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I need a projector that for display of PowerPoint presentations in the classroom. The room sizes vary from a short at 14' to as long as 60'. The projector may be as near to the screen as 5', is this even possible?

The classrooms have floursent lighting.

What projectors would be recommended?
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The answer to your first question is yes. There are some projectors out there that will fit the bill.

There are a few things to think about though. How big of a screen you will be working with or if it is just a wall. I assume that since you specifically state that there is florescent lighting that you don't have control over that, what about windows? Is this projector going to be moved often so it needs to be fairly portable? Is there a set budget?

If you don't have very much lighting control I would suggest trying to get a projector with a minimum of 2000 lumens. Also if you need to move around quite a bit and don't always know the places you will have to project you will want something portable with a good short throw distance.

Here is a page with a list of portable projectors that a lot of people use:

http://www.projectorcentral.com/portable-computer-projectors.htm

I personally use a Casio XJ 360. It is well priced (ed. prices are around $17-1800), has a very nice zoom of 2:1 for throw range, weighs in right around 4 lbs, and at 2200 lumens it is quite bright.
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Thank you for the reply.

Regarding my budget I would like to be near $1,000.

I would like a mininum of 2,000 lumens since I cannot control the exterior or internal lighting.

The projector must display PowerPoint presentations.

I was leaning toward the Sharp XR-10X but read one reviewers comments that it does a terrible job with PowerPoint and text in general.
[Edited by Teacher on Apr 26, 2006 at 8:27 AM]
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Teacher,

I cannot speak from experience with this particular unit. I do have sharps and have been very happy with them. Looking at most reviews for this projecto they seem to stay on the positive side. As for this projector the only big issue that I can see is the very limited range on the lens. If placement is always an unknown and will range widely this could present a small issue. Otherwise you get the lumen count you need and it is 9 pounds or so... just a little heavy not to bad of a tradeoff for price.
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Please say more about the limited range of the lens. I am new to this technology and do not know how the technical issues might bite me.
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