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granroth: Keystone digitally alters the picture so it won't be as pristine as without it. Can't you mount the PJ lower or raise the screen?

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Is this still a valid contender in 2015

I am looking at upgrading my epson TW2000 and this is the cheapest projector available to me at present in the uk. Works out around $1500. The espson 5030 is nearly twice as much at around $2800
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Hey there. I've installed my PJ at a similar height to yours with a 2.35:1 screen and I have had no image issues. The PJ is 5.7 from the screen.

I have to same mount too.

You can angle the mount down and set the image with vertical and horizontal and keystone settings. Keystone will straighten out a projection that is wider or narrower at the top or bottom. Vertical and horizontal will offset the image if the PJ isn't centred exactly.
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granroth: Keystone digitally alters the picture so it won't be as pristine as without it. Can't you mount the PJ lower or raise the screen?
Thanks, guys!

I'm aware of the general concepts of lens shift and keystone correction, but don't yet know the specifics on how those interplay with my new Panny. I was wondering if the lens shift can compensate for those 2", but it does sound like from your descriptions that it won't and that I'd need to keystone it.

The reason I was confused was because the manual does talk about 100% vertical shift, but it wasn't clear from their description if keystone was involved or not at that point.

Well, I am in the process of mounting it now and I'll do my own experimenting.

And yes, I am definitely capable of lowering the PJ if necessary (using an extension rod) or possibly raising the screen (dunno yet). Knowing the capabilities and ramifications of the projector will determine if I need to do either.
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My pj is a full 8" above the top of the screen and I use almost all of the available horizontal lens shift as well, and I don't need keystone correction at all.
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Here are pictures of my lens shift details. The lens is 8" higher than the top of the screen, and about 17" left of center. As you can see by looking at the lens shift joystick, if I didn't need so much horizontal shift, I'd still have plenty more vertical range left.
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Is this still a valid contender in 2015

I am looking at upgrading my epson TW2000 and this is the cheapest projector available to me at present in the uk. Works out around $1500. The espson 5030 is nearly twice as much at around $2800
It's a great contender if 2.35 screen is important to you...the auto lens shift is just a fantastic feature. It's still a very good contender even if 1.78 is your screen.

Add to this the flexibility in the installation options exceeds other pjs in the same class. Coincidentally, the recent posts are talking about offsetting the pj's install, which this pj can do without compromising pq from a few inches to several feet... @DKaps gave a perfect example.

Finally, at a price of 1499 or less, it's an excellent value that will hold you over for at least 3-5 years so you can justify upgrading to a UHD pj when more 4k material is widespread.

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is this bright enough for 3d if i dont own a man cave - i am talking about watching some 3d films at night but with white walls and some ambient low lighting.

i understand that there is a big drop in brightness and that even though its classed as 2400 lumens in reality its not very bright (according to some reviews)

also does it need any special mount for the ceiling - i used to own a PT1000 (the first in the range and i have a mount for that which has worked for my epson as well) . will this fit the PT8000
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