I don't like to carry my laptop around everywhere. It's heavy and I don't like worrying about it getting damaged or stolen, especially when I'm travelling or using it outside. I would like to do a workaround where I use a roll-up keyboard, and have some kind of tiny computer that projects the computer screen onto a wall. Then I could have a lightweight, flexible keyboard and screen (maybe a piece of paper that I project my desktop onto?). Mefi, what are my options? [more inside]
TL;DR: I'm trying to replace the mounts on slides from the late 60's with outside dimensions of 50mm x 50mm inner dimension of 30.8mm x 30.8mm. What is this format? [more inside]
A small pink spot appears on the same area of the screen when using a Canon digital projector. What is the cause and how does one go about cleaning/fixing this? [more inside]
See the photo at the link below (the round connection that is over the white label): Link. What kind of connection is this and what kind of cable should I use? I need to connect a TV antenna (coax cable) to the TV input so I can watch TV on my projector. Thanks.
A small theater chain claims that their digital projectors produce a slight red glow that's visible on the screen and affects all of their auditoriums. They claim that it's so faint that hardly anyone notices it. I did and it bothered me the whole movie. What's going on there? [more inside]
I've been thinking about getting a projector to hook up to my laptop to watch movies/sports sitting in bed. I'm overwhelmed by the price range-- how much money do I actually need to spend? [more inside]
I'm hosting an event at a hotel. It comes with a 10x10 and a 16x16 screen. They want (I'm not making this up) $2000 to rent a projector. I think I can do better. What specs do I need to project a 1080p video from a laptop on either of these screens? Bonus: Any referrals for such a service in the SF Bay Area?
At the age of 32, I've finally become an adult with my own apartment. Now I need an adult-sized audio/visual set up. Is it possible to have Chromecast (or other) plugged into a projector, and somehow getting the audio to go to wireless speakers? Also, when the projector is turned off, I'd like to be able to use those wireless speakers with Spotify. How do I set it all up? [more inside]
What is a good cheap option to project an image onto a large wall for a outlining to paint? [more inside]
I often have to give presentations at offices I don't work at. There is usually some form of AV equipment available, however, the local staff often don't know how this equipment works. Cables are not necessarily plugged in where they should be (or even there at all) and there are no on-site IT staff to help out if there's a problem. What do I need to a) know and b) buy to be able to waltz into a new office, hook up the doohickeys to the whoozawhatzits and deliver a PowerPoint presentation (or show a video) with a minimum of fuss? [more inside]
Does this product exist? Would it be difficult to set up? and how much would it cost? [more inside]
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]
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]
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.
So I'm thinking of mounting a projector underneath my coffee table... [more inside]
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]
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]
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.
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!
Are the high-resolution home theater projectors good for spreadsheets? [more inside]
Help me pick a modern home theatre receiver that can switch video and audio for a pretty big variety of devices. [more inside]
Are there any digital projectors which are exclusively black & white? [more inside]
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]
What types of establishments rent or loan projectors that can display computer output? And how much should it cost? [more inside]
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]
Please suggest to me a specific projector and help me plan this out in general. [more inside]
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]
I recently purchased this Acer projector and am wondering what aspect ratio I should get for the screen. [more inside]
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]
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]
I have a Sony VPL-PX40 and a Sony VPL-PX41. How can I open them up to swap the lenses? [more inside]
Help figuring out the best setup for a home theater projector. Total projector newb here.... [more inside]
Epson EX7200 projector + Ubuntu 12.04 - help me make these two play together. [more inside]
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?
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]
I want to repair my Epson EX51 projector. Help me find the resources to do it. [more inside]
Can you please offer insight into my projector system? I have questions with regards to projectors, screens, and installation. [more inside]
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]
IPad to to a digital projector... it doesn't seem to be working. Help! [more inside]
Looking for projector in Minneapolis / St. Paul metro area. [more inside]
Looking for a projector that supports portrait mode, or 90 degree image rotation, without physically rotating the projector. [more inside]
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]
Where can I get a slide projector in Atlanta tomorrow? [more inside]
How can I portably power my old slide projector on the go? [more inside]
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]
Is 802.11 b/g/n wireless fast enough to use to watch movies? [more inside]
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]
Aiming to buy an LED projector, a market I know little about. [more inside]
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]