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.mov file on usb for projection

May 30, 2017 11:04AM PDT

Want to project an .mov file on a loop in a gallery using a projector with good audio. Besides the projector, do I need some sort of media player to read the .mov file (on a usb) or do some projectors come equiped with this capability? Any suggestions?, cost is a consideration. (Want 3000 lumens, DLP, hi res, 0.9.1 throw weight.)

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I see folk get stuck on a file/video format.
May 30, 2017 11:21AM PDT

Sometimes they are stuck as a dinosaur in a tar pit.

So here's the deal. Some projectors have players built in. So do not get stuck on "This shall be a .MOV file." Go with what works.

As to the DLP, must it be DLP or can it be other technology like LED projectors?

If I was shopping I'd stick with CNET or Amazon lists.
https://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Electronics-Video-Projectors/zgbs/electronics/300334

Work down that list until you hit about 4 or 5 that meet your requirements.

Tip: I use HANDBRAKE to transcode videos to what may play on such things.

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projection issues
May 31, 2017 1:42PM PDT

Thank you, I'll look into this. As far as DLP v LED, its all new to me but DLP was recommended by someone with knowledge in the field.

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DLP is a certain technology.
May 31, 2017 3:05PM PDT

By Ti no less. Ti's own projectors suffered due to DLP chip issues so Ti slapped a 5 year warranty on their product line. Too bad it didn't extend to Mitsubishi and Samsung products.

Today my brother owns these 2 (the first is discontinued so check out its replacement.)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A9S3OOC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Here is a WIFI one he bought and tells me it works well if presentation is under two hours
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DF3NG54/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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