video projector as second display??!!

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  1. furrina macrumors regular

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    #1
    Just after I dropped a bundle on a 20" cinema display to go with my 15" PB 1.5,
    my film editor friend evilly suggested that for the same $1200 I could get a video projector and use the nearest white wall as a monster second display (in addition to all the other cool things you could do with it: Watch TV, DVDs, etc.) . I do some video editing and it would be great to screen footage on a huge wall in one of my rooms that has no windows. I have another friend who does this, sits in bed with his laptop and wireless mouse/kbd, using his bedroom wall as his display.

    Anyone else doing this or think it's worth it?
     
  2. vollspacken macrumors 65816

    vollspacken

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    hmm, interesting idea, I have never thought about that... :confused:

    but I guess you are better off with having invested your hard earned money in that excellent 20" TFT (for editing video footage and photoshop files that is... :))

    vSpacken
     
  3. idkew macrumors 68020

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    i have one, and while it is GREAT for games and DVDs, it is a bit lacking when it comes to using it as a normal monitor. but- mine only is a svga (800x600) projector, so that might be the reason.

    if you really want to do this, you need to get a very high res projector, and that will prolly cost you more than $1,200.

    plus- color will always be wrong on this display.
     

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