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Old May 20th, 2005, 11:02 PM   #1
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Hi

I would like some help, regarding a projector that I am about to buy so I can do presentation photo slide show.
The question is simple for those who do these kind of set ups , how many lumens should I use?
Will 1800-2000 SVGA (800 BY 600 on a 7' by 10' screen) do the job?
I am talking about average weddings - 150-200 people.

Thanks in advance
Anthony
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Old May 21st, 2005, 12:36 AM   #2
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Have you considered lower lumens with 1024 native resolution?
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Old May 21st, 2005, 03:14 AM   #3
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Old May 21st, 2005, 06:30 AM   #4
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Check out the Mitsubishi XD400U. It has 2100 Lumens, 1024 x 768, and a 5000 hour lamp life. You can get it for around $1900 and it has a $200 rebate until 5-31-05.

I wanted the XD450U, but the 400 was over $500 less, and so far I have been very happy.

I ended up buying through Softwaremore-usa.com for $1937.00 but later got an offer for $1895 from "Projector People". They sent a follow up email to their first quote.
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Old May 21st, 2005, 08:14 AM   #5
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The only trouble with svga is that most corporate laptops are outputting 1024x768. Better to have higher resolution and perhaps 1500 lumens. When you have that level of brightness the video or s video feed is just fine for up to 400 in a large room.
Getting back to the computer resolution, if you find yourself doing a corporate powerpoint gig in the future, you will then have the most versatile tool for that dual purpose.
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Old May 21st, 2005, 04:34 PM   #6
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People still use powerpoint?
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Old May 22nd, 2005, 01:39 PM   #7
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Thanks every body> Yes maybe i should consider less lumens and higher resolution> Thanks
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Old May 23rd, 2005, 04:55 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Patrick Moreau
People still use powerpoint?
I suppose your comment is tongue in cheek. And oh yeah have I sat through my share of awful text flyins that zing, rotten clip art dollar signs that go cha-ching etc.

Truth is, powerpoint is still very much alive. The embedded video I produce for ppt brings me in several 10s of thousands per year.

So it would seem that folks are still looking for great ways to add rich media to their presentations.

So that said, decide on your audience and get the machine that balances the need for brightness and resolution.
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