My new projector, an Epson EX5220 blows super-hot air right where I am standing when I do presentations. Anything I can do?
My ancient BENQ MP510 projector died recently. I bought a new projector, an Epson EX5220, on sale at a local Staples here in Toronto. The new projector is way better than the old one, and great in every way except for this hot air problem.
I mostly use the projector to do presentations when I do training courses, in a variety of different rooms. Usually, this means just getting whatever table is available in the room, and plopping the projector onto it.
Compared to the old projector: The new projector gets really hot, and blows out really hot air. Worse, it blows the air out the front of the projector, which often is right where I need to be standing (picture a setup sort of like this
. ). The old projector blew air out the side, which was a lot easier to avoid. This is kind of a problem: I get pretty warm as it is, standing in front of a room full of people, walking around, etc, etc. Having something blowing super-hot air on my when I'm trying to be calm and cool does not help.
I wonder if there's anything I can do? A few q's:
- Is there some magic or ingenious way I can re-direct the hot air from the projector so it does not blow right at me?
- As projectors get better, do they also run hotter? That is: If I swap this projector for another one, will the other one also likely run super-hot?
- Are there ways others have dealt with this problem?
Maybe there's some way I can arrange things so I never have to stand where the hot air is blowing. But that seems like sort of the natural place for me to be, at least a good part of the time.