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Found an old projector

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stew    0

Hey guys,

I have found an old projector on eBay here in the UK.

The model is: Proxima DP5100 (the page on the Proxima website about this model)

However to save you having to downlaod the pdf heres the rough specs which I think are needed for a judgment:

Resolution: VGA - 640x480

LCD Panels: 3 TFT

Colours: 16.7Mil.

Response time: 30 - 50 ms

Contract ration: 200:1

Brightness: 300 ANSI lumens

Lamp: 250W

Audio: built in 3W

Connector wise its got 2 RCA for video and the same for audio (2 inputs, both left and right for each input source), it also has 2 VGA connectors and 2 S-Video connectors and 1 BNC connector (wtf is this?)

Now I have no idea about projectors themselves having never used one. This one if I were to buy it would be hooked upto my xbox for watching movies and playing games on thats about it, maybe tv as well but I dont know if I can hook it up. I'll be sitting it in my room, and so the 3W sound would be okay but I was wondering if it would be possible to hook up a basic surround sound system to it or if I'd need to buy a seperate kit for that and input my sound direct from the xbox and dvd player into the sound system?

As for price, well its sitting at ?10 jsut now although I reckon it'll go upto about ?30 as that seems to be the final price for most projectors of that spec. Whats it actually worth.

Thanks,

Stew

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Rob2687    72

Don't expect anything spectacular.... the scrap parts off it are probably worth ?10 though:pp

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Pink Floyd    15

no because of that

Brightness: 300 ANSI lumens

unless you project image in a TOTAL darkness and even that, im not sure

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bangbang023    31

Yeah, it's simply too dim to be able to get much out of. It was probably meant to be more of an office projector than anything else.

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stew    0

Ah well thanks anyway guys, I'll just hold out for something with a better brightness

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Mando    5,117

Youll probably also find that the Bulb is worn out.

hence why its @ ?10 average price of LCD Projector bulb replacement is around ?100-?500 depending on model & make.

dont touch it with a barge pole m8 its a waste of money.

For one your Xbox will work in some games with a projector but not all (if its not chipped & de-macrovisioned).

games like Project Gotham Racing 2 do not work through an LCD due to Macrovision protection.


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stew    0

I sent the guy an email and got a reply with a photo of the projector in use and the EXIF info was dated yesterday so I know the bulb still works.

I might bid on it if its still ?10 at the end of the auction and just see if it's any good, it's only a tenner after all:))

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