Venting for projector

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Gary Shipley, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. Gary Shipley

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    I recently ran a thread concerning my Sanyo PLV-60 cycling up and down after a couple hours of use. After speaking to a Sanyo rep, I found it was normal for this to happen and that I probably needed to vent the hot air from the projector while providing cool air for the intake.I got a couple of responses to the thread agreeing with that. What I need to know is what should I use to vent the hot air. Are we talking about something like a bathroom exhaust fan, or something else? I did run across exhaust fans that are supposed to be "whisper quiet", but am concerned that it will be too noisy.Is there something else out there I don't know about? Please help.
     
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    Gary, I just read a thread at AVS forum about guys using a small fan blowing right on their Z1 projectors. It was a theory to help reduce early bulb failure on their Z1 projectors.
     
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    What's your set-up like? Where is the PJ mounted?
     
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    I use a small computer fan, about 2 1/2" across, to push cooler air through my pj, through one of the intake vents It seems to work great.
    Vb
     
  5. Gary Shipley

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    Hi Ron. There is about 6 to 7 inches between the projector and the drop ceiling.And nothing to the left or right for around 7 feet, and nothing to the rear for at least 12 feet. The projector sits almost perfectly level, not with the back end angled toward the ceiling.
     

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