The ViewSonic PX706HD is highly portable. The projector weighs just six pounds, and measures 11.5” wide, 8.7” long, and 4.5” tall. It can easily be packed up in a backpack or shoulder bag and taken to a friend’s house for some friendly gaming, projecting on their wall or paired with a low-cost portable screen like this one from On The Go Screens (full disclosure, Art is partner in this company). My brother currently has this particular one.
I mentioned on the first page that split-screen co-op seems to be a thing of the past, which is a real shame for those of us who have friends that we like to hang out in the same room with. One day, my fiancé and our friend were playing GTA V online, in our respective houses. They wanted to play in the same room, so we had our friend, Mike, come over with his PS4.
I set him up with one of the projectors I have here, and projected it on our wall, next to our mounted screen. My fiancé, Jake, was playing on our 92” screen, and Mike’s gaming station was projecting around 60”, I think. It was about as big or larger than his 4K TV. So they hopped in a session of GTA online and started wreaking havoc in the virtual representation of Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Personally, I’d be really interested to try this with FarCry 5’s online game mode, where you can hop into your friend’s campaign game and fight some cultists.
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The picture above shows the setup we were working with. This was a totally fun experience that can easily be replicated with your friends, and with any online game. Simply bring your ViewSonic PX706HD and gaming console to your friend’s house and project on their wall while they play on their TV. Keep in mind that you and your friend will have to game on the same type of console – two PlayStations, or two Xbox consoles. The two brands haven’t made nice and come up with a solution that allows cross-platform gaming – yet. I still have hopes!