71 of 71 people found the following review helpful
on October 17, 2004
First time/10 minutes into a presentation, the projector's lamp exploded, showering hot shards of broken glass in a wide area around the machine. Pieces dented the reflective Fresnel lens/stage below. Claims to have a safety thermal cut-off switch.
Beware: Claims life-time warranty on the specs/box/publicity but the actual warranty in the box reads: "failure due to defects in material or worksmanship to OTHER THAN lamp, lens or mirrors."
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on May 30, 2008
My seminar company employs instructors that still prefer overheads to digital projectors, unfortunately. We've tried many, many different kinds and have purchased dozens in our search for one that works well. So far, the Apollo 4000 has been the most reliable portable unit we could find. We've only had one over-heat issue on a unit that had been in service for almost 4 weeks each month, 3 to 6 hours daily, for almost 15 months. Not bad when renting one costs $40 to $80 per day. We've purchased 4 of these so far and they last roughly 2 years with heavy, heavy usage. Bulbs are purchased through a specialty bulb shop online to save $ as we go through those pretty fast!
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 27, 2012
When I received the overhead projector it is a larger and older version of the overhead in the product description, also the glass has several deep gashes and blemishes from not being properly folded although the description stated "like new". This product has had a long and uncaring life that clearly shows. Certainly not what was advertised in product description, I will not order from this person again.