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Projector Setup

by Bholt2 / September 4, 2008 6:59 AM PDT

Just curious if anyone knows what's the smallest amount of distance you can have and still go with a projector? I've got about 10 ft from the wall the image would be on, so I was planning to go with a plasma, but I'd rather have a projector (incase I move and have more room).

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the shortest distance "possible"
by jostenmeat / September 4, 2008 1:36 PM PDT
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is completely a function of the screen size that you desire.

Now, just because any projector DOES fit at 10 ft, with your desired size, it may or may not be ideal, because PJs tend to lose brightess at any extreme of their zoom or shift. AFAIK. I just got my first PJ this year.

Then again, when the PK is close, and the screen is small, then the need for brightness is not as great, unless you have poor light control.

So, in the end, ANY projector works from 10'. Just hope the image is not too small I suppose for you. My bet is that it will work fine. When you research any specific model, owners, or even vendors, can help you.

Find that out, get PJ before screen. Throw up the pic, and really mull it over on the size.

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by givemeaname / September 5, 2008 5:17 AM PDT
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DLP projector have a 'long' throw distances, 10' be close to the min of some models. Any LCD or SXRD projector would be fine in the distance.


http://www.projectorcentral.com


find the projector your like & then click on the Projection Calculator or Throw Distance (that is the distance from the len to the screen)...

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BEWARE BEFORE YOU BUY
by stewart norrie / September 5, 2008 6:41 AM PDT
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You must have top notch electronices for a front project system Also note lamps have a very short life span and are very expensive.also you need an awsome 5.1. audio system to truly enjoy your home theater set up also room must be set up properly for light control 5 years ago I wanted the same set up but went with a 73" d.l.p Toshiba rear projector after all that time lamp still bright and replacement cost is only $200 I have that movie theater experience with out the high cost of a front projector set up good luck stewee

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