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From: Carolyn Earle Billingsley <>
Date: Sun, 05 Dec 2004 20:16:25 -0600
OK, I'm ready to bite the bullet and buy a projector. I'm trying to enter
the 21st century by converting my lectures to Power Point and I want to
have my own projector.
I checked the APG archives and read the earlier thread about projectors,
then I went searching on the web. I've posted the info on the projectors
I'm leaning towards below, but it's a lot of money to spend without some
input from those in the know, i.e., APG listers.
I like this one because of the 3-pound weight and it appears to me to have
sufficient lumens and other qualities, but I know absolutely nothing about
video projectors (have never used one) and what to look for. I hope y'all
will help keep me from making a stupid, and expensive, mistake.
The more I search the web and read specs, the more confused I become.
Here are my questions:
=This same projector can be had for quite a bit less money if purchased
REFURBISHED. Is it worth it to gamble on a refurbished one to save $1000-$1500?
=Can I ask those of you who own video projectors to comment on the features
offered on this model? Is there another model you would recommend over this
=I'm totally ignorant and have never used one of these before. I've seen
many presenters who had a little clicker in their hands to advance the
projector. Is this something that comes with the projector or do you buy it
separately? Are there compatibility issues or do you just buy one and it
works with whatever projector you have? What's it actually called (I doubt
if I can Froogle "clicky thingie for video projector" <G>)?
=Are there any other accessories I would expect to purchase?
=Regarding compatibility, does it matter what brand my notebook computer is?
INFOCUS LP0130V VIDEO PROJECTOR
Our Price $3,585.00
Availability In Stock. Usually Ships in 1-2 Business Days
SKU No. LP0130V
Mfg. Part No. LP0130V
Condition Brand new, USA Warranty
ALL ITEMS ARE BRAND NEW, FACTORY FRESH AND INCLUDE FULL MANUFACTURERS USA
WARRANTY UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.
The projector to own. Only InFocus could produce the next must-have
business tool, the three-pound, full-featured LP130. This digital notebook
projector simply blows away the standards set by all previous contenders.
Truly revolutionary, it packs all the advanced features you demand into the
slimmest, lightest form factor available. In fact, the LP130 is the
industry's first full-featured projector that weighs in at three pounds -
about half the weight of today's typical notebook. Tuck it into your
briefcase and take it on the road - the LP130 is the ideal partner to your
notebook PC, completing your premier suite of digital tools. Each feature
applies the latest advances in projector technology to deliver professional
performance. You'll dominate any meeting while projecting the most
brilliant colors, brightest display and sharpest resolution. And you'll
enjoy seamless compatibility with every leading projector standard, as well
as full digital/analog connectivity. All engineered in an elegant,
streamlined design that perfectly complements your image. The InFocus LP130
shatters all barriers on projector size. Finally, you can flaunt a digital
projector that's significantly smaller than your notebook - and a full two
pounds lighter than any projector previously offered by InFocus - without
sacrificing a single state-of- the-art feature. With a featherweight
machine like this, your meetings are more portable than ever. Like the tiny
digital cell phone that replaced your clunky analog, it will impress your
audience every time you take it out? and you'll wonder how you ever got
along without it. The LP130 has every premium capability the most demanding
business presenters expect. At 1100 lumens, it surpasses the criterion by
which users measure superior brightness. It incorporates true XGA
resolution for the outstanding image clarity that results from XGA
resolution compatibility with your high-end digital notebook. Armed with
its video feature, you'll wow audiences with effects that transform a
workable presentation into a stunning one. And, its built-in DVI connector
gives the LP130 straight digital- to-digital connectivity to your notebook
computer. Furthermore, this out-standing projector is HDTV compatible, so
you can tap into the excellence of high definition images seamlessly and
immediately and project them flawlessly.
On the other hand, this Toshiba TDP-P7U Projector sounds awfully good for a
lot less money. What am I missing?
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 13, 2004--
Toshiba's TDP-P7U Offers Rich Imaging Technology, Quiet Operation and
Multimedia Features in a Form Factor Under Three Pounds
Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD) today introduced the new TDP-P7U
projector providing ultra-bright performance and superior portability to
mobile professionals, making it one of the lightest and brightest
projectors available. The TDP-P7U has an ultra-bright display that delivers
a brilliant 1,100 ANSI lumens of brightness with native XGA 1,024 x 768
resolution, DLP(TM) technology and a 2000:1 contrast ratio. The TDP-P7U
weighs in at 2.9 pounds providing a lightweight, compact business
presentation solution that fits easily into a briefcase or handbag for easy
transport while on the go, or when presenting at multiple locations.
With a sleek, eye-catching design, the TDP-P7U includes rich multi-media
features such as composite and S-video inputs, audio-in capability and a
0.5 watt speaker. In addition, the unit has digital keystone correction
allowing for distortion-free projection, and under 37dBA whisper-quiet
operating mode for small meeting environments.
"Toshiba's TDP-P7U projector is the ideal, ultra-portable, business tool
for the mobile worker that delivers high-impact presentations with ease,
especially when used in conjunction with Toshiba's award-winning
notebooks," said Alex Ijuin, assistant general manager for Toshiba DPD's
Projector Business Unit of Toshiba America Information Systems Inc.
"Today's announcement underscores Toshiba's leading position in developing
small form factor presentation devices for mobile professionals, allowing
them to carry all of their essential office tools with them on the go."
The Toshiba TDP-P7U is currently available for $1,899
Thanks. Any and all comments and advice appreciated. Regards, Carolyn
Carolyn Earle Billingsley, Ph.D.
2100 Pleasant Grove, Alexander, AR 72002-9154
Telephone and Fax: 501.847.0114
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