Gonna get a projector need help

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Sop, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Sop

    Sop groovy dude lmao

    Nov 14, 2010
    I want to get a projector to play games and stuff on my ceiling and wall and need to know these things: Can they watch TV? or what do you need to watch TV on them? and which one supports component cables and is still pretty cheap?
  2. outgum

    outgum Pokemanz Master

    Sep 22, 2009
    New Zealand
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    Depends on what your watch tv on?
    If you want to go from a tv to a Projector, You want just Av Cables to run from the.... Output port?
    You know, your classic red, yellow, white cables, But knowing todays technology, See if you can get your hands on a HDMI projector and use that.

    So yeah, They can watch tv, And i mean if you play tv off your laptop even, way easier.

    Hope i semi-answered something...
  3. sonicsmash2

    sonicsmash2 GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 29, 2010
    you might also want to get yourself a white boarder incase you already havent....
  4. Jamstruth

    Jamstruth Secondary Feline Anthropomorph

    Apr 23, 2009
    North East Scotland
    Get a TV Tuner for your computer and use Windows Media Centre to watch TV through the projector
  5. scrtmstr

    scrtmstr GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Aug 20, 2009
    the Netherregions!
    You might want to keep in mind that the quality will not be as good as getting it from the cable. Most tv tuner cards suck. Although it's a really good alternative, I don't think it's worth the cost.
  6. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    +1 to kicking capture cards in the head. Nice toys but production grade stuff is few and far between not to mention pricey once you find it (unfortunately when you are playing projectors you have to consider this- you cheap and cheerful LCD/plasma is nothing compared to a good projector).

    I would not bother looking for an integrated TV projector (nobody really does them so we are then in commodity/one off territory and that gets expensive). What I would try to find is something like a DVD recorder or VCR (I am not sure how far you guys are along on the digital TV front so consider that as well) to use as a tuner.

    Component (assuming your would be DVD box/VCR lacks such things) does have stuff like component to DVI or VGA if you so desire which is probably a better proposition.
    I assume this is for a wii or something like that- the PS3 and 360 have HDMI or in the case of the 360 VGA if you get/buy a cable.

    My main bit of advice- if you are going to hook it up to the ceiling your movement options are very limited (many are built with the intention of sitting on a desk) so make sure you have things like keystone correction or the image might look a bit rough.

    After this you have the usual projector desirables- color reproduction/black level, contrast, resolution and beyond.
  7. sonicsmash2

    sonicsmash2 GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 29, 2010
    strange thing is....my parents got a projector about 2 weeks ago.