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Old 08-21-00, 06:39 PM
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I saw this product listed in ebay. It's some kind of "lens" that you hookup to any TV to make it into projection tv up to 100 inches! It seems to be quite popular and has great picture quality.

Who here has ever seen anything like this or even believes this thing will even work?

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http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI...item=406901851
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Old 08-21-00, 06:43 PM
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I've never heard of anything like this and I would also like to know about how this works and if anyone has seen one. By the way Jar Jar...welcome to the forum!!

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Old 08-21-00, 06:58 PM
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Searching on deja.com/usenet may help here. Also, 100inchtv.com sells the same plans and lens, and has some pictures of this "magic" lens. It looks like a flat fresnell lens that you can buy from any laboratory supplier or a science center.

You basically turn your television/monitor upsidedown, build some sort of lens hood, and mount the lens some distance in front of the tv. Reports from people are that brightness is sufficient only for viewing in complete darkness, and image distortion (especially around the edges) is usually unacceptable.
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Old 08-21-00, 07:19 PM
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Wow, Up-side down?

I don't like the sound of that. My tv will probably fall down the way its shaped!
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Old 08-21-00, 07:25 PM
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Wow, Up-side down?

I don't like the sound of that. My tv will probably fall down the way its shaped!



The lens will flip the image upside down, so you have to correct for it. Maybe there is a different way, but all the reports I've read say you've got to get the tv to stand on its head.
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Old 08-22-00, 02:57 PM
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Have you actually seen it work? Is it worth the 25 bucks?
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Old 08-22-00, 02:58 PM
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(sorry, double post!)

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