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Found this projector for $45 and seller has an extra bulb included. I'm all over it if it will work for a ghost projection on a window. I don't know enough about the requirements to know if it would work, other than that the lumens seem good. So what do you ghost projection pros think? Good one or not?

http://www.projectorcentral.com/Sanyo-PLC-XD2200.htm
 

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Resolution is good and contrast ratio is fair. It will be fine for ghosts, pumpkins and the like. As long as your not trying to go to big on the surface you will be fine.
 

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It's got a zoom feature so it will work just fine nightfisher, I've done it with a 10 dollar wonderwall , and it looked like crap in the room I was setting it up in, but out side from 20' away(2nd story window) it looked great, so i'd get it, that's a pretty good deal.
 

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I think that is a serviceable projector assuming the throw works out. I'm kind of in the same boat.

I've picked up a few Mitsubishi XD500Us and pretty happy with the performance. I was wondering how much improvement is there to go to better projector with more lumens and HD? Not sure if the gains are worth the extra money. Wondering if anyone has experimented?
 

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If the lamp life is still good, its a decent projector. I used to own a Sharp A10x pj for my home theatet and it was great for dvd, hd, video games, blu ray, etc. The specs on my A10 are very similar to the Sanyo except the Sanyo is much brighter. You'll want to get a HDMI to VGa for best results or go el cheapo and use the composite yellow RCA out your playback device

http://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters®-Active-Female-Adapter/dp/B008O7RH5C

http://www.projectorcentral.com/pdf/projector_manual_5613.pdf

And with the lamp life rated at 6k hrs, I'd have no problem having it on all night. Great for backyard movies as well.

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Going to pick it up tomorrow. Probably going to have to burn the Atmosfear mp4 to a DVD since this one has only composite and vga inputs, but it shouldn't be a big deal. Had hoped to find one I could run a tablet to, but for $45 for a $500 projector I'm not gonna complain.
 

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I'm wondering about the possibility of hooking up a Chromecast via a vga to hdmi adaptor now. Would make it simple to stream the video file via wifi to the projector if it will work. Doubt anybody has tried it yet, but I may be wrong.
 

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Got it! Did a little testing with a dvd player and a Lord of The Rings dvd and I think burning the ghost file to dvd is going to be the simplest way to go. Tried getting my son's video camera to host an mp4 file, but it is picky with it's file structure and does not want to play nicely with videos added to the card from an external source. Even tried recording an MP4 with the camera, then replacing the recorded file with a movie file in MP4 format that was named the same. Oh well, a dvd will probably be more bulletproof anyway. Now all I need is my shower curtain liner and the video file and I'm ready to roll!



Movie test in a somewhat darkened room. Closed the curtains, but that was it, still plenty of ambient light. Projecting widescreen because of the movies format. I should have no problem getting the image size to match up with our window size.

 

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Congrats. Now be careful not to let the projector bug bite you to hard. Singing pumpkins, singing busts, ghosts flying all over your house. Etc. etc.
 
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