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#1 KathyB

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 14:42

Ive recently started going singing with the folks in a local residential home and thought a mini projector might be useful for them to see the words, ideally from a link to google on my phone.
Does anyone else use one of these gadgets for this kind of work and if so I’d be grateful for advice on whether they like it as opposed to song sheets on paper and which models might be work well in this situation.
Many thanks !
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#2 Banjogirl

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 15:20

The ones you can put your phone in, that cost about £15 to £20, get terrible reviews because they're too dim and the image is too small. Apparently to get one that works you have to pay in the hundreds of pounds. For my children's choir I got an old fashioned overhead projector on Freecycle and it worked a treat, though it was rather bulky.


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 19:58

I'm not technically minded, but I know you can link most things to TV screens if you have the correct leads - not sure about phones though? I'm assuming they have a large screen TV as most places do!


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 22:01

Good idea to check the tv out!
Thanks for that!
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 17:27

It sounds like a brilliant idea, just do make sure you are not giving direct links to adverts which will be shown on screen at the same time.  


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:14

A lot of TVs have a VGA socket if you have an older laptop, a long cable is fairly cheap (try CPC Farnell) or HDMI if you have an output socket on your laptop


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 18:18

My husband gets his iphone onto the TV using something called Chromecast.  Not a scooby how it works, but it was about £30.

 

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