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This is so sad...

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Sorry for the long URL. I wonder how high it will go, and who the lucky winner will be?
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It probably won't go very high. That's the Lumen Lab projector, I believe. You can build an HD one or not much more.

There were over 30 bids, and this piece went for $630 dollars.

It boggles the mind - their are other auctions with this exact same "projector" selling for $200.

What are people thinking?

Take a look at the specs on it....
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Basically, its an Ebay auction for an "Ally PTV1" projector. You can look them up on google.

Here are some stats -

800 lumen

300/1 contrast ratio

320 x 240 resolution!

Uses an internal 320,000 pixel lcd screen to shine the 150 watt overhead projector bulb through.

"Fixed" lens - no zoom or focus

The bulb does last 6000 hours, though.

And it has a "builded in tuner"

And to think what else they could have purchased for $630!
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There was a huge back and forth on this recently with a bunch of DIY guys....lets not even go there again :p
Not everyone is willing to pay $300-$400 for a lamp that could blow at 500 hours (or less). Most people would absolutely dread having to buy a new lamp, especially those who will be using a projector as their main display. I agree that it's overpriced though. You can build an HD one for a low price. You can build a 1080p one for under a $1,000 I believe.
That much money for that POS? Wow. No component inputs...and the "4:3 ration", is that military issue?

Why not buy a Z1 for $200 less.
BTW, This is not the Lumenlab PJ. Their PJ is currently on a boat from China. It also has higher resoultion and 16:9.
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