[mythtv-users] Re: Frontend for home theater

Grant Emsley grant_emsley at yahoo.ca
Sun Nov 6 10:41:32 EST 2005

On 11/4/05, Michael Tiller <michael.tiller at gmail.com> wrote:
> At work we just got a $700 computer projector that looks fantastic. I
> hooked my laptop up to it while watching a widescreen DVD and it even 
> seems
> to support the widescreen format quite nicely.
> So, I'm thinking about getting one of these for my basement. My plan would
> be to mount it on the ceiling and project it against a wall. I'd also like
> to hook a very simple MythTV frontend up to it. My plan would be to have
> only a DVD reader, small hardrive (if necessary), network and video card 
> in
> it (i.e. no tuner cards and no direct live TV feed to the projector...only
> live TV from a backend over the network).

The only thing I'd caution you about a projector is bulb life/cost.  I know 
the newer projectors have a longer bulb life than they used to, but last 
time I was looking into it replacement bulbs were at least a couple hundred 

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