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DIY Projector vs Brought Projector

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by lewi, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. lewi

    lewi Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    hey peoples,
    Okay im looking at making the ultimate cinema experience in my new room (moving house)....

    Ive got a pc ready for this already however i was looking a while ago about building a projector myself instead of buying one.....

    now some of you who have never seen a home made projector may be thinking wtf but go google it

    however i wanna know what you think is better? diy or purchased

    diy = more fun, longer bulb life + cheaper to fix, cheaper to make

    brought = quick, easy, expensive bulbs that dont last 5 mins, expensive, remote control
     
  2. raizoir

    raizoir Junior Member

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    depends on your budget and how much do you really want it :)
    If you really want it quickly, buy it, if not, I would recommand DIY
     
  3. lewi

    lewi Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Budget was looking at around £100 max ($150)
    However been looking at the bulbs and man they are all £100+ ($150+) for just 2000 hours average which isnt all that much really...

    I dunno i would love to build my own projector to be honest.... but dont really know were to start (going to do some more research now lol)
     
  4. FadeToBlack

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    Dude, the best thing you can possibly do is get an older CRT style PJ. The only downside is the size and ugliness BUT the good old analogue quality and life of the tubes far outwweighs it in my view. You shud be able to pick one up in your price range, ebay it. Go for an older Sony or Seleco
     
  5. lewi

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    Nope only want a new style projector..... want it to look nice and has to be small....
     
  6. reebok4146

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    Lol, do you guise have black friday in france?

    I got a nice 50 inch plasama for 800 dollars
     
  7. lewi

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    highly doubt it france is like 20 years behind were i am.... could be a goldmine in one sense but loads of people dont use the internet properly were i live and are still on windows 98 pc's lolz

    anyhow ive done some research and there seems to be alot of problems that crop up with the diy ones that are sometimes hard to fix and costly... especially if you break something....

    Ive got my eye on a projector for £40 + £20 postage to france atm and ends soonish.... gotta get a reply to see how much the bulb has been used as a replacement is £140 so i dunno yet... will have to see (dunno how easy it would be to buy that and then when the bulb does go to take it all apart and make my own version using a normalish bulb instead)...