[clug] Recommendations for Projector

Mike J astro_mikel at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 14 01:22:15 GMT 2008

We use NEC NP1000's they seem very good for data, vc, tv etc. I'm pretty sure they were setup by an audio visual company so i would say take a look at the NEC NP1000 or equivalent.



> From: daniel at rimspace.net
> To: linux at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [clug] Recommendations for Projector
> Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2008 11:11:04 +1000
> Rodney Peters <rodneyp at pcug.org.au> writes:
> > I've been asked to acquire a new projector for a class room sized
> > presentation room (7 m x 7m)
> >
> > The projection screen is quite wide at 3 m although only gyprock
> > surface.  An earlier generaation LCD projector has been used in the
> > room for several years.  Only significant issue has been that
> > presenters have had to set large text & icon sizes on their desktop to
> > achieve readablity.
> >
> > Any advice re two specific issues ?
> >
> > DLP versus LCD projectors
> I would suggest an LCD *DATA* projector: most DLP, and movie / video LCD
> projectors work hard to ensure that they don't have a grid formation in
> the panel.
> That is great for video footage, but not at all what you want for data
> display, which sounds like it is what you are after.  The drawback -- a
> "screen door" effect, is unlikely to be significant enough to make video
> used in the classroom so bad that you want to avoid it.
> (I have no specific experience with DLP data projectors, but can't see
>  any reason why they would do better than an LCD for digital data.)
> > the usefulness or otherwise of native widescreen formats (16:9)
> More and more laptop and desktop video hardware is 16:10 native, so a
> 16:10 or 16:9 data projector is likely to be a closer match to what
> people are used to.
> > Any other general or specific recommendations?
> Test the hardware carefully, in bright light, before you buy.
> Find room in the budget for "screen paint", which is essentially a
> decent paint designed for making projector screens.  Putting that on the
> wall where this will project will make a *huge* difference, and the cost
> shouldn't be too great.
> Regards,
>         Daniel
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