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Sunday, December 03, 2006

cheap "technology"

Since i saw these in the stores a few weeks ago, i have been trying to decide if this is really cool, or really awful.

Walmart has LCD projectors with built in DVD-player for $248.

The catch: limited focal length (largest image it can pull off 60 inches diagonal). That's not so bad because the real catch is that the resolution is only 557 x 234. That's right. Good luck making-out the text on your video games - though, as the box points out - you can play them on your ceiling! I can't tell you how many nights i have lied awake and wanted to play video games on a small, blurry screen 7 feet above my head. Oh, and no lumens rating is given, but my guess is this thing uses a standard flashlight bulb. None of the pictures on the box are in anything but a darkened room.

I guess this really is kinda cool, simply because it is so cheap. If they were charging $500 for it, then it would be bad. But any LCD projector for $250 isn't all bad. At this point, people get what they pay for, and if they think it's awesome, them cool for them.

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