Originally Posted by citsur86
Trying to make it work. Just posted this image
over in my own thread to see if it's an option.
Ideally, the projector should be in front of the screen.
You can project from the side with keystone correction, but it makes the image worse.
With lens shift, you have some latitude, but that's mostly for fine tuning without having to rely on keystone correction.
Either get rid of the fan or position the projector far enough back and hanging down far enough that the fan doesn't get in the way. Different projectors have different offsets and zoom ranges, so either plan carefully when picking the projector, or wait until you have the projector before deciding on a mounting location.
Seeing that picture makes me think, yep, a projector would be cool.
Keep in mind that most movies are 2.35:1 aspect ratio, so the image usually won't be that tall.
With that in mind, that looks like a good size.
Video games would be 16:9 and fill the screen.