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Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Jack the lad, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. Jack the lad

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    Hi, I would be grateful for some advice about throw distance. I am having a barn converted and have a room which is approx. 14 ftx11 ft which I intend to be used for watching movies in. I plan on buying a projector and mounting it in the middle of the 14" wall at a height of about 8 ft. What kind of 16x9 image size would I be able too achieve?

    Thanks for any help

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    Sony 1080 6.1 amp, Sony NS 900V DVD, AE Evo3 front speakers, Mission M7 Di pole surrounds
     
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    Depends what projector you go for.
    I would think you would need a short throw lens.
    I have a similar setup and at 13' achieve an 8ft wide image.
    This is about right, anything bigger in the room would be a tad uncomfortable.
    There is a website that has a projection throw distance calculator on it but I can't recall which one.
    Do a search on this forum.
    Best of luck.
    Chris
     
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    Cheers for the help guy`s.
    The link worked out great Stuart.
    From a Panasonic AE100 at:

    10ft image size 6.9-8.5ft
    11ft 7.6-9.4ft
    12ft 9 -11.1ft

    Any of the above will be better than the 40" from my Tosh rear projector!


    Thanks again

    Jack Daws
     
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    Try to avoid zooming on th epanny.
    Use the least zoom to obtain the best image, so use the first figure in the calculation.
    If possible use a HCPC - I know its added fiddling but worth it when you see the picture...awsome :)
     
  6. Jack the lad

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    Hi Chris,
    What a HCPC?
    Im new to this stuff.

    Cheers

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    A PC which has specially selected components which meet the high demands of the projector. (IE Home Theatre Personal Computer)

    I guess you could use any PC but typically (based on the various threads in here) one which has VERY quiet fans, maybe even liquid cooling. A case that does not emit light (dont want lights in your cinema!), a super fast graphics card - agp with 128mb (Radeon 9700 etc) and maybe even a hard drive caddy where the HDD is suspended on rubber bands. An also a quiet DVD drive.

    Some cases have all the connections on the front and are much easier to 'use'. The Shuttle PC goes someway to addressing this.

    Good Luck
     

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