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This is a projector designed to work with a lap top and screen so you can do presentations or whatever where you want your computer screen projected. I also use it connected to a TV and VCR so you can project the image onto a larger screen, for showing to a whole room full of people.
It costs £233 at the moment from the BT shop - that's the cheapest price I can find at the moment - I use mine at work, so I don't know what it actually cost.
It is a portable projector, so you and your latop can go anywhere, and bore people to death by powerpoint slide, on a global scale.
It weighs a little over 6lbs, which is not bad, but if you can get the bloke in IT to set it up for you and carry it over, then I'd do that if I were you.
It is a fabulous example of the genre.
Firstly it's intelligent. It recognises when you've plugged something into it and you don't have to press a dozen buttons just to get it to talk to your laptop. I have a system with multiple things plugged in quite often and when you switch one of them on, it knows you've done that, it knows which one and it goes straight there! Oh joy! It is arguably more interactive than the bloke in IT, becasue it never scratches its head, sucks its teeth and says, "Oh my goodness what ever did you to do to this then?" in a patronising male tone.
Secondly it is very bright and you can adjust the contrast, and it has a big lens so you still get a reasonable size of picture even if the projection screen is a long way from the actual projector. If you do a lot of mobile projecting you'll know how often you walk into a room which has no black out blinds and one piddling table about half a mile from the screen, with a plug through a window on an extension cable that is precisely two inches too short for the task.. Or maybe that's just me. And the bloke in our IT department.
So all in all - it is quick to set up, and almost idiot proof; projects well and you can adjust all the stuff like the contrast, the keystone etc so you get a good picture without having to lug a 150 page manual in Swedish along with you and spend three hours failing to work out how to switch it off.
Apparently you can ceiling mount it if you want to, and the fan is bearable, noise-wise when it's in use. I've certainly heard worse. And so have the people in the next room. For under £250 I think it is brilliant.
Ooh, and another thing. I've never blown a bulb. Result!