WikiWirral is where great friendships are made.
Forum Stats
12247 Members
65 Forums
72881 Topics
982405 Posts
78 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
72 registered (11kendo, 12 invisible), 1551 Guests and 313 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
What happened to Tranmere car bootie? 592
Martin Mcguinness dies 528
Alloys refurb and colour change. The Wheel Deal. 472
Incident at Westminster 467
File too large 395
Council tax bill for this year 2017 390
British troops to Estonia 345
Has anyone fished 309
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards 294
Petrol Lawnmower to purchase 245
New General Forums
Surely the most honest add.....
by buddy
20th Mar 2017 5:43pm
Happy Birthday DIZDAZDOZ
by snowhite
19th Mar 2017 4:24pm
My old friend the fox
by Dilly
18th Mar 2017 11:15am
charity shop bungle..true story
by fish5133
18th Mar 2017 9:11am
New Wirral History
William Bernard's building, Birkenhead
by yoller
20th Mar 2017 4:27pm
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards
by Dave_Wood
19th Mar 2017 11:57am
New Brighton Coop
by Mike_White
9th Mar 2017 12:48pm
Tranmere High School for Girls 1882 Chesnut Grove
by sarah708
6th Mar 2017 8:23pm
Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead
by MoretonExpat
6th Mar 2017 8:04am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
Incident at Westminster
by derekdwc
36 minutes 29 seconds ago
'March' Photo Competition.
by granny
Today at 06:25 PM
What song are you listening to?
by starakita
Today at 06:07 PM
Offset number plates
by diggingdeeper
Today at 05:38 PM
706 Plough Inn 25and 27 Breck Road Wallasey
by tigertiger1953
Today at 04:25 PM
What are you eating today?
by Dilly
Today at 01:44 PM
Genuine Canada Goose Men's Chilliwack Jacket - L
by Liverpooltiger
Today at 01:14 PM
It's Broken : Forum Update
by lollipop
Today at 08:53 AM
Lee and Cragg Quarries - Bacup
by Mark
Today at 07:43 AM
March
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Lee and Cragg Quarries - Bacup
by Mark
Today at 07:43 AM
Rufford Old Hall
by diggingdeeper
13th Mar 2017 9:58am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#952195 - 22nd Jun 2015 6:34pm Projector for use with laptop?
Greenwood Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 20th May 2011
Posts: 601
Loc: Greasby
I would like to buy a projector to link to my laptop (Lenovo, if that matters) to show Powerpoint presentations of photographs - the modern equivalent of the slide projector, I guess! I've looked online and am getting confused; there seem to be a bunch of cheapish ones in makes I've never heard of in the 60-70 region, and then much more expensive ones - at least a couple of hundred quid. This is for occasional use, not regular film shows or anything, but does need to show pictures of reasonable quality. I don't need party tricks, just a straightforward slide show effect.

Does anyone know anything about these? I can't afford to spend a couple of hundred quid, but don't want to be landed with a piece of rubbish either. Hope someone out there can help me sort the wheat from the chaff, thanks.

Top
Digital Wirral : Advertising
Click me for more Information......


Looking for a Service / Tradesman? Look in our Local Business Directory. Click Me
#952197 - 22nd Jun 2015 6:41pm Re: Projector for use with laptop? [Re: Greenwood]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21027
Loc: Wirral
Projector's are expensive there is no two ways about that.

Have you considered plugging your LaLaptop to a HDMI lead and a larger screen, like a Tv??

If you give us the links we can advise better.
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#952203 - 22nd Jun 2015 7:01pm Re: Projector for use with laptop? [Re: Greenwood]
kamikazi Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 12th Jul 2010
Posts: 493
Loc: Wallasey
The little portable ones (pico) arent much cop if you want to be able to share presentations. They are okay in near darkness, but struggle otherwise, they tend to be too light and wont stay put, moving easily.

Like Mark says, you most definitely get what you pay for, had a Portable Sony for about 5 years and it was ace, bit chunky but came with a carry case, paid about 600 for it, also had a static Samsung but it kept eating components, they swapped it under warranty everytime, turned out to be a humidity issue with the room it was in, was great when it worked paid about 400 for that.

If your buying secondhand check the number of hours its been run. Most have an in built log of how much its been used you can find the log when its switched on in the extended menu's. Worth checking as bulbs are expensive to sort out.

Hope this helps

K

Top
#952206 - 22nd Jun 2015 7:24pm Re: Projector for use with laptop? [Re: Greenwood]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Guardian

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 9870
Loc: Birkenhead
If you are thinking of buying second hand, beware of the horrendous price of the bulbs on LCD projectors and CRT projectors have to be on their last legs by now.

The 1080p sub-50 ones only accept a 1080p signal in - the actual display is very low resolution 320X240 being typical.
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
#952225 - 22nd Jun 2015 11:03pm Re: Projector for use with laptop? [Re: Greenwood]
Greenwood Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 20th May 2011
Posts: 601
Loc: Greasby
To whoever moved this into the right place, thanks! I'd have to do a lot of talks to recoup the cost of a decent projector, by the sound of it. Plugging it into a tv wouldn't work, as the groups I'd be talking to would need a larger picture - I was thinking of projecting onto a wall. Might have to think again about this.
Thanks for your input, folks!

Top
#952234 - 22nd Jun 2015 11:19pm Re: Projector for use with laptop? [Re: Greenwood]
j_demo Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 4th Nov 2011
Posts: 1865
Loc: Wallasey/New Brighton
How about you answer theae few questions (which i've robbed and modified from a guitar forum i frequent, this usually helps us recommend gear to other users) and we can help you more


  • Budget
  • Screen size required
  • Usage (ie how frequently are you going to use it)
  • Brightness required (will you be using in a blacked out room or one with curtains open on a bright sunny day)
  • Extra's required (built-in speaker, remote control, HD, 3D etc)


Cheers smile


Edited by j_demo (22nd Jun 2015 11:21pm)

Top
#952238 - 22nd Jun 2015 11:52pm Re: Projector for use with laptop? [Re: Greenwood]
Greenwood Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 20th May 2011
Posts: 601
Loc: Greasby
Ooh... budget? As little as possible and still get a decent picture.
Size? Imagine talking to a Townswomen's Guild-type group - you'd want a good size picture on display as on averae 30-odd people will want to be able to see it.
Usage? Possibly not that often, once every few weeks in teh early stages.
Brightness? I imagine most rooms will have curtains that can be drawn, but are unlikely to have full blackout.
Extras? Remote control would be useful, party tricks not required.

This is just a fund-raising idea at the moment; illustrated talks are more generally appealing than just listening to someone whittering, I think.

Top
#952246 - 23rd Jun 2015 12:46am Re: Projector for use with laptop? [Re: Greenwood]
j_demo Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 4th Nov 2011
Posts: 1865
Loc: Wallasey/New Brighton
Thats cool, gives us some paremeters. Here's a few ebay item numbers of projectors that may or may not be of some interest:

261939347453 <- used and looks actually quite decent

181765508846 <- used but looks alright

121674111066 <- new. This one my friend has and plays his xbox1 through it and it's actually really good!!

Just a few suggestions i found on ebay but if you search places like amazon and even 2md hand shops like cash converters you might find something (don't be afraid to make an offer in cash converters, i've never paid the asking price for anything in there, they're always open to a haggle)

Top
#952279 - 23rd Jun 2015 2:06pm Re: Projector for use with laptop? [Re: Greenwood]
Gibbo Online   content
Forum Addict

Registered: 27th Dec 2010
Posts: 1754
Loc: Oxton
I do a lot of work with and managing projectors. I can say that the cheap ones are disappointing.

My personal recommendations would be a second hand Epson EB or Sanyo projector, especially if there's a decent amount of bulb life left (but you'll probably only have the sellers word on that).

This is the one I have a lot of:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Epson-EB-X11-T...=item25a88ec575

Top
#952339 - 24th Jun 2015 1:57am Re: Projector for use with laptop? [Re: Greenwood]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15987
Loc: New Brighton
I had one of these quite a few years back, these are really good and until recently no other projector I've had has beat the quality of it.

Your probably looking at 50 on eBay now as it's quite an old model.

It's 4:3 but would be ideal for what your using it for.

I used to use this model to play pc games years ago and it's a good piece of kit, it gets hot and gives a lot of heat off so best used in a large room.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/Mitsubishi-X70UX.htm

Edit: lol, looking at the specs now it seems like nothing compared to the units we have today but I can assure you that you won't be disappointed.
Your on a budget, this is ideal as these old units go for buttons on eBay.
Don't touch those 40 hdmi ones, they're not suitable for anything useful at all.


Edited by _Ste_ (24th Jun 2015 2:04am)
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#952393 - 24th Jun 2015 6:45pm Re: Projector for use with laptop? [Re: Greenwood]
Greenwood Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 20th May 2011
Posts: 601
Loc: Greasby
Thanks very much folks, you have given me some very useful hints there. Time to do some serious fishing around, now! Will let you know how I get on.

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Offset number plates
by venice
Today at 01:24 AM
What does this all mean?
by venice
Yesterday at 12:20 PM
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
Port Sunlight
by alan128
21st Mar 2017 10:09am
Council tax bill for this year 2017
by keef666
20th Mar 2017 10:25pm
For Sale & Free
Genuine Canada Goose Men's Chilliwack Jacket - L
by Liverpooltiger
Today at 01:14 PM
Nail Varnish Stands X 2 (holds 50 in each one)
by j_demo
20th Mar 2017 5:49pm
Ipad
by madrob
19th Mar 2017 5:15pm
windows 7 64bit pc
by brady
18th Mar 2017 4:49pm
Petrol Lawnmower to purchase
by saltytom
18th Mar 2017 8:42am
Featured Member
Registered: 27th Dec 2016
Posts: 3
Newest Members
Monkeyboyliam121, andreap, LairdLad, HollandGj, petaann
12247 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
What does this all mean?
by venice
Yesterday at 12:20 PM
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
Port Sunlight
by alan128
21st Mar 2017 10:09am
Council tax bill for this year 2017
by keef666
20th Mar 2017 10:25pm
What happened to Tranmere car bootie?
by MikeT
18th Mar 2017 6:27am
News : New Topics
Incident at Westminster
by granny
Yesterday at 03:40 PM
Martin Mcguinness dies
by Dilly
21st Mar 2017 9:29am
British troops to Estonia
by fish5133
18th Mar 2017 8:16am
Unusual Phone calls
by granny
16th Mar 2017 3:53pm
Thanks
by Christinerowland
14th Mar 2017 8:11pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Offset number plates
by venice
Today at 01:24 AM
File too large
by Dilly
20th Mar 2017 10:41am
ford focus 1.6 t reg rattling
by Little_B
19th Mar 2017 11:02pm
Alloys refurb and colour change. The Wheel Deal.
by TheComputerLab
18th Mar 2017 9:17am
Has anyone fished
by Habdab
17th Mar 2017 8:43pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Offset number plates 192
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Thu 6:05am
Sunset Thu 6:31pm
Local Time Thu 8:17pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .