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DIY Video Projectors ??

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by eddiek, Dec 20, 2001.

  1. eddiek

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    Is there such a thing ?? If not, why not ?? They don't look to be terribly complicated to make, surely someone should be able to put a kit together to build your own, and I'm sure it would make them a lot cheaper.
     
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    On you go then. I'd be very interested in your results.
     
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    Also, what about refurbished LCD projectors?

    There seems to be a big market for 2nd hand CTR projectors, but no-one selling 2nd hand or refurbished LCD projectors. I would buy one if it were cheaper than new and came with a warranty!
     
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    Andrew,
    SSUK used to sell refurbished LCD projectors. They may have something that fits the bill for you. If you need the phone number send me a private message.

    Regards
     
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    I saw an ad for 2nd hand LCD projectors in Home Entertainment this month. I think. I meant to have a peek at their website. If I come across it again I'll let you know.
     
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    There was a chap in the states who decided to make his own massive CRT block using x9 CRT's. He used vey little metal shielding. apparently the amount of xrays comming from his system were enough to fog camera films in the cupboard the other side of the wall.


    Come to think about It I build a new projector just about every other day.
     
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    a guy in the work the other day told me that his latest project was going to be to build a projector

    he then told me about a few websites devoted to doing this very thing and after looking them up, i must say that i quite fancy it myself

    the bulbs for the diy ones are about £20 and last 20,000hrs!

    the screenshots they show in the forums look very impressive considering that the whole thing can cost only about £200 to build

    have a look for yourselfs a tell me what you think

    heres a link or two

    http://www.lumenlab.com/

    http://translate.google.com/transla...ient=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official
     
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    The snag with the projectors based on 15" TFT panels is:
    1) They are massive
    2) TFT's have typical contrast ratios of 300:1 to 500:1

    For the time and effort put into making one, you'd be better off buying an older LCD data projector from Ebay which would give as good or better PQ.
     

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