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Need help with an LED projector

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hello everyone,

I've been working on a non-profit school project lately, trying to save a few bucks we've bought 3 of the cheapest LED projectors we could possibly find. We got them to read and play (a few) video file formats off a USB stick or an SD card, but we'd definitely need some more compatibility. We haven't managed to get them work connected to the VGA ports of the school netbooks we're using (a few asus eee pc 1005s and 2 asus eee pc 1215) which would be the simplest solution.

This is the projector we bought:





Some description of the device:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Portable-Multimedia-LED-LCD-Mini-Projector-Desk-Type-10-45-Display-AV-in-Vi-/280930507268

The cables we tried were:
the 3.5 jack of this one goes in the projector's AV in:

this is connected to this one:

which is finally connected to the eee pcs.

Sorry I don't really know what the cables are called.

Do you think we can get it to work in any way? Either by buying some other cables or some decoder?

We really don't mind the video quality, the 640*480 resolution it's supposed to have is just enough, it's just supposed to project short videos, cartoons for kids and slide-shows.

Thanks!
post #2 of 7
You are in the wrong forum, repost this in the < $3000 forum
post #3 of 7
I"m going to sound like an ass here, but you bought garbage. Expect absolutely nothing out of these no name brands. If they fire up at all, you got a good deal.

Get rid of them, save up some money, and either buy a name brand product, or while I normally never recommend getting a used digital projector because the lifespan of the sets is limited, if you really have no budget, then find a $100-300 used digital projector that's on the first or second bulb (most don't last past 2 bulb lifespans), and work with that.
post #4 of 7
The projector has a composite video input. You would need to conver t the VGA output from the laptop to composite video.
The cables you bought won't do that.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies, I know now that we should probably have gone with something at least a little less low-end, nevertheless, at this point if there's a similarly low-budget solution that enables us to use it with PCs, that would be great. Once again, we really don't mind the quality.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SAM64 View Post

The projector has a composite video input. You would need to conver t the VGA output from the laptop to composite video.
The cables you bought won't do that.

Would something like this work?
http://www.amazon.com/Computor-converter-Television-Converters-Adaptors/dp/B001R5ECGU/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&s=musical-instruments&qid=1237735493&sr=8-12

Thanks again!
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SAM64 View Post

The projector has a composite video input. You would need to conver t the VGA output from the laptop to composite video.
The cables you bought won't do that.

Would something like this do?
http://www.amazon.com/Computor-converter-Television-Converters-Adaptors/dp/B001R5ECGU/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&s=musical-instruments&qid=1237735493&sr=8-12

Thanks a bunch!
post #7 of 7
That'll do it.
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