babies when I was looking for one, but the fan noise is around 50 - 60db. Way too lound for home cinema.

    In the end, I went DLP cause of the sealed optics and make sure the other half vacums the vents everyday when she is doin the hovering.

    BTW - The BenQ is not smoke resistant, but they guarantee to repair any faults caused by smoke damage (As it's DLP, the only damage will be clogged fans).
     
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    thanks for the advice looks like ill be going for a dlp projector ..id like a smoke box but if the noise levals are loud that a big NONO

    THANKS.
     

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