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    Default Where can I get an old and cheap projector?

    I've tried pawn shops and thrift stores but is sort of a specialty item, I'm looking for one to play old NES games so I don't care how good it is as long as it works. All the places I go to only seem to care about stocking newer projectors that people can actually use for movies and stuff. It'd be nice to have one with HDMI input but my main focus right now is playing old video games that were pretty low resolution anyway.

    I haven't had a lot of luck lately, so far I got 3:
    - one I got from Kijiji for $60, it works but there's a large blue tint to 1/4 of the screen
    - one my girlfriend brought home from work, it doesn't turn on
    - a second my girlfriend brought home from work, it's black and white for some reason. Something about the colour wheel exploding?

    Maybe someone knows of an office blowing these out or something.
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    Jesus man, I know you like Transformers, but you need to get out more. No one should get this upset over a movie based on children's toys.

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    I've been looking to upgrade mine.

    Epson S4. Got a couple hundred hours on the bulb at low brightness.
    $180?

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    Keep in mind anything you buy with a traditional bulb will eventually require a new bulb which will cost a lot more than the projector. Bulbs also require a certain amount of care or you will dramatically reduce their lifespan, which pretty well guarantees anything used you buy will have to be replaced soon.

    I'd buy something like this long before buying other people's junk off Kijiji - HDMI, and it has an LED light source so you don't need to worry about bulbs:

    https://www.amazon.ca/Mpow-Projector...ords=projector

    It's also tiny so you can bring it around wherever you want.
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    Buying a projector is not simply point and click setup. You need to look at MANY things before choosing the right model - like - throw distance, ambient light, projection surface, lumens, keystone angles, etc. You would do well to pick a projector from projectorcentral.com and go from there - instead of the other way around.

    5 years ago I bought a used EPSON 1080p projector, with a bulb that was dying (as stated by seller). I bought an lamp for something like 70$ (*which came with a housing, but turned out that housing is not necessary). We use it at least once a week for 3-4 hours. Has been flawless since, spent hours finding one on kijiji and matching it to our needs on projector central.

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    ^^ I don't think he cares about any of the standard projector buying advice, especially with a budget between free and $60, and the only requirement being that "it works" haha. He's probably also just projecting onto his wall unless he somehow has a screen.

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    Got one, yours free. It's an HP one, VGA inputs.

    Has other inputs too, I am sure RCA as well, will have to go look.
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    Now there's a deal. Was going to offer mine up for one bill, but that is far better.


    Originally posted by A790 10/10, would let Jeff in my mouth again.

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    Originally posted by eblend
    Got one, yours free. It's an HP one, VGA inputs.

    Has other inputs too, I am sure RCA as well, will have to go look.
    Cool, how many lumens? Thanks for the offer, let me know where you're located.
    Originally posted by Go4Long
    or else what? you'll turn on the caps lock?
    you do realize this is the internet right? lol
    Originally posted by rob the knob
    mar, you are good guy at heart
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    then you will be happy if you fine place in live
    Originally posted by blitz
    Jesus man, I know you like Transformers, but you need to get out more. No one should get this upset over a movie based on children's toys.

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    Originally posted by Mar


    Cool, how many lumens? Thanks for the offer, let me know where you're located.
    Will give you info in a bit. Just got back from vacation, in catchup mode.

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