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    Projector Installation/ source for parts

    Anyone recommend a good installer or tell me where I can get the bits to install ceiling mount data projectors?

    I tried a couple of years back and hit a complete blank trying to get hold of the breakout boxes - 15 pin VGA, plus audio and video phono sockets and mini stereo jack socket.

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    Re: Projector Installation/ source for parts

    You will find all the good priced places will only sell to resellers. If not theres a big premium. Most companies only charge about £200 for an installation so it's worth getting a "professional" in for piece of mind. I know I certainly wouldnt want to be responsible for bolting something to the ceiling near where people sit , although I have put some up in the past in my old job @ Geoff watch yourself in some of those primary schools you work in you maybe walking under some of my handywork :P

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    Re: Projector Installation/ source for parts

    *scrambles for his hard hat*

    On a more serious note, haven't there been a few fall down on kids?

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    Not that I know of. I remember once the ceiling collapsed in the corner of one primary school after we had been drilling in the next room.....

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    Re: Projector Installation/ source for parts

    No, I don't think it was round here. I think it was Yorkshire way...

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    Re: Projector Installation/ source for parts

    Take your point - installers around here charge £400 tho'.

    There are some here: http://www.avrio.co.uk/acatalog/Inst..._Sundries.html

    here's a pic: [this one's £40]


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    It wouldnt suprise me there are plenty of Cowboys out there. They jump from one easy money making scheme to the other. It used to be Cat 5 cabling now it's projectors. I have seen some awful installs from other companies who really didnt have a clue/care about the quality of the workmanship.
    What makes me laugh most about projectors though is the thieves. Most of them havent figured out you just need to undo the thumb nuts on top of the projector to release the unsecured ones rather than spending 5 minutes trying to twist the mount until the metal gives.

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    Re: Projector Installation/ source for parts

    Here's who I used last summer:

    http://www.activeuk.com/

    I can give you a name tomorra if desired, but pls say I recomended you

    Not got the quote handy for this coming summer's two installs, but as I recall, they charge £250 per install and do a nice job

    It certainly beat the manual install that ICT Co-ordinator, Caretaker & myself did the other month, but if ur good at DIY, then its fairly easy. I was crap in Tech lessons so I left them to "attach it" to the ceiling. I can get/show u some prices if ya want to do it manually...

    ...but I think the others are right, its prob best getting someone in, and these ppl were efficent and did a tidy enough job

    Better than the ppl that we waited 6 months to hear from after ordering that didnt show.

    Lucky we didnt pay them with a credit card lol

    Ivojo (or something) I think they were called. I rang them a few times after waiting a while to arrange times of installation, etc. but for some reason, they never rang back as promised.

    The funny thing is that they were recomended in a teachers meeting with some teacher/rep from another school/county who recomended them lol

    Cheers,
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    were looking to some installs and got a quote from inlite seem quite good will tell you if we get go ahead with it all...

    Russ

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    Re: Projector Installation/ source for parts

    We had one stolen once (only once - quite amazing really ) They pulled the whole thing off the ceiling - pole, ceiling mount, everything!!!

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    Re: Projector Installation/ source for parts

    My two pence is to get an outside contractor in to do it. Fitting, aligning, etc etc is the biggest pain going. It's not worth your time to save £200.

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    Gave your man at Telford a call Nath, and yes, I did give you a plug!

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    Re: Projector Installation/ source for parts

    Who did u speek to? I gotta ring them inna moment coz head wants them ordered Grrr

    The lady who did my quote is Lisa Garlick (01952 250 166)

    Promethean 60" ACTIV Studio 2 & Sanyo XU41 XGA 1500 Lumens - £1965 per bundle.

    Basic install (includes Ceiling mount kit, 10m data cable, temp 240v power supply [ext] and labour is £325 per bundle.)

    VGA splitter's for 35 quid each [theres a few other options but this'll do ]

    N.

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    Dunno Nath - 'some bloke'. Not had the quote yet - i'll let you know. Going for the Epson S3s - 1600 ansi lumens - £450 + replacement lamps £100

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    Any interactive boards too?

    Are the Epson's XGA or SVGA? (dont like the crap res of SVGA anymore lol even if they are cheaper lol)

    nath.



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