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# 211675 6-Apr-2017 15:44
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Not really home theatre related but this is the closest forum I can see. I've been asked to provide a recommendation for a replacement data projector for my organisation and projectors are something I have not kept up with over the years. The current one is 12 years old, can't connect to anything modern, and is on its way out. Anyone have any recommendations for a projector with the following:

 

  • Mainly to be used with laptops etc but may be connected to a Freeview receiver/DVD player etc
  • Must have HDMI and VGA in, and audio out
  • Be permanently ceiling mountable
  • Have a remote
  • Budget $2000 + GST
  • Minimum HD/720p

The current projector is mounted 240cm above the floor and 20cm from the ceiling, projecting on a screen 330cm away from the front of the projector. The screen is 300cm wide, 220cm tall and 10cm off the floor.

 

Anyone have any recommendations? Most reviews I can find are for Home Theatre models, or for overseas models. Apart from which one has the highest lumens, looking at models on pricespy has left me with no idea of what is a good projector these days.


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  # 1757682 6-Apr-2017 16:22
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The company I work for bought a Epson EB-U32 for under $1200 which does the job well at its pricepoint, was the cheapest WUXGA we could source via NZ distributor at the time, covers off your minimum requirements and then some


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  # 1757686 6-Apr-2017 16:26
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Might be slightly off topic here, but what are Ethernet ports used for in projectors? At uni, they seem to have them plugged in to Ethernet ports and HDMI ports.




 
 
 
 


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  # 1757719 6-Apr-2017 17:51
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+1 for Epson.

Although we recently replaced our work ones with viewsonic which are great value for money.

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  # 1757741 6-Apr-2017 18:37
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tchart: +1 for Epson.

Although we recently replaced our work ones with viewsonic which are great value for money.

 

+1 for Epson. Bullet proof.


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  # 1757742 6-Apr-2017 18:37
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tchart: +1 for Epson.

Although we recently replaced our work ones with viewsonic which are great value for money.

 

+1 for Epson. Bullet proof.


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  # 1774536 2-May-2017 19:43
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littlehead:

 

Not really home theatre related but this is the closest forum I can see. I've been asked to provide a recommendation for a replacement data projector for my organisation and projectors are something I have not kept up with over the years. The current one is 12 years old, can't connect to anything modern, and is on its way out. Anyone have any recommendations for a projector with the following:

 

  • Mainly to be used with laptops etc but may be connected to a Freeview receiver/DVD player etc
  • Must have HDMI and VGA in, and audio out
  • Be permanently ceiling mountable
  • Have a remote
  • Budget $2000 + GST
  • Minimum HD/720p

The current projector is mounted 240cm above the floor and 20cm from the ceiling, projecting on a screen 330cm away from the front of the projector. The screen is 300cm wide, 220cm tall and 10cm off the floor.

 

Anyone have any recommendations? Most reviews I can find are for Home Theatre models, or for overseas models. Apart from which one has the highest lumens, looking at models on pricespy has left me with no idea of what is a good projector these days.

 

 

 

 

Have you made any decision? I am looking for a similar projector as well. Kind of leaning towards the Epson EB-U32..


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  # 1774570 2-May-2017 20:24
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lomenak:

 

littlehead:

 

Not really home theatre related but this is the closest forum I can see. I've been asked to provide a recommendation for a replacement data projector for my organisation and projectors are something I have not kept up with over the years. The current one is 12 years old, can't connect to anything modern, and is on its way out. Anyone have any recommendations for a projector with the following:

 

  • Mainly to be used with laptops etc but may be connected to a Freeview receiver/DVD player etc
  • Must have HDMI and VGA in, and audio out
  • Be permanently ceiling mountable
  • Have a remote
  • Budget $2000 + GST
  • Minimum HD/720p

The current projector is mounted 240cm above the floor and 20cm from the ceiling, projecting on a screen 330cm away from the front of the projector. The screen is 300cm wide, 220cm tall and 10cm off the floor.

 

Anyone have any recommendations? Most reviews I can find are for Home Theatre models, or for overseas models. Apart from which one has the highest lumens, looking at models on pricespy has left me with no idea of what is a good projector these days.

 

 

 

 

Have you made any decision? I am looking for a similar projector as well. Kind of leaning towards the Epson EB-U32..

 

 

That looks more like a portable corporate printer. I think OP wanted a permanently ceiling mountable option. That would be a difference, though maybe you could mount the portable one? But then it wouldn't need to be called "portable" lol.





 
 
 
 


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  # 1774745 3-May-2017 08:41
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sonyxperiageek:

 

lomenak:

 

littlehead:

 

Not really home theatre related but this is the closest forum I can see. I've been asked to provide a recommendation for a replacement data projector for my organisation and projectors are something I have not kept up with over the years. The current one is 12 years old, can't connect to anything modern, and is on its way out. Anyone have any recommendations for a projector with the following:

 

  • Mainly to be used with laptops etc but may be connected to a Freeview receiver/DVD player etc
  • Must have HDMI and VGA in, and audio out
  • Be permanently ceiling mountable
  • Have a remote
  • Budget $2000 + GST
  • Minimum HD/720p

The current projector is mounted 240cm above the floor and 20cm from the ceiling, projecting on a screen 330cm away from the front of the projector. The screen is 300cm wide, 220cm tall and 10cm off the floor.

 

Anyone have any recommendations? Most reviews I can find are for Home Theatre models, or for overseas models. Apart from which one has the highest lumens, looking at models on pricespy has left me with no idea of what is a good projector these days.

 

 

 

 

Have you made any decision? I am looking for a similar projector as well. Kind of leaning towards the Epson EB-U32..

 

 

That looks more like a portable corporate printer. I think OP wanted a permanently ceiling mountable option. That would be a difference, though maybe you could mount the portable one? But then it wouldn't need to be called "portable" lol.

 

 

We ceiling mounted ours no problem, has industry standard mounts


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  # 1774819 3-May-2017 10:53
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Wade:

 

 

 

We ceiling mounted ours no problem, has industry standard mounts

 

 

 

 

So I gather that you'd recommend this one? There really is not that much out there in the Epson range around this price point. The one up with wuxga resolution seems to be this one - Epson EB-2245U but that is almost twice the price..


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  # 1774835 3-May-2017 11:23
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Way way over your budget, but for accurate colour and decent brightness we ended up putting Canon WUX450ST's everywhere at my last place, they were great. 


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