New to projectors :- Benq w1070/screen?

lordvader

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Decided my 60" lg is no longer big enough for my movie viewing :p

Its big bucks to get a bigger tv so looking into putting a projector in my front room.

New to all this projector stuff so please advise if my finding are right. Decided to go for the Benq w1070 since it gets good reviews and also good warranty from richer sounds.

Projector will around 3.9m away from the screen. I think this means i can fit an 120" grey matt screen HERE

Attached a couple pictures of my front room, as you can see its not the best for light control hence my thinking a grey screen would be best?
 

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Dan L

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You have a similar environment to me, and yes a lower-gain grey screen would probably be better. I'll go for a grey screen when I eventually update mine :)

ND2 filter may also help by reducing the light output and hence the ambient reflected light from your cream walls & ceiling.
 

lordvader

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Thanks Dan, Any comment if that screen size is right for my room?

Just trying to figure how i would run an HDMI wire from the amp (not sure this will work with 3d so that might need replacing as well - Sony sf1300) to the projector above my head. Floorboards upstairs can not be lifted easy!
 
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Dan L

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You will need to check the screen size vs. throw on the calculator, but it does sound correct and would be fine for your view distance.

As for the cable, I ran mine underneath the lounge carpet then channeled it into the wall (along with the power lead) before plastering over and painting it, so could be an option for you :)
 

lordvader

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I think i understand the calculators. Anyway w1070 ordered along with 2 pairs of SainSonic Zodiac 904 off amazon :D
 

Dan L

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Nice. Enjoy :D
 

lordvader

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Ok most the kit should be here in the next couple days :D.

Dont really want to mount it to a ceiling mount, i take it there is no reason i cant just put the projector on a shelf near the top of the room?
 

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Dan L

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Ok most the kit should be here in the next couple days :D.

Dont really want to mount it to a ceiling mount, i take it there is no reason i cant just put the projector on a shelf near the top of the room?
If it's up high then it will need to be upside down (for example, hanging off a shelf with a mount), due to the built-in lens-shift. You cannot place it up high and the right way up.
 

lordvader

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Ahhhh crap a nono then.

Will have to see if i can find a wall mount for the projector. Still totally confused on how to figure out the right height to put it. Think it will be a case of putting the screen up then me standing on the sofa with the projector in my hands :D
 

Dan L

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That's not a totally insane idea :)

Basically the lens sits approx. level with the top of the screen when upside down. There's a little lens shift to fine-tune it, and of course the screen can be pulled down to the right position, so there's plenty of scope for adjustment once the PJ is in place.
 

SteveCritten

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Normally there is a drop from the lens to the top of the screen which varies depending on the distance mine is 6" at 4.5m and this information is given on the calculators. (I can't check on my iPad because they need an old fashioned thing called a flash player haha)
 

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