Question PJ setup - integration with existing kit


Standard Member
Hi all, thanks in advance for help.

I am looking to add a projector to my existing system.

Currently I have Sony STR-DN1040 amp connected to Sony Bravia KDL 50W829 with Q-acoustics 5.1 speakers. Inputs to the amp are BT Vision box, PS3, Raspberry Pi running OSMC, Wii, Now TV box. All the boxes are below the TV in a fairly conventional position.

I would like to add a projector, and I would like to be able to run it from the same amplifier so that I can use all the same inputs. The amplifier appears to have 2 HDMI outputs so it certainly looks possible, but I am worried about the length of run of the HDMI cable to the projector if I ceiling mount it.

Ceiing height is 2.7m. Viewing distance is 3.5m. The room is 6.0m in the direction where the projector will face (i.e. maximum throw would be 6.0m). So, I need to run cable up 2.7m plus whatever the throw distance of the projector is.

Do I have a problem with ceiling mounting?



Distinguished Member
It is quite a high ceiling, you'll probably want a PJ with vertical lens shift (or a bracket with a long pole to drop the PJ down in the room). Otherwise you'll have to sacrifice quality and use keystone adjustment. Most PJs have diagrams in their manuals which with a little deciphering will tell you where the image ends up for a given placement, make sure you check them out.

If you have both HDMI outs enabled at the same time, the TV going into low-power standby mode can have an effect for a few seconds on the other output (leading to mystery dropouts which can take a while to figure out). Best to only enable the output you want instead of leaving both outputs on all the time.

Russ 66

Well-known Member
HDMI high speed is guaranteed up to 8m, anything over that is pot luck but many people run much longer cables with no problems.
I would try it as a long HDMI cable can be had for £20 or less. If it works great, if not there are HDMI over Cat 6 extenders that work.

What projector and screen size are you looking at as this will likely dictate throw distances and vertical shift etc required.

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