QUOTE(Antenox @ Dec 17 2009, 12:43 AM)
Ok, so it shouldn't take Sherlock Holmes to figure out that I'm here looking for advice on a home planetarium to give as a Christmas gift.
Anyway, I found the Uncle Milton Star Theater Pro on Amazon.com for a pretty good price. My question is, is it any good?
The imagery used to advertise the Star Theater Pro makes me think that it's a superficially modified version of the Homestar or Homestar Pro, which I know has gotten great reviews, but I haven't seen any reviews for the Star Theater Pro specifically, and I'm always wary about making a purchase of over $100 that hasn't gotten at least a few testimonials apart from Amazon reviews.
Can anyone just give me a yea or nay recommendation on this particular planetarium, and maybe a description or even a comparison with the Homestar/Homestar Pro? I want to order it within the next day or two.
I've always had the impression that Uncle Milton just relabeled the Sega Homestar products, and that is the only difference. Like I've said before, it's a nice product. The thing is that everybody has to make their own value judgment as to whether it is worth the price. You might find a better price on eBay for the equivalent Homestar branded products.
My 4 year old granddaughter loved the original Homestar projector. She's 6 years old now, and I think she knows more about stars than I do. That probably isn't true for most kids that young. There are so many stars projected that you might have a hard time picking out specific stars and constellations. It is more of an awe inspiring thing than a learning tool.