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pickle
07-01-2012, 05:04 PM
Hey I'm sure this has probably been asked before (but I can't find it anywhere) What are your favorite projectors for DVD's & who's got 'em? Opinions?;)


Thanks,

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rfsystems
07-02-2012, 06:40 PM
Best Buy has a gaming projector that's 3000 lumens and projects an 8' image from a distance of only 5'. Good for restricted space.
Link:
http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail.jsp?skuId=3313542&pid=1218397392575

DeathRattle
07-05-2012, 12:21 PM
I bought one last year for 50 bucks at goodwill.com. Used projectors from grade schools show up there from timt to time. I used it for a stairs ghost projection.

BrotherMysterio
07-05-2012, 01:38 PM
I bought one last year for 50 bucks at goodwill.com. Used projectors from grade schools show up there from timt to time. I used it for a stairs ghost projection.

Can it also work for your vermin DVD?

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DeathRattle
07-06-2012, 08:07 AM
Can it also work for your vermin DVD?

C.

Need 3000 lumens or better for that one.

pickle
07-06-2012, 08:29 AM
Hey DR,
Thanks for that info on the lumens...did not know that!:o The search is on!

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BrotherMysterio
07-06-2012, 12:15 PM
Need 3000 lumens or better for that one.

Ah. Indeed.

C.

DeathRattle
07-06-2012, 12:58 PM
Ah. Indeed.

C.

Too clarify, it does depend on application. 3000 Lumens or better if you wanted to project spiders on a roof (40 ft away and 20 ft giant spiders). 1000 lumens would be fine for say projecting on the floor from the ceiling 8 ft away.

BrotherMysterio
07-06-2012, 05:36 PM
Too clarify, it does depend on application. 3000 Lumens or better if you wanted to project spiders on a roof (40 ft away and 20 ft giant spiders). 1000 lumens would be fine for say projecting on the floor from the ceiling 8 ft away.

That was the original intent. I would never dream of projecting huge spiders on a roof or side of a building. That would give the game away. "Oh, look, big spiders . . . probably using a projector . . . neat." Big deal, right? I mean, sure, it could make for a nice visual, but, imagine doing it in a haunt, with little (and some not-so-little) creepy crawlies crawling all over the place, right near the patron's feet? Oh, the "eeks", and shrieks, and squeals! Music to our ears!

What's funny is, until this came along, if you wanted to do something with "real, live bugs", you needed to use actual real live bugs . . . often in terrariums built into the wall. Now, you just need a projector! Life is good.

So, that being the case, inside projector, just 1000 lumens . . . is the "used projectors from grade schools" doable?

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pickle
07-07-2012, 02:07 PM
If a 1,000 lumens will work inside 8' away, it should be easier to find & cheaper! Thanks.



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tonguesandwich
07-07-2012, 09:18 PM
Giving up my source..... some times they will drop the prices really really low if they have a butt load. The short throw ones I have picked up did well a few feet away.. getting 8ft pretty easy.
http://shop.benq.us/ProductCategory.aspx?id=27&name=Clearance%20Projector

rfsystems
07-07-2012, 10:20 PM
BenQ is a good name brand.

pickle
07-08-2012, 08:20 AM
Hey guys...thanks for the tips. Gonna dive into that site today!



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tonguesandwich
07-08-2012, 07:56 PM
Yeah .. I have had extremely good luck with Ben Q and I use them in my other biz world outside of haunting. I just went in and ordered a MX880UST the reflector one cause I couldn't resist the price and its wireless. Tempting is the 4000lum thats throws a 25ft image.. its about $700 under the cost of a new one.... just thinking what I can tell my wife cause I have like 5 in the boxes still.

BigT
07-09-2012, 02:14 PM
I bought a little pico projector for projecting spiders on the floor from 7ft. Works great, is really small and easy to hide, and the effect created many screams!

Forget who the manufacturer is but Google PicoProjectors and you will find a few of them out there for about $200

pickle
07-09-2012, 04:23 PM
Wonder if they will work for the Maggot & Roach effects that are offered out there? Enough lumens? The projectors will be about 8' away. Anyone know for sure? I really like the size of those l'il devils.



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BrotherMysterio
07-09-2012, 06:16 PM
Forget who the manufacturer is but Google PicoProjectors and you will find a few of them out there for about $200

Now that's definitely a bit more like it!

C.

BigT
07-11-2012, 03:34 PM
Optoma is the one I am using to shoot a spider video on the floor. It was plenty bright for that effect and worked really well for me. Here are the specifications on it. They show only 20 lumens for brightness but like I said, it is working really well for my effects. The big factor is the ambient lighting in the room. I am using mine in a dark room with no other light, but if you ahve other light in the room it might be an issue.

Two things i like about this little beauty:

1. It is nice and small and cheap, and runs on a battery so if power is lost, it still works
2. You can play video from an SD card that inserts right into the projector.

•DLP® technology
•Project large widescreen images of up to 70" diagonal
•LED light source lasts over 20,000 hours while producing excellent color
•Brightness: 20 ANSI Lumens (Bright Mode)
•Resolution: Native WVGA (854 x 480)
•Contrast Ratio: 2000:1 (Full On/Full Off)
•Projection Distance: 10" to 126"
•Image Size (Diagonal): 5" to 70" (16:9 Native)
•Full assortment of I/O ports, including USB, VGA, HDMI and video, allows for easy connectivity
•Dimensions: 2.4"W x 0.7"H x 4.6"D, 5.6 oz.(with battery)
•1-year limited mfr. warranty parts and labor, 90 days on battery

pickle
07-11-2012, 03:52 PM
Big T,

Thanks for the leads. Gonna check into that!




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