DIY HD projector for under €499 [Video]

If we told you there was a way you could get a custom HD projector for under €499 ($704) with DVI and HDMI inputs, you might go so far as to give your left arm for such a device.  Unfortunately that would be the wrong idea, as you'd probably need that arm to put the projector together: you see, it's a DIY kit, and according to German tinkerer Maxi Huber it's the best piece of home entertainment kit he's bought in some time.Video demo after the cut

The kit is supplied by German firm G&P Optoelectronics, and there's a variety of different options depending on what sort of resolution you're after and what inputs you need.  Maxi's system has not only DVI and HDMI inputs but S-video and VGA, and the lamp used costs €20 ($28) so even if you leave it on 24/7 and burn it out in short order, you won't bankrupt yourself.

Maxi's video below shows the different stages involved, and while the DIY guide is in German it's also full of pictures so even those who can't understand the words should get somewhere.  Anyone thinking of building their own HD projector?

[via Hacked Gadgets]