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Projecting an image onto the ceiling?

I'm interested in projecting a device's output (HDMI, Thunderbolt, whatever) onto the ceiling for truly lazy reading or movie watching while in bed. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by raspberry jam and clothes iron on Jul 2, 2014 - 7 answers

Projector doubles as space heater. Anything I can do?

My new projector, an Epson EX5220 blows super-hot air right where I am standing when I do presentations. Anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Jun 7, 2014 - 6 answers

Projector for painting: advice wanted

I want to project digital images, resident on a laptop, onto a large canvas in order to paint them. My maximum canvas size will be, say, 6 feet by 6 feet. What sort of projector do I need? I am unlikely to use it for any other purpose, i.e. movie viewing.
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic on May 22, 2014 - 4 answers

Is this DIY project a dumb idea?

So I'm thinking of mounting a projector underneath my coffee table... [more inside]
posted by neat graffitist on May 4, 2014 - 9 answers

Are there projectors that will display content delivered over a network?

I'm looking for a projector that would ideally connect to a wifi network and magically let random people show their screens remotely on it. Does such a thing exist? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Apr 9, 2014 - 10 answers

What kind of used projector can I get that supports wireless live stream

I have a ceiling mount for a projector – I’d like to get a projector that I can use to wirelessly stream video from the internet (e.g. from Netflix) with no plugs and cords connecting my projector to my computer necessary. [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Nov 21, 2013 - 6 answers

What do I need to watch movies on this projector?

I have Casio Megavision LCD 2way projector FV-600 that my parents found in the garage (just the projector, no cables, instructions). It has a cable coming out of its butt that goes into the wall (a plug), and three holes that say "ear" and "input" What do I need to watch movies on my wall? A DVD player? Can I connect it to my computer? Do I need to buy any cables? If so which ones? Can I get everything I need with amazon prime? Obviously, please explain it like I'm a three year old.
posted by LaunchBox on Nov 13, 2013 - 6 answers

Party Pics

I've been put in charge of a photo booth setup at an upcoming party, and I need some advice. We would like for people to be able to take pictures in front of a backdrop for most of the night, photo booth style with funny hats/props, and then have an "instant slide show" at the end of the party of all the pics. Talk me through the hardware setup I need to make this happen, please! I've got a canon DSLR, a laptop (both Mac and PC available) various USB cables, and a projector. Thank you!
posted by Mimzy on Nov 6, 2013 - 4 answers

I need a projector for my business.Is a "home theater" projector ok?

Are the high-resolution home theater projectors good for spreadsheets? [more inside]
posted by colecovizion on Oct 24, 2013 - 5 answers

Which Home Theatre Receiver should I get?

Help me pick a modern home theatre receiver that can switch video and audio for a pretty big variety of devices. [more inside]
posted by signsofrain on Oct 22, 2013 - 4 answers

A whiter shade of gray

Are there any digital projectors which are exclusively black & white? [more inside]
posted by monocultured on Sep 9, 2013 - 6 answers

What are some amazeball things I can do with this mini-projector?

I received this handheld 3M mini projector as a gift, and while it's practical uses are minimal, I'm looking to the twisted hivemind for ideas on what I could do to utilize this to freak people out, do guerrilla marketing, or anything else for fun. FYI: it works well with an iPod touch to stream video to it. [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Jul 12, 2013 - 10 answers

Renting a projector

What types of establishments rent or loan projectors that can display computer output? And how much should it cost? [more inside]
posted by sitecoach on May 8, 2013 - 8 answers

Visually impressive movies

So, I have a super-nice HD projector in my possession for the next 24 hours. What should I watch on it? (Preferably TV shows or movies) [more inside]
posted by wrok on Mar 10, 2013 - 35 answers

LCD Projector for School Auditorium

Please suggest to me a specific projector and help me plan this out in general. [more inside]
posted by etc. on Mar 4, 2013 - 3 answers

Should I buy a pico projector now?

Does anybody have any experience with recent pico projectors? Which should I buy? I'm looking for something that will fit in my tiny daypack (with room to spare for all my other crap) that is at least 100 lumens and that has a battery. [more inside]
posted by ooklala on Feb 27, 2013 - 3 answers

Question about projector aspect ratio and resolution

I recently purchased this Acer projector and am wondering what aspect ratio I should get for the screen. [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Feb 18, 2013 - 4 answers

Homebrew 3D video projection

Can I use polarizing filters with two aligned video projectors to make a 3D image that then can be viewed with Real3d / IMAX polarized eye-glasses? [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on Feb 15, 2013 - 5 answers

How can I make this homemade movie big enough to show at a party?

My parents are celebrating their 50th anniversary. I have made a slideshow in iMovie with images, video and audio to show at the party. What is the cheapest, best-quality way that I can show this to an audience of about 20 people? [more inside]
posted by RingerChopChop on Feb 6, 2013 - 13 answers

How do I open up my Sony TV projectors?

I have a Sony VPL-PX40 and a Sony VPL-PX41. How can I open them up to swap the lenses? [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on Jan 28, 2013 - 2 answers

First time projector user needs help! Wireless video vs. wireless audio.

Help figuring out the best setup for a home theater projector. Total projector newb here.... [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Jan 28, 2013 - 3 answers

Epson projector w/Ubuntu

Epson EX7200 projector + Ubuntu 12.04 - help me make these two play together. [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Dec 27, 2012 - 6 answers

Project an image onto entire wall?

Is it possible to use a projector to project an image onto a wall that will span the entire wall, that is, do all / any projectors allow to stretch an image to arbitrary angle since the size of the room is limited? I would like to sketch an image onto an entire wall using this method. I don't think there is any way to actually print an image onto a wall using some kind of a setup with an inkjet head moving up and down along the wall... were there any experimental rigs that can do that?
posted by rainy on Dec 2, 2012 - 17 answers

Powerpoint - stick to 4:3 or go widescreen?

How far along are we in moving from 4:3 to widescreen LCD projectors for (e.g.) PowerPoint presentations. Is my current 4:3 default still sensible? [more inside]
posted by vogel on Nov 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me repair my Epson EX51 projector

I want to repair my Epson EX51 projector. Help me find the resources to do it. [more inside]
posted by signsofrain on Nov 6, 2012 - 2 answers

Projector System Help!

Can you please offer insight into my projector system? I have questions with regards to projectors, screens, and installation. [more inside]
posted by masters2010 on Sep 19, 2012 - 7 answers

I only barely understand what a lumen is

I'm getting a projector for gaming (and occasionally movies). It's across a living room, about 15 feet, to go on a wall. I've previously used just a boring office projector and that worked fine. I'm not super concerned about image quality; it needs to be good enough to read text on the "screen", but that's about it. Can I get away with an LED projector? [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on May 13, 2012 - 2 answers

iPad + digital projector = ?

IPad to to a digital projector... it doesn't seem to be working. Help! [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Apr 22, 2012 - 11 answers

Looking for projector in Minneapolis / St. Paul metro area.

Looking for projector in Minneapolis / St. Paul metro area. [more inside]
posted by senterstyle on Feb 27, 2012 - 4 answers

Projector with a 90 degree rotate option?

Looking for a projector that supports portrait mode, or 90 degree image rotation, without physically rotating the projector. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jan 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Windows 7 thinks I am connected to a projector and my laptop screen is black. How can I force it to return to normal?

Windows 7 thinks I am connected to a projector and my laptop screen is black. How can I force it to return to normal? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Dec 30, 2011 - 6 answers

Where can I get a slide projector in Atlanta tomorrow?

Where can I get a slide projector in Atlanta tomorrow? [more inside]
posted by thebrokenmuse on Nov 3, 2011 - 2 answers

Now I'm playing with power -- portable power! (Please?)

How can I portably power my old slide projector on the go? [more inside]
posted by stleric on Aug 7, 2011 - 6 answers

Servicing an older projector?

Hello AskMeFi. Please help me replace the bulb in my aging projector (Infocus X1). The lamp is putting out very little light, so I'd like to replace it. Do I need a "lamp" or a "projector lamp assembly"? [more inside]
posted by aeighty on Aug 2, 2011 - 7 answers

Wireless video to a projector?

Is 802.11 b/g/n wireless fast enough to use to watch movies? [more inside]
posted by hapticactionnetwork on Jul 19, 2011 - 7 answers

Video cable hunt, take 3

Follow up to this question: Where can I find a cable that will let me connect my old iBook G4 to a VGA cable? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Jun 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Advice on purchasing an LED projector

Aiming to buy an LED projector, a market I know little about. [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Jun 2, 2011 - 9 answers

DIY bike-in/walk-in movie; help me figure out my options

Doing a guerilla outdoor movie showing…lots of options, some good threads on MeFi already, but I need a bit more advice on: - Parameters - Format - Projection - Sound - Power (see inside for more…) [more inside]
posted by soulbarn on May 14, 2011 - 11 answers

$20 projector! Now what?

Can I project from my laptop with this $20 projector? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by ladypants on Apr 7, 2011 - 12 answers

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Please help us eliminate an unwanted noise from our home theater. [more inside]
posted by simbiotic on Mar 16, 2011 - 7 answers

What small projector will work with Macs?

I just bought an Optoma Pico PK301 to use in our (Mac-based) office and also when we travel. Unfortunately I didn't realize that it won't work like a normal projector - i.e. just letting me project what is on my screen. Can I hack it or should I return it and get a different one? [more inside]
posted by sabotagerabbit on Feb 23, 2011 - 7 answers

What's the best projector for me?

Any help finding an inexpensive digital projector to meet my home theater needs? [more inside]
posted by HostBryan on Jan 29, 2011 - 4 answers

Optoma PICO for watching DVDs at home?

Do you own an Optoma PICO projector? If so, are you happy with it? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Jan 4, 2011 - 2 answers

Portable Projector

Could anyone suggest a good portable projector? [more inside]
posted by coffeefilter on Dec 16, 2010 - 2 answers

freegeek geeksquad pls help me solve the mystery accept the mystery

I have a Sony VPL-PX40 and a Sony VPL-PX41. How can I open them up to swap the lenses? [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on Nov 15, 2010 - 2 answers

It burns! It burns! (my lcd projector lens)

Our classroom lcd projector was left on for too long and the lens was burned, according to our tech. This makes everything it projects have a yellowish tinge. Is there any way to adjust the output on a mac mini to compensate for this? [more inside]
posted by craniac on Oct 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Cheap, decent movie projector?

Cheap projector question for probably the millionth time on the green: Can somebody recommend a sub-$450 projector for watching movies at home? [more inside]
posted by Acari on Sep 29, 2010 - 9 answers

Best quality in ripped clips?

How do I get the highest possible quality when ripping clips from DVD's? I've been using AoA DVD Ripper software to make .avi files, and while some of them look just fine you can sometimes see a huge difference in quality. Should I be using different software or settings? [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Sep 17, 2010 - 13 answers

Attention presenters! What equipment do I need to buy?

What all do I need to buy in order to do multimedia presentations in community settings, and how much do you think it will cost? We're talking ground up here: I currently use an easel and newsprint. Needs to be portable. [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic on Sep 2, 2010 - 4 answers

Advice on DLP projectors

What is the best type of DLP projector to get for home movie watching? [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Aug 6, 2010 - 4 answers

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