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    Replacing Sanyo XU41

    Can anybody recommend a replacement for a Sanyo PLC-XU41. The projector was fitted by Promethean and is in a cage. I donít want to have to move the cage so I want the new projector to be an easy fit if there is such a thing.

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    Can you let me know how far away from the screen it is sited??
    Also is it projecting onto a screen or Interactive Whiteboard & if so what size is it?
    I can advise one which will fit

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    I'm not back at that school till Thursday so I'll check then. Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elemtech View Post
    Can you let me know how far away from the screen it is sited??
    Also is it projecting onto a screen or Interactive Whiteboard & if so what size is it?
    I can advise one which will fit
    Sorry for the delay. The distance from projector to screen is 2800mm and the boards are Activboards at 1630mm wide.

    Iíve been looking at the Mitsubishi XD500U which is very attractive as there are no filters to clean but if you can recommend another projectorÖ

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    If you don't want filters you should go for DLP projectors, as they use chip technology and not mirrors so don't need cleaning.

    Would recommend Optoma 720 no filter projector which we sell for around £370 or Optoma 727 which cost's about £50 more.
    They are alot quieter than Sanyo, come with 3 year warranty and should fit in your current cage as they are similar size. Difference between 727 and 720 is 727 has password and is XGA.

    Hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jobos View Post
    Sorry for the delay. The distance from projector to screen is 2800mm and the boards are Activboards at 1630mm wide.

    I’ve been looking at the Mitsubishi XD500U which is very attractive as there are no filters to clean but if you can recommend another projector…
    Do you know which model Activ board it is?
    I need to know the diagonal active area.

    DLP projectors are generally cheaper than LCD projectors and blow air out and therefore dont need filters.

    However in my opinion it is worth paying a little more for an LCD Projector:

    • 3LCD projectors had 75% market share worldwide 2007
    • Image quality is better with 3 chips dedicated full time to colour output (DLP uses a "wheel" so colour output varies)
    • Longer Lamp Life
    • Filters protect key components from dust (as well as the lamp)

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    The Mitsubishi XD500U is Similar in specification to the Optoma 727.

    They are both excellent projectors and ideal to schools. Optoma 727 won Computer best buy award which is always a good sign.

    LCD do control a large section of the market mainly because the older versions of of DLP projectors only used a 3 colour wheel which produced poor colours. Especially primary colours.
    The new DLP projectors use a 5 colour wheel which maximises colour accuracy an improves colour quality. Both the two projectors mentions use the 5 colour wheel so will produce good colour quality.

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    We work differently to most companies in that we offer independant advice on the best solution for schools.

    This is based on many factors, image quality, total cost of ownership, manufacturer service levels etc.

    We sell all brands & both LCD & DLP Projectors.

    We sell the Optoma projector someone else mentions but in my opinion although its cheap it isnt the best solution.

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