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     Angelique Powers
    • Experience: 20+ years
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    With affordable used OverHead Projectors so hard to find, including easy access to the bulbs needed to make them work- I am starting to research what it would take for me to switch to a digital projector that I fen run from my laptop.

    Have any of you made the switch to digital and what tips,tricks, brands do you recommend?

    For me spending 5 minutes at the copy center to get a transparency and then through it up on my overhead with very minimal fussing around to get the right size is going to be very hard to give up.

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     Rachael Claxton
    • Experience: 5-10 years
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    We used a Panasonic PT-6700u, a 6000 lumen HD projector. It was AMAZING. We curtained off the windows in the shop, but there were a few emergency lights that we were unable to turn off and the ambient light didn’t matter at all. That thing is so bright. Once I went in and matched colors to the printed elevation we went right in and painted from the projection, no cartooning at all. We were doing some pretty large projects, the biggest being about 25’x43′ and we maybe had 25′ of distance from the projector. (It’s been about a year and a half since the project so I can’t totally remember.) We did the large back wall and the SL screaming woman with the projector.

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    #15215
     Angelique Powers
    • Experience: 20+ years
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    How do you adjust the images on a digital projector? With my handy dandy Over head I can just roll it around until it “fits” my desired size. And a follow up to that is how to do you adjust for keystone/scew?

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     Rachael Claxton
    • Experience: 5-10 years
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    I put the digital projector on a rolling cart, so I did a little bit of “rolling it around till it fits” as well, but you can also change the dimensions of the image with the remote. Same with the keystone, there’s settings on the projector that you can tweak to adjust for skew. It was so great and so easy.

    #15217
     paintcab
    • Experience: 15-20 years
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    I looking into this now. I can’t see us ever needing to do anything taller than 14′. We do have a few windows in our shop that we can’t cover, so the overhead I’ve been using is not good. I have to stay at work until it gets dark to project.

    I don’t have the thousands to spend on a projector. Angelique, what did you end up getting?

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