Help on Projector Installation.........!!!!

Discussion in 'Displays' started by MikeKS, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. MikeKS

    MikeKS Auditioning

    Apr 3, 2004
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    Hi, hope you guys can help me. I am putting in my first home theater and plan on using the BenQ 8700+ projector from a ceiling mount, however when I look at the factory suggested throw settings I am concerned that the projector may have to be too close to my seating area.

    I have a 16'6" long room 11'6" wide with 9' ceilings, the viewing will be done from the 16'6" room length. I plan on a 45X80 screen. According to projector central calculator I need my seating to start at about 8' from the screen and plan on two rows of seating.

    Now the throw on the BenQ 8700+ shows a maximum distance from the screen at 132.8" or 11 feet which will be right over the "middle' of my seating area............won't this be distracting to viewers in the back row??

    Never done this and dont' want to make a bad mistake. Please help!

  2. mark alan

    mark alan Supporting Actor

    Nov 19, 2002
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    I sit right under my projector (sanyo z1) and never even notice that it is there. It depends upon the projector and your sensitivity. Some projectors have a lot of light spill out the back, which can be distracting. Others make noise at a certain frequency which is more noticable, or they are significantly lounder in certain areas (like right below the projector.

    I don't know anything about your projector, so I have no real advice. However, I doubt that it will be a problem.
  3. Neil Joseph

    Neil Joseph Lead Actor

    Jan 16, 1998
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    Neil Joseph
    This won't be a problem. I have a similar scenario except I have 12ft ceilings and I do not notice it.

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