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    Dim projector and dim me

    Hi,

    I took a risk and bought a Sanyo PLC-XE31 from an IT recyclers. It didn't come with a remote and these things are buttonless so I got a cheapo one from ebay and after switching it on it was very dim. The bulb warning was on so I thought I would buy a new bulb as even the cost of the projector and a bulb it would still be a bargain... but its still too dim to use.

    Anyone got any suggestions? I think its only a 1500 lumens projector but all the lights have to be off to watch it.

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    I think 1500 Lumins is made for a light controlled envronment. How big are you projecting and onto what surface?

    My projectors are 2600 Lumins they'll work in modest light.

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    Think its my fault, I never buy less than 2500 but this looked liek a bargain. Think i will need to sell all the lights need to be off and the curtains drawn to use it.
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    1500 lumens is low but on some projectors you can make them even dimmer. Have a look in the settings and see if someone has put it in eco mode or something equally as daft.

    Richard

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    the LCD is probably clouded, we have had 1500 lumens and lower that have been ok in a classroom.

    Rob

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    Given it a right good clean, stripped it down as far as I dare and blasted it with air. Still poor. Might be back on ebay as a home theatre projector.

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