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    PPT data projector

    I'm looking for places where I can purchase a data projector that will display PowerPoint presentations, and I'd like any advice or useful tips the Lounge may have.

    I'll also need this data projector to be capable of dual voltage so it can be used overseas in a 220v setting.

    TIA

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    Re: PPT data projector

    Hi Scott

    I'm not sure this is much help.

    However I don't believe you need a particular type of data projector for PPT. The hotel I work has held many conferences and have used a variety of projectors, both brands and models within those brands.

    I wouldn't worry about compatibility with PPT, just concentrate on what works with your existing equipment, and the features you need/like.

    Unfortunately I have no idea of what is available in the Middle East, or what support you are likely to get.

    Hope this gets you started.
    Granville

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    Re: PPT data projector

    Thanks... "what works with your existing equipment"
    That's part of the trouble - we have no exisitng equipment, so I'm looking for insight on what can be used.

    Any add'l ideas are most welcome!

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    Re: PPT data projector

    Ok, let me back up a step.

    I don't want to sound too pedantic but are you saying you don't have a PC, that is what I intended by "existing equipment".

    The Hotel has a selection of Compaq, Dell and Ipex (Aussie brand) laptops and a Mitsubishi LVPS-120 projector. This combination is simple and works well for us, even our HR manager who is a "no tech", his term for knowing nothing about computers or audio/video equipment. (I did the initial setup but he dismantles and assembles it on his own without difficulty.)

    I do know of other groups who have used the Hotel's conference facilities. They use all sorts of equipment. The only one that I remember are Sony and Compaq projectors.

    I think your best bet is to take a look at what is available locally, talk to the suppliers and choose on the people you are comfortable with.

    You'll find that nearly all projectors will do the job. If you want to project to large format screens then you'll need high definition projector.
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    Re: PPT data projector

    In the SF Bay Area, I really like this site - <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.panelight.com/>http://www.panelight.com/</A> - but I never have actually made it up to the showroom. We ended up purchasing our Epson 5500C at a place closer to the office.

    For this type of purchase, I recommend seeing the image before buying. Test it with your own notebook.

    There are lots of discount places on the web if you don't feel guilty blowing off the salesperson who gave you the demo, and you can shop for projectors by price on CNET (<A target="_blank" HREF=http://shopper.cnet.com/shopping/0-11190-301-0-0.html>http://shopper.cnet.com/shopping/0-11190-301-0-0.html</A>) but the product information is skimpy.

    Finally, be aware that most "data" projectors do not handle video (e.g., VHS, S-VHS) very nicely, and for that you will need to look at more expensive systems that contain some patented technology, the name of which escapes me.

    Have fun!

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    Re: PPT data projector

    <hr>be aware that most "data" projectors do not handle video (e.g., VHS, S-VHS) very nicely, and for that you will need to look at more expensive systems that contain some patented technology, the name of which escapes me.<hr>
    Now, hey, that's a super tip!

    Please let me know of these systems should the name come back... or, for that matter, even the competition would be good to know!

    Thanks!

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    Re: PPT data projector

    "Pedantic"... now there's a word you don't hear every day [img]/w3timages/icons/clever.gif[/img]

    Sorry for the misunderstanding but, yes, I do have a PC...

    "Mitsubishi LVPS-120" thanks for the name... I'll look at it.

    I live in a part of the world where technology is slow, but it's not standing still; consequently, there's nothing available locally.

    I appreciate your help!

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    Re: PPT data projector

    This <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.zdnet.com/smartbusinessmag/stories/all/0,6605,2669970,00.html>article</A> is a good starting point.

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    Re: PPT data projector

    Oops, the other article is good, but this is the one I meant to post.
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/features/projectors/index.html>http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/features/...ors/index.html</A>

    And this is a useful way to decide on what features you need.
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.infocus.com/projectors/which.asp>http://www.infocus.com/projectors/which.asp</A>

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    Re: PPT data projector

    Thanks for the insight!

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