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Arlec Window Projector Kit at Bunnings (and alternatives)

Discussion in 'Incorporating video or projection in your display' started by 900dukess, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. 900dukess

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    ryanschristmaslights Senior Elf Administrator

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    A hot topic in chat, but only a few people have tried it, e.g. @OzAz

    I'm waiting for the price to drop, as $99 is too much.
     
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    I bought one in November. Pretty sure we paid more than $99. The flexible tripod is not worth two nobs of goat droppings. The mount for the tripod is not a standard camera mount, so be prepared to do some mods to fit a standard camera tripod (1/4 unc = standard camera mount nut, 10 cents from Bunnings). The scenes/videos that come with it are fairly basic, but ok. It played several .mp4 movies we had without problem off a USB drive. Built in sound is a bit low, we plugged in some computer speakers which were a little better.
     
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    It was originally $149. What is the resolution and brightness of the projected image like?
     
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    Not sure I could give a fair description. We only set it up in the side yard, where it was getting some overflow competition from the pixels on the roof, and with a homemade screen, rather than the one that came with the kit.
     
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    Brightness: 150 lux
    Contrast: 500:1
    Native Resolution: 153600 (RGB) Pixel - whatever the heck that means
    Projection distance: 1 - 3.3 m
    projection size: 30" - 100"

    if you want to preview some of the scenes

    If you can buy for < $50 might be worth it, but don't expect it to do a large window. I couldn't even see the image from outside thru my white plastic tablecloth I do virtual Santa with. Will probably be OK for my haunted manor door projection thru light grey tulle.
     
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    Thats about a resolution of 480x320
     
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    I was think it may be ok for a smaller Halloween projection.
     
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    /me waits for further price drop
     
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    Just picked up one for $60 from bunnings
    Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Brightness ok but for 60 its spot on
     
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    $60... slightly tempting. Was this one a returned unit, @gmoolenaar ? As Bunnings.com.au still says $99.
     
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    Specs attached
     

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    No. They had a whole heap at bunnings in springvale vic
     
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    Any chance for a cheeky picture of the receipt (with CC details masked, if present)? :)
     
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    Here tis
     

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