Loc: Florida, USA
Well I have a lot of goodies for my new Media Center. Right now I have my Xbox as my system while having a home made DIY projector hooked up with my cheap walmart 5.1 surround sound. I also have in the works of a projector screen made out of 1x1s and canvas. I'm not sure on how big to make it yet, for the moment i'm using a white sheet lol. Basicly all I have done so far was make the projector, tonight i'll hook up my B&W and play around with it, Maybe i'll try my PC and play some CS lol.
The projector was simple to make. I bought a while back a old overhead projector for stilimages. I took a two sided LCD from work that didn't work very due to a bad power button. I just set the LCD on top of the projector and built a wooden box to make sure any light doesn't effect the quality and wahlla.
I'm thinking to clean out the garage and turn it into a small theater. I already got a couch and a chair out there, just they're covered in boxes of junk. Sadly I wouldn't beable to inclose the garage due to permits and stuff so I would just stick a window A/C unit in and never open the garage lol.
Sounds awesome - Well done on the projector, I have a friend who tried that from an LCD monitor, but the board was wired without enough cable to move it out of the way, so in re-soldering 100 connections, something messed up and part of the screen didn't work anymore. The projector that I have has pretty terrible resolution, so I'm looking to replace the 4" lcd with a new one, but I'm low on money for now.
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Loc: Florida, USA
I never thought of a backlite TFT LCD.
Oh, I had to end up scraping my cab I built to hole the projector. Too much heat builds up. I'm going to rebuild it with a PVC piping frame and use some cloth. Also i'm going to add a box fan on the back so cool air hits it. On a low speed it's quite and pushes a lot of air.
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