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post #1 of 5 Old 09-20-2002, 01:56 PM - Thread Starter
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Have a client looking for a projector. His freinds who own bars say they have had bad luck with DLP projectors because of all the constant smoke (even with smok-eaters). They told him to stay away. I really want to set him up with something reliable, as it relates to this. Any of you use a projector in this scenario?

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I'd say that in a bar, your best bet would be with an LCD. Just because typically dlp's have lower light output. LCD brightness may be needed to cut through the smoke, etc.

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Check out the new NEC LT260. It has a sealed optical light path and NEC brochure mentions the advantages of this for

"dusty environments like classrooms (chalk), military field operations, or smoke filled rooms, bars or restaurants."

http://www.necvisualsystems.com/corp...re_final.1.pdf

The 2100 lumens should be plenty in a dimly lit bar. Definitely worth looking into. There are some good comments in this forum already on this projector and 1 or 2 people have already purchased one.

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thanks for the info on LT260. Talked with NEC at show and color wheel is not sealed however.

Does anyone have a DLP IN USE at a bar?
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One trick that may help is to build a hushbox around it and direct airflow from the AC into the box. The air preasure will keep the smoky air out of the hushbox as well as help keep it cool. In theory atleast.

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