How to receive a nice LCD projector as one of your Christmas presents.

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  1. NathanP

    NathanP Supporting Actor

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    For me,
    This will be the most memorable and best Christmas's ever.
    Yesterday, my parents asked me to hand over a freshly made Christmas list, as they were going to do some "Shopping".
    As I gave it to them, I proclaimed "Boy, Mom and Dad, there's alot of stuff there".
    Usually for Christmas, I ask for DVD's, Paintballs, CDs, and various other teenage apparel.
    But this Christmas, I'm evil [​IMG]
    Ok, back to the story..
    What I put on that Christmas list was confounding.
    A few $10,000 speakers
    A $5,000 DVD player
    A Bob Carver Sunfire Subwoofer $ALOT
    And, various other things they either won't spend the money on or never heard of.
    Except for one thing--
    An LCD projector which can be purchased for way under my usual Christmas gift fund ($250+)
    HAHAHA!
    I'm so sure I'll get a LCD projector, why?
    My Dad is an audio/visual enginner and works with MANY LCD Projector dealers/salesmen.
    Oh, boy, this is gonna be a good Christmas.
    Also,
    I put a little disclaimer on the bottom of my list:
    "Please NO clothes, only what I have on my list"
    Call me evil, call me mean, but I'm getting a projector!
    And, for the people who think I'm some screwed up kid--
    YES, I love my parents VERY much.
    Nathan
     
  2. NickSo

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    $250 for a projector???
    My family might get a new Toshiba 53HX71 HD-ready RPTV for Xmas... [​IMG]
     
  3. NathanP

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    Nick-

    Yep, Dad can get a projector for cheap.

    Heck, he's been offerd one for free before.
     
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    Nathan any chance you can get another cheap projector? [​IMG]
     
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    really??

    hmm... mind gettting me an extra one too?

    Seriously... :p
     
  6. NathanP

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    I love my Daddy [​IMG]
    And my next door nieghbor is an HT/sound room installer.
     
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    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Nathan,

    If dad has such great deals on projectors, why didn't you just get one of those before instead of hunting for a $100 older CRT? I would think that if you can get decent units for $250, you'd simply have one it every room!

    I've been an audio engineer for 10 years, I wish I got offers like that! I think I found a decent LCD for $250 once, usable for parts.

    -Vince

    PS: I thought your dad was a musician by trade?
     
  8. NathanP

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    Yes Vince,

    Dad is a musician by trade (College Degree) but he found that the job options (Orchestra or Music teacher) was not to his liking whatsoever..

    So with the many audio/visual/electronics classes he took in college, he got a job to be the Audio/Visual guy at a large teaching Hospital (like a university) which does TONS of multimedia stuff.

    Thats where the projector stuff came in..

     
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    Nathan,
    What school did your dad go to? I have been looking at several schools that offer audio/digital media as a major (I haven't found any schools that just offer classes for this) and they are very expensive. $30,000 and up! I would be very interested in any info you can give me. Thanks!
    Also, what kind of hospital is this? [​IMG] All the hospitals in my neck of the woods (the southeast) complain about not having a budget for medicine much less constant upgrading of projectors.
    Dan Hine
     

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