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    Default LOW LOW CEILING WHAT TO DO????????


    Just went back to our house today to do some measurements for the theater area. Its not looking good and I need to know if I can even do it at this point. Here is what I have
    6' 7" Ceiling height (HVAC Trunk lines run in that area unfortunetely)
    If I have the HVAC contractor move the lines I can get probably 7' 4" height.

    From seating to screen is only 10' MAX so I know i can only go with a 92" diagonal screen plus thats all that will fit on that wall.

    So is 6'7" too low for a projector to be mounted to? I of course would need to mount it above the seating area so I wouldn't run into it while walking around so is 10-12' back too close? LG CF181D states it can be as close as 7' or so but I don't personally know for sure. Worse comes to worse I can buy the 60' Plasma but I would rather have the projector.

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    You didn't state what projector you plan on using. The throw distance varies on the type of projector.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hdtvjunkie View Post
    You didn't state what projector you plan on using. The throw distance varies on the type of projector.
    Sorry, LG CF181D

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    Ok, so since there was not help with that questions lets try another. Since the ceiling is so low, can I mount the projector at the back of the room roughly 25' away and still project it over the seating area on the screen without hitting someones head with the projected picture leaving me with someones fat head on the screen? Or if someone knows the equation I have to do please let me know.

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    about how high is your seating going to be and how high is your screen from the floor
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    Ok Bmoore Ifound this chart. It may be some help but not sure. I think your low ceiling is gonna give you a headache. If you already have the projector you may wanna try this, put tape or something around where your screen is going to be and then have someone hold the projector in different areas in the room to see how or if people's heads are gonna interfere with the picture.

    http://www.projectorcentral.com/LG-C...ulator-pro.htm
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    Also you may wanna remember this the closer you sit and the bigger the screen size you will see more artifacts in the picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hdtvjunkie View Post
    about how high is your seating going to be and how high is your screen from the floor
    The seating is going to be on the original floor and the screen will most likely be 2' off of the floor. I am just using 2 reclining loveseats for the seating. Dimensions of the screen I am looking at is 45" x 80" for a 92" diagonal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hdtvjunkie View Post
    Also you may wanna remember this the closer you sit and the bigger the screen size you will see more artifacts in the picture.
    These are the things I am concerned about. I don't want to spend 3Gs on a set up that I won't be happy with because I didn't know what the heck I was doing. I don't want artifacts or rainbow effects or any of that stuff. I know that not having a dedicated theater room isn't really the best thing either but I would still like to have a good setup for the bar/theater room. Which the rainbow effect is why i picked the LCoS projector so I wouldn't even have to deal with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hdtvjunkie View Post
    Ok Bmoore Ifound this chart. It may be some help but not sure. I think your low ceiling is gonna give you a headache. If you already have the projector you may wanna try this, put tape or something around where your screen is going to be and then have someone hold the projector in different areas in the room to see how or if people's heads are gonna interfere with the picture.

    http://www.projectorcentral.com/LG-C...ulator-pro.htm
    I haven't seen that chart yet and it was very helpful. I had seen a similar one that only showed throw distance and screen size. I don't currently have the projector because my basement isn't even started yet but it should start withing a few weeks. That is a great idea though with the tape, but I just wanted to know before hand so I could figure out what to do. Move seating, move projector back, forward, wiring etc...

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    I personally think you are gonna have to experiment with the projector because of the screen size you are wanting. You may have to go with a smaller screen a little higher off the floor.
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