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Which Projector for a Pub?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by whiteswan, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. whiteswan

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    Hi

    I am thinking of putting a projector and screen into a public house and wondered if there are any landlords/ladies in here who can recommend a unit to go for.

    Obviously I want it to be on without having to close all the curtains etc - is DLP the way to go - some of the prices seem very cheap at the moment.

    Whats the min Lumens and contrast you would go for?

    Not bothered about hdtv etc at this point in the game.

    What does your local pub use? Is it any good?

    Will smoke etc affect the projector?

    I want to buy one rather than hire one - any input is greatly appreciated.

    If your off out for a pint tonight then have a look what make that projector is thats in your local.

    Ideally my budget for projector and screen is £1000.00.

    I am asking because its becoming impossible to find a shop that will demo any projectors for me............

    Dave, Oldham.
     
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    Me and a friend recently installed a BenQ PB6100 DLP projector in a Pub running off Sky. It looked quite good and because it's a 4:3 projector, it really filled the screen.

    Lumens on that machine is quite high and it has lots of contrast. Football looked great.

    You can pick up a BenQ PB6100 for around 550 (or less) and maybe 50-100 quid for the screen.

    I don't know how the machine will be affected with smoke but I did hear in the US av forums that a lot of installers put them in sports bars.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. whiteswan

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    Excellent...............thanks for that !

    Was it easy to ceiling mount?

    Where did you get the mount from?

    I assume that sky was svideoed into the projector?

    Thanks

    Dave, Oldham.
     
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    Yep. Lots of nice heavy visible joists in the pub.


    Don't know. My mate got the mount. I'll see him tomorrow and ask.


    Yep.
     
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    Smoke kills PJs very quickly, Sanyo and a few others have smoke filter housings available speak to a specialist or a buy a very cheap one and replace it every 6 months
     

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