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    Hi there
    We are looking to upgrade our projectors that we use in class with IWB's. The images don't seem to be as sharp/bright as they could be. I don't know much about projectors but I understand we can get some with a better resolution (XGA?)
    The ones we have now are NEC VT37's - I think the resolution is VGA. We've had these about 4 years.
    Can anyone recommend anything to me - plus prices and where to get them? We need 12.
    Many thanks
    Claire

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClaireJoanne View Post
    Hi there
    We are looking to upgrade our projectors that we use in class with IWB's. The images don't seem to be as sharp/bright as they could be. I don't know much about projectors but I understand we can get some with a better resolution (XGA?)
    The ones we have now are NEC VT37's - I think the resolution is VGA. We've had these about 4 years.
    Can anyone recommend anything to me - plus prices and where to get them? We need 12.
    Many thanks
    Claire
    Hiya Claire,

    We have recently supplied a school with the NEC NP300 which is a superb Projector as shown below,



    Specification
    Product Description NEC NP300 XGA Projector - 2200 ANSI lumens with 3yr de-install/ re-install warranty
    Device Type Projector
    Manufacturer Warranty 3yr de-install/ re-install warranty
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 30.8 cm x 26.2 cm x 9.35 cm
    Weight 2.98 kg
    Power Supply 200-240 V AC; 50 - 60 Hz
    Power Consumption (W) 295 Normal Mode; 240 Eco Mode; 11 Stand-by Mode; 3 Power-saving Mode
    Input Device Remote control
    Sound Output Mode Mono 7 Watt
    Built-in Devices Speaker
    Image Brightness 2200 ANSI lumens
    Image Contrast Ratio 500:1
    Lamp 210 W AC (168 W AC Eco Mode)
    Video Signal PAL / PAL60 / NTSC / SECAM / NTSC 4.43 / PAL-N / PAL-M
    Video Output RGB
    Resolution 1024 x 768
    Bulb life cycle 3000 hour(s) / 4000 hour(s) (economic mode)
    Supported Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (HDTV 1080i/60; HDTV 1080i/50); 1600 x 1200 (UXGA); 1440 x 900 (WXGA+); 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+); 1280 x 1024 (SXGA); 1280 x 1024 (MAC 23"); 1280 x 960 (SXGA); 1280 x 800 (WXGA); 1280 x 768 (WXGA); 1280 x 720 (HDTV 720p); 1152 x 864 (XGA); 1024 x 768 (XGA); 832 x 624 (MAC 16"); 800 x 600 (SVGA); 720 x 576 (DVD progressive); 720 x 480 (DVD progressive); 720 x 480 (SDTV 480p); 640 x 480 (VGA/MAC 13"); 1152 x 870 (MAC 21") compressed; 1280 x 1024 (Maximum resolution of digital input)


    Let me know if this looks suitible by pm and I'll get you pricing based on 12

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    Hi Simon
    Do you think we would be able to use the same brackets that we have now?
    If you could let me have a quote, that would be great.
    Thanks
    Claire

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClaireJoanne View Post
    We are looking to upgrade our projectors that we use in class with IWB's.
    And what are you planning to do with the old ones?

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    Hi David

    I hadn't really thought - why?

    Claire

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClaireJoanne View Post
    I hadn't really thought - why?
    Well, if you were just going to dump them we could maybe offer you a decent price for them. We only have small classrooms, projectors needn't be that bright, so they might be suitible for us. If not, then I'm sure you can sell them off to staff wanting a home cinema setup :-)

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    As you have spotted, the difficult bit will be fitting them to the existing bracket (unless someone was sharp enough to fit universal types first time round) and whether the zoom range of the new ones (whatever you choose) will allow you to leave the bracket in the same place.

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    We had the problem with having to move mounts because the old svga monitors were a lot further back. So we have bitten the bullet and are replacing the aging projectors with these LCD Projectors : Multi Purpose : CP-A100 : English : Hitachi Digital Media Group A fair bit more expensive but elfnsafety love them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    As you have spotted, the difficult bit will be fitting them to the existing bracket (unless someone was sharp enough to fit universal types first time round) and whether the zoom range of the new ones (whatever you choose) will allow you to leave the bracket in the same place.
    Thats the quandary we are in - its difficult to know until you buy them whether it is going to suit the job and work like for like.

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    Have a look at Projector Central. The calculator will let you work out screen sizes for throws & visa versa. Takes a bit of thinking through but it can be done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    As you have spotted, the difficult bit will be fitting them to the existing bracket (unless someone was sharp enough to fit universal types first time round).
    Ive just done the very thing for the last year or so, so its not such a pain next time! Swapping a bulb out takes a bit longer as you need to remove the whole bracket but its 60% cheaper and future proofed a little

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    I'm fiddling with one now where we've glued & screwed a piece of MDF to the ceiling to enable us to reposition as required. I'm looking at fitting some Unistrut on the next move, and if I can find the right thing, fit anti-vibration mounts between the strut and the bracket. I'm looking to damp out the vibration from footfalls in the room above. I think to ones in the link will be too stiff; I'm still looking.

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    Must admit, where possible I now look at putting uni-strut in for the mount, allows you to move it a bit if needed if your just a bit out on the fitment, as well as if you put 1M tracks in as it were that should cover you for good if it ever needed to move again in the future.

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