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    Very cool about Window fx upcoming products. I like that they are sourcing from numerous vendors (Hallowindow, Jon Hyers, etc) and a few of their own stuff as well. I think the next logical step up is to go 480p on their native resolution, perhaps with a hdmi input as well. They'll probably keep the original projector as their base model but I think to keep below $100, 480p is likely the next option.

    Going with either a dlp or a resolution higher than 480p probably prices them out of the home depot market share they currently have. I also wonder if they will sell a version of their product at Lowes, perhaps just repackaged differently or have other videos instead fo the home depot version.

    Of course the real problem (and why many of us were able to secure so many items during the 75% off sale) was the fact that Home Depot totally blew it trying to market this item. Instead of putting it right dead center of all of their Halloween/Xmas items they put it on an end cap near the entrance. Most people ended up ignoring it or not thinking it was a suitable addition to their decoration. Perhaps next year they'll learn and showcase it in a better location. But if doesn't work, more cheap projectors for me come Jan 2, 2018 :-)

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    I was told they are working to expand into a few other stores. She said nothing has been finalized yet for this year.

    We talked a bit and I did mention that a number of people here on HF had commented that they didn't think the HD display was very effective and that people said there were quite a few units left even after Christmas. She said she was surprised because they sold out at most locations and people were calling and asking where they could still find it. Now I wasn't in HD but a few quick trips back in Sept/Oct time frame to see the prop displays and to pick up online orders (at least didn't notice it at my store but I was kind of focused on certain things when I went in) so don't know but were you guys all seeing it set up on a totally dedicated end cap? I read you saw it that way Victor-eyd, and apparently that is how it was supposed to be displayed in the stores. Kind of surprised I totally missed noticing it. Well I think from my phone call the company was happy with how sales went, i.e. how it was set up.

    I also mentioned that people here have commented on having problems with the tripod standing upright and supporting the unit especially in the horizontal mode. She said she had heard of a few issues with that from users and that people may have been spreading the legs apart too far and they were meant to be like shown in their video. She said I was the first call she knew of where the tripod got stuck in the unit. Lucky me. I have one more unit I picked up earlier this week to still test out so will be crossing my fingers. Despite my tripod issues I do have to say I think it's a good price point even at retail price and does a nice job. Now to decide what to do with them this year! Definitely will be running projections the week leading up to halloween.

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    This is timely advice to everyone who has bought one or more of the these projectors during the big sell off of 2016. Please check that they are working properly. I;m in the middle of testing all of the projectors i bought and and at least one of them has a bad power supply. The projector itself works correctly (used another power supply to check). Just fyi

    Victor

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    Quote Originally Posted by victor-eyd View Post
    This is timely advice to everyone who has bought one or more of the these projectors during the big sell off of 2016. Please check that they are working properly. I;m in the middle of testing all of the projectors i bought and and at least one of them has a bad power supply. The projector itself works correctly (used another power supply to check). Just fyi

    Victor
    So it did not turn on with the box power supply? I have been testing them too. But I just go as far as plugging and turning on.

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    I bought 5 (plus 2 more for a friend) and right now I have one failed adapter plug. I sent a letter to Window FX and hope they can send me a replacement plug

 

 
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