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# 136835 10-Dec-2013 15:13
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I have come across an Acer H6510BD HD projector which appears to be an option for displaying data and presentations in a meeting room.
All the reviews and sales information only mention home theatre use, so what if anything makes office use different?
The projector it would replace is a Sony VPL-CX75 which is only 1024 x 768 native.

The projector will be in a fixed ceiling mounted location, and will be used mostly for reviewing spreadsheets and other data.
It will be attached to a dedicated PC and will run in native HD 1920 x 1080.

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  # 948838 10-Dec-2013 16:48
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Office use tends to be in rooms that have higher light levels than a home.

Reviewing spreadsheets and other data don't require such high resolution.

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  # 948867 10-Dec-2013 18:00
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graemeh: Office use tends to be in rooms that have higher light levels than a home.

Reviewing spreadsheets and other data don't require such high resolution.

They are often small enough so that a 50-60" LCD TV may be much less hassle to set up, brighter, and possibly even less expensive than an HD projector.


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  # 948884 10-Dec-2013 18:23
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We have just been through this at work, ended up liking the Panasonic PT-DZ570U the best out of anything. Problems being it chucks out quite a bit of heat and was considered noisy (I didn't think it was too bad.)

So now we are buying a TH-80LF50W 80" LCD Display for the's about twice the money. 70" LCD TV's for the smaller meeting rooms.

Panasonic should give you a demo of their projectors OK, PM me if you need a contact there, I'll see what I can do.

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  # 949103 11-Dec-2013 08:25
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Thanks for the feedback.
The meeting room has tinted windows and projection area is recessed so it tends to block out the ceiling lights.
The Acer HD projector is under $1000, and the reviews are generally good for brightness and quietness but not consistent for 3D (which will never used) and 'rainbows' which some reviewers comment on and others say they can't see. I'm wondering if these 'rainbows' are going to be more or less obvious on static presentations and spreadsheets with a white background, compared to action movies.

The room already has a 40" LCD for video conferencing, and the projector will be creating about a 80" image.
The spreadsheets that are regularly reviewed are huge and the users want the same screen area and HD resolution as they have on their desktop monitors.
When they view them on the 1024 x 768 projector they either see half the spreadsheet clearly, or the whole spreadsheet where the numbers are starting to get rather fuzzy!

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