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Schutze_S
11-29-2004, 01:45 PM
Stumbled across this..it's prolly old hat and ugly but...

http://www6.tomshardware.com/howto/20041113/

Might have a go myself during the break...Doh I mentioned the B word http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

Schutze_S
11-29-2004, 01:45 PM
Stumbled across this..it's prolly old hat and ugly but...

http://www6.tomshardware.com/howto/20041113/

Might have a go myself during the break...Doh I mentioned the B word http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

Platypus_1.JaVA
11-29-2004, 02:28 PM
I haven;t seen it before, looks cool http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

However, I can lend a 'beamer' anytime if i want to http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
11-29-2004, 03:26 PM
Interesting link and much better than the rip off versions you see touted around on E-bay and similar.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Thinking about it I am sure this could probably be adapted to work with Watteville's Rocket project? Perhaps with the incorporation of a dual display card so that the internal monitor remained in situ and second display piped to a lcd projector lens at front of the rocket? I guess its all down to how readily you can come across a cheap spare lcd display?

The-Good-Guy
11-30-2004, 12:39 AM
Schutze_S

Cheer for the link man. That was an excellent tutorial and a video too, all for free!

I've been interested in projectors for a while but have been put off by the price.

But now... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

FatBoyHK
11-30-2004, 07:49 AM
about ten years ago, I saw a computer projector kit in my school, which was basically a LCD screen, but with no casing, just like a piece of semi-transparent glass. you plug it into the VGA output of you PC, and put it onto a traditional projector... then, you have a project for PC !!! Just like what you have just seen on Toms. My point is, it is not a new idea, there is a commerical product available 10 years before http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
11-30-2004, 05:08 PM
Yeah I saw a couple of the devices your talking about on e-bay last night but the only thing I noticed is they seemed to be pretty limited in colours and display size. Still I daresay that the more money you stump up the better the quality.

Schutze_S
11-30-2004, 05:52 PM
I've been given a Gateway FPD1500..max screen display is 1024 x 768 with only 60 mhz refresh....Plugged it in and game looks acceptable with it.Just need a OHP now....

Thing that concerns me is the bulb wattage price tag.

If I pick up a OHP for nothing aswell I'll post my results. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Just to add.I stripped the Gateway down and there is a ribbon connecting the vertical to the horizontal and so a panel cannot be moved outta the full display.Should still be OK for a home movie set up though.