Front projector

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Rick Westfall, May 15, 2004.

  1. Rick Westfall

    Rick Westfall Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 1998
    Messages:
    220
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm looking for a good multimedia projector for our church. Obviously it doesn't have to be a high quality home theater projector, but it does need to be bright enough to show up when all the lights aren't off.

    Suggestions? It goes without saying that we are working on a tight budget so best bang for the buck would apply here.

    Thanks
    Rick
     
  2. Neil White

    Neil White Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 1999
    Messages:
    552
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey Rick, are you the Rick Westfall that used to work at CYBERTEK?

    N
     
  3. Rick Westfall

    Rick Westfall Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 1998
    Messages:
    220
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nope. But it's odd that we live about 30 minutes away from each other and you know another Rick Westfall....
     
  4. Neil Joseph

    Neil Joseph Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 1998
    Messages:
    8,341
    Likes Received:
    1
    Real Name:
    Neil Joseph
    What is the maximum budget?
     
  5. Cameron Yee

    Cameron Yee Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    May 9, 2002
    Messages:
    11,582
    Likes Received:
    587
    Location:
    Since 2006
    Real Name:
    Cameron Yee
    If it's under 1000.00 then the X1 would be the best I imagine.
     
  6. Rick Westfall

    Rick Westfall Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 1998
    Messages:
    220
    Likes Received:
    0
    Neil,

    Unfortunately they didn't really give me a budget. I'll assume it's in the $1000 range. I was just looking at the Infocus X1 and saw the X2 also which is right at $1000. How do these compare with the Dell 2200M? (it can be purchased for $899...so can the X1 after mail in rebate)

    Thanks
    Rick
     
  7. Neil Joseph

    Neil Joseph Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 1998
    Messages:
    8,341
    Likes Received:
    1
    Real Name:
    Neil Joseph
    I also forgot to ask how big your church is.

    Thanks
     
  8. Leo Kerr

    Leo Kerr Screenwriter

    Joined:
    May 10, 1999
    Messages:
    1,699
    Likes Received:
    0
    So far we've had good luck with our Christie DS-30 projectors (we've recently installed 3, and have another 4-5 coming in this year.) It's a single-chip DLP, 3000 lumen projector. With any sort of light on the screen, 3k is probably about the lowest you'd want to consider.

    Depending on what sort of use you're going to put on it (an hour a week? 10 hours a week? 100 hours/week?) You may be able to get an LCD projector and have a reasonable life-expectancy of it. A couple years ago, I saw a fairly nice little 3500 lumen Proxima.. no idea what it cost.

    A quick glance at Projector Central reveals that the cheapest 3000 lumen projectors start at about $4000 MSRP.

    Leo Kerr
    Lkerr1@alumni.umbc.edu
     

Share This Page