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post #1 of 3 Old 08-28-2012, 07:15 PM - Thread Starter
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I am about to embark on a HT build on a 10.3 ' by 20.5 ' room. I wanted to put the projector at the back so it would fit nice in between these soffits I will build, but I dont know what to do about the placement. I don't mind spending some money on the projector, say less than 10k. Does the zoom function affect the image quality that much? Will most of the projectors mentioned on here (like the benqw7000, jvc, epson), be able to handle this throw distance?

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With a narrow but long room, I would go with an AT screen. This will allow you to go with a decent sized screen and cause less problems with front speaker placement. If you are mainly into movies, I would consider a scope screen. One of the main problems with zooming an image is the loss of light output. As long as you select your screen correctly to your projector, size and gain, this should not be a problem.

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Also, I would think about a Dalite HP screen:  its retro-reflective character means that less light will be directed to the side walls, thus causing less reflected light from them.

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