What is your Throw distance?

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  1. DanielKellmii

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    Is anybody out there using a throw distance of ~16 feet for there projector? Instead of a ceiling mount, I would like to mount a projector on a back shelf which would be 16 feet away and any height that I choose. Is that even possible for less than $2K. I just want to project on a painted spot on the wall. I have limited light control in the room, so that is also a concern. I will take whatever size I end up with. No matter what, it will be big.
     
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    Hmm, that may depend on what you want, 16x9 or 4x3. You could get the Sony HS-20, a nice little WXGA-class LCD projector (1366x768 pixels) that would give you about 105" diagonally a 16' distance (lens to screen) of course assuming that the budget could accomodate the extra $800. That size of screen would suit it quite nicely. I think it can be had for around us$2800 or so.
     
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    Daniel, the Hitachi Home 1 will work for you. It has a very wide zoom lens, very versatile. Go to Projectorcentral.com and read about it.
     
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    Thanks for the info. 16x9 is my primary concern since it will be used for movies most of the time. 105" is great, maybe even too big. (Nahhhh) I would be happy with a 72 inch pic, the rest is a bonus. I want a good pic quality, and the ability to watch it in a room with some ambient light. I will never be able to fully light control the room. The best I can do is close all the blinds.
     
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    Projector central has a throw calculator, check it out, and check out he benq6100, or 6200, the 6100 has a long throw, but if shelf mounting, take notice where the exhaust ports are, last thing you want to do is fry a new pj.

    just my .02
     
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    I'm in exactly the same boat, (see my placement thread). the wall behind my seating position is also 16' from the screen, but the projector I bought would produce much too big a pic at that distance, (Sony HS3). Do you know of any retractable ceiling mounts?
     
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    My ceiling is high enough, I just have a fan in the way. So far, I haven't figured out a workaround for that.[​IMG]
    If I put it in front of the fan, it is too close, behind the fan.... well I might as well just put it on a shelf. That is where I am. I don't mind a big pic, just as long as I get decent quality.
     
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    The Z2 is great for Shelf mounting (thats what I did with mine). You'll get a native 16x9 diplay for under $2000. The only issue would be the 124" display at 16 feet...if thats a problem!?
     
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    DuWayne (I get it, that is funny) How does it look? How close can you get?

    Sorry if I am being dense, but who makes the Z2?
     
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    i have my benQ 6200 sitting on top of a homemade equipment rack about 16 feet from my wall. i can get anywhere between 92" and 118" 16:9 diagonal
     
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    I am looking at getting a pj. My problem is ceiling height. It is only 7ft. And I want to put a platform to raise the seating. My solution might be to put the unit of a stand in front of the seats. But, that is not thrilling me. Any suggestions?
     
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    Todd, I don't mean to be a jerk, but start another thread. Otherwise, it will just get confusing. It's a good question and deserves it.
     
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    I do not know your room, but can you mount a z2 on a shelf to the side of the room and use the lens shift to center the screen? maby then you can keep the size you want?

    just an idea?
     
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    Good idea, but not possible. One side opens to the house, and the other side is a BIG window. That is where my light control issues come in.
     
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    ...Umm...I don't get it; What's Funny ???

    Anyway, The Z2 looks GREAT (720p), native 16x9! Its great for shelf mounting, due to the fact that the hot air blows out the side, not the back.
     

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