PIQO: 1080p pocket projector

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  1. PowerGod

    PowerGod Advanced Member

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    I did some random research about lumens, and found out that a means of improvement is to use special projection screens, that have a surface that concentrates the light to the center making the image brighter, anyway this works only if you are directly in front of them.

    In any case for LED projectors the sun is super BAD, and everyone of it's rays must be eradicated from every windows.
     
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    the size of the projected image also matters a lot e.g. if my 2000 lumen beamer throws an 100" image a 200 lumen beamer would get the same brighteness with a 30"something image size (100" / sqr(10)) ... I want to use mine for throwing my laptop screen for presentations and it might just be enough to get a reasonable size in dimly lit rooms
     
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    They protest too much, methinks!

    Aside, the use of the word "beamer" is interesting. It looks like it should be an English word, and yet, I have only ever seen it used by German speakers. If that wasn't confusing enough, the English term "beemer" refers to a well-known car manufacturer in Germany!
     
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    "Beamer" makes me think of Canyon Battle on the BBC Micro (even though I probably haven't given a thought to that game in 10+ years). Looked it up just now, and it really was in there:
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    https://youtu.be/e1obcVv5eAQ?t=23
     
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    Perhaps it would have a good use inside one of those old 65"+ RPTV boxes. Just replace the old heavy projection system, keep the mirrors and fresnel lens. It'd be brighter projecting through a reflective surface than bouncing off a wall (or bed sheet in the case of those that camp outside)
     
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    People are complaining about not having tracking numbers while the producers are telling some batches are already sent, and at some point, after a lot of the same "where is my stuff ?!" questions, they are starting to not answering anymore on the project page, but asking to send questions to their email.

    Is the Drama beginning ?! Or is it just a 2 Months (TM) reboot ?!

    You will know in the next exciting episode !!
     
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    FBnil Ready to Champion the Pyra to the World...

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    ahh... the problems of not shipping fast enough and people getting angry for not getting theirs first. Guess I'll have to wait for the next episode.
     
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    from the Indigogo campaign page :

    sounds legit ... :mad:
     
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    Are you interested in getting one ?

    For now the only way to obtain it is to ask someone who already has the order, to add another device in the survey.

    Anyway, seems to me it was a good move, considering how many orders they are receiving, and how many complaints from people that want the device immediately.

    They told that some devices were already sent, but still no one seems to have received it... seems that the company behind the project is used to be always late distributing things.
     

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