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Projector and screen help please

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Chibouk, May 15, 2004.

  1. Chibouk

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    I've finally got my new projector and I'm looking to set it up permanently in the front room. However, I have a problem that I hoped someone can help me with.

    To have the projector 'straight on' to the wall were my screen is going to be, and at the right height, the projector can't be any higher than 4 feet off the floor. I don't want to ceiling mount the projector, as out ceilings are very high, so I was going to get a wall mount for a TV and use that.

    The thing is, at 4 feet it's not that high off the floor and it'll hardly peek over the back of the sofa. I know I could have it higher and use keystone correction, but doesn't that vastly degrage the image?

    I'm probably being a complete newbie and missing the point, but any help would be appreciated. :confused:
     
  2. ridd

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    Hi.
    I have my Z2 mounted upside down. screwed to the underside of a shlef.
    What i did was put up some of that nasty looking adjustable shelving (the steel vericle rails with many slots for many positions.) You can then play with the height position untill you are happy. Then replace nasty looking stuff with something nice.
    I also had the drop from my remote controled cieling fan/light to avoid.
     
  3. mxs

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    Won't mounting any projector upside down suffer overheating problems??
     
  4. ridd

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    Why should it ? ITs designed to be mounted this way. i.e A ceiling mount. One thing to be aware of with this method of mounting is where the projector vents hot air. Mine is to the side.
     
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    You'll find that the vast majority of pjs are designed to be fixed upside dowm, and as rid says, it's only ventilation that will be a problem - don't allow it to be boxed in and recycle it's exhaust air.

    Gary.
     
  6. Chibouk

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    Thanks for the replies. :)

    I think I've sorted out a solution for the time being at least.
     

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