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Looking to purchase 30-40 LCD projectors for a large high school district in Illinois. Do any of you know of a brand/model that would hold up to rough use and offer good performance and value?

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For good all-around use, Sanyo and Eiki are excellent in the LCD market. It is also hard to go wrong with a Christie Digital, though they are more known for their larger venue DLP etc. Barco is also good, though they have perhaps taken a step back in recent years.

Another tier down you have companies like Sony and Proxima. Very good, for sure.

For whatever reason, the education market seems to be hit pretty heavily by the Panasonic folks. Decent, but not generally as good as the others mentioned here. They seem to show the wear pretty quickly, too. If you can get a good price, they may be worth it. We use one of these for all of our sales pitches. Not the most portable, but a decent price for the image quality (so if it gets soaked or whatever it is not as bad as losing a $15K unit) and absolutely demolishes image-wise the 1200lumen or whatever stuff that the competition usually lugs around. You should be able to get those in the $4-5K range, esp. in quantity.

Usually you end up being stuck with only a handful of choices, based on who is locally able to deliver the goods. AV dealers tend to be like car (or boat, or whatever) dealers and only have a couple lines, so what they will recommend will be what they have.

If you have more specifics on what you need I might be able to better help. Do you need more video, or "graphics" (PowerPoint/Computer)? What interfaces, interoperability? Mounting? Networking? Maybe you want something that will weigh 200lbs so it won't be stolen, or is portability important? Screen type? Ambient conditions (light, noise, power)? Does it need audio? Etc.

Also, consider these for control. Pretty inexpensive, and they will coord freqs for you in a large building/campus setup. They truly are USB keyboards - you can program for any functionality you need. Not quite up to ballroom use, but good for classroom stuff.

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Thanks for the quick reply. These projectors will be mounted in classrooms (probably from the ceiling), and will sustain heavy use. Price is important, too. I have used Epsons and InFocus projectors previously with good results.

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