Just picked up a Discovery Expedition Wonderwall projector for $49.95 on Black Friday. Many complain that the projector isn't bright enough. But I've read it's possible to replace the stock bulb with an LED bulb. Has anyone done this? If so:
* Where can I get an LED replacement bulb that will fit and what make/model should I look for?
* How much of an improvement did it make?
* Are there any other Wonderwall "hacks" one can make to improve the output?
* Anyone used the Jon Hyers' "Projected Reality" DVDs or other of his projetor effect DVDs with the Wonderwall? One of his YouTube videos says he has a DVD that discusses using the Wonderwall and other cheaper projectors with his effects DVDs; so evidently it's possible.
And what have peoples' experiences have been with this particular model *if* you've been able to successfully use it in a Halloween application, e.g. projected bust/pumpkin, pepper's ghost, etc. I know people have. Even if it's not ideal for all applications, it seems tough to pass up a projector for $50--especially one that doesn't require insanely expensive replacement bulbs. Typically when I ask this question, I get replies bypassing the intent and mentioning the projectors that use the costly bulbs. I haven't been able to find those "school" type projectors at any local thrift store yet--so I thought I'd give the Wonderwall a try in my quest to cheaply do effects cheaply. I don't need a projector in the house to watch movies, so resolution isn't a big concern.
Seems like there are so many cool and varied projection effects that it would pay to have an extra projector available, even if I later buy a higher lumens "non-toy" projector model.