Can anyone recommended a filter-free projector? Or at least point me in the direction of some, i need a rough price for my list of things i want to spend in my new budget...
I want to start replacing our current ones which are starting to look a little burnt out and filter-free just sound heaven sent!
Hiya Little Miss,
Originally Posted by Little-Miss
We have quite a few different models available with low maintenance including this model shown below for £350+vat Free Delivery,(was £399)
Mitsubishi XD210U Projector
Brief Description Features
Filter free design
Detachable keypad Recommended Use
Resolution 1024 x 768
Weight 2.7 Kg
Brightness/Ansi Lumens 2000 Lumens (Low Mode)
Warranty 3 Year Manfrs
Contrast Ratio 2000:1
Lamp Life 180W (Shut Off Time: 2000hrs), Low Mode:150W (Shut Off Time: 3000hrs)
Inputs Input terminals:
RGB ; mini D-sub 15pin x 1 PC Audio:
PC Audio ; Stereo mini jack x 1 Video:
Video ; RCA x 1 Communication terminal:
Audio 2W mono
Let me know what you think hun,:cool:
just realised we can discount that model further Little-Miss £350.00+vat
* 2200 Lumens with 2000:1 contrast ratio
* XGA projector at 4 pounds with 3000 hours of lamp life
* DVI w/ HDCP, VGA-In, VGA-out, s-video, RS-232 & USB
* Native 4:3 with support for 5:4, 16:9 & 1.78:1
* Password protection available through remote control
With 3 Year Lamp Warranty + 3 Year De/Re Install Warranty + Carry Case
ONLY £419.95 With FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY
Not to hijack your thread or anything but I am also looking at filter free and TBH don't know anything about the makes mentioned by Mandy and Simon. Can anyone advise on what they are like in terms of robustness, lamp life etc. I tend to go for NECs as in the 7 years I have worked in Education they have proved to be the best. But they are pricey!
Just to throw my 2p-worth in... I like the BenQ range. Nearly all my projectors are BenQ and they 'just work' which is good!
My ha-penny is that I don't like the Mitsubishi ones. We have sanyo filtered projectors and they are absolute troopers, hardly have to worry about them. The Mitsubushi filterless we got recently have all started having bulbs go. Apparently there is nothing we can do about it as the bulb life shows around 2000 hours and this is the Manufacture recommended replacement time. They also just die completely if it decides the bulb is gone & you need to do a key combo to fix it, which is annoying when you are trying to diagnose.
This could be just one cheap-ass model we were supplied so don't take it as a cover all
We are looking at the new Casio - no lamp and no filter variety ;)
Most filterless or low maintenance projectors are DLP - beware that the colour definition on these is not as good as an LCD projector. We constantly get complaints about the DLP projectors we have, so we've stuck with LCD ones for our latest purchases.
New Casio LED projectors look amazing. Cheaper over the life and quiet, no problems powering down and fast to start. That's the future everyone!
DLP projectors are filterless however this does not mean that they do not need to be maintained.
All projectors that have fans in them will draw particulate matter into them which could effect the lamp (apart from the casio) and so if you want to get the longest lifespan possible rom your projectors they need to be cleaned properly on a regular basis.
This is why some schools go for projector maintenance service contracts.
There are a small number of projectors that are made as sealed units specifically for certain types of usage (such as workshops, hair salons etc where there is a lot of particulate matter in the air), you should speak to your AV supplier to see what models and pricing they can do for you.
Originally Posted by Ric_
Just bare in mind that new projectors won't nesesarily have the same throw length as the old ones or fit in the same brackets.
Originally Posted by Little-Miss
It might be cheaper to find a projector that's a drop in replacment for the ones you have instead of having all your brackets and cabling redone.
Would totally agree with this even the modern DLP projectors, the colours just appear washed out.
Originally Posted by maniac
I would stick with LCD any day of the week for being used in a classroom.
DLP are more suited for home cinema in my opinion.