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Do you have any more info on this? What brand is it? Resolution? How about a picture of it? Thanks!
 

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I just bought it in the local store its good for the price but not great. You can find it al over the net for around 99.99 or less. I do not know where they came up with the regular price of 199.99 though, because nobody sells it for that price. :D
 

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I don't know much about those projectors. Could they be used in a Pepper's Ghost set up?
 

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Homey...do you know about projectors much? I am in the market. I do not want to end up with something yuck but of course do not want to spend much.

Do you (or someone else) have suggestions of an alternative? This may be ok for a window display that I am thinking of, but may need better.

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Yes, That's the same one. They can be found for $50 and have very poor reviews. Most reviews say the picture is fuzzy and dark, something to be expected for a $50 projector. For $199 or less you can buy a real projector.
Do you have a link for either this projector for $50 or a real projector for $200 or less? I'm going to do a hallowindow this Halloween and I'd be interested in either!
 

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Homey...do you know about projectors much? I am in the market. I do not want to end up with something yuck but of course do not want to spend much.

Do you (or someone else) have suggestions of an alternative? This may be ok for a window display that I am thinking of, but may need better.

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Im in talks with a manufacturer, developing one for halloween use! If I find out that there is a demand on the forum! We can do a group buy!
 

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I have a wonderwall. They are basically toy quality. I had to change the cooling fan the first day. I put a quieter computer fan in it. Much better.
The picture is grainy and dark. However, it will work fine for Halloween prop.
You will need to plan on projector being 6-8' from the screen for best results.

The good news is that they are cheap ( I paid 79.00 on line)
The bulb is readily available at home depot for 5.00 or so. And if it gets wet etc. no great loss.
If you want to use for peppers ghost projectector remember you have to bounce the image on to the glass. You can't project directly on the glass, it will shine through.
Check out the shutter I made for my projector: search> Grim Grinning Ghost
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I think these projectors are good enough for the stuff most people want to accomplish.
I would love to see a real projector for $200.
For as far as I've seen , the cheapest real projectors are $500 and up unless you are talking about the mini projectors or whatever they're called.

Honestly , I wouldn't spend more than $100 on a projector for halloween use.
The wonderwall projector is not really dark or fuzzy. I actually had to lower the brightness on mine to have a good quality image.
I guess it has a lot to do with whatever you're projecting and such.
You can adjust the sharpness too .

This projector isn't any good for watching movies or play games but besides that , you won't find anything better for that price.
And don't always go with the bad reviews , some people are never happy . There are some good reviews too.
It's kinda like you work environment , your boss always sees the bad stuff but never the good stuff.
 

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CIS, thanks for the post on the wonderwall. What are you using it for? I'm considering getting one for a Hallowindow display, and from the reviews I've read it seems like this is a great application for it (high contrast animation). I'm wondering if you've tried a hallowindow display with this projector?
 

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I actually work at Kohl's and will say we sell a TON of these every year and most people bring them back. I bought one and love it, but I use it when we go camping to watch movies on a sheet or for Halloween use. I believe all of the bad reviews are from people expecting "movie theater" quality, at least thats what customers say when they bring them back several months later *shakes head* I can say the local Haunters love these things because they are cheap and do a pretty bang up job for the price.
 

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Tekcor1 , I use it for hallowindow and some other projections ( mostly stuff I downloaded from YouTube and such).
And I fully agree with Xochi16 , you can't expect theater quality .

I think it's a good addition to any home haunt.
But for that price , you can't go wrong.
And because everyone tries to save some $$$ to build props , I think this is a good find.
 

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I'm wondering if you've tried a hallowindow display with this projector?
I actually tried it yesterday when I got home with the projector and like I said before , I had to lower the brightness to have a good projection , so for as far as I'm concerned , it has enough power for Hallowindow.
I projected it from about 10ft away.
 

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I bought a Torpedo projector this year and have tried it with Hallowindow. I think it works quite well. It has a similar 50watt bulb. Standoff = 7'. 3' x 6' window. The video is a little dark, and this projection is much brighter and clearer in person. I am very satisfied. Here is the best I could capture it at night with my cheapo camera.
 

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Thanks for the info everyone. I'm going to stop by my local Kohls tomorrow and see if they have one in stock. I'm certainly not expecting HD quality here. The closest anyone will get to view the image will be about 10' away, so really brightness was my main concern, not necessarily image quality. I guess worst case scenario is if it doesn't produce an acceptable picture for me I can take it back. Thanks again!

IndianaHolmes, I've read that the torpedos come with a 35 watt bulb, not 50, and people have had some success with increasing light output by putting in a 50. May be something you want to check in to if you're not happy with the light output.
 
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