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Need a digital projector: very important!

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by d3v, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. d3v

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    Hi guys,

    I need advice on what digital projector to get.

    I don't need anything expensive.

    It's needs to be able to show everything on my PC screen including video.

    The audience will be small so dont need anything huge.

    So basically, what digital projector can get this job done, is reliable, provides decent quality?????

    Thanks in advance :smashin:
     
  2. dunamis

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    Hi d3v.
    You'll probably get more feedback if you throw a bit more detail into the pot. People are generally friendly and helpful so don't be too concerned about saying something silly ;)

    Some things that might help:
    o A rough idea of you budget
    o The specific task you want a projector for (home cinema? presentations?)
    o Need a specific resolution displayed from your PC?
    o Size of screen (80", 100", bigger, smaller?)
    o Distance you expect the projector to be from the screen?
    o Environment you'll be using the projector in (control of lighting?)

    That's probably enough to get started with.

    dunamis
     
  3. boksbox

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    If it is for a partictular one off or few off presentations you may be better off renting one, then all the onus for reliability etc setup could be put on to the rental compnay if necessary
     
  4. d3v

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    Ah yes rent!

    The only problem is I have never seen a renting place where I live and it has to be close cos I have no transport.

    I need to buy one.

    heres what u need...

    it will be for a prsentation to any willing public.

    the projector will be as close or as far from the screen as I want.

    The lighting is soft

    screen resolution should be high enough for an audience 10-15 meters away to see the stuff easily.

    Thanks.
     
  5. Neil in Bristol

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    A bigger zoom control (e.g. 2x) will give you more flexibility in where you position the projector, but it will still be within a well defined range for any particular screen size.

    What do you mean by 'soft' lighting? Can you block out sunlight?

    The size of the screen, rather than the resolution, is what will help the audience at 10-15m see the image clearly.

    From this initial information, I'd say you probably want to concantrate on getting a LCD unit with the highest lumens you can afford, and with a 2x zoom control. Contrast isn't really much of an issue for presentations. I've seen some pretty bright NEC projectors that would probably do the job, but I'm sure people here will have some specific recommendations.
     
  6. d3v

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    okay so what model should I get and what price is it???

    Do LCD projectors show everything thats on your PC including video???

    Thanks.
     
  7. n0s

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    lol i really think you should read up on projectors first, google is your friend, there is more to a projector then you think, but yes a lcd will show whatever you input it as will a DLP. For presentation purposes you should def get a high lumen outout LCD. However if you wish to use it for movies, then id say get something a little less bright, main question is what resolutin you want. After you decide that you can have a look around. First go read up on the projectors.
     
  8. d3v

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    ok thanks for info.

    I really don't wanna go in to the subject becuase I've tried before and its massive and I just can't be arsed.

    If I got my hands of a projector I'd be able to work it out on my own in not time and so I simply need somone to reccomend something and I will buy it and it will serve me well.

    The stuff I will be showing is images and video.

    The video will be more like pieces of lecture and talking, not really movies and stuff like that.

    I know about resolutions so I should think a very low resolution for me would do.

    Could you work it out 4 me?

    The audience will be small and will be sitting no more than 15 meters away from the screen. With that info, could u decide what resolution I need.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  9. UrbanT

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    Friendly advice. You may not be arsed to do your own reserach, but you have had several questions asked of you here, to try and help you decide. But so far, you have ignored most of them.

    Why not answer the questions you are being asked (such as your budget, lighting and so on), and then maybe you might get some helpful replies. :)
     
  10. PJTX100

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    I really can't be arsed replying to this guy. :devil:
     
  11. n0s

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    i think you should go for a Sim C3X or a Sony Ruby, definatley both good choices for all purposes! :)
     
  12. Gary Lightfoot

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    If there is ambient light, you will need a grey screen, preferably with some gain.

    Gary.
     
  13. d3v

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    hi,

    the lighting will be... i dunno really.

    It's in a large hall.... how can i explain???

    My budget is maybe £300.... can I get anything decent for that??

    Cheers.
     

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