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    Acer Projector

    A small school I help out has asked me whether the following is a good projector to buy:

    Acer X1160 Projector Projector EY.J5601.001 - PC World Business Online Store UK - Buy The Best Deals Online.

    I'm not sure about Acers so is this a good buy?

    They are after a basic cheap projector as they have very limited funds. It's not going to be doing anything fancy so DLP/800x600 is fine.

    I've seen:
    dabs.com - NEC NP100 2000 Ansi SVGA Projector (60002292)

    Any good?

    Any other recommendations for projectors around this price.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-class View Post
    A small school I help out has asked me whether the following is a good projector to buy:

    Acer X1160 Projector Projector EY.J5601.001 - PC World Business Online Store UK - Buy The Best Deals Online.

    I'm not sure about Acers so is this a good buy?

    They are after a basic cheap projector as they have very limited funds. It's not going to be doing anything fancy so DLP/800x600 is fine.

    I've seen:
    dabs.com - NEC NP100 2000 Ansi SVGA Projector (60002292)

    Any good?

    Any other recommendations for projectors around this price.

    Thanks
    we have a surpluss Sanyo PLC-XU75 Projector for sale if your interest you can have it at cost £595.00+vat all boxed and sealed ,

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    I personally like Acer .... but I would take the NEC projector over an Acer any day. If budgets are a factor id plump for which ever had the cheapest bulbs.

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    My criteria:-

    Correct focal length
    3 year on-site warranty
    1 Year lamp warranty or spare lamp
    Universal mounting

    We have a lot of cheap Acer projectors, and they are ok, but only ok.

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    the Toshiba SP1 is a winner in schools if budgets are a little tight, they are around the two hundred pound mark. Check the web

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    OK, had a bit more time to do some investigations - both come out about £220..ish

    Acer: 2 year warranty and replacement lamps are about £200+

    NEC: 3 year warranty and replacement lamps are about £130.

    So definitely looks like the NEC one so far.

    Also, have now found this:
    http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...68&Sku=Q120210

    3 Years Yrs 1: Loan-Exchange - Yrs 2/3: carry-in Repair & Return - 6 Months or 1000 hr (whichever sooner) cover on bulbs
    Replacment lamps seem to be about £170-£200.
    Are BenQs any better?


    Quote Originally Posted by kpms123 View Post
    the Toshiba SP1 is a winner in schools if budgets are a little tight, they are around the two hundred pound mark. Check the web
    I've had a search on the net and found these come in about £280..ish, unless someone can point me in the right direction for a cheaper deal?

    Thanks
    Last edited by e-class; 17th September 2008 at 06:41 PM.

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    I would go for either NEC or Epson. Have seen mitsubishi's and other ones fall like flys or have issues and NEC's and Epsons at least from experience I have had have been really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-class View Post
    OK, had a bit more time to do some investigations - both come out about £220..ish

    Acer: 2 year warranty and replacement lamps are about £200+

    NEC: 3 year warranty and replacement lamps are about £130.

    So definitely looks like the NEC one so far.

    Also, have now found this:
    BenQ MP612c SVGA Projector - 2200 ANSI lumens - Misco.co.uk

    3 Years Yrs 1: Loan-Exchange - Yrs 2/3: carry-in Repair & Return - 6 Months or 1000 hr (whichever sooner) cover on bulbs
    Replacment lamps seem to be about £170-£200.
    Are BenQs any better?




    I've had a search on the net and found these come in about £280..ish, unless someone can point me in the right direction for a cheaper deal?

    Thanks
    Hiya,

    We have the Toshiba model in stock for £259+vat With Free Next Business Day Delivery!

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    Toshiba SP1 £252 inc vat at PC World Business.

    Ben

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    You can also get another £30 cashback as well.

    Toshiba TDP SP1 Projector Cashback

    Ben

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    You really should go for an XGA projector (1024 x 768) as recommended by BECTA.
    This will ensure it works with newer laptops/PCs.
    We have a great offer on a Sanyo XGA projector which I will PM you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elemtech View Post
    You really should go for an XGA projector (1024 x 768) as recommended by BECTA.
    This will ensure it works with newer laptops/PCs.
    We have a great offer on a Sanyo XGA projector which I will PM you.

    another supplier looking to get banned I see , lol they just dont learn

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPLTD View Post
    another supplier looking to get banned I see , lol they just dont learn
    Can I ask an honest question to the school technicians (not competitors) on here?

    Do you want a closed shop?

    i.e only advertisers & the favoured few allowed to post & PM you with details of products & advice you have asked about.

    or do you want genuine information about products / services that help?

    I will be guided by you (not my competitors).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elemtech View Post
    Can I ask an honest question to the school technicians (not competitors) on here?
    Personally, I think your response to the question was spot on.

    1) A recommendation, backed by reasons

    2) A note that you will PM

    3) No mention of pricing, or slagging off competitors.

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    It's not a closed shop it's just that edugeek costs a lot to run and these advertisers pay money which goes towards the running of the site.

    As part of this financial commitment it means they are free to advertise their goods and services in threads such as this.

    If I don't want to buy from CP or anyone else then I won't I am quite capable of going elsewhere for quotes etc...

    If I want a quote from your company I'd contact you and ask for one.

    Why don't you stump up some advertising cash or do you think you can punt your wares for free on here?

    Ben

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