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Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by jasoncp, Dec 19, 2002.

  1. jasoncp

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    Im going to take the plunge and go down the projector route,, so i need some advice off u chaps asap

    my front room floor is up so im going to route the cables to speakers etc in trunking

    my pc (which will be used maily to drive dvds) is in another room,so i need some advice

    1. my amp is going to be about 15 feet away from my pc so what cable do i need to put in now so as to be ready to connect up the sound

    2. my projector will probably either be opp end of the room to my amp/sky box etc.. but on the other side of the wall to the pc (obvi depending on which model i buy etc due to diff throws)so what is best way to get a signal from my sky to my projector .... long s vid lead?

    3. if the projector i get is short throw i will need to run a long lead to the projector from my pc :( ..prob 20 feet .. havent a clue what lead i need

    4. lastly as my pc is in another room how can i control it via remote?

    i know there are lots of newbie type posts on here so any will will be greatly appreciated

    cheers
     
  2. Julia

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    Jasoncp,

    You can use an RF or IR keyboard and mouse.
    Have a look at the following sites:
    http://www.jandr.com/JRProductPage....d=1&Section_Id=&Product_Id=3196793&showcase=t

    http://www.btcusa.com/btc2001_e/products_multimedia_wirele.html

    Maybe the best idea would be Microsof bluetooth:
    http://www.microsoft.com/uk/keyboard/wodBlue_info.asp

    You can also programme your own remote (such as Pronto) with Girder:
    http://www.girder.nl/

    IR remote:
    http://www.computergeeks.com/details.asp?invtid=CIMR100

    or you could use your pocket PC as a remote:
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?threadid=183015

    A good site to read more about remotes is RemoteCentral:
    http://www.remotecentral.com./

    I plan to use a bluetooth or RF keyboard, but up to now I've been too busy just watching DVDs on my new projector...

    I hope you'll find something useful in the above sites
    Julia:)
     
  3. jasoncp

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    thanks :p
     

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