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    Acer Projector - Any Good??

    Morning folks,

    We're looking to replace an extremely old projector that has a throw of around 3 metres. Rather than move the pole forward we have decided to replace with a projector that can handle 3 metres (on a 70" screen) and came across this:

    Acer P1265 XGA projector - 2400 ANSI lumens - Misco.co.uk

    Couldn't believe Misco also have replacement lamps for around 75!

    Anyhow, does anyone have any advice as we haven't user Acer in A/V before. Am I also correct in thinking (probably a silly question) that this model can be easily ceiling mounted (on a universal mount)?

    Should this be okay? Or if you have a projector to recommend it has to:

    * Be pretty cheap - looking around the 400 mark
    * Have cheap replacement lamp as a bonus!
    * Handle a 70" image at a throw of 3 metres
    * Have a VGA output to return to the monitor

    Thanks,

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    projetor is a great one mate

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    Ebuyer do these projectors and lamps even cheaper. We have a couple and find them to be great projectors, good image and bright.

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    After finding a thread about Acer projectors here I started to worry a little about their support, or lack of as others have said. The folks on that thread recommended an NEC:

    This is the one I found:
    NEC NP215GEDU 2500 ANSI Lumens XGA Projector - Misco.co.uk

    Although the lamps are more expensive, the projector is cheaper and bought with a spare lamp comes to around 490, whereas the Acer with a spare lamp is around 505.

    The NEC also has a longer life expentancy on the lamp, a brighter image, a 3 year warranty for the projector AND bulb, and a LAN connection for management. The Acer only has a 1 year on the projector and 90 days on the bulb.

    What do people think of the NEC one?

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    you can get that projector at certain places with a 3 year re install and de install and also with a 3 year lamp warranty

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    Quote Originally Posted by gizmo2005 View Post
    you can get that projector at certain places with a 3 year re install and de install and also with a 3 year lamp warranty
    What places? The kind of places that are on the County's supplier list, or the kind of places where you have to pay with gold and teeth? I'm a bit suspect (from reading several other posts) about how bad the support line is for Acer. May very well be under warranty, but if they take 2 months to sort it then what it the point.

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    no sorry highpoint i was talking about the projector that you suggested!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gizmo2005 View Post
    no sorry highpoint i was talking about the projector that you suggested!!!!
    Highpoint?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Highpoint?
    Having one of those days today, need caffine in a big way lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by gizmo2005 View Post
    Having one of those days today, need caffine in a big way lol
    Tell me about it. Since cutting my Diet Coke intake I feel like I need to sleep 10 hours a day!

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    thats it im going to make the tallest cup of high coffee i can find and make it a strong as possible, that will fix me up

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    Quote Originally Posted by gizmo2005 View Post
    thats it im going to make the tallest cup of high coffee i can find and make it a strong as possible, that will fix me up
    Remember to lace it with pro plus - tis the technicians way!

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    all done and loaded with Pro Plus, going to be bouncing off the walls later lol

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    wakey wakey rise and shine that cup of coffee was devine !!!!! now i feel awake just dnt want to be up all nite

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    I have one acer projector, cant tell you the model but not liking the fact that the built in vga splitter stops when the projector is turned off, meaning having to pay for another vga splitter

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