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[802SEC] Re: Wireless LCD Projectors for use at July plenary at HR-SF

Personally, I would not pay extra $ for a projector
with a wireless interface.  Based on bitter experience,
I never add software or hardware to my laptop while I
am traveling, so I loathe the idea of having to add
some new driver for this interface.

The time required to connect a cable to a projector
is minimal.  Time is occasionally wasted when a
presenter can't figure out how to toggle between
their laptop's LCD and the external monitor interface,
or when this simple action produces a "Microsoft Moment".
I can't see where adding a couple of layers of complexity
will improve the situation.  For large, busy groups that
need to save time, the best technique is to load all
of the presentation materials onto one laptop, thus
avoiding the need to switch connections.

In the five years that we have been buying projectors,
I have learned that "bells and whistles" like cameras
are pretty much useless. I would put a wireless interface
into the same category. It's just one more thing that
can break, requiring a potentially costly repair, and
taking a projector out of service.

Let's please stick with simple, durable, bright,
high-resolution DLP projectors with minimal bells and whistles.

Howard (Yes, I'm a Luddite, and proud of it) Frazier

Rigsbee, Everett O wrote:

> FYI-  I just happened to stumble across the Epson 735c Wireless LCD Projector (see attached specification sheet) and thought this might just be the thing for our future meetings, but wondered if anyone has had any experience with this unit, and has opinions on its suitability for use at IEEE 802 plenaries and interims.  
> It seems to be price competitive with the regular wired units, and might allow a lot more flexibility in sharing an LCD projector amongst several presenters.  
> Input and opinions on this notion are encouraged.  
> I'm working on seeing if we can get a couple of these units to use in SF for evaluation purposes.  Any support for this from our Epson folks would be seriously appreciated.   :-)  
> Thanx,  Buzz
> Dr. Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee
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