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VW12HT - Throw Distance

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by sneaky, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. sneaky

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    I am interested in the VW12HT for my dedicated HC Room. The problem that I have is that the room is only 11.6 * 10.6.

    The PJ is about 18" long, it needs 12" at the back for ventilation which gives me a maximum throw distance of 9'.

    I have looked at the Projection Calulator on PJCentral and it reckons that for a throw of 9', I can have a screen width of 53", which of course is of no use to man nor beast. I have been using a data projector for testing and I can handle between a 5' and 6' screen before my eyes start to wander.

    If the PJCentral calculation is right I can't have the VWHT12 and I will go with my original choice of the HS20.

    But in their review they say to get a diagonal of 90" (78"Width) the throw distance will be between 10' and 11.5', which doesn't seem to agree with the Calculator.

    Is it me or is the information/calulator a bit misleading. I am new to this so I may be getting something wrong here.

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    It's not the most reliable/acurate.

    HS20 is also long throw & quite deep (40cm) so you're still limited to a 10' throw (assuming screen is completely flat against the opposite wall).

    You really should be looking at a shorter throw PJ with a room that size.

    Yes, assuming viewing distance is approx 9', a 7' (wide) screen would really be pushing it, 6' being about your maximum (reasonable) screen width.

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    I'm fairly sure that the lens on the VW12 is the same as that on its predecessor, the VW10.

    The zoom feature is quite limited in range, but as a pure rule of thumb, I estimate you can get an image width about 2/3rds of the throw distance. e.g throw = 9ft; width = +/- 6ft
     
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    Thanks Kramer,

    So you are saying I can reasonably expect to a screen size of between 5' and 6' with the HS20.

    If that is so, to be honest a screen of anymore than 6' and your eyes are everywhere.

    I am happy with that.

    Thanks for the reply
     
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    Thanks LV,

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