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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by piatti, Mar 26, 2012.
Like this one: http://www.ecrater.com/p/10010469/mini-portable-multimedia-projector-for-computer
Did you happen, just by chance, to catch the resolution on that POS?
* Resolution: 640 x 480
* Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Yeah, that's why I'd buy a 27" over that. If it were 1980 then I would probably have another answer.
You would have to be on the dark side of the moon to see the image...
Because you have 12 times the number of pixels on the 27", so you would have to buy 12 of those crappy projectors to get the same amount of screen real-estate.
Does that projector run Mac OS X?
Because you couldn't use it in room with the lights on?
Because it needs special software that is for Windows?
Just look at all the threads the OP has started. Cost is clearly the only part s/he understands and cares about. 533 posts and almost 220 threads s/he has started. Wow, just wow....
Not to mention the cost of the screen/wall paint, LOS issues with a projector when you're sitting between it and the "display", etc.. etc..
How much would a projector cost that is usually used in universities?
Sometimes I wish I had that and just projected the screen on the white wall of my room and compute that way.
In the hundreds, maybe thousands, as they are normal projectors, just with better lumen and resolution than that projector you linked to.
Normally they just use 1024 x 768 pixel resolutions, sometimes more of course.
Just look for projectors on Amazon and look at the resolutions, and then maybe find a better deal.
This seems pretty good. With this you could have a theatre at home! Would using this instead of the TV save a lot of electricity?
Maybe some, but as it's been pointed out already, you'd have to watch it in the dark. And the 800x600 resolution is atrocious.
Depends on the power usage of the TV and the projector, which can be found in the manuals.
PS: That projector is using 800 x 600 pixel. It is slightly larger than a normal SD TV resolution.
Here are some "HD projectors", though the 800 x 600 Viewsonic is listed there too, but others at least have the resolution mentioned in the product description too. Can that help? Do you understand the difference in resolution?
Also, check the bulb lifespan and price of a bulb. When the bulb burns out the price of a new bulb can be more than the price of a cheap projector. So... see what the rated life span of the bulb is, and what the replacement value is.
And just know that these things only work in dim to dark rooms. Might not be a problem for your application... but only you will know that.
I wouldn't buy it because simply put its impractical for personal computer use, regardless of the resolution.
That projector doesn't even have a digital video input port. The video quality is going to be unmitigated ass compared to a 2560-by-1440 Cinema Display.
The OP got owned
Why fly by plane when you can just flap your arms really quickly for ages?
What is digital video input?
Something like DVI or HDMI or (Mini) DisplayPort.
Most common video interfaces on external computer displays and TVs
Common video interfaces on Macs and the appropriate adapters to connect to other display devices
Your DLP projector uses 180 watts to put up 800x600 pixels. The 27 inch LED monitor is available in lower power consumption (120 watts).
So you aren't saving anything. You aren't saving your eyes. You aren't saving electricity and at $300+ you aren't even saving money when a decent 27 inch LED monitor costs around $300. BTW, you aren't saving bandwidth when you persist in trying to force a mediocre projector compete with an efficient LED monitor.
I would advise you to stay away from projectors, like the guy said above, you won't gain anything from it. Those things are good for showing presentations, watching a movie every now and then, and playing games, but they are pointless for anything else because of the lamp they depend on. The replacement lamp for the model you posted is $279.00.
We didn't have a TV for awhile a few years ago and for a quick solution my dad brought home a projector from his work. Video looks great on them, yes, but when you're using them for about five hours a day, more on the weekends, they wear out within two months. When the lamps cost that much, there is no point to replace them, so you end up just buying another projector instead. The warranties don't usually cover them. We went through three that year.
Is the Apple Display expensive? Yes, but you are not making it any cheaper by not buying one because by the time you go through the same amount of projectors like we did, you would have spent the equivalent price that the monitor would have cost.
Crisp resolution and doesn't need a wall.