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IF SP4805 projecting angle...

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by ab1385, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. ab1385

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    I went to demo it, and was very impressed, however, I noticed that it projects 'upward' at quite an angle. This is a problem, as I'd want it near the ceiling, but on a high shelf as opposed to ceiling mounted, and I guess this would mean it not being 'upside down'. Can the PJ be adjusted so that this is not a problem, or would you have to point the PJ downwards at almost a 45 degree angle? Basically, we're talking about a 12' projection distance, and the PJ being roughly level with the top of the screen.

    Possible? Any suggestions?
     
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    From what I have seen you would point the projecor downwards, you could do this by mounting on a slightly downward sloping shelf with a piece of wood across the front to stop it sliding off (I've seen this done on an LCD PJ). Theres also a levelling foot at the rear of the PJ (as well as the adjustement foot at the front), I'm not sure how far this extends, but it may provide you with added tilt, without having to slope the shelf by that much....

    Best bet is to check out the user manual to see what it says (if anything) or go back to the retailer and ask them. I've been concerned about ceiling mounting with only a 9.5ft throw in a room with a 6.7' high ceiling and how I would accomodate vertical offset; until the last retailer I demo'd it at said it would be no problem and they would come and set it up for me if I wanted! Perhaps your retailer could offer a similar helpful service if you're prepared to buy from them....
     
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    You can place it on a high shelf but turn the projector upside down as you would ceiling mounting. You could place some small 'cones' underneath to protect the surface of the pj and allow air to flow. Trying to angle the pj downwards would require the extreme use of keystone correction which is detrimental to the image quality.
    I have a 4805 which is placed on a shelf and the image starts about 6 inches above the pj at an image size of about 70 inches wide which is not too extreme.
     
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    @Oakley:

    Does it look OK just sitting there upside down? I mean, I know if its on a shelf up high it wouldn't matter as much, but still, doesn't it look a bit odd? If it's possible and doesn't look too silly, it may well be worth a go...
     
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    If it's high then it wont really be noticeable. Try placing some ornaments either side to hide it a little or a plant. This will certainly give you a much better image solution than trying to angle it down and using keystone which I find is not that good to be honest and should be used as a very last resort.
     
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    Either that or attach it with a ceiling bracket to the bottom of the shelf!!!
     
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    I did that with my Z2 .. it got the occasional cute comment but it worked very well. :smashin:
     

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