I recently purchased an NEC projector for my classroom simply because NEC
offers an easy-to-write "grant" through the Smarter Kids Foundation. The
grant is actually a nice discount and does not cover the entire cost of the
system. The $1500 projector cost not quite $1,000 with the support from the
Smarter Kids Foundation.
I'll be using this projector in a relatively small room without windows, so
the NEC folks suggested that a VT470 is all that I needed. If you have a
large room or one that is flooded with light, you might consider a higher