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Prxoxima 8300 LCD Projector
I've just come accross one of the following projectors and will probably get it for around 250 quid (spec below), i want to use it behind the rig , i was all set for buying it but realised after looking at the tech and spec that it only went up to 180 ansi lumens , could you just give me the nod mate if you think i should buy it (it's got 16 hours left at auction) obviously looking to save money for other areas of the rig like so don't want to buy a duffer and lose on it .
i'd have contacted you via phone or DT but can't get into site 4 last few days to get your number outta the message thingy.
input from anybody else with a bit of noddle on the subject would be welcomed and appreciated
Deliver bright, incredibly
colorful, high performance
How it works
The Proxima 8300 Multimedia LCD Projector provides computer data image quality unequaled in previously available LCD projectors. Its three analog LCD panels and dichoric color filters project brilliant, high-fidelity computer and video images in up to 16.7 million true colors. The unit's true 640 x 480 resolution, remarkable color saturation exceptional brightness, and rapid response time make it a logical choice for important boardroom, training, and multimedia presentations that demand premier image quality.
With it slim-line design and ability to be set up with no convergence or alignment, the Proxima 8300 can easily be move from one location to another. Adding to its versatility is a motorized 2-to-1 zoom lens that lets you place the projector nearly anywhere in the conference room. Simply adjust the zoom lens, even by remote control, to fit any screen size up to 25 feet diagonal.
The Proxima 8300 comes equipped with stereo audio input and output jacks and is the only LCD projector that is compatible with the Proxima Cyclops interactive pointer system. Cyclops allows presenter to operate software and control their presentations directly from the projected image.
Direct compatibility with your personal computer
Advanced optical system delivers bright, saturated colors
Superior data and video image quality
Allows cordless control of your presentation with Cyclops
Easy to set up with no need for convergence or alignment
True 640 x 480 resolution provides computer compatibility without the need for scan converters
Provides 16.7 million brilliant colors
Analog active matrix LCD's and dichoric filters
2.1 zoom lens ensures adaptability to a wide variety of audience and room sizes
Multiple video standards supported (NTSC, PAL, SECAM, S-Video)
Wide computer compatibility
Flexible configuration through wide variety of video, computer, and audio connectors
Optional integrated Cyclops for cordless control of your presentation
PROXIMA 8300 OVERVIEW
The Proxima 8300 multimedia LCD projector is a data and video projector. It can project up to 16.7 million bright and vivid colors with smooth gradient shading and 640 x 480 pixel resolution. Analog drivers on three LCD panels, combined with dichoric filters and a 24-bit frame buffer allow the projector to deliver brilliant saturated color with no artifacts. The 2:1 zoom lens enables the unit to be positioned from 7.5 to 44 feet (2.3 - 13.4 m) away from the screen while giving you a diagonal image size that can be adjusted from 25 to 300 inches (635 to 7620 mm).
The Proxima 8300 is directly compatible with a wide variety of personal computers (including IBM and Apple Macintosh), as well as all three international video standards (NTSC/PAL/SECAM). It incorporates multiple connectors (RCA, Computer, BNC, SCART, Serial)and channels (AV1, AV2 , Computer) for easy configuration and versatile connectivity. Its audio system includes stereo input/output, internal monitor speaker with 3 Watt amplifier, and separate inputs for computer and A/V audio sound with "audio following video" switching.
Proxima 8300 Integrated Projector
VGA Video Y-Cable
VGA Video Terminator
Back-lit 19 Key Infrared Remote Control
I.E.C. Power Cord
User's Manual and Quick Reference Guide
Three AA' Batteries
Model 8300 For use in U.S.A. and Canada (includes I.E.C. power cord for U.S. and Canada)
A2080 Cyclops Interactive Pointer System
A280 Proxima 8300 Hard Carrying Case
Projector Type Portable, data-grade LCD color video projector
Computer Compatibility IBM PC, PS/2 and compatibles
Apple Macintosh II, Quadra, Centris, Performa, and PowerBook* families
Apple Macintosh Classic, Classic II, Compact Macintosh family
*Apple PowerBook 100, 140, 145, and 170 require 3rd party external video adapter
Video Compatibility NTSC M 3.58 MHz
PAL B, G, H, 14.42 MHz
SECAM 4.43 MHz
Screen Size (Diagonal) Adjustable from 25" to 300" (635mm to 7620mm)
Brightness 180 ANSI lumens
Contrast Ratio 100:1 (typical)
Projection Distance 7.5' - 44' (2.3 m - 13.4 m)
LCD Panel System 3.1" analog active matrix TFT (Thin Film Transistor) x 3
Projector Resolution 640 x 480 color pixels
Projection (Zoom) Lens f/4.2 (wide) - f/4.5 (telephoto) lens speed 5.31" - 10.63" (134.8 mm - 270 mm) focal length
Projection Lamp Metal halide, 190 watt
Audio Internal monitor speaker
Audio following video switching
Keystone Correction Adjustable up to 7% of screen size
Net Weight 29.1 lbs (13.2 kg)
Approvals FCC Class A, UL
Dimensions 10"(H) x 10.6"(W) x 22.5"(L)
253mm(H) x 268mm(W) x 572mm(L)
Power 100 - 120 VAC
Power Consumption 275 watts
Operating Temperature 40?F - 95?F (5?C - 35?C)
Warranty One year on projector parts and labor (excluding lamp)
Prices list | Rental
i didn't even know that they made projectors with a lumen count that small you sure it's not 1800?
but if it is 180 then no, save your mony
i used to hire a 1400 for clubs and it had problems with some of the stuf i was showing with the amount of ambiant light within the space
the added bit.......
even thou most modern projectors can deal with both pal and ntsc signell becarefull about geting stuf from the states
1) for the above reason ntsc or ntcs (whichever) hear in uk its pal
2) the power in the states is 110volt and uk/europe is 230volt so if its set for the states voltage you going to need to convert the power serpli and trust me its no joke haveing to leg a converter about-those yellow box's that they use on construction sites they way a ton when you have to cary them for any distance
i tought it might be interesting
it kinda sounds pricey if this is it
your spare parts will really cost you when it brakes down , if they don't make it any more . try to look for a newer projector , 1000 ANSI lumens if you can . it many feel like your spending allot of money but you can turn it over when you rent them for each gig you do , try an AV hire company and see if they have any old stock rentals , or demos models , they may even hook you up on a payment plan so you can pay as you go . take your time , get a good projector if you can .