Over the weekend, I hosted a four Xbox / 5 man LAN party at my firm's office. The system link feature is one of the most under-rated features on the Xbox. If you have never experienced a Xbox LAN 'get-together', I highly recommend it. Games played included Serious Sam (makes a nice warm up game), Ghost Recon Island Thunder, and Rainbow Six 3 (which is a fantastic game!). The training room was a perfect location due to the sound system and the Electrohome projector mounted on the ceiling. Also, it is pitch black in there with the blinds closed. Further, I procured two Dell MP3100 projectors and my Dell flat panel LCD monitor. Here is a pic of the room and our setup.
It is difficult to understand the setup from that picture, so I added some quick overlay arrows to try and help explain the layout. Hope it helps.
Room Setup with Map
The two MP3100 projectors were pointed at the walls. The Electrohome has a retractable screen from the ceiling. And I had my Xbox connected to the LCD. These pics are taken with a flash, it was black as night in there to us.
Room Setup from front
Rear shot of the room with the flash on.
The camera didn't want to focus in the dark, so the quality is a little off.
Rear shot of the room with no flash.
Here are a few close ups of my Xbox connected to my Dell LCD flat panel. Halo looks stellar on this by the way.
Xbox LCD 1
Xbox LCD 2
The Electrohome 8500 does one hell of a job! This picture does not due this justice.
Electrohome 8500 no flash
Electrohome 8500 unit.
Just a few more shots from the front of the room
Front Picture flash
Front Picture no flash
My kid brother gaming the day away.
This a shot of the Dell MP3100 projector on the wall. Again, the quality and size does not come out in the pics.
Dell 3100 on wall
Dell 3100 unit
That was the most fun playing games I had experienced in a very long time. All you need to do this is a HUB, some patch cables, some Xboxs, games and friends. Thanks for looking!