Good Projector for small groups

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Re: Good Projector for small groups

Postby johnshaw » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:50 am

be careful of a USB port, not all of them will support video, specifically mp4

VGA + sound, HDMI, RCA, and Video supported MP4 over USB are what you are looking for

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Re: Good Projector for small groups

Postby russellhltn » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:15 am

TinMan wrote:How was I supposed to budget for the capabilities for 6 classes to play videos all at the same time last April/May when I didn't find out about the new curriculum until a month ago?


Don't know why that should fall on your shoulders. If the church though it was important to have that capability, they would have told the FM group to supply it. Or at the very least, sent a letter saying just how to fund this.

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Re: Good Projector for small groups

Postby wsplawn » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:26 am

If you will bear with me a moment longer. Why would a monitor have a slot to plug-in a flash drive? In order to access whatever is on the flash drive you would need a mouse wouldn't you? And some sort of processor?

Are you suggesting that you could plug a flash drive directly into a monitor and access the videos without the use of an external processor? Just wondering. I'm not a geek either, but in today's world - who knows what's possible?

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Re: Good Projector for small groups

Postby russellhltn » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:25 am

TVs these days are digital, so they already have a processor. The question is, what formats do they support?

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Re: Good Projector for small groups

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Re: Good Projector for small groups

Postby Gary_Miller » Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:26 pm

wsplawn wrote:If it is of interest, the link below will take you to a Samsung 40 inch Smart TV that will play direct from a flash drive. It sells for around $300.00


$300 X 6 = 7.2 YM who do not go to camp without personal funds or fundraisers.

I wonder does that fall under "ward budget does not have sufficient funds to pay for". http://www.lds.org/handbook/handbook-2-administering-the-church/activities?lang=eng#13.2.8

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Re: Good Projector for small groups

Postby TinMan » Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:35 pm

wsplawn wrote:If you will bear with me a moment longer. Why would a monitor have a slot to plug-in a flash drive? In order to access whatever is on the flash drive you would need a mouse wouldn't you? And some sort of processor?

Are you suggesting that you could plug a flash drive directly into a monitor and access the videos without the use of an external processor? Just wondering. I'm not a geek either, but in today's world - who knows what's possible?
It doesn't have a mouse, but does have a remote and everything is menu driven.

You linked to a TV, but the Television part is pretty usless. That is why we are looking at just monitors for less money.
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Re: Good Projector for small groups

Postby TinMan » Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:37 pm

russellhltn wrote:
TinMan wrote:How was I supposed to budget for the capabilities for 6 classes to play videos all at the same time last April/May when I didn't find out about the new curriculum until a month ago?


Don't know why that should fall on your shoulders. If the church though it was important to have that capability, they would have told the FM group to supply it. Or at the very least, sent a letter saying just how to fund this.
So what is all the concern about how to play the videos in the new curriculum if, as you say, the church doesn't think they are important?

It falls on my shoulders because I have young men and young women leaders and Sunday School teachers asking me how they can play the videos for their new lessons. It is a little frustrating when the Church says, "here is all this great stuff for lessons, but don't ask us how to access it."
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Postby jdlessley » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:51 am

[Moderator Note: The posts continuing the discussion about funding has been split off to the thread Funding Good Projector for small groups Please keep the discussion of this thread focused on the OP topic. Please post any related but side issues in another thread.]
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