Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 13:42:36 -0500

Author: Sam Sampere

Subject: Re: Plasma displays for classrooms


I think projectors for small classrooms is still the way to go. You can get an
extremely bright projector (i.e. Proxima x-350 DLP) for ~$4,000. You can easily
see an 8'x6' image with classroom lights on from a wide angle. These guys are
small and quiet, and when ceiling mounted, don't take up valuable classroom real
estate. Do you really want to dedicate wall space to a display?


Rick Tarara wrote:

> For small classrooms the answer is getting close to yes. Price is still a
> factor and if you want true HighDefinition performance (for computer output
> if not to watch your favorite DVD ;-) that price is still on the order of
> $15K for the largest screens. However, what you can get for $5-7K might be
> satisfactory--but I really am not sure about computer output on the cheaper
> units.
> The #1 advantage is size. A projector can take up a lot of space (even if
> ceiling mounted) in a small classroom. I might worry about durability, but
> our local grocery store uses several plasma screens and they have been in
> place for more than a year and seem to be working fine--but they are mounted
> up high where no one can touch them.
> Large classrooms--projectors are still best since you can get much larger
> pictures.
> Rick
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Cliff Bettis"
> > Do any of you have any experience or opinions about the use of large
> plasma
> > display monitors for classrooms?
> >
> > I am thinking of future needs and wondering if it might be a better way to
> > go than LCD projectors especially for small classrooms.
> >
> > Cliff
> >