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Build Your Own XGA Projector II: Suitable TFT Monitors

Video To Download: The Fascination Of A 6-Foot Display

The video's main purpose is to give an idea of the fun and fascination involved in building your own devices.

Like previous videos, we have attempted to achieve optimal picture quality at a comparatively low data rate. For the first time, the video uses the brand-new Divx-5.2.1-Pro codec. The older videos can be downloaded here . In addition, the file is zipped, leading to a download size just over 19 MB. At a play length of 3 minutes and 36 seconds, including stereo sound, the average data rate is 5.3 MB/min or 89 kB/s.

The new video in Divx format can be downloaded here:

Technical data: THG video Homemade Projector
Video resolution540 x 432 @ 25 fps
Aspect ratio4:3
Color intensity16-bit
Audio signalStereo, 16-bit, 48 KHz
Audio data rate96 kBit/s (12 kByte/s)
Video data rate650 kBit/s (81 kByte/s)
Total data rate746 kBit/s (93 kByte/s)
Video compressionMPEG-4 DivX, 5.2.1 Pro codec,
2-pass, bidirectional encoding
Audio compressionMPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3)
Color spaceYUV
Duration3:36 minutes
File size18 MB

The new THG video: duration 3:36 minutes at a resolution of 540 x 432 pixels with stereo sound.

The latest Divx codec Version 5.2.1 can be downloaded free from Divx .

Conclusion: Tips For Suitable 15" TFTs

This update includes a short list of suitable TFT monitors whose panels can be removed with a bit of care.

Regardless of the method you choose, there is one universal truth: you're sure to have loads of fun and learn a thing or two when building your own powerful projector.