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25th_Orwell-84
12-22-2004, 05:15 PM
I'm seriously contemplating getting one, we have one here at work that i've taken home a couple of times.. I love it.. But i havent tried playing PC games on it.

It is old but it still looks sweet. So I'm thinking I don't need to buy the fanciest one to have fun with.

I'm probly only getting SVGA 800x600 unless someone can provide me with a reason to go XVGA 1024x720

Does anyone run their computer through one and fly PF? does it look good?

What kind of mounting system should I use?

25th_Orwell-84
12-22-2004, 05:15 PM
I'm seriously contemplating getting one, we have one here at work that i've taken home a couple of times.. I love it.. But i havent tried playing PC games on it.

It is old but it still looks sweet. So I'm thinking I don't need to buy the fanciest one to have fun with.

I'm probly only getting SVGA 800x600 unless someone can provide me with a reason to go XVGA 1024x720

Does anyone run their computer through one and fly PF? does it look good?

What kind of mounting system should I use?

Tully__
12-22-2004, 07:28 PM
Over my years on this forum several people have posted photographs of their projector setups, some with the game running. Someone will no doubt be along shortly with their experiences of this sort of setup. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

GvSAP_Wingnut
12-22-2004, 07:42 PM
Don't have a projector but I've run mine through my 50" HD Panasonic LCD.

Sweeeeet. Only reason I don't play on it more is I need to build some type of gaming chair or pit.

Good site here... might get some good advice:
http://www.hometheaterdiscussion.com/

bird_brain
12-22-2004, 08:42 PM
That is what I have always wanted to do, keep my monitor in front and use it as a cockpit and have an LCD projector putting the action on the wall in front of me.
They have come down from about $3000 to about $2000, but it is still too steep for me. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
If I could borrow one from work, you can bet I would build a curved wall to project it on! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

adlabs6
12-22-2004, 09:05 PM
I saw a few screens of LockOn posted, I think by Dex, and they were using a projector. It was a huge image, takiing up the whole end of the room.

I've always wondered about how the bulb life would work out for a gaming projector. The few LCD (and new DLP) projector bulbs I saw priced were shockingly expensive.

25th_Orwell-84
12-22-2004, 09:12 PM
Would I be losing quality from a CRT monitor though? I'm concerned about losing quality, there is a 30 day return option at the local electronics store, so that is comforting...

My XBOX looks good on the work projector.. But I have a pretty sick computer (p4 3.2 X800 Gig of dual channel ect..) And I don't want to go from a nice looking CRT to a washed out looking Projector.

Now My basement is dark so it wouldn't be washy because of ambiant light, but a SVGA projector only runs at 800x600 and the game uns at 1024x720. I don't want to lose the quality in the conversion.

Now i don't want to spend a boatload of $$
I'm looking at the 1399 CDN range

Would a benQ PB6100 be a nice projector? Would it look nice with a dvd player and digital cable?
thanks..

Oilburner_TAW
12-22-2004, 09:27 PM
build one for around 200-250 dollars..

http://www6.tomshardware.com/howto/20041201/index.html

25th_Orwell-84
12-22-2004, 10:27 PM
no, i think i'm going to get the BenQ PB6100

PLEASE, can anyone with a projector setup give me some detailed comments about their set ups? what kind of problems will i run into, what things do i have to keep in mind? school me!!!!

AFJMantis
12-23-2004, 12:45 AM
If its only 800x600 then i would say dont bother unless your gonna project it real small, for instance if u project it at 80" wide each pixel will be 1/10th of an inch square and it will look nasty unless your about 100 feet away.

25th_Orwell-84
12-23-2004, 05:10 PM
So you're thinking I should go with XVGA 1024x720?

I might as well spend the extra money if it's something I'm going to have for 3-4+ years

Jose_602RAF
12-23-2004, 09:42 PM
I'm building this (http://www.lumenlab.com)

you can go up to a 19" LCD with that design and outperform any commercial PJ

Also, cheaper to run and maintain as well http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Schutze_S
12-24-2004, 05:14 PM
I built one using Oilburners thread.

Simply awesome.

Next time your in your local PC shop ask em how much is a spare bulb http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif