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Old September 6th, 2004, 04:48 PM   #1
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Anyone here like to share their story in selecting a projector, either for editing-related purposes or for presentation? What made you choose the one you got? Also, when using a portable projector, how does one deal with the audio? What speakers are we talking about, or is something else used? Is there also a way to have a portable (large) screen with quick setup? Any recommended projectors would be appreciated, especially given the ongoing debate over formats.
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Old September 6th, 2004, 05:55 PM   #2
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I'm not certain I'd ever use a projector for editing purposes.

I'm waiting for the BenQ 8250 to become available before I purchase my first projector. HD, digital input, lots of power, everything but 16x9 aspect ratio.

I purchased a small guitar amp/speaker that also has a microphone input setting so I can feed it from my portable DVD player or from the projector when I get it. It is a Roland MicroCube and it will play to small to medium conference rooms. For big events, I have a 500 watt PA system.

Lots of portable and large screens available. They just cost money ($600 or so). A tube sits on the floor and you pull the screen up out of them. They are supported by a sissors arangement in the rear. Up to 100 inch diagonal I believe.

BTW, 16x9 ratio in a quality projector is very expensive and so far, they have low brightness as they are mainly targeted at the home entertainment market.
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Old September 7th, 2004, 04:18 AM   #3
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Barry, check out this thread for more on digital projectors.
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Old September 7th, 2004, 06:07 AM   #4
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And with that this thread is locked. Let's continue at the thread
Christopher indicated in the post above this one. Thanks.

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