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Where would you mount a projector in here?


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Some (very lucky) friends have asked me if I know any ways of getting a hidden home cinema system into this room.

The screen is easy: They are planning to install a wooden box/curtain pelmet running all the way on across the big wooden wall, just above the door/window height, which will hide curtain rails. We simply make the box a bit bigger, and stick an electric projector screen in there. It would probably drop down in front of the doors (with curtains closed behind).

The harder part: Where would you mount a projector?
The ideal solution would be to mount it on the underside of the big roof beam, but the lens shift requirement on that is 120% vertical, and 50% horizontal (if the projector screen is central on the doors).

- Find somewhere else to put the projector (where???)
- Mount the screen central to the beam, not the doors, and remove the horizontal offset. Find a projector with ~100% vertical lens shift, use a long throw distance, and you'll only need a tiny bit of keystone
- Find a projector with the required lens shift ranges (so far no luck)
- Accept lots and lots of keystone (not desirable)

Budget is surprisingly tight. A £2k projector is the absolute limit...£1k is better.

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