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Old 01-09-02, 12:20 PM
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100' Projection tv for $8?

Please check out this ebay auction and tell me what you think. Has anyone here tried it?

http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI...tem=1318268150
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Old 01-09-02, 12:21 PM
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sounds like a cheap crappy resolution projector
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Old 01-09-02, 12:22 PM
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if its the same as all the others, it aint worth it. my friend tried this, it looks okay, but its hard to get it to look really good, and i dont know what they are talking bout HD for
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100 foot?

You mean 100"
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Old 01-09-02, 12:24 PM
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Originally posted by DTSC
100 foot?

You mean 100"




well... technically.. it is just a crappy projector

so I guess it could be 100 feet.. if you held it back far enough.. and had a big enough wall
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Old 01-09-02, 12:26 PM
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tip: anyone can have a bigger tv for free.. just by sitting closer the your current one

maybe i should sell my idea on ebay
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Old 01-09-02, 12:27 PM
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It doesn't work. Don't bother. Even if you can get it focused properly, a television doesn't have enough lumens (light) to produce a watchable 100" picture.

If you don't believe me, do this. Take your 27" tv (or whatever) and move it over to within a few feet of a bare white wall. Do you see anything on the wall? Pretty dim, right?
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Old 01-09-02, 12:28 PM
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Maybe it's $8 a foot.
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Here's the instructions you'll get, in brief:

1. Buy a page sized Fresnel Lens. Do a search, they're cheap.

2. Turn your TV upside down.

3. Hold the Fresnel Lens in front of it: Voila, it projects the image onto the opposite wall. Move the lens closer and further to focus.

There's refinements, like building a box to hold the lens and maximize the amount of light coming out to the wall, as well as making it easier to focus.

You can get instructions here:
http://www.bstvcentral.b0x.com/

Here's a picture of their newest construction, which they call "Big Woody".



Projection quality? Let's not joke. You really get what you pay for. That Big Woody is scaled to use a 13 inch set.. Crank the brightness up and you can get something that is watchable in a dark room. Here's a link to an image of ConAir on their Big Woody: http://www.bstvcentral.b0x.com/conair4.jpg

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Old 01-09-02, 12:48 PM
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turn my 36" tv upside down????? are you nuts?!?!?!
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Did anyone get a look at that dope standing in front of the screen in the picture?


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45 people already bid on this piece of junk?! My god.
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Old 01-10-02, 01:15 PM
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Ehh.. That's not a terrible price the ebay guy is offering. He includes the Fresnel Lens, and those are fun to play with. I did this sort of project once with an old 13 inch TV and a cardboard box. It's entertaining, if worthless.
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