Best bet is ebay. There's always a lot of units for sale cheap just be sure to get one that has a lot of hours left on the lamp. Epsons are a good choice.
Exactly right on all counts. I have three projectors. All are Epsons, all came from eBay, all are over 2000 lumens, and they ranged in price from $112 to $250. The only thing I would add to J-Man's post is to make sure it has the connections you need. Not all projectors have HDMI, for instance, or Audio Out ports, etc etc.Best bet is ebay. There's always a lot of units for sale cheap just be sure to get one that has a lot of hours left on the lamp. Epsons are a good choice.
Below is copied and pasted off of Amazon, this is what we have. It's very small, easy to hide and works fine .. Even with a street light on that side of the house. I'm not home right now .. Later I will try to upload a video of our singing pumpkins from last year though.
3M MP225a Mobile Projector
Up to 2 hours of battery life per charge (or runs continuously on AC power)
Projects a screen size of up to 80 inches diagonally
Compatible with iPhone, iPod, iPad, iPad 2, laptops and gaming devices.
32 lumens of brightness
Audio out for external speakers or headphones
While I can't speak for everyone. I use a 2000 lumen Epson for my Pumpkin Projections. Again, if you watch the listings on ebay you can usually get a decent working Epson for around $100. While you may get by with something less powerful, a 2000 lumen projector will give you flexibility down the road should you decide to do something different.I want to thank everyone who has responded so far. Thank You.
Is everyone really using the higher (2000+) lumen projectors for projecting the Singing Pumpkin?
I do plan on getting the XD2000u, but I have that in mind for larger more detailed projections like the Grim Reaper or floating ghosts in windows and doorways.
So once again . . . Can anyone pipe in about the smaller projectors? I have been all over the forum, ebay, amazon, etc.... That's why I am confused and looking for peoples real experience with these.
Appreciate the help. I am currently watching and considering this. I still would like to do a small less powerful unit with the multimedia built in for the pumpkins. Less equipment and power to deal with out in the yard, but this might just make me rethink doing more this year, like in the windows.Look on eBay right now and you'll find lots of results searching for Epson projectors under $100 and more than a few under $50. This one http://www.ebay.com/itm/Epson-Power...235?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27fc18d863 is currently bidding under a dollar and ends in less than 48 hours.