Projectors

Home and business projectors are not the same. Find out how they differ from each other.

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The introduction of DLP has dramatically dropped the average price of projectors. Thanks to increasing competition between different technologies, you can now pick up a projector for $2000 that would have cost $10,000 just a few years ago. Low-end projectors can be bought for as little as $1500, but don't expect them to be particularly useful in anything other than a small dark room. If you want a projector capable of high brightness levels (around 2000-2500 lumens) then expect the price to rise to the $3000+ mark depending on added features. A full high-definition 1080p projector, suitable for HD-DVD, Blu-ray and HD gaming projection will set you back even more due to the fact that is a new and emerging technology.

For a more portable model, you will have to pay even more. If you are looking for a state of the art, permanent installation for a large hall or conference room, you will be looking at upwards of $10,000 (sometimes as high as $50,000 or $75,000). Generally with projectors you get what you pay for. There are a wide range of factors to consider, and not all will be relevant to your specific circumstances. If you plan ahead, know the scenarios in which you are likely to be using it and if you do your homework, you will be able to find a projector to suit your needs.

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Dave Jansen

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2 Comments

Hot.com.au

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They keep getting cheaper

It's amazing to see how much projector pricing has dropped in the last few years. This article was only written in 2007, and the pricing is a little out of date - you can now get great <a href="http://www.hot.com.au/projectors/home/">Full HD home cinema projectors</a> from retailers for a mere $2,500 (as of Feb 2010). I look forward to your next update guys!

Anonymous

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BenQ Projectors

DLP stoped working on my W5000, benQ do not have parts in stock and have had it for 4 weeks and still have not returned it to me, the Benq 2 year repair warranty is a joke.
I live in Australia.
No NOT BUY unless a REPLACEMENT Warranty is given

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