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    Smile Replacing projectors

    Hi guys! I'm finally back. I havent been on for ages. Think i was on a bit of a downer with it all but am coming out of it now! Feeling brighter.

    I have sooo many questions......oh the questions! lol

    Anyhoo, the first.

    My head has decided to let me buy 3 new projectors to replace the really bad ones in the school. But i am aware its not as easy as taking the old one down and replacing it with a new one!

    So, how do i go about this?! With throw and Lumens and all the jazz. We currently have Sanyo's in place and we use promethean boards. we obvisouly want the ones that you can get now when the bulbs are replaced in the warranty or whatever it is....

    Thanks!!

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    Hiya LM Welcome back.

    What model of Sanyo are they, and are they attached via a universal mount? What connections on the projector are being used?

    If they are using a universal mount then getting a replacement projector with and image throw in the same range as the one to be replaced should be fine.

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    Before you buy the Sanyos it might be worth having a quick look at the new Casio Revolution. Its an LED projector with no bulbs to replace or filters to clean and comes with a 5 year guarantee and warranty.
    Rich

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    I recommend Hitachi EDX40's

    They're ace..and becta approved orange ones. Come with two remotes (one designed for a teacher...which therfore has very few buttons)

    We have LOADS of them around our school 399 each from Computanet in Hull

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    Take a look at this site and use their 'Calculator Pro' to check the throw of any potential new projector.
    Projectors, Projector Reviews, LCD Projectors, Home Theater DLP Projectors at ProjectorCentral.com

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    we have some amazing educational projector deals available at the moment Little Miss, be sure to pm me if you would like some options

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    Welcome back LM. How much money have you been given? We now have a policy to replace projectors with short-throw jobs that bolt above the screen. We use the Hitachi A100 but they are more expensive. It's mainly a Health & Safety issue but they look great.

    If not, you will ideally want to use the same mounting pole if possible and most of them are pretty universal but check to see how it works. A lot of projectors have mounting holes and the pole has adjustable arms that can be moved to line up with the holes. A bit of a fiddle but not difficult.

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    awww, i missed you guys!!

    Right, we currently have a mix cus i think they were installed in phases. The 2 main ones are the Sanyo PLC-SU50 and PLC-XU41.

    We do have what i think is a universal mount. They're the ones where the plate comes from the mount, will go remind my self but im pretty sure there were a few holes.

    I am right in thinking that there are projectors with some sort of lamp offer, sure i saw them a while ago.

    I think the head is thinking 300 ish...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    awww, i missed you guys!!

    Right, we currently have a mix cus i think they were installed in phases. The 2 main ones are the Sanyo PLC-SU50 and PLC-XU41.

    We do have what i think is a universal mount. They're the ones where the plate comes from the mount, will go remind my self but im pretty sure there were a few holes.

    I am right in thinking that there are projectors with some sort of lamp offer, sure i saw them a while ago.

    I think the head is thinking 300 ish...
    there are a few deals which are for education which include a lamp voucher or lamp warranty like the ones below,

    SANYO PLC-XW200LMP XGA Projector - 2200 ANSI lumens, 3yr swap out warranty & 3yr lamp warranty 399.00+vat Free Delivery



    Epson EB-X7EDU XGA Projector - 2200 ANSI lumens, 3yr de-install / re-install warranty & 3yr lamp warranty 380+vat Free Delivery



    NEC NP305EDU XGA Projector - 2200 ANSI lumens*with 3yr de-install / re-install warranty & 3yr lamp warranty 395.00+vat Free Delivery



    hope that helps Little Miss

    p.s the head needs to have a look around as you wont get a decent projector with lamp warranty for 300

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    That does indeed matey!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tricky_Dicky View Post
    Before you buy the Sanyos it might be worth having a quick look at the new Casio Revolution. Its an LED projector with no bulbs to replace or filters to clean and comes with a 5 year guarantee and warranty.
    Rich
    They look lovely but at around 700 I think it will be a hard sell, even with no bulbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    They look lovely but at around 700 I think it will be a hard sell, even with no bulbs.
    At 700, i'll be pushing for them here, that's for sure. It's not a huge amount more, for a device with the life of 10 lamps without replacement...

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    @localzuk - where are you getting that "life of 10 lamps" claim from? If that's genuine, that may well be my next projector...

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    @localzuk - where are you getting that "life of 10 lamps" claim from? If that's genuine, that may well be my next projector...
    The casio site has details (PDF linked - http://www.casio.de/press/files/PI_C..._models_EN.pdf)

    Claimed 20,000 hours life. Our standard projectors have an average bulb life of around 2000 hours.

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    Ask how difficult it is to get at the filter to clean it. Most of ours are dead easy to get to from a chair but some need a ladder. It takes me as long to clean 6 of these as the 20+ easy ones.

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