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Long Room - Is a 4ft Screen Possible

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Goof, May 8, 2003.

  1. Goof

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    My m8's interested in an HC setup, problem is he's got a long but narrow room (basically a tube :suicide: ) and only wants a 4 foot screen. Most throw calculators seem to go by max screen size, I'm just wondering if there's any way to figure out what projector will be suitable on the assumption I want to know the lower screen limits rather than upper?

    TIA :smoke:
     
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    Tell him to buy a 42in plasma!:rolleyes: :D
     
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    Best case scenario - he wants a 4' wide screen. That still only equates to a 55" diagonal - not really suitable for a PJ.

    Definitely better off with a plasma/rear projection set etc....

    The HS10 which is a very long throw PJ will still have to be very close (relatively speaking) for such a small picture. "Conversion" lenses cost a fortune, so don't even go there!

    Nice 50" plasma........



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  4. Goof

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    Plasma costs 3 times the price tho :eek:

    I suppose he could stick a Pj on a coffee table half way though, eh? :D

    edit: typo!
     
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    Only assuming he's looking at an AE100 @ £600/800. A HS10 @ £2k = 42" plasma :eek:

    That aside, 4' from a PJ is pointless IMO.

    If a plasma is too expensive, there are plenty of good rear projection sets available which won't break the bank. Has to look at the cost of replacement bulb/screen, etc....
     
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    Not specifically an AE100, but something 'budget', maybe a z1.

    He seems to be fixed on the Pj though, 4ft is still a pretty decent size if you're only sitting 9ft away from the screen isn't it?
     
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    Well I sit 12' away from a 110" screen, which has 4 times the viewable area of a 4' wide screen, so

    No :p :p




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    ok then, I'll take your word for it.

    (seeing as you're so insistent ;) )
     
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    It's not me, it's my missus.....

    I never did think size mattered that much.....but she demands it :D
     
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    Take it you're looking for a new missus then? :rotfl:
     
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    I think she's looking for a new bloke actually ;)
     

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