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#1 stevenyelland

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Posted 18 March 2003 - 08:47 PM

I have £1400 to spend as part of Professional Development Funds and am looking at digital projectors. I have asked IT Dept to look for any good deals.

Does anyone know of any current good buys????? :rolleyes:

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#2 Nichola Boughey

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Posted 18 March 2003 - 11:37 PM

I recently purchased a digital projector - Sony - cost about £1350 inc VAT and I got a free TV.

I keep meaning to look up details for Andrew - will pass them on.

I think it was from Jessops - they are online.

#3 Andrew Field

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Posted 18 March 2003 - 11:59 PM

I found one that cost just under £2000, but nothing like the price you mention. It looks really good though:
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You will certainly be able to get a good projector for the money you mention Steven. Your ICT people should know best, but try having a look at sites such as http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk to see their 'best buys' and http://www.dabs.com or http://www.simply.co.uk to get some online ideas. Might even be worth enquiring at a few local shops to see if they can offer you any educational discounts?


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Posted 22 March 2003 - 09:05 AM

Thanks for the advice :)

#5 Nichola Boughey

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 09:57 AM

Sorry Guys that it has taken so long to get this information - been busy.

Nice looking projector Andrew but take a look at mine:

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Sanyo PLC-SW20
RRP: £1895
Our price: £1116 excl VAT
(£1311.3 including VAT)

The Sanyo SW20 is exceptionally light and features whisper quiet operation. This unit is an ideal micro-mobile presentation solution. This projector can be used for front or rear projection.

Sanyo PLC-SW20 Projector Specifications


Resolution SVGA
Weight 2.5 kg
Brightness 1000 lumens
Display type LCD
Keystone Correction Yes
Lamp Life 2000 hours
Contrast Ratio 300:1
Fan Noise 37 db
Warranty 2 years return to base

Available from:

PowerPoint.co.uk

Edited by Andrew Field, 22 March 2003 - 01:22 PM.


#6 Stephen Drew

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 11:26 AM

Wow!

Nicky and I have exactly the same projector!

Spooky.

I too have the same high opinion of it. :teacher:
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Posted 22 March 2003 - 12:42 PM

I hope none of you guys are on commission for hawking these projectors through the discussion forum!!!! ;)

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 01:18 PM

I hope none of you guys are on commission for hawking these projectors through the discussion forum!!!! ;)

In response to the very well made and clearly valid point made by my colleague Mr A Walker, I would just like to say:

"Whilst I believe that the Sanyo PLC-SW20 is a digital projector of much quality and usefulness, I am aware that there are other projectors on the market for use in schools that could also provide you with good service and image quality.

My comments on the Sanyo PLC-SW20 projector sould in no way be taken as a financially induced advertisement for this product or as an instruction to any other teacher to by said product.

If you do buy the Sanyo PLC-SW20 and it fails to live up to your expectations, I take no responsbility for this fact."


I think that covers it! ;)

Having said all that, it is a damn fine projector and I would tell anyone who asked me about is that it is highly suitable for classroom use. It is also very good for using elsewhere in the school, as it has been out of my classroom to the hall, library and SMT meeting room in the last week. :teacher:
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#9 Nichola Boughey

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 01:22 PM

I too recomend it but if it fails to live up to anyone elses expectations then I wish to take no blame.

P.S. You will need to possibly buy an extension cable for use in some rooms as the included one is bit short. :lol:

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Posted 24 March 2003 - 12:15 AM

Having talk to many IT specialists about Interctive Whiteboards and projectors (see my thread on this discussion board) I have learned that it's not so much the hardware you should worry about as how much it costs to replace the lamps when they go! We have an IW in one of our classrooms sitting idle because the projector lamp bulb costs £500 to replace. That's a lot of text books!
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#11 Stephen Drew

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Posted 24 March 2003 - 12:25 AM

We have an IW in one of our classrooms sitting idle because the projector lamp bulb costs £500 to replace. That's a lot of text books!

A very interesting point.

New technology - high expense.

However as someone who has a projector and a device that creates a sort of interactive whiteboard, I can say that I would rather have all of that than a new pile of textbooks any day of the week.

Used well with an internet connection and full understanding of PowerPoint, a teacher can do a lot more learning for their students with the technological solution.
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Posted 03 April 2003 - 08:40 PM

The Philips BSure SV2 projector is currently available with a 3 year (unlimited use)bulb warranty, 1500 lumens and speakers loud enough to allow videos to run through it with no difficulty for those at the back...........available for around the £1100 mark from numerous suppliers.




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