Casio Projectors won't last the distance
My regular projector installer was surveying a school hall install for me and the subject came around to Casio LED/Laser vs Hot bulb Projectors and he was very much against the Casio's on basis of cost (whole life), quality of image and deterioration of said quality over time.
He reffered to an article from a projector trade magazine for his last argument.
Now, IMHO the cost of say an Epson with 3 year projector/bulb warranty vs a Casio with 5 year warranty could work out about £100 cheaper if all you ended up buying was one extra bulb.
But the projector is likely to fail (they get very hot and IMHO heaters are the only things desigined to work for a long time when hot :) ) between 3 and 5 years so you'd have to be a bit lucky to realise the saving.
The projected image quality looks fine to me (but then again my eyesight is starting to fade :) ) so that's not an issue with me.
The only argument I can't get a grip on is the last one re deterioation of the image quality over time. AFAICS, no-one has run one of these for 5 years so no-one knows what'll happen them but maybe there is some "unbiased" info somewhere that a fellow edugeeker knows about??
To my mind, being able to stick a projector up and know its covered for 5 years and doesn't contain parts that will definitely fail during that period is a big plus and worth the possible small monetary saving.
Anyone got any thoughts/info?