Hardware Thread, Projectors in Technical; Anyone got any good recommendations for short throw projectors? Ideally quite cheap, 4:3 board, small classroom.
Got a horrible classroom ...
10th September 2013, 10:37 AM #16
Anyone got any good recommendations for short throw projectors? Ideally quite cheap, 4:3 board, small classroom.
Got a horrible classroom that has those ancient pinned up ceiling tiles that you can't takee down without something like a nailgun to fix them back up.
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10th September 2013, 10:41 AM #17
Short throw, cheap... Benq
Ultra short throw, good... Hitachi ED-a22x.
10th September 2013, 10:48 AM #18
Hi @mrbios, The best UST out there for the money is the Hitachi range in My experience we can offer 5 years warranty with them.We have no problems with these compared to others. They are easy to use - come with a great warranty.
I would go Ultra short through rather than short through if budget allows
If you can PM me your details I can email you some options and the price differences to give you a good idea which is the best for you?
Last edited by VeryPC_Colin_F; 10th September 2013 at 10:54 AM.
10th September 2013, 10:51 AM #19
Unfortunately, short throw projectors are not usually cheap. I am an Epson convert after many years sticking with Sanyo. I've installed two Epson EB-470 ultra-short throw projectors recently and there were very easy to install as they come with a custom designed wall bracket which is superb. The built in speakers are also pretty good for a projector and would be fine for a small classroom. They come with a 3 year warranty, although some places are advertising 5 years (such as AVPartsmaster)
I paid £695 for mine - what price did you have in mind?
10th September 2013, 11:06 AM #20
Well the last ultra short throw i had was a Hitachi CPA222WNM, which came with its own mount. That was £575, seems a fantastic projector but I wasn't sure if maybe something cheaper was available for a smaller classroom. Also it's going to be mounted on a false wall and the mount that came wit hthe CPA222WNM was pretty heavy.....though i can get around that.
10th September 2013, 11:39 AM #21
Yup, it's made of actual real metal. I like that! To get around the problem we have put a pair or 2x2 batons floor to ceiling held into the false wall with a hollow wall anchor every 30cm and the width of the mounting plate apart, and then screwed the centre holes of the mounting plate to a piece 3/4" ply, and then attached the plate and the ply to the batons with coach screws and penny washers.
Originally Posted by mrbios
12th September 2013, 12:48 PM #22
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We just put our first Epson EB-X11 because of recommendations on here, really pleased with image & the ver & horiz keystone adjust which is a great feature. Hope longevity is good not buying any more DLP machines for school use.
12th September 2013, 01:01 PM #23
If you haven't seen it yet, this site is pretty essential for selecting the right projector:
Projection Calculator Classic - Throw Distance and Screen Size
12th September 2013, 02:48 PM #24
I've always bought Hitachi but the lastest models have quite a different throw and in many cases a replacement would require a mount move. The X11 tends to be ok and that's the way we are going. Just about to order another five.
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