Thinking of getting a second hand projector.

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For my N64 and GameCube since it's cheaper than getting an S-video to Component converter which for all I know won't work well and saves me the risk of modding an S-video port on my TV.
Problem is, my room is quite bright, even with the curtains shut. Is there a particular lumen rating I should look out for?
 

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I usually come the other way and set about making a room dark when the client needs it.

Anyway second hand projector is an odd one -- if it a bulb based projector then do look up how much bulbs cost. They do not have the best lifetime and they are not the cheapest to replace when they do go wrong. Likewise projector bulbs can be even worse than printers when it comes to the thing wanting the exact bulb and nothing else.

If it is a second hand LED one then that is doable. There are some cheap and cheerful Chinese models ( http://www.eevblog.com/2014/10/08/eevblog-671-white-van-speaker-scam-teardown/ 25 minutes if you do not want to watch the lot).

If you have got cash for this one then business projectors are typically the brighter offerings (they have to work in meetings after all) but they might not have the best colours.

Alternatively if you are going for old games is it not worth hunting down a later CRT with component inputs?

If you are really bored then the N64 has a pretty nice RGB mod you can do, I already said my bit about the Wii and component in earlier threads.
 
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I usually come the other way and set about making a room dark when the client needs it.

Anyway second hand projector is an odd one -- if it a bulb based projector then do look up how much bulbs cost. They do not have the best lifetime and they are not the cheapest to replace when they do go wrong. Likewise projector bulbs can be even worse than printers when it comes to the thing wanting the exact bulb and nothing else.

If it is a second hand LED one then that is doable. There are some cheap and cheerful Chinese models ( http://www.eevblog.com/2014/10/08/eevblog-671-white-van-speaker-scam-teardown/ 25 minutes if you do not want to watch the lot).

If you have got cash for this one then business projectors are typically the brighter offerings (they have to work in meetings after all) but they might not have the best colours.

Alternatively if you are going for old games is it not worth hunting down a later CRT with component inputs?

If you are really bored then the N64 has a pretty nice RGB mod you can do, I already said my bit about the Wii and component in earlier threads.

I just can't keep a CRT with me anymore, I used to have a really good one with svideo and widescreen for those few games that support widescreen but it was just too big and heavy and I knew I'd have to give it up eventually
I'm not really into modding and that only works on my NTSC N64

All the cheap Chinese models I've seen only display low definition and not standard definition.
 

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Control your lighting and get a budget PJ.

TBH depending on what you spend, you can get a pretty decent one to give you a nice taste of what the technology can offer.

If its just a cheap thing you need to play your old games, get one with a speaker inclusive although you should really buy a separate speaker set.
 
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