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What do I need to know about home theater projectors?

In the market for a projector for the living room but don't really know much about them. [more inside]
posted by manderin on Sep 14, 2016 - 15 answers

What kind of projector do I need?

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]
posted by acidic on Dec 13, 2015 - 8 answers

Cheap and "good enough" projector for backyard?

I would love to find an LCD projector for occasional outdoor use (one movie a week in the summer). I am on a tight budget and wonder what people would recommend.All I really care/need is... [more inside]
posted by The Hyacinth Girl on May 12, 2015 - 5 answers

Plug an HDMI-only laptop into a VGA-only projector?

I'm looking at new laptops, and the one at the top of my list has everything I need ... Except that the only video-out port is HDMI. The problem is that a big part of my job involves presenting, so I need to be able to plug in to projectors that only have VGA ports. What are my options?
posted by robhuddles on Jun 5, 2014 - 8 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

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

How to use a desktop pc as a hub for laptops to share a projector?

Can I use a desktop PC connected to a projector as a hub for laptops to present their screens on demand? [more inside]
posted by man down under on Apr 25, 2012 - 8 answers

Home Theatre Projector questions from a cheap noob

Home Theatre Projector questions from a cheap noob... [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Sep 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Laptop-to-projector cable headache

I want to connect an iBook G4 to an Optoma PT100 projector - is this possible? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on May 26, 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

how did this thing know how to fail post-warranty?

Should I pay out the nose to have my Mitsubishi HD projector fixed by these bastards, or suck it up and buy a new one? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Oct 27, 2010 - 5 answers

Pick a rolling hard case for transporting meeting IT hardware

Help me find a good box to transport a projector, laptop, cables and power cords in, preferably with wheels etc. [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Jul 16, 2009 - 6 answers

We moved to Syracuse. Now what?

Syracuse Filter: Ms. Activitystory & I recently moved to the 'cuse from Brooklyn and have some questions about making our own good times here. [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Jan 21, 2009 - 3 answers

Business projector help?

My Executive Director wants a fancy new LCD projector. Something small, and with the possibility of direct USB support. He's got this idea that he *should* be able to put a file on a USB key and then just plug it into the projector, and not need a laptop to present. This strikes me as a scary proposition, one fraught with the possibility of failure. The thing is, I only have my own skepticism, no hard experience. Can anyone out there provide stories of experiences with this type of projector? Any pros or cons? Recommended projectors?
posted by Richat on Nov 18, 2008 - 9 answers

monitor vs projector

I'm thinking of replacing/supplementing my PC monitor with a projector, but I've never really used or shopped for one. Is it worth it, or should I just go for a couple of the biggest monitors I can afford? [more inside]
posted by dozo on Jun 27, 2008 - 11 answers

is a 1080p projector worth it right now?

i'm getting a new projector to replace my existing one. my current macbook only has a 720p native resolution (1280x800) so i'm leaning towards buying a projector with 720p resolution. but thinking forward, with blu-ray players etc, will i have problems playing 1080p movies in 720p? and how will they look? is there a big difference? [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Feb 28, 2008 - 10 answers

How long do the lcd projector bubls last?

In LCD Projectors, how accurate are manufacturer's claims as to the lamp life? [more inside]
posted by aeighty on Nov 18, 2006 - 10 answers

Using projectors to play video games

Using projectors to play video games. [more inside]
posted by Hildago on Oct 31, 2004 - 9 answers

Anyone have experiences using a digital projector for movies at home?

Has anyone here besides kk (although of course he can respond too) taken the data-projector approach to home entertainment? I'd be interested in hearing your opinions, especially relative to where you fall on the videophile axis.
posted by blueshammer on Oct 15, 2004 - 16 answers

Help with projector/setting up a movie club

two for one:
I just set up my new projector and while it is AWESOME, i'm having an issue with running my incomputer tv input through and losing allot of quality. 1) is there a good piece of software for interpolating tv input to make it higher quality
2) i'd like to organize a movie club to take advantage of the new beast and meet people in my area (berkeley for the bay area mefites). I'm thinking a craigslist ad but i wasn't sure how you would start such a thing when you don't know anyone (similar to starting a bookclub or something) [more inside]
posted by NGnerd on Aug 1, 2004 - 7 answers

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