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post #1 of 4 Old 02-27-2013, 12:33 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello everyone,

I am trying to replace an 80 inch TV and would like to place a projector in its place. The depth of the cabinet is about 18 inches. I have never worked with rear projection projector.

Is this possible at all. Any help is appreciated.


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post #2 of 4 Old 03-01-2013, 02:07 AM
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Yes...it can be done...but not too easily or very effectively cost-wise. I'd have to suggest investing in a dedicated Cradle designed to convert a PJ to RP use. Then using Light Silver Milliskin as the RP surface. http://spandexworld.com/c3/catalog/product/5954

There are several Short Throw and Extreme Short Throw PJs out now that feature 1080i Resolution and HDMI inputs. They are very Bright as well, so no worries as far as having a dim image, especially at 80".

But are you palling to retain 4x3 formatting?

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I would recommend using a proper screen just for this purpose, I tried a number of different materials similar to the previous comment and they were horrible.
I ended up using an acrylic rear projection screen form ssidisplays, you can check it out and they could probably recommend the projector as well. here is the website http://www.ssidisplays.com

These screens are hard plastic and have incredible picture quality for rear projection, should be able to order it cut to fit and integrate it nicely?

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post #4 of 4 Old 03-01-2013, 11:39 AM
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How about trying to get more milage out of the set you have?:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/695922/dont-dump-your-crt-rptv


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