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Offline bassnbuck

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p10 panels vs projector
« on: January 22, 2016, 08:18:04 AM »
i have a question on for the up coming year.  i was looking for some advise about whether to do p10 panel matrix vs a projector (for cost, effects & weather issues).  I live in New Hampshire and at times we have pretty cold conditions and snow so curious how that would effect different things especially the project.  any suggestions would be get, as to for instance what programs to use for the project such as videos and animation pictures and such and obviously mapping.  and for the p10 i use xlights and stuff but is there other software that would help with animation and videos?

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Re: p10 panels vs projector
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2016, 08:34:16 AM »
A projector would be put in a box with ventilation and a heater with controls, it shows a much larger area and is much cheaper, it will be washed out by other lights. P10 more money will not be washed out by other lights, less detail than a projector.

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Re: p10 panels vs projector
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2016, 09:06:06 AM »
If low or high Temps are a concern, they are producing a BeagleBone Black that uses extreme components plus conformal coating. Costs more but not ridiculous.


[22911]
BBB-C 512MB DRAM NoLogo Board (Industrial Temp)
- 512MB DRAM
- 4GB eMMC (customized images available)
- Operating temperature: -40C to +85C
- Made in USA without Logos on silkscreen
- Unrestricted OEM Commercial use (COTS)
- Extended warranty available
- Long-Term Support

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Re: p10 panels vs projector
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2016, 12:35:07 PM »
If low or high Temps are a concern, they are producing a BeagleBone Black that uses extreme components plus conformal coating. Costs more but not ridiculous.


[22911]
BBB-C 512MB DRAM NoLogo Board (Industrial Temp)
- 512MB DRAM
- 4GB eMMC (customized images available)
- Operating temperature: -40C to +85C
- Made in USA without Logos on silkscreen
- Unrestricted OEM Commercial use (COTS)
- Extended warranty available
- Long-Term Support


Any idea on the costs and at what quantities?   The web page says only available in bulk.    I'd certainly be in for 4 or 5 or more depending on price if someone set something up.   

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Re: p10 panels vs projector
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2016, 01:29:32 PM »
I gave Special Computing a call. They say the parts are becoming end of life on the 22911 model so they prefer to sale to corporations rather than people that will use the board for a hobby. They are also more interested in building relationships with businesses to keep a steady stream of income coming in. They have about 100-200 22911 boards available each month that you could sign up on a mailing list to get if you wanted to try. So, that's why they put bulk order only on the item. They did mention another board they have that is good to -20C that he would sell for $79 which isn't listed on their site. I think he called it a "Y" temp board or something like that. 

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Re: p10 panels vs projector
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2016, 02:01:20 PM »
http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/83-17007

Industrial model, not sure what that means but seems to fit those specs.

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Re: p10 panels vs projector
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2016, 03:24:20 PM »
A projector would be put in a box with ventilation and a heater with controls, it shows a much larger area and is much cheaper, it will be washed out by other lights. P10 more money will not be washed out by other lights, less detail than a projector.


If you are using a Projector on xLights you won't have much more detail.
Also a good projector that can be projected on something not as bright as white color can be expensive.
Last year I used a projector on my house, brick, not so good, this year I am planning on P10, not sure yet which P10, indoor or outdoor.
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Re: p10 panels vs projector
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2016, 03:46:18 PM »
If low or high Temps are a concern, they are producing a BeagleBone Black that uses extreme components plus conformal coating. Costs more but not ridiculous.


[22911]
BBB-C 512MB DRAM NoLogo Board (Industrial Temp)
- 512MB DRAM
- 4GB eMMC (customized images available)
- Operating temperature: -40C to +85C
- Made in USA without Logos on silkscreen
- Unrestricted OEM Commercial use (COTS)
- Extended warranty available
- Long-Term Support
Temp concerns are for the projector. The bulb doesn't like too hot or too cold or too fast a change in temp.

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Re: p10 panels vs projector
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2016, 04:54:09 PM »
They make enclosure heaters. So if temp is a problem, it's an easy fix.

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Re: p10 panels vs projector
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2017, 07:30:45 AM »
For me the Projector (2000) lumens for about $120 plus an outdoor weatherproof screeen (6x9) $100 mounted to a DIY PVC frame is hands down cheaper. I use mine from the garage out thru an open window to the screen. Ive seen P10 panels and in comparison  the projector  is clear  and sharp and does  not looked washed out at all.

 

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