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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by David Ison, Jul 22, 2002.

  1. David Ison

    David Ison Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone ever built their own projector, if so how did it turn out?
    I am just getting started with mine , using a Sharp LCD .
    I'm looking for a good source for a lens.
    Any help would be great.
     
  2. Neil Joseph

    Neil Joseph Well-Known Member

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    Could you explain in more detail what exactly you are doing? You meniton the Sharp LCD. Is that a DIY you purchased to build a Sharpvision LCD projector.
    Your's is about the 5th request I have seen inquiring about DIY projectors but I am unsure what the outcomes have been in those other 4 cases.
    Try doing a search using the keywords "DIY projector". Perhaps an e-mail to those individuals will yield some answers.
    for example....
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...=diy+projector
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...=diy+projector
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...=diy+projector
     
  3. David Ison

    David Ison Well-Known Member

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    The sharp LCD screen I'm using is normally used on an overhead projector, used in a business presentation, I am going to use it in a cabinet with a 400watt metal halite bulb as a light source. the one I am using is a sharp qa-1750, comes with an S-video input as well as a RGB input.
    It features a10.4 inch diag. lcd screen. I have found several references to this set-up but can;t seem to locate any plans so i guess I'll use trial and error until I get it right, from the pictures I have seem on the web, it looks fabulous.
    from what I understand all total should cost around 300 to 500 hundred to build.
     
  4. Eric Bass

    Eric Bass Well-Known Member

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    Any luck with this? I always have such high hopes for these DIY projector projects since I don't have the 3-5k for a real one. Unfortunately I think every attempt has failed.
     
  5. James Mudler

    James Mudler Well-Known Member

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    This project would be way over my head, but www.meci.com has a projector assembly for $50.
    MECI Part Number: 650-0836
    I saw in their catalog I got in the mail the other day. Maybe you can find a use?
     
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