I'm a newb...what is this thing?

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  1. Jason_M

    Jason_M Stunt Coordinator

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    I don't frequent this forum as much as I do the car audio forums but I ran across this and was wondering if anyone can shed some light on to what it really is. Seems like one of those too good to be true things. I am interested in wasting the $17 just to see what it is.

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  2. Mike~Sileck

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    Wouldnt mind an explanation myself...

    anyone?
     
  3. Mike Frezon

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    Do you need to say any more?



    As I poked around the site, I found that if you go to the page where they have customer reviews posted, if you compare those on the page with those scrolling-by on the right-hand-side, they completely screwed up which names go with which quotes. Rather suspect, eh?



    Instead of George Harrison as it reads on the main page, its Gerald Harrison on the scroll.



    Instead of Alisha Kerry, the same quote is attributed to David Kent in the scroll.



    Makes ya wonder.



    What is the thing...a couple of mirrors?



     
  4. Mike Ulveling

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    It's a scam, and an annoying, recurring one at that. Basically you have to build a box around a TV and put their cheesy $3 plasic "lens" in the front. The image from the TV is then projected onto whatever wall you point it at, except that the image is upside down (unless you turned the TV upside down when you built the box). Now according to laws of physics, if you take a smaller image and expand it to a larger one via a lens, the brightness of the projected image will be decreased proportional to the ratio of the areas. Projecting a 20" TV into a 150" would produce an image less than 1/56 th as bright as the original. In reality it won't even be that bright since the image is reflecting off a wall. You can be assured the image will be unwatchable by the standards of anyone here.
     
  5. Brian Gi

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    An absolute, total, and complete rip-off and waste of time!



    'nuff said
     
  6. Jeff Gatie

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    It is the back of the magazine TV equivalent of "X-Ray Specs" and about as true in it's claims. Essentially, it is a box with a fresnel lens that attemtps to project your TV onto a wall. Stay away, because it is not even worth $17.
     
  7. SimiA

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    I had one years ago..ugggggg.

    What a waste of time!

    Vb
     
  8. ChrisWiggles

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    just a fresnel box. it's a worthless waste of time unless you have an old fresnel from an overhead laying around, and an old tv and you're really bored. Maybe a neat experiment, but worthless for viewing anything.
     
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    Buy a DVD instead.
     

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