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Old 01-23-2018, 04:00 AM   #1
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Anyone ever try to mount a video projector in their unit? I have a thought of this option as a media system in the dinette area maybe, with one perhaps sitting inside the cabinet on the drivers side propped to cast down to a rollable screen of some sort hanging from the bottom of the opposite cabinet, for movies. There are some LED ones that consume as low as 25w. Seems plausible (?).
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:38 AM   #2
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I have an inexpensive one, still working on its features and limitations. One concern would be distance from screen to projector. Mine is 50 watt and throw screen range: 50-130 inch, Throw Distance: 4.9~13.12 feet.

No interest in putting it in my trailer. They are all limited to dark environments, the darker the better.
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That is an intriguing idea! I can imagine a tiny LED projector sitting on the front shelf in our 19, hooked up to a laptop, and a pull down screen that attaches at ceiling height between fridge and stove walls at the edge of the bed, brilliant! Screen could also double as a privacy screen to make the bed area into a bedroom! Not that privacy in a 19 is really a real thing though.

Our young girls would love a big screen for Friday-Popcorn-Movie-Night, which is a regular thing, like every week, when we’re on the road.
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Sort of like taking your Escape to a drive-in to watch a movie, hmmm, drive in camping, a new trend?
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Old 01-26-2018, 09:02 AM   #5
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Well I have had some time to explore and use my inexpensive Amazon projector. It is sitting in a box next to me ready to go back to Amazon. It was an interesting experience evaluating and purchasing one of these sub $100 devices. Lots of good reviews, some criticisms as well. I did my due diligence and purchased a top rated projector based on the 300+ reviews.

As you already know, it did not turn out as expected. My bad.

The good was - my discovery of a site called www.fakespot.com, this website is devoted to rooting out the fake glowing reviews that are posted on Amazon and other sites that take reviews. My model of projector, after being run through fakespot, had a reliability of 10%. Meaning that only 10% of the reviews could be trusted.

The bad - I looked for other models that might improve my purchase experience, well, they also suffered from fake reviews. After trying out about 10 models of the sub $150 projectors I gave up. None passed the smell test of fakespot. If you looked at the $250 models from the likes of Viewsonic, Epson and other recognizable brands it was a different story. 90% reliability on their reviews.

I guess at this point I question if any of the Chinese imported projectors can be reliably purchased based on reviews. It appears on Amazon, that the purchasers who rated these projectors a one or a two score, were the real users.

Edit: By the way, ignore the Verified Purchaser on Amazon reviews. They may have received a free or discounted product to do the review.
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Old 01-26-2018, 09:11 AM   #6
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Sort of like taking your Escape to a drive-in to watch a movie, hmmm, drive in camping, a new trend?


Hmm, drive in... this could be a compelling reason to go graphics-free on an Escape: Instant outdoor movie screen!
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Can Fakespot run a diagnostic test on itself to see how reliable Fakespot is? Just curious...
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Can Fakespot run a diagnostic test on itself to see how reliable Fakespot is? Just curious...
Good question. I guess the reply could be, what's in it for them for debunk the reviews? Selling advertising on their website is one possibility.

The site claims some methodology, they look at the credibility of the reviewers and if they have been identified on other questionable reviews, whether the reviewers user name seems to created by an automated method and the choice of words, particularity the similarity to other reviews.

It appears they are data mining, collecting this data base of reviews, then massaging the data to look for similarities. Some analysis will display as being outdated, you can click a button and re-run their score. On a sample I tried the grade on the projector went from a C to a B. Ahh . . here is where they support themselves, if you want the full report it will cost you $10.

Interesting concept, one more method to review a product.
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Old 01-26-2018, 11:18 AM   #9
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If you're needing to upgrade your mobile phone, you might want to try the Motorola Z series Moto Insta-Share Projector add-on
https://www.amazon.com/Motorola-8986.../dp/B01J9SSS6Q
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Well I have had some time to explore and use my inexpensive Amazon projector. It is sitting in a box next to me ready to go back to Amazon. It was an interesting experience evaluating and purchasing one of these sub $100 devices. Lots of good reviews, some criticisms as well. I did my due diligence and purchased a top rated projector based on the 300+ reviews.

As you already know, it did not turn out as expected. My bad. ....
so, what was wrong with it? too dim, insufficient angle or throw distance, bad color, or what?
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