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    Default DIY HD projector for $300.

    I came across this article on how to build a DIY projector - HD capable for $300. I thought it was an interesting concept and may just have to try it out and see how it works. I wanted to make sure that you all had a similar opportunity. (that way I have someone to ask questions of when I try and build one.. :D)

    http://www20.tomshardware.com/howto/20041113/index.html

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    i remember those type of projectors in school and they put off alot of heat. something to use in the winter im guessing.

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    You'd know all about heat, wouldn't you!?!

    I'm just telling ya!
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    Originally posted by cornerstone
    i remember those type of projectors in school and they put off alot of heat.
    For a $40 bulb replacement and $300 HD projector, I guess it would be worth working around the heat issue. (they are also not the quietest things I have ever heard, but it would still make for a fun project with some decent benefits if you can get it to work.

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    Originally posted by F1nut
    You'd know all about heat, wouldn't you!?!

    I'm just telling ya!
    Im not sure what your point is,but i know some overhead projectors like that put out alot of heat and some have a built in fan that would be a nusence if trying to watch a movie.

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    Hmmm... I'm wondering now.
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    Edit: Fun to look at but if you are serious about spending $300 plus then look for an old used 3 tube projector on ebay. Most are not as bright as new ones but the pic quality is normally pretty good, especially if you feed them with a good quality signal. As a matter of fact, give me a shout and I'll let you have my old one for about the same amount plus shipping. :)

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    Sounds like a pretty good waste of $300 if you ask me...
    Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day.

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    Originally posted by F1nut
    You'd know all about heat, wouldn't you!?!

    I'm just telling ya!
    ... and I'm just hearin' ya... I got it this time...

    Justin needs to fix the lock on the door...
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    Originally posted by cornerstone
    Im not sure what your point is
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    I'm just telling ya.

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    Dam you guys are quick to find those things. How do you do it? I see you guys catch them all the time and can't figure it out.

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    It looks like a cool project. While I won't actively seek the materials I will keep an eye out.
    Make it Funky! :)

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    Originally posted by F1nut
    BANNED......ya got my point now!?! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    What is that now... 5 or 6 little "scotts" you have painted on your monitor?
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    Wow. This is my first time seeing this. I have serious doubts about picture quality....but for $300 or less it would be fun to find out.

    BTW. What's up with the cornerstone thing in this thread?
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    Just a banned member that sneaks in every once in a while under a new registration...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tour2ma
    Just a banned member that sneaks in every once in a while under a new registration...
    What is it about his posts that makes you able to identify him? How many names has he had?

    Just Curious.
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    Years of training... ;)

    Original screen name was wangotango. He's had maybe a half dozen alter egos.
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    HeHe. Sounds like somebody needs to get a clue.
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