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We have a lot of LCD projectors at school.

As you may, or may not, know, they work by splitting the light from a bulb into three beams, shinging them through three different-coloured LCD filters and them re-combining the beams to form a full-colour image on the screen.

One of our projectors developed an odd blotch in the image, and a few minutes' furtle by our IT technician found that one of the LCD filters had packed up - the layers had delaminated slightly.

Cost of a brand-new projector - 465GBP.

Care to guess the price of a replacement LCD unit?

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Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2009-01-24

Closest so far, without going over.

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Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2009-01-24

Close enough - 825 pounds for a spare, when the project costs 465 new!

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Goodhart (author)Kiteman2009-01-25

Yeah, the cost of parts is nearly always greater then the whole :-) Buying even after market parts for a car, and constructing it, you would pay nearly 3-5 times what it costs for the factory to slap it together. And some of those parts would be very close in price to a new car, depending on which car you chose.

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Labot2001 (author)Lithium Rain2009-01-24
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Kiteman (author)gmjhowe2009-01-23

You're the closest so far.

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gmjhowe (author)Kiteman2009-01-23

haha, well i figured if a new bulb is about £300...

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caitlinsdad (author)2009-01-23

Whatever it costs, you could probably get at least two new projectors with more recent technology. There used to be one in the conference room that was kept on all the time. The image started turning green because the heat eventually warped the LCD mechanics. And the cost of a replacement bulb was almost as much as getting a new projector. You can't win with those things.

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