Moved the projector to ceiling, doh !

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  1. chriswhiteuk

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    Hi all

    Moved the prohector with good and bad results . . .

    Good thing is I can now USE the room properly ! I was quite happy with it, dead aligned with screen on coffee table . . . until someone nearly knocked it into oblivion !

    I've now mounted the projector on the ceiling, but in order to get the picture on the screen (this can't be moved) I've had to use +15 on keystone :suicide: and now I'm sick as a dog.

    Anyone had experiences with tilting the screen ? Problem I have is the screen is pull down type, so would need to be under tension . . .

    Would moving to a projector with lenshift help matters ?

    Cheers

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    know how you feel...i still have mine on a table between the two sofas:

    [​IMG]

    this way i can have the keystone set to minimum levels so i can retain the ultra-sharp image...
     
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    had to rub it in didn't ya !

    The Sanyo is more or less on par with the Panny ae500, you think it is worth looking into moving onto/swapping to this projector, or wait for the upcoming AE700 ?

    Someone want to lend me a Z2 ?
     
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    Just watched the video demonstrating the Lenshift on the Z2 ! that'd be IDEAL.
     
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    Does using keystone really worsen the pictrue quality that much?

    I am using a PTAE100 on a keystone of +7 at the moment. This is because the screen is quite high.

    I was thinking of using a TV/video bracket on the wall to raise the projector more.
     
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    Definetaly worth getting the pj aligned with the screen without using keystone.

    It's such a waste of pixels (details) specially for me after getting a good DVD player to use !
     
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    Try this for fun... adjust the pj so that there's zero keystone, put on a dvd and freeze a frame with someones face in full shot, then start applying keystone adjustment, and watch the shape of the face distort - that's the picture degradation the keystone introduces.

    S.
     
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    Well after less than 48 hours, the PJ is back where it was . . .

    [​IMG]

    Sacrificing room usage for PQ !! Whatever next !

    :smashin:
     
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    Nice photo. How far is the PJ away from the screen?
     
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    about 2.5m if that . . .

    Can't find my blasted tape measure !
     
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    brain

    why do you need to use keystone ?that looks like it would be fine with it mounted to the ceiling
     
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    i didnt want to use a ceiling mound as I would need a longer cable...and more importantly...I live in a rented flat. I dont want to drill holes etc and I dont think the letting agency would like me doing that.
     
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    Thanks for that.

    I have a widescreen TV about the same distance from the PJ. I decided to put the screen up over the TV but I am wondering if it is too high. The screen comes of the ceiling so it could be moved forward so it goes down about half way down the front of the TV. I was bothered that being about 2.5m would be too close. It would also mean no keystone though.
     
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    Depends how big your screen is . . . 60" is edging on too big at my viewing distance (sit just behind the PJ).

    I was considering getting a 50" plasma, but I still don't like the pictures they produce.

    This is what mine is like when not watching the PJ :

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     

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