Used vs. refurbished Projector. What is Refurbishment?
The purchase of new projectors can quickly exceed the planned budget, what can be done if an upgrade is planned but should be cost-effective? Used equipment has a worse reputation and carries risks. Used projectors have often been running for several hours, the lamp output is significantly reduced and the warranty has expired.
We are convinced that technological progress should be coupled with a commitment to the environment and resources. For us, profitable technology has nothing to do with buying a new device every year. A video projector contains countless raw materials: lead, selenium, antimony trioxide, silver, gold and many more.
Sustainable recycling through extended life cycles
Refurbishing can be done almost anything – like it happened in an original way with the Barco projector, which became a device with beer tap, coffee machine and sausage grill. The used equipment is purchased by corporate customers who are planning to replace their technology with newer equipment. Theatres, schools or rental companies give rebeam the equipment in payment,
The projectors thus acquired were sometimes used for only a few hours and sometimes for several years.
In concrete terms, the difference between used and refurbished is that the equipment is freed from wear and tear and is completed again. Refurbished equipment is re-evaluated. Worn parts that are replaced are for example DMD chips, fans or polarizing filters. Each product is subjected to at least two extremely extensive tests.
When you think of AV recycling and projectors – think of rebeam
Cleaning or repairing individual parts is not part of the refurbishment process. Replacing lamps is not part of the refurbishment process either, but rather maintenance. Different lamps (lamp type) have different lengths of life and indicate different lengths of use in the future.
In general, the articles resulting from this process are again guaranteed and offered for sale at a reduced price. It is recommended to test a refurbished device as soon as possible after receipt.
The various article condition descriptions such as “used, like new”, “B-Ware” or “refurbished” provide concrete information about the condition of an already used projector.