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I am moving into a house with a finished basement...a few electrical outlets is about all there is and a duct over the top.

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green = windows
red = walls
gray = understairs room ... possible placement for gear
pink = projecter screen
purple = projecter location
yellow = doors
maroon = 2 x 3 foot droop for the air ducts

Does this make sense, the room is only about 13 feet wide... I will put a nice L shaped couch under the projector itself, unless it'll be too loud with the projector right above us.

Do you think this will work well? Or can anyone think of a better configuration?
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So the room is 13ft wide (across the walls with the windows). How long is the room?
Soundwise, its generally better to have the LCRs on the narrow wall, so that you are not sitting up against the opposite wall.

I think I would place the screen over one of the windows and mount the projector to the duct soffit.

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Not a bad idea, but I would hate to lose the natural light throughout the day, when we aren't using that half of the room for movie watching.

I would also have an issue with couch placement I think ... as the doorway to the right would be blocked almost...I would also have to run power/cables up to that area which would kind of suck. The proposed method is decent, because the projector will be right along the wall with power/hdmi already to my receiver.

Do you think the w1070 will throw 120" + or should I get the short throw version? w1080st to get 120"-140" ?

Or also considering the new and un reviewed Acer H6510BD...

I was thinking of getting book shelf speakers for the 2 fronts LR and a decent center + sub .. and mounting to small bookshelfs in the corners fore the 5.1 effect.
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any idears on that?
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Do you guys think the W1070 can throw 120" + at 11 feet ceiling mounted? or is that asking too much and I should go with the w1080st ?
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Powered Retractable screen over the window?
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Do you guys think the W1070 can throw 120" + at 11 feet ceiling mounted? or is that asking too much and I should go with the w1080st ?

Take a look at the projector calculator at the Benq site. That will answer your questions.
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Yeah, I was afraid it might not be able to throw it at 11 feet ... so I am now thinking of the W1080ST or the W710ST...those can definitely do it. Save $500 and go 720p too, if I did the 710ST ... I might just do it, since this is my first projector setup.
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I guess I don't understand what you are asking. Are you saying you need to mount it right at 11' or that is the furthest from the screen you can mount it?

According to the Benq calculator for a 120" screen you are limited to the following distances:

W710ST 6'3" to 6'11"
W1080ST 6'0" to 7'3"
W1070 10'1" to 13'0"

So... either way the W1070 would work. If you can mount it closer than 11' to the screen then the W710ST and W1080ST would also work.
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