Projector & Screen placement help

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by MikeH, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. MikeH

    MikeH Stunt Coordinator

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    I need some advice on where to mount my screen and projector.

    Screen is 106" diagonal, 92" wide
    Projector will be either the Z4 or 900E

    Wall #1 is 8' H x 12' 5" long
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    Wall #2 is 8' 3" H x 11' long
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    Distance between walls is 15'

    Option #1

    screen mounted just above trim on wall #1

    Pros- window & light get blocked out by screen
    Cons- entrance to living room gets blocked by seating

    Option #2

    screen mounted on wall #2

    Pros- entrance to living room much more accessible, more room on wall #1 for seating
    Cons- window lets in light but can be fixed

    Unknown - can the projector be mounted just above the window trim? It would be 7' off the floor. My concern is that it would be too high to project a proper image.


    My preference would be option #2, I just wasn't sure at what height to mount the screen and the projector.

    Thanks for any help you can give me.

    Mike
     
  2. Mark-P

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    If you are going to mount the projector that high, it will have to be mounted upside-down in "ceiling mode" because projectors always project the image above (or below, in ceiling mode) the projector. Before you decide where to mount you need to read the manuals to see what dimensions the projector throws at what distances
     
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    I would mount it on wall #2, then block out the light better on that window.
    Are you trying to get away from a ceiling mount? Both of those projectors have lens shift, so you can mount it on a shelf on the rear wall. That's one reason those 2 projectors are so popular(being able to mount it on a shelf on rear wall due to lens shift and long zoom).
     
  4. MikeH

    MikeH Stunt Coordinator

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    Yes, I am trying to avoid a ceiling mount. A shelf just above the trim would be ideal but like I said I wasn't sure of the height but since it is close to being ceiling height I was hoping it would work.
     

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