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Hi all, my extremely talented nephew is doing a design course at Coventry Uni (started out as automotive and has now progressed to boat design) and in his year in industry, hopes to go to a top Italian design studio in Milan! Pretty damn cool.

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Any road up, as part of his course he develops 3D designs on his laptop - this is pretty difficult on a 17" screen, even for young eyes, and what he needs is a little projector so he can get the image a bit bigger, on his wall in his digs.

Do any of you fine lot have a projector they want to get rid of, or know where I can get one for pretty silly money? I know they're very expensive new, I'm looking to buy him one for his Christmas pressie. Doesn't have to be posh, so long as it works. I've had a look on ebay and there's nothing really suitable for a price I can stretch to.

Maybe I'm asking the impossible?
 
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Would a large screen monitor or TV which will accept input from the laptop be a cheaper option?
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Possibly. But he doesn't really want a TV. And it's not portable like a projector would be.

I just bloody missed a good-looking one on ebay. It went for £77 and I got outbid by a quick-on-the-draw bidbot!
 
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Possibly. But he doesn't really want a TV. And it's not portable like a projector would be.

I just bloody missed a good-looking one on ebay. It went for £77 and I got outbid by a quick-on-the-draw bidbot!


Just be aware that the Lamps in these have a finite life and are very expensive.

One particular well known and very reputable brand ( can't remember which ) which we used a lot of in my last job used to suffer from early complete Lamp failures at between 100 - 200 Hrs and at almost £200 trade price a pop it was no laughing matter.
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Try these guys - I bought one about 6 years ago and about to buy another off them - very helpful on the phone if need be:
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