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Sony VPL-CX1 & keystone??

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Noel, Sep 18, 2001.

  1. Noel

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    The answer, as ever, is "it depends".

    If you are planning on projecting the image straight ahead, you should be fine. If you are aiming the projector downwards, you may have a problem. The CX1 is designed to aim upwards and can correct a "normal" keystone (image wider at top than bottom), but if you're shooting downwards so that the image is wider at the bottom than the top, you can't adjust it.

    Make sense? Thought not.
     
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    Noel,

    Thanks for a quick reply. The projector is going in a cellar and it needs to be above the seating area. What is the maximum height I would be able to have the projector without losing the shape of the picture?
     
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    Mine's at about four and a half feet from the floor, firing straight ahead. It means that I can sit down normally in front of it (behind me) without obscuring the lens. At this point the picture is just about straight. Any higher and it would start to distort. This is in a permanent installation and it seems about right.

    Good luck!
     
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    Noel,

    How high up the wall is the top of your screen? The top of my screen is at ceiling height, about 6ft. Do you think it would work? How about the fan noise. My Seleco sounded like a hoover!

    Thanks again for your info!
     
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    Matt,

    My screen is fixed to the ceiling (8ft) and is a pull-down type. When it's right down I project onto the lower portion of it, the bottom of the image being around 2.5 feet from the floor, the top about 6.5 feet from the floor.

    Hope this helps,

    Noel
     
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    As my Seleco LCD Projector has been smashed up on the way to be repaired I am on the look out for a cheap projector. I have seen the posts on the Sony VPL-CX1 (£1299 from PC World) and I was wondering would the keystone correction be able to compensate if I put the projector on a shelf about 6ft up.

    Any views on the keystone correction or the projector would be great.

    Thanks,

    Matt. <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
     
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    Conor,

    My projector seems to have been damaged going from the shop I bought it from to the manufacturer. Its not my fault so if it can't be fixed they will have to give me my money back!
     

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