Are you a Do-It-Yourselfer? Are you in search of a new project? What could you possibly do to improve your life as it exists? How about a brand new space-saving game room? Our friends at the DIY Network have a show called “Wasted Spaces” that is full of great project ideas for the somewhat handy. In fact, their Game Space Galore includes a projector we provided them with the help of our partners at Mitsubishi.
The Star of Show : Mitsubishi HC1500
We worked with Mitsubishi to provide the folks at DIY a very popular (at the time) Mitsubishi HC1500 native 720p projector. If you’re in the market for a low-priced HD projector for a room like this one (or any home theater) the newer Mitsubishi HC1600 is a wildly fantastic deal at $749 after $100 rebate from Mitsubishi.
More Mitsubishi HT Projectors
- Friday, November 14th, 2008 : 12:00 PM EST
- Monday, December 01, 2008 : 8:30 AM EST
Watch it on the DIY Network.
Nobody Puts Baby in a Box!
One small issue with the show might be the covered projector mount. Provided the projector is not covered during operation, this is a perfectly cool and protective feature. Just in case other folks may want to DIY a projector mount, we thought it might be a good idea to clear up any misconceptions about putting your projector in a box. Let’s refer to the HC1500 user manual for guidance.
This is in all CAPS so it must be important :
“DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY INTO THE LENS WHEN THE PROJECTOR IS IN THE POWER ON MODE.”
Sounds like good advice.
Also good advice worthy the CAPS :
“TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.”
More good advice that many people don’t follow.
“Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a fi re or electric shock.”
As if this can be predicted or prevented. But good advice. :
“Never spill liquid of any kind on the projector.”
Do NOT use your projector as a coffee warmer or coaster.
Aha! Here is the relevant bit :
“Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation, ensuring reliable operation of the projector and to protect it from overheating. Do not block these openings or allow them to be blocked by placing the projector on a bed, sofa, rug, or bookcase. Ensure that there is adequate ventilation and that the manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.”
So, the show looks pretty cool. There’s even a Murphy bed in the room. You know, the kind of bed that folds back up into the wall. If you’ve got time or a Tivo, check it out.
Watch it on the DIY Network :
Game Space Galore – Episode DWSP-304