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Torpedo Projector - screen shots

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The Torpedo Projector has been sitting on the shelf for a few years. The instructions were written around 2007 and that's about how long its been sitting on the shelf. I played a couple of games of Star Raiders on the 6 foot screen, but I can't believe I was overly impressed since that was the last time it was out of the box.

 

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For playing your 1980's video game machines that have a composite output, you might be happy with one of these toys. Just keep your expectations low. After all, how much of a projector do you think you can get for $100?

 

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The projector was setup at about 2:30 pm. The blinds were closed and the projector was pointed at a painted cinderblock wall. The picture would have been better at midnight and viewed on a projection screen. There are 4 adjustments that can be made to the picture to get the best picture. The color saturation level was adjusted to a little less then max before taking the pictures.

 

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I did the color adjustments while watching Frogger. The picture doesn't look bad but it does have a low resolution. When you get up close enough you begin to see the pixels and loose a lot of detail. It starts to look like your seeing the picture though the back door screen.

 

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Zooming in on the lower left corner of the screen shows the screen effect on the "1 UP" display. Your going to loose a lot of detail so playing Hi-Rez games will be difficult if not impossible.

 

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Don't plan on using the projector as a monitor for your A8. The text is hard to read because of the loss in detail and contrast is low, depending on the light. I offer this photo of BASIC's READY prompt. The photo of the background again shows the screen effect.

 

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More screen shots.

 

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This projector might work if you're having a few friends over to do some retro gaming but you can get that same 6 foot screen look if you lean in really close to that 13" monitor. You decide, I'm keeping the one I got just in case I get a few friends.

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Granddaughter is coming into town for Mother's Day. Going to project on white ceiling. I'll post if its a big hit.

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