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NEC GT5000

Projector and plasma screens from Projected Image

We supply projectors from all of the leading manufacturers, they are all original UK specified machines and all come with the full manufacturers warranty. We supply to both business and private customers throughout the UK and Europe using courier’s to deliver them – usually next working day. In addition, units can be made available for demonstration and short-term hire for companies across the country.

Whilst projectors are ideal for displaying PowerPoint presentations, they are increasingly being used for home theatre - see below. The big image that you get from a projector makes them ideal for software training, as everything that you are doing on the computer is clear for all to see.

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We supply replacement lamps for almost every projector ever made, please consult our discontinued projector page for a list of some the projectors we offer spares for.

Projectors Features and what to look out for...
» Brightness - measured in ANSI lumens.This has become very subjective, due to the big increases in output we reckon that a fair guide is - under 1000 requires quite dark conditions for good colour quality, 1500+ is suitable for most conditions except for direct sunlight. A large conference hall would require 2,000+ and with the price of 3,000 falling - this should be your target.

» Weight & Size - Projectors that are to be carried on public transport should be less than 4kg. If the unit is being used only within one building or transported by car then 4 to 7kg is fine.

» Resolution - Although most models claim to be SVGA (800x600) and XGA (1024x768) compatible, it is a good idea to match the resolution to that of your laptop computer.

» Card Reader - NEC, Plus Epson and several others offer a PCMCIA type II card slot, this allows you to export your Powerpoint™ Presentation in JPeg format and then save them to a Flash Memory card and do your presentation without a computer. Sony have their own version of this that works with their Memory Stick™ memory - this also has some software that allows you to do some fades.

» Video - Those projectors that are marked "resolution/video" have proprietary soft-ware for enhancing the video performance. Pure data projectors are not considered by the Home Cinema enthusiast to have good enough colour performance - hence this distinction.

» Future - Projectors will get improved contrast ratio - NEC have released their new model HT1000 with an adjustable iris behind the lens that allows the contrast to be adjusted (at a sacrifice to brightness) from 2000:1 to 3000:1 - this takes it into the realms of CRT television!

» On board ram - similar to that in a personal organiser - will become more prevalent in the lower cost projectors, having the ability to store a limited amount of presentations. These can be run directly from the projector using PowerPoint™ and not reverting to the Jpeg format.

What to expect? - Projectors are getting smaller, brighter, quieter and lamp life is increasing. Superbright two years ago meant 700 lumens - it now means greater than 3,000 lumens and cheap meant under £2,500!

We didn't see this coming - over the last 12 months manufacturers have all gone for the same grond (2,000 lumens XGA & quiet) and are just knocking off all the additional features you used to get to make them as cheap as possible.