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    Default Amazon Lightning Deal

    Total noob still, but I came across this today. Not sure is it will work too well for outside stuff, but I'm guessing it should be fine in windows and short throw, light controlled props.... 7500 lumens is quite the stretch - probably just before it blows up . I ordered a couple to try out in future projects.

    https://a.co/d/gGnoAhp

    Here's the Amazon description:
    AuKing Projector, 2023 Upgraded Mini Projector, 7500 lumens Multimedia Home Theater Video Projector,
    Compatible with Full HD 1080P HDMI, USB, VGA, AV, Smartphone, Pad, TV Box, Laptop


    Good luck!
    dbl

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    I've used a similar one for a virtual Santa for several years. YeH, the lumens value is a crapshoot as they use different methods to calculate it.

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    I am using a similar projector as well for Virtual Santa that I run using FPP on Raspberry Pi. The one feature I do miss is the ability to turn the projector on and off from FPP, I have to do that manually every night.
    2012 - 1st year 64 Channels - 7500 LED lights - 5 sequences
    2013 - 128 Channels - 10,000 LED lights - 7 sequences (2 New)
    2014 - 201 Channels - upgrading 8 Arches to dumb RGB - 8+ sequences (1+ New)
    2015 - 240 Channels + 8 Universes - sequences TBD
    2016 - No Display
    2017 - Back in the Game - 240 Renard Channels + 12 Universes
    2018 - 256 Renard and 9 Falcon Outputs of Pixels - 16 sequences shown over 2 nights
    2019 - 256 Renard and 9 Falcon Outputs of Pixels - 16 sequences shown over 2 nights
    2020 - Emergency Conversion to Falcon F48 with limited wireless
    2021 - 10 RHL Simple Pi Pixel Controllers - 1 Master with 9 Remotes

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    I would suggest looking for used projectors on ebay. I was able to get a few Epson brightlink 595wi short throw projectors for super cheap and they have about half of the rated lamp hours left. I really like how I can place these 2' from the window and have it project 120" on the screen. Another nice feature is the support for crestron room view which allows the projectors to be turned on/off remotely on a schedule.

    I got 4 of these for $180 total, which included shipping. I plan to use a couple for virtual matrices next Christmas.

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