Best projector distance?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Terry Wysocki, Nov 21, 2001.

  1. Terry Wysocki

    Terry Wysocki Stunt Coordinator

    Nov 21, 2001
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    I'm getting a Sanyo XP21N and want to get an electric Grayhawk 120" screen in an 18' room. Given that I'll want to see both 3:4 and 16:9 images and the projector can zoom, what's the best distance to build the ceiling mount from the screen?

    I'd like to enclose the projector entirely (for looks and noise reduction) with maybe a glass aperture for the lens to shoot thru and venting with a fan from the attic above. Any suggestions on the construction? I'd like it to be as high as possible but my top of screen will be at least 16" from the ceiling (in an archway).
  2. Daniel_M

    Daniel_M Stunt Coordinator

    Mar 15, 2001
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    Hi Terry,

    I have a Sony front projector and the

    manual that came with it had the mathematical

    formula for projector distance in relation to

    screen size. If you haven't taken delivery

    of your projector yet, and want to get started

    on building your enclosure, try getting the

    projectors manual or a copy of the page that

    gives you the installation directions.

    As far as noise goes my Sony is a huge mother and

    it sits just a few feet directly over my head when

    I'm in the "money chair" and I hardly notice the

    fan noise while watching a film. It is very noticeable

    BEFORE the film starts. As far as your enclosure

    goes, all I can suggest keep the unit cool as these

    things get very warm and heat is murder on delicate

    circuit boards.

    Enjoy your new baby, mine is the best $$$ I ever



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