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From: "Kenneth G. Aitken" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Projectors
Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2004 21:38:11 -0600
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I'm in the process of shopping for one too. One of the questions I have
is about the bulb. These bulbs are often $450 or more each. Their life is
judged in hours. however this can be reduced by poor handling I assume .
Are they readily available where you are? What do they cost?

The machines you've mentioned are both 1100 lumens, a good rating for
groups, great for groups about 25, good for those groups 50-75. For groups
of 100 or more they may not be as good. Mind you 1100 lumens suits my needs.

I suspect you are attracted to the weight factor. There are many cheaper,
heavier 1100 lumen machines. Don't forget the carrying case-- is it custom
for the machine?

The next issue I would consider is the profitability of this device. How
many lectures or classes do you do each year? How much do you earn per
lecture/lesson? How long will you need to go before earn enough to pay for
the machine, and the time it takes to convert your lectures/lessons from
overheads to Powerpoint? One does need to be careful about acquiring an
extra dependent living off your lecture income.

Take a look at Dell, they make some too that may be a better buy. Find out
from a repair technician for the machines on your short list which they have
seen most frequently. Toshiba notebooks/laptops, for example seem to well
known by repair people-- from experience-- is that a good thing?

I think those wireless remote controlls are generally sold seperately. I
plan on getting one myself.

Good luck in your search. I expect you'll get yours before I buy mine as I
need to buy a new notebook first.

Kenneth G. Aitken,
Family History Education Services,
2426 Dewdney Avenue East
Regina, Saskatchewan, S4N 4V5 Canada

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carolyn Earle Billingsley" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2004 8:16 PM
Subject: [APG] Projectors

> 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
> =Can I ask those of you who own video projectors to comment on the
> offered on this model? Is there another model you would recommend over
> one? Why?
> =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
> 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
> http://www.beachcamera.com
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> as full digital/analog connectivity. All engineered in an elegant,
> streamlined design that perfectly complements your image. The InFocus
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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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