Poor Man’s Home Theater

home-theater

For my birthday, my brother got me a  3M Streaming Projector Powered by Roku and it’s amazing. It’s a tiny portable battery powered projector that connects to a Roku streaming stick. With this device, you can wirelessly connect to services like Hulu Plus, Netflix, and Amazon and project everything onto a wall or projector screen. The audio comes directly from the unit, but I strongly recommend plugging it into a stereo receiver with some nice speakers. When you use this with a projector screen in a darkened room, the result is like watching TV in a movie theater. I also recommend using a tripod to position the unit (my JOBY GorillaPod doesn’t quite support it, but it works and makes the whole thing look like a War of the Worlds martian tripod). The android remote control app is also nice and allows you to use your phone as a remote control.

See the CNET review below:

The Night is Saved

It was bugging me that I wouldn’t have any new parts until Monday morning. ** Saturday night and I had no parts to build a working computer ** horrors! Fortunately, there were a few non-working mainboards that had some potential. What a relief! Several replaced capacitors later, I had a working mainboard with a dual core processor… and there is a new version of my favorite Linux distribution on Distrowatch.com! Whew! My Saturday night is complete!

Saturday, 2 weeks ago: