Monday, June 27, 2011

New Tool: Epson Movie Mate 62

Lights on.

Lights off.

Tried out this little guy today in the facility. Very nice! I saw an ad for the Epson Movie Mate 62 in a Best Buy Sunday circular and it caught my eye because it has a built in DVD player and speakers, as well as HDMI, VGA and component inputs. This makes it very versatile for presentations and use with athletes. If I just want to play a DVD, I can pop it in without a laptop or a DVD player.

The image from my home-made DVD of weightlifting videos was very nice in 4:3 aspect ratio, with the actual image width of about 10' and width of 8'. When I hooked up my iPad2, it went into widescreen format and videos shot in landscape orientation with the iPad2 were huge--probably right at 8' high and 15' in width. Of course you need a special Apple adapter to use the HDMI connection, but it is worth it.

This will be a great asset for the USAW Level 1 Course I'm teaching later this month and for future seminars and courses. And we just might have to have an Alien / Aliens movie night in the near future. Momma Alien's battle with Ripley will be pretty darn impressive.

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