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    This projector (BENQ MW523) is going to be set up in a fixed position of a “quiet room” with some other lighting and better loudspeakers, as to make the room quiet you have to put more noise in (it took me a while to get my head round the concept; it was through listening to Radio Maria NL that I worked it out).

    The plan is the seniors at my work can in there sit there and look at scenes as if they have gone to the woods/seaside (or the room could be used for watching movies/listening to music); to get the picture sizes right I am testing it in a conference room each evening…

    This is HD on an angled wall

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aji8x6rDvM

    but that makes it difficult to measure the distance; so this old bedsheet is hung up to be more vertical)

    SD 480p 4:3 video projected on to the sheet

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naODZMYieOc

    and HD 16:9 (with local geese)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rllzSDz0PU
    I got a spare bedsheet from the nurses downstairs (2600mm x 1600mm) and managed to project an image 2360mm x 1300mm onto this keeping the projector (including cables) within a distance of 3800mm raaa

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    there was this 1970s era store cupboard already in the room which would have to be hauled out of the way of the screen in any case; it turns out the projector sits nicely inside it at just the right height – there are 3 holes made on the RHS for the ventilator fan exhaust; which keeps the whole lot below 33 degrees Celsius (eventually that will have a louvre grill put over it) and 2 for cables at the back; otherwise when not in use it looks just like a 1970s cupboard raaa

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    I have to put these signs on stuff because of EU safety rules..

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    and I found this video for Daftfader 😉

    I’d seen a Dutch version of the original (the dude also sings about buying a load of geese (which are the most expensive of poultry to keep and raise)) but this one is fairly recent; Paul Vaes is a Dutch actor and singer who trained in the USA and has been in a few films and many theatre productions..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vPH6AX0Gpc

    Mijn hele hof vol pluimvee: eenden en ganzen
    Al dat gefladder en gewiek maakt da theel de stad om verlossing bidt.
    Maar datgekwaak, gekwek, gekwetter, doet mij dansen, klinkt in mijn oren als muziek: want heel de stad hoort hoeveel ik bezit!

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