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    Whiteboard projector recommendations?

    We have a bit of a crisis here, our projectors seem to be falling over left right and centre!

    In the short term I need to replace four or five projectors and I have ~£2500 to spend.

    What could I get for £400 - £600 each that is a worthwhile buy? They're all for use on Promethean whiteboards.

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    speak to simon ar cpltd im sure he can sort you out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number6 View Post
    We have a bit of a crisis here, our projectors seem to be falling over left right and centre!

    In the short term I need to replace four or five projectors and I have ~£2500 to spend.

    What could I get for £400 - £600 each that is a worthwhile buy? They're all for use on Promethean whiteboards.
    Hi there, first post here!

    I'm an A/V engineer which actually does all A/V installs and networking within the education sector and business sector.

    I'd recommend a NEC NP100, which displays bright, amazing images from the latest DLP® engine. It's compact, lightweight, easy to use and sets up quickly, making it ideal for use in classrooms and shared rooms.

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    Many thanks.

    James.
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    Careful....i'd speak to Admin if you want to start advertising your company....

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    Just upgrade 10 of our old Sanyo things to Sharp PG-F150X projectors. 3 year warranty on projector and bulb, and there filter free! so no more maintanence to a degree anyway.

    Very impressed with the initial roll out and i will be changing the other projectors soon!

    They are also under 400 quid plus VAT!

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    You need to start by looking at the brackets you already have and their distance from the board. With a bit of luck there's something on the market that'll fit and project the same size from the same distance. We discovered this to our cost when we had 5 random old projectors changed, we had to have all the brackets moved. What sort of projectors are you replacing?

    Have a look here. Projection Calculator Classic - Throw Distance and Screen Size
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    I would measure your existing projector distance to the board and use this as a basic spec for your replacements. Spending an extra 50 quid on a projector with the right throw length would be MUCH cheaper than moving the installation!

    Benq make good units. No reason why you need to pay more than 350 for a basic projector.

    Good luck!

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    Sharp PG-F150X BECTA Projector - 3yr Lamp Warranty - Misco.co.uk

    we recently bought this one, these are quit good ones and work for long run, it comes with 3yr lamp warranty & 3yr deinstall/reinstall warranty. affordable price too.

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    Sony VPL-EX5+ Projector

    Only £332.19 with 3 year lamp warranty and 5 year hardware warranty + FREE DELIVERY

    Device Type LCD projector
    Image brightness 1500 ANSI lumens
    Max Resolution 1024 x 768
    Lamp Type UHP 190 Watt 3000 hour(s)
    Projection System 3 LCD panels, 1 lens system
    Panel Type -BrightEra Inorganic 0.63-inch TFT LCD, 2,359,296 pixels
    Keystone Correction -30 / +30
    Speaker 1W Mono
    Zoom 1.2 times (Manual)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Careful....i'd speak to Admin if you want to start advertising your company....
    Thanks for the reminder lol. I'm not here to advertise just to offer help where i can :-)

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    Thank you for all of the replies.

    We're now looking at the BenQ MP 522 @ £370 + VAT.

    Does anyone have any experience of these?

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    We use Sanyo's. All come with 3 year warranty (once registered with sanyo).

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    Epson EMP-83s here, 3-year bulb warranty, instant startup, network management and good image quality to boot

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