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It is so connected. It's *always* connected.

Can Windows be persuaded to ignore lies the BIOS tells it about what video monitors are connected? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet on Aug 2, 2010 - 8 answers

The right screen for movie magic...

Shopping for projector screens: What are the gotchas and other details to look out for? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jul 11, 2010 - 1 answer

Looking for recommendations for an inexpensive projector for watching movies on an outdoor wall.

Looking for recommendations for an inexpensive projector for watching movies on an outdoor wall. Hoping to spend no more than $300 (used projector would be fine) - to watch movies on my roof against a stucco wall. There are a ton of used projectors on eBay but I need a little guidance on what to look for, as I have no clue. Just need a basic unit that will project a decent picture from about 10-15 feet away. Built-in speakers would be nice but not necessary. Thanks!
posted by staveitoff on Jun 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Would you recomend "paint on screen" or "screen goo" for a projector setup?

Have you used "paint on screen" or "screen goo" with your home theater projector? [more inside]
posted by jkaczor on Jun 15, 2010 - 3 answers

Do I need HDMI on a 3D DLP projector?

I'm planning to buy a new video projector, and thought that while I'm at it I should buy a 3D-ready projector so that in a couple of years when there are more 3D movies available, I'll be ready to watch them. Ultimately I think I'll end up getting a new PC with Blu-Ray and probably an NVidia card to play 3D Blu-Rays, as per this AskMeFi thread. But do I need to get a 3D-ready projector with HDMI, like this Acer P1200? Or does HDMI not matter? I don't want to end up buying a projector only to find I can't plug it in to the right source a year down the line.
posted by skylar on Jun 10, 2010 - 6 answers

MacBook to VGA Projector

How to get an aluminum MacBook (2.4 GHz) to recognize a VGA Projector? [more inside]
posted by Danf on May 24, 2010 - 12 answers

Best portable projector?

Best portable projector? For traveling? By bike? [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on May 4, 2010 - 3 answers

Seeking film projector for viewing recently discovered movie reels?

Is there anywhere within (or near) the city of Chicago to rent a 16mm film projector? [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on Jun 29, 2009 - 7 answers

Looking at fine art without visiting the gallery

What is the best way to view fine art without visiting the gallery? [more inside]
posted by vespr1610 on May 29, 2009 - 15 answers

Optoma HD70 projector flickering crazy colors, then whimpering out

Optoma HD70 projector flickering crazy colors, then whimpering out - just over a year old, with a brand new bulb installed 6 months ago -- tech support not very helpful. Anyone have ideas, or sympathy at least? [more inside]
posted by icetaco on Mar 30, 2009 - 3 answers

How do I build a hand cranked projector?

How do I build a hand cranked projector? [more inside]
posted by tealeaf522 on Mar 27, 2009 - 6 answers

Projector question

I don't know anything about 35mm slide projectors but I have an idea [more inside]
posted by sarelicar on Mar 19, 2009 - 17 answers

DVD on a really really big screen

I have DVD's that I need to show on a Barco DP-1500.. How? [more inside]
posted by saysthis on Mar 11, 2009 - 5 answers

How to build a replacement bulb for my projector.

I'm looking to buy a projector off a classifieds site but the only issue is it requires a new bulb upon purchase. Besides the obvious problems that could come of this like having no way to proove that it works. I was wondering how difficult it would be to replace the lamp with some High powered LED's. [more inside]
posted by Chamunks on Mar 9, 2009 - 14 answers

Laptop and projector need to play together nicely.

Managing a projector with a laptop at a different resolution. The short: classroom training sessions with a Dell laptop hooked up to a projector is giving me some issues, looking for advice on how to rectify the situation. [more inside]
posted by wile e on Mar 4, 2009 - 3 answers

Do slide projectors still exist out there?

Help us find a slide projector in Minneapolis/St. Paul? [more inside]
posted by I_drew_an_angelfish on Feb 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Please help me get my new MacBook Pro projecting through the projector

What do I need to look for in an HDMI switch that will enable my Mini-DisplayPort video signal to reach my projector? [more inside]
posted by bryanjbusch on Jan 1, 2009 - 4 answers

Hooking up a projector to HDMI

Audiovisual question. What will happen if I plug the HDMI output of a Sony Playstation 3 to the DVI port of this max. 1280x1024 pixel LCD projector? I would of course have a HDMI-DVI cable. Will I be able to display 720p or 1080i stuff? And if it doesn't work, are there devices out there that downsample HD so I can use the projector for pseudo-HD movies and games? I really do not want to buy an HDTV. If it matters, a PDF manual for the projector (2.2 MB) is here.
posted by crapmatic on Dec 27, 2008 - 13 answers

Choosing an affordable projection screen for my living room?

What do I need to know when choosing a wall-mounted projection screen for my living room? [more inside]
posted by cortex on Dec 20, 2008 - 9 answers

Make a MLC226IP control two projectors

AVFilter: at work we're replacing some of our aging AV equipment, and we can't figure out how to hook up our projectors to the new controller panel. [more inside]
posted by sbutler on Dec 16, 2008 - 2 answers

How to best set up 1 computer & 2 video cards for 2 screens?

I have a computer with built-in video (GMA 3100) [1 D-sub] and also just bought a $20 video card (Radeon X1300) [1 D-sub, 1 DVI]. I'm connecting both my LCD monitor and Projector to the computer. Will I be able to use both video cards at once and show different things? Which of the two D-subs should I connect to? Which screen should get the better (DVI) connection?
posted by lpctstr; on Nov 2, 2008 - 6 answers

Start playing nicely together guys, before I smash one of you.

Please help me connect my macbook to a Dell 3200 MP projector. Should be easy, right? It's not working. [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic on Sep 21, 2008 - 20 answers

Mirroring the display on an iMac running windows

For a new iMac running Windows XP, I need to mirror/clone the display so it shows the same on the monitor and a projector. The graphics driver (for an ATI Mobiity Radeon HD 2600XT) doesn't support mirroring, but the iMac does it automatically. But the monitor and the projector have very different aspect ratios, and the same screen size gets applied to both. Is there a way to set two different screen sizes? There's nothing under the display preferences. Any third party software that would work?
posted by hydrophonic on Sep 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Why doesn't my laptop like projectors?

What causes my laptop to freak out whenever I plug in a projector? [more inside]
posted by robhuddles on Aug 7, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me with Wii + Projector + 18 foot wall = Massive Fun

Help me with Wii + Projector + 18 foot wall = Massive Fun [more inside]
posted by jrholt on May 20, 2008 - 16 answers

What's your favorite video projector?

What's your favorite video projector? [more inside]
posted by Murray M on Apr 9, 2008 - 2 answers

where to find this 40 year old power cord?

Where can I find this 40-some-year-old power cord? [more inside]
posted by ethel on Feb 16, 2008 - 7 answers

Solutions for LCD Projector Eye strain?

New LCD Projector: Feeling significant eye strain, what can I do? [more inside]
posted by tonci on Feb 2, 2008 - 3 answers

Presentation Podcast Capture?

How can I record video of a powerpoint/impress/etc slideshow in a format suitable for inclusion in a video podcast? Presenters use their own laptops and I have access only to a vga cable carrying the image, so screencapture tools are not a preferable option. [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Jan 29, 2008 - 2 answers

Da da da da da da-da-da da da! Freeze Frame!

Help me freeze my VGA video signal...as cheaply as possible. [more inside]
posted by ostranenie on Jan 17, 2008 - 1 answer

Where are the comparison charts of Projectors?

Is there such a thing as a 1440x900 resolution projector? Better yet is there a nice grid for any of the manufacturers that shows that resolution, and the models it's available in? [more inside]
posted by niteHawk on Jan 11, 2008 - 11 answers

How do I output three different images on three different projectors simultaneously using as few computers as possible?

I'm looking for a way to output three different images on three different projectors simultaneously using as few computers connected to them as possible. [more inside]
posted by Becko on Jan 3, 2008 - 10 answers

Should we (can we) use a TV instead of a projector at work?

We are looking at the idea of using a flat-panel TV in our new conference room at work in lieu of a projector. The advantages of this would be that A) we could keep our existing lighting system, and B) it would look classier. Are there disadvantages to a setup this? Problems? Gotchas? And what kind of hardware should I be looking at? [more inside]
posted by fusinski on Dec 17, 2007 - 11 answers

Where in Melbourne can I hire projectors?

From where in Melbourne, Australia can I borrow projectors (+ screens) for one night?
posted by PuGZ on Aug 25, 2007 - 2 answers

Wirelessness?

Wireless connection to LCD projector? [more inside]
posted by megatherium on Jun 17, 2007 - 7 answers

How to have computer automatically change primary and secondary display settings once projector is plugged in?

I need help with using a projector as a secondary display. I would like the computer to be able to recognize when the projector has been plugged in and automatically set the projector as the primary display without having to fiddle with the settings. Is there software or some trick that will do this? [more inside]
posted by allthewhile on Jun 14, 2007 - 5 answers

How to switch a Wii to 480p without even looking.

Help Mii with my Wii! [more inside]
posted by Eddie Mars on Feb 2, 2007 - 11 answers

LCD Projector Bulb life - when to turn it off

To maximise bulb life, what's the minimum length of time an LCD projector should be turned off for? [more inside]
posted by Busy Old Fool on Jan 31, 2007 - 14 answers

Using an opaque projector as a slide projector?

Converting an opaque projector to a decent slide projector? [more inside]
posted by pissfactory on Jan 4, 2007 - 3 answers

How to display my Mac .ppt on a PC-friendly projector?

Is there a way to switch the display on my Mac G4 to an external projector? [more inside]
posted by 53B3L1U5 on Nov 27, 2006 - 2 answers

Some help on the Home Projector front.

More home-theater projector questions. This time, it's eBaytastic. Of course, there's [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Oct 13, 2006 - 9 answers

outdoor guerilla cinema

I need help with my out door guerilla cinema Idea. My thought was Laptop, projector, with bluetooth for sound. But I don't know much about bluetooth headphones... [more inside]
posted by Burgatron on Oct 5, 2006 - 10 answers

Replacement Remote for NEC MT1000 Projector

Replacement remote-control for NEC MT1000 projector? [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Aug 29, 2006 - 0 answers

Big Ass TV

Home Theater Question: So I want to set up a digital projector on the wall of my apartment and I have one remaining question: XGA or SVGA? [more inside]
posted by slapshot57 on Aug 10, 2006 - 11 answers

projector project?

Pursuant to the valuable surround sound system information found here and here, what options do I have with regard to my projector? [+] [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Apr 15, 2006 - 10 answers

How to make like a movie theater?

Projector question: Does any know of a consumer level digital projector with a fairly long throw distance? Or any DIY solutions for increasing the throw distance on a projector? [more inside]
posted by Silent Thomas on Jan 24, 2006 - 8 answers

Video projector bulb rip

Holy %#$!. I just priced out bulbs for our Proxima X350 video projector. The stores I looked at want $350, about equal to the price used projectors are going for on eBay. If I shell out $350, am I getting ripped off? Since when did it cost so much to make a light bulb?
posted by zek on Dec 26, 2005 - 17 answers

Component cables only see in black and white?

HomeTheaterFilter: I have a Sony SLV-360 connected to an EIKI LC-X60 projector with component video cable. When I try and watch a DVD on the Sony, it only shows in black and white. How can I fix this?
posted by joshuaconner on Oct 8, 2005 - 3 answers

Circular Animation for PCs

You know those circular screens they use at concerts that always have some kind of animation projected onto them? Can I replicate that on my PC? [more inside]
posted by grateful on Jun 14, 2005 - 3 answers

I've had the amazing luck to get a free infocus pl770 projector...

I've had the amazing luck to get a free infocus pl770 projector. Can someone teach me how to treat this new toy right? [more inside]
posted by Dean Keaton on May 26, 2005 - 9 answers

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