Sunday, November 12, 2006

The PCPC As A Multimedia Platform

Wow, that is all I can say!

We took our 'off the shelf' PCPC and decided to test it out as a media device. My original plan was to use it in a 'real world' situation. During the summer Jan and I like to watch movies on our next door neighbors house. He has this really good stucco wall.

Unfortunately the weather has been less than kind to us for the past week, and the idea of freezing to death did not seem the way to go.

Based on the sub-zero temperature we opted to do our testing inside. In order to make this as realistic as possible we chose 'top of the line' peripherals.

The speakers are Maxell Flat Speakers (Model FPS-1) with a subwoofer (I believe that you can pick these babies up for about $5 on E-Bay. Yup we go the extra mile. These critters even come with a wired remote control! How neat is that?

Our next decision involved which digital projector to use. There are so many on the market, it is impossible to know which one to select. I decided that we would just use the one that we already had. It's kinda old, but it works good. Actually the colors are richer than the new ones!

We hooked it all up and hit the gas!

Unfortunately Blogger has decided that it does not want to upload pictures any more. The finale of this experiment will have to wait till later.

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