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Old 07-18-06, 08:48 PM
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Thoughts about Hasbro's Zoombox?



Hasbro announces the Zoombox, a Video Projector with built-in DVD player for kids. The projector is selling for less than $300!

Update:
Zoombox selling at Wal-mart online for $282.00 (In Stock!)

The Hasbro Zoombox DVD Entertainment Projector can display images on ceiling or wall in with sixty inches or larger. Via AV cables game consoles can be connected too.

This might be the most low-cost projector on the market. Of course there is no word about brightness, contrast ratio or supported resolutions. The photo of the Zoombox is also promising not too much.


http://www.i4u.com/article4200.html


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You know for $300 it might be worth it to play around with.
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Old 07-18-06, 09:38 PM
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Looks like it would be fun for kids. I'm reminded of when I was a kid. I had an 8mm movie projector and would order old monster movies out of ads in the back of monster magazines. We would hang a white sheet on the side of the garage and watch movies outside during the summer.
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Old 07-18-06, 10:19 PM
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http://www.hasbro.com/tiger/default....oduct_id=16983

From the hasbro website:

Technical Specifications:
Creates a 60-inch diagonal picture when placed 8feet from the wall or ceiling.
For best results, use in a dark room on a light-colored wall or ceiling.
Resolutions: 557 x 234
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Old 07-19-06, 12:43 PM
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Barely VHS resolution. If that's enough, might be a nice toy...
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Old 07-19-06, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Spiky
Barely VHS resolution. If that's enough, might be a nice toy...
I think you get better resolution with an overhead projector.
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Old 10-12-06, 07:46 PM
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I saw one of these at Sams Club today for $239(!). It wasn't hooked up (of course) but they had one out of the box. Very cheap construction, composite inputs only, built-in DVD player.

It's definitely meant as a toy/kids room/dorm room/casual viewing device, but for those purposes, it should be okay. Reading the reviews on Amazon, I saw one feature that I really liked. It uses a standard halogen headlight bulb, which can be picked up at Wal-Mart for under ten bucks.

If it was $99, I'd take a chance on it.
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Old 10-12-06, 11:19 PM
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I saw one of these at Sams Club today for $239(!). It wasn't hooked up (of course) but they had one out of the box. Very cheap construction, composite inputs only, built-in DVD player.

It's definitely meant as a toy/kids room/dorm room/casual viewing device, but for those purposes, it should be okay. Reading the reviews on Amazon, I saw one feature that I really liked. It uses a standard halogen headlight bulb, which can be picked up at Wal-Mart for under ten bucks.

If it was $99, I'd take a chance on it.
These 2 bold parts disagree with each other. I'm sure kids would love it, both for movies and games.
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