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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Rick Westfall

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Posted May 15 2004 - 05:42 AM

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.

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#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Neil White

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Posted May 15 2004 - 05:49 AM

Hey Rick, are you the Rick Westfall that used to work at CYBERTEK?

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#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Rick Westfall

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Posted May 15 2004 - 06:31 AM

Nope. But it's odd that we live about 30 minutes away from each other and you know another Rick Westfall....

#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted May 15 2004 - 04:29 PM

What is the maximum budget?
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#5 of 8 ONLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted May 15 2004 - 04:59 PM

If it's under 1000.00 then the X1 would be the best I imagine.
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#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Rick Westfall

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Posted May 16 2004 - 12:46 AM

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)

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#7 of 8 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted May 16 2004 - 02:04 AM

I also forgot to ask how big your church is.

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#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Leo Kerr

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Posted May 16 2004 - 02:40 AM

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.

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