Have you always wanted a BIG TV?
Well I can show you how to build a projection TV where you
can have an image of over 7 feet across. In this site you
will see how a projection system works and some different
ways to make your own projector for about $300 and cost about
$10 a year to run. Some of the store bought projectors can
cost from $2,000 to $10,000 and cost about $1.50 an hour to
operate because the bulbs in them have short lives and replacements
are about $400. If your like me and can't afford a price tag
like that this is a perfect alternative.
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New Forums added to site
Check out the new projector forums I have added, post all
questions and ideas there Im hoping this will help because
I get alot of emails and I am not able to help everyone but
Im sure theres someone out there that can help.
Im selling 2 of my extra sharp QA-1650 Projection panels
so I can get some parts for my next project, these are great
to start out with. Both include all cables and power supply
and one has a remote and a hard carrying case.
Check out the theory page for a little how to write up, I
keep getting emails asking the same questions and I hope this
will help answer most of these questions.
I have seen a few people selling plans for LCD projectors
on ebay and if you have bought one that included instructions
from this site please contact me ASAP I will not allow these
plans to be sold they are ment to be free for everyone who
I have been getting alot of questions about what kind of
parts I am using so over the next week I will be adding info
on all the parts I have used for my projector. One thing that
I am not happy with is the brightness of this projector I
will be changing the light out soon Im going to use a 1000W
Metal Halide that should be plenty of light but the bulb is
bigger than the 400W that's in there so I may have to modify
the reflector. I am off work for a week so I will be able
to go out and find some new parts for my next projector.
Small LCD Update
Well I talked to Bob and he said he has a perfect LCD for
projection, it is .7" SVGA and comes with a driver board
that has s-video and composite connections. I told the guy,
"Yea that would be perfect now how much is it?"
$4000 if I buy 1 and $2200 each if I buy 100. You can see
that with that kinda price if you want a small high quality
projector you may just want to go buy one, but as fast as
technology is growing in a few more years we will see these
getting cheaper. Beta 2 is gonna sit on the drawing board
untill I get rich or LCD prices come way down.
Many thanks go out to Brian Greaves for finding a place to
get the perfect LCDs. Here is a link to the site.
You came to the right place. We are the distributors for CRL
in North America and we deal with quantities from 1 pc. up
to 10,000 per
year. Are you interested in reflective or transmissive LCDs?
free to give me a call at 661-295-5770. I will be leaving
the office at
4:30 today, but will be available all day Tues-Thursday this
Thanks for considering CRL Opto products.
Its about time someone wants to sell just 1 LCD and not just
a bulk like all the other companies.
Beta 1 Projector
I finally built my first projector it was a little bigger
than I thought it was going to be but small inexpensive parts
are hard to come by. Check the gallery for photos of beta
1. I am very satisfied with the results of my first one so
IM going to start planing on my second version soon that will
be brighter and in a much smaller or less noticeable enclosure.
Where it started
I have wanted to build a projection TV for about 2 years
now I even bought that crappy big screen thing on ebay but
it was just junk. In my search of others who are wanting to
do the same thing I found this site DIY
audio this is the site that really got the ball rolling
there you will find a huge thread about building projectors
there is alot of helpful info there. The wiki
page has links to all the sites posted in that thread
and links to other DIYers building their own projectors.