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Old 25th January, 2005, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Cesium
luke, looks like you have the 3m 9200? thats a good upgrade from the one i have, though id still like to get my hands on a 9550

yeah, my cmv 522a works perfect, and my brother got a 5000 lumen elmo ohp and is going to use his cmv529a, which appears to be the same exact model, only silver. The reason the cmv's are great is because they have a very good contrast ratio, 16ms response time, cheap price, are a breeze to take apart, and they of course place nicely on an overhead (as you can see from my previous picture on post #130). Im sure i could find some extensions for the ribbon cables too if i wanted

as im clear out of funding, no new ohp for me, but i'll probobly make some sort of apparatus to hold my lcd stuff in place. I was thinking about 2 glass panes to go on either side of the tft and connect them together, then i could make 4 holes in it, stick 4 nails in the ohp and jsut place the panel down where i want it and it will stay put. still need to do something about the pc boards though

Hi Cesium
glad you're still with us.
Your screen sounds very good too, thanks for posting it.

Are you interested in putting a more powerful and correct colour lamp into your OHP?
I'm getting close to buying one for mine that is not only brighter, but cheaper to run, the correct colour for LCDs and lasts a LOT longer too (in the region of 5 to 10,000 hrs)!
250W and 400W versions can be used, the 250W being much cheaper (overall) and still brighter than my 400W Halogen bulb.

They dont seem at all expensive, I hope to get the whole kit together for £80 to £100. Cant wait, especially as I have no bulbs at the moment. They should arrive tomorrow

I'm very interested to see if 250W OHPs will be as good as 400W ones as the price difference between the 2 could mean the lamp upgrade pays for itself!
I cant see any good reason why it wouldnt work very well with a good spec 250W OHP.
2.9m DIY home made LCD PC projector !
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