December 23rd, 2010 Art Feierman
Lots of readers have asked about gaming on various home theater projectors.
OK, I’ve concluded that I’ll never be a real gamer – certainly not one with the gaming experience, etc. to make good judgement calls on whether a given projector is particularly good, bad, or otherwise, when it comes to playing various types of games, be it WOW, or Carbon Canyon, or…Sonic?
So, here’s the story: I’m looking for an experienced gamer, living somewhere near San Clemente CA. (half way between LA and San Diego).
This person ideally is both a PC gamer and PS/3 or XBox (even Wii counts, but, hey, it’s still not as high end…)
Said person would evaluate various home projectors for key issues such as how good is the response time, picture quality (many projectors end up too dark on dark scenes (ie. WOW), and other issues.
Most likely “testing” would be done at my location. I already have PS/3′s and a Wii. I can add XBox 360 if really needed. Since I’m looking for a PC gamer, that person would help me purchase and configure a pretty high end gaming PC, which would be installed in my location, to be used by our “Projector Gaming Master.”
Once a process is set up, I imagine, the testing per projector shouldn’t take more than an hour or two, to cover both PC and game machine options.
The individual I’m looking for, would probably have the option of evaluating up to 20 projectors a year, but likely more like a dozen or so.
My gaming expert would be an independent contractor. Said person would be contracted one projector at a time, or perhaps several over a period of time. Very “part time” only a few hours a month, most likely, and that depending on what projectors… But, it should be fun. And, if the gamer can write reasonably well, I may want to launch a blog about gaming and projectors on the site. If that was the case, I’d be looking for someone to blog about once a month. This would be separate from testing the projectors/gaming.
So, OK, you hard core gamers, anyone nearby, have skills, and want to make a few bucks?
Students also welcome. Must have own transportation. Since the desired person will be an independent contractor contracted for on as needed basis, they should be flexible. Testing will be done here (with rare exceptions), in the daytime, or the evening. Those are details that can be worked out. While this may be about gaming, I’m looking for someone I can count on.
BTW, some of that gaming in 2011, is almost certain to include 3D gaming.
If local, skilled (at gaming), and interested, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org