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Themescene H78 positioning

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Grumble, May 5, 2005.

  1. Grumble

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    I have been converting the spare room into a home cinema, building the equipment rack, hiding cables, etc. All under the watchful gaze of my wife, who reckons that this is eating into the value of the house. :rolleyes:

    I am planning to purchase a Themescene H78.

    Can I put the projector on a shelf at the back of the room, in line with the top of the screen, on the opposite wall?

    Or should I try and persuade the management, that a ceiling mount is required?

    I’ve downloaded the user manual, and sales brochure.
    They seem to be a bit vague as to how far the Vertical Shift moves the image. :confused:
    I don’t want to angle the projector down towards the screen, as this would involve keystone correction, and I’ve read that this is not a good idea.
     
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    Grumble

    You should have no problems with keystone if you shelf mount the H78 at the back of the room level with the top of the screen.

    I will experiment with my dem unit and let you know how far you can shift the image.

    Jeff :rtfm:
     
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    Thanks Jeff :hiya:

    The news that I don't have to drill holes in the ceiling will please the missus. :thumbsup:

    Cheers
    Graham
     
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    Hi Grumble. I've just demoed the H78 and can confirm the lens shift will allow the projector to be placed on a high shelf, level with the top of the screen. If I buy this projector, that'll be my placement.
    I believe the amount of downwards lens shift is another improvement over the previous H77.
    Cheers, Rob. :smashin:
     
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    Yes Ian, 350mm deep. I've allowed 50mm for the connections at the back. :cool:

    Thanks Rob, for the updated info, this is probably why I was confused between the Manual (H77) and the Brochure (H78) :thumbsup:
     
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    You will need to allow more than 50mm at the back if you are planning to plug in a DVI cable. The size of the DVI connector and because the cable is quite thick to bend at right angles, would make it tricky to fit in 50mm. You will be safer leaving a 75mm gap.

    Regards,

    Steve
     
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    Hello all

    Grumble - maybe an obvious one :) How Far away is your Back wall from the Front wall and What size of image are you aiming for?

    I've come across Small and Large 'Spare Rooms'.

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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