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Sept. 19th, 2020

Had a bit of out-of-the-ordinary fun today with the C64Mini; I decided to hook it up to the new mini projector we bought a few weeks ago off of Amazon. It supports HDMI and since the 64Mini also supports HDMI, I thought why not try some Commodore games on a really big screen?

It actually worked pretty well. Even in the middle of the day, the project we bought does a pretty good job. And I didn't notice any sort of lag with the games at all. In fact, because my eyes aren't as good as they once were, playing the C64 games on such a big “display” actually improved my game-play a bit; especially with the space shooters, like Armalyte. Who would have figure that? But, I would still suggest limiting your gaming time with it. I did start getting a bit of a headache after about an hour or so.

I have to say that it's pretty cool playing a racing game, like Turbo Outrun, and having the cars in the game the size of dinner plates! The projector could go even larger (up to 170 inches), but we just don't have the wall space for it. But even so, at 70“ or there abouts, it's a much more immersive experience playing the games on the big screen. It's a childhood fantasy come true! 8-) And if you want to hook this up to your vintage C64, this projector also support RCA in, via a 3mm jack adapter, which is supplied with the projector.

The projector we bought was the QKK 2020 Mini Projector. I did a full review of our purchase on my movie collecting blog, here, if you're curious (note: actually, this review is for a different branded model, but it's basically the same projector). It's actually a pretty good little projector. We've been very pleased with it.

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