Cant argue against the Casio's, its all we buy now.
We actually replaced our Assembly hall projector with a Casio recently. It worked perfectly for such a huge room.
The screen must be at least 5 meters, its amazing what they can do!
It replaced a 2500 ANSI Panasonic that cost 3k when we bought it new and probably another 1k in bulbs over the last 3 years.
Not showing off about the X11...
Quite far back. Med lighting (most of the lights are dead) and all the walls are painted black.
Ok... so Iíve just been quoted for a new sony projector, VPL-EX225 (PDF Linked) it has loads of connectivity and has a lamp life of 7000h
Also +1 for the Casio projectors if you can afford them - they really are the bees knees :o
We bought a batch (5) of cheap Infocus IN104s about a year ago and so far 2 of them have gone back with the classic DLP chip failure, white/black specs all over the image that increases with time. Can't fault their service though, no quibble 2 day replacement with new unit, better if we didn't have the hassle though. Also had the same issue with identical re-badged Acer units, don't think I'll be buying DLP again, nice they are filter less but don't seem reliable.
Hitachi UST for us, easier and cheaper to install, less affected by window glare, don't shine in the teachers eyes, no ladder training required to service, long filter clean intervals, pretty long bulb life and network management, and network show features.
:rolleyes: ladder training
S11 are low res you need an X11 good machine hard to beat on site cover and free lamps.
Oh thanks for everyone's input. We ordered Casio's and everyone is loving them.