About to buy f PJ and make DYI Screen...

Discussion in 'Displays' started by ChrisKen, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. ChrisKen

    ChrisKen Auditioning

    Feb 7, 2006
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    OK, my HT is progressing to the point where I am looking at buying a front PJ (probably Infocus 4805, maybe 5000). But first, I was wondering if someone could help me.

    How high does the ceiling need to be to use a PJ? Mine is 6'6" tall. I can mount PJ about 12' away on the ceiling, is that doable for say an 75" to 85" Diag screen ?

    I went thru the Infocus and other on-line calculators, none mention ceiling height though.

    The infocus calculator says I can mount the 4805 10.9' to 13.1 feet away. Assuming I don't want to "zoom" the lens, where should I mount it ? 10.9' back ?

    OK, can someone give me a link to "black out cloth" on Jo Anne's website ? I get like 400 hits. I hear its only 58" wide but that should be fine for a screen that is 41" in height (85" diag), right ? Meaning, I'd use the fabric's width streched over my wood screen's height, and length of fabric stretched over the width of the screen.

    Should I ask the second question elsewhere ?
  2. Paul_Scott

    Paul_Scott Lead Actor

    Jul 19, 2002
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    joAnns link here

    and if you search the site under drapery liner you get another item as well (thats avail in ivory or white...i would take the white)

    i can't remember exactly what i got (its been 5 yrs now), but the link i gave you sounds very close.

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