Large Front Projection Screen w/ Low Ceiling... Possible?

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  1. Derek Iverson

    Derek Iverson Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm planning on converting my basement into a dedicated HT with a large 16:9 front projection screen (92-106"). The problem is, the ceiling is only 6'8" from the floor. Will I be able to have that big of a screen without having to tilt the projector upwards and use keystone correction and worsen the picture qaulity to fix it? Right now, I'm looking at getting a Sanyo PLV-Z2 or a Panasonic 500U.
     
  2. Gary Shipley

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    I see no reason why you should'nt be able to use the 106" screen. My ceiling height is 7'2",only 4" higher than yours and I'm using a 106". My projector is a Sanyo PLV-60 and only a little keystone correction is needed.The picture quality does not suffer.
     
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    If you get the Z2 you won't have to tilt the projector at all. The Z2 has lense shift.
     
  4. Cees Alons

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    Derek,

    Most LCD-projectors either project the image such that the lower border is approx. at the level of the projector. Or else they have a nice lense-shift option (like the Sanyo PLV-Z2, I know nothing about the Panasonic 500U).

    Also, they may have an option to mount them upside down to the ceiling (and flip the image), in which case you won't have a problem with your room dimensions either. If that's the case, the upper border will be approx. at the level of the projector.

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