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Dave and the team discuss Uber buying Postmates, a potential TikTok ban, iOS 14 finding more apps that read the clipboard, ridesharing services during the pandemic, and more.
James in Murfreesboro, Tennessee listens to the Podcast and asked: “I am building a man cave. It’s not a giant man cave, but I want to do a projector TV. Are there any kind of projectors that you would recommend for a smaller space? Are there any ones I should avoid?”
James, we should probably start out by mentioning the Nebula Capsule Max SmartHD Pint Size projector that is part of our summer giveaway. It’s portable too, so you wouldn’t be limited to using it just in your man cave.
The Optoma EH200ST is worth a look in this category, that ST at end of the model name stands for “short throw”, that means that you set it up by the screen or wall rather than on the other side of the room. It’s optimized for small spaces. That’s the good news, the bad news is that it will cost you the better part of $1000.
If you don’t mind trying a less well known brand you can look at the XGIMI MoGo. It’s $400, but that gets you the same short throw optimization, Harman Kardon speakers, and 4k resolution.
If you have more of a budget and are still watching 3D content, the 1080p Optoma Ultra Short Throw 3D may be for you. More of a budget may be an understatement, though, it’ll cost you $1600 or 4 times more than the XGIMI MoGo.
As for ones to avoid, there are many pico projectors that may seem ideal for use in a small room because they’re small and usually fairly short throw, avoid those. The resolution and brightness is usually pretty terrible and they’re not good for much more than displaying a slideshow from your phone.
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